Week 2 Discussion – Teachers’ Professional Life Cycles
After completing this week’s readings, access the link below and read the article.
- Huberman’s Five Stages of Development
While your text touches on the topic of teachers’ professional cycles, also review the article by Aminah Paden. As you read this article, consider the following points:
- Reflect on how you might adjust your conference after you have done an observation in a teacher’s classroom, depending on where you believe the professional life cycle of the individual teacher might fall. For example, how would your conversation be different with a novice teacher as opposed to a distinguished teacher?
- How might this information be critical as you work with your teachers?
Your initial response is due by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday and should be between 200-250 words. The initial posting should be a statement of your point of view on the question, supported by the required readings.
Be sure to follow the Discussion Rubric located in the “Rubrics” section of the course main page.