July 21, 2018
Print This PagePrint This Page

  *
Session:
Bill #:
Session:
Chamber: View Search Tips
Search Term:
Year: View Search Tips
Search Term:
Select Year:
The Florida Statutes

The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1012
PERSONNEL
View Entire Chapter
Section 1012.52, Florida Statutes 2009

1012.52  Teacher quality; legislative findings.--

(1)  The Legislature intends to implement a comprehensive approach to increase students' academic achievement and improve teaching quality. The Legislature recognizes that professional educators play an important role in shaping the future of this state and the nation by developing the knowledge and skills of our future workforce and laying the foundation for good citizenship and full participation in community and civic life. The Legislature also recognizes its role in meeting the state's educational priorities so as to provide opportunity for all students to achieve at the levels set by the Sunshine State Standards.

(2)  The Legislature further finds that effective educators are able to do the following:

(a)  Write and speak in a logical and understandable style, using appropriate grammar and sentence structure, and demonstrate a command of standard English, enunciation, clarity of oral directions, and pace and precision in speaking.

(b)  Read, comprehend, and interpret professional and other written material.

(c)  Compute, think logically, and solve problems.

(d)  Recognize signs of students' difficulty with the reading and computational process and apply appropriate measures to improve students' reading and computational performance.

(e)  Recognize patterns of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development in students, including exceptional students in the regular classroom.

(f)  Recognize and demonstrate awareness of the educational needs of students who have limited proficiency in English and employ appropriate teaching strategies.

(g)  Use and integrate appropriate technology in teaching and learning processes and in managing, evaluating, and improving instruction.

(h)  Use assessment and other diagnostic strategies to assist the continuous development and acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the learner.

(i)  Use teaching and learning strategies that include consideration of each student's learning styles, needs, and background.

(j)  Demonstrate the ability to maintain a positive, collaborative relationship with students' families to increase student achievement.

(k)  Recognize signs of tendency toward violence and severe emotional distress in students and apply techniques of crisis intervention.

(l)  Recognize signs of alcohol and drug abuse in students and know how to appropriately work with such students and seek assistance designed to prevent future abuse.

(m)  Recognize the physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and neglect and know rights and responsibilities regarding reporting.

(n)  Demonstrate the ability to maintain a positive environment in the classroom while achieving order and discipline.

(o)  Demonstrate the ability to grade student performance effectively.

(p)  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the value of, and strategies for, promoting parental involvement in education.

History.--s. 724, ch. 2002-387.

Site Map
Session:   Bills ·   Calendars ·   Bound Journals ·   Citator ·   Search ·   Appropriations ·   Redistricting ·   Bill Information Reports
Committee Publications
Historical Information
Statutes:   Introduction ·   View Statutes ·   Search Statutes
Flsenate.gov
Disclaimer: The information on this system is unverified. The journals or printed bills of the respective chambers should be consulted for official purposes.    Copyright © 2000-2018 State of Florida.     Privacy Statement     Contact Us     Get Acrobat Reader