For my Educational Foundations class at TWU, my team and I (Felicia Chavez, Tiffany Albert, and Amanda Vega) did a project discussing Ethical Dilemmas. We were assigned Case Study #7:
Case Study 7:
The district superintendent is visiting the school and passes you in the hall. When he passes you he says, “Man, I wish I would have had a teacher like you when I was in school! Maybe I would have paid more attention!” and winked. This is not the first time this has happened to you, and before you’ve either laughed it off or ignored him. You are very uncomfortable with his comments but not sure if you can do anything about it since you haven’t mentioned it to anyone before. Also, you are afraid to report for fear of losing your job. Should this teacher report this behavior? Why or why not? If she does report the behavior, will her job be protected? Why or why not?
We decided to do our project through Prezi. Here, we discuss 13 questions relating to our case such as the ethically relevant issues at hand, who should be involved and the steps to reporting it, what are the possible consequences (short term, long term, financial, and emotional consequences), and several others. The link is below:
As a teacher, I hope to never be put in this situation, nor would I wish this on anybody. Unfortunately, things like this does happen in the workplace. We should all strive to create a safe and fun workplace for everyone.