Commitment to Pupils and Pupil Learning
- Teachers demonstrate commitment to the well being and development of all pupils.
- Teachers are dedicated in their efforts to teach and support pupil learning and achievement.
- Teachers treat all pupils equitably and with respect.
- Teachers provide an environment for learning that encourages pupils to be problem solvers, decision makers, lifelong learners, and contributing members of a changing society.
- Teachers know their subject matter, the Ontario curriculum, and education related legislation
- Teachers know a variety of effective teaching and assessment practices.
- Teachers know a variety of effective classroom management strategies.
- Teachers know how pupils learn and factors that influence pupil learning and achievement.
- Teachers use their professional knowledge and understanding of pupils, curriculum, legislation, teaching practices, and classroom management strategies to promote the learning and achievement of their pupils.
- Teachers communicate effectively with pupils, parents, and colleagues.
- Teachers conduct ongoing assessment of their pupils’ progress, evaluate their achievement, and report to pupils and parents regularly.
- Teachers adopt and refine their teaching practices through continuous learning and reflection, using a variety of sources and resources.
- Teachers use appropriate technology in their teaching practices and related professional responsibilities.
Leadership in Learning Communities
- Teachers collaborate with other teachers and school colleagues to create and sustain learning communities in their classrooms and in their schools.
- Teachers work with professionals, parents, and members of the community to enhance pupil learning, pupil achievement, and other school programs.
- Teachers engage in ongoing professional learning and apply it to improve their teaching practices.