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Standard 1: Learner Development An understanding of learner development is necessary to reach

The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, maximum success in the classroom. My instruction meets learners
recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary needs cognitively, emotionally and socially. In the following link, I
individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, display evidence of meeting the developmental needs of various
social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and learners.
implements developmentally appropriate and challenging
learning experiences.
Standard 2: Learning Differences Sensitivity and understanding of different cultures and communities is
The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and imperative in the classroom. Implementing diversity into lessons is a
diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive way to ensure the students that their unique differences amongst one
learning environments that enable each learner to meet high another are seen, heard, and valued. Evidence of this standard is found
standards. in the following links.

Standard 3: Learning Environments It is important to build interpersonal relationships as an educator. It is

The teacher works with others to create environments that also important for the educator to model positive social interaction and
support individual and collaborative learning, and that engagement for the students. The following link provides evidence of
encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in a positive learning environment that encourages social interaction
learning, and self-motivation. amongst peers in the classroom.
Standard 4: Content Knowledge A high level of content knowledge is required as an educator. In my
The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of student teaching experience, I have learned that content knowledge is
inquiry, and structures of the discipline he or she teaches and most meaningful to students when there’s a real-life application
creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the involved. In the following link, I display a high level of content
discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure knowledge, and, apply that in a way student are engaged with the
mastery of the content. lesson.

Standard 5: Application of Content Connecting concepts between the different subjects allows for students
The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use to critically think on a much higher level. Throughout my student
differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, teaching experience, I have been given plentiful opportunity to
creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to combine content across the curriculum in a way my students enjoy.
authentic local and global issues. The following links provide evidence of this sort of learning.

Standard 6: Assessment Monitoring learner progress is essential as an educator. Below is a link

The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of that displays my use of a pre-assessment, post-assessment and record
assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to of student data to keep track of my students’ academic performance.
monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher's and
learner's decision making.
Standard 7: Planning for Instruction During student teaching, I was able to pre-assess my students and
The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in adjust my lesson plans according to the results. I planned lessons in
meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge ways that met the needs of various learners. I included the importance
of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and of community and school values into my teaching. The following links
pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the display evidence of me meeting this standard.
community context.
Standard 8: Instructional Strategies I have used a variety of instructional strategies. This is imperative
The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional because not every student learns exactly alike. When more teaching
strategies to encourage learners to develop deep strategies are used in the classroom, greater is the learning outcome.
understanding of content areas and their connections, and to There is evidence of creative and relevant instruction provided in the
build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. link below.
Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice Ongoing self-evaluation is essential as an educator. I kept a journal
The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and with my mentor teacher. This is where areas of improvement and
uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, positive feedback was noted between both of us. I have learned that is
particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on helpful to receive constructive feedback from other professionals.
others (learners, families, other professionals, and the
community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each
learner. behavior-management.html
Standard 10: Leadership and Collaboration  I was able to participate in meetings, events and field trips throughout
The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and student teaching. Building relationships with other faculty members
opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to and communicating with parents is essential as an educator. I’ve been
collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school given a ton of opportunity to embody what it means to be a leader.
professionals, and community members to ensure learner Evidence of this standard is provided in the link below.
growth, and to advance the profession. 