TSAS and the Temporal Nature of Teacher Efficacy

Your Teacher Self-Assessment Scales (TSAS) results are a snapshot in time, but teacher efficacy as measured by a self-assessment is a fluid concept, meaning that it can change rapidly and at significant levels even in a short amount of time. While that's interesting, the most important aspect of teacher efficacy is that it "corresponds" or "mediates" with performance (i,e. the higher our efficacy for teaching, the more likely we will enact what we know to be more effective teaching techniques and strategies). If you wish to learn more about this concept, we encourage you to read a summary of the research in the journal Principal (Protheroe, 2008, www.naesp.org…).

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