|Professionalism as an Educator
Effective classroom management strategies set expectations for students, providing them with behavioral boundaries and a framework in which to function. Teachers who carefully plan and consistently implement their classroom expectations will find their students are better prepared to engage in learning activities.
Throughout this course, you will create eight sections of a classroom management plan that you will submit to faculty and peers for feedback before the final submission as the benchmark assignment in Topic 6.
In this assignment, you will develop the first section of the classroom management plan, “Professionalism.”
Professional conduct as an educator is an integral part of establishing positive relationships with students, families, colleagues, and administrators. Positive relationships directly influence the environment you wish to establish with your classroom students.
Part 1: Professionalism as an Educator Table
For this assignment, research the topic of professional conduct for teachers, focusing on interactions with students, families, coworkers, key stakeholders, and administrators. Complete the “Professionalism as an Educator” table describing ways to promote professional, positive, collaborative relationships across the school system, and to create an appropriate supportive educational environment for students.
All entries in the table must be supported by a reference. The references may include the NEA Code of Ethics, the NASDTEC Code of Ethics, the InTASC dispositions, the Arizona Administrative Code, the COE Professional Dispositions, the COE Learning, Leading, Serving Pledge, the GCU Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work, and other relevant resources.
Part 2: Reflection
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on your personal professionalism as a future educator and your ability to display the behaviors you described in your table. Describe how you will apply the codes of ethics, professional standards of practice, and relevant laws and policies professional decision-making in order to promote positive, collaborative relationships and a supportive educational environment for students.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Review the “GCU Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work,” located on the GCU website.
Read the NEA Code of Ethics, located on the NEA website.
Read the Moral Code of Ethics for Educators, located on the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification website.
Review the InTASC standards.
Read Section R7-2-1308 from the Arizona Administrative Code.