Starting point has been my own involvement in such events, often products of collaborative work. Tracing back crossing paths, producing a reconstruction that can not be complete, but will still be inspirational. Initially ten personal histories were chosen, now this number has tripled. The list is only indicative and as incomplete as it should be in the context of an introductory article.
That thought it true, but it is not the only job a teacher has to fulfill. Teachers are to be leaders in their schools, learning communities, and districts. Teachers must go beyond the responsibilities of their own classes and become actively involved in their schools.
First, a teacher leader desires to have a positive impact beyond the walls of their own classroom.
Becoming involved in educational communities, whether that are online or within the school district, is a small step where teachers can brainstorm and share their ideas. Having an educational blog where a teacher could share thoughts and experiences that will inspire and assist the educational community.
Secondly, a teacher leader will be available to share educational advice with fellow teachers. Thirdly, a teacher leader will think of solutions that will benefit students and fellow teachers.
Teacher leaders think outside the box to analysis and consider opinions that will solve problems within a school, district, or classroom. If need be, teacher leaders will present their ideas to their principals and suggest for change to happen. Fourthly, a teacher leader will assist a new teacher who has just entered the school setting.
Personal time and effort will be invested by teacher leaders to college students who need to complete their in-class student teaching or to those who just completed their college education and entered into a teaching position. Teacher leaders will provide advice and suggestions to the new teachers.
Also, teacher leaders will come alongside the new teachers to encourage and assist. Lastly, teacher leaders are lifelong learners. They are constantly reading research articles, educational blogs, and instructional magazines. Ratzel provided a list of traits that will be found in a teacher leader: Warren also stated that both skills and traits are needed in teacher leaders.
In an elementary school setting, there are many opportunities for teachers to take leadership and ownership. Program committees often need teachers to guide the parents as they prepare for school plays. Elementary teachers are in constant need of new ideas on how to present lesson content.
An elementary teacher leader could partner up with another elementary teacher to brainstorm ideas and suggestions to encourage fresh teaching skills. If new teachers feel uneasy stepping out of their comfort zone to take leadership, an individualized leadership plan can be created.
Many elementary teachers do not know how to effectively use technology in their classrooms. Teacher leaders can attend workshops on how to implement technology in the classroom. Then the teacher leaders can then take the knowledge they learned and share it with their fellow teachers. For schools to be successful, teacher leaders are needed!
Learning from a three-year leadership program.Geraldine J. Steensma and Harro W. Van Brummelen Shaping School Curriculum: A Biblical View (Terre Haute, Ind: Signal, ) Examines several philosophies of maths to show that maths is not neutral but shaped by beliefs.
The contours of a Christian approach to maths are sketched. Government School boards Educators What do stepping stones have to do with curriculum? Three key points christian teachers need to remember Get there students into cultural and christian heritage Encourage growth in responsibility Teach with commitment.
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What dictates the focus of the classroom is the degree to which the teacher reflects on their teaching and seeks to teach from a Christian world view.
Van Brummelen () notes that, "Christian teachers, in both public and Christian schools, often accept common approaches to curriculum without reviewing their world view roots. Jan 01, · Steppingstones to Curriculum has 34 ratings and 5 reviews.
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More Trivia About Steppingstones to No /5. Apr 15, · and its relation to other fields. Implications for curriculum drawn. [CJ] Van Brummelen, Harro W b Mathematics in the Christian high school curriculum Christian Educators Journal 17, 1, Sep-Oct * Discusses how teaching mathematics can be distinctive in a Christian school.
Shows how new math curricula.