What makes a great ProTeam Instructor?
Communicating Effectively with Others
The instructor will find this especially important when working with ProTeam students, their cooperating teachers, building administrators, college partners, and members in the community who are affiliated with education.
Being Informed on the Latest Educational Issues
The instructor encourages ProTeam students to discuss, analyze, and apply the latest trends in the education profession.
Maintaining Good Records and Documentation
The instructor keeps detailed records on the ProTeam students' assessed papers, products, and portfolios. The instructor displays ProTeam work throughout the classroom and school building.
Using Differentiated Instructional Methods
The instructor realizes that there are many different learning styles and makes accommodations for the learners in the classroom. With the assistance of a teacher-oriented ProTeam curriculum, the instructor models a wide variety of instructional methods.
Expecting High Levels of Achievement from Students
The instructor sets a high standard for himself and students. He/She communicates these standards to students, parents, and fellow educators.
Being Enthusiastic about the Teaching Profession
The instructor is both realistic and idealistic about the teaching profession. He/She is an advocate and supporter of educational careers. It is preferred that the ProTeam instructor have three or more years of teaching experience.
Making Purposeful Decisions about His/Her Teaching
The instructor knows what to do to help those who are struggling with the content. He/She makes use of effective pacing, instructional strategies, resources, and motivational techniques to enable ProTeam students to be successful in this course.
Striving to be a Positive Role Model
The instructor provides all students with an example of good character and outstanding professional qualities.
Having a Genuine Desire to Teach This Course
The instructor has a sincere interest in working with middle school students who want to learn more about human growth and development as well as educational issues pertaining to schools and teachers. He/She welcomes the opportunity to make a positive difference as a teacher-leader in this instructional role.
Encouraging the Best and Brightest Students to Become Teachers
The instructor will help insure that this course will serve as a basis for information and inspiration for outstanding students to choose teaching for their profession.
***For more information about beginning this program at your middle school, please contact Marcella Wine-Snyder at 800-476-2387.