Explain the Boundaries Between the Teaching Role and Other Professional Roles

Teachers need to set professional and personal boundaries to define limitations between learners and colleagues. “Professionalism requires us to maintain appropriate standards and fulfil our responsibilities to learners, institutions and colleagues”.
The Institute for Learning (IFL) has developed a code of practice that outlines required behaviors of learners and employers. (IFL Code of Practice 2008). This code has six main areas:
Teachers should have personal boundaries. These include not disclosing personal information to learners. Not being involved with the learners on a social aspect especially joining them on social networks. Teachers should refrain from touching students or showing any favoritism that could lead to preferential treatment.
Teachers should stay within their professional boundaries. They shouldn't get involved in areas outside their expertise. They should refer the matter to the appropriate person or department that has the skills.

Boundaries of a teacher include:
Making telephone calls to learners but not harassing them. (For example you can call your student once if he was absent, but calling him ten times would be inappropriate.) Getting overfriendly with learners and getting personal with learners.(For example joining learners on social websites.) Getting emotionally involved.

Teacher should always keep contact only on a professional level. We should avoid touching students inappropriately and showing more attention to some students than the others. We need to remain in control, fair and ethical with all students. We shouldn’t demonstrate any favoritism towards any particular students.

Healthy boundaries for teachers:
Professional behavior is a priority: our personal/professional values, rights, and responsibilities are more important than any sense of needing to be liked by others, needing to please others, or needing to...