The field of education needs support and advocates from all walks of life for the complex ecology of public education to function as a foundation of democracy, but in that advocacy, teachers must be seen as the people who hold the professional knowledge because, well, they’ve earned it. Accountants are professionals, after all, and we expect that as professionals they have rigorous preparation, professional judgment, and a collective vision for their profession we don’t think they obtained those attributes at breakneck pace.
Ultimately, teachers are supposed to follow the directives of their supervisors (after all, they can be cited for insubordination) the curriculum they must teach might be determined by central office folk (in nyc a few years back seating and bulletin board arrangements were suggested by them as well. Teachers can be popular just because they are friendly and helpful, but to be truly professional and effective they need other qualities students may not be able to put their finger on just why one teacher is more effective than another but we need to be able to identify the skills and behavior we require in a true professional. Imagine communities where practicing teachers make the final determination of whether candidates for the teaching profession are ready to be granted professional licenses — with the knowledge that they themselves are responsible for the perceived quality of their profession.
Professional teachers do not let their desire to be liked by students get in the way of enforcing classroom and school rules they do not show favoritism or discriminate against students a dedicated teachers believe all students have the ability to learn and succeed.
Even if teachers licensed other teachers, we generally need 200,000 of them each and every year teacher licensure cannot work on a scarcity model if we are going to keep teachers in the classroom third, law and medicine have generally “hard knowledge” to impart in their preparation and they use that hard knowledge to weed out weaker candidates. Educators must understand the concepts in processing professional development and what it means to education the national staff development council (2007) created a set of nine standards that all professional development should follow they include content knowledge and quality teaching, research-basis, collaboration, diverse learning needs, student learning environments, family involvement. Many teachers feel the negative effects of what they perceive as a lack of respect a recent report from penn state university and the non-profit robert wood johnson foundation, claims among professional occupations, teachers rate lowest in feeling that their opinions count at work. Teachers, like other professionals, may have to, or choose to, continue their education after they qualify, a process known as continuing professional development the issue of teacher qualifications is linked to the status of the profession. The arkansas state teachers association (asta) is our state's fastest-growing nonunion professional teachers association, advancing the profession through teacher advocacy and professional development, as well as promoting excellence in education, so that our members receive the respect, recognition and reward they deserve.
Interaction with the group needs professional standards of behavior: polite, firm and fair just about sum it up and in orchestrating the class the teacher must give everyone their chance to contribute and should be flexible enough to modify lessons if they are obviously not going to plan indeed a fall-back position is part of good planning. Teachers are role models a role model is a person who inspires and encourages us to strive for greatness, live to our fullest potential and see the best in ourselves a role model is someone we admire and someone we aspire to be like. In most countries, formal teaching of students is usually carried out by paid professional teachers this article focuses on those who are employed, as their main role, to teach others in a formal education context, such as at a school or other place of initial formal education or training.
Professional teachers are constantly learning and sharing what they know learn about the latest pedagogical theories and practices, as well as the tools of the trade be open to trying new ideas to help your students learn and thrive just as you learn from other teachers, they can learn from you.