3d. Teachers make instruction relevant to students.

Standard 3: Teachers know the content they teach

Teachers incorporate 21st century life skills into their teaching deliberately, strategically, and broadly. These skills include leadership, ethics, accountability, adaptability, personal productivity, personal responsibility, people skills, self-direction, and social responsibility. Teachers help their students understand the relationship between the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and 21st century content, which includes global awareness: financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy; civic literacy and health awareness.

Critical Elements: Clarity, Routine, Expectations, Time, Planning

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Clarity

Clarity, according to The Skillful Teacher, is the ability to cause mental acts within student’s minds that will result in their understanding or being able to do something. Compare the definition of Clarity with the definition of teaching. Teaching: Anything a person does that increases the probability of intended learning. The Skillful Teacher text uses… [read more]


Expectations

Nothing influences behavior so strongly as the clear expectations of a significant other. —Jim Steffen, Management Consultant Classrooms are dynamic and complex societies that are filled with expectations: expectations that teachers have for students and that students have for teachers and each other. Expectations explain a good deal of what we see in classrooms—the good… [read more]


Planning

Creating a lesson plan is an integral part of each teacher’s day. The lesson plan answers the most basic question: “What are we doing in class today?” The centerpiece of planning is the lesson: the period of planned time in which students engage in content through experiences the teacher has designed. Planning helps teachers focus… [read more]


Time

Time is the currency of life. Teachers have enormous power in how the currency of time is spent in the classroom. When students do what, in what order, and for how long is largely under the teacher’s control. A recommendation from The Skillful Teacher is that teachers be as deliberate as possible in managing student… [read more]


Routines

Where would we be without routines in our daily lives? A routine is any recurring event or situation for which there could conceivably be a regular procedure. Good routines are vital to successful classrooms. Classroom routines are most effective when efficient and clear. Students need to be coached on what the routines are and how… [read more]

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