I received my National Board Certification in 2010 (expires in 2020). The entire process focused on "Proposition 4" in the image at right, where teachers explain their lessons, reflect on their purpose, and offer suggestions for improvement. My teaching style changed more dramatically as a result of my National Boards than it has for any other reason in 17 years of teaching.
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Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities
The components in Domain 4 are associated with being a true professional educator: they encompass the roles assumed outside of and in addition to those in the classroom with students. Students rarely observe these activities; parents and the larger community observe them only intermittently. But the activities are critical to preserving and enhancing the profession. Educators exercise some of them (for example, maintaining records and communicating with families) immediately upon entering the profession, since they are integral to their work with students. Domain 4 consists of a wide range of professional responsibilities, from self‑reflection and professional growth, to participation in a professional community, to contributions made to the profession as a whole. The components also include interactions with the families of students,