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Reflecting on Your Teaching National Board

  • Template 2019
  • Section TMPL
  • 3 Credits
  • 02/06/2019 to 07/29/2100
  • Modified 07/19/2020

Mission Statement

As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership. 


Prepares participants to utilize video-taping to reflect on their own teaching practices.  Through video-taping, participants will analyze their teaching to improve classroom instruction and student learning.  NBPTS will be utilized throughout this process as teachers reflect on their teaching using national teaching standards.


College of Education Mission

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.


Candidates will analyze classroom instruction to improve student achievement and learning.


Candidates will analyze their own learning community to identify and develop relationships with resources both in and out of the school community (colleagues, caregivers, community resources, etc.) to enhance student learning.


Candidates will analyze and reflect upon personal/professional teaching practices to identify areas for improvement of instruction.


Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE

By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:

  1. Analyze and reflect on the delivery of lessons and the learning environment using the National Board Certificate Standards. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)
  2. Identify teaching practices to improve instruction and enhance student learning. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)


Reflective Discussions

Candidates will participate in discussion topics requiring a reflective response and thoughtful feedback to others.  The discussion assignments relate to topics pertaining to the National Board Five Core Propositions and National Board for Professional Teaching Certificate Standards.

  • Course outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • NBTS Core Propositions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and NBTS Certificate Standards

Reflection Assignment

Candidates will complete reflection assignments to demonstrate analysis of the Five Core Propositions and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards within their teaching environment.  Candidates will utilize videotaped classroom experiences to analyze and reflect upon best practices.  Candidates will identify and make plans for implementing changes to their instruction that will lead to student growth.

  • Course Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
  • NBTS Core Propositions:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and NBTS Certificate Standards

This course builds on a meaningful learning experience that occurs outside traditional settings in which candidates are currently participating or recently concluded.  In that experience, candidates interacted with generative topics based on current theory and research-based best practices. This course allows candidates the opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate their learning from that experience with activities that are aligned with academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.