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