Collective efficacy is about the overwhelming power that school teams have to impact change when they join together to solve problems. Collective efficacy is high when educators believe that they are capable of helping students master complex content, fostering students’ creativity, and getting students to believe they can do well in school.
Expectations that they can successfully achieve their intended goals results in the confidence, resiliency, and persistence needed to overcome inequities and challenges.
Many school leaders are asking: How do we foster a sense of collective efficacy among teachers to realize better outcomes for students? Information about how efficacy beliefs are formed and ways to influence a staff’s interpretation of their effectiveness will be shared along with examples and success stories.