My Code of Ethics

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My Code of Ethics

  1. 1. Personal & Professional Code of Ethics Larry Davies EDL 706, Professor Ogazon July 30, 2005
  2. 2. R.E.S.P.O.N.S.I.B.I.L.I.T.Y. <ul><li>The acronym is my basis of both personal and professional ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility underlies each of the individual items </li></ul><ul><li>The list is subject to constant revision, but the underlying sentiment of “Responsibility” is not. </li></ul>
  3. 3. R = Rashomon <ul><li>1950’s director: Kurosawa </li></ul><ul><li>Reality is subjective </li></ul><ul><li>It is impossible to know how events happen, each person gives a different interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>ALL are right in their interpretation </li></ul>
  4. 4. E - Expect the Unexpected <ul><li>Events can be mysterious </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is hard to control </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions elevate </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptions to every rule </li></ul>
  5. 5. S - Safety <ul><li>Safe environments breed safe behaviors: Work to assure all students can learn in safety. </li></ul>
  6. 6. P - Privacy <ul><li>Every student’s case is unique and therefore should be considered and kept with strictest confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Every discussion and negotiation remains the private property of the student. </li></ul>
  7. 7. O - Observation and Reflection
  8. 8. N - Nasreddin <ul><li>“The Teacher” </li></ul><ul><li>Turkish or Persian origin </li></ul><ul><li>A real man: 1200 A.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Portrayed as a very wise or very silly man </li></ul>
  9. 9. S - Service
  10. 10. I - Individuals <ul><li>Individual differences, Individual solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>A one-size fit all solution to each student’s learning experience is obsolete. </li></ul><ul><li>Every student deserves a fair stake in their learning, and a chance to control their own outcomes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. B - Bullfighting (Pablo Picasso) <ul><li>To fight a bull when you are not scared is nothing; 
And not to fight a bull when you're scared is also nothing; 
But to fight a bull when you're scared -- that is something. </li></ul>To fight a bull when you are not scared is nothing; 
And not to fight a bull when you're scared is also nothing; 
But to fight a bull when you're scared -- that is something.
  12. 12. I - Incredible Patience
  13. 13. L - Ludwig, Listen to Yourself <ul><li>&quot;Don't, for heaven’s sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense!” </li></ul><ul><li>-Ludwig Wittgenstein 'Culture and Value' </li></ul>
  14. 14. I - “ I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.” (Bill Waterson)
  15. 15. T - 大海の一滴 <ul><li>Taikai no itteki </li></ul><ul><li>A drop in the ocean </li></ul>
  16. 16. Y - Yajayo Yapokee <ul><li>A Swahili Proverb translated roughly as: “Accept What Comes”. </li></ul><ul><li>Every class is unique, and every opportunity is new. </li></ul>

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