Mike Thiruman Teacher Email: [email protected] Teaching Profession’s Future Potential + Content Knowledge + Passionate about Learning & Learner’s future Teacher Practice = Performance Critical + Deliberate + Evaluated + Continuous + Teaching = Teaching Profession 2 The Teacher Growth Model 21st Century Teacher Outcomes • Ethical Educator • Competent Professional • Collaborative Learner • Transformational Leader • Community Builder Every Teacher, A Gem Slide 3 Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Future of the Teaching Profession must have: 1. Selective Teacher Recruitment 2. Teacher Preparation and Development 3. Teachers’ Careers: Retention, Recognition and Advancement 4. Growing Leaders MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION 4 Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. “The quality of an Education System cannot exceed the Quality of its Teachers” Attracting and rigorously selecting high quality teachers is key Teacher professional development – pre-Service and continual – is critical to building professionalism and a teacher-led culture of excellence Competitive remuneration, performance-based recognition, multiple career pathways and structured performance management are key to retain, spur and guide the development of good teachers Good leaders are critical, and need to be systematically identified, groomed and appraised over time MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION 1 3 Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Mike Thiruman President Singapore Teachers’ Union Email: [email protected] MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION 1 4 Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore.