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Subject: Principles of Teaching Instructor: Ms.

Jane Danila
Reporter: Zander Aaron B. Corpus Date: June 21, 2017

THE TEACHER
THE PROFESSIONAL TEACHER
Licensed Professional who possess:
Dignity
Reputation with high moral values
Technical and professional competence
Adheres to observe and practice:
Ethical and moral principles
Standards
Values
One who went through 4-5 year period of rigorous academic preparation in teaching.
One who is given a license to teach by the Board of Professional Teachers of the PRC.
Registered in the roster of professional teachers at the PRC.
Undergoes continuing professional education.

PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES
A professional teacher perceives himself/herself as someone who can effect change or learning
(sense of efficacy).
Expert in what he/she teaches (subject matter knowledge) and in how he/she teaches (pedagogical
knowledge).
A professional teacher possesses the following attributes:
Control of the knowledge
Repertoire of best teaching practice
Dispositions and skills
View of learning to teach as a lifelong process

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Teachers are momentarily subjected to scrutiny to the minutest detail.
Teachers are judged more strictly than other professionals.
The personality they project determines the impressions they make upon students and colleagues.
Their poise, bearing, manner of dressing and facial expression have an impact on their interaction
with students.
Personalities may be described as:
Authoritarian
Weak
Dynamic
Magnetic
Teachers personality must be:
Natural and genuine
Devoid of pretenses and artificiality
Consistent
True and authentic

A. Passion
Passion for teaching is a compelling force that emerges from teachers love for children.
Due to the passion for teaching:
Teacher exudes spontaneity in ministering to the needs of the students.
Drives the teacher to care for their students.
Make the teacher feel they will live and die a teacher.

B. Humor
Teachers humor connects them with their students like a magnet.
They help in merging two worlds youth and maturity.
They cease to be conscious of their age difference.
They enjoy as a group, thus promote a spirit of togetherness.
A clean joke will always elicit rapport in a learning environment.

C. Values and Attitude


Teachers are models of values.
Values are exhibited implicitly and explicitly.
Values connote standards, code of ethics and strong beliefs.

1. Open-mindedness
Promoting respect and trust between teachers and students.
Opens avenues for unrestricted search for information and evidence.
Problems and issues are resolved in a democratic way.
2. Fairness and impartiality
Eliminate discrimination.
Inculcates self-confidence and trust among students
3. Sincerity and honesty
Values exhibited in words and actions.
Teachers must show their real self, devoid of pretenses and half-truths.
Taken as openness in dealing with others.
4. Professionalism
Highly treasured in the teaching profession.
Teachers are adjudged professional if they are knowledgeable, skilled and value-laden.

D. Patience
Refers to a teachers uncomplaining nature, self-control and persistence.
Patient teachers can forego momentous frustrations and disappointments.
The teachers capacity to adjust their methodologies could allay the tension, at the same time
save time and effort for appropriate remediation.

E. Enthusiasm
Synonymous to eagerness and excitement.
Enthusiastic teachers are full of energy and dynamism.
Enthusiasm is a gift.
It is contagious and can instantly affect childrens moods and attitudes.

F. Commitment
A solemn promise to perform the duties and responsibilities mandated by the laws and code
of ethics of the profession.
Committed teachers are caring and dedicated.
Dedication to the teaching job is the true essence of professionalism.