Teachers asked to inspire kids at conference

| 09/03/2012

Teachers at Work (254x300) (2).jpg(CNS): Teachers across the Cayman Islands were asked to both ‘care’ and ‘inspire’ in their work during a conference that focused on national strategic priorities, sharing good practice and connecting with children. Government’s information service said tin a release that educators were encouraged to seek the highest standards for students at the ministry of education workshops held on Monday at the Mary Miller Hall. Rolston Anglin the education minister told teachers the theme of the conference drove to the heart of any education system. “It speaks to where you as teachers engage children to become lifelong learners,” he said.

“You have an awesome responsibility to come up with ways to teach, care and inspire….We empower you in your position and expect all of you to care to develop our kids into future leaders,” he added.

Officials from government said that throughout the conference, each of the teachers participated in over 60 workshops, many of which were delivered by educators currently in the government system, touching on areas that included the curriculum, behavioural studies, technology and even our culture as it is related to discipline.

Premier, McKeeva Bush was also there and offered his backing for the teacher’s training session.  “Supporting our teachers’ professional development is a critical step to keep up to date with new resources and tools to allow our children to be ready for the future,” he said.

The Key Note Speaker, was Patrick George Smith, Associate Vice President from Northern Caribbean University, who asked the educators to dream the impossible for their students. “The future doesn’t happen, we create it. Recognize and respond with your students’ feelings. You are the ones that will shape the reality for your students and always remember if the standards are clear and the process is there, your students can make it,” he said, according to the release from GIS.

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