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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

We assist Teacher Candidates to make connections among different learning experiences across the five program themes used to describe effective teaching, learning and professional practice:

Learner-Centred Teachers

  • Demonstrate respect for students’ family, culture and language practices. 
  • Respond to individual needs of students.
  • Encourage student responsibility for learning and classroom behaviour.
  • Establish a safe and positive classroom climate.
  • Establish rapport with students.
  • Establish clear routines, procedures, and transitions.
  • Employ effective classroom management strategies.
  • Present lessons that allow children to build mastery of concepts.

Knowledge-Centred Teachers

  • Research content of lessons to be presented.
  • Develop lessons based on Ministry curriculum direction.
  • Present accurate information.
  • Make interdisciplinary connections clear to children.

Pedagogy-Centred Teachers

  • Plan clear and developmentally appropriate lessons.
  • Clearly link lessons to Ministry curriculum.
  • Implement and pace lesson plans effectively.
  • Effectively plan, deliver and assess units of study.
  • Use a variety of sound teaching methods.
  • Motivate students and engage them in learning.
  • Prepare materials and equipment ready in advance.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet individual needs.
  • Integrate technologies appropriately into instruction.
  • Employ a variety of assessment techniques.
  • Use assessment data to plan instruction.
  • Provide effective and timely feedback to students.

Community-Centred Teachers

  • Build a classroom community that celebrates social justice and equity.
  • Cultivate professional relationships with associate teachers, principals, and other school staff.
  • Communicate effectively with parents.
  • Contribute positively to school community.

Professionally-Centred Teachers

  • Demonstrate consistent punctual attendance.
  • Demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm, and effort.
  • Model clear oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrate professional attire and appearance.
  • Demonstrate willingness to accept constructive criticism.
  • Accept responsibility for own behaviour.
  • Uphold the principles of the ethical standards of care, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Engage in ongoing reflection to improve practice.
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy of students and colleagues.

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