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Teacher Dispositions
ELEMENT Nascent Beginning Progressing Proficient Advanced
1. Empathy and valuing multiple perspectives

I have not yet explored how my personal beliefs have shaped my worldview. I can identify my personal beliefs and experiences and recognize how they shape my view of the world. I recognize that I might hold stereotypes. I understand that my beliefs and experiences are not universally shared. I can identify the influences that shape how others and I view the world. I am willing to explore the experiences and perspectives of people who challenge my beliefs. I recognize biases and limitations of my own perspective and those of others’ perspectives. I recognize how my personal beliefs influence my decisions as a teacher. I empathize by seeking to understand the perspectives of others. I challenge my personal assumptions to understand viewpoints that differ from my own. I value diverse perspectives, including those that challenge my own.

Source: The Globally Competent Teaching Continuum was originally developed in 2014 by J. M. Cain, J. Glazier, H. Parkhouse, and A. Tichnor-Wagner at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ASCD Resources

Books and Book Chapters

The Formative Five, Chapter 2: Empathy
Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, Chapter 1. A Critical Reflection: Exploring Self and Culture
Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Articles

What Are the Goals of Multicultural Education?, ASCD Express
The Difference a Global Educator Can Make, Educational Leadership (PDF)
Making Diverse Classrooms Safer for Learning, Educational Leadership
The Problem We Still Live With, Educational Leadership
Teaching with Controversy, Educational Leadership


Beginning

Classroom demo videos

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Lesson plans

icon Connotative and Denotative Words (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 6 - 8
Subject: English Language Arts
Description: In this lesson, students learn to distinguish between connotations and denotations of words.

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Progressing

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icon Vietnam War (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 8
Subject: Social Studies
Description: In this lesson, students explore the Vietnam War from multiple perspectives, using primary documents and music.

Professional development

icon TED Talk: The Danger of a Single Story
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie describes why is it important to not tell a “single story” about a place or a people.

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Proficient

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Professional development

icon TED Talk: The Danger of a Single Story
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie describes why is it important to not tell a “single story” about a place or a people.
icon RSA Short - The Power of Empathy
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: This video defines empathy in relation to sympathy.

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Advanced

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icon Hypothetical Global Conflicts (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 6-12
Subject: Social Studies
Description: Students explore conflict resolution and peacekeeping techniques.

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