We can be jaded together :P
We can be jaded together :P
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Something needs to be done about the teaching standards in south australia. I cannot believe what passes as acceptable teaching and content of lessons are very hit and miss.
Not that I believe sa should go down the road of the uk with such prescriptive curriculums as there were 10 years ago...but something needs to be done.
Will be interesting to see what happens!!!!
jobs are for new graduates irrespective of age. the teachers that took the 50K had to want to go and be oked by the school they were employed at. The teaching profession is aging and as new graduates find it hard to get premanency in DECS alot of the better ones end up working in independant schools if they do not want to go country. Decs are trying to readress it(wether it works is another thing)
Good in bad in all jobs, but jaded teachers cause untold damage so yah to them leaving the profession and finding other things to do.
One of the 'other motives', is that the older teachers are generally a lot higher up the pay scale than graduate teachers. I think they have worked out that the $50,000 per older teacher who leaves, will be recouped in lesser pay to the graduate teachers.
SA had a very large influx of teachers in the 1970's, (I was one of them.), and most of these teachers are now approaching retirement age. If you have been teaching since the 1970's, it is highly likely that by now you will be very jaded and sick of the politics of teaching, more so than the actual time spent in the classroom. I retired about fifteen years ago, and I was ready to go then. It's a very difficult, underappreciated job these days.
I guess it will always go in cycles of a lot of teachers being a certain age. When I first started, most teachers were young (Like I was then!), but by the time I left, many were in their 40's and 50's. Soon it will be back to being young again, maybe.
A lot of experience teachers are retraining..as there is little hope of securing a permanent job. I am retraining and in 10 years time when there is a teacher shortage..I doubt very much I will return to the profession.
Decs will eventually reap..what they sow!!!!
But we dnt want *** going down the same road as schooling in the UK where the kids are only taught about whats going to be IN the exam paper....so making the performance tables look good...
When i was a kid we had to remember allsorts of stuff half of which meant nothing to us at all...
My kids seem to be doing ok, few issues with little mans school....he needs a younger teacher that keep him on track the older teachers didnt have a clue...
That's true Martin..but you do need standards and the bar must be raised in sa.
For example a while back I taught a group of year 3s who were learning to add to 10. Year 7s learning their times tables over and over again..and this was some of the better schools!!!
No one wants to follow the prescriptive curriculum of the u.k..but for some teachers it's just a case of teaching what they want..when they want ..now if you have a good teacher, who is on the ball..that's great..if you have a bad teacher..it is a wasted year!!! Both my kids have had great teachers...but both have had a couple of teachers who were at best dire..one of them is is still teaching!!!