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Becoming a k
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Maintaining
Professionalism in the Teacher d
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Classroom As you begin to pursue a career in
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teaching you must keep in mind what
 Dress Appropriately f
roles come into effect in the classroom,
The way you dress, says a lot about d
what the rights that the students and
your character. At a school setting, parents possess, and what the k
you want to look professional to draw h
responsibilities that you, as an educator
respect from both your colleagues and
your students. are required to possess.

 Equal Treatment to ALL


students

Springs (2018), mentions how the 14th


Amendment comes into effect when
discussing the topic of equal and fair
treatment to ALL (p. 123).

 Teacher-Student
Relationships

As much as you want to form a bond


and be liked by your students, it is
important to maintain a boundary.
You cannot be friends with your
students professionally, so drawing
the line is important.

 Communication and
Collaboration with
Colleagues

 Continue to improve
your teaching
strategies.

There is always room for


improvement.
(Zeigler, 2018)
“It is the supreme art of the teacher
to awaken joy in creative expression
and knowledge.” - Albert Einstein

Teacher Performance
Expectations
As an educator, one of your biggest
responsibilities is to become an expert with
Family Educational Rights and the TPEs. The TPEs will guide you to become
Privacy Act (FERPA) an efficient, dedicated, and fair teacher. In Teacher Roles
order to do so, you must always reflect on the As a teacher, you must be aware that you
six Teacher Performance Expectations are knowledgeable in the material you are
Domains which are: presenting to the class. You must also be
What is FERPA?
aware that you are the students’ mentor, so
Congress created FERPA for the purpose to 1. Engaging and Supporting all Students
your goal is to guide them in a positive
maintain student information private. in Learning
direction. You are required to be flexible and
2. Creating and Maintaining Effective
- As defined by Hlavac and Easterly creative to meet each and every one of your
Environments for Student Learning
(2015), “a student is an individual students’ needs. Most importantly, be fair to
3. Understanding and Organizing Subject
who is enrolled in and actually all those who are in your class. Every student
Matter for Student Learning
attends an educational institution.” deserves to be treated equally with respect.
4. Planning Instruction and Designing
FERPA ensures that the students Learning Experiences for All Students
“educational, personally identifiable, and 5. Assessing Student Learning
directory information” is not to be disclosed 6. Developing as a Professional Educator
to anyone other than the individual or the (Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2016)
parent, unless specifically allowed and
signed by the parents (Hlavac and Easterly,
2015).