4.01 Responsibilities of Teachers and Learners
The teacher-learner relationship confers rights and responsibilities on both parties. Behaving in a way that embodies the ideal teacher-learner relationship creates a culture of mutual respect, minimizes the likelihood of student mistreatment, and optimizes the educational experience. Responsibilities of Teachers
Treat learners fairly, respectfully, and without bias related to their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin. Distinguish between the Socratic method, in which insightful questions are a stimulus to learning and discovery, and overly aggressive questioning, in which detailed questions are repeatedly presented with the end point of belittlement or humiliation of the learner. Give learners timely, constructive, and accurate feedback and opportunities for remediation, and submit grades and evaluations within 4 weeks of the end of a course or clerkship. Be prepared and on time for all activities.
Provide learners with current material and information and appropriate educational activities.
It is not uncommon to hear a teacher complain about the responsibilities that are laid upon them by society. Many times they feel too much pressure from the weight of what is expected of them. But what is it that students, parents, administrators, and the community expect of teachers? Following is a list of just a few of the responsibilities that teachers have: Teachers need to impart knowledge of their subject matter to students. This goes beyond simply stating the knowledge that they have gained through their own education. Instead, teachers must possess an aptitude to teach the material through different methods based on the needs of the students. Many teachers who are finishing up their degree do not see much more than this as their main responsibility. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Teachers need to be able to meet the needs of students of varying abilities...
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