Ethic Code

The Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida

          Diana Domínguez
          EDU 503 CRN 24033
          Classroom Management and Organization

          Nova Southeastern University
          September 16, 2010
The Code of Ethics provides a set of rules and the highest principles and ideals of the education profession in Florida. The code provides a foundation and sets the standard according to the state law in order to assist in difficult situations of decision making, delineating conduct and setting proper professional practices. These set of codes, rules and principles must be abided by present and future education professionals not only because it guarantees and enforces professional behavior and practice, but also it encourages their leadership in the community inside and outside the classrooms as icons of superlative examples to follow. This assignment is based on the analysis of the principle: “The obligation to the students.” This principle will be analyzed through its nine sub principles and examples or scenarios will be given to explain how this Code of Ethics should be followed and applied by the educator.

      The first sub principle states “Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student's mental and/or physical health and/or safety.” (Florida Department of Education, 2010).  The educator will be alert to protect students from dangerous situations that could affect their learning, mental health, physical health and/or safety such as motivation, lack of communication, use of drugs, alcohol, among others. For example, when the educator observes that a student is unenthusiastic with the activities in class, he or she must pay close attention to this particular student, try to define the problem, and make proper adjustments or corrections. If a student comes to class showing signs of sleepiness, fatigue or hunger, the educator should investigate...