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Standard One: Roles and Relationships

A. Relationship with students


In what way does the student teacher:

  • create a safe and secure learning environment for all students?
  • organize resources, materials, and the physical space allocated to support active engagement?
  • make a consistent effort to understand each student’s learning and cultural background as well as needs? How is this knowledge used in developing the curriculum?
  • discern and address stereotypical references to gender, race, class, age, culture, disability, or sexual orientation?
  • exhibit a consciousness of classroom dynamics and climate?

B. Expectations of students


In what ways does the student teacher:

  • establish and maintain an orderly and cooperative classroom?
  • enforce, fairly and consistently, classroom rules and deadlines?
  • make demands of the students in the interest of their learning and their learning styles? Are there high expectations for all students? Are students expected to take responsibility for their own learning?
  • create an active learning environment characterized by mutual respect and intellectual risk-taking?

C. Relationships with colleagues and the school community


In what ways does the student teacher:

  • fulfill classroom and school responsibilities?
  • work with fellow teachers?
  • interact professionally, fairly and equitably with students, colleagues, and parents?
  • work collaboratively with agencies in the larger community (when necessary and appropriate)?
  • follow school policy and procedures, respecting the boundaries of his/her professional responsibilities when working with students, colleagues, and families?
  • make use of codes of professional conduct, adopted by his/her professional organizations? How familiar is s/he with local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to students’ rights and teacher responsibilities?

Teachers maintain professional standards guided by social, legal, and ethical principles. (RIBTS #11)

Teachers create a learning environment that encourages appropriate standards of behavior, positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self motivation. (RIBTS #6)

Teachers foster collaborative relationships with colleagues, families, and agencies in the larger community to support students’ learning. (RIBTS #7)

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