A teacher’s work involves many activities such as ethics. Teachers apply the code of ethics to display discipline (Kompf, 2013). A teacher’s job is an ethics-demanding job as they train the young people. The teaching profession reflects on ethics since the teacher should show an ethical example to the students. Teachers should be ethically aware of their place in the inclusion of the education trainings.
As a teacher who has taught for eight months, I have gained a lot during this period that concerns .ethics and leadership. In the course of my training, I have realized that ethical issues encounter disputes and conflicts since they are not easy to handle. My experience on ethics relates with professional ethics due to the commitment to the ideals of liberty in the academic world that often raises ethical considerations. I contend that the practice of teaching presents core values that one must adhere to since they guide the making of interpersonal relations. Some of the virtues that one comes across include trust, courage, care, empathy, honesty, integrity, and fairness. Virtues illustrate the behavior of an ethical teacher. The school system presents challenging issues that are highly unpredictable while one has to apply the virtues. I reckon that the immense about ethics and the practice of eight months will aid me in making the best decision upon present predicaments in the daily teaching life. I have obtained ethical knowledge to assist me distinguish moral and ethical principles. The possession of ethical principles will assist me in showing the students moral and ethical values as a way of training them in their lives. Morally one can distinguish right and wrong while ethically one can treat other objectively and respectfully. When a teacher embodies ethical knowledge, that knowledge can apply to the students since there is the ability to practice the teaching skills. The teaching practice has no limitations in the curriculum since it has technical conditions. I ensure I mark and award the students work within the best time possible. During the class, I observe precaution not to offend students as I use the classroom materials. I have to treat all the students equally without any form of discrimination. I always tell the students to rectify their behavior since if can affect their classmates. I demonstrate ethical knowledge to implement ethical behavior to the class in everyday basis. Every teacher fashions personal ethics that vary according with the belief system and can distinguish what is ethical and what is not. Every teacher believes that he or she portray ethical behavior in their personal life. For instance, in moments of chaos or frustration by a student I obtain calmness of the situation and avoid an emotional outburst. The practice of ethical knowledge helps teachers to remain aware when an ethical consideration approaches (Kompf, 2013).
Personally, I demonstrate ethical behavior in the classroom by applying positive words of encouragement to build up the students when am in contact with them. The demonstration of respect to the students works for me since the students respond by doing the same.
Classroom ethics entails issues when I meet students in the classroom. I am in a position to deliberate class issues that arise in the course of my work such as the issue of assessment and content covered. In the curricula, I have to grade fairly the students and avoid any unethical behavior such as biases. I surmise that the grade I award will affect the students in the future. In my training, I have observed that the practice of teaching involves a moral action during the classroom interaction. A teacher is a moral agent in providing education during a classroom lesson. A teacher acts in the capacity of a leader by issuing instructions and direct actions within the classroom. I have been able to use the authority to guide morals of the students since I am a moral agent in the classroom. I venture in giving instructions within the reach of students and covering what it is in their reach to comprehend.
Kompf, M. (2013). Ethical considerations in teacher disclosure: Construing persons and methods. Teaching and Teacher Education, 9(5-6), 519-528.