5a. Teachers analyze student learning.

Standard 5: Teachers reflect on their practice

Teachers think systematically and critically about student learning in their classrooms and schools: why learning happens and what can be done to improve achievement. Teachers collect and analyze student performance data to improve school and classroom effectiveness. They adapt their practice based on research and data to best meet the needs of students.

Critical Elements: Assessment, Curriculum Design, Planning

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Assessment

Assessment-The purpose of assessment is to motivate students to want to do better while giving them information they can use to do better. Additionally, a teacher’s re-teaching plans are informed to support students to do better. The Skillful Teacher suggests that certain changes in the classroom can have unusually large effects into other practices. Good… [read more]


Curriculum Design

The curriculum for any subject or course at any grade level consists of a set of agreements between the school system academic department and teachers. Teachers need to understand the status of these agreements thoroughly if they are to be effective at choosing instructional materials for daily use, participating in curriculum development groups, and be… [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]

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