Being professional means that you have the responsibility to act in an appropriate, honourable, competent, reliable etc. A professional is someone who demonstrates high levels of expertise and efficiency. Professional teachers “have the qualifications, including specialized knowledge, skills and judgment, to serve students’ educational needs. In turn, teachers have a responsibility to act at all times in a manner that is worthy of this public trust and consistent with the teaching profession’s expectations.”
I believe that you are a teacher 24/7. Although it is your day job, you still have the responsibility to act in a professional and appropriate manner when you’re in the classroom or on your own time. With being a teacher comes a responsibility that no one else has, you are a person that little children look up to and you act as a role model not only towards the students but to the whole community. We need to be cautious to carry ourselves with dignity and honour when performing daily tasks (e.g grocery shopping, posting on social media, going out with friends etc.). “To act at all times in a way that maintains the honor and dignity of the individual teacher and the teaching profession”.
As a student in the Faculty of Education, it is my responsibility to behave professionally and encourage my peers and classmates to behave the same way. It is also my responsibility to take my schooling seriously so I can develop into a teacher that the public can trust, “by having the qualifications, including specialized knowledge, skills and judgment, to serve students’ educational needs.”