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The dispositions needed to be an educator is vast. Some dispositions come naturally to teacher candidates and others are nurtured by teacher education programs. According to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2008), professional dispositions expected of teacher candidates include “the ideal of fairness and the belief that all students can learn (p. 22). This assignment provides teacher candidates an opportunity to explore, analyze, and discuss various professional dispositions needed by educators using six examples of children’s literature, all of which by the author, Patricia Polacco.

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professional dispositions, memorable educator, preservice teacher, children’s literature, interactive read aloud


Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Early Childhood Education | Educational Methods | Elementary Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Higher Education and Teaching | Other Education | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development | Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education

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Exploring Professional Dispositions with Preservice Teachers Assignment Description