The teacher plans, delivers, and implements effective instruction and assesses student learning in accordance with state curriculum frameworks and district goals. The teacher creates an educational environment in which all students are safe and achieve. The teacher collaborates with other professionals and students' families to help students succeed.
- Plan engaging lessons with clear and measurable objectives that are relevant to the appropriate curriculum and the students in the class.
- Manage class operation by enforcing high academic and behavioral expectations, implementing routines, anticipating potential problems and taking appropriate preventative measures, and treating all students with respect.
- Create a positive class environment by building a relationship with each student, encouraging students to build relationships with one another, treating all students fairly, promoting students' self-discipline and responsibility for learning, and not tolerating dangerous or destructive behaviors.
- Deliver instruction effectively by establishing high expectations for all students, presenting new material explicitly and in a developmentally appropriate manner, connecting new learning to students' prior knowledge, helping students understand the relevance of what they are learning, differentiating based on students' needs, and using a variety of pedagogic approaches.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
- Knowledge of the relevant content.
- Knowledge of relevant School Committee Policies, district and building goals, needs of the students in the class, and relevant state and federal laws.
- Ability to execute the performance standards set forth in the WPS teaching rubric.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational and planning skills.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
- Ability to forge effective working relationships with students and parents.
- Technological proficiency, both in the use of technology for communication and for instruction.