280:170g Human Relations: Awareness & Application
Alignment with INTASC Professional Standards
Principle #1: CONTENT KNOWLEDGE--The candidate
understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the
discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make
these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
- Demonstrates an awareness and
application of human relations topics aligned with the INTASC and Iowa
Standards of the comprehensive nature of human relations.
- Reflects and summaries assigned
- Searches the Web to find appropriate
readings related to the human relations topic and declared major.
- Recognizes individuals in society
who are “Somebody You Should Know” and resources for future guests.
- Attends community events related to
the human relations topics.
- Creates a Human Relations Portfolio
of 42 written artifacts based on the Human Relations topics.
Principle #2: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT--The candidate
understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning
opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.
- Understands the application of human relations to the
- Designs materials and opportunities that match
intellectual, social, and personal development needs.
- Translates knowledge of human relations into attitudes,
skills and techniques which will result in favorable learning experiences.
Principle #3: DIVERSE LEARNERS--The candidate
understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates
instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
- Creates written artifacts that demonstrate an awareness
of diverse learners.
- Participates in Hot Topic Discussions that provide an
avenue for dialogue for discussion on diverse learners.
- Share learning materials and activities which assist
the educationally challenged and the gifted learners.
Principle #4: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES--The candidate
understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage
students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance
- Demonstrates competence in utilizing a variety of
methods of instruction.
- Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for implementing
human relations into the classroom
- Aligns human relation topics with the educational
Principle #5: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT--The candidate
uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create
a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active
engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
- Creates a classroom with multiple teaching resources to
create a safe classroom environment.
- Integrate the use of human relation activities into the
- Identifies community resources as a source for guest
speakers in the class.
- Practices management techniques that can be transferred
into any classroom.
Principle #6: COMMUNICATION--The candidate
uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication
techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction
in the classroom.
- Verbally share ideas and thoughts during group
- Participates in group presentations relating to a
specific human relations topic.
- Active in verbal assessment of group presentations.
Principle #7: PLANNING INSTRUCTION--The candidate
plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the
community, and curriculum goals.
- Understands the value of utilizing the Web to enhance
learning for students.
- Prepares for writing the Teacher Work Sample during
Student Teaching. .
- Creates a portfolio of human relations topics and
Principle #8: ASSESSMENT--The candidate
understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and
ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the
- Assesses peers artifacts based on the three point
- Provides written comments on peer artifacts.
- Verbalizes comments following group presentations.
Principle #9: REFLECTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT--The candidate
is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her
choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in
the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow
- Attends community events and relates experience to
human relations topic.
- Shares opportunities for community activities and
- Attends professional workshops and shares the highlights
Principle #10: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS--The candidate
fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the
larger community to support students' learning and well-being.
- Reflects on previous field experiences to human
- Volunteers in community activities and events.
- Attends speakers and meetings on campus and in the
Principle #11: USE OF TECHNOLOGY--The candidate integrates the computer
and other high and low technology into classroom teaching activities,
assessment and/or documentation.
- Identifies strategies for integrating technology in the
- Uses the Elmo and Computer during group presentations.
- Searches the internet for appropriate readings and
- Submits papers via email for assessment.