PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Descriptors

  • Teachers are career-long learners.
  • Teachers engage in ongoing professional development to enhance their: understanding of and ability to analyze the context of teaching; ability to make reasoned judgments and decisions; and, pedagogical knowledge and abilities. They recognize their own professional needs and work with others to meet those needs. They share their professional expertise to the benefit of others in their schools, communities and profession.
  • Teachers guide their actions by their overall vision of the purpose of teaching.
  • They actively refine and redefine their vision in light of the ever-changing context, new knowledge and understandings, and their experiences. While these visions are dynamic and grow in depth and breadth over the teachers’ careers, the visions maintain at their core a commitment to teaching practices through which students can achieve optimum learning.

Evidence in Practice

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