Support and supervision of young teachers

Teachers are confronted with conflicting expectations:

  • They are supposed to be strict and fair, but at the same time indulgent and empathetic.
  • They are not only expected to possess expert knowledge, but also to impart social competences and values.
  • They have to prove themselves as both webucators and animators.

 How can you deal with these high expectations? How do you handle problematic situations in the classroom? How do you conduct difficult conversations with parents and students?

Objectives

Supervision can help to work on these and other similar questions. In group supervision, participants have the opportunity to discuss stressful situations from everyday school life and work together to find solutions.

In the long term, supervision pursues the following objectives:

  • Role, function and task clarification (for example, reflecting on and designating areas of responsibility)
  • Sharpening your own understanding of your role as a (prospective) teacher Extension of the possibilities of action in your own field of work
  • Setting boundaries and letting go of outside expectations Self-reflection/self-awareness (for example, becoming aware of one's own strengths and weaknesses, using and expanding one's own resources)
  • The group as a resource (for example, comparing self-image and alien image with feedback from the group)
  • Improvement of work quality and satisfaction

Young teachers will certainly benefit from the supervision programme, since they will receive professional support when starting their careers.

Procedure

The supervision group meets once a month. The group members will decide together on the actual dates in the first session. Participation in the group sessions is free of charge.

Kontakt

Please contact Mag. Flora Varga for further information contact