29 December 2018
In 2011, the Ministry of Education crafted a document entitled “Ethos of the Teaching Profession”. This document explains the professional standards that are expected of all teachers.
The teachers’ creed in Singapore is centered around three key words: Lead, care and inspire.
Teachers are called upon to care for their students and touch their lives. They are looked upon to lead and inspire their students to believe in themselves and to be the best that they can be.
Teachers need to demonstrate that they are competent and hold high professional standards. They have to demonstrate to parents and students that they have a firm grasp of their subject content, and that they are able meet their students’ varied learning needs.
Teachers must also be aware that their actions will come under constant scrutiny by their students. Indeed, trust is difficult to build up, but it can easily be dissolved at a moment’s notice.