Teachers, as adult learners and reflective practitioners, maintain expertise in their content area and in content-specific instructional practices.
What to Look for:
- teachers regularly read content-specific literature designed to help them use strategies specific to their subject
- teachers regularly reflect on their reading of current literature and best practices, their conversations with colleagues, feedback provided by administrators, parents, and students
- teachers attend conferences and programs to improve their learning
- teachers maintain journals or portfolios which evidence their own work and self-reflection