Presentation on theme: "Excellence in Teaching Summer Conference: Teacher Professionalism Fayetteville State University August 09, 2013 Presenters: Sheldon Harvey, Principal-"— Presentation transcript:
Excellence in Teaching Summer Conference: Teacher Professionalism Fayetteville State University August 09, 2013 Presenters: Sheldon Harvey, Principal- Lewis Chapel Middle School Mellotta Hill Principal- Howard Hall Classical
Todays Agenda Legal / Ethical Expectations Personal Behavior Social Networking Attire Roles & Responsibilities of Pre-Service Teachers
General Statute 115C-307 Teaching is a profession laden with risk and responsibility that requires a great deal from those who enter into it. --John I. Goodlad 2 Words Profession Professionalism
Legal / Ethical Expectations Of the factors that are within the control, the quality of the teacher is the one thing that has been proven to have the most significant on the success of the student. Legal Governing Statutes NC General Assembly & State Board of Education Policy Avenue to voice your concerns or complain Non-Discrimination on basis of race, gender, color, national origin, political affiliation, age or disability Workplace- prohibits racial or sexual harassment Equal Employment Opportunity Open Records Law on public employees Drug Free Work Place Protecting employees and children with a social media policy Merit based recruitment and staffing Providing reasonable accommodation for individuals (Americans with Disabilities Act) Preventing violence in the work place
Legal / Ethical Expectations Of the factors that are within the control, the quality of the teacher is the one thing that has been proven to have the most significant on the success of the student. Ethical Testing/Assessment Code of Ethics Administrative Code – professional conduct for educators Protect confidential information/data (SSN, Employee ID, etc.) Reporting Policy- arrested or issued a legal restraining order or charged with a criminal offense Any local board of education policy covering ethical behavior
Legal / Ethical Expectations Teachers are intended by parents, citizenry and lawmakers alike to serve as good examples for their young charges. Their character and conduct may be expected to be above those of the average individual not working in so sensitive a relationship as that of teacher to pupil. It is not inappropriate or unreasonable to hold our teachers to a higher standard of personal conduct, given the youthful ideals they are supposed to foster and elevate. Faulkner v. New Bern-Craven County Bd. of Educ., 311 N.C. 42, 59, 316 S.E.2d 281, 291 (1984).
Personal Behavior Ms. Rita Pearson Every Kid Needs A Champion
Your attitude shows in EVERYTHING you do! Put a smile on your face as often as possible! Positive body language is a sure fire way to project self assurance, so stand tall, smile, and make eye contact.
Social Networking A Social Network is a social structure made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied up by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, friendship, kinship, dislike, conflict or trade What comes with this new territory…. Districts policy- messages sent about students & to students Privacy concerns Who are my friends? Life of Data
Read this Associated Press article from November 12, 2008: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Several teachers in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district face discipline for posting images and material on the social-networking site Facebook that school leaders find objectionable. District spokeswoman Nora Carr told the Charlotte Observer that officials are recommending that one teacher be fired for writing that she teaches "in the most ghetto school in Charlotte. (continues)
Other pages discovered by WCNC-TV of Charlotte included photos of female teachers in sexually suggestive poses and a black male teacher who used a racial slur to describe an activity. A special-education teacher wrote, "I hate my students!" Carr said four teachers face unspecified discipline that is less than suspension or dismissal
Attire The effective teacher dresses appropriately as a professional educator to model success. As you are dressed, so shall you be perceived; and as you are perceived, so shall you be treated. According to Harry Wong- Whats Out & Whats IN Professional Dress/Attire Unprofessional Dress/Attire Male & Female Attire
One is instantly evaluated based on appearance, body language, demeanor, and mannerisms. Once this impression is formed, it is nearly impossible to reverse or undo it. Therefore, the first encounter is very important.
Confidentiality Two Confidentiality Laws FERPA-Family Education Rights and Privacy Act IDEA-Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Scenarios
Roles & Responsibilities Each child is living the only life he hasthe only one he will ever have. The least we can do is not diminish it. --Bill Page
THERE IS NO END TO EDUCATION. IT IS NOT THAT YOU READ A BOOK, PASS AN EXAMINATION AND FINISH WITH EDUCATION. THE WHOLE OF LIFE, FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARE BORN TO THE MOMENT YOU DIE, IS A PROCESS OF LEARNING. – JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI