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The Ethical Educator and Professional Practices

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The competent educator demonstrates
- Knowledge and use of curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of all students
- Ability to provide a climate - conductive to learning and respects the rights of all persons without discrimination
- Understanding of students / Ability to establish good rapport / Assist the growth of students
- Ability to work effectively with students, staff, parents and community.
The ethical educator demonstrates
- Accept the requirements of membership in the education profession
- Consider the needs of the students, the district and profession
A culturally competent educator
- promote equity
- Advocacy for social justice
- Awareness of laws and policies
- Create a respectful and collaborative environment
- Navigate conflicts around race, ethnicity, religion, class.... in a safe and productive manner
- Work collaboratively with studnts, staff, parents from diverse backgrounds
- Respectful and welcoming verbal and non-verbal interaction skills
Gross neglect of Duty
Any serious and material inattention to or breach of professional responsabilities. (Physical force against students, sexual conduct with a student, falsification of documents......)
Gross unfitness
Any conduct which renders an educator unqualified to perform his or her professional responsibilities. (may include conduct occuring outside of school hours...) - (Fraud, conviction of violating any federal, state, or local law...)
Think about your interaction with students.
- Do you fail to maintain professional physical and emotional boundaries with students?
- Do you flirt with students?
- Do you discuss your personal life with your students?
- Do you telephone students or send emails of a personal nature?
- Do you close your classroom door if you are talking to a student alone?
- Do you transport students in you personal vehicle?
- Do you fail to inform your supervisor and refer to a counselor any student who may have a romantic attachment to you?
- Do you buy gifts for students
Think about your knowledge of state law, school policies and procedures.
- Do you know the laws, district polivies, school rules and your rights?
- Do you know the Oregon child abuse reporting law ?
- Do you know the policies in your school regarding the proper handling of money and finances?
- Do you have clear behavioral management rules?
- Do you know about corporal punishment laws and district policies?
- Do you know about confidentiality requirements?
- Do you know your disctrict's Acceptable use policy regarding technology, including computers, email and internet access.
Think about your reputation in the community
- Do you maintain a professional reputation in the community and school district?
- Do you communicate with parents and document that communication?
- Do you engage in behavior in the community that students may use as a positive model?
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