Supporting School Leaders in Motivating Teacher Change in their Schools

Supporting School Leaders in Motivating Teacher Change in their Schools
DIET-based Facilitators of the School Leadership Development Programme

Teachers are sometimes hesitant or reluctant to develop the more participatory classroom practices that are promoted in their professional development workshops. This initiative therefore aimed to support secondary school leaders in motivating their teachers to begin to make changes in their classrooms.

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Teaching Student Teachers on a BEd Course (Secondary Science)

Teaching Student Teachers on a BEd Course (Secondary Science)
A University

Student teachers must learn about different teaching methods and the resources they can use in teaching. They must learn to prepare lesson plans, selecting and organising student learning experiences according to content and level, and developing their use of resources in the science classroom.

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Working with Elementary Maths Teachers

Working with Elementary Maths Teachers
Resource Personnel at Block Level

The aim of this block-level professional development programme (consisting of four half-day workshops) was to encourage teachers to explore effective and imaginative ways of using pair work in their elementary mathematics classrooms.

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Designing a series of Teacher Development Meetings for others to facilitate

Designing a series of Teacher Development Meetings for others to facilitate
A Small NGO

A small NGO started an initiative to encourage more student-friendly classrooms. It did this by organising a network of elementary schools whose teachers would meet after school for two hours each fortnight. Each network was led by a more experienced ‘lead teacher’.

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Using English in Everyday Life

Mr Choudhury
Teacher (secondary)

Mr Choudhury, a secondary English teacher, describes how using new approaches in class has helped his students gain confidence speaking English outside the calssroom.

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Improving Attendance

Ananya
School leader (elementary)

Ananya, the Headteacher of a rural elementary school, describes how she worked closely with parents and the local community to help improve school attendance

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Teaching Multilingual Classes

Simi
Teacher educator

Simi, a teacher educator in a DIET, describes how she ran workshops to support teachers who teach large, multilingual classes

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Motiving Teachers

Ritvik
School leader (elementary)

Ritvik, the Headeacher of an elementary school, discusses how he worked closely with his teachers to inspire them to be more imaginative in their lessons.

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Focusing on Examination Results

Shivra
School leader (secondary)

Shivra, a Headteacher in a large secondary school, describes how he used ideas from the school leadership OER to help improve attainment.

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Engaging Students

Shreya
Teacher (secondary)

Shreya, a secondary science teacher, describes how she worked with a colleague to plan interesting and engaging demonstration lessons.

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