A system or a code of morality embraced by a particular person or group.
May be invisible obligations that we perceive.
Ideas that are less tangible and observable.
A written rule that members of a given community must follow.
Statements that have been hammered out by the legitimate authority of a particular community, state, or nation and are used in court as standards by which to judge, and often penalize, the actual behavior of individuals.
Concrete, made by people, and usually written down for the public to see.
Six characteristics of ethical teaching -
1) Appreciation for moral deliberation 2) Empathy 3) Knowledge 4) Reasoning 5) Courage 6) Interpersonal Skills
Connie issue - should leave it up to the principal. Do unto others as you'd want to be treated.
Sources for a Guiding Code of Ethics -
1) Human example 2) Spiritual and religious codes 3) Secular guides 4) Reason 5) Moral compass
People often rely on examples of people they have never met.
There are three ways teachers ethically influence students -
Personal examples - the way you do your work and treat your students demonstrates your ethical values.
Classroom climate - an environment of safety and trust lets students cooperate and learn.
Ethical dialogue - discussing core ethical values helps students clarify their own ethics.
The Teacher and the Law -
"In loco parentis" - in the past
Attitude towards schooling changed in the past few decades - many students are often more fixated on their rights than on their responsibilities.
Substantive and Procedural Due Process -
Substantive - The issue itself - is the issue of sufficient importance to deny a teacher employment?
Procedural - Is the process used in handling the case?
Procedural Due Process Rights -
1) The opportunity to be heard at a reasonable time and place 2) Timely and adequate notice giving details of the reasons for the proposed suspension or dismissal 3) An effective opportunity to confront and cross-examine witnesses 4) The right to retain an attorney; an impartial decision making 5) A decision resting solely on legal rules and evidence. 6) A statement of the reasons and evidence for a decision.
In MS, if a teacher is in the first year of teaching, a teacher is not entitled to notice of being laid off.
You get a pink notice, you ask for a hearing. You have the right.