Dispositions of Effective Teachers
As developed by INTASC, the dispositions of effective teachers are discussed below and are taken from the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) principles.
- Is sensitive to community and cultural norms, and engages in and supports appropriate professional practices for self and colleagues.
- Demonstrates a willingness to work with other professionals to improve the overall learning environment for students.
- Takes responsibility for establishing a positive classroom climate and recognizes the importance of peer relationships in establishing a climate of learning.
- Respects students as individuals and respects students’ privacy and confidentiality of information.
- Treats all students fairly and equitably, valuing individual differences and experiences.
- Demonstrates an awareness of all aspects of a child’s well being (cognitive, emotional, social, and physical).
- Shows commitment to adapting instruction to students’ responses, ideas, and needs in order to facilitate the development of students’ critical thinking, independent problem solving, and performance capabilities.
- Demonstrates flexibility and is open to adjustment and revision based on needs and changing circumstances.
- Exhibits behaviors that show a commitment to planning, reflection, assessment, and learning as on-going processes.
- Demonstrates thoughtful, effective verbal and nonverbal communication and responsive listening.
- Demonstrates enthusiasm for the discipline(s) taught, keeps abreast of new ideas and developments in the field, and sees connections to everyday life.