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Unit 7: The Ethical Colleague

Essential Questions

In this unit, we will focus on the following questions:

  • According to the Code of Professional Practice and Conduct, what are the professional expectations of teachers with regard to their relationships with colleagues?
  • How can a teacher foster positive, professional relationships with colleagues?
  • What are some of the potential consequences for unprofessional interactions with colleagues?
  • Should a teacher have a mandatory duty to report misconduct?  When and why should a teacher report a colleague for potential unethical behavior or misconduct?