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Portrait of a TNCS Teacher: Pillar 4

Teachers make difficult choices that rely on professional judgment.

  • Compromise in order to balance competing priorities 
  • Reprioritize their goals resulting in modification of their instructional plans

Teachers use feedback and research to improve their practice and positively impact student learning. 

  • Embrace observations and feedback from peers and administrators as a tool for growth
  • Stay abreast of current research and incorporate new learnings into their instructional practice
  • Take advantage of professional learning opportunities 
  • Routinely reflect on their pedagogical choices

Teachers are committed to students and learning > 

Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students > 

Teachers are responsible for supporting student learning >  

Teachers are active members of learning communities > 

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