California Standards for the Teaching Profession: Standard Six
6.1 Reflecting on teaching practice and planning professional development
6.2 Establishing professional goals and pursuing opportunities to grow professionally
6.3 Working with communities to improve professional practice
6.4 Working with families to improve professional practice
6.5 Working with colleagues to improve professional practice

This is part of my much-loved copy of "The Heart of a Teacher," an article by Parker Palmer. When I recieved this in class, I read it and reread it many times. I love Palmer's understanding of how complex teaching really is, and how important it is to be a whole and honest person in the classroom. I strongly reccommend it.

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