Education doesn’t end when you get your degree. Every professional’s career can benefit from continuing education that helps him or her stay sharp and develop new skills. When teachers receive professional development, students benefit.Professional development helps teachers keep their skill sets fresh and learn new skills. The science of teaching constantly finds new ways to get through to students, but that’s not the only reason professional development is important for teachers. Teachers also need to be able to prepare their students to succeed in a changing world — they need to be able to teach students how to use emerging technologies, how to navigate evolving workplaces, how to communicate effectively, and how to think critically and solve problems. The more professional development teachers get, the more likely students are to succeed. Continuing Education Helps Students Learn
Monday, 25 December 2017 04:22

How to be Fair and Ethical in the Classroom

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Many aspects of the teaching assistant's role may create ethical dilemmas of one sort or another. Your roles as adviser, evaluator, exam administrator, authority figure and peer have the potential to become problematic at times, often because they present conflicting demands. Because fairness is a perception based on interpretations of behavior, not intentions, many instructors may inadvertently engage in what students perceive to be unfair behavior.Although one might expect students to be most concerned with outcome or procedural fairness because it affects their grades, Dr. Rita Rodabaugh has found that students consider violations of interactional fairness to be the most severe. Interactional fairness refers to the nature of the interaction between instructor and students and encompasses impartiality, respect, concern for students, integrity and propriety.