Educational Professionalism

Importance of professional conduct and expectations

1. Create a positive classroom climate

In order to create a positive classroom climate in your classroom, create a good first impression from day one of the academic year. Inspire the trust of your students and parents by sensitive to community and cultural norms will also be helpful to create a positive classroom climate.

2. Be prepared

Professional teachers plan thoroughly too for every lesson and class. They stick to their work routine and assessment schedule, to ensure that not only syllabus content is covered, but also the necessary skills to meet the standards for their students' longer-term success in their learning. Always be on time for work and appropriate attire will help teachers to be prepared in class as well.

3. Keep up to date with your marking and grading of students' tasks

Rapid assessment feedback to students will help provide a road map for improvement. If you take too long to hand back class tests and so on, the students will have lost interest in the task and their results by the time you return their work.

4. Be passionate, positive, and enthusiastic about your work

A professional teacher will take charge of his/her classroom, follow the procedures at the school, embrace positive changes on new ideas or suggestions, and not create negativity in a staff room and the spreading of dissent.

5. Treat your student, colleagues and school administrator with respect

Never publicly humiliate or belittle your students such as discussing their results or grades in front of other students. Leave their family, background, religion, behavior, and personal circumstances out of public disciplinary processes and discussions. Also, sharing insights with colleagues and school administrators are great ways to improve and develop your teaching skills and dealing with school issues wisely. Mutual respects are needed to have a good relationship with student, colleagues and school administrators.

6. Maintain confidentiality

A professional teacher will not share students' personal information with others to assist in helping a child to reach his or her potential. Confidential information such as the content of staff meetings too will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Using social media is strictly prohibited from dealing confidentiality issues whether it's unintended ignorance or intended.

7. Keep your students attention

An effective teacher make it easy to understand complicated things by teaching his/her students why the knowledge teacher convey is important and how they can apply in their daily lives. Use examples that will make it easy to understand and students can related. Keeping in mind, constantly seek new subject knowledge, simplify and share this with students.

8. Educational Philosophy

Good teachers have their own education philosophy that will help teachers set priorities of choosing the curriculum and schedule, and visualize their educational goal that will influence student's learning and achievement.


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