Because of COVID-19, many people are adjusting to a flexible school learning model that may include both in-person and remote education. Teachers must follow a code of ethics to ensure every student is successful and receives a fair education. With that in mind, here are three essential elements to understanding the code of ethics for teachers and how educators are maintaining it during the pandemic.
What is it?
The Code of Ethics for Educators ensures that teachers maintain professional integrity within the classroom and online. The code also outlines educators’ responsibilities while teaching and influencing students in a class.
How to Follow it
Teachers must be committed to education and uphold a safe and constructive environment for every student. Additionally, professional educators should discourage bullying, gossiping and spreading false information. Educators should also strive for life-long learning and will devote time to furthering their career development.
Adapting the Code During COVID
Many teachers are asking students to treat at-home learning the same as in-person learning. When involved in online forums such as Zoom or Google Meets, students must adhere to online-meeting standards, maintaining healthy relationships with other students and teachers.
Teachers are often some of the most influential people in students’ lives when they uphold a professional teacher standard. Whether online or in the classroom, students who have helpful teachers will likely receive a thriving and fair education.