EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers
Reflect on your performance in this class, at your job, in your home or ministry. How have you displayed the following dispositions: Social Responsibility, Commitment/Work Ethic, Reflection, Integrity, and Professionalism?
The candidate will write five brief essays (no more than 100 words each) describing how they have demonstrated or practiced each of the School of Education SCRIP dispositions (Social Responsibility, Commitment/Work Ethic, Reflection, Integrity, and Professionalism) in their own personal and professional life. If you have questions about the definitions, please see the Dispositions below.
Example responses are given below:
“I have shown commitment and work ethic by completing all assignments in this course to the best of my ability. I have a strong commitment to KDP so I have attended all chapter meetings and worked extra hours at the book fair. Also, my host teacher at Linkhorne Elementary wanted me to help direct a play so I spent several nights a week for 3 weeks assisting her with play practice. The extra hours I spent helping with play practice were well beyond the minimum number of hours I needed for my practicum.”
“I have shown integrity in this course by completing independent assignments by myself. In instances that I have used the work of others, I have properly cited this. If I was absent or tardy, I self-reported these instances to my professor. I have taken notes and participated in class discussions rather than being involved in off task behaviors.”
SCRIP is the acronym that assists with listing all five dispositions
|1. Displays a sense of Social responsibility
Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Goodness (Gal 5:22,23)
|· Demonstrates the belief that all students can learn
· Demonstrates a sense of fairness, justice, and equity for all students
· Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of all diverse learners
· Demonstrates empathy and sensitivity to human needs
· Provides opportunities and motivation for all students to learn
· Interacts effectively with students to provide a positive, structured learning environment where student access, success, and achievement is priority
|2. Demonstrates Commitment / Work ethic
Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness, Longsuffering (Gal 5:22,23)
|· Follows through on commitments
· Takes responsibilities seriously
· Completes assigned tasks on time
· Attends class, field experiences, meetings, etc. consistently and promptly
· Shows the self-discipline and work ethic essential to be planned, prepared, and organized for successful instruction and learning to occur.
· Demonstrates a persevering commitment to each student’s learning success.
· Demonstrates initiative in participating in professional development opportunities.
|3. Demonstrates Reflective practice
Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness (Gal 5:22,23)
|· Considers thoughtfully educational matters and the practice of teaching
· Makes choices after pondering ideas and experiences
· Learns from journaling and discussions with colleagues
· Utilizes data to make informed decisions
|4. Displays personal Integrity
Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness (Gal 5:22,23)
|· Models exemplary citizenship through moral leadership
· Acts in an ethical and moral manner
· Values honesty inside and outside of the classroom
· Demonstrates trustworthiness
· Abides by a professional code of ethics; maintains confidentiality and discretion.
|5. Displays Professionalism
Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness, Meekness, Temperance (Gal 5:22,23)
|· Respects authority, colleagues, students, and others
· Accepts constructive feedback in a respectful, appropriate manner.
· Demonstrates appropriate behavior: possesses patience, self-control, and flexibility when obstacles or difficult situations occur.
· Effectively manages personal emotions and feelings and reacts reasonably to situations.
· Adheres to proper, formulated chains of command / expresses a grievance in a dignified, temperate manner
· Acts confidently and maturely.
· Is prompt and responsible in attendance for class, field experiences, meetings, etc.
· Dresses in a dignified, modest manner that adheres to the dress code of the Host School.
· Effectively uses the English language in speech and writing
· Maintains enthusiasm and passion for the teaching profession.
· Cooperatively collaborates with administrators and colleagues to form learning communities.
· Views learning as a life-long activity.