Caribbean Visionary Educators

HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

Find out about the strategies, ongoing and successful, of other leaders in curriculum matters. Relevant resources are here.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

Are you currently a Head of Department or aspiring to be one? A good place to start is first ensuring that you are familiar with what is or will be expected of you. The Job Specifications for the post of Head of Department as stated by the Ministry of Education of Trinidad & Tobago can be found here:

SESSION PLANS By Topics

It begins with a plan.  Here you can view sample session plans which outline your role in the Clinical Supervision process.

Classroom Management

Lesson Planning

Questioning

Set Induction

Student Participation

Other Strategies

OBSERVATION INSTRUMENTS By Topics

Effectively capture the data that will make the difference.  See sample observation instruments here.

Classroom Management

Questioning

TRANSFORMING TEACHERS’ INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES THROUGH CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Authors: Janine Williams, Tariq Ali Baksh, Freddy James
The current research being reported on employed a Clinical Supervision (CS) model as a conceptual framework to design and implement CS interventions to develop teachers’ pedagogical and instructional skills with three teachers in two secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago over a six-month period. Data collection methods included: classroom observations, questionnaires, interviews and journals. The findings showed that the CS intervention that focused on building a collaborative and collegial relationship with the teachers, to develop their skills, attitudes and competencies,
enabled them to learn and improve their pedagogical and instructional practices within the complex classroom environments. Teachers indicated that the collaborative process allowed them to reflect and improve their practice with assistance and guidance from their supervisors, whom they regarded as mentors. The study is significant as it validates CS as a viable and sustainable teacher CPD strategy.

vIDEO RESOURCES

Clinical Supervision Pre-Conference

Demonstration of the Pre-Conference of a Clinical Supervision session.

Clinical Supervision Post-Conference

Demonstration of the Post-Conference of a Clinical Supervision session.

A Teacher's View of Clinical Supervision

A teacher shares her opinions of the Clinical Supervision process.

Clinical Supervision Pre-Conference

Another demonstration of the Pre-Conference of a Clinical Supervision session.

Clinical Supervision - The Lesson

Demonstration of the Lesson of a Clinical Supervision session.