Standard 5


Proficiency of Professional Standards of Michigan Teachers




Responsibilities and Relationships to the School, Classroom and Student-

Systematic reflection to organize and improve teaching and develop effective relationships, including the ability to:








Sub-Standards of Standard 5

Explanation of when/where/how I met the appropriate level of mastery

a. Uphold the State of Michigan Professional Code of Ethics and engage in meaningful self-evaluation.

Through all of my education courses I have been constantly reflecting on my own growth, on possible next-steps and in general evaluation of my teaching.

b. Identify and use current research to reflect on and improve one’s own practice related to content, technology, pedagogy, and other factors that impact student achievement. .

I have done an Action Research project during my student teaching in which I completed research on current teaching techniques.

c. Develop positive relationships with other teachers, parents/guardians, students, administrators, counselors and other personnel to benefit students and to influence one’s own professional growth.

Please see the attached documents for further explanation.


Narrative Artifact 1

Narrative Artifact 2

Narrative Artifact 3

d. Analyze the effects of teacher disposition, decisions, and actions upon others (eg. families, other personnel, and all students, including those with disabilities) and adjust interactions accordingly.

During my student teaching I kept certain focus students in mind when creating lesson plans.

e. Embrace and model teaching as a lifelong learning process and continue efforts to develop professionally.

Please see the attached documents for further explanation.

Narrative Artifact


f. Involve and work effectively with parents/guardians and implement school wide parent involvement plans to maximize opportunities for student achievement and success.

During student teaching I had open and constant communication with parents through phone calls, emails and letters home.

g. Interact with parents/guardians using best practices for personal and technology-based communication, to maximize student learning at school, home, and in the local community, and

During student teaching the students had weekly homework which included nightly reading to a family member at home for 15 minutes.

h. Participate in the development of individualized plans for students with disabilities (Individual Education Plan (IEP)).

I participated in an IEP for a student in my student teaching placement.


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