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Topic 5: Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Today


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Topic 5: Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Today

  1. 1. Teacher Duties are defined as all those professional tasks encountered by teachers in the course of their activities concerned with the instruction of pupils.
  2. 2. What will comprise your minutes, hours, and days (and nights)? What is it really like to be a teacher today? From the Trenches: 3:30 to 4:30, Room 2503
  3. 3. Brainstorm: A Typical Teacher Day - The Big 5
  4. 4. The Alberta Teachers Association defines teacher responsibilities to fit into five categories: 1. The actual conducting of classes and presentation of lessons 2. The preparation of lessons 3. Requisitioning of audio-visual, and other materials, equipment and resources 4. Evaluation and reporting of student progress 5. Maintenance of such classroom order as is necessary to promote a healthy learning climate Note: The following are also implied as required by law, by regulation or agreement: -general pupil supervision -assist to a reasonable extent with the school program -cooperate with other teachers in the best interests of students -to act as an enthusiastic member of the school’s educational team
  5. 5. If we know what are Teacher Duties are defined as, then we can focus our time and energy in doing the best job at these.
  6. 6. • These include the following: – Staff meetings – Curricular activities – Extracurricular activities – Records and reports (e.g. attendance, grades) – School Discipline – Teacher Assistants and parent volunteers – School funds and school purchases The School Act states that a board may not require a teacher to instruct more than 1,100 hours or more than 200 days in a school year.
  7. 7. This includes……. The Criminal Code; The School Act; Tort Law (Negligence); The Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act; Insurance Act, School Board Policies, ATA Policies and Recommendations
  8. 8. How does this happen in a school?