The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements develop-mentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
Teaching Standard 1
The teacher uses understanding of learners’ commonalities and individual differences within and across diverse communities to design inclusive learning experiences that enable each learner to meet high standards.
Teaching Standard 2
The teacher collaborates with others to build a positive learning climate marked by respect, rigor, and responsibility.
Teaching Standard 3.1
The teacher manages the learning environment to engage learners actively
Teaching Standard 3.2
The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches.
Teaching Standard 4.1
The teacher creates learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
Teaching Standard 4.2
The teacher connects concepts, perspectives from varied disciplines, and interdisciplinary themes to real world problems and issues.
Teaching Standard 5.1
The teacher engages learners in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication to address authentic local and global issues.
Teaching Standard 5.2
The teacher uses, designs or adapts multiple methods of assessment to document, monitor and support learner progress appropriate for learning goals and objectives.
Teaching Standard 6.1
The teacher uses assessment to engage learners in their own growth.
Teaching Standard 6.2
The teacher implements assessments in an ethical manner and minimizes bias to enable learners to display the full extent of their learning.
Teaching Standard 6.3
The teacher selects, creates, and sequences learning experiences and performance tasks that support learners in reaching rigorous curriculum goals based on content standards and cross-disciplinary skills.
Teaching Standard 7.1
The teacher plans instruction based on information from formative and summative assessments as well as other sources and systematically adjusts plans to meet each student’s learning needs.
Teaching Standard 7.2
The teacher plans instruction by collaborating with colleagues, specialists, community resources, families and learners to meet individual learning needs.
Teaching Standard 7.3
The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies and makes learning accessible to all learners.
Teaching Standard 8.1
The teacher engages in continuous professional learning to more effectively meet the needs of each learner.
Teaching Standard 9.1
The teacher encourages learners to develop deep understanding of content areas, makes connections across content, and applies content knowledge in meaningful ways.
Teaching Standard 8.2
The teacher uses evidence to continually evaluate the effects of his/her decisions on others and adapts professional practices to better meet learners’ needs.
Teaching Standard 9.2
The teacher practices the profession in an ethical manner.
Teaching Standard 9.3
The teacher collaborates with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth.
Teaching Standard 10.1
The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning and to advance the profession.