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Welcome to TTF’s 3rd quarter Newsletter.

At TTF, we firmly believe in the positive multiplier effect that teachers have on their students. Every educator every year can touch and transform the lives of at least 40 children. This has been sharply brought into focus during the pandemic when their unstinted dedication and efforts have helped students have some semblance of learning regardless of the limitations. We would like to honour our teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day on 5th September & 5th Oct. We dedicate this Newsletter to their commendable efforts and cheer them on as they continue to refine, enhance and upgrade their skills as educators.

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Indian Social & Emotional Learning Framework (ISELF)

Educators from across India participated in yet another orientation to ISELF - the age-banded Indian Social& Emotional Learning Framework. They learnt how to incorporate empathy, self awareness, resilience, problem solving and a range of other SEL skills in age-appropriate ways. Listen to a brief sound byte from our participants here.

Communication Skills for Different Modes of Teaching-Learning

Over 90 teachers from Deccan International School participated in #TTFWorkshops on Communication Skills for different modes of teaching-learning. They explored the nuances of active listening, body language, good feedback and clear instructions for enhanced classroom and social interactions – in both synchronous and asynchronous modes.

Rashmi Prasad, a participant, writes, "It is evident how crisp, specific and well expressed information can grab the attention of the listener and how it influences the effectiveness of the whole process of communication." While Poornima Pote, writes, "Thanks Team TTF for providing us valuable inputs in making our communication smoother and better. You have taught us to have a re-look at clarity and brevity in our communication."

Workhsops on Critical Thinking

Teachers from India and overseas participated in a 4 session workshop on Critical Thinking. Click on the video to read about their learning experience.
Heads' Training - Analysing Teaching Practices & Learning Outcomes

School leaders from APS Schools in Mumbai participated in a 2 day online training session on Data-Driven Instruction and Practices. This module introduced participants to the importance of gathering and using data to drive school improvement. Around 100 trainees analyzed qualitative and quantitative data typically available in schools and discussed about the decisions the data could leverage. A few testimonials shared by our proactive participants below: "It's important to understand the "Why" of data. Prior planning, setting of goals & action plan should also be kept ready to evaluate and sum up the received responses." - Archana Rodrigues, Principal, St Joseph's High School, Dombivali

"Data analysis helps in identifying the area of repair/improvement so that teaching learning practices can be supported."- Rahiya Baig, Headmistress - Primary Section, Anjuman Islam's A.A. Khatkhatay English School Vashi

The Life Skills Collaborative (LSC)

The Life Skills Collaborative: comprising 17 partner organisations including TTF, 4 Indian states (Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Mizoram)

The first rough draft of the India Glossary of Life Skills was researched and compiled by TTF. It currently contains 40 Life Skills with comprehensive definitions, sub-skills and descriptions of the skills in action. The draft glossary was circulated amongst all the partners in the Collaborative and very insightful feedback was received. TTF is now incorporating these inputs, as well as, those received from the 20 national and international experts that we reached out to. The 2nd draft of the India Glossary will be ready by the end of Oct 2021.
The newly constructed LSC website:

Every Teacher,

More Enabled, More Inspired

On average, a teacher teaches 40 children a year.
Over a 25 year career, that is one thousand children.
That means, when we enable and inspire ONE teacher,
we touch over ONE THOUSAND lives.
So contribute to ONE teacher’s training and
touch the lives of a thousand children!

Rs 2,000 / $30: Enables 1 student to improve learning
outcomes in a joyful and conducive government school

classroom for an entire year

Rs 3,500 / $50: Equips 1 government school teacher
with skills to teach effectively and positively
impact the learning of 30 students.

Rs 7,000 / $100: Equips 1 government school classroom
with a library and teaching-learning material for the
students and teacher

Please Donate

Thanks and warm regards,
Maya Menon

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The Teacher Foundation is managed by the Shraddha Trust, a registered public non-profit trust that is committed to promoting the development of schools and educators throughout India and the sub-continent. In the past 19 years we have worked in significant ways with over 85000 teachers from across the country.

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