TPE 12: Professional, Legal, and Ethical Obligations
Legal and Ethical Obligations
Part of being a teacher is recognizing that you are one of the only first line of protection for your student due to abuse outside of the classroom. It is not an easy task accepting the fact that your student is not receiving the proper care, safety, and protection at home, but while the student is in your classroom it is a legal and ethical obligation to report to the proper authorities so they may get the best intervention as possible.
It is important that students feel that they are not being discriminated against for any reason. During one of my science lesson a male student in my class vocally told the entire class, while a female student was helping me demonstrate a science lab. He stated that girls were not as strong, smart, or capable as the boys in science. Acting quickly, I told the student that his comments were inappropriate because it is offensive to not only the female student, but to all the female student in the class and myself as well. Feeling that a verbal lecture was not enough, I researched and assembled a powerpoint presentation of some well known famous female scientists. The following class session I reintroduced the concept of intolerance for discrimination and how sexism is a part of discriminating others. I had all the students each write the names of the female scientists and had a class discussion about what their contribution to society, and what they now thought about the capabilities of others based on their gender. The students were now advent about not ever making a remark like such ever again.
|CA- CCTC: TPE's (Teaching Performance Expectations)|
|Standard : A. Making Subject Matter Comprehensible to Students|
| TPE : TPE
1: Specific Pedagogical Skills for Subject Matter Instruction
TPE 1 is divided into two categories intended to take into account the differentiated teaching
assignments of multiple subject and single subject teachers. Multiple subject credential holders
work in self-contained classrooms and are responsible for instruction in several subject areas;
single subject teachers work in departmentalized settings and have more specialized assignments.
These categories are Subject-Specific Pedagogical Skills for Multiple Subject Teaching
Assignments (1-A), and Subject-Specific Pedagogical Skills for Single Subject Teaching
|Component : TPE 1A: Subject-Specific Pedagogical Skills for Multiple Subject Teaching Assignments|
Standard Area : Teaching
Reading-Language Arts in a Multiple Subject Assignment
Candidates for a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential demonstrate the ability to teach the state-adopted
academic content standards for students in English-Language Arts (K-8). They understand how to deliver
a comprehensive program of systematic instruction in word analysis, fluency, and systematic vocabulary
development; reading comprehension; literary response and analysis; writing strategies and applications; written
and oral English Language conventions; and listening and speaking strategies and applications. They know how
to strategically plan and schedule instruction to ensure that students meet or exceed the standards. Candidates
create a classroom environment where students learn to read and write, comprehend and compose, appreciate
and analyze, and perform and enjoy the language arts. They understand how to make language (e.g., vocabulary,
forms, uses) comprehensible to students and the need for students to master foundational skills as a gateway to
using all forms of language as tools for thinking, learning, and communicating. They understand how to use
instructional materials that include a range of textual, functional and recreational texts and how to teach high quality
literature and expository text. They understand that the advanced skills of comprehending narrative and informational
texts and literary response and analysis, and the creation of eloquent prose, all depend on a foundation of solid
vocabulary, decoding, and word-recognition skills.
Candidates teach students how to use visual structures such as graphic organizers or outlines to comprehend or
produce text, how to comprehend or produce narrative, expository, persuasive and descriptive texts, how to comprehend
or produce the complexity of writing forms, purposes, and organizational patterns, and how to have a command of written
and oral English-language conventions. They know how to determine the skill level of students through the use of
meaningful indicators of reading and language arts proficiency prior to instruction, how to determine whether students are
making adequate progress on skills and concepts taught directly, and how to determine the effectiveness of instruction and
students’ proficiency after instruction.
1. Math - 5th - 2010-2011 Benchmark1 Test