Teacher to Teacher Consistency

Effective ways to send clear, consistent messages that children can rely on

Teacher to teacher consistency focuses on effective communication and collaboration between adults in the classroom. When educators are on the same page and send consistent messages about classroom expectations and rules, children view adults as a reliable source of support.

Hallmarks of This Strategy

Prioritize Collaboration

Make time to plan as a team so everyone is on the same page.

Be Consistent

Use consistent rules, messaging and strategies so that children know what to expect as they work with different educators.

Navigate Differences

Resolve differences effectively and in ways that maintain a positive classroom environment.


Teacher to Teacher Consistency: Key Strategies

In this lesson, we explore the importance of consistency among adults in the classroom. We offer strategies to improve collaboration and communication between educators, and tips for resolving disagreements effectively.


Additional Resources

Guide to Improving Teacher to Teacher Consistency (Español)

Learn more about this strategy and its importance, and learn tips for trying it in your classroom.

Classroom Collaboration Workstyle Discussion Guide

Use this questionnaire to guide discussions about your preferred work practices with your teaching team.

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