Standard #1: Learner Development. The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
1(b) The teacher creates developmentally appropriate instruction that takes into account individual learners’ strengths, interests, and needs and that enables each learner to advance and accelerate his/her learning. (Performances)
1(e) The teacher understands that each learner’s cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development influences learning and knows how to make instructional decisions that build on learners’ strengths and needs. (Essential Knowledge)
1(h) The teacher respects learners’ differing strengths and needs and is committed to using this information to further each learner’s development. (Critical Dispositions)
In my words: I understand how students learn, and so I will adapt my instruction to the different learning stages and styles of my students. My instruction will reach areas of social, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, and physical development of my students.
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