Importance Of Professionality In Education

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For this artifact that addresses NJPTS #11, I had to complete thirty hours of student observation at the corresponding school at which I was placed. During these observation hours, it was encouraged that I become as actively involved in the classroom as I could, working with both corresponding teachers and students in order to gain meaningful pre-professional experience. Additionally, at the end of my thirty hours, it was required that my corresponding teachers fill out evaluation forms which would assess my professionality during my time spent in their classrooms. Specifically, due to the fact that I treated my corresponding teachers with the utmost respect and viewed students as students and not peers, this artifact is in compliance with …show more content…
This specific indicator states that, “The teacher recognizes their obligation to the profession of teaching and not engaging in any conduct contract to sound professional practice and/or applicable statutes, regulations and policy” (Professional Development in New Jersey, 2014, p. 15), and can be seen by the fact that I purposefully maintained both a professional behavior and appearance at all times during my observation hours, as reflected in my positive evaluation form responses. Overall, my time sheet and evaluation forms highlights my ethical practice during my student observation hours, which is why I am choosing to submit this rationale statement—which details what I had to do to exemplify my ethical practice, what I learned about being a teacher by doing so, and how I plan to use these experiences in the future—to my …show more content…
Specifically, I can draw on my experiences that I had while completing this artifact to help me through situations I may have to confront. By remembering what I had observed during my time at my corresponding school, I can work my way through various problems by modeling my response or behavior after that of the corresponding teachers that I worked with. This way, in certain situations, I won’t be “stuck” or left without a clue of what to do—I can refer to what I experienced while completing this artifact in order to provide myself with possible solutions or responses to potential situations. Furthermore, I may also utilize specific class activities, projects, and practices that I observed students working on during my time at my corresponding school. For example, one of my corresponding teachers habitually made Friday’s “Free-Write Day,” which students enjoyed, while another made journal writing and independent reading common components of class time. Both of these are practices that I may consider utilizing in my own classroom in the future, which is another way that I can use my experiences while completing this artifact further along in my career. Additionally, I plan on using the assessments found in my evaluation forms as a model for how I should behave at my future pre-professional observation

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