For Teachers

PIP for
Teachers is intended specifically for classroom teachers, but may be useful to
anyone who is in a student/teacher relationship with someone else.  The traits, qualities, and principles reflect
“good teaching” regardless of the setting or situation.

thirty-four statements are also a useful guide for parents or others who are
interested in evaluating a specific teacher.

Teachers may
develop a “teaching quotient” for themselves by reading each of the thirty-four
statements.  Using the same rating system
used earlier, decide if the statement is, for you, almost always true ,
usually true , sometimes true , seldom true , or never true .

Place your
rating in the blank at the left of the statement.  Once you have completed this process for all
thirty-four statements, add together your ratings for all thirty-four
statements and divide the total by thirty-four. 
This will give you your teaching quotient on a scale from 5 to 1.

teachers are intimately involved in the lives of their students and clearly
responsible for the education of those students, your teaching quotient goal
should be at least 4.5.

PIP Elements

1. accepting

2. assertive

3. attractive


5. consistent

6. dependable

7. decisive

8. energetic

9. flexible

10. gentle

11. helpful

12. involved

13. loyal

14. patient

15. playful

16. positive

17. open

18. relaxed




22. tolerant

Other Relationships

Now that you have evaluated your
marriage and family relationships, it may be useful for you to now look at
other relationships in which you are involved. 
Again, this is not a test.  It is,
rather, a way of focusing on your interpersonal strengths and on those positive
interpersonal elements to which you may want to give a little more time and

There are twenty-two PIP
elements.  Together they represent those
qualities and traits that are seen in people who are both positive and effective
interpersonally.  Again, the key is to
spend most of your time doing what you do well, while spending some time and
effort increasing those things that you do less well or less often.

One at a time, add each of the
twenty-two elements to this statement: “I am __________ in my relationships
with other people.”  For example, “I am
accepting in my relationships with other people.”

Using the same rating system used
for your marriage and family relationships, decide if the statement is almost
always true , usually true , sometimes true , seldom true , or
almost never true for you.  Enter the
number you have given yourself on the blank to the left of the element.

Once you have completed the process
for all twenty-two elements, add together the ratings for all elements and
divide the total by twenty-two.  The
results will be a number from “1” to “5”. 
The goal is to achieve a score of “4” or above within all of your relationships.  This overall score may be referred to as your
interpersonal index.