Teaching Experience



Commitment to Students and Learning

  • Plan and deliver lessons that challenge students without overwhelming them.
  • Teach students strategies for exerting effective effort, e.g. time management, study skills, knowledge, reflective learning and use of resources including teacher, family, and peers.
  • Adapt research and other information on students’ developmental stages and how students think and use a variety of instructional strategies when students do not master learning objectives.


Knowledge of Subject Matter and How to Teach to Students Needs

  • Plan instruction in specific thinking skills and learning experiences that require student use of those skills.
  • Anticipate student misconceptions, difficulties, and confusion and adjusts instruction accordingly.
  • Model and teach a variety of organizational strategies to link ideas and develop understanding.
  • Identify the appropriate criteria for students’ demonstration of understanding of curricular objectives and communicate them explicitly.
  • Integrate a variety of technology tools and applications into instructional design and implementation.


Establishment of Expectations to Enhance the Learning Environment

  • Create a classroom atmosphere that fosters students using each other as sources of knowledge, listening to, and showing respect for others’ contributions.
  • Encourage all students to participate in class discussions and to take risks in the learning process.
  • Maximize engaged student learning time by appropriately pacing lessons, making seamless transitions, having materials ready and organized, etc.


Assessment, Analysis, and Adaption of Student Data

  • Use assessment data to ensure that every student is progressing toward state, local, and school system standards.
  • Adjust assessments to meet the needs of stu­dents with differing learning styles or special needs.
  • Adapt instruction based on assessment information; re-teaches using different strategies when assessment indicates lack of mastery.

 Commitment to Continuous Improvement and Professional Development

  • Participate in workshops, conferences, activities sponsored by professional organizations.
  • Review current research; uses current research as a foundation for planning instructional content and delivery.
  • Share materials and experiences with colleagues; plans, evaluates and reflects with colleagues on lessons.



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