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.
Teaching Student Teachers on a BEd Course (Secondary Science)
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.
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.
Designing a series of Teacher Development Meetings for others to facilitate
A Small NGO
A small NGO STIR Education 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’.