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  • How Many Hats can a Teacher Wear Dr. Ronald J. Bonnstetter
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  • Preferred Title: Educational Reform Improves Funeral by Funeral
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  • Opportunities The job of teaching has changed and requires more and new personal attributes. Teachers teach to their personal strengths, which may not match the evolving teaching jobs. Matching the teacher with the job requires knowledge of the personal attributes specific to that job. The business world knows that job satisfaction and retention is tied to knowledge, skills and personal attributes. Why should education be any different?
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  • Facts you need to know! Nationally, over 25-30% of all teachers leave the profession within three to five years of their first job After five years in a classroom, nearly 60 percent of teachers quit the profession. Almost 80 percent of the demand for teachers represents the need to replace experienced teachers, not to fill new classroom positions.
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  • Why such huge turnover?? Contrary to conventional wisdom, retirement is not an especially prominent factor in teacher turn over 27 percent of teacher turnover accredited to teachers pursuing of other jobs Another 29 percent leaving because of job dissatisfaction
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  • Of 29% who left because of job dissatisfaction 61 percent cited poor salary Another 32 percent cite Poor Administrative Support
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  • More facts in note! Schools accept and ignore the problem by simply hiring replacements But at what cost?? Tuesday, August 16th Norman Oklahoma newspaper Oklahoma School Districts spend 56 Million dollars to replace lost teachers Link of Note: http://www.dnainsights.com
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  • So Where Do WE fit into Education? Needs: 1. Teacher Preparation is ripe 2. Teacher Selection and Retention 3. Administrator Selection and Retention
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  • Personal Attributes - Missing Link Defined in Education as Dispositions Education is now requiring Disposition
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  • Dispositions Defined by NCATE The values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator's own professional growth. Dispositions are guided by beliefs and attitudes related to values such as caring, fairness, honesty, responsibility, and social justice.
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  • TEAC Defines the essential components of teacher education TEAC requires graduating teachers to possess: Professional knowledge Strategic decision-making Caring leadership skills
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  • North Central Association Defines Student Learning Objectives Objectives are expressed in terms of the specific behaviors, skills, and attitudes to be sought
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  • Development of the Whole Teacher
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  • Teacher Prep Must address: Knowledge Subject Pedagogy Skills Laboratory Teaching Dispositions (Personal Attributes) Behaviors Values Soft Skills (People Skills)
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  • Major Paradigm Shift Focus on Teacher to Focus on Job
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  • Comparison of 3 Teaching Jobs (Using Secondary Science Teachers) 1. One on One Tutorial Teaching 2. Information giving (lecture based Program) 3. Inquiry/Laboratory based Program
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  • The Design Randomly select 3 groups of secondary science teachers, with at least 5 years of experience. Groups were provided with a job description Each group were given the TriMetrix Job Instruments were merged using the Multiple Response TriMetrix Job Report The results!!!!
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  • One on OneLecture/InformationInquiry/Laboratory 1Developing OthersDiplomacy & Tact 2Objective ListeningInterpersonal SkillsDeveloping Others 3Diplomacy & TactPlanning and OrganizationObjective Listening 4Empathetic OutlookObjective ListeningProblem Solving 5Results OrientationLeading OthersContinuous Learning 6Planning and OrganizationResults OrientationFlexibility 7Leading OthersPersonal AccountabilityResults Orientation 8ResiliencyContinuous LearningConceptual thinking 9Interpersonal SkillsStudent focusDecision Making 10Goal AchievementFlexibilityPersonal Accountability 11Personal AccountabilityResiliencyLeading Others 12FlexibilityEmpathetic OutlookSelf Management 13Problem SolvingSelf ManagementTeamwork 14Student focusDeveloping OthersSelf Starting 15Accountability for Others Empathetic Outlook 16Conflict ManagementGoal AchievementAccountability for Others 17TeamworkSelf StartingInterpersonal Skills 18Self StartingDecision MakingPlanning and Organization 19Decision MakingInfluencing OthersResiliency 20Continuous LearningTeamworkConflict Management 21Self ManagementConceptual thinkingGoal Achievement 22Influencing OthersProblem SolvingStudent Focus 23Conceptual thinkingConflict ManagementInfluencing Others
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  • Order of Importance, based on Inquiry/Laboratory Job Comparison
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  • What if the Job could Talk??? We truly could improve education Funeral by Funeral!!!
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