Professional Dispositions For Pre-Service Teachers

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education defines professional dispositions as:

“The values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth…”

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I created this chart for my students to reflect on their strengths and goals in each area of professional dispositions:

The disposition categories include: Professional and ethical conduct, Individual and cultural sensitivity, work habits, effective communication, self-reflection, and collaboration.  The chart can be downloaded here: Professional Dispositions strengths and goals

Disposition Disposition Defined Strength Goal
Professional and Ethical Conduct

 

Consistently listens attentively;

 

-Understands and responds to feedback by making suggested changes;

 

-Is process/solution oriented

 

-Serves as a role model to others by modeling integrity and ethical conduct

 

-Respects colleagues

 

-Always is well-groomed and dresses professionally and appropriately

 

   
Individual and Cultural Sensitivity

 

-Always respects and values diversity;

 

-Appreciates and is open to other’s perspectives

 

-Models cultural sensitivity

 

-Resolves disputes with compassion empathy and patience

 

   
Work Habits

 

Is consistently and independently reliable

 

-Punctual, and follows through on commitments

 

-Exhibits exemplary organization and time management skills

 

   
Effective Communication

 

Communicates clearly (oral and written) in an open and respectful manner with students, peers, professionals, families, and supervisors

 

-Asks questions and seeks information appropriately and timely

 

-Carefully considers the communication context and makes appropriate adjustments.

 

-Written communication is always professional

 

   
Self-Reflection

 

Is insightful in examining on his/her cognitive, psychological, social/emotional, and professional characteristics and thinking how these characteristics impact others;

 

– Takes the initiative for personal and professional growth

 

   
Collaboration

 

Candidate initiates and participates in collaborative efforts with others;

 

-Participates in problem solving

-Shares responsibilities and is flexible in performing various roles

   
  1. Identity the disposition you are strongest in and why?
  2. Identify the disposition is a growth area for you…
  3. Write a measurable goal for yourself for this term for one disposition…

 

What is your strength and what is your goal?

 

 

 

 

 

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