“A Collaborative Contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
I have connected this arena of living with the OCT standard, “Commitment to Students and Student Learning.” I have done so because I believe that teaching is not only a profession but a vocation. When we are living that vocation of being a teacher, we are prioritizing the well-being of our students, always.
Our abilities to perform our vocations effectively directly result in worthwhile contributions to society and the common good. Therefore, the OCT standard is ingrained in this arena of living. When we are committed to our students and their learning, we are exercising our God-given skills and dispositions as Catholic teachers.
I chose to include the “Decision-Making Model” as the assignment within this page, because the Model involves respecting the rights of all students. The students in this particular scenario are IEP students with learning disabilities. This decision making model promotes maintaining students’ dignity throughout the process. When the teacher applies the “See, Judge, Act, and Evaluate” model, he or she is demonstrating a fierce commitment to students. The fact that this model is connected to the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church only solidifies its importance to a Catholic teacher’s decision making.