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Education and Schooling. Asst. Professor G. Sharpe Week Of December 1, 2008. Today at a Glance. Attendance - Please Sign In. Welcome Back !- Your Assignments (Philosophy of Education, Critical Reflection and Student Seminars)

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education and schooling

Education and Schooling

Asst. Professor G. Sharpe

Week Of December 1, 2008

today at a glance
Today at a Glance
  • Attendance- Please Sign In.
  • Welcome Back!-
  • Your Assignments (Philosophy of Education, Critical Reflection and Student Seminars)
  • My Website (Math Course of Study/Sample Cover Letter and Resume- Resources Section of Web Page, Code Of Student Conduct)
  • Practicum Reflection #2
  • O.C.T. Code of Ethics/Ethical Standards/Standards of Practice
  • Ethical/Legal Issues In Education
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Your Rights as a Teacher! (part 1)
  • Codes of Conduct (Students/Teachers)
your assignments
Your Assignments
  • Your Philosophy of Education assignments are due on or before Friday December 12th? Lingering questions?
  • Your Critical Reflections are due in January (Again, you are examining an issue/problem and flushing it out, what happened? what did you learn? how will the incident/event help you as a developing teacher?)
  • Your Seminars begin in January
  • Please be ready to present to me, at the very least, your groups and the order in which you are going to present your work
  • Seminar topics often change/evolve
  • Thank you Section Reps for your assistance in this regard
  • Questions? Concerns? Thoughts?
  • Research Articles- You are still able to present your article if you wish to in class- 10 minutes
my web page
My Web Page
  • Under the Resources Section I have included:
  • Math Course of Study
  • Again, I will help you (if you want it) with both your resume and for preparing for interviews
  • Mock Interviews- During my Office Hours, Evenings, Sunday nights (6-8 pm). Individually, small groups, larger groups…it doesn’t matter. Let’s start when you are ready to!
  • SCDSB- Code of Conduct
practicum reflection 2
Practicum Reflection #2
  • What worked in your respective classrooms? (classroom management strategies, lesson plan ideas/strategies, problem solving with students etc.)
  • In what areas did you experience the greatest growth? What areas need additional time/improvement/classroom exposure?.
  • General Observations- life as a teacher, the staffroom, collegiality, support systems, problems in the school, working with J/I students, pleasant surprises, breakthroughs with students, OTHER related experiences
  • Let’s discuss the above
  • Please be prepared to share, we will have an open forum.
  • Sharing with our section mates will foster collegiality and establish a community of learners!
ethical and legal questions in teaching
Ethical and Legal Questions in Teaching

The applicable text readings deal with the many legal issues that effect the rights and responsibilities of individuals in our profession

  • Such as? A teacher’s responsibility for accidents
  • Freedom of Speech? Where does that freedom of speech end? Should it ever be curtailed?
  • The rights WE have as teachers
  • Student Rights
ethical and legal questions in teaching continued
Ethical and Legal Questions in Teaching (Continued)
  • Why consider such questions (ethical/legal)?
  • PROTECTION!! (for “us” and our students)
  • A Professional Code of Ethics is a set of guidelines that defines appropriate behaviour for teachers
  • Within this Code, our legal requirements are outlined and what we should do
  • At present, the teaching profession does not have a uniform code of ethics (across all provinces/territories in Canada, or the world for that matter)
  • Doctors have the Hippocratic oath (a legal requirement)
  • Should teachers have a universal standardized oath across all countries? Thoughts?
o c t ethical standards standards of practice
O.C.T.-Ethical Standards/Standards of Practice
  • What’s at the heart of the document?-A commitment to our students and their well-being!
  • The 4 tenets of Ethical Teaching/Ethical Practice include:
  • Care- compassion, acceptance, and a real interest in developing a students’ individual potential
  • Trust fairness, openness, and honesty
  • Respect- honouring human dignity, a child’s emotional wellness, modeling respect for spiritual/cultural values, social justice, confidentiality, freedom and democracy
  • Integrity- continuous reflection, establishing a maintaining one’s best practice, growing/developing as professionals
unethical acts
Unethical Acts
  • Unethical acts break the trust/respect on which student-teacher relationships are based
  • Such as: using assessment as a form of punishment, expressing rage in the classroom, tricking students on tests
  • Approach each and every potentially problematic situation critically
  • Is my decision ethical?
  • Solicit advice- colleagues, administrators, DOCUMENT EVERYTHING!
ethical dilemmas
Ethical Dilemmas
  • Defined: An ethical dilemma is a problem situation in which an ethical response is difficult to determine
  • That is, no single response can be called right or wrong
  • Dealing with ethical dilemmas often requires the ability to see beyond short-range consequences to consider long-range consequences of our actions
ethical dilemma scenarios
Ethical Dilemma Scenarios?

A. Is a reading teacher justified in trying to increase achievement for an entire class by separating two disruptive students and placing one student in a reading group beneath his/her reading ability?

Thoughts? Short and Long-term consequences?

  • B. It’s Tracey’s 9th birthday and she’s brought a cake for the entire class to share. As you’re handing out napkins, Tracey pulls out an 8 inch knife and begins to cut the cake. What do you do? Short and long-term consequences?
your rights as a teacher part 1
Your Rights as a Teacher! (Part 1)
  • Remember the adage “Ignorance of the law is not an excuse”
  • Knowledge of educational law is power
  • Know and embrace your rights
  • There are individuals in your Union there to protect you; that’s their job.
your legal rights as a professional
Your Legal Rights as a Professional
  • Due Process- is a set of specific guidelines that MUST be followed to protect individuals from unfair treatment from those in positions of power (Principals/Administrators)
  • Not sure of situational circumstances? Get to know your school’s appointed Union Representative
  • He/She will advise you ON THE SPOT!
  • Your union rep. (a fellow teacher) is there for you
  • Your union rep. will guide you!
your legal rights as a professional continued
Your Legal Rights as a Professional (Continued)
  • Collective Bargaining- The negotiation of salaries, hours, working conditions etc.
  • Read over your Collective Bargaining Agreement, you must adhere to it!
  • You must prepare, in writing, your concerns with their practice, behaviour etc. and present it to them, Union representation is then involved
  • Commenting/talking about a colleague’s work in the staffroom or to another teacher is not acceptable!
  • If you have nothing good to say, do not say it.
  • If you feel a fellow teacher is being abusive to his/her students, you must notify the teacher first (in writing) and then proceed through the appropriate channels
  • Grievance- is a formal complaint filed by an employee against his/her supervisor
  • A very specific process must be followed, see your school Union Rep. for advice
  • Grievance? Document everything (dates, times, what was said/done, EVERYTHING!)
  • Freedom of Association (Church, political affiliation etc.) This too is open for debate
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Your Legal Rights as a Professional (Continued)
  • Be aware of Copy Right Laws C.R.L.’s refer specifically to the laws limiting the use of photocopies, videos, and computer software programs
  • Each Board has a list of approved materials that can be used in the classroom
  • Not sure if a video is approved?
  • Ask your librarian, he/she will be able to access this information for you quickly or guide you where to find it
  • Rule of thumb? “G” rated films/documentaries that connect to the curriculum
  • Be aware/be careful!
  • Please read all of the Teacher Contracts that you sign!
your legal rights as a professional continued16
Your Legal Rights as a Professional (Continued)
  • This will be an exam question!!
  • If you are contacted by the Police or Children’s Aid Society regarding an allegation against you
  • DO NOT participate or consent to an interview! NEVER!
  • Say “I am willing to cooperate, but I’m unable to comment right now until I contact my Teacher’s Federation legal counsel.”
  • Contact 1 888 838 3836, State your need is URGENT!
  • Help is on the way!
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Your Legal Rights as a Professional (Continued)
  • Get to know your regions Code of Conduct for both students and teachers
  • Imbedded within these Codes are an extension of your rights as an educator
  • What should not be tolerated in the classroom (unacceptable student behaviour, causes for student suspension/expulsion etc.) review this document with your students THE FIRST WEEK IN SEPT!
  • Let’s have a look at Simcoe CDSB’s Code of Conduct-Please see my web page