Teachers' Action Plan Overview

This overview will explain how to create a document that will help teachers and schools to reflect and evaluate their actions and systematically record their intentions in a document called an action plan. The action plan is a curriculum document and can be organized in several different ways. The organization used for this discussion has the following categories:

Developing an Action Plan will help clarify what you as a teacher (school or district) intend to do and focus your actions to match your desires and communicate them to others.

You are encouraged to download any parts you choose and edit them to create your own Action Plan.

Teachers' Action Plan Content Outline and Samples

General Learning, Education, and Schooling Philosophy

Classroom Related Philosophy Statements -

  1. Students
  2. Teachers
  3. Learning
  4. Social interactions (grouping)
  5. Educational Programs

The classroom related philosophy statements were selected so any topic related to a school curriculum will fall within one of the five categories. If you find a topic, which you think might not, I would appreciate hearing your thoughts.

Classroom Related Policy Statements -
To facilitate learning I will guarantee this kind of:

The classroom related policy statements are guarantees made by a teacher, to students, administrators, parents, or community members. You should edit by adding or removing any statements that are not consistent with your stance. However, to gain student acceptance, you may want consider how to present them to students. Students may be asked to make suggestion to edit them or to write their own policies as individuals or in a class meeting. If you are making a district action plan, you would also include policy statements for administrators. Policy statements for students and administrators are not included among the samples.

Procedures for Implementing Teacher Policies -

Procedure statements are descriptions of the actions the teacher, student, or administrator make to implement the policies. Or to meet the guarantees

Expected Outcomes

Expected outcomes are descriptions of what is hoped to be achieved or happen when the procedures are carried out.


The documents are working documents, not finished. It should be obvious that philosophy statements must flow consistently through all categories to the expected outcomes. While there are infinite possibilities the consistent relationships from philosophy to policies to procedures and expected outcomes is what is needed to communicate a professional educators' conceptual framework or knowledge base to reflect on and make informed decisions. It is what is needed to bring educational practices together with research and wisdom of practice.

Good Luck and Enjoy!

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Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes