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Standard 8

Fulfills professional responsibilities established b the school district.

Criteria: The Teacher

Teacher Behavior

Optional Documentation

a. Adheres to board policies, district procedures, and contractual obligations.

  • On time
  • Appropriate contacts when absent
  • Call for sub as appropriate
  • 2-week log of arrival/departure times
  • Transcripts from post-grad work
  • In service notes/agendas
  • Sub plans as appropriate

b. Demonstrates professional and ethical conduct as defined by state law and individual district policy.

  • Demonstrate professional dress, attitude and language
  • Date documentation stating completion of background checks/fingerprints
  • Observation forms
  • Child-abuse training documentation

c. Contributes to efforts to achieve district and building goals.

  • Serves needs of all students
  • Smooth running IMC team
  • Active in SIP
  • On-line resources for school and home use
  • Committee documentation of membership
  • District committee/activity documentation
  • Print out

d. Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for all learners and staff.

  • Making accommodations for special ed students
  • Smooth IMC teams
  • Attend IEP, CST meetings when appropriate
  • Wide collection development
  • Participates in staff functions
  • IEP showing accommodation
  • Actual student work samples
  • Photos

e. Collaborates with students, families, colleagues, and communities to enhance student learning.

  • Attending PST/TST conference
  • Collaboration with counselors
  • 1-on-1 contacts with students
  • Author visits
  • Books Have It
  • Phone log
  • E-mail log (parent contacts)
  • Page from calendar
  • Conference schedule
  • Program/Invite