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P 4640 Teaching Standards

District teaching standards include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that students are actively participating and are successful in the learning process.

  • Teacher will monitor and manage student learning by specific assessment vehicles.

  • Student and teacher will be prepared and knowledgeable of the curricular content.

  • Teacher will maintain students' on task behavior.

  • Teacher will use professional communications and interactions with the school community.

  • Teacher will remain current on instructional knowledge.

  • Teacher will seek and explore changes in teaching behaviors that will enhance student learning.

  • Teacher will act responsibly in the overall mission of the school

  • Teacher creates learning experiences that make the subject matter meaningful.

  • Teacher demonstrates knowledge of the subject matter by implementing instruction pertinent to the subject matter.

  • Teacher provides learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social and personal development of all students.

  • Teacher cultivates the unique skills and talents of every student.

  • Teacher will use a variety of instructional activities of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

  • Teacher creates a positive learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning, positive social interactions and self-motivation.

  • Teacher models effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques with students and parents to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction in the classroom.

  • Teacher will use formal and informal strategies to assess learners' progress.

  • Teacher will actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally in order to improve learning for all students.

  • Teacher will maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, colleagues and community members.

Final standards for teaching in the District will be in place by June 30, 2010.

Last modified: May 23, 2011

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