You are expected to demonstrate professionalism throughout your graduate education program. Professionalism includes the ways you participate in the university classroom and in teaching experiences in school. Your professional disposition is reviewed by advisors, professors, and the Professional Standards Committee. Exhibiting professionalism in the university classroom and the schools is a necessary requirement for continuing in the program.
|Areas of | |Professional Dispositions | | | |Dependability and Reliability – Candidate demonstrates behaviors that are characteristic of the professional teacher such as | |punctuality, attendance and organization. Lessons are very well-planned and presented. | |Respect -Candidate demonstrates respect for supervisors and colleagues, students and other educational stakeholders, and is held in| |esteem by peers and supervisors.
| |Commitment and Initiative – Candidate demonstrates commitment to learning and students; creates different learning strategies for | |students; and shares new and unusual professional resources with colleagues. | |Responsiveness – Candidate seeks and values constructive feedback from peers, instructors, and mentors; and goes beyond the call of| |duty to utilized feedback in teaching and planning. | |Collaboration – Candidate creates positives relationships within the university classroom and with stakeholders in the school | |community as well as suggests tips for sustaining positive relationships.
| |Open-Mindedness – Candidate demonstrates willingness that is characteristic of professionals in terms of willingness to examine | |both traditional and innovative practices, and demonstrates flexibility when dealing with uncertainty and complex educational | |issues through personal extensive inquiry and consultation. | |Knowledgeable – Candidate demonstrates awareness of current educational issues and demonstrates the ability to illustrate and apply| |subject matter concepts consistently and sequentially in lessons.
| |Communication – Candidate demonstrates the ability to effectively write and speak, how to assist students in successfully utilizing| |applicable concepts of the language arts in terms of mastery as indicated by students’ work and grades. | |Confidentiality – Candidate demonstrates characteristics of the professional teachers such as sharing information about students | |and specific classroom anecdotes in confidential and respectful ways. Candidate shares information only with those who need to | |know.
| |Academic Honesty – Candidate demonstrates academic honesty, a behavior that is characteristic of a professional teacher by | |producing independent, original work. | |Appearance – Candidate consistently wears appropriate professional attire while teaching. | |Teaching Effectiveness – Candidate demonstrates the ability to plan and to engage students in productive learning events that | |feature critical and insightful thinking, and demonstrates effective management skills by using a variety of strategies to foster | |appropriate student behavior according to individual and situational needs.
| |Fairness – Candidate engages in practices that recognize all students, and all students received constructive feedback and | |encouragement. Student progress is recognized as well as mastery. All students believe that they can improve. | |Bias – Candidate engages in practices that recognize all students and encourage active student participation in activities and | |discussion that highlight the value of diversity and the richness of student’s experience. | I have read and understood this statement of my professional responsibilities.
Student Name (print)_______________________________________ Date __________________
Revised 7/1/2011 IV. Go to this link http://www. lib. usm. edu/legacy/plag/plagiarismtutorial. php and go through the plagiarism tutorial. Remember that using a paper, article review, etc. from another course is also considered plagiarism. Send the posttest scores to my email address. V. Please read the Academic Integrity Policy (located under content) before signing the documents below. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Student Signature Form Academic Honor Pledge
I promise or affirm that I will not at any time be involved in cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, or any other acts of academic dishonesty as defined by university policy which explains the disciplinary procedure resulting from violations of academic integrity. I understand that violation of this code will result in penalties, which could include suspension or dismissal from the university. (Student Handbook AKA The Red Book) Initial each below that is applicable. __________I have read and understand the Academic Honor Pledge above.
__________I have read and understand the Academic Integrity Policy provided in the Student Handbook AKA The Red Book. __________The instructor, _____________________________, covered the Academic Integrity Policy in class, EDU _____________ for the _________________ term. __________I have gone over one or both of the tutorials (links provided in the syllabus) on plagiarism. ____________________________________________________________ Print Name Date VI. Read Chapter 1 in your TestBook and the Introduction Powerpoint located under Module I before completing the questions below.
Classify each by research type: descriptive/survey, correlational, causal-comparative, experimental, or qualitative. If causal-comparative or experimental, identify the independent and dependent variables. If correlational, identify predictor and criterion variables if there are any. 1. The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between creativity and achievement. 2. The purpose of this research is to examine prediction of success in physics based on a physics aptitude test. 3.
The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of birth order on academic achievement. 4. The purpose of this research is to examine self-esteem of males versus females 5. The purpose of this research is to examine the attitudes of parents toward lowering the mandatory school attendance age from 16 to 14 years of age. 6. The purpose of this research is to examine the ethnography of teacher-parent conferences. 7. The purpose of this research is to examine opinions of principals regarding decentralization of decision-making.
8. The purpose of this research is to examine effects of assertive discipline on the behavior of children with hyperactivity. 9. The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between the time it takes to run the 100-yard dash and high jumping performance. 10. The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of daily homework with respect to achievement in Algebra I. 11. The purpose of this research is to examine the attitudes of teachers toward school-based management.
12. The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of superintendents via observations and conversations. 13. The purpose of this research is to examine comparative effectiveness of the whole-language method versus the basal method of reading instruction. 14. The purpose of this research is to examine trends in reading methods from 1950 to 1990. 15. The purpose of this research is to examine if children’s social adjustment in Grade 1 is enhanced by increased dramatic play in kindergarten.
16. The purpose of this research is to examine if there is a negative relationship between amount of assigned homework and student attitude toward school. 17. The purpose of this research is to examine if longer school days produce a decrease in student participation in extra-curricular activities. The purpose of this research is to examine if students will achieve better in mathematics if they use Saxon Textbooks rather than if they use Merrill Textbooks.