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Teachers Role

Vocab Review

Intrinsic Rewards Rewards that come from within oneself and are personally satisfying for emotional and intellecual reasons.
Extrinsic Rewards Rewards that come from outside oneself, such as job security and long vacations.
Professionalism An occupation characterized by a specialized body of knowledge with emphasis on autonomy, decision making, reflection and ethnical standards of conduct.
Autonomy The capacity to control one's own professional life.
Curriculum WHat teachers teach.
Assessment How student understanding is measured.
Standards Statements specifying what students should know and what skills they should have upon completing an area of study.
Technician A person who uses specific skills to complete well defined tasks.
Decision Making Problem solving in ill defined situations, based on professional knowledge.
Reflection The process of teacher's thinking about and analyzing their work to assess its effectiveness.
Ethnics Sets of moral standards for acceptable professional behavior.
Reforms Suggested changes in teaching and teacher preparation intended to increase the amount students learn.
Professional Portfolio A collection of representative work materials to document developing knowledge and skills.
Accountability The process of requiring students to demonstrate understanding of the topics they study as measured by standardized tests, as well as holding teachers at all grade levels responsible for students' performance.
High-Stakes Tests Assessments that states and districts use to determine wether or not students will advance from one grade to another, graduate high school, or have access to specific fields of study.
Merit Pay A supplement to a teachers base salary intended to reward superior performance or work in a highneed area.
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