1. Ready To Learn Independent School District Department of Human Resources Priscilla Dawn Johnson EDUL 7023: Dr. Douglas Hermond May 8, 2010
2. Mission Statement for Ready To Learn Department of Human Resources WEwill sustain high academic achievement of allReady to Learnstudents by recruiting, selecting, retaining, and supporting a diverse and highly talented staff.WE will train and educate our staff to be fluent in technical trends, cultural responsiveness, and excellent gatekeepers for the opportunities WEopen for our students.WEare the voice for all staff, the developers of many, purposed to serve our students, who are Ready To Learn.
3. HR Strategic Goals
Provide the best available staff for student achievement and staff development
Train a diverse workforce fully engaged with students
Develop student teachers and ensuretheir success
Provide teachers the opportunities to lead in our supporting departments
Provide training for teachers who instruct the Substitute Academy
Implement individual development action plans for teachers
Encourage parent and community participation through quarterly newsletters, parent conferences each semester, and maintaining a dynamic website
6. Power and Authority Structure Professional Bureaucracy with Shared Decision Making
7. Compensation Performance-Pay for Teachers The Center for Teaching Quality: TeacherSolutions Model A TeacherSolutions report by 18 of the nations best Teachers: Center for teaching Quality, 2006
8. Compensation Performance-Pay for Teachers A Professional Compensation Framework, Designed for a Competitive MetropolisBase salary range (negotiable) Career Salary Supplements Student Learning Knowledge & Skills Market Needs Leadership Base and Career Pay Novice $30,000-$45, 000 Up to 5% Up to 5% Up to $5,000 Not ready for role & reward Up to $55,000 Advanced $46,000-$55,000 Up to 10% Up to 10% Up to $10,000 Up to 10% Up to $85,000 Expert $56,000-$70,000 Up to 15% Up to 15% Up to $15,000 Up to 15% Up to $130,000
9. Rewarding & Motivating our Teachers
Yet, we also recognize fulfillment ofhygiene needs:
Policy & administration working conditions, andsalaries
We gratify certain needs, calledMOTIVATORS:
10. How We Motivate Our Teachers Motivators
11. How We Reward Our Teachers
12. Technical Core of our School Focus:Cognitive & Constructivism
Our learning culture is based on cognitive development and social constructivism:
Technical Core of our School Focus- - ->Cognitive & Constructivism
14. Technical Core of our School How we Teach Students to Learn
Keep students attention
Verbally empower students to learn
Activities to shape development
Maps, signs, and codes
15. Technical Core of our School Teaching Strategies
16. Motivating Students It only takes a spark to get a fire going, and soon all those around warm up to its glowing
1 stday: Teachers tell of their passion for learning
Observe students and make records of all learning styles
Create supportive relationships with students through encouragement, attention, & feedback
Create an atmosphere where students want to work hard for someone
Provide standards and structure
Let them know what they have to do to succeed
Relate assignments to real life (bring current event articles to class)
Vary delivery of instruction
Use visual aids (technology, internet, social networks
Reward success with verbal praise and trinkets
Help students build their character by focusing on 1 character trait/week
Teach goal setting by having students write down 3 goals/week
Teach accountability, were goals met?
Have students answer the big question 3 xs per week:did I do my best?
Incorporate team building exercise to teach importance of helping others
17. Research Questions
Does the teacher-student relationship have an influence on student motivation to learn?
Does shared decision making have and adverse impact on teacher job performance?
Does the pay for performance model have an impact on student achievement?
What is the correlation among well-trained substitute teachers and student performance?
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