3 Guiding Principles
The Guiding Principles provide educators with a practical model that can be used to guide professional experiences, from individual classroom teachers to the entire school staff as a whole. If professional development, goal setting, and evaluation support each of the Guiding Principles, teachers will be more likely to achieve professional and personal success.
The 3 Guiding Principles are:
Self-WorthSelf-Worth occurs when teachers know they are valued members of the school community, have a colleague in their lives they can trust and learn from, and believe their effort and hard work are recognized and celebrated in a variety of ways.
EngagementEngagement happens when teachers are deeply involved in their professional experiences, as characterized by enthusiasm and desire for learning new things, and a willingness to take positive, healthy steps toward the future.
PurposePurpose exists when teachers take responsibility for who and what they want to become, not only in terms of their professional careers, but also by being confident, responsible members of their community
Educators put these Guiding Principles into action using the next part of the Aspirations Framework: 8 Conditions That Make a Difference™.