Training effective Afghan Teachers

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Feb 26, 2009

Update on AIL Teacher Training Program

During 2008 the Afghan Institute of Learning held 96 education workshops and seminars for a total of 1448 participants. About 80% of those attending these education training sessions were women.

At a recent pedagogy seminar, teachers in attendance were asked what they learned from attending the seminar. Here is a sampling of what they had to say:

“We plan to use what we have learned and practiced here in our classrooms. We learned that one lesson could be taught using many different methods. We learned how to plan a lesson, how to specify the duration and steps of a lesson. Also, we learned how to begin and end a lesson.” “We learned that a good quality teacher has responsibilities beyond just teaching; they also must establish a good relationship with their students.” “During our psychology lesson, we learned that we must understand our students and their problems. From this understanding, we have to find a way to solve their problems. “ “While discussing exams, we learned what they are, what their purpose is and the differences between exams and evaluations. We also learned how to make a question sheet, and answer key. “ “We learned how to prepare materials for the lessons we want to teach, and we came to understand that students must be the center of everything we do as teachers.”

  • Joan Ochi
    Joan Ochi Once the participants have finished their training, does AIL help place them in jobs? Are these government run (public) schools? What kind of information do you collect that is helping you evaluate your training? Thank you, it is great to see how people are being helped.
    • 8 years ago
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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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