The Teacher Tapp app asks teachers three questions each day at 3:30pm and then allows teachers to find out how other teachers answered the questions and delivers a daily bullet of professional development. The community of teachers is gradually revealing a picture of what affects teacher’s morale, effectiveness, and likelihood to stay in the classroom, whilst simultaneously making teachers more aware of their own working conditions.
Answering the daily questions isn’t a big commitment – we find it takes between 7 and 15 SECONDS each day. It is designed with busy teachers in mind. Do it while wandering back to the staffroom when school finishes, or while walking to your car, or while sitting on the bus or train, or while waiting for a kettle to boil at home, or while sitting in front of the television.
Anyone can download the app, but the survey questions are currently designed for those who work in a school in England, whether state or private. The questions are really designed for teachers, rather than teaching assistants or other staff, though you may find many interesting.
For now, teachers in early years settings, further education, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the rest of the world won’t find the questions make sense a lot of the time. We will be giving you more suitable questions in the near future.