INTASC Standards Addressed:
Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice—The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
Standard 10: Leadership and Collaboration—The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.
Personal Teaching Philosophy: Video
Professional Dispositions Statement
The professional disposition statement is an in-depth statement that demonstrates high standards in the classroom and other professional settings. It convincingly exhibits evidence of behaviors consistent with equity and the belief that all students can learn. It skillfully displays ethical behaviors such as honesty, fairness, and integrity. I provide a thorough description of how assessment results support the presented professional disposition statement, and provide a reflection that thoroughly explains personal growth in professional dispositions with substantial examples throughout my program of study. I am able to identify steps to improve my personal professional dispositions.
Personal Teaching Philosophy Video
Reflective practice is crucial in education and becomes the foundation for ongoing growth and development as a professional. Here, I reflect on how I plan to continue growing in my practice and how to utilize school/district, academic, and personal resources to help myself continue to grow as a professional educator. I discuss the how I embody the College of Education’s philosophy to learn, lead, and serve and I discuss how the philosophy has developed and changed over time. I touch on how technology draws complex connections to learning opportunities for all students, and end with how my Christian worldview affects me as a teacher, the classroom student, and the community.
Professional Growth Plan
Teachers who are dedicated to their profession and to improving the lives of students will continually look for ways to grow and learn. The best way to ensure that learning is prioritized is to create a professional growth plan. I begin by analyzing my teaching performances and evaluations over the course of my student teaching experience and my program. I consider areas I would like to improve upon, focusing on those that would have the most effect on improving student outcomes. I derive 3 goals from these focuses that are exceptional and realistic. I include a well thought-out action timeline to complete my professional learning goals and list available resources that are substantial and proficiently assist in accomplishing the goals.
When seeking future job opportunities, I will need a professional resume to present to a school/district highlighting my education, certification, and professional experience. A résumé provides potential employers with an idea of who I am. I've developed a statement and objective to describe myself and how I stand out from other candidates.