PLANNING AND PREPARATION

Descriptors

  • Teachers engage in a range of planning activities.
  • Teachers’ plans are founded in an understanding of contextual variables and are a record of their decisions on what teaching and learning strategies to apply. Plans outline a reasoned and incremental progression toward the attainment of desired outcomes, for both teachers and students. Teachers monitor the context, their instruction, and monitors and assess students’ learning on an ongoing basis and modify their plans accordingly.
  • Teachers strive to establish candid, open and ongoing lines of communication with students, parents, colleagues and other professionals, and incorporate information gained into their planning.
  • Teachers translate curriculum content and objectives into meaningful learning activities.
  • Teachers clearly communicate short and long-range learning expectations to students, and how the expectations are to be achieved and assessed. They engage students in meaningful activities that motivate and challenge them to achieve those expectations. They integrate current learning with prior learning, and provide opportunities for students to relate their learning to the home, community, and broader environment.
  • Teachers apply a broad range and variety of instructional and learning strategies.
  • The strategies vary in keeping with contextual variables, subject content, desired objectives, and the learning needs of individuals and groups of students. The strategies are selected and used to achieve desired outcomes, primarily the expectations outlined in the Guide to Education, programs of study and other approved programs.

Evidence in Practice

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