Notes An example of a growth mindset action would be to encourage the student to remember that basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work: brains and talent are just the starting point.
As we also gear ourselves to develop a growth mindset, we will share with you our experiences of developing our sense of purpose and motivations for what drives us as STs.
Notes We come to the next segment on sharing with you our journeys as STs and LTs.
This quote by Aldous Huxley was chosen as we believe that we can learn through one another’s experiences. It is not only about going through experiences, but what we choose to do with our experiences, as well as our mindset, which are crucial in our learning journey.
S6 cluster Senior Teacher and Lead Teacher Symposium 2014 v3
Learning through my Network,
Growing with my Community
Welcome to Networked Learning
for Senior Teacher Postulates
8 July, 2014
Opening Address by Mr Zensen Goh
Vice Principal, Zhonghua Primary School
Introduction of Facilitators
Ang Tee Koon
(St Margaret’s Secondary)
(Teck Ghee Primary)
(St Gabriel’s Secondary)
Programme for Breakout Session
• Sharing of personal experiences on senior
and lead teachership which lead to positive
teacher and student outcomes,
What You Can Expect
• Re-affirm the important role that experienced
teachers play in the holistic development of
teachers and students
• Strategies to address challenges in
growing motivation, commitment and
holistic development of teachers
1) Networking List
4) Feedback Form (in pink)
Getting to Know You
o Pick your favorite poster
o Think of a reason why you selected it
based on the work you do as a teacher
leader in your school
We need to make good use of what we have. If
not, the piece of paper will remain as a piece of
What we choose to do will determine what
shapes us. It is to be purposeful and have the
end in mind. - Michelle
Generativity and Sense of Purpose:
Sense of purpose and Generativity
• Put yourself in the shoes of one of the staff
members in the office. How would you have
• Put yourself in the shoes of the office
linebacker, Terry Tate. Why do you think he
was behaving in this way?
Sense of purpose and Generativity (Mindset)
Change your language and you change your thoughts.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Change the way you see things, and the things you see will
A fixed mindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities
as... well, fixed. In other words, you are who you are, your
intelligence and talents are fixed, and your fate is to go through life
avoiding challenge and failure. A growth mindset, on the other hand,
is one in which you see yourself as fluid, a work in progress. Your fate
is one of growth and opportunity.
Developing a Growth Mindset
• Learn to hear your fixed mindset “voice”.
• Recognise that you have a choice.
• Talk back to it with a growth mindset
• Take the growth mindset action.
Fixed vs Growth Mindset Statements
• BT: I don’t have the
capability and talent.
• BT: I’m not ready for
• Mentor to BT: You’re
doing things that
you couldn’t a
month ago. You have
the basic ability and
it was through
dedication and hard
work. Great job and
keep working at it.
Experience is not what happens to a
man: it is what a man does with what
happens to him.
Sharing by Tee Koon and Michelle
Sense of Purpose and Generativity (Strategies)
Sense of Purpose and Generativity (Strategies)
What were the issues?
• Feels Senior Teachership is a ‘lesser track’.
• Innovative teacher who uses different pedagogies.
• Feels overwhelmed with current duties and other
school administrative tasks
• Was asked to consider leadership track or teaching
Case Study 2
• Feels not competent enough for STship
• Has worked with experienced senior teachers
, lead teachers and master teachers at
school, cluster and national levels.
• Uses traditional and frontal teaching more
than more innovative pedagogies
Our words have the power to hurt or to heal:
The world already has plenty of discouragers,
choose to be an encourager.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
We don’t learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on
Take a phone out and sms this
number: [include facilitator number]
I used to………………………..
But now I ………………………
I will now …………….(action)
What I need from you is …….
[Note. This is for ST/LT]
FAQs and Needs: On STship journey
1. How has your journey as a teacher shaped your values and
beliefs about education?
2. What are your career aspirations on the Teaching Track?
3. Discuss an issue about education in Singapore that you feel
Standard 1: Engages in Professional Development (PLC, mentoring,
proff devt); subject discipline, PCK
Standard 2: Quality learning of Pupils
Standard 3: Pastoral Care and Well-Being of Pupils