RSCDS "Teacher Support"

Alan Twhigg

Message 27676 · 2 Oct 2001 22:28:19 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Hi Marie,

In the San Francisco Branch, we have never had a
single person assigned to the role of teacher
coordinator. Instead, we have a Branch-sponsored
Teachers' Committee (TC) that meets approximately once
a quarter and is responsible for putting on teaching
workshops, choosing candidate class tutors, planning
programs for Branch-wide dances and balls, and other
related items to support teachers.

All Branch members who have passed either the
Preliminary or Teacher's Certificate RSCDS exams are
invited to participate, but of the 30 or so active
teachers in the Branch, perhaps half that number get
involved in the TC on a regular basis.

The Branch Executive supports the TC with financial
assistance to cover operating expenses, subsidize
workshops, and provide scholarships for individual
training. Officers who serve on the Executive or in
the TC leadership are elected to one- or two-year
terms and sometimes serve 2 or 3 terms, as there is a
learning curve implicit in these roles, but in general
individuals rotate out of these positions after that.

I can provide further details if desired, but don't
want to go on at length on a topic that may not be of
interest to the general list.

-Alan Twhigg.

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