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…”
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
It’s finally summer break and now it is time to turn the attention back to ourselves as teachers. Summer break is a time to rest, recuperate and re-charge our batteries. If you just graduated, and will have your first teaching job in the fall, the summer is also a good time to prepare and start getting to know your teaching team.
Physically write down your goals and intentions. Huffington Post has an article that backs up the importance of writing down goals.
Check out the article here: The Power of Writing Down Your Goals and Dreams
“You become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis.”
I created a downloadable summer re-charge worksheet to write down your summer intentions so you can balance self-care, preperation and summer learning to get you started in your summer re-charge. Continue reading
To learn about all of the dispositions required for a pre-service teacher please check out the blog post: Professional Dispositions For Pre-Service Teachers
In this post we will be looking at the disposition of responding to feedback….
Dispositions: “Consistently listens attentively and receptively to feedback and is process/solution oriented. Responds to feedback by implementing suggested changes. Seeks ongoing feedback. “
INTASC: 9 & 10
Being open to feedback from your collaborating teacher (CT) is one of most important disposition to develop as a student teacher. Every student teacher regardless of their background in education has the chance to be a good listener and implement suggestions in the classroom. Student teaching is a great time to try out ideas, and new teaching strategies in a safe environment. Here are some ideas to cultivate this disposition: Continue reading