World Class Teaching Program

The University of Mississippi

Architecture of Accomplished Teaching

This framework of how teachers think about teaching illustrates that teachers do not make decisions in a linear process but that teachers move in and out of each stage as needed to make decisions that impact student learning. Each step is linked to the previous step and to the next step. The questions in the entry will guide you to show evidence that you can link each of the aspects logically. The scoring rubrics show the key concepts of the criteria for the evidence that you should show and the standards show what you should know and be able to do as an analytical and reflective teacher.

What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do

Significant document that highlights the Five Core Propositions of National Boards. All of the National Board standards directly relate back to one of the Five Core Propositions.

  1. Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
  2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  5. Teachers are members of learning communities.