Standard 3: Learning Environments

Category: Learner and Learning

The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

Artifact: Classroom Organization and Management Plan

Description: My Classroom Organization and Management Plan provides evidence that I have met InTASC Standard 3. My plan provides ideas for collaborating with students, families and other school staff members to create a cooperative classroom environment that supports the needs of all students and encourages students to take an active role in their education through activities such as reading and writing workshops. My plan includes classroom design and physical accommodations, classroom management strategies, ideas on how to build a community of leaders, and descriptions of the roles of students, teachers, and families.

Reflection: The creation of my Classroom Organization and Management Plan allowed for my professional growth, as it required me to truly think about what an inclusive classroom environment looks like and to test out some elements of this vision in my student teaching placement. I intend to refer to this plan and improve on many of its ideas in my future teaching practice.