Instructive and methodological letters for the 2017-2018 academic year
The work of a teacher in Russia is difficult and honorable. And this is due not only to spoiled children, a small (albeit good) salary, checking hundreds of notebooks. The majority of ordinary citizens are familiar with the activities of the teacher from the personal experience of education, communication in parent meetings. But few know about the invisible side of his work. This is a methodical work, drawing up plans, reports. And this burden is often comparable to the very learning of the children.
Even the janitor gets some valuable guidance before starting his working day: where it is better to sweep, which side to start cleaning. There is a similar practice in all enterprises, there is it in schools, kindergartens, technical colleges and vocational schools. Of course, there is a common curriculum for the whole country. And the teacher is obliged to issue it in full compliance. But after all, the learning process is accompanied by a mass of nuances, and our world and society is constantly changing.
Example. The course of astronomy speaks of the existence of eight major planets in the solar system. There used to be nine of them, but the astrologers deprived this right of Pluto, which did not clear its orbit from the Kuiper belt objects. But suddenly he in the middle of the school year rehabilitates himself? Or will astronomers find a new planet orbiting the sun? And then from the Ministry of Education all schools will receive the corresponding methodical letter. The document will give a recommendation to all teachers of star science about the new alignment of celestial bodies in our Galaxy. There will be no need to change millions of textbooks, tear out the pages from them. Simply, the teacher will be able to tell about the inaccuracy of books, about the outstanding discovery in the field of astronomy. And so it can be with many things.
Example number two. In late November, virologists discovered a dangerous, modified influenza virus. It affects the weak and frail. The only salvation - masks, garlic and two cups of raspberry tea per day. This information is important to spread among children. And then all schools will receive another letter, which will oblige to devote the next educational hour to the problem of localization of this infection.A simple paper of a recommendatory nature will save the health of many children.
The task of any methodological letter or recommendation is to simplify the work of a teacher, to make the process more perfect, to increase the academic performance of students. Here are the key points and additional goals that these letters pursue:
- Work with children in terms of crime prevention.
- Education of patriotism in the younger generation.
- Establishing rational contacts with parents.
- Assistance in the preparation of subject Olympiads.
- Improving professional skills.
- Development of creative potential in children.
- Quality leisure and extracurricular work.
Not always valuable guidance comes from the Ministry of Education or the local city department. Often teachers are successful initiators of interesting techniques, ideas. And then the superior leadership adopts the wise and rational thoughts of ordinary teachers.
A school employee should not be taken hostile to any new letter. In a reasonable scenario, any idea, indication is a blessing. If you consider yourself smarter than methodologists, then boldly promote your thoughts, speak at seminars, increase the category.All this can raise your rating among colleagues, you will be recognized and loved. With special luck, they will give you a bonus, they will increase your salary. And then the advice of the Prime Minister to earn extra money after classes will not be taken seriously. An intelligent teacher will be able to create his account on YouTube, will share his experience and receive money for mass views:
Prospects for 2017-2018
It would be naive to believe that the instructional-methodical letters will be abolished. Life does not stand still, everything changes. After all, tomorrow may open the eighth note or another chemical element. And then you have to significantly adjust the school curriculum. Well, if in the new school year, the instructions will not come in the form of simple papers to the director, but by emails to the gadgets of the teachers. This will simplify the case, will reduce the amount of paper routine work. The bureaucratic antics and manners of the higher authorities must be overcome with their intellect and cunning. After all, everything in the world is much simpler than the chiefs and employees of ministries and departments are trying to teach us.
Any collected and thinking teacher can systematize all the information coming to him.Not all methodical recommendations concern him and discipline. Working with instructions is much easier, even easier and more interesting to break the rules. Any state of affairs must be profitably used for oneself. If the directive is valuable and unique, then it will help. If you have been given nonsense and nonsense from above, then just do not take it into account, make this stupidity laugh. If it harms the learning process, then raise a question at the pedagogical council. And then send a collective letter to the city or district education department. A wise decision will be guaranteed!
|Salary of a qualified teacher in an elite Moscow school:||70,000 rubles|
|The salary of a teacher in the Russian outback:||14,000 rubles|
|Date of establishment of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation:||March 9, 2004|
|Minister of Education of the Russian Federation:||Olga Vasilyeva|
|Key document for the work of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation:||“Regulations on the Ministry of Education and Science”|
|The highest award from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation:||Medal of K. Ushinsky|
|The amount of budget expenditures on education (2017):||595 billion rubles|
|Russia's place in the quality of school education (2009):||41st!|