A professional classroom teacher must be open-minded and non-biased towards their students and their families. A professional classroom teacher must not let their own personal views affect their relationship with their students, their families, and their colleagues. Professionalism to me means treating every student, parent, and colleague the same with no regards for their race, gender, gender identity, religion, culture, ethnicity, or sexual preference.
I understand that a level of professionalism is an important part to the role of a teacher and although it is incorporated in the standards, guidelines and policies of organizations, is often not implemented nor highlighted in practice. Certainly in respect to my currently college and I feel this acts as a restraint on my progression and my ability to be “professional”.
I believe that most important indicators of professionalism that I possess are respect, accountability and tenacity. I show respect by listening, being fair, and following through. Instead of seeking to control children’s behavior, rather try to respect and understand it. Being accountable not only means being responsible for something but also ultimately being answerable for your actions. Being engaged as a teacher is important to professionalism because
There are many ethical dilemmas one can face while in a workplace. Some are easy to handle, while others do not have a quick solution. There are also many different interactions that can take place. Ethical dilemmas involving a request from a boss have proven to be difficult situations to handle. In the workplace, it is vital to have a strong relationship with a boss. This is what makes an unethical request from a boss such a hard situation to be put in. One wouldn’t want to sacrifice the relationship they have with their boss. At the same time however, it is an even stronger battle to fight one’s morals and what they believe to be ethical. In this discussion I will breakdown my strategy of getting out of this specific type of ethical dilemma: my boss will allow me to submit inflated expense reports in order to pocket the extra cash as well-deserved compensation for my contributions.
1. Discuss an ethical dilemma that you have had to face in the workplace. Ethical dilemmas
That is the question surrounding the case involving former Louisianan State University professor Teresa Buchannan. The now unemployed professor was terminated on June 19, 2015, from her duty as a professor of elementary education at LSU after an investigation into student’s complaints found her guilty of making inappropriate, disturbing comments during class lectures; comments which consisted of, “Saying “F*** no” repeatedly in the presence of students...and telling a joke that the quality of sex gets worse the longer a relationship lasts,” according to Charles Lussier, author of the article “LSU Professor Fired for Using Salty Language in Classroom Claims She’s ‘Witch Hunt’
Avis et al (2010) state that historically, only occupations such as Doctors, Solicitors, the Clergy and Bank Managers were worthy of the title of being called a “Professional”. However they go on to say that this has changed over time to the point whereby much more diverse groups are describing themselves within the category of being professional to the point that the term becomes meaningless. That said, they do agree that a professional should hold a set of specific skills and knowledge that are gained through a certain amount of training and “should be used for the benefit of society”. Teachers, lecturers and trainers clearly fit within this remit. Scales (2008) lists professionalism as one of the traits of an effective teacher. He goes on the say that professionalism is multi-faceted, citing the way teachers behave, look, the way interact with their students, how they talk and how they prepare and plan their work all form what he believes makes a professional.
Three general principles will guide the move towards sustainability. Firms and industries must become more efficient in using natural resources; they should model their entire production process on biological processes; and they should emphasize the production of services rather than products. Versions of the first principle, sometimes called eco- efficiency, have long been a part of the environmental movement. "Doing more with less" has
To begin, the first book Professionalism in Teaching highlighted important factors to consider as we become future educators. These highlights included what it means to be a “professional,” how to communicate effectively, and how to build relationships with fellow teachers, administration, students, and parents. As the authors discussed professionalism they emphasized the importance of looking the part by dressing in an appropriate manner, being reflective on all decisions that we make throughout the day, and determining the effectiveness of our teaching in the classroom. To add, it is important when trying to communicate and build relationships with others that we learn
What is Professionalism? When first thinking about this one might conjure up images of professional athletes such as, Steph Curry, Cam Newton or Sidney Crosby. Others might think of of professionals in the arts, perhaps Yo-Yo Ma or Michelangelo. While each of them are professionals in their respected field, this paper will be discussing professionalism in the workplace. Professionalism comes down to two basic ideas: treat others with respect and give your work the respect it deserves. Joshua De Vera Bautista said it best when he said, “Since you cannot always carry and display your diploma. Kindly act like you have one. Professionalism. Include that to your dictionary.” The goal is for everyone to be seen an outstanding employee and acting professional helps tremendously with that, especially with a first impression.
do our best. I have learned many skills, moves and, plays but I also learned
Ethical dilemmas are particularly sensitive issues in the workplace because the well-being of the individuals and the organization as a whole are at stake. Employees must feel as though they are being supported and not punished, and should not feel as though they were being put on display; their dignity should always remain intact. This paper examines how, as a high school principle, I would address the issue of one of the high school teachers becoming addicted to prescription drugs.
Personal values may conflict with ethical decision making if those personal values are different than the organizational norms of the business or institution. Constructing, and maintaining personal ethics in the workplace rests with the individual, and how willing he or she is in assimilating to the evolving cultural dynamic of the corporate world. Many times a person find their personal, cultural and/or organizational ethics conflicting and must reconcile a course of action that will mitigate cognitive dissonance. In order to be a productive member of society, in small groups and globally, one must reconcile these conflicts on a daily basis and continually move forward while maintaining personal integrity and
Professionalism was a great way to start the unit; this topic has giving me the chance to understand the responsibilities that teachers have to students and their parents. On beginning this topic I believed that professionalism was about ethics and how teachers conducted themselves in and out of the classroom. However while this is
1. The Sales Rep. A sales representative for a struggling computer supply firm has a chance to close a multimillion-dollar deal for an office system to be installed over a two-year period. The machines for the first delivery are in the company’s warehouse, but the remainder would have to be ordered from the manufacturer. Because the manufacturer is having difficulty meeting the heavy demand for the popular model, the sales representative is not sure that the subsequent deliveries can be made on time. Any delay in converting to the new system would be costly to the customer; however, the blame could be placed on the manufacturer. Should the sales representative close the deal without advising the customer