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Kim’s Professionalism Conversation

4:35   |  Teacher: Kim Deering

In this video, you will see Kim Deering, the teacher, and Karen Smith, the Kindergarten Coach, discuss the work that Kim is doing in the area of professionalism. Charlotte Danielson’s focuses on professionalism in this way, “Expert teachers demonstrate professionalism in service both to students and to the profession…as [teachers] gain experience and expertise, educators find ways to contribute to their colleagues and to the profession.” (Framework Cluster 6: Professionalism 4d/4e/4f). Together these educators will explore how Kim co-plans with her fellow kindergarten teacher to maximize their shared wisdom. Kim also reflects on how she has used classroom visits, involvement in district professional committees, and district-wide Kindergarten monthly cafes to continue to grow her professional practice. Kim is starting to provide professional learning sessions for her professional peers. She feels that through her work in teaching adults that she learning even more about how to teach her own students! (Cluster 1-Clarity of Instructional Purpose and Accuracy of Content: The teacher is able to explain fully ad specifically how planned learning tasks, materials, and question sequences are well suited for the particular goals and topics of the lesson, unit, or longer-term work, and to the students in the class: Distinguished)

Grade K  |   Professionalism Conversation
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