Component 4F

Showing professionalism

Quest Overview

  • In this quest, you will learn about Danielson component 4F
  • Understanding: read about the Danielson component 4F (understanding what it is, why it is important, what the elements are embedded within the component, and ways you can show it in your digital portfolio).
  • Explore: complete a write up for Component 4F in your digital portfolio. To document your learning, you will take a screenshot of your write up in your digital portfolio and upload it to My GCC.
  • Synthesis: tweet out a connection between this component and ISTE, growth mindset, SAMR, another education class, or your future classroom. Upload a screenshot of your tweet to My GCC.
  • This Quest should take you no more than two hours to complete at most.


The guiding questions for this quest include:

  • What is component 4F?
  • Why is it important?
  • What are the elements associated with component 4F?
  • What are the artifacts you can create to demonstrate competency in component 4F in your digital portfolio?

Understanding Component 4F: Showing professionalism

What is Component 4F?

  • Maintaining ethical conduct
  • Advocating for our students
  • Following the rules of school district

Why do we need to know about component 4F?

Component 4F is important because
  • Professionalism is about trust, honesty, integrity, confidentiality, & advocacy.
  • It refers to how a teacher conducts himself/herself in the school, with colleagues, students, and the community.
  • It focuses upon service to both students and to the profession of education.
  • We need to understand that our interactions with others has a direct impact on student learning.


Possible artifacts

Artifacts for component 4F include:
  • Be on time, respectful, and courteous
  • Dress appropriately and professionally.
  • Have a positive attitude towards yourself, peers, administration, and students.
  • Assist ALL learners


Danielson, C. (2007). Enhancing professional practice a framework for teaching (2nd ed.). Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


  • Open your component 4F page in your digital portfolio
  • Upload a screenshot of your digital portfolio component 4F with write up to My GCC.
  • Be sure to publish your website!
  • Complete a write up on your component 4F page that describes in your words and citing Danielson to the following questions:

  1. What is component 4F?
  2. Why do you need it?
  3. What are the elements?
  4. What are some artifacts you can use to show competency with component 4F?
  • Try to be original here don't just write down my ideas. Include materials that you may have from other classes.

Synthesis & Test

Tweet out a connection between component 4F and one of the following:


2. Growth Mindset


4. Another education class

5. Application for your future classroom

6. The 4 C's

Be sure to use the class hashtag #gccedu and take a screenshot to upload to My GCC!