Foundations of Professional Practice
Foundations of Professional Practices articulate the goals and aspirations of a teaching profession dedicated to fostering student learning and preparing Ontario students to participate in a democratic society. The standards acknowledge the contributions the profession makes to Ontario society. They convey to the public the commitment that College members make to students, the teaching profession and society. The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession describe the professional beliefs and values that guide the decision-making and professional actions of College members in their professional roles and relationships. The Foundations of Professional Practice reflect a shared understanding between the profession and the society it serves, the standards were developed and reviewed through extensive consultation and research with College members, educational partners and the public.
- When helping students who are having difficulties, demonstrate compassion and empathy.
- Demonstrate fairness through differentiated instructed lessons and assessments.
- Be respectful and open to the ethical and personal beliefs of your students regarding circulatory system.
Standards of Practice
- Ongoing professional learning: Teachers must commit to keeping current with the new and rapidly expanding understandings of circulatory system.
- Commitment to students and student learning: Teachers must respect and treat students fairly when teaching sensitive areas of circulatory system. This can be incorporated by including discoveries from different cultures and genders.
- Professional Knowledge: Teachers must strive to be current in their professional knowledge regarding circulatory system and recognize its relationship to actual classroom practices.
- Leadership in Learning Communities: Teachers promote and participate in the creation of collaborative, safe and supportive learning communities. They recognize their shared responsibilities and their leadership roles in order to facilitate student success.
- Professional Practice: While preparing lessons, teachers must use appropriate pedagogy, assessment and evaluation, resources and technology in planning for and responding to the needs of individual students and learning communities.