Introduction to Ed, Chapter 1, Caprice Paduano

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Introduction to Ed, Chapter 1, Caprice Paduano

  1. 1. Caprice Paduano• Introduction to Education• Chapter 1• Your profession: Do you really want to be a teacher??? 1-1
  2. 2. Focus Questions• Why do I want to teach?• What are the benefits of teaching?• What are the challenges of teaching?• What will society expect of me as a teacher?• What is the job outlook for teachers?• How will I become a highly qualified teacher?
  3. 3. Why Do I Want to Teach?•Primary reasons to Teach – Desire to work with children and young people
  4. 4. Why Do I Want to Teach?•Passion for teaching – Teachers often teach because of the following • Passion of Subject • Passion for the Teaching Life • Passion for the Teaching-Learning Process•Influence Positive relationships with previous teachers may have influenced the desire to teach. …. “Do my actions show my values to my students? So I have become a kinder more honest Ms. Gray”…. Salina Gray
  5. 5. Why Do I Want to Teach?•Desire to serve – Teaching is chosen out of a desire to serve others – Wanting life’s work to have meaning – Influenced by experience volunteering in educational settings – Desire to give something back to society
  6. 6. What are the benefits of teaching? •Practical benefits of teaching •Hours and vacations •Flexibility •“Mini vacations” year round •Salaries are increasing •Fringe benefits Becoming At Teacher, 9e, Forrest W. Parkay ISBN: 0132767465© 2013, 2010, 2007Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights
  7. 7. What are the benefits teaching?•Salaries have been on the increase•1999-2000 the national average was $41,807•2009-2012 the national average was $55,350•2015-2016 a 5% increase is estimated•Fringe benefits•Medical insurance•Retirement
  8. 8. What are the Challenges of Teaching?• Long working hours• High Stakes Testing• Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) • 2002: NCLB • 2011: A Blueprint for Reform • Race to the Top• Tech-Savvy Students
  9. 9. What Will Society Expect of Me as a Teacher?•To be Trustworthy•To Be Competent & Effective • Help all learners succeed • Need to stay informed of exemplary practices•To be Accountable•Create a safe effective learning environment•Equalize educational opportunity
  10. 10. What is the Job Outlook for Teachers?•Teaching and the Economic Recession • The 2008 financial crisis led to school district cuts • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009•Tenure-job granted to teachers usually after 2 – 5years of satisfactory work•Demand•Teachers of Color; with Disabilities; by Region &Specialty • The number of minority & disability student populations is increasing, teachers who can specialize or are willing to move will find favorable positions
  11. 11. How Will I Become a Highly Qualified Teacher?•Highly Qualified Teachers (HQTs) 1. Have a bachelor’s degree 2. Full state certification 3. Knowledge of subject taught•Professional Standards • Sets of standards from professional associations that evaluate progress toward becoming an effective teacher•Certification and Licensure • Teaching certificate – a license to teach
  12. 12. How Will I Become a Highly Qualified Teacher?•Praxis Series • “Putting theory into practice” • The evaluation process of becoming a teacher• Praxis I. Pre-Professional Skills Tests• Praxis II. Subject Assessments• Praxis III. Classroom Performance Assessment•State Licensure Certification Requirements•Alternative Certification

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