Profile of a Professional Teacher

Shared Vision

  • Understands and connections with vision, mission, and core values
  • Begins to develop and adapt their own philosophy of Christian education as it relates to their subject and the grade level they teach
  • Seamlessly integrates a Biblical worldview into their lesson preparation

 

Servant Leadership

  • Willingness to serve anyone when called upon Serves regularly in the local church
  • Supports students in their extracurricular activities
  • Willingness to provide assistance to all colleagues

 

Exposition of Truth

  • Rightly divides the Word of God (Scripture)
  • Understands and explains the foundations of the faith
  • Clearly articulates the plan of salvation
  • Continues to apply God's Word of truth to daily living 

 

Critical Thinking Skills

  • The ability to problem solve and offer solutions to problems
  • The ability to quickly adapt to changes in policies and procedures
  • The ability to challenge students to thinking critically
  • The ability to use technology to enhance critical thinking skills in the classroom

 

Communication

  • Communicates with all constituents effectively and regularly, in a variety of mediums as needed (verbal, written, visual, etc.)
  • Proactive with all communication regarding lesson objectives and progress
  • Responds in a timely manner to all requests from parents, students, or director
  • Follows the chain of command with all communication
  • Uses technology to enhance communications
  • Can teach difficult material to students

 

Classroom Management

  • Has outlined and followed clear procedures for the governing of the classroom to minimize distraction and maximize instructional time.
  • Has developed procedures for all tasks required to complete an activity, removing hindrances to effective instruction
  • Gives students sufficient time to practice a procedure to ensure they understand what is required for the given task
  • Understands and administers the departmental discipline plan equitably

 

Organization

  • Presents all requested materials in a timely and professional manner
  • Structures lesson and classroom layout to maximize instructional time
  • Manages students to achieve their maximum potential
  • Uses technology to enhance organization
  • Has a paper trail
  • Can justify every grade issued, with assessments/rubrics
  • Has a logical and consistent method/filing system for processing and distributing student work

 

Teamwork

  • Does assigned job with excellence and to the best of his or her ability
  • Follows the policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Policy Manual and those listed in the departmental survival guide
  • Seeks to grow in assigned role
  • Offers guidance to fellow colleagues in line with the clearly established policies and procedures of the school
  • Stays in lane but is ready to assist if called upon
  • Prays for colleagues

 

Teach Systematically

  • Follows the curriculum guide
  • Develops lesson objective sheets, distributed to students at the start of each unit
  • Organizes lesson objectives in lesson plan so that the majority of time dis devoted to mastery of the most basic skills in a given subject
  • Presents instruction that appeals to the three main learning types (auditory, visual, kinesthetic)
  • Provides periodic formative assessments to check for understanding
  • Provides summative assessments to check for overall mastery
  • Provides remediation where necessary following an assessment
  • Provides enrichment for students who master subject matter head of schedule

 

Professional Development

  • Makes notes during the school year of things to adjust over the summer
  • Makes lesson objectives, lesson presentations, and lesson plans (at least nine weeks’ worth) over the summer
  • Develops self in at least three areas:
  • Latest information on teaching your subject matter (with grade level considerations)
  • Effective classroom management techniques
  • Latest research in childhood development