Guiding Principles

  • Focus on behaviours that have the most
    impact on student outcomes
  • It’s not solely about the feedback data, it
    is what you do with it
  • The gap between our intent and impact
    is where the insights lie


EI for Teachers helps educators develop their practice. EI does this by analysing eight areas of teaching practice which research tells us drive teacher effectiveness and student outcomes.


Teaching Strategies and Behaviours

EI for Teachers looks at eight areas of teaching practice which research tells us drive teacher effectiveness. Here are some of our eight teaching competencies. 

Calibrating Difficulty

Making lessons an appropriate level of difficulty

  • Gaining insight into students’ current ability levels
  • Differentiating based on student progress and ability
  • Setting ‘stretch’ targets to challenge learners

Managing the Classroom

Practising sound classroom management

  • Proactively reducing distractions from learning
  • Quickly managing behavioural issues
  • Creating a safe learning environment

Communicating Effectively

Using communication skills to grab and hold attention and interest

  • Creating engaging activities
  • Developing interesting lessons
  • Encouraging participation in class activities

Providing Feedback

Deploying constructive, formative assessment to improve student performance

  • Offering detailed, factual and constructive feedback to students
  • Including positive feedback on work done well
  • Showing students how to correct mistakes

Teaching Competencies and Circumplex


The eight competencies, as presented in the EI circumplex, explore various behaviours and strategies of teaching practice. This facilitates discussion about things you can do better, differently, more or less, to improve the quality of learning in your classroom.

The EI Circumplex is a rich tool for analysis – but most importantly it is a conversation starter to get you talking with your colleagues in a common language.

Taking your data and insight further

EI supports the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Each question has been mapped to the relevant focus area allowing you to see a snapshot of your feedback against the associated standards. We support these insights through summary reports with detailed manhattans and gap analysis.

Educator Impact Improving Teaching Practice with feedback

Grow in the EI Portal

The Educator Impact portal gives you the opportunity to record actions and progress towards your goals, and allows you to share that progress with your colleagues and school community.

The portal has a growing library of curated resources for each competency which are recommended by fellow educators and drive improvement for your practice in your chosen competency.

Be one of the first to have your insights, actions and growth in one place.

Accreditation and professional development

Educator Impact is endorsed to provide NESA/BOSTES QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.

Successful completion of one cycle of EI’s evidence-based professional learning for teachers will contribute 4 hours of QTC Registered PD, addressing 3.6.2, 6.1.2, 6.2.2 and 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


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