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CEPTC Dispositions:

Teachers exhibit dispositions required for effective teaching and professional practice

Professional Behaviors Self-Assessment Notes

o Excellence in attendance Proficient Proficient I consider myself professional and am
o Excellence in promptness Accomplished (communication) prompt and punctual. I tend to use less professional
o Dresses to convey professionalism appropriate to site and content Proficient language with students and am still figuring out how to
o Understands and uses professional language in all public settings Developing (with position myself in relation to them as we are so close in
students) age.
Initiative and Dependability

o Demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness Developing (creativity) & Proficient Proficient There are a lot of areas in this section that I
(resourceful) think I am still developing on, but at a point fitting for
o Seeks opportunities to further own learning Proficient me before going into student teaching. I consider
o Works effectively with limited supervision Proficient myself resourceful and I put in quality work, but I'm still
o Identifies problems and is able to prioritize, propose solutions, options and resources building my "tool-kit" and learning more ways to be
Developing creative with instruction and teaching in general. I
o Advocates for self, takes responsibility for own actions, and is responsive Developing would have liked to advocate for myself more this
o Completes responsibilities with quality, without excuses or prompting Proficient semester and I will continue to work on that in student
teaching to take responsibility for my own learning.
Tact and Judgment
o Demonstrates sensitivity to others feelings and opinions while articulating own opinions, Proficient These dispositions are aligned with how I try
feelings and needs Developing to approach life. I always try to have an open mind and
o Approaches situations with an open mind Proficient interact with tact, but I appreciate it when someone
o Appropriately uses verbal and nonverbal language and cues to remain positive and calls me out if I don't realize I'm not being open minded
respectful Proficient or sensitive to others' perspectives.
o Perceives what to do or say in order to maintain professional relations with all
stakeholders Developing-Proficient
Ethical Behavior and Integrity
o Consistently honest and worthy of trust Proficient Proficient I try my best to act ethically and with
o Honors confidentiality Proficient integrity. I should probably model more professionalism
o Assesses information critically fact from opinion, right from wrong and responds with students.
honestly and respectfully Proficient
o Consistently models professional standards of conduct Developing
Collegiality and Responsiveness
o Is collaborative: willing to share resources, seek advice and work towards common goals Developing I love collaboration and am willing to
Proficient accept constructive criticism and others ideas, but I am
o Demonstrates ability to compromise and negotiate Developing-Proficient still figuring out how to best collaborate with colleagues
o Is respectful of all and works effectively in teams Developing given my personality. I tend to take a leadership role in
o Is open to constructive criticism Proficient teams and, while I try to be as open-minded as possible,
o Keeps an open mind: is receptive and reflective concerning perceptions of others sometimes I have a hard time accepting other ideas
Proficient when they don't make sense to me or don't seem
o Proactively addresses feedback through an adjustment in performance Developing efficient. I also tend to look grumpy when I'm thinking
and I think this throws people off after they've shared
an idea and I'm trying to fit it into my
conceptualizations of whatever we are planning. I really
want to work on this more because I really see the value
of collaboration.
Effective Communicator
Revised 8.3.16
o Professional oral expression: expressive, articulate, respectful, effective for purpose, Proficient I consider myself a strong writer and an
appropriate to situation Proficient effective communicator. Although I'm an introvert, I
o Professional written expression: organized, clear, effective for purpose, appropriate to tend to share my ideas in groups a lot and I am working
situation, free of grammatical errors and misspellings Accomplished on remaining quiet and listening to my peers more.
o Demonstrates understanding of audience and purpose, body language and eye contact
during communication situations Proficient
o Uses digital media in a professional manner Proficient
Desire to Improve Own Performance
o Demonstrates a responsibility for own professional performance Accomplished Accomplished I really care about my development as a
o Actively pursues new and better ways of teaching Proficient teacher because it's the kids who are being impacted by
o Expresses sincere interest in personal and professional growth Accomplished my performance. They deserve the best. I always want
my lessons and interactions with the kids to be the best
they can in terms of engagement, relationship-building,
and their educational outcomes. I'm still learning how to
be creative and use my resources to do that.
Cultural Responsiveness
o Demonstrates the belief that all students can learn and are welcome in the classroom Developing I strongly believe in all these dispositions
Developing but I am still learning how to demonstrate them in my
o Demonstrates commitment to culturally responsive teaching Developing classroom. I've noticed that it is really easy to make
o Demonstrates the desire and ability to plan, assess, and implement instruction to connections with some students and I would like to work
address, engage and nurture the learning of every student Proficient (desire) & on being more aware of those students who I don't
Developing (ability) connect with as well and consciously putting effort into
o Demonstrates a commitment to the growth and development of each student by taking those relationships. I am also always learning about how
into account issues of class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientations, language and my behaviors and words affect those around me and
special needs Developing & Proficient (commitment) while I try to be conscious of it, I don't always know, and
o Demonstrates an understanding of how families and communities impact student appreciate being called out for things.
learning Proficient (but always learning)
Commitment to Profession
o Demonstrates a deep commitment to life-long learning Accomplished Proficient I think I am accomplished in terms of my
o Expresses passion and enthusiasm for teaching Accomplished passion and commitment to learning and teaching, but I
o Models democratic ideals personally and professionally Developing am still learning how to model democratic ideals and
o Demonstrates awareness of program policies and professional practices Developing learning about the ins-and-outs of the profession so I
would rate myself as proficient here.

Please circle the box below that most closely describes the candidates overall dispositions:

Please clarify areas of Emergent Developing Proficient Accomplished

Proficient I would say < 20 points 21-30 points 31-35 points 36-40 points
that overall I am at a The candidates displayed The candidates displayed The candidates displayed The candidates displayed
proficient level dispositions are dispositions are not dispositions are consistent dispositions are consistent
inconsistent to weak. consistently strong and with those of a successful with the highest degree of
considering this is the
General interactions fall positive. General beginning teacher. The professionalism expected
semester before my significantly short of interactions do not always candidates dispositions, as of a successful teacher. The
student teaching. I those expected of a meet professional demonstrated by daily candidates dispositions, as
have a passion and professional educator. expectations. The interactions contribute to a demonstrated by daily
commitment to The candidates dispositions, candidates dispositions, as positive learning climate interactions are
teaching, but a lot to as demonstrated by daily demonstrated by daily in the classroom and consistently positive and

learn still and always. interactions are sufficiently interactions could be school. productive
weak so as to call into strengthened to improve
questions his/her fitness the candidates ability to
to become a successful become a successful
teacher teacher.