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The Teacher


There is no such thing as "the teacher" in majority world countries. Not because teachers don't exist but because teachers are also farmers, shopkeepers, tradespeople, parents and have many other roles.

Finding time to meet the needs of students and family responsibilities doesn't leave much time for nurturing one's own growth. Yet, when we do take even a small amount of time for professional development, it often repays itself in success with students and increased personal satisfaction.

Sometimes the best professional development program is to simply Discuss Issues with an interested colleague. Other times it's important to increase our knowledge of theories, strategies, and practices.

We have compiled a growing list of ideas linked below. Explore them. And, again, as you encounter ideas or questions through your reading, please feel free to bring them to the online community that's waiting to hear from you.

Most importantly, thank you for your daily efforts in serving children.

Articles, Opinions, and Research

What Makes a Good Teacher?

Teaching Styles for Active Learning
Group activity: Observing the sugar cane plant
  (note this opens a new window featuring
   the Vietnam Multigrade Teaching Handbook)
Co-operative learning
Moving forward with co-operation
What can be done?
Field visits for active learning
Themes for active learning
Learning games from around the world

Managing the active classroom
Coaching peer-learning teams

Active assessment for active learning
Children's Integrated Learning and Development (CHILD) Project
Focus on learning outcomes
Linking learning to standards
  - observation
  - learner work samples
  - checklists of skills, knowledge and behaviours
  - tests and quizzes
  - self-assessment and reflective journals
  - learner conferences and interviews

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