I feel that I meet this standard because I am always looking for ways to improve my teaching, and continuously reflect on how I could do better. The artifact I chose helps showcase this, because part of the discussion required me to interview teachers and paraprofessionals on various aspects of co-teaching within an inclusion environment. As this environment was new to me at the time, I was already asking many questions before the assignment, which helped make the discussion for that week much easier. Through this, I learned that (especially in inclusion classrooms), I am not alone, and that if I need help or advice with adapting lessons, there are people who can help me, especially when it comes to adapting lessons for special-needs students.
I was fortunate in my timing on selecting my second artifact because I had just completed my Student Learning Objectives (SLO) project for my student teaching internship. This project required me to evaluate the students I was teaching, set specific growth targets, and try to determine what the best learning strategies were to reach those targets. And although I didn't reach the targets I'd originally selected, the artifact shows that I reflected on the data and circumstances, and identified positives and negatives about what was done, which will allow me to improve my teaching in the future.