Insights

Agency

In the classroom, teachers are masters of their domain, preparing lessons and creating classroom environments. While things might not always go as planned, teachers feel empowered to change course as needed. This is not the case outside of the classroom where teachers are unaccustomed to a similar sense of agency. Too few opportunities exist for teachers to voice their thoughts, and when they do exist, many do not believe they can influence feedback and evaluation systems. This situation creates redundancies and inefficiencies in the classroom where teachers do what’s required to satisfy protocol while creating individual (and often times unarticulated) processes for their students.