In Stage 1, you shared teaching isn’t just about skills and content knowledge. Professional learning experiences should also kindle our passion for this work.
Based on the attached article by Dr. Robert Brooks, teachers would answer one or more of the following questions posed by Brooks in the article through videos: 1. Describe a teacher you really liked when you were a student. 2. Please describe one experience that you had with an educator, when you were a student, that reinforced your self-esteem."
Brooks writes beautifully about how the impact of a caring adult, which is usually a teacher, has helped so many children overcome adversity. Giving teachers time to reflect and document the positive impact teachers have had in their life would allow them to identify those attributes that they want to be sure to incorporate into their professional practices.
Teachers could create videos and then reflect at different points in the year about how closely they are incorporating the desired attributes into their practice. Viewing others videos could also give teachers ideas about how they could make a positive impact.