It is vital to know the strengths of teachers and those aspects of their practice which could develop further. From this perception, the institution of teacher assessment is a significant step in the drive to advance the efficiency of learning and teaching as well as raise educational standards. Teaching practices and evidence of student learning are the most relevant source of information about professional performance. As a result, teacher evaluation is typically firmly rooted in classroom observation. Most critical aspects of teaching are displayed while teachers interact with their students in the classroom.
This quality has an immediate effect on the ability for learners to understand the learning quality. And in turn has an effect on quality of the learner (Maslowski.R.D, 2008). If the quality is of the highest standard, then the learner will be able to learn to his/ her fullest potential. Educators need to be in control of their classroom; the lessons need to be well planned and organised well before the time so that the teachers are aware of the content. Discipline needs to be modelled and managed through trial and error, and usually children with behavioural problems have underlying causes and
Manlongat (2010) added that the teacher is the main facilitator of education. The teaching performances are important to the attainment of the goals of education and ultimately to the achievement of student’s learning objective. Furthermore, Lalas (2011) stated that some educators keep on searching for the best means and ways of giving assistance to both teachers and the learner, especially in the teaching and learning processes in order to facilitate the progression and innovations of effective teaching introduced in the field and to upgrade the teacher competencies. Thus, the teacher should be trained to present lessons in varied ways and employ different methods to meet the needs of the learner. Among these are: using music, cooperative learning art activities,
As ethical teachers, we play a very vital role in students’ life, by not just imparting knowledge but also helping in the development of a student’s personality. Ethics in education applies to us teachers which demands us to show patience to every student despite their different learning
There is also increasing recognition that schools require effective leaders and managers if they are to provide the best possible education for their learners. Schools need trained and committed teachers but they, in turn, need the leadership of highly effective principals and support from other senior and middle managers. The head teacher has always been looked
Teachers as a professionals have a great responsibility to improve their profession, in order to perform their daily tasks of teaching and learning process. Every professional should have a deeper understanding in the subject he/she taught and pedagogy. Teachers are lifelong learners so; they should keep themselves up-to-date on the major developments affecting their profession. Regarding to the above idea Schultz (2001), explained that our environment is complex, dynamic, and unpredictable due to technology change and related factors. Thus, to handle with this dynamic and unpredictable environment, teachers need to update their knowledge regularly in addition to their pre-service training.
They must be qualified to intervene appropriately when such situations occur. School leadership must shape the school in a way that the teachers who work there can then ideally be more effective in supporting their pupils to achieve better learning outcomes. Thus, the school leader becomes a facilitator of change and someone who effectively supports teachers in their work with pupils. This requires reflection on the role, function, and goals of the school, and consequently on the role, function, and goals of appropriate leadership and management. Programs for school leaders must help focus attention on ‘what are the aims of education” what is the purpose of school and what are the aims of the teaching and learning processes?
Teacher Education in 21st Century It is the need of the hour that teacher education must prepare a teacher for the roles of being an encouraging, supportive and humane facilitator in a teaching-learning situation, in order to make teacher education more sensitive to the emerging demands of the society. “Education is a fundamental pillar of human rights, democracy, sustainable development, and peace.”UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education(1998).Education acts as a catalyst for the all-round development of an individual. It empowers an individual to meet the emerging needs; especially teacher education is of vital importance in the educational ladder of our country. In the educational system of a country, teacher education provides a
Synthesis The new trend in school management is to create and develop remarkable school leaders through training and development. A thorough review of literature showed that the leadership traits were known by its adjective expressions such as instructional, participative, democratic, strategic and transformational. To manage own resources is about managing personal resources (particularly knowledge, understanding, skills, experience and time) in order to achieve work objectives. Teacher performance management is a continuous process for identifying, evaluating and developing the work performance of teachers, so that the goals and objectives of the school are more effectively achieved, while at the same time benefiting teachers in terms of recognition of performance, professional development and career guidance. The provision of continuing professional development of school heads is considered as the most effective strategy for ensuring a turnaround in the quality of