Career Advice Opinion

Teacher Ethics

By AAEE — September 09, 2008 1 min read
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With the School Year underway, now is a perfect time to promote the role of teachers specifically in the area of “Teacher Ethics”.

“I believe we must maintain a culture of professionalism and respect with our students which provides a healthy atmosphere for student growth”.

From this prospective we must:

A) Maintain proper boundaries-we are role models, we can be friendly to our students and we need to always consider and remind students of the limits of our relationship as Teachers.
B) Our professional behavior, values and responsibilities are more important than being popular – in other words “keep the relationship between teacher/student embedded in and with our teacher competencies”.
C) Dress Professionally – again, we are role models, please take time to dress with care before we teach others – just my opinion “Jeans are not professional dress”.
D) Be consistent in your interactions with students – try not to favor or make exceptions for a favored one or a few – Advocate for all.

Do you agree/disagree? Please respond.

Mark Brophy
Staffing/Mentor Corrdinator
Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, Mass.

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