Pitfalls and Precautions

“Pitfalls and Precautions” is a series that aims to educate teachers on professional conduct issues by highlighting situations addressed by the ATA Professional Conduct Committee.

Avoid electronic communication with students, November 27, 2018

Discipline process a cornerstone of Association’s mandate, September 25, 2018

Drug use and indecent behavior lead to exclusion from profession, February 27, 2018

Massaging students not part of a teacher’s role , January 16, 2018

Principal abused position to violate relationship boundaries, December 5, 2017

Teacher’s criticism of coaching colleague deemed unprofessional, November 21, 2017

Criminal conviction brings automatic ruling of unprofessional conduct, Oct 24, 2017

Teachers: Think before sending email, October 10, 2017

Teacher fined for crossing boundaries in relationship with student, Sept 26, 2017

Honouring contract terms a professional obligation, August 29, 2017

Profession has no tolerance for undermining colleagues, May 16, 2017

Its unwise to take in loco parentis too far, April 25, 2017

School leaders must observe professional demeanour with colleagues, March 28, 2017

Sexual touching prompts ban from Association membership, February 28, 2017

Teacher’s participation in joke prompts reprimand, January 31, 2017

No tolerance for teacher's bullying behaviour, January 17, 2017

Sexual relationship with student results in harshest penalty, December 6, 2016

Fraud has dire consequences for teacher, November 22, 2016

Employ proactive conflict resolution, please, November 9, 2016

Watch your language around students, October 25, 2016

Teachers acting as concerned parents must adhere to conduct code, October 11, 2016

Students owed dignity and respect regardless of their behaviour, June 14, 2016

Obligations to employer intact during leave, May 10, 2016

Teachers advised to maintain professional role at all times with parents, April 19, 2016

Teachers responsible for maintaining professional boundaries, April 5, 2016

Winning isn't everything, December 1, 2015

Putting students in the middle is unprofessional, November 17, 2015

Teachers must remain professional on social media, November 3, 2015

Teachers must remain professional when addressing student behaviour, October 20, 2015