Planning: Dimension 4.1

Dimension 4.1 Professional Demeanor and Ethics:

The teacher meets district expectations for attendance, professional appearance, decorum, procedural, ethical, legal and statutory responsibilities.


Clarifying Statement:

As professional educators, Texas teachers assume responsibility and accountability for their actions and behaviors and conduct themselves according to these expectations at all times.


Standards Basis:

Standards Basis: 6B, 6C, 6D

Possible Sources of Evidence:

  • Conferences and Conversations with the Teacher
  • Formal Observations/ Walkthroughs
  • Classroom Artifacts
  • Analysis of Student Data
  • Daily Interaction with Others

  • T-TESS Alignment to Practice

  • Key Questions

Distinguished

  • Behaves in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
  • Models all professional standards (e.g., attendance, professional appearance and behaviors) across the campus and district for educators and students.
  • Advocates for the needs of all students in the classroom and campus.

Accomplished

  • Behaves in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
  • Models all professional standards (e.g., attendance, professional appearance and behaviors) within the classroom.
  • Advocates for the needs of all students in the classroom.

Developing

  • Behaves in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
  • Meets most professional standards (e.g., attendance, professional appearance and behaviors).

Improvement Needed

  • Fails to meet the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
  • Meets few professional standards (e.g., attendance, professional appearance and behaviors) or violates legal requirements.
Student-Centered Actions
Teacher-Center Actions