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  • 1. The Teachers Role in the Development and Growth of Schools.

2. Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this session, participants should beable to: define growth and development of schools; list the roles of teachers in the school ; state the importance of teachers role in thedevelopment and growth of school; outline the effects of teachers poorperformance on the school; and mention the ways teachers can perform theirroles better. 3. Introduction Different people have different notions about schooldevelopment and growth. Hillman and Stoll (1994) define school development and growthas a systematic, sustained effort aimed at change in learningconditions and other related internal conditions in one or moreschools, with the ultimate aim at accomplishing educationalgoals more effectively. However, teachers have a central role in the complex process ofschool development and growth, because teachers are keychange agents for bringing initiatives and innovations in theclassroom practices as well as in school development. 4. Content Learning Objectives Introduction Content / Procedure Definition of contextual terms The Teachers role in the development andgrowth of schools. Views of some Teachers Effects of Teachers poor performance How Teachers can perform their roles better Conclusion. 5. Who is a Teacher? A kind helper A resourceful person very knowledgeableattentive listenerpatient and optimisticlover of children a good role model has foresight a disciplinarian 6. Roles of a Teacher A Professional A Builder of relationships A good Communicator A Positive person A good Listener Excellent Leader A Motivator A Cheer leader 7. Teachers should show love . . . 8. Teachers views . . . We are teachers and our job is only teaching bringingchange is the function of management. We are teachers and our job is only to teach, wecannot do any thing without the principals consents. Trainings play fundamental role in a good school[effective school] which helps teachers to adopt thenew strategies in her teaching. 9. Development and Growth of SchoolsDevelopmentA process of changing and becoming larger, stronger, successful, and advancedmaking somebody or something to change in this way.GrowthThe process of becoming larger and more mature.An increase in size, numbers and strength.A process of expanding or developing, especially rapidly. SchoolAn institution for teaching children knowledge and experience. 10. How developed is your school? Do you have quality humanresource? Are you developed within andwithout?Do you motivate your staff?Are you patient with yourstudents?Are you extra patient withyour slow learners? Do you relate well with other staff? Do you take criticisms positively How often do you show appreciation? 11. Teachers should be patient..... 12. The Role of the Students listen attentively in class study hard ask questions obey teachers instructions make use of the libraryexcel in your studiesshun bad companymove with the wise make your parents proud 13. Teachers are very important ....... they shape the lives in their care they have a strong influence ontheir pupils they nurture budding talents they can bring out the best intheir studentsthey push students to achievesuccessthey turn dreams to realitythey do not give up on theirstudents they are care-givers andhelpers . . . 14. Parents Role monitor your childrensprogress assist with school work ensure your children arehealthy provide for their needs improve on what has beendone in school teach them life experiences listen to them answer their questions ...... 15. Teachers should not . . .use wrong/negative wordsbe too harsh , wicked or abusivedress inappropriatelyteach students wrong ideas,valuesbe partialbe lazy indifferent to students condition teach what they do not know give up on their slow students 16. Teachers should work togetherPositive Collaboration Negative Behaviours at work 17. Effects of Teachers Poor Performance The Students will most likely be denied qualityeducation The Teachers may lose their value and worth beforetheir students and stakeholders The Teachers would have failed in their obligationand duty Values, morals and culture which the teachers shouldpass down to the students would be lost. The Parents do not obtain commensurate return ontheir investment and efforts The school will lose public goodwill over time and ifcare is not taken, this could lead to school closure. 18. If You can read this, thank your Teacher 19. How to enhance Teachers performance Teachers are the main change agents of school learning environment thereforetheir professional development is necessary for bringing change in teaching andlearning . Hall and Hord (1987) also indicate the importance of teachers concerns and say,Change can be more successful if the concerns of teachers are consideredCollaborative teaching and learning environment is a source of schooleffectiveness. So, the school management should encourage collaboration inschool. Distributing a larger proportion of current leadership activities to teachers wouldhave a positive influence on teacher effectiveness and students engagement.(Muijs and Harris 2003).Capacity building of teachers needs to be focused on teachers self confidence sothey could use their expertise to create learning environment in this school.By organising sessions/workshops particularly for teachers on pedagogical skills.This support will help teachers to take initiatives and bring innovations in teachingand learning process, which improve classroom practices and enhance studentslearning outcomes. 20. Conclusion Professional development of teachers makes classroom practices. Leadership cooperation and support with the teachers createconducive environment for learning to take place and it isessential for making a school effective. Teachers professional growth leads the classroom practices intothe changed learning condition where teachers play his / her roleas change agent. School shared leadership style facilitates and empowers teacherswith good coordination, support and cooperation for bringing theneeded change that will enhance the students learning. 21. Reading ListFor further study:, J. & Stoll, L. (1994) Understanding School improvement. School Improvement Network Research Matters No.1 Fullan, M. (2001). The new meaning of educational change. Chap 4.New York: Teachers College Press. Stoll,L.& Fink,D.(1996). Changing our schools: The Haltom Effective School Project: A story of change. Buckingham: Open University Press. Kanji, G. (2000). Whole School Improvement Program. Hall,G. and Hord,S.(1987). Change in schools: Facilitating the process. Albany: State University of New York Press. Day,C., Harris,A., Hadfield,M.,Tolley,H., Beresfor,J.(2000). Leading School in time of change. Buckingham: Open Press.Harris, A. (2006). Leading Change in School in Difficulty. Journal of Educational Change, (7) pp. 9-18Muijs, D., & Harris, A. (2003). Teacher leadership-improvement through Empowerment? An overview literature. Educational management and administration, 31(4),pp.437- 448. Rizvi,M., & Elliot, R. (2007). Enhancing and sustaining teacher professionalism in Pakistan. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practices, 13 (1), pp 5-19Fidler, B. (1998).How can a Successful School Avoid Failure? Strategic Management in schools. School Leadership & Management, Vol. 18, Rose, Mike. Lives on the Boundary. The Presence of Others. Ed. Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruskiewicz. New York: St. Martins Press, 1997, 97-110Spayde, Jon. . Lives on the Boundary. The Presence of Others. Ed. Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruskiewicz. New York: St. Martins Press, 1997eq75037/paper1.htmlZX 22. The EndThank you for your participation Bye for now.


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