The Teacher as Servant-Leader Invests Themselves in Their Students:
NBPTS Proposition 1: Teachers are committed to Students and Their Learning
- Accomplished teachers base their practice on the fundamental belief that all students can learn and meet high expectations. Acknowledging the distinctive traits and talents of each learner, teachers are dedicated to and skilled at making knowledge accessible to all students. Educators are thus passionate about building meaningful relationships with young people so students can advance their understanding and experience success. Teachers know that ongoing achievement depends on their conviction in the value and dignity of all human beings as well as the potential that exists within each child. They therefore remain attentive to human variability, its influence on learning, and the interconnectedness of people in different contexts. Accomplished teachers become acquainted with students across social and educational settings, not simply within their own learning environments.
- Teachers Recognize Individual Differences in Their Students and Adjust Their Practice Accordingly
- Teachers Understand How Students Develop and Learn
- Teachers Treat Students Equitably
- Teachers Know Their Mission Transcends the Cognitive Development of Their Students