Dear friends and partners,
This term has been exciting! The third term ran from May to July and we have just marked the mid first term of a new academic year. So far the teachers have shown a lot of growing and developing and building upon the training that we had last term on how to teach children from poverty.
We have been piloting the development of a professional developing program through a coaching framework for the teachers.
This has taken the form of one-on-one meetings and group sharing on different theoretical concepts and how to implement these in everyday teaching practice.
The sessions have focused mainly on helping teachers reflect on their teaching practice so they can begin to experience a deep level change that will transform not just who they are as individuals but as well, the way they teach and approach learning. Also teaching ideas, concepts, readings, etc. are shared with teachers on email and follow up made on plan implementation. These are done via WhatsApp and one-on one sessions. Below is an example of the great work going on within the school:-
Ms. Imani teaches Pre-school children and is passionate about Growth Mindset. Having gone through some material on Socio-Cultural & Cognitive Learning Theory, she had this to say:-
“…both theories have interesting ideas which can be applied at class level for holistic growth and development of the children we serve…thank you for sharing this.”
Ms. Imani has the same approach to ideas and knowledge that might improve the learning outcomes of children being taught.
Teacher Development Session
Teacher and Class in Progress