Therefore, at the institutional management level, there is a need to set well defined and articulated standards of professional and ethical conduct of teachers in relation to students, parents and colleagues as well as the safety and well being of students. Moreover, it is the responsibility of teachers to evolve and maintain positive, supportive, professional relationships within the professional community of educators, teachers, managers and policy makers.
Another important responsibility of teachers is that of assessing, recording, evaluating, and reporting students' progress by developing learner profiles and portfolios. Teachers must link evaluation with learning so as to maximize the achievement of students. In other words, teachers ned to inspire and motivate students to learn on their own in a systematic way.
According to noted educator Swami Ranganathananda, a teacher not only needs to instruct but also inspire students; he or she has to influence the life and character of his or her students, and equip them with ideas and values, which will fit them to enter the stream of national life as worthy persons. You have to do all these during the years they are under your influence in school.
"The students must be educated to become the instruments to develop an integrated nation out of our diversities. They must be made acquainted with the noble humanistic sentiments of our Constitution and impress with the passion to translate them into socio-political realities," adds Ranganathananda.
In a nutshell, the responsibilities of teachers must have a focus on protecting the self-esteem of students; facilitate student learning both individually and in small group; and adherence to articulated professional ethics.