New teachers get pep talk

The new teachers listen intently.

New primary school teachers of the Northern and Eastern Education Districts were told of their expectations upon entering the classroom this school year.

They were brought in for induction sessions this week by the Ministry of Education. They participated in an orientation programme introducing and exposing them to the dynamics of the Ministry of Education and the teaching profession.

At the workshop held at the Public Service Training Centre on the bay front, Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth told the new teachers that there were high expectations of them as they embarked on a noble profession.

The workshop covered areas including Lesson Planning and Teaching Strategies, Classroom Management, The Teacher’s Code of Ethics, The Education Act, The Teacher Appraisal System and the Expectations of stakeholders.

Some 28 females and five males from the northern and eastern schools attended the sessions on Thursday. They were told to accept teaching as a mission and profession and to embrace this opportunity to teach.

New teachers from the South and West will meet this week, followed by new teachers in all the secondary schools on island.

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6 Comments

  1. Meckerou
    September 13, 2010

    The presence of male teachers are disappearing because the chief does not pay well.

  2. teacher
    September 13, 2010

    Good luck to all the new teachers…be prepared cause you have a very, very challenging task ahead. I know cause i’ve been in it for a long time….just remember, preparation, love and patience will get you through the days that you feel like quitting (and believe me, there’ll be quite a few of those days) again good luck!

  3. de caribbean change
    September 13, 2010

    All primary and secondary school teachers should be Board Certified in order to teach in the classroom. The Board of Education should prepare a teachers’ exam for teachers on the island to take to become certified teachers. The other caribbean islands should follow suit.

  4. hahaha
    September 13, 2010

    @shatta: this is no way to propose to a woman and how do u expect her to know who when its a secret admirer…this is so funny….anyways this is not the forum for this kinda talk….wish all the teachers a productive school year

  5. neutral
    September 13, 2010

    Some one in charge, PLEASE make a concerted effort to attract more males to the teaching profession. We need more role models for our young males.

  6. shatta
    September 13, 2010

    hannel ur secreat admirer that u look beautiful ,marry me

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