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Collaboration & Self Assessment

Teachers and schools that engage in instructional collaboration have better overall student achievement. Moreover, teachers improve at greater rates when they work in schools with environments that support teaching, learning, research, compromise, respect, reliability, risk-taking, hard work and fun!

  • I am always open to collaboration. Two heads are often better than one. I am easily inspired, and thrive off creative dialogue with colleagues. I would be cautious when

collaborating with someone who openly does not want my help yet my door is always open.

A successful collaboration includes two or more people working together toward a common goal. Effective communication is required to keep the collaboration going. In a networked world, we rely heavily on digital media. Educators today should seek collaborative digital solutions to further enhance their social and emotional learning environment.

  • I enjoy working with colleagues who think differently than myself. I’m a hard worker, intelligent, polite, kind, motivated, flexible and of course modest. :-)

Also, I have experience writing curriculum, facilitating professional development and teaching teachers.

Part 2: Interpersonal Skills Assessment

Hello Jennie

Thanks for completing the Skills You Need Interpersonal Skills Self-Assessment.

Your overall score was: 89%

Based on the answers you provided you have excellent interpersonal skills, well above average. You probably already enjoy a variety of meaningful and successful relationships with other people, you understand others and they understand you. You are a 'people person' and would probably be well suited to a career path that involves dealing with different types of people on a regular basis.

Listening Skills

Your score: 83% (Above Average) (You rated your listening skills as: Average)

Based on the answers you provided your listening skills are classed as good, you are an above average listener. You are more likely to enjoy more meaningful relationships and are less likely to misunderstand what others are communicating – you don’t just

hear what is being said, but bring together the verbal and nonverbal signals to gain an

accurate interpretation of other people’s views and opinions. You should continue to

practice your listening skills and try to avoid picking up any bad listening habits.

Emotional Intelligence

Your score: 100% (Above Average)

Your score for the emotional intelligence part of the assessment was above average. Emotional intelligence is a measure of how well you understand and deal with your emotions and the emotions of others. As you have scored well in this section it is likely that you usually understand your emotions and those of others quite well. A higher emotional intelligence means that you are more likely to enjoy a more satisfying and successful career and better relationships with others. You may be more suited than most to counsel people when they are experiencing problems.

Verbal Communication

Your score: 68% (Average)

(You rated your verbal communication skills as: Average)

Your verbal or spoken communication is average, most people fall into this category. As with all elements of interpersonal skills you should aim to work on improving your ability to communicate effectively using your voice saying the right things at the right times to enhance the communication process. When you speak to others take time to think about what you are saying and how you are saying it remember that understanding is the goal of successful communication, how could you improve your message?

Communicating in Groups

Your score: 97% (Above Average)

You usually communicate well in a group situation - your skills in this area are above average. You are probably quite a confident person who feels comfortable making appropriate contributions in group settings. Although how you behave in a groups

situation is linked to your self-esteem, your ability to listen and process information and speak effectively are also important - you may find it useful to watch others the next time you are in a group situation for ideas on how you can improve your communication skills further.

Part 4: The Big Five Personality Test

Here are your results:

situation is linked to your self-esteem, your ability to listen and process information and speak effectively


High scorers tend to be original, creative, curious, complex; Low scorers tend to be conventional, down to earth, narrow interests, uncreative.

You enjoy having novel experiences and seeing things in new ways.


(Your percentile: 95)


High scorers tend to be reliable, well organized, self-disciplined, careful; Low scorers

tend to be disorganized, undependable, and negligent.

You are very well organized, and can be relied upon.

(Your percentile: 94)


High scorers tend to be sociable, friendly, fun loving, talkative; Low scorers tend to be

introverted, reserved, inhibited, and quiet.

You are extremely outgoing, social, and energetic.

(Your percentile: 99)


High scorers tend to be good-natured, sympathetic, forgiving, courteous; Low scorers

tend to be critical, rude, harsh, and callous.

You are good-natured, courteous, and supportive.

(Your percentile: 98)

Negative Emotionality

High scorers tend to be nervous, high-strung, insecure, worrying; Low scorers tend to be calm, relaxed, secure, hardy.

You probably remain calm, even in tense situations.

(Your percentile: 11)