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Teachers must strictly practice professionalism despite modernization

Teachers must strictly practice professionalism despite modernization

Teachers show professionalism at all times at any cost despite any obstacles. When you are a teacher, people are expecting too high and too much from you. 

In the past decades, there is no doubt that teachers follow all the standards asked from them. From the way they act in front of many people to the way they dress and even their personal stuffs. They are bound to follow the bible of education or the Code of Ethics of teachers.

At present, the Code of Ethics of teachers is still intact and well followed. As time is changing, as the years passed and as old teachers retire and new ones blossom, changes are also there.

One change is the way our teachers behave and dress themselves outside the workplace. Many new teachers are now very liberated that somehow they forgot they are also teachers. Teachers must always show professionalism at all cost but sometimes it vanishes.

Some new teachers posed on social media with their provocative bikini attires. Take note, your social media is public and your students can see your stories or what you do outside. It is as if you are an open book to everybody.

Well, I am never against using bikinis on beaches and pools since it is the proper attire for it. The only thing I am most concern about is posting it on social media or in their stories. The students can see it so they will think it is okay to pose and post like that in social media. 

New teachers should understand that there is no problem with the way they dress outside. The only thing that they should always remember is that they are professionals. What they do and wear should not be always updated via their social media account. They must learn to be private. That’s all. 

We are teachers and we are also ordinary humans who like strolling and taking pictures as well. Yet, we should maintain professionalism and we should always protect our image. We should not be an open book to all people in our social media accounts. 

Teachers must always practice professionalism despite modernization! – Alec | Helpline PH

6 thoughts on “Teachers must strictly practice professionalism despite modernization”

  1. Social media is an avenue for expression, and thus a platform where one can practice their freedom of expression. Teachers should not be limited in this freedom. I believe they can post whatever they want as long as it is proper and in accordance with existing policies such as the Code of Ethics. What should be limited though is the publicity of the posts containing possible provocative matter; meaning if you are friends with your students, make it a point that they don’t see what they shouldn’t see. Another way is to have a separate account for academic purposes since it is inevitable that we communicate and connect with our students through social media.
    In observing professionalism, one’s freedom of expression should not be limited, but the circle with which to practice such freedom.

  2. I agree that teachers should always observe professionalism. For me its fine to take pics in bikini or swimwear if the venue calls for it but being in a provocative pose and then post it in social media then thats not okey. Wearing two piece for teachers in a picture is fine as long as it is not posted.

    1. If you cannot post it on social media, then you should not do it in the first place… of course with some exemptions. As for wearing bikinis or trunks and posting them on social media, it is the right outfit in the right place. if a teacher joins a pageant, she will have to wear swimsuit on national TV. I have nothing against posting outfits worn in the right places. it is the teacher who can decide whether to do it or not, especially of the account is for personal use. But the teacher should not post such pictures on accounts used for official communication with the students. Wearing a two piece suit is a form of professionalism, come to think of it… if we are talking about proper swimming attire.

  3. yknow, we are creating a world of making meanings out of everything. instead of prohibiting, we should all try to make students understand. discretion is the word here. we are telling the students that its the way we dress and the way we conduct ourselves as the root cause of evil, the cause to rape, the cause to ridicule and what not. the world as you said is evolving and there are ideologies that need to change as well. if the old idealism of modesty is to be transposed into the present, it would not hold water. the idea of modesty in the new world needs to happen.

  4. “Well, I am never against using bikinis on beaches and pools since it is the proper attire for it. The only thing I am most concern about is posting it on social media or in their stories. The students can see it so they will think it is okay to pose and post like that in social media.”
    Wait… if the wearing of bikinis on beaches and pools and posting on social media by teachers is bad then the wearing of the school uniform while swimming is worse.
    I mean, when is it a crime to post for something that is appropriate for the ocassion?
    -unless if you pose provocatively or drink some booze and light some cigarettes then that is a different story.
    Ethics is about morals and principles not some piece of cloth.

  5. It is only appropriate to dress appropriately in front of students and be careful when posting pictures on social media. Must be pleasing and respectable in the eyes of the judges. Yes, we are only human but we are teachers who have a name to protect that must not be ruined just because of pictures posted on social media. Maintain professionalism in front of and in the eyes of netizens. Let’s remember what the students look up to so it should not be broken.

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