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Intervention Period –December 2012 – December 2014
Project – Whole School Turnaround
School: Goodwill English School, Heganahalli, Peenya II Stage
Reporting Period: June 2013 – Aug 2013
No. of teachers/heads covered under the Programme - 1 head, 1 Coordinator and 18 teachers
Objective of the Intervention
Heads Support (Discussion on action points for May - August 2013)
Action plans for May – August 2013 is to work on below mentiioned areas of improvement and help the school to make positive changes sustainable –
Formulation of school vision
Formulating a master time table for the entire school and teachers
Installation of display boards in the staff room and Std 1 to 7
Maintaining records and trackers
Instituting student council in the new academic year:
The school has formulated the school vision and has been shared with all stakeholders.
The school time table has been reworked for the new academic session and has been finalized and is displayed on the bulletin board in the staff room. This will help the teachers to utilize their time in a better and organized way.
Display boards have been installed in classrooms from Std I to VII. The display board has displays related to topics taught in the class as well as also has a small birthday corner for the students.
Classrooms are lively, bright and buzzing and students are excited about the display boards.
The school has started maintaining the records of notices and memos, staff meeting schedule and its agenda, minutes of meetings, substitution register, extra class records for reference etc..
Student council has been set up and roles and responsibilities have been identified for the members. The members of the student council help in discipline and cleanliness related issues. This will help to inculcate a sense of responsibility in the students and also help to develop leadership qualities in the students.
Students are encouraged to speak in school assembly on a topic of their choice and these are planned by the teachers. This will help to express themselves with confidence in front of others.
The school head has been suggested to come up with a strong school policy to remove corporal punishment completely from the school to have safe and sensitive environment in the school
Objective of the Intervention
Teacher Training – Prerana
1. Learning Environment
2. Using teaxbooks effectively
3. Power of questioning
4. Group work
To help the teachers to use display boards and blackboards in effective ways to make learning effective and powerful for the students
To help the teachers to understand different components of textbooks, identifying objectives of lessons, using text book in effective manner in teaching, comparing two textbooks for better content and questions for students etc.
To help the teachers to frame open ended, close ended, high order and low order questions to assess students learning in a better way
To help teachers to involve and engage students in the classes during teaching using pair/group work strategies
The display boards have been installed and teachers are using it effectively.
They have created a small birthday corner for the students.
All the classes have appreciation walls and appreciation charts.
Students are given stars based on their good behavior.
Classrooms are selected as “best classroom” based on the effective use of display boards, blackboards, neatness of the students and the classrooms.
Indicators to select the class as the best class have been shared with the teachers.
The teachers are suggested to frame at least 5 low order and 5 high order questions for each chapter of the subject they teach. The questions should be apart from text book questions and the record of the same should be maintained.
The teachers have started using pair/group work to involve all the students in discussion in the classes while teaching a topic.
Active participation of the students is evident in the classes.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
HeadLamp, the leadership and management programme, is a series of 8 workshops designed to improve school leaders' participation in the teaching, learning and assessment processes, improve systems and processes within the school, support internal monitoring and evaluation and enhance internal reporting and communication.
The school heads and 4 teachers from the school attended 3rd module of HeadLamp workshop which was conducted on 19th and 21st August 2013.
The head has planned 3 changes for the next quarter which includes plans and strategies to improve teaching learning in the school and empowering the students and the teachers by encouraging them to express their opinions and suggestions in the classes and during staff meetings respectively and also incorporating bright ideas of teachers and students in class and school related policies.
The school has appointed a person who will help co ordinator to monitor and to ensure that positive changes are sustainable in the school.
The new staff will maintain a record and ensure that teachers help students to pick a topic of their choice and speak in the assembly regularly. She will also ensure that display boards are updated regularly with the displays related to current topics taught and include more of students work.
Teachers have been provided a staff room to sit together, plan and discuss.
Display board in the staff room displays school related information clearly e.g. master time table, teachers’ time table, teacher list, strength of the school, vision statement etc.
Objective of the Intervention
School Based Support – Demo classes conducted by TTF Facilitator
To help the teachers to observe and understand as how to use of teaching strategies e.g. “positive demeanor, positive verbal and non verbal communication, organized blackboard work with clear flow of lesson and effective use of low order and high order questions “ effectively in the classes to make learning fun filled, interesting and engaging for the students.
TTF facilitators conducted demo classes in Maths, Science and English and exhibited classroom strategies which were discussed during training sessions.
Strategies covered were – exhibiting positive demeanor in the class, positive verbal and non verbal communication, organized blackboard work, word wall and effective questioning.
Students were quite enthusiastic and participated actively in the classes.
TTF facilitators will observe teachers’ classes and share one on one feedback in a constructive manner.
TTF will monitor and support teachers to practice teaching strategies to make their classes active.
TTF will observe one of the staff meetings in the coming month. The school has been suggested to have a regular staff meeting in the school and agenda and minutes of the meeting should be documented and shared with all the teachers.
Teachers would be provided support in framing high order questions for each topic of their subjects and will be motivated to ask questions in the class which would help the students to think, analyze and answer and not just to recall the facts.
The teachers will also be provided support in using bloom’s taxonomy to prepare blue prints for assessment papers.
The school head and the teachers would be motivated to encourage students to share and express their opinions and views in the classes. The teachers would be encouraged to plan a few lessons as per students’ interest.
TTF will strictly monitor that instances of corporal punishment in the school have gone down.
A few photos
Appreciation Wall in the class Display Board in staff room
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