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What is Professional Esteem?

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The U21 Teaching Standards Framework describes "esteem" as the regard in which the individual is held by students and peers in relation to the work they do as a Teacher Practitioner, Teacher Leader and/or Teacher Manager in each of the four core dimensions of teaching (learning facilitation, educational design, reflective practice and scholarly practice). 

How can we provide evidence of esteem in our teaching portfolios? Regularly collecting students' comments about the strengths of our teaching, eg demonstrating a caring attitude towards students' learning, treating all students equitably, finding time to give individual feedback, and so on, is one way of collecting evidence of students' esteem for us as teachers. 

Have you found other ways of collecting evidence of professional esteem?