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1. Issues of teachers politeness
Politeness through verbal behaviour
Politeness through non-verbal behaviour
Politeness through dressing code
a. Politeness through verbal behaviour
Use appropriate words, avoid using vulgar words
Use appropriate intonations
Avoid using rising intonation because it can cause conflict or feeling of
superiority towards students/ colleagues
Use suitable pronouns/ calling systems
o Show our respects towards older or younger people
Understand the context and culture of the students
o To help to use appropriate strategies to communicate with them
Aware with the local language
o To avoid taboo words
o Know the dos and donts
b. Politeness through non-verbal behaviour
Use appropriate facial expressions
Avoid showing moody expressions
Always smiling to others
Greet the others to all no matter to the older or younger people
Use appropriate eye-contact
Maintain personal space with students
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c. Politeness through dressing code


Teacher must be aware with his/ her dress code
The style of dress in Malaysia is closely related to with cultural and religious
belief
Teachers dressing code reflects on teachers image herself/ himself
Teacher should not dress like an entertainer
How?
The materials of the dress must not transparent
The fashion/ style of the dress must be moderate and not too attractive
The dress must be adhered to the formality of the event
2. Concern
a. Concept
i. Combination of feelings, thoughts, and attention given by teacher of the
issues encountered when performing his duty
b. To whom?
i. Self
Concern of survival
o Self improvement
o Consent supervisors
o Administrative support
o Rapport with colleagues
o Content & disciplinary problems
Often faced by freshly graduated teachers & new teachers
Concern has an influence on teachers ability to teach and their
effectiveness in classroom (Adam & Martray, 1981)
ii. Pupils
Conscientiousness towards pupils know and care
Splitting attention FAIRLY
Noticing skills
o Pupils well beings
o Feelings
o Learning assessment
o Pupils achievement
o Pupils background
iii. Schools
Teaching duties
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Ability to teach, classroom environment, relationships with school


and students
Professional enhancement of ethical issues
Experience through profession
Observations by supervisors, maintaining good discipline, use of
materials, workload, recognition of other colleagues.

c. Concern Based Adoption Model, Hall et. Al. (1977)


i. Provides guidance on how to understand and address concern at hand
when it comes to applying innovation

3. Appearance
a. Definition
i. Personal characteristics of the teacher including attitudes, beliefs,
interests, appreciation, and values
b. Characteristics
i. Appearance for difference
teacher need to have a level of skill-based culture
ability to identify and recognize certain realities created in the
classroom with a variety of cultures
#keywords: culture & teacher
ii. Appearance for dialogue
Willingness to explore the similarities and differences between
individual
Colleagues
a. Exchange of view/ make comparison: attitude, beliefs,
practices
Student
a. Give opportunity to communicate
b. Expose to various life experiences
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iii. Disillusionment
teachers can explore and set aside the illusion delusion is more
responsive in terms of culture in various environments
#keywords: bias, illusion
iv. Democracy
Teachers are open an provide opportunities for students to engage
in the teaching and learning process
4. Business in School
a. If uncontrolled can cause
i. Neglect and forget teaching responsibilities
ii. Violated the ethics of the public
5. Part Time Career
a. Teachers are government officials-subject to the rules and laws of the civil
service
b. Must obtain approval to do part time work
c. Not done in working hours and does not affect teachers work
d. Example:
i. Tuition/online classes
6. Time Management
a. Oneself (teacher in the class)
i. Plan T & L not wasting students time
ii. Be punctual
Increase productivity
Decrease classroom management problems
iii. Appreciate the time allocated/ spent for students
b. Professional development
i. Set priority task contribute to success
ii. Use activity logs to monitor own progress
7. Financial Management
a. At school (as teacher)
i. Issues
SUWA (Resources of Public Money)
a. Students fee, donations, rental property canteen, buses
Procedure for teacher;
Collect money > using order form > give receipt
The problems
a. Did not fill the order form
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b. Late submission of form/ receipt/invoice


b. Himself/ herself & family
i. Issues
Spend money for owns sake
Late submission of collected money
c. How to overcome?
i. Laws
ii. Teacher must practice virtues & wisdom
iii. Know the difference between luxuries & needs