FEA President Andy Ford on Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address....
TALLAHASSEE – Florida Education Association President Andy Ford had these comments on Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address today:
“We welcome the governor’s efforts to increase teacher pay, especially in light of the fact that teachers and other school workers were docked 3 percent of their salary in 2011 so that the governor and the Legislature could balance the state budget.
“Teacher pay in Florida remains $10,000 below the national average, and that’s not competitive pay for a state that seeks to be a leader in economic development.”
The Florida Education Association is the state’s largest association of professional employees, with more than 140,000 members. FEA represents pre K-12 teachers,
higher education faculty, educational support professionals, students at our colleges and universities preparing to become teachers and retired education employees.
Educational Leadership - The ways teachers can lead are as varied as teachers themselves.....
Teachers assume a wide range of roles to support their school and student success. Since teachers exhibit leadership in multiple (sometimes overlapping) ways, they often serve as leaders among their peers.
Some leadership roles are formal with designated responsibilities. Other more informal roles emerge as teachers interact with their peers. The variety of roles ensures that teachers can find ways to lead that fit their talents and interests. Whether these roles are assigned formally or shared informally, teacher leaders shape the culture of their schools, by building the entire school's capacity to improve student learning, and influence practice among their peers.
So what are some of the leadership roles available to teachers? The following 10 roles are a sampling of the many ways teachers can contribute to their schools' success. Click here to learn more about each of these options.
1. Resource Provider
2. Instructional Specialist
3. Curriculum Specialist
4. Classroom Supporter
5. Learning Facilitator
7. School Leader
8. Data Coach
9. Catalyst for Change
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