Standard 1: Know Students

As listed in the National Professional Standards for Teachers, educators must “know students and how they learn.”

Strand 1 is broken down into a few subcategories:

1.1  Physical, social, and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2  Understand how students learn
1.3   Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.4  Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
1.5  Differentiate teaching to meet specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
1.6  Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

I believe that I have met the criteria by doing the following:

Understanding how to set up a classroom

Lasting impact through getting to know your students

Discipline is all about Conversations

Coat of Arms activity

Strength based activities

Getting to know what they like – Angry Birds