Tools and Tactics for Improving Teacher Performance (Part 2) [7FMS Ep. #126]

by Daniel Patterson


Nate and I had a looooong conversation about teacher performance…

And we decided to cut it into two parts (just as an experiment).

This is part 2 of that conversation.

In this conversation, we discussed measuring teacher performance:

  • The tools to use
  • The metrics to track
  • The pitfalls to avoid
  • The results you’ll enjoy

Click below to listen to the episode.

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Mentoring and coaching your team for success
  • Measuring team success: 3 key areas and creating your own metrics
  • Boosting team motivation with gamification and building trust
  • Habit-building science: overcoming fear and resistance for all
  • Setting up internal systems for team success
  • Retaining team members long-term
  • Inspiring a growth mindset in your team

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Show Notes

Here are the resources we mentioned in the episode above…

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones |  Sometimes people try to jump for intensity much too quickly when it’s actually smarter to start with something smaller… this book is a guideline for building strong habits step by step.


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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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