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