Becoming a Principal or Vice Principal is a whole new ball game in the field of education. Though you may be an exceptional teacher, you need to highlight how you can be an outstanding administrator in order to be considered for the position. More than likely there will be many candidates applying for the job – some may be fellow teachers, while others might already have administrative experience. If you want to get ahead of the competition, you need to communicate how you can easily step into your desired role and fulfill the school’s expectations.
What Makes a Master Teacher? Current thinking among educators looks toward seven key characteristics. They are as follows:
Teachers are often faced with students who struggle when it comes to reading comprehension and fluency. There are a myriad of books on the subject of bringing your students to a higher level of comprehension and fluency, but most classroom teachers do not have a lot of time to read outside of grading papers, parent conferences, professional development requirements, administrative duties, extra-curricular duties, oh and teaching students for hours every day. The following is a list of strategies that teachers can stick on their desk for quick reference on ideas for reading strategies.
Open Your Eyes - Open Your Mind - Insights Into Visual Literacy, Infographics and Data Visualisation
When people talk about literacy they're usually referring to words not pictures. Being 'literate' means being well-read. And in formal education, it's easy to measure literacy with the traditional yardsticks of form, structure and textual comprehension.
A couple of years ago I was coaching an under 7's sporting team, and remember one particular boy who couldn't seem to throw the ball properly during practice drills. No matter how much I instructed the boy, he couldn't seem to throw the ball even half as far as the other boys his age could, and looked rather awkward in the process.
I've been retired from full time teaching for a dozen years now. Therefore, over that time, I have gradually given away or trashed much of my teaching resources. Recently, I have found some material I put together for my classes during the late 1960s on how best to attack a formal examination.
Guidelines For The New Teacher In primary and lower secondary year levels, it is not a big issue unless the child is often absent from exams and other assessment items. What should happen, in most cases, is the absent child's name is put on an exam paper on the day of the test. Then, on return to school, the test is given to the child to do in a quiet place at an appropriate time under exam conditions.