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.