The Standards of Practice apply to members of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation.* The standards include the following core principles of competent teaching practice, each of which teachers may demonstrate in various ways.
- To create and maintain a learning environment that encourages and supports the growth of the whole student.
- To demonstrate a professional level of knowledge about the curriculum and the skills and judgment required to apply this knowledge effectively.
- To demonstrate and support a repertoire of instructional strategies and methods that are applied in teaching activities.
- To carry out professional responsibilities for student assessment and evaluation.
- To reflect upon the goals and experience of professional practice, and adapt one’s teaching accordingly.
- To work with colleagues in mutually supportive ways and develop effective professional relationships with members of the educational community.
- To conduct all professional relationships in ways that are consistent with principles of equity, fairness and respect for others.
This code, as set by Council, guides:
- The teaching practices of Federation members.
- The Federation Executive in decision-making regarding the disposition of complaints.
- The deliberations and judgments of the Federation Professional Competency Committee.
* It should be noted that throughout the Federation’s documentation related to the Standards of Practice, the terms “member” and “teacher” include all teachers, principals, assistant principals, vice-principals, consultants and other individuals who are members of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation as defined in sections 17(1) and 17(2)(d) of The Teachers’ Federation Act, 2006.