Teachers know their students and how they learn
|Knowledge of and respect for the diverse social, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds of students, and the effects of these factors on learning.||
2.1.1 Demonstrate knowledge, respect and understanding of the social, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds of students and how these factors may affect learning.
|Knowledge of the physical, social and intellectual developmental characteristics of the age group(s) of students.||
2.1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of the typical stages of students’ physical, social and intellectual development as well as an awareness of exceptions to general patterns.
|Knowledge of students’ varied approaches to learning||
2.1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of students’ different approaches to learning.
|Knowledge of how students’ skills, interests and prior achievements affect learning||
2.1.4 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of students’ skills, interests and prior achievements and their impact on learning.
|Knowledge of strategies for addressing the needs of students.||2.1.5 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of specific strategies for teaching:
|Knowledge of strategies for addressing the needs of students.||2.1.6 Demonstrate knowledge of a range of literacy strategies to the meet the needs of all students including: