The Teaching Profession by Nadine C. Matondo, MAIS The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession (adopted from Ontario College of Teachers)The Purposes of the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession are:1. to inspire a shared vision for the teaching profession2. to identify the values, knowledge and skills that are distinctive to the teaching profession3. to guide the professional judgment and actions of the teaching profession4. to promote a common language that fosters an understanding of what it means to be a member of the teaching profession.
The Standards of Practice for theTeaching Profession are: Commitment to Students and Student Learning Ongoing Leadership in Professional Learning Learning Standards Communities of Practice Profession Professional knowledge Practice
The Standards of Practice for theTeaching Profession are:Commitment to Students Leadership inand Student Learning Learning Communities Members are dedicated in Members promote and their care and commitment participate in the creation of to students. They treat collaborative, safe and students equitably and with supportive learning communities. They recognize respect and are sensitive to their shared responsibilities factors that influence and leadership roles in individual student learning. facilitating student success. Members facilitate the Members maintain and development of students as uphold the principles of the contributing citizens of the ethical standards in these society. learning communities.
The Standards of Practice for theTeaching Profession are:Professional Knowledge Professional Practice Members strive to be current in Members apply professional their professional knowledge knowledge and experience to and recognize its relationship to promote student learning. They practice. They understand and use appropriate pedagogy, assessment and evaluation, reflect on student development, resources and technology in learning theory, pedagogy, planning for and responding to curriculum, ethics, educational the needs of individual students research and related policies and learning communities. and legislation to inform Members refine their professional judgment in professional practice through practice. ongoing inquiry, dialogue and reflection.
The Standards ofPractice for theTeaching Professionare: Ongoing Professional Learning Members recognize that a commitment to ongoing professional learning is integral to effective practice and to student learning. Professional practice and self- directed learning are informed by experience, research, collaboration and knowledge.
The Ethical Standards for theTeaching Profession The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession represent a vision of professional practice. At the heart of a strong and effective teaching profession is a commitment to students and their learning. The Purposes of the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession are:1. to inspire members to reflect and uphold the honour and dignity of the teaching profession 2. to identify the ethical responsibilities and commitments in the teaching profession 3. to guide ethical decisions and actions in the teaching profession 4. to promote public trust and confidence in the teaching profession.
The Teaching ProfessionChapter 1– You, the TEACHER, as a PERSON in SOCIETYObjectives: With varied activities, at the end of the session, the students are expected to:1. define what is a teacher operationally;2. tell their own perspective on teaching profession;3. formulate their own philosophies in life and education;4. identify their responsibilities as a Person;5. summarize five philosophies of education and draw their implications to teaching-learning; and,6. create a personal learning journal.
The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Professionare: • The ethical standard of Care includes compassion, acceptance, interest Care and insight for developing students potential. Members express their commitment to students well-being and learning through positive influence, professional judgment and empathy in practice. • Intrinsic to the ethical standard of Respect are trust and fair-Respect mindedness. Members honour human dignity, emotional wellness and cognitive development. In their professional practice, they model respect for spiritual and cultural values, social justice, confidentiality, freedom, democracy and the environment. Trust • The ethical standard of Trust embodies fairness, openness and honesty. Members professional relationships with students, colleagues, parents, guardians and the public are based on trust. • Honesty, reliability and moral action are embodied in the ethical Integrity standard of Integrity . Continual reflection assists members in exercising integrity in their professional commitments and responsibilities.
Let’s know ourselves first… Are you excited? Not? Bored? Not interested? Uh-oh…I hope this following activity will excite you!!!
Let’s value our selves first. Please get a piece of paper.
Take your time with this and you will be amazed.
Just answer 4 questions and the answers will surprise you.
Warning ! !Be honest and do not cheat. The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is opened. This is fun to do, but you have to follow the instructions very closely. Do not cheat.
A warning!Answer the questions as you go along. There are only 4 questions.
This is an honest questionnaire which will tell you a lot about your true self. Give an answer for each item. The first thing that comes to mind is usually your best answer.Remember – no one sees this but you.
(1) Put the following 5 animals in the order of your preference: Cow, Tiger, Sheep, Horse, Pig
(2) Write one word that describes each one of the following: Dog, Cat, Rat, Coffee, Sea.
(3) Think of someone, who also knows you and is important to you, which you can relate them to the following colors. Do not repeat your answer twice. Name just one person for each color: Yellow, Orange, Red, White, Green.
(4) Finally, write down your favorite number, and your favorite day of the week.
DONE ?Please be sure that your answers are what you REALLY WANT.
Look at the interpretations below: But first! REPEAT your wish.
(1)This will define your priorities in your life. Cow Signifies CAREER Tiger Signifies PRIDE Sheep Signifies LOVE Horse Signifies FAMILY Pig Signifies MONEY
(2)Your description of dog implies your own personality.Your description of cat implies the personality of your partner.Your description of rat implies the personality of your enemies.Your description of coffee is how you interpret sex.Your description of the sea implies your own life.
(3)Yellow: Someone you will never forgetOrange: Someone you consider your true friendRed: Someone that you really loveWhite: Your twin soulGreen: Someone that you will remember for the rest of your life
(4)You have to DO THE SAME to as many persons as your favorite number and your wish will come true on the day that you recorded.
This is true, even if you are not superstitious. Please do this. It is fascinating.
0-4 TIMES: Your life will improve slightly5-9 TIMES: Your life will improve to your liking9-14 TIMES: You will have at least 5 surprises in the next three weeks15 or more : Your life will improve drastically and all that you wish will come true
Lesson 1: You, the Teacher, as a Person John Donne said in Meditation XVII: No man is an island... "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated...As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness....No man is an island, entire of itself...any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.“ The idea that people are not isolated from one another, but that mankind is interconnected.
You, the Teacher, as a Person How are you going to view MAN? Nature of Man?
No Man Is an IslandArtist(Band):Joan Baez No man is an island, I saw the people gather, No man stands alone, I heard the music start, Each mans joy is joy to me, The song that they were singing, Each mans grief is my own. Is ringing in my heart. We need one another, No man is an island, So I will defend, Way out in the blue, Each man as my brother, We all look to the one above, Each man as my friend. For our strength to renew. When I help my brother, Then I know that I, Plant the seed of friendship, That will never die.
Lesson learned… We don’t live in a vacuum. We live in a society. We are part of society. Our thoughts, values, and actions are somehow shaped by events and people we come in contact with. We, in turn, help shape society-its events, its people, and its destiny. In the context of your life as a teacher, we would say: “No teacher is an island. No teacher stands alone” Indeed, YOU can’t become a TEACHER alone!
Why do you want to become a Teacher? What is a Teacher for you?
Knows the SM Has limited knowledge of teaching methodologies Relies mainly on explaining or lecturing The students are only listening, occasionally answering questions, making notes, not personally involved or challenged The students often get practiced by doing individual exercise after a lectureThe explainer
Knows the SM Is familiar with teaching methodologies Uses appropriate teaching and organizational procedures and techniques to help students learn Involves students actively and puts a great deal of efforts into finding appropriate and interesting activities The involver
Knows the SM Knows about methodologies Has the awareness of how individual students and groups are thinking and feeling within the class Builds effective working relationships and a good classroom atmosphere With an active personality and attitudes to encourage student learning Develops the conditions that enable and thus students to learn how to learn and thus become life-long learnersThe enabler
It is therefore, no joke to become one! Why? Many a time the teacher is blamed for the many ills in society. There are lot of demands and much is expected from you. Your influences on your students and on other people with whom you work and live are greater. But these influences depend greatly on your Philosophy as a Person and as a Teacher. Thus, Your Philosophy of Life and your Philosophy of Education serve as your “window” to the world and “compass” in the sea of Life. Within your personal Philosophy are your Principles and Values that will determine how you regard people, how you look at life as a whole. They govern and direct your lifestyle, your thoughts, decisions, actions and your relationships with people and things.
Teachers are expected to . . . CARE not to sCARE
CARE look straight in the eyes gentle touch/pat on the back acknowledgement
s CARE name calling ignoring one’s capacity belittling students
Buzz session Group activity: For 20 minutes1. Why do you want to become a Teacher?2. For you, what is meant by “No teacher is an island. No Teacher can stand alone”.3. Think and share… what are your different Responsibilities as a PERSON? (example: To God, family, friends, community, nature, parents, brothers, sisters, classmates, enemies, etc.)
Journal EntriesActivity #1: All About My Self (describe in detail all about you)Activity #2: What is your understanding of the saying “No man is an island, no man can stand alone.” Would it be different if it will be written this way :“No Teacher is an island, no Teacher can stand alone?” Explain. Activity #3: My Responsibilities as a Person Think of the many people who are helping you and influencing you to become a teacher in the future? In what way do they affect your life? With creativity, construct anything that will show your different responsibilities as a person. To each responsibility, code it with a specific color and explain why you choose that particular color and what it represents to.
Lesson 2: My Philosophical HeritageTo philosophize is so essentially human-and in a sense to philosophize means living a truly human life --J. Pieper An Exercise to Determine Your Educational Philosophy Find out which Philosophy you adhere. To what extent does statement apply to you? Rate yourself 4 if you agree with the statement always, 3 if you agree but not always, 2 if you agree sometimes, 1 if you don’t agree at all.
Five Philosophies: Existentialism (Karl Jaspers, Martin Buber, Maxine Greene) Perennialism (Allan Bloom) Progressivism (Jean Piaget, Jerome Bruner) Essentialism (William Chandler Bagley) Behaviorism (Ivan Pavlov, B.F. Skinner, Edward Lee Thorndike, John B. Watson, Gestalt)
Normative philosophies or theoriesof education "Normative philosophies or theories of education may make use of the results of [philosophical thought] and of factual inquiries about human beings and the psychology of learning, but in any case they propound views about what education should be, what dispositions it should cultivate, why it ought to cultivate them, how and in whom it should do so, and what forms it should take. In a full-fledged philosophical normative theory of education, besides analysis of the sorts described, there will normally be propositions of the following kinds: 1. Basic normative premises about what is good or right; 2. Basic factual premises about humanity and the world; 3. Conclusions, based on these two kinds of premises, about the dispositions education should foster; 4. Further factual premises about such things as the psychology of learning and methods of teaching; and 5. Further conclusions about such things as the methods that education should use
Read the following aloud: This is this cat This is is cat This is how cat This is to cat Now go back and This is keep cat read the third This is an cat word only, in each This is idiot cat line from the start This is busy cat This is for cat This is forty cat This is seconds cat
In a short role play or comical skit or whatever method youlike…Explain how you will react to the given situation. Whatadvice will you give? Essentialist group – students are not interested in the lesson Perennialist group – students want to become skilled in certain fields of sepcialization Progressivist group – Parents questiion students’ community immersion for it poses certain risks Behaviorist group – Teacher tells students from the slum areas this: “If there’s a will, there’s a way. Poverty is not a hindrance to success. Existentialist group – A colleague asks you to decide for her fear that she may make the wrong decision.
Formulating your Own Philosophy I believe that LIFE is … I believe that CHILD is … I believe that SCHOOL is… I believe that TEACHER is…
Research on other Philosophies with Proponentsand indicate Why Teach? What to Teach? How toTeach? In a tabular form: Idealism Rationalism Realism Empiricism Scholasticism Confucianism Pragmatism Epicureanism Analytic Philosophy Logical positivism Postmodernism Phenomenology Social Reconstructionism Stoic Philosophy Montessori Hindu philosophy Waldorf education Buddhist philosophy Democratic Education Christian philosophy Paolo Freire’s philosophy
Journal entries: Activity #4: My Philosophical Heritage. Write Learning insights. Activity #5: Formulating My Own PhilosophiesComplete the unfinished sentences: I believe that LIFE is … I believe that CHILD is … I believe that SCHOOL is… I believe that TEACHER is… Activity #6: Educational Philosophies That Interest Me Put your research outputs here regarding the other philosophies that you have researched.
Thank you!!! That’sall for today…See you next meeting..Thanks for coming….
References: Bilbao, Purita P., et.al. 2006. The Teaching Profession. Lorimar Publishing Inc. 2. Corpuz, Brenda B. and Gloria G. Salandanan. 2007. Principles of Teaching 1. Lorimar Publishing, Inc. 3. Zulueta, Francisco, 2006. Principles and Methods of Teaching. Manila: Navotas Press. 4. Salandanan, Gloria G. 2005. Teaching and the Teacher. Lorimar Publishing, Inc. 5. Lucas, Ma. Rita D. and Brenda B. Corpuz. 2007. Facilitating Learning; A Metacognitive Process. Lorimar Publishing, Inc. Seminar topics&presentations Internet websites