This pledge provides an opportunity to recognize the commitment educators have in delivering high-quality education to their students. Buy one for each teacher to hang in their classroom to remind them of their value to the teaching profession and to the students who pass through their classroom. The Educator’s Pledge reads:
I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the art and science of teaching and learning.
I will give to those who are or have been my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due.
I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity, the well-being of my students will be my primary concern always.
I will honor the position of parents and uphold public trust.
I will maintain by all the means within me the honor of my profession.
I will respect the privacy of students.
I will teach toward meeting the individual needs and abilities of students.
I will accept all engaged in education and regard all as my colleagues.
I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, politics, culture, economic standing, or the monetary rewards received from my labors to intervene between my duty and my students. I will maintain utmost respect for human dignity and values, and I will hold caring and consideration as the fundamental value in the student-teacher relationship. I make this pledge solemnly and freely for as long as I am engaged in education.
—Robert L. DeBruyn
Author and Founder of THE MASTER TEACHER Professional Development
Each pledge is printed on premium 8.5" x 11" cream-colored card stock then placed inside a black, heavy-weight texture paper presentation folder. Final size is 10" x 12.75".
A copy of this pledge is included with each purchase of our New Teacher Book Set. This seven-book set is a powerful way to welcome any new teacher to your district or building and provide support the entire year.