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    • Siti Zulaiha Binte Mohamed Mohsen Nor Jehan Binte Raseede Geraldene Boey Chong Kai Qin
    • Role Education Policy System Initiatives StakeholdersTeachers
    • Student-Teachers will be able to:• List at least 2 Support Systems & Professional Development options available currently.• List at least 5 roles of a teacher.• List at least 3 challenges teachers face.• Come up with at least one way of handling the challenges and stresses of being a teacher.
    • • Game • Movie Time• Support Systems • Star Search & Professional Development • Words of Wisdom• Talking Point • Conclusion• Break & Love Notes • Motivation before Practicum
    • Objective:• Build a structure to withstand the weight of 1 person.Materials Given:• 2 decks of cards.• Pair of scissors.Rule:• Cards have to be upright and not lying down.
    • Characteristics of winning structure:• Interlocking cards.• Each card depends on another for strength and yet provides strength to others.Similarly, as teachers:• We depend on others for support, i.e. our support systems.• At the same time, we should also be pillars of support for our fellow colleagues.
    • 1. Teachers Network (TN) 2. Enhanced Performance Management System (EPMS) 3. “Bottom-up initiative, top-down support” (MOE, 2004; 2005) 4. Other sourcesSalleh, H. (2008). Teacher Professional Development in the TSLN Era: Current Challenges and Future Direction. In J. Tan & P. T. Ng (Eds.), Thinking schools, learning nation: Contemporary issues and challenges (pp. 39-50). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.
    • TN Learning • Self-directed professional development. • Action research to solve problems related to classroom Circles pedagogy and practice. Teachers’ • Administrative, resource and social support for teachers to conduct workshops. • Professional Development Officers (PDOs) as coach in Workshops content and delivery mode. Teachers’ • Opportunities for teachers to interact, reflect and dialogue on learning experiences. Conference • Networking.Salleh, H. (2008). Teacher Professional Development in the TSLN Era: Current Challenges and Future Direction. In J. Tan & P. T. Ng (Eds.), Thinking schools, learning nation: Contemporary issues and challenges (pp. 39-50). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.
    • • Comprehensive appraisal framework in accordance to three career tracks: o Teaching o Leadership o Specialist • Within each track, 13 competencies are identified to be effective in raising performance.Salleh, H. (2008). Teacher Professional Development in the TSLN Era: Current Challenges and Future Direction. In J. Tan & P. T. Ng (Eds.), Thinking schools, learning nation: Contemporary issues and challenges (pp. 39-50). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.
    • • More transparent tie up between competencies, promotion and pay. • Establishment of competencies in accordance to the three career tracks would influence the areas for professional development.Salleh, H. (2008). Teacher Professional Development in the TSLN Era: Current Challenges and Future Direction. In J. Tan & P. T. Ng (Eds.), Thinking schools, learning nation: Contemporary issues and challenges (pp. 39-50). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.
    • • Innovations should not be imposed on schools. • School leaders and teachers should be initiating innovations to suit individual needs. • Role of MOE is to provide administrative and resource support.Salleh, H. (2008). Teacher Professional Development in the TSLN Era: Current Challenges and Future Direction. In J. Tan & P. T. Ng (Eds.), Thinking schools, learning nation: Contemporary issues and challenges (pp. 39-50). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.
    • • School Staff Developer (SSD) to provide support for teacher-initiated professional development endeavours. • Presence of flexibility, diversity and choice will bring about peaks of excellence necessary in the knowledge economy.Salleh, H. (2008). Teacher Professional Development in the TSLN Era: Current Challenges and Future Direction. In J. Tan & P. T. Ng (Eds.), Thinking schools, learning nation: Contemporary issues and challenges (pp. 39-50). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.
    • • Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU) • Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) • National Institute of Education (NIE) • Partially funded professional certification under MOE’s Professional Development Continuum Model (PDCM) • Teacher Work Attachment (TWA) • Teacher Renewal Programme • Lesson StudySalleh, H. (2008). Teacher Professional Development in the TSLN Era: Current Challenges and Future Direction. In J. Tan & P. T. Ng (Eds.), Thinking schools, learning nation: Contemporary issues and challenges (pp. 39-50). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.
    • • In your opinion what are the main roles of a teacher?• Which Support System & Personal Development options explained earlier helps you fulfill these roles of a teacher?
    • Parentadvisor CCA Co-ordinator Curriculum Writer MentorSchool Administrator Event Organizer Project Work manager Counselor
    • So do the Support Systems and Personal Developmentoptions help you fulfill ALL these roles?
    • During this 5 minutes break, spend some time writingwords of inspiration to your fellow teachers.
    • Let’s watch a short movieon the challenges teachers face in a typical day in school.
    • • Insert skit video here.
    • From the video, challenges awaiting us as teachers include:•High expectations from Principal.•Added stress of having to fulfill relief duties.•Meetings, after meetings, after meetings…•Implementation of new policies.•Multiple deadlines to meet.•Additional workload from CCAs.•Marking students’ work.
    • From the video… Myriad of Roles Implementation of STRESS New Policies ! Other Challenges
    • • In your groups, come up with a skit based on the challenges teachers face as shown in the movie.• Act out what we can do to either overcome these challenges or to ensure they do not affect us adversely.• Guiding questions:oWhat can we do to balance our lives and find a midpoint between our personal life and the various roles of a teacher?oWhat provisions are in place to assist us in managing these challenges?
    • • Insert Mr Samy’s video here.
    • How Mr Samy deals with thestresses of being a teacher:•Insert points here.
    • • Gameo Importance of support systems.• Support Systems & Professional Development1. Teachers Network (TN)2. Enhanced Performance Management System (EPMS)3. “Bottom-up initiative, top-down support” (MOE, 2004; 2005)4. Other sources
    • • Talking Pointo Adequacy of support systems and Professional Development options available.• Break & Love Notes• Movie Timeo Challenges teachers face.
    • • Star Searcho Dealing with challenges and stresses of being a teacher.• Words of Wisdomo How a senior teacher dealt with challenges and stresses of being a teacher.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoPtJ19w3fU
    • • Insert questions here. At least 2.