Standard 2: Educators are role models who act ethically and honestly
Educators act with integrity, maintaining the dignity and credibility of the profession. They understand that their individual conduct contributes to the perception of the profession as a whole. Educators are accountable for their conduct while on duty, as well as off duty, where that conduct has an effect on the education system. Educators have an understanding of the education system in BC and the law as it relates to their duties.
"Karina is aware of the BCTF Code of Ethics and the implications of the Code. She is also fully cognizant of the BCCT Standards – the guiding force of the VIU Faculty of Education programs. Karina has treated her students, sponsor teacher, and other members of staff with respect at all times. She has developed an awareness of appropriate teaching attire, arrives early, stays late, and is very well prepared for lessons and ready to teach. Karina has been receptive to feedback from her sponsor teacher and supervisor. She reflected on that feedback, and used her own personal reflections and used this to make changes to her instruction. At all times Karina has acted ethically and honestly and demonstrated integrity and dignity both on and off duty. As a former social worker, Karina is aware that duty of care and public perception of responsibility applies even when off duty. Karina has checked with her sponsor teacher about matters that could be perceived as conflict of interest: public shows, electronic privacy. Karina also showed an open-minded attitude while modeling ethics of kindness and respect at all times. Karina has shown a full understanding of the role and duties of teachers in the BC education system." Laurie Butler, VIU Field Experience Supervisor, Final Practicum