Unit E

The Teacher who constantly
Learns and grows
Becomes a professional educator.
-The Professional
Chapters to cover
 How to be a Teacher-Leader
 The more a teacher learns, the more the students
will learn.
 How to Develop a Culture o f Effective
 The most effective schools have consistency
The Professional Educator Is a
Teacher Leader
We teach you to plan
so you can plan to teach
 “ A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the
moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The biggest Secret to teaching
 Beg, Borrow, and Steal!
 “Before the person is even finished explaining
his or her technique, I’ve already figured out
how to do it differently or better in my
classroom-Rosemary Wong
 The effective teacher is always thinking,
dreaming, and planning
Teachers who are still in
survival mode
 There are those who
simply want a job to
earn money to live on.
 There are those who
want to make a
Reaching Mastery
 A professional is defined not by the business
a person is in, but by the way that person
conducts his or her business.
 The professional educator is always learning
and growing.
“What counts is not the number of hours you
put in, but how much you put into those
“Some people go through life adding years to
their life, while others go through life adding
life to their years.”
Teachers who become
 An effective leader
 has a vision for achievement
 sets a good example
 guides their colleagues
 motivates and inspires
 Focuses on goals
 Implements deadlines
 Mediates conflicts among divided groups
 Recognizes the importants of training
 Shares information
 Is well prepared, passionate and persevering
 “ Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
-Robert Frost
All successful teachers are
leaders not workers
 Manage by crisis, are full of
excuses, dress like laborers, sit
at the back of the room in
meetings, complain about
professional development,
complain about people, places
and things, blame other people,
are frequently late, run their
mouths constantly, decide to do
what others do, speak
negatively of their obligations
 Manage by leadership, have
plans, goals, and vision, dress for
success, sit where they can
learn, enjoy being part of a
meeting, compliment people,
places and things. Collaborate
with people, are prompt and
have their materials ready, pay
attention, are able to make
decisions and help solve
problems, choose to do what
they know is best.
Teacher-leaders are proactive
 In-effective teachers
 Effective Teachers
 Job driven
 Career driven
 Blame
 Implement
 Proactive
“you must become an advocate of what you
believe; otherwise, you will become a victim
of what others want you to believe”
-Jesse Jackson
The most vulnerable teachers
 Think about your
favorite store
 Picture the successful
 The place is well-managed
 The classroom is well-managed
 The merchandise is good
 The lessons are well-delivered
 The customers are well-treated
 The students are well-treated
When you see in a given situation what everyone else
sees, you become so much a part of the situation that
you become a victim of the situation.
The surest path to success
 Success: Doing what you need to do
when you need to do it
even when no-one else is doing it.
 become “we” people
 have WIT attitude “whatever it Takes”
Deciders become
victims because they
allow other people to
make decisions for
Deciders become
victims because they
allow other people to
make decisions for
Leaders have control
of their own lives
Leaders are
achievement oriented
Successful people choose
I am responsible
I am accountable
I have control
I accept the consequences
The choices we make
determine our future
The basics for a beginning
 Successful teachers do not quit.
 What do I need to know in order to do what I
need to do?
 Websites
The significance of a
 Commitment, dedication, and hard work make a
person a leader.
 Teaching is the profession that makes all other
professions possible. We are the only profession
dedicated to making the world a better place for
future generations. They are our legacy.
Story: The greatest day of a teachers life
You are the difference:
 You are the determiner of success in your
Your strong attitude and your affirmation of
10 beliefs of successful teachers
You are the window through which children see
the world.
You are the sanctuary their heavy hearts come to
each day.
It only takes one person to make a difference.
And we applaud that person who does.
The Key is Consistency
 The most effective schools have a culture of
Example: campus
 An effective classroom is consistent
Example: environment/product
Proficient and effective
 Everyone can become an effective teacher
who produces improved student learning
 It is the teachers instructional practices not
the curriculum programs that improve
student learning
 Effective: having an
effect, producing a
 Ineffective: teacher
affects little if any
growth in students
The greatest asset of a
 Human capital refers to what people know
(proficient) and can do (effective)
 The only way to close the student
achievement gap is to close the teacher
instruction gap. Teach the teachers well and
they will teach the students well.
 Effective schools have a culture where they
consistently invest in teacher capital.
 Mentors/coaches
Creating an effective school
 Beliefs
 Practices
 Administrators
The significance of a
 The “3” R’s
 Teachers are important
 Teachers are influential
 Teachers make a difference
The importance of
professional development
 Professional growth
Comprehensive professional
 Buddy:
 Coach:
 Lead teacher:
Team-Oriented Results
 Research is clear
 Teams produce results
 Collaboration
Collaboration helps keep
 New Teachers
 It’s time to turn the page!
 Teachers stay when they are successful
How are we going to keep new
 Structured induction program
 Grade level team
“AHA” moment
 Take care of yourself before you can take care
of someone else.
 Bottom line: academic performance
 How? Nurture human capital
 Professional development
 Encourage
 Participate

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