Professional Development Survey Questions for Teachers

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

As an administrator, you may be interested in learning more about your teachers' professional development experiences and needs. This lesson offers you some survey questions that will help you learn as much as possible from your faculty.

Why Survey Teachers?

Getting a solid professional development system off the ground can be a great way to increase professionalism and morale at your school. Before you make any changes, though, you will want to find out what professional development your teachers have already done. You will also want to learn about what has worked for them and what has not, and where they feel their biggest professional development needs lie.

One of the best ways to get this information is by surveying your faculty. Surveys are wonderful tools because they allow you to collect exactly the information you need in a reasonably fair and objective way. Giving teachers a survey sends a clear message that you care about their opinions and experiences. Analyzing a survey can give you substantial data to work with when planning and making budgeting decisions, and you might even be surprised by some of the things you learn about your teachers.

A few key things to keep in mind when implementing a survey among teachers are:

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