Promoting Positive Parenting

Promoting Positive Parenting

This module focuses on supporting families with parenting their children and establishing home environments that support children as learners. It also emphasizes the need for schools to increase an understanding of families through the use of strategies that promote an exchange of information between educators, parents, and other caregivers about their concerns and goals for their children.

NM Teacher CompetenciesNM Teacher Competencies

The New Mexico 3-Tiered Licensure System provides the framework for documenting teacher qualifications. In collaboration with the principal or designated administrator, New Mexico teachers are required to develop and maintain Professional Development Plans (PDPs) based on nine teacher competencies and accompanying differentiated indicators for their respective level of licensure (Level I, II or III).

This module, Promoting Positive Parenting addresses New Mexico Teacher Competencies 2, 6, and 7. The competencies and relevant differentiated indicators for Master Teacher – Level III are listed below. For more information and a complete listing of competencies and differentiated indicators visit Teach NM: Career Resources for New Mexico School Teachers and Administrators.

  • Competency 2: The teacher appropriately utilizes a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught.
    Relevant Master Teacher - Level III Differentiated Indicators:
  • D. Designs opportunities for student to apply, practice, and demonstrate knowledge and skills based on knowledge of learning modalities, style preferences, and intelligences.


  • Competency 6: The teacher manages the educational setting in a manner that promotes positive student behavior and a safe and healthy environment.
    Relevant Master Teacher - Level III Differentiated Indicators:
  • C. Engages students in establishing expectations for building a learning community in the classroom.


  • Competency 7: The teacher recognizes student diversity and creates an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of positive student involvement and self-concept.
    Relevant Master Teacher - Level III Differentiated Indicators:
  • F. Designs opportunities that require and reinforce student responsibility for learning.