7 customisable OKR examples for Teaching

What are Teaching OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Teaching. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Teaching OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Teaching Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to enhance story-based teaching-learning resources

  • ObjectiveEnhance story-based teaching-learning resources
  • Key ResultTrain 80% of educators in effective use of story-based learning resources
  • TaskIdentify training resources on story-based learning
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for educators
  • TaskMonitor and track participation rates
  • Key ResultEvaluate and improve the quality of 50% of existing story-based learning resources
  • TaskImplement improvements based on evaluation results
  • TaskAssess quality of selected resources using defined criteria
  • TaskIdentify 50% of story-based learning resources for evaluation
  • Key ResultIncrease available story-based learning resources by 25%
  • TaskDevelop 25% more story-based learning content
  • TaskImplement and distribute the new resources
  • TaskIdentify current story-based learning resources

2. OKR to enhance leadership skills in teaching

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership skills in teaching
  • Key ResultImplement one new initiative based on learnings from leadership training
  • TaskIdentify one key learning from leadership training
  • TaskLaunch the new initiative within the team
  • TaskDevelop a detailed implementation plan for this initiative
  • Key ResultAttend two specialized leadership training courses
  • TaskComplete both training courses successfully
  • TaskRegister for the chosen leadership training courses
  • TaskResearch and select two suitable specialized leadership training courses
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% positive feedback in the teacher-leadership evaluation
  • TaskAttend workshops to improve teaching and leadership skills
  • TaskImplement changes based on received feedback promptly
  • TaskSeek regular constructive feedback from colleagues and students

3. OKR to enhance my teaching effectiveness and student engagement

  • ObjectiveEnhance my teaching effectiveness and student engagement
  • Key ResultIncrease student participation rate by 20% in class discussions
  • TaskIncorporate engaging, interactive activities into lessons
  • TaskInclude participation as part of students' grades
  • TaskImplement incentives for active participation, like bonus points or rewards
  • Key ResultImplement 3 new engaging teaching strategies in class each week
  • TaskPlan and prepare to integrate 3 new methods into weekly lessons
  • TaskResearch various innovative teaching strategies each week
  • TaskMonitor students' engagement and assess strategy effectiveness
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% student comprehension rate in bi-weekly assessment tests
  • TaskProvide personalized feedback and supplementary material
  • TaskImplement bi-weekly student comprehension assessments
  • TaskDevelop clear, concise lesson plans for each topic

4. OKR to improve teaching and design methodology

  • ObjectiveEnhance teaching and design methodology
  • Key ResultIncrease student satisfaction ratings by 25%
  • Key ResultIncrease teaching effectiveness ratings by 20%
  • Key ResultDecrease course development time by 15%
  • Key ResultIncrease student knowledge retention by 20%

5. OKR to improve students' comprehension of textbook material

  • ObjectiveImprove students' comprehension of textbook material
  • Key ResultIncrease average text comprehension test scores by 20%
  • TaskUse interactive reading materials to engage students
  • TaskProvide personalized tutoring for struggling students
  • TaskImplement regular comprehension skill-building exercises
  • Key ResultImplement weekly text analysis workshops achieving 80% involvement by student body
  • TaskCommunicate workshop details through student channels
  • TaskTrack student participation and feedback for improvements
  • TaskDevelop engaging content for weekly text analysis workshops
  • Key ResultReduce percentage of students reporting text comprehension difficulties by 15%
  • TaskTrain teachers on effective literacy instruction
  • TaskProvide additional support through tutoring services
  • TaskImplement personalized reading comprehension strategies

6. OKR to improve performance and efficacy of reading teachers

  • ObjectiveImprove performance and efficacy of reading teachers
  • Key ResultImplement updated literacy teaching strategies in 80% of classrooms
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the implementation process in classrooms
  • TaskIdentify and analyze recently updated literacy teaching strategies
  • TaskConduct training sessions for teachers on updated strategies
  • Key ResultIncrease teachers' engagement in professional development workshops by 30%
  • TaskSurvey teachers regularly to tailor workshops to their needs
  • TaskImplement interactive, hands-on activities during workshops
  • TaskDevelop engaging, relevant content for professional development workshops
  • Key ResultDecrease average struggling reader count per class by 20%
  • TaskImplement personalized reading programs tailored to student’s abilities
  • TaskIncrease frequency and depth of literacy assessments
  • TaskIncorporate more interactive, engaging reading materials

7. OKR to enhance student vocabulary comprehension and application

  • ObjectiveEnhance student vocabulary comprehension and application
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% improvement in students' test scores measuring vocabulary understanding
  • TaskImplement interactive vocabulary learning apps
  • TaskIntegrate vocabulary flashcards into daily study routines
  • TaskOrganize weekly vocabulary quizzes for reinforcement
  • Key ResultIncorporate 20 new vocabulary words into each assignment to promote usage
  • TaskRequire usage of vocabulary words in assignment answers
  • TaskIdentify 20 relevant vocabulary words for each assignment
  • TaskIncorporate selected words into assignment instructions
  • Key ResultIncrease students' vocabulary retention by 30% through weekly quizzes

Best practices for managing your Teaching OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Teaching OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Teaching OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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