The Conscience of a Teacher encourages readers to think deeply about what actions are right for teachers to take in their work with students. Babbage asks teachers to concentrate on doing what is right and on being conscientious. Conscience, ethics, virtue, integrity, and honor are emphasized as well. This book is composed of many short essays which can be read separately; however, read together these commentaries form a compelling exploration of how and why teachers should obey laws, regulations, policies, and contractual obligations, yet should do much more. Why? The reasons include because it is right, because it is honorable, because it is virtuous, and because the conscience of a teacher demands a higher standard.
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About the Author
Keen Babbage has thirty years of experience in middle school and high school education as a teacher and as a school administrator. He has also taught college and graduate school classes.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Purpose as Guidance
Chapter 2 – Stop the Nonsense
Chapter 3 – Why Teach?
Chapter 4 – Protect Instruction
Chapter 5 – Build Responsibility
Chapter 6 – Challenge Education Reform
Chapter 7 – Communicate with Teachers
Chapter 8 – Communicate with Administrators
Chapter 9 – Keeping Promises
Chapter 10 – Self Honesty
Chapter 11 – Pure Law
Chapter 12 – Great Examples
Chapter 13 – Real People
Chapter 14 – Know When
Chapter 15 – Mandatory Teaching
Chapter 16 – Seek Wise Counsel
Chapter 17 – Getting More
Chapter 18 – Good News
Chapter 19 – Self Preservation
Chapter 20 – The Dictatorship of Data
Chapter 21 – Teacher or Administrator?
Chapter 22 – Keep Learning
Chapter 23 – It is Personal
Chapter 24 – Credit or Discredit?
Chapter 25 – Beyond a Job
Chapter 26 – Keeping Promises
Chapter 27 – Diligent Excellence
Chapter 28 – Increasing Complexity
Chapter 29 – Not Alone
Chapter 30 – Enough?
Epilogue – Your Conscience Speaks To You
About the Author