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Teaching practice A. Provide a web link to the content standards used in your state. B. Interview (suggested length 30 minutes) one current K-12 teacher. Be sure that your interview questions allow you to answer the prompts below.1. Submit a completed and signed “Interview Verification Form.”
Note: The attached “Suggested Interview Questions” may be used to help structure your interview. Note: Ideally, the teacher being interviewed should teach the same content area and level as you would wish to teach. C. Reflect on your interview by doing the following:
1. Description: Summarize the teacher’s views on the given topics:• application of content standards used in your state• internal and external influences that impact education at your school or district• teacher identity and view of self (i.e., Hattie’s mindframes)
• ways teachers can continue to grow in their teaching practice or professional development2. Feelings: Describe your feelings about the interview, including:• how you felt before the interview• how you felt during the interview• how you think the teacher felt about the interview
Teaching practice 3. Evaluation:a. Describe how the interview did or did not align to what you had expected.b. Describe something that went well during the interview.c. Describe something that you would do differently, based on your experience in the interview.
4. Analysis: Explain why you agree or disagree with the teacher’s views on the given topics:• application of content standards used in your state• internal and external influences that impact education at your school or district• teacher identity and view of self (i.e., Hattie’s mindframes)
• ways teachers can continue to grow in their teaching practice or professional development5. Conclusion:a. Summarize what you learned from the interview.i. Explain how what you learned from the interview has influenced your understanding of the role of a teacher.
Teaching practice b. If you were to conduct the interview again, describe what you would do differently to improve the interview experience.
6. Action:a. Explain how one of Hattie’s mindframes supports teacher success.b. Describe a personal strength and weakness related to the Hattie’s mindframe explained in part C
6a.c. Create a SMART goal you can work on that will support your development into a teacher.i. Identify a professional development opportunity (i.e. workshop, training, or experience) available to you online or in your community that aligns with your SMART goal.
D. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. E. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.