PIP for Teachers is intended specifically for classroom teachers, but may be useful to anyone who is in a student/teacher relationship with someone else. The traits, qualities, and principles reflect “good teaching” regardless of the setting or situation.
The thirty-four statements are also a useful guide for parents or others who are interested in evaluating a specific teacher.
Teachers may develop a “teaching quotient” for themselves by reading each of the thirty-four statements. Using the same rating system used earlier, decide if the statement is, for you, almost always true (5), usually true (4), sometimes true (3), seldom true (2), or never true (1).
Place your rating in the blank at the left of the statement. Once you have completed this process for all thirty-four statements, add together your ratings for all thirty-four statements and divide the total by thirty-four. This will give you your teaching quotient on a scale from 5 to 1.
Since teachers are intimately involved in the lives of their students and clearly responsible for the education of those students, your teaching quotient goal should be at least 4.5.