Standard 5: Professionalism
Candidates adopt a reflective practitioner stance toward teaching, learning, and collaboration with parents, colleagues and students that embraces inquiry, reciprocity and critique.
5.1 Approaches learning through a reflective stance, one that includes raising questions, applying critical criteria, and re-imagining what has been accomplished.
5.2 Demonstrates openness to learning and growing as a teacher.
5.3 Utilizes inquiry and critique to assess and revision teaching and learning.
5.4 Modifies instruction through action research inquiry to meet needs of learners.
5.5 Uses technology and other media to enhance life-long learning.
5.6 Applies and implements a reflective practitioner stance in working with parents, administrators, and members of the larger community by actively listening and constructing relationships that are equitable and reciprocal.
5.7 Demonstrates openness to learning and growing as a teacher and professional
5.8 Understands the ethical, legal, social, and human issues that comprise their professional bailiwick.
5.9 Involved in life-long learning activities and opportunities across various contexts and settings.