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5.  Student Development and Diversity



The teacher shall demonstrate knowledge of student development, an understanding and appreciation of diversity and the regular application of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for the benefit of all students.


Unsatisfactory
Basic
Proficient
Distinguished
Teacher makes little attempt to acquire knowledge of students’ backgrounds, skills, or interests. Makes poor use of question and discussion techniques with limited student participation. Instruction plan is not adjusted to student understanding, interests and questions.
Teacher demonstrates partial knowledge of students’ backgrounds, skills and interests and uses this knowledge in the class. Minor questioning and discussion is used, with moderate student participation. Uses some flexibility during a lesson and seeks to ensure the success of all students.
Teacher demonstrates thorough knowledge of students’ backgrounds, skills, and interests and uses this knowledge to plan lessons for groupings. Questioning and discussion used well, with high-level questions and successful learning for all students.
Teacher demonstrates thorough knowledge of students’ backgrounds, skills and interests and uses this knowledge to plan for individual as well as group learning. Teacher is highly responsive to students. Students are involved in the learning process.

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