We are committed to preparing and developing educators who:

  • are competent in subject matter.
  • use the students’ everyday experiences to link new concepts to prior knowledge and culture.
  • accept and build on students’ ideas and language.
  • communicate clearly when giving directions, specifying tasks and providing new information.
  • pace instruction appropriately.
  • provide all students with access to high-status knowledge.
  • specify task outcomes and what students must do to accomplish the tasks.
  • regularly monitor student progress.
  • stress problem solving and critical thinking.
  • have appropriately high standards and expectations for their students.
  • promote active student involvement.
  • provide immediate feedback on students’ success, whenever required.