Professional Dispositions

Professional Dispositions (adapted from Domain 4f of Daniels Framework for Teaching):

Component 4f:  Showing Professionalism

Expert teachers demonstrate professionalism in service both to students and to the profession. Teaching at the highest levels of performance in this component is student focused, putting students first regardless of how this stance might challenge long-held assumptions, past practice, or simply the easier or more convenient procedure.

The adapted elements of component 4f for teacher preparation:

Respectful relationships

  • Interacts with students, co-workers, parents, and community in a positive, professional manner.
  • Perceives and respects the physical, emotional, and social boundaries of others.
  • Perceives and respects diversity among groups of people and individuals based on age, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographical area.
  • Listens and values others’ ideas.

Integrity and ethical conduct

  • Adheres to the guidelines for ethical conduct by the state of MN Code of Ethics.
  • Maintains confidentiality standards.
  • Values and demonstrates honesty.

Responsibility and work ethic

  • Arrives on time and completes assigned tasks on schedule.
  • Accepts personal responsibility for one’s own actions.
  • Arrives ready and able to support students’ intellectual, academic, social, and emotional growth.

Commitment to teaching and professionalism

  • Engages in professional growth: reading, scholarly work, conferences, workshops and further coursework.
  • Uses proper grammar and vocabulary in written and oral communication.
  • Maintains personal hygiene and dresses appropriately.
  • Believes that all students can learn.
  • Engages and maintains the capacity to use technology.