Susan Lafond, a National Board Certified Teacher in English as a New Language (EAYA ENL), has 20 years of combined experience teaching ESL and foreign language. Currently at New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), she works with statewide professional development training for educators through the Education & Learning Trust (ELT). She serves on AFT’s ELL Educator Cadre and is an expert practitioner and advisor to Colorín Colorado.
Teachers are Members of Learning Communities
February 22, 2017
Recently re-released, What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do articulates that National Board’s Five Core Propositions for teaching. Similar to medicine’s Hippocratic Oath, the Five Core Propositions are held in common by teachers of all grade levels and disciplines and underscore the accomplished teacher’s commitment to advancing student learning and achievement. This blog focuses on core proposition 5 that states, “Teachers are members of learning communities.” What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do provides a general understanding of the teaching profession while the Standards define it across the content areas and pedagogical levels. For me, the…Read More