Avoid many of the professional pitfalls that plague beginning teachers!
All new teachers make mistakes. But if they exhibit a high level of professionalism, they will be welcomed back. If not, they may be searching for another job or even a new career.
The Ten Commandments of Professionalism for Teachers reveals the unspoken rules of conduct that help experienced teachers and educators thrive in the classroom, the district, and the community. Vickie Gill, the best-selling author of The Eleven Commandments of Good Teaching, explains how to behave in a professional manner with students, other teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents. Using humour, stories, and personal experiences, she examines the importance of professional and personal balance, maximizing teamwork, avoiding gossip, and being a positive role model.
Offering advice in a friendly and accessible manner, this practical guide includes insider information on:
- Finding a suitable mentor
- The use and abuse of power
- After hours job duties and administrative details
- Specific ways to use documentation to protect yourself
- Continued professional growth
Designed primarily for new teachers determined to demonstrate their professionalism and experienced teachers interested in mentoring, this book is also an indispensable resource for staff developers, teacher trainers, and administrators.