|1. Content Knowledge: The teacher
understands the central concepts, methods
of inquiry, and structures of the
discipline(s) and creates learning
experiences that make the content
meaningful to all students.
|2. Human Development and
Learning: The teacher
understands how individuals grow, develop
and learn and provides learning
opportunities that support the
intellectual, social, and personal
development of all students.
|3. Diversity: The teacher
understands how students differ in their
approaches to learning and creates
instructional opportunities that are
adapted to diverse learners.
|4. Planning for
Instruction: The teacher understands
instructional planning and designs
instruction based upon knowledge of the
discipline, students, the community, and
|5. Learning Environment: The teacher uses an
understanding of individual and group
motivation and behavior to create a
learning environment that encourages
positive social interaction, active
engagement in learning, and
Delivery: The teacher
understands and uses a variety of
instructional strategies to encourage
students' development of critical
thinking, problem solving, and
|7. Communication: The teacher uses knowledge
of effective written, verbal, nonverbal,
and visual communication techniques to
foster active inquiry, collaboration, and
supportive interaction in the classroom.
|8. Assessment: The teacher understands
various formal and informal assessment
strategies and uses them to support the
continuous development of all students.
Relationships: The teacher understands the
role of the community in education and
develops and maintains collaborative
relationships with colleagues,
parents/guardians, and the community to
support student learning and well-being.
|10. Reflection and
Professional Growth: The teacher is a reflective
practitioner who continually evaluates
how choices and actions affect students,
parents, and other professionals in the
learning community and actively seeks
opportunities to grow professionally.
|11. Professional Conduct
and Leadership: The teacher understands
education as a profession, maintains
standards of professional conduct, and
provides leadership to improve student
learning and well-being.