Classroom Confidence Essay example

1374 Words Sep 18th, 2015 6 Pages
Brandi Evans
William Woods University

The dilemma in Keep a Classroom Confidence (, 2014) involves a teacher, Tom, having to make an ethical decision regarding placement of a student in his class. The student has some behavioral issues that at times disrupt the classroom. This classroom has great harmony and much involvement from the parents. Some parents in the class were encouraged by an active mother in the class to go to the superintendent to express their concern of having this student in their children’s classroom. One of the parents tells Tom in confidentiality about the ring leaders plan to get the child removed from the class. Tom would like to go to the superintendent to discuss this
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Tenet 2 states “The professional educator does not intentionally expose the student to disparagement.” (2013) By allowing the student to be removed from his class without any communication with the superintendent, the student could be removed and then suffer ridicule from his classmates. The last tenet under Principle 1 that applies is tenet 4. “The professional educator makes a constructive effort to protect the student from conditions detrimental to learning, health, or safety.” (2013) Should Tom choose to let the situation continue without attempting to protect this student, they could be put into a classroom that limits their learning. Principle IV tenet 2 says “The professional educator endeavors to understand and respect the values and traditions of the diverse cultures represented in the community and in his or her classroom.” (2013) Tom seems to understand the diversity of the students in this classroom and wants to give the student with the behavior issues the opportunity to be represented in his classroom. The NEA, Principle I tenets 4 and 5, indicate educators “shall make reasonable effort to

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