CSTP Standard 1

  • Building on students’ prior knowledge, life experience, and interests to achieve learning goals for all students
  • Using a variety of instructional strategies and resources that respond to students’ diverse needs
  • Facilitating challenging learning experiences for all students in environments that promote autonomy, interaction, and choice
  • Actively engaging all students in problem solving and critical thinking within and across subject areas
  • Teaching concepts and skills in ways that encourage students to apply them in real-life contexts that make subject matter meaningful
  • Assisting all students to become self-directed learners able to demonstrate, articulate, and evaluate what they learn