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27-05-2020 06:42 PM
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Teaching is considered a professional field. It has prospects but is very demanding and they expect you to be perfect. Sort of like, teacher must be perfect role model and cannot go to club, teacher cannot smoke, teacher cannot have sex, etc.

I'm exaggerating, of course.

If you're planning to do a phd you can probably end up as a principal very fast. But then it becomes admin rather than teaching. Of course, as a teacher nowadays it's still more admin than teaching too. You've got to juggle all the involvement in all kinds of committees and actual teaching.

There was this joke a friend told me last time.. it was something like, "so this school has best volleyball team, best this, best that, has Singapore Quality Class certification, and produced the top O level scorer. But do they still educate children about what living life is about?"
True. I always respect Teachers. Phd is required though to flourish in this field.
27-05-2020 05:06 PM
Unregistered Anyone emailed to ye kung before? He got reply or not?
27-05-2020 03:25 PM
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I have been offered this twice in 2 different schools albeit for two different subjects. If I were to compare, the push for opportunities is quite varying from both schools. One kept pushing for more, while the other did nothing. I think ultimately it boils down to what I want, and willing to work for. I should speak to my RO about developmental plans before signalling a move. Thanks everyone for the advice.
i love to be a teacher ..... cai cai alot!
27-05-2020 02:53 AM
deeperthoughts
Enquiry about ST

I have been offered this twice in 2 different schools albeit for two different subjects. If I were to compare, the push for opportunities is quite varying from both schools. One kept pushing for more, while the other did nothing. I think ultimately it boils down to what I want, and willing to work for. I should speak to my RO about developmental plans before signalling a move. Thanks everyone for the advice.
27-05-2020 12:29 AM
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To quantify, I was looking forward to mentoring duties as an ST, but the unfortunate thing is this subject has practically few or no mentees in the pipeline. So I can imagine even if I do become an ST, it will be unjust for me to just mentor one colleague. Conferences are very few and far between, unlike EMS subjects. So maybe I just dug my own grave.....
Are you a D&T teacher?
27-05-2020 12:27 AM
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I think pursuing ST-ship is the same at most places. You have to seek your own opportunities and build your portfolio on your own. *Quoted from a very reliable source* Unlike leadership track, where to achieve a KPI, there are still JH that you can delegate out work to. There are build-in opportunities and portfolio designated for leadership track. The ST has no one to fall back on except himself/herself and lacking in "real opportunities". To be very honest, I gave up a HOD position to join this school.
Not true. I have friends who were identified as ST potential, the school identified them after a few years and were given opportunities. It was explicitly spelled out by their school management. However, they were not keen to take up the offer. They are in this not for the glamor and etc.

These friends include language teachers, math, science and humanities teacher. Not only were they excellent classroom teachers with strong curriculum leadership. They are also very nice person to work with.
27-05-2020 12:18 AM
Unregistered How about career progression for ST is it harder than the leadership track?
26-05-2020 11:03 PM
deeperthoughts
Enquiry about ST

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Originally Posted by deeperthoughts View Post
I think pursuing ST-ship is the same at most places. You have to seek your own opportunities and build your portfolio on your own. *Quoted from a very reliable source* Unlike leadership track, where to achieve a KPI, there are still JH that you can delegate out work to. There are build-in opportunities and portfolio designated for leadership track. The ST has no one to fall back on except himself/herself and lacking in "real opportunities". To be very honest, I gave up a HOD position to join this school.
To quantify, I was looking forward to mentoring duties as an ST, but the unfortunate thing is this subject has practically few or no mentees in the pipeline. So I can imagine even if I do become an ST, it will be unjust for me to just mentor one colleague. Conferences are very few and far between, unlike EMS subjects. So maybe I just dug my own grave.....
26-05-2020 10:46 PM
deeperthoughts
Enquiry about ST

I think pursuing ST-ship is the same at most places. You have to seek your own opportunities and build your portfolio on your own. *Quoted from a very reliable source* Unlike leadership track, where to achieve a KPI, there are still JH that you can delegate out work to. There are build-in opportunities and portfolio designated for leadership track. The ST has no one to fall back on except himself/herself and lacking in "real opportunities". To be very honest, I gave up a HOD position to join this school.
26-05-2020 05:33 PM
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What are the career prospects and opportunities of ST track compared to SH/HOD track?
ST, SH/HOD are identified and groomed by school management..

For ST, you must be very strong with your T&L and demonstrate strong curriculum leadership. It focuses on teaching and mentoring.

For GEO 5 teachers not on leadership track, only 1 out of 10 will eventually become ST. Your school must support you, endorse your for panel interview. Too be honest, ST ship is not glamorous, except you will eventually hit SEO 1 grade similar to SH. If you are in it for the money, supplementary external private tuition would have covered way more than SEO 1.

If you are good, the school would have identified you and groomed you. No need to chase after it. Too be honest, I would rather do what's required of a Happy Ordinary Teacher at GEO 5.
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