The teacher is responsible for creating a safe, intellectually challenging learning environment in which each student is actively engaged in meaningful activities. The teacher uses knowledge of adolescent development, and knowledge of content area in educating a diverse student population. In addition, the teacher models learning as a life-long process by collaborating with students, parents, colleagues, and community.
- Designs, plans, and provides instruction using a variety of methods and resources appropriate for all learners.
- Creates and maintains a positive learning environment.
- Assesses student learning by using a variety of appropriate formal and informal methods.
- Keeps and maintains required records.
- Communicates regularly with parents regarding student progress.
- Collaborates with colleagues, parents, the community, and other agencies to foster student learning.
- Connects academic knowledge to real-life situations.
- Engages in professional development activities.
- Demonstrates professional knowledge.
- Possess an Arizona Secondary Teaching Certificate.
- Possess a Bachelor's degree.
- Have an awareness of student needs; i.e., at-risk, ethnic, limited English proficient, exceptional.
- Have an Essential Element of Effective Instruction (E.E.E.I.) training or make themselves available to staff development.