Navigating the course of change the principal s role in supporting beginning teachers
Download
1 / 28

Navigating the Course of Change The Principal s Role in Supporting Beginning Teachers - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 177 Views
  • Uploaded on

Navigating the Course of Change The Principal’s Role in Supporting Beginning Teachers. Texas Beginning Educator Support System (TxBESS) Linda Wurzbach Resources for Learning. What do beginning teachers say about their principals?. “The most difficult part of my

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Navigating the Course of Change The Principal s Role in Supporting Beginning Teachers' - Olivia


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Navigating the course of change the principal s role in supporting beginning teachers l.jpg

Navigating the Course of ChangeThe Principal’s Role in Supporting Beginning Teachers

Texas Beginning Educator Support System (TxBESS)

Linda Wurzbach

Resources for Learning



Slide3 l.jpg

“The most difficult part of my

new job was the expectations of the principal. I didn’t know what to expect ... and how I was to relate. At the beginning, all I saw the principal do was act as a welcomer. I didn’t know what his expectations for me would be. I was left on my own to develop a style of teaching and classroom management. I hoped that it was one he approved of.”


The principal s role in supporting beginning teachers l.jpg

The Principal’s Role in Supporting Beginning Teachers

  • Understanding Beginning Teachers

    • Why do beginning teachers need support?

    • What phases do beginning teachers go through?

    • What can a principal do?


Why do beginning teachers need support l.jpg
Why Do Beginning Teachers Need Support?

  • Retention

  • Effective instruction

  • Increased student achievement


Dave s top nine list of most commonly reported problems by beginning teachers l.jpg
Dave’s Top Nine List of Most Commonly Reported Problems by Beginning Teachers

9. Relationships with colleagues

8. Students’ personal problems

7. Insufficient materials and supplies

6. Evaluating student work

5. Planning class work

4. Parent relationships

3. Dealing with individual differences

2. Motivating students

1. Classroom discipline


Slide7 l.jpg

Why Do Schools Need To Support Beginning Teachers? Beginning Teachers

http://www.pbs.org/merrow/index2.htm


Slide8 l.jpg

What Are the Consequences of Not Sealing the Leak? Beginning Teachers

Many Texas students who most need skilled, experienced teachers are continually subjected to a revolving door of novice teachers.


What is txbess l.jpg
What Is TxBESS? Beginning Teachers

An initiative of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to develop a beginning teacher support system for Texas to increase beginning teacher retention and effectiveness


Slide10 l.jpg

Bridge Between Preparation and Instruction Beginning Teachers

Educator Preparation

Public Schools

Educator Standards

Instructional Materials

Student Testing

(TAAS)

(TAKS)

(SDAA)

(RPTE)

Educator Testing

(ExCET)

(TExES)

(Master Teacher)

TEKS

Educator Certification

Teacher Evaluation

(PDAS)

Accountability System for Educator Preparation

(ASEP)

Texas Beginning Educator Support System (TxBESS)

Academic Excellence

Indicator System

(AEIS)


Slide11 l.jpg

Phases of Teaching: Beginning Teachers

Attitudes Toward Teaching

*from: Moir, E. (1990). Phases of first-year teaching. Newsletter of the California New Teacher Project, 2(2): 6-7, Sacramento:

Commission on Credentials and the California Department of Education. Copyright 1998, Austin Educational Associates


Phase one anticipation l.jpg
Phase One: Anticipation Beginning Teachers

  • Begins during student teaching

  • Marked by romanticization and a commitment to making a difference

  • Carries through the first weeks of school


Phase two survival l.jpg
Phase Two: Survival Beginning Teachers

  • Reality hits. Teachers in this

    stage are primarily focused on

    SELF.

  • Some key Survival Stage questions are

    • How am I doing?

    • Will I make it?

    • Do others approve of my

      performance?


Phase 3 disillusionment l.jpg
Phase 3: Disillusionment Beginning Teachers

  • Extensive time commitment—seventy hours per week

  • High stress

  • Self-doubt

  • Lower self-esteem


Phase 4 rejuvenation l.jpg
Phase 4: Rejuvenation Beginning Teachers

  • Focus on time and task

  • Some key questions are

    • Is there a better way?

    • How can I do all that is expected of me?

    • How can I improve this?


Phase 5 reflection l.jpg
Phase 5: Reflection Beginning Teachers

  • Begins to assess impact

  • Focus on student learning

  • Some key questions are

    • Are students learning?

    • What are students learning?

    • How can I raise achievement levels?

    • Is this meaningful to students?


Support matters l.jpg
Support Matters Beginning Teachers

  • Needs of beginning teachers change when they are supported.

  • The dips for supported beginning teachers are not as great.


Teaching assignments l.jpg
Teaching Assignments Beginning Teachers

Arrange beginning teachers’ classes and schedules so they have an opportunity to be successful:

  • Types of students

  • Number of preparations

  • Limited extracurricular activities

  • One well-supplied classroom

  • Assignment to area of certification

  • Stable teaching assignment


Initial assistance what principals can do for beginning teachers l.jpg
Initial Assistance: What Principals Can Do for Beginning Teachers

  • Celebrating the beginner’s arrival

  • Establishing rapport and building trust

  • Orientation

    • The community

    • School district policies and procedures

    • The curriculum

    • Beginning teacher support

    • The school


Initial assistance what principals can do for beginning teachers20 l.jpg
Initial Assistance: What Principals Can Do for Beginning Teachers

  • Be clear about the beginner’s specific responsibilities

  • Plan for informal interactions

  • Provide assistance for the crucial first week of school


What else l.jpg
What Else? Teachers

  • Participate in training to understand the needs of beginning teachers and demonstrate effective means of communicating with them.

  • Support mentors and be part of the support team.

  • Develop a school climate that is supportive of beginning teachers.


When you have mentors l.jpg
When You Have Mentors… Teachers

  • Assign mentors in similar grade/subject areas

  • Assign mentors with classrooms in close proximity to beginning teachers

  • See that mentors are trained

  • Provide beginning teachers and mentors release time

  • Respect beginning teacher-mentor confidentiality



The most helpful professional development is l.jpg
The most helpful professional development is ... Teachers

  • Principal input on an informal basis.

  • Planned and spontaneous observations by the principal, followed by an informational conference.


The first things i want to know are l.jpg
The first things I want to know are ... Teachers

  • What are the rules of my relationship with the principal?

  • What are the school goals and expectations?


Slide26 l.jpg

TeachersThe relationship between new teachers and their principals is the key component in the success of the new teacher.”


Slide27 l.jpg

For More Information… Teachers

  • State Board for Educator Certification

    • www.sbec.state.tx.us

  • Resources for Learning

    • [email protected]

  • ESC, Region 20

    • [email protected]



ad