Below are seven of the ten characteristics of star teachers. As you review each characteristic, think about whether you possess the characteristic.
To answer, choose either Yes or No from the Response column.
A Yes response will give you 1 point, while a No is 0.
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Characteristics of a Star Teacher Self-Reflection
Yes = 1
No = 0
Approach to at-risk student
Regardless of adversity, it is their responsibility to ignite the desire to learn in their students.
Acceptance of responsibility to make classroom interesting and engaging for all children to learn in a variety of formats based on their individual needs.
Constant searching for best practices for every student.
Engagement in reflective practice to find better ways of doing things in the classroom.
Protection of students’ learning
Bring their outside interests and activities in the classroom to involve students in learning.
Find ways to expand the traditional curriculum and sometimes are seen as being noncompliant with the academic agenda (redefine the boundaries within their work).
Courteous, patient, and professional when redefining boundaries and negotiating with authority figures.
View protecting and increasing students’ involvement in academic activities as their highest priority.
Admit and accept their own mistakes, which enables them to accept the mistakes of their students without attacking them.
Professional versus personal orientation
Do not take children’s misbehavior as a personal attack.
Students will be able to learn regardless of how they feel about the student and vice versa.
Sense of authentic respect.
Burn out: The care and feeding of bureaucracy
Protect self from burnout by not subjecting self to constant stress from interfering bureaucracy.
Seek others who are positive minded, team teach, and realize they are not alone… have a support system.
Putting theory into practice
Engage in reflective practice.
Cite clear, observable examples that all children can learn.
Translate theory into practice.
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If you are truly interested in taking the Star Teacher test at the Haberman Foundation website, see the Evaluation Tools page at the website. There is a fee of $20.00 to take the Start Teacher Pre-Screener which consists of 50 questions.