The role of a teacher is to plan their sessions by doing lesson plans, preparation of teaching materials, assessing their learners, evaluating themselves and their delivery, completing attendance records, maintaining records of learner progress e.g. interviews, tutorials, assessments, etc. Also their role is to create effective and stimulating opportunities for learners. Following professional values and ethics, acting and speaking appropriately, standardizing your practice with others, marking work, possibly referring learners to other people or agencies when necessary. The teacher should always keep records of the teaching sessions, such as lesson plans and progression reports of the learners.
A teacher may express opinions at times, but he/she must not coerce or use a teacher's position of authority to force those opinions on students, particularly if those opinions concern politics, religion or race.
Boundaries are central to our responsibility as a teacher, they are core to recognising our limitations and realising when changes may be needed. As a a teacher we must remain professional, maintain confidentiality, and be aware of when the proverbial line is being over-stepped. Obvious boundaries such as the appropriateness of the teacher/learner relationship and disciplinary lines for
misconduct are strong ethical issues which are at the core of every teacher. Understanding when a student requires further help beyond my remit is a boundary which should be effectively utilised. A teacher must be able to recognise when additional help is required to further the learning experience. It is essential that all voices are equally heard and explored without having teaching opinion that is imposed upon the course.
Why good record keeping is important.
You can work with maximum efficiency without having to waste time hunting for information. There is an “Audit Trail” which enables any record...