21st Century teacher’s rules are important as the rules governing the behavior and conduct of the teacher keeps evolving around the globe.
These 10 Dont’s of 21st Century teacher’s rules are a set of perfect guidelines by a group of teachers who aim to ensure, the teacher is not only respected, but they respect themselves and keep to the ethics of the profession while doing their professional work as educators.
It’s our fervent hope that a teacher in Ghana and working under the GES (Public and private) will take these 10 dont’s of 21st Century teachers rules even as teacher kick against the use of capitation grant to fund JHS examinations
1. Don’t send a student away from your class during lessons as a result of bad behavior.
You cannot account for what the child may be doing outside and this will count against you if an accident occurs.
2. Don’t touch a learner inordinately.
If the learner claims he/she was sexually abused, you may not be able to refute it.
3. Don’t give assignments you know you won’t have time to mark.
Unmarked assignments or work show that you are incompetent and unprofessional.
4. Don’t use your school internet to send private and confidential emails.
They can be tracked by the school management or ICT dept.
5. Don’t just teach only within the periods given to you if you are preparing learners for external examinations.
Create more contact time for your students.
6. Don’t stay with a student alone in a class, lab, office, etc.
Child protection policy forbids it. Avoid “one corner” teaching.
7. Don’t ask a child to kneel down for too long a time.
He or she might have health challenges which you are unaware of.
8. Don’t conspire against your school head ( Headmaster, HOD, Academic heads), etc.
What goes around, comes around.
9. Don’t be a difficult educator, neither should you transfer aggression on any learner.
Pocket your personal problems and always be full of life.
10. Don’t treat students unequally.
There should be nothing like ‘favorite students’.
Every child matters.
TEACHERS ARE GREAT MODELS