Analyze each disposition as described below and rate yourself (on a scale of 1 to 5).  Ask yourself, “Do I…” and be as honest as you can.  Your doubts may identify areas where you need improvement.  Even experienced teachers need to practice reflection and work toward improvement.




Explain you reasoning for each rating


have the content knowledge needed to teach students    





have the pedagogical and professional knowledge needed to teach effectively    





operationalize the belief that all students can learn    





demonstrate fairness in educational settings by meeting the educational needs of all students in a caring, non-discriminatory, and equitable manner    





understand the impact of discrimination based on race, class, gender, disability/

exceptionality, sexual orientation, and language on students and their learning




apply the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions in a manner that facilitates student learning    





have the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions needed to help all children learn    






respond to every child as a caring,

qualified, and effective teacher







demonstrate that they are well prepared to have children  entrusted to their care    






Dispositions taken from Machado and Botnarescue.  Student Teaching Early Childhood Practicum Guide.  7th Edition, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2011.

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