Idaho core teacher_standards


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Idaho core teacher_standards

  1. 1. IDAHO CORE TEACHER STANDARDS*More information can be viewed at Idaho State Board of Education’s website ( The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry,PRINCIPLE 1: and structures of the discipline taught and creates learningKnowledge of Subject Matter experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.PRINCIPLE 2: The teacher understands how students learn and develop, andKnowledge of Human Development provides opportunities that support their intellectual, social, andand Learning personal development.PRINCIPLE 3: The teacher understands how students differ in their approachesAdapting Instruction for to learning and creates instructional opportunities that areIndividual Needs adapted to students with diverse needs.PRINCIPLE 4: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to develop students’ critical thinking, problem solving,Multiple Instructional Strategies and performance skillsPRINCIPLE 5: The teacher understands individual and group motivation and behavior and creates a learning environment that encouragesClassroom Motivation and positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, andManagement Skills self-motivation.PRINCIPLE 6: The teacher uses a variety of communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in andCommunication Skills beyond the classroom.PRINCIPLE 7: The teacher plans and prepares instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculumInstructional Planning Skills goals.PRINCIPLE 8: The teacher understands, uses, and interprets formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and advance studentAssessment of Student Learning performance and to determine program effectiveness.PRINCIPLE 9: The teacher is a reflective practitioner who demonstrates a commitment to professional standards and is continuouslyProfessional Commitment engaged in purposeful mastery of the art and science ofand Responsibility teaching.PRINCIPLE 10: The teacher interacts in a professional, effective manner with colleagues, parents, and other members of the community toPartnerships support students’ learning and well-being.