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About this Survey
Teacher wellness has a significant impact on school climate, student learning, and student social-emotional development. Yet teacher stress and burnout continue to present retention and turnover challenges in districts: 85 percent of teachers have reported that work-life imbalance affects their ability to teach. More than one in five new teachers leave the profession within their first five years of teaching—and this attrition is substantially worse in high-poverty schools.
And, this school year, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that teachers and staff are managing higher levels of stress and grappling with physical health, mental health, and emotional wellbeing concerns.
By gathering educator perceptions of their wellbeing through surveys, schools can assess the quality of the work environment, help prevent teacher turnover, and develop targeted programs and professional development that address adult well-being and job satisfaction.
Panorama's teacher wellbeing survey was developed by the Panorama research team, including Dr. Hunter Gehlbach and Dr. Samuel Moulton, using advanced survey methodology. It includes topics such as Well-Being, Belonging, School Climate, Teaching Efficacy, and Staff-Leadership Relationships to help leadership teams identify needs and design support systems for teachers and staff.
All of these topics, and the questions within each topic, are grounded in educational research that shows, for example, how teachers across all grades teach best when they feel competent and connected, and avoid burnout when they feel supported and impactful.
Elevating teacher and staff voices on well-being and social-emotional learning
The Panorama teacher and staff wellbeing survey exists as a set of scales, or groups of survey questions, each focused on a single construct, or topic (e.g., Teaching Efficacy, Well-Being). Schools and districts can select the topics that align with their strategic priorities and school improvement goals.
We recommend choosing between four and seven topics so that teachers and/or staff can complete short, focused surveys that still deliver valuable information on their attitudes perceptions, and experiences at school. The questions are applicable to all types of K-12 school settings—including public, independent, and charter schools—and to communities serving students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds.
After the survey administration, Panorama compiles the survey results and gives school leaders and administrators direct access to the insights—along with strategies, training, and professional development to take action on the data. The feedback from teachers and staff can guide district and school planning, school policies and practices, resources and supports, and professional development programs.
For school leaders and district leadership teams interested in Panorama's advanced data analysis and survey reporting programs, get in touch with us here.
Faculty and staff perceptions of their own professional well-being.
Example Question: During the past week, how often did you feel engaged at work?
How much faculty and staff feel that they are valued members of the school community.
Example Question: How connected do you feel to other adults at your school?
Staff-Leadership Relationships -
Perceptions of faculty and staff relationships with school leaders.
Example Question: When you face challenges at work, how supportive are your school leaders?
Teaching Efficacy -
Faculty perceptions of their professional strengths and areas for growth.
Example Question: How confident are you that you can help your school's most challenging students to learn?
Teacher Self-Reflection -
Faculty perceptions of their professional strengths and areas for growth related to social-emotional learning.
Example Question: What is the most effective thing that you do to model social-emotional learning for your students?
Measuring Adult Social-Emotional Wellbeing With Panorama
For Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (NC), social-emotional learning starts with adults. Kathy FitzJefferies, Safe and Drug Free Program Manager, shares her experience working with Panorama to gather teacher and staff feedback: "When we were looking at data for the teachers, it was obvious that there were struggles for them. And we realized we needed to address adult SEL. Having that Panorama data has been eye-opening for a lot of our staff members."
Get survey results at your fingertips
Panorama's leading analytics platform brings your teacher wellbeing survey results into one place for exploration and action planning.
See what teachers and staff are telling you
Use Panorama reports to understand teachers' experiences, perceptions, and feedback. See reports broken down by topic, question, and demographics.
Identify strengths and areas of need
Explore trends in teacher and staff experiences and perceptions. Bookmark important data to share and discuss with colleagues.
Take action to support teachers and staff
Leverage Panorama's expert protocols and professional development services to move from data analysis to action planning.
Learn more about Panorama's survey programs
Schedule a demo with our team or give us a call at (617)-356-8123