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Teaching Tip

From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

2014 March

Walk Your Ethical Talk

Every day our actions either promote or diminish an environment of integrity. Consider the following: Are your course materials, current, competent, and accurate? Do you approach teaching in an open manner and address a variety of learning styles? Do you maintain confidentiality in terms of grades, attendance, and private communications? Are your assessment methods valid, open, fair, and congruent? Do you respect copyright guidelines? Do you maintain appropriate boundaries with learners and co-workers? Do you model integrity and honesty?

If you are experiencing an environment where students are disrespectful, breaking rules, cheating, or stealing, evaluate your organization’s culture to see where learners might be picking up mixed signals.”