Silva Career Teacher Maintaining Excellence

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  • • I sometimes pause and find myself pondering my new role as an educator and how I arrived here. Often we enter a new phase in our professional careers without much thought or reflection on the paths that got us there. . And until recently, even though education has been my career, I never consciously thought of my educational career as a life cycle.
  • Silva Career Teacher Maintaining Excellence

    1. 1. The Life Cycle of the Career Teacher: Maintaining Excellence For a Lifetime 2009 National Chinese Language Conference Presented by Duarte Silva, Executive Director California Foreign Language Project
    2. 2. Phases of Teacher Growth reflection renewal growth
    3. 3. Withdrawal Level of Withdrawal I N I T I A L P E R S I S T E N T D E E P
    4. 4. Phases of Teacher Growth
    5. 5. Phases of Teacher Growth: Novice Teacher <ul><li>Characteristics of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions that the language teacher makes in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Needs of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul>
    6. 6. Novice Teacher - Linda Phillips, Beginning Teacher, Cincinnati, Ohio “ Be prepared for lots of little messes that will polish up into some wonderful surprises.”
    7. 7. Phases of Teacher Growth: Apprentice Teacher <ul><li>Characteristics of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions that the language teacher makes in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Needs of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul>
    8. 8. Apprentice Teacher - Kam Corbin, First-Year Teacher, Indianapolis, Indiana “ I can’t believe I’m being paid to do this.”
    9. 9. Phases of Teacher Growth: Professional Teacher <ul><li>Characteristics of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions that the language teacher makes in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Needs of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul>
    10. 10. Professional Teacher - Sarah Wolfe, Third-Year Teacher, Manassas, Virginia “ I grow each time a Student grows.”
    11. 11. Phases of Teacher Growth: Expert Teacher <ul><li>Characteristics of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions that the language teacher makes in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Needs of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul>
    12. 12. Expert Teacher - Patricia Rowe, President, National State Teachers of the Year, Lovelock, Nevada “ As long as I continue to teach, I must continue to learn.”
    13. 13. Phases of Teacher Growth: Distinguished Teacher <ul><li>Characteristics of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions that the language teacher makes in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Needs of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul>
    14. 14. Distinguished Teacher - Cheryl Watkins, Golden Apple Fellow, Chicago, Illinois “ My work doesn’t end when I leave the classroom.”
    15. 15. Distinguished Teacher - Ruth Campopiano, 1975 New Jersey Teacher of the Year, Chester, New Jersey “ My classroom is my home away from home.”
    16. 16. Phases of Teacher Growth: Retiree Teacher <ul><li>Characteristics of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions that the language teacher makes in this phase </li></ul><ul><li>Needs of the language teacher in this phase </li></ul>
    17. 17. Retiree - Frank Marsh, Dean Emeritus, Northeastern University “ I love to help new teachers grow and develop a spirit of inquiry on their own.”
    18. 18. Reflection Reflect for a Moment on your stage in the cycle as a Teacher... <ul><ul><li>Reflect for a moment over you entire career as a teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How did your collective professional experiences contributed to your current stage in the cycle? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What key professional development experience(s) and at what stage in the cycle had the greatest significance in having you thrive as an accomplished educator? </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Reflection How can we extend similar professional growth opportunities to elevate the performance of our Chinese language teacher colleagues at whatever stage of their career cycle?

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