NBCT - Book Study


This 1.5 hour session is designed to guide anyone that is considering the pursuit of National Board Certification or anyone that is currently a National Board Candidate.

You may pick and choose the sessions you want to attend and you do not have to attend all sessions in sequential order.

Developed and revised by practicing educators based on research and practitioner expertise, the National Board Five Core Propositions and Standards describe what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do to have a positive impact on student learning. National Board Certification identifies teachers who meet those standards through a performance-based, peer-reviewed series of assessment components.

Five Core Propositions

First published in 1989 and updated in 2016, What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do articulates the National Board’s Five Core Propositions for teaching. The Five Core Propositions — comparable to medicine’s Hippocratic Oath — set forth the profession’s vision for accomplished teaching.

Together, the propositions form the basis of all National Board Standards and the foundation for National Board Certification.

Proposition 1: Teachers are committed to students and their learning

Proposition 2: Teachers know the subjects they teach and hot to teach those subjects to students.

Proposition 3: Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.

Proposition 4: Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.

Proposition 5: Teachers are members of learning communities.

If you have any questions please contact KEA’s Director of Professional Excellence, Michelle Grimes Jones, at

October Book Study Series

*All sessions are from 4:30pm EST to 6:00pm EST

Core Prop 1- Oct. 12

Core Prop 2- Oct 15

Core Prop 3- Oct 19

Core Prop 4- Oct 22

Core Prop 5- Oct 26

November Book Study Series

* All Sessions are from 6:30pmEST- 8:00pm EST

Core Prop 1- Nov 2

Core Prop 2- Nov 5

Core Prop 3- Nov 9

Core Prop 4- Nov 12

Core Prop 5- Nov 16