FE1 Competency 12 Self-Evaluation

COMPETENCY 12 (Professional Identity)To demonstrate ethical and responsible professional behavior in the performance of his/her duties.


  • Understands the values underlying his or her teaching.
  • Manages his or her class in a democratic way.
  • Provides students with appropriate attention and support.
  • Justifies his or her decisions concerning the learning and education of students to the parties concerned.
  • Respects the confidential nature of certain aspects of his or her work.
  • Avoids any form of discrimination toward students, parents or colleagues.
  • Situates the moral conflicts arising in class with reference to the major schools of thought.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment in using the legal and regulatory framework governing the teaching profession.


By the end of his or her initial training, the student teacher should be able to:

  • demonstrate sufficient responsibility in dealings with students that one can recommend with no reservations that a class be entrusted to his or her care;
  • Answer to others for his or her actions by providing well-founded reasons.

How have I developed this competency during this course or professional seminar/field experience?

  • Maintain professional detachment and distance from students while equally connecting with each in a genuine manner
    • IE// Changing subject of discussion in a natural manner when students ask for personal accounts of social networking 
  • Clearly express professional stance regarding discrimination/acts of bullying
    • IE// Let students know from introduction that discriminatory acts are unacceptable in my personal professional capabilities
  • Provide equal attention to all students
    • IE// Consistently walking around classroom ensuring some level of engagement with all students – when one student desires all the help, let him/her know I will be back shortly after assisting other students who have received less help
  • Learn to respectfully refuse irrelevant/absurd requests made by students
    • IE// Student X requested that I photocopy her assignment for personal usage – after checking with C.T., informed student that I am unable to perform his request in a respectful manner


What is my current level of mastery? 


*Reference: features of the competency and the professional competency rubric.

Name: Simon Son

ID: 260573194

Date: May 10th 2015

Course Name & Number: EDEC-201

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