The disposition to teach has been identified as the most influential quality of highly effective educators. Dispositions are the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educators own professional growth.
- What dispositions do you possess that you think will make you a successful teacher?
- What dispositions do you need to work on before you enter the classroom as a first-year teacher?
- What does a professional educator look like and how do they behave? What standards guide their thinking and actions?