MTDS Level-Specific Learning Statements Preparing Teacher A
Domain: Community Builder
Promotes Diversity Sensitivity Investigates issues from multiple perspectives and identifies the role of personal bias in developing diversity sensitivity.
Domain: Classroom Manager
Manages Behavior Understands research-based: (a) behavior management, (b) effective classroom practices, and (c) strategies for discouraging inappropriate behaviors.
Priority: Creates & Manages a Learning Environment Plans classroom layouts and organizational strategies designed to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress and productivity; (e) increase and manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning.
Sets Growth Goals Selects a growth goal based on the Missouri Teacher Standards/Growth Guides and/or MTDS Competency Progressions.
Priority: Understands & Promotes the Profession Understands: (a) major philosophies of education; (b) Missouri Teacher Standards/Competencies and codes of conduct of teaching; (c) aspects of teacher associations (e.g. mission, advocacy, and membership benefits) and their role in supporting teachers; and (d) the role of state and federal governmental bodies (e.g. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and US Department of Education).