Standard 5

Standard 5:


Responsibilities and Relationships to the School, Classroom and Student-

Systematic reflection to organize and improve teaching and develop effective relationships, including the ability to…


Sub-Standards of Standard 5

Explanation of when/where/how I met the appropriate level of mastery

a. Uphold the State of Michigan Professional Code of Ethics and engage in meaningful self-evaluation.

In all of my education classes, I have reflected on growth, next steps, and general evaluation.

b. Identify and use current research to reflect on and improve one’s own practice related to content, technology, pedagogy, and other factors that impact student achievement. .

I have done an action research project looking at current research and have also attended a conferences that focused on improving my practice.

c. Develop positive relationships with other teachers, parents/guardians, students, administrators, counselors and other personnel to benefit students and to influence one’s own professional growth.

I created a strong system of support at Jackson Northwest High school from fellow teachers. I ran two sets of parent teacher conferences and also sent home post cards to parents to encourage positive relationships.

d. Analyze the effects of teacher disposition, decisions, and actions upon others (eg. families, other personnel, and all students, including those with disabilities) and adjust interactions accordingly.

Teacher’s actions and decisions affect the learning of the students and the atmosphere of the school and classroom.

e. Embrace and model teaching as a lifelong learning process and continue efforts to develop professionally.

Please see the attached documents for further explanation.  standard-5-e


f. Involve and work effectively with parents/guardians and implement school wide parent involvement plans to maximize opportunities for student achievement and success.

I have met with parents on multiple occasions to help increase there child’s learning in my classroom.

g. Interact with parents/guardians using best practices for personal and technology-based communication, to maximize student learning at school, home, and in the local community, and

I have made assignments where students must survey parents at home in order to find opinions of their family and friends. This assignment in particular was on the election.

h. Participate in the development of individualized plans for students with disabilities (Individual Education Plan (IEP)).

Please see the attached documents for further explanation.  standard-5-h 



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