Candidates for all professional roles should develop and demonstrate dispositions that are expected for educators, demonstrating ethical behaviors and attitudes of a professional educator , and communicating with students, communities, and colleagues effectively.
State of Montana Administrative Rule 10.58.304 Candidates preparing to work in schools as teachers or other professional school personnel know and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn….and….meet professional, state, and institutional standards.
The values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues and communities that affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth, guided by beliefs and attitudes related to global values such as:
Always be respectful of classmates, colleagues, mentors, supervisors, staff and P-12 students.
Respect staff and administration’s practices, beliefs, classroom management, instructional styles, etc.
Set aside magazines, materials & “stuff”, laptop games, “chit-chat” , etc. during in-services, workshops, meetings, etc.
Consistently demonstrate professional social skills.
CAUTION : the “teacher lounge trap” ~ don’t gossip!
Maintain confidentiality of students and staff.
Avoid using specific names of staff, students, and locations except with university supervisor, the Director of CAFÉ, and college and/or school faculty and administrators.
NEVER discuss anything about a student outside of appropriate professional settings.
There are legal penalties for a breach of confidentiality. You will be personally liable for all legal actions and penalties and you will fail student teaching if any allegations are substantiated.
Use extreme caution with ANY personal medication(s). Inform yourself of the school’s policy.
Smoking, smokeless tobacco, illegal drugs and alcohol are not allowed on school property.
College students working in any field experience site are PROHIBITED from distribution or dispensing of tobacco products, drugs (illegal or legal), or alcohol on site, or away from the site with students or clients, in accordance with related state and federal laws.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND DRUG REGULATIONS WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE FIELD EXPERIENCE.
Unprofessional behavior and demeanor as described in this presentation.
BOTTOM LINE… You have the civil right to present yourself as you see fit…. BUT site administrators, university supervisors, faculty and administrators have the AUTHORITY to remove you from the site if they see fit….