Standard 9: Profession Learning and Ethical Practice

Weekly Reflections & Assessment

9(a) The teacher engages in ongoing learning opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in order to provide all learners with engaging curriculum and learning experiences based on local and state standards.

9(b) The teacher engages in meaningful and appropriate professional learning experiences aligned with his/her own needs and the needs of the learners, school, and system.

9(g) The teacher understands and knows how to use a variety of self-assessment and problem-solving strategies to analyze and reflect on his/her practice and to plan for adaptations/adjustments.

9(h) The teacher knows how to use learner data to analyze practice and differentiate instruction accordingly.

9(i) The teacher understands how personal identity, worldview, and prior experience affect perceptions and expectations, and recognizes how they may bias behaviors and interactions with others.

9(l) The teacher takes responsibility for student learning and uses ongoing analysis and reflection to improve planning and practice.

9(m) The teacher is committed to deepening understanding of his/her own frames of reference (e.g., culture, gender, language, abilities, ways of knowing), the potential biases in these frames, and their impact on expectations for and relationships with learners and their families.

9(n) The teacher sees him/herself as a learner, continuously seeking opportunities to draw upon current education policy and research as sources of analysis and reflection to improve practice.

Taking time to reflect on your field experiences and how the material you are learning and discussing fits with those experiences fosters your growth as an educator.  These reflections are meant to provide guidance and structure for this reflective process. I am currently writing weekly reflections about my experience shadowing and teaching at Moloka’i High School. I am reflecting mainly on these specific points.

What stood out this week? Teacher actions, student actions or work, lesson elements, learning activities, etc.

What questions do you have? Are there lesson elements, student or teacher actions that you do not understand or that trouble / confuse you?

How did your mentor navigate potential ethical issues?

What ethical issues might arise and in what context? On assigned weekly “focus topics,” what did you observe / learn? 

This artifact is connected to learner differences because students need to engage in embraces themselves and their culture. Students then share with the class who they are and what makes them unique. 

Nā Hopena Aʻo outcome(s): 

      Sense of Belonging

      Sense of Responsibility

      Sense of Aloha

Social Justice Anchor standard(s):

      Identity 

      Action

I chose this artifact because this is the best way I have been assessing myself recently. Getting feed back from my administrators or mentor teacher has really taught me a lot and has been preparing me for me taking over the classroom. I feel I am learning a lot very quickly and I am starting to really get the gist of lesson planning and covering specific standards. 

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