(InTASC Standard # 7) 10. teaching skills that are supported by current research on teaching, by theory, and in the wisdom of practice and that promote student learning. (InTASC Standards # 1, 4, 5) 11. faculty that model the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of our graduates. 12. opportunities for students to develop skills and dispositions that enable the conscientious and creative use of current technologies. (InTASC Standard # 8) 13. opportunities for students to think reflectively and solve problems creatively in order to facilitate intentional action and deliberate instructional decision making and life-long learning. (InTASC Standard # 9) 14. opportunities for students to develop a servant-leader model of life-style founded upon the Christian values which emphasizes the self-worth and contributions of each individual. 10
Taylor University Dispositions “Developing competent, caring and reflective teachers prepared for world service” Dispositions are the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth. Dispositions are guided by beliefs and attitudes related to values such as caring, fairness, honesty, responsibility, and social justice. In each of the following, you as the teacher , indicate your level of progress in the development of the following dispositions. Competent : A competent teacher possesses content knowledge to help all students learn as well as pedagogical skills and knowledge to help all students learn. The candidate with content and pedagogical knowledge: Disposition Outstanding Average Unsatisfactory 1. is enthusiastic toward teaching. 5 4 3 2 1 2. values increased level of content knowledge 5 4 3 2 1 3. is committed to continuous learning. 5 4 3 2 1 4. values flexibility necessary to adapt instruction to student needs. 5 4 3 2 1 5. values short and long range planning. 5 4 3 2 1 6. values differing assessment strategies. 5 4 3 2 1 7. values differing pedagogical strategies to help students learn. 5 4 3 2 1 Caring : A caring teacher is learner-centered and strives to serve the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of each and every student. Positive relationships are established and time is taken to discover his/her students’ needs and interests. A candidate with a caring attitude: Disposition Outstanding Average Unsatisfactory 1. demonstrates patience. 5 4 3 2 1 2. demonstrates a caring and positive attitude toward others. 5 4 3 2 1 3. responds positively to challenges 5 4 3 2 1 4. demonstrates understanding, regard, and sensitivity to individuals of diverse races, cultures, religions, disabilities, socioeconomics, and gender 5 4 3 2 1 5. believes all children can learn. 5 4 3 2 1 11
Reflective: A reflective teacher is a thoughtful individual who is intrinsically motivated to analyze a situation, set goals, plan and monitor actions, evaluate results, and reflect on his/her own professional thinking.
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