Exhibiting Appropriate Conduct as a Professional:
THE DEDICATED PROFESSIONAL
The Principle: The successful teacher is one who demonstrates a sincere dedication to the profession of teaching and genuine care and concern for each child.
Key Attributes: The teacher conducts herself/himself in a manner which shows care and concern for children and their learning and a commitment to the profession of education. The teacher exhibits high ethical and professional standards. The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.
Indicators of Performance (Grouped by Attributes):
1. The teacher conducts herself/himself in a manner which shows care and concern for children and learning.
- The teacher demonstrates care and concern for children.
- The teacher believes that all children can learn at high levels and persists in helping all children achieve success.
- The teacher is concerned about all aspects of a child's well-being (cognitive, emotional, social, and physical), and is alert to signs of difficulties
- The teacher is committed to helping students develop self-confidence and competence.
- The teacher respects students as individuals with differing backgrounds, skills, talents, and interests.
- The teacher creates a learning community in which individual differences are respected and valued.
- The teacher persists in helping all students achieve success.
- The teacher develops rapport with students (e.g., talks with and listens to students and is sensitive and responsive to clues of distress).
- The teacher acts as an advocate for students.
2. The teacher conducts herself/himself in a manner which shows commitment to the profession of education.
- The teacher can list the advantages and disadvantages of the teaching profession as a life-long career.
- The teacher shows a commitment to the profession.
- The teacher has enthusiasm for learning and the discipline taught.
- The teacher maintains her/his own well-being by practicing behaviors of mental and physical health.
- The teacher is engaged in personal discovery and transition toward professionalism.
- The teacher demonstrates insight into his/her individual personal characteristics and is aware of the personal characteristics associated with successful teachers.
- The teacher exercises appropriate etiquette and decorum and exhibits a positive work ethic (e.g., punctuality, grooming, etc.)
- The teacher uses technology to enhance productivity and professionalism.
3. The teacher exhibits high ethical and professional standards.
- The teacher has a well-grounded framework for understanding cultural and community diversity and knows how to learn about and incorporate students' experiences, cultures, and community resources into instruction.
- The teacher understands the importance of interacting in an professional manner in curricular and extracurricular settings.
- The teacher respects the privacy of students and confidentiality of information.
- The teacher values all individuals regardless of origin or individual circumstance.
- The teacher appreciates and values human diversity, shows respect for students' varied talents and perspectives, and is committed to the pursuit of "individually configured excellence."
- The teacher recognizes the importance of the relationship between school and community.
- The teacher appreciates the need to assess and be sensitive to the ethical and moral culture of the community.
- The teacher is sensitive to issues of diversity and multiculturalism and acts in a reasonable manner in situations regarding these issues.
- The teacher encourages students to see, question, and interpret ideas from diverse perspectives.
- The teacher knows and practices The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession.
4. The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.
- The teacher knows how to respond respectfully to a parent, community members, or another educator in conflict situations.
- The teacher is willing to consult with other adults regarding the education and well-being of his/her students.
- The teacher is willing to work with other professionals to improve the overall learning environment for students.
- The teacher participates in collegial activities designed to make the entire school a productive learning environment.
- The teacher makes links with the learners' other environments on behalf of students, by consulting and collaborating with parents, counselors, teachers of other classes, and professionals in other community agencies.
- The teacher effectively uses communication techniques (reads, writes, listens, speaks) with parents, colleagues, and other professional and community partners.
- The teacher establishes respectful and productive relationships with parents and guardians from diverse home and community situations, and seeks to develop cooperative partnerships in support of student learning and well being.
- The teacher uses information about students and links with community resources to meet student needs.
- The teacher effectively includes professionals, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and peer tutors to promote student learning.
Links to each of the seven principles
Successful teachers consistently exhibit:
The principles of the professional standards:
|•||Appropriate conduct as a professional,||•||Dedicated Professional|
|•||Knowledge of foundations of the profession,||•||Knowledgeable Professional|
|•||Expertise in all subjects taught,||•||Content Specialist|
|•||Skills as an educational designer,||•||Educational Designer|
|•||Skills as an educational facilitator,||•||Educational Facilitator|
|•||Skills as an educational evaluator, and||•||Educational Evaluator|
|•||Capacity for reflective practice.||•||Reflective Professional|
The complete list of Professional Standards in HTML with Principles, Attributes and Performance Indicators
The complete list of Professional Standards in PDF with Principles, Attributes and Performance Indicators
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