Standard 1 "Educators value and care for students and act in their best interests"
Educators are responsible for fostering the emotional, aesthetic, intellectual, physical, social and vocational development of students. They are responsible for the emotional and physical safety of students. Educators treat students with respect and dignity. Educators respect the diversity in their classrooms, schools and communities. Educators have a privileged position of power and trust. They respect confidentiality unless disclosure is required by law. Educators do not abuse or exploit students or minors for personal, sexual, ideological, material or other advantage.
"Karina brought a very professional approach to all aspects of her teaching in her relationship with both students and staff. She has demonstrated sensitivity for her student’s total well-being. She consistently treated her students with respect and dignity, providing them with a role model of how they should treat her and one another. Karina has developed positive connections with her students. She used an exit slip strategy which assessed their confidence and emotional reactions to the lessons. She took time to learn about their interests and how they are unique as learners. She had a kind manner with her students, but also knew when to speak firmly. Karina took the time to listen and discuss issues and concerns of students in lessons and personal conversations. She quickly learned about her student’s individual personality traits and how to respond with caring and patience. " - Laurie Butler VIU Field Experience Supervisor, Final Practicum