The Buzz @ TTF

SEL for Heads

Attended by 100 Heads and Senior leaders from schools across India, SEL for Heads, an online Webinar held on 27th June, was a joint collaboration between TTF and HeadsUp4HTs, UK.
James Hope, a former headteacher and founder of HeadsUp4HTs, spoke about the importance of Mental Health of School Leaders. He said, "It is a privilege and joy to be a head teacher but it is also a very challenging job". As part of his presentation, he spoke of the need for offering school leaders ‘intentional support’ and the 9 steps to Headteacher well-being. TTF and HeadsUp4HTs are planning to collaborate to offer a coaching course for school leaders in India.

TTF Reads

TTF has launched its first edition of TTF reads - a series of podcasts on books by great educators.
Chapter 1 of 'What is Worth Teaching by Prof Krishna Kumar, discusses the problem of the curriculum and its disassociation from the child's immediate social, cultural and physical milieu. Listen to the Introduction to TTF Reads here and Chapter 1 here.

A round up of TTF’s work this Past Quarter

TTF's Work with the Public School System

Life Skills Collaborative (LSC)

TTF is the Glossary track partner of LSC that comprises 18 partner organisations, working in 4 Indian states (Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Mizoram).

The following activity was completed in the last quarter:

    Glossary Translation: The Indian Glossary of Life Skills has been translated into 3 new Indian
   languages (Marathi,Telugu, Odia). The earlier
   translations were done in Kannada, Hindi and Mizo.

Do explore the India Glossary:

Inclusive Education in Govt Schools, Karnataka

In collaboration with Fourth Wave Foundation, TTF conducted a one day training for 220 participants on Understanding Disabilities, and Multiple Intelligences for Inclusive Classrooms, at Toranagallu. These participants comprised Village Resource Workers (VWRs), Urban Resource Workers (URWs) and Mandal Resource Workers (MRWs) from Bellary and Vijayanagar districts.

TTF's Work with Private Schools 

Back to School with Livewire Workshops

It's been a busy 3 months for TTF with schools across India, re-opening after the summer break, and requesting for short contemporary courses to re-energise and empower their teachers at the start of the new academic year. From Time Management, Classroom Management, Designing Learning, Teaching as Relationships and Project Based Learning, to name just a few of the gamut of short courses offered by TTF, our facilitators were kept on their toes delivering quality training to over 2000 teachers in this first quarter.
"The workshop was lively and informative and related to specific aspects faced everyday in our profession' with regard to brain based learning, multiple intelligence and assessment. Beena Caveriamma from Karumbaiah's Academy for Learning & Sport(KALS).
"I learnt a new aspect of the word 'Understanding' and a new way to approach the learning methodology."
Rishana Manchingal, Sri Kumaran Children's Academy.

TTF Workshops

Whole School Quality Circle Time (QCT) 

With schools realising the dire need for the well-being of their teachers and students alike TTF has seen a spurt in requests for Jenny Mosley's Whole School Ecosystemic Model of Quality Circle Time trainings. TTF is the sole accredited training provider for delivering QCT training in India

Over 800 teachers from schools like Yuva Bharati Public School-Coimbatore, Ashok Leyland School-Hosur, Christel House-Raipur, Delhi Public School-Surat, have attended workshops on QCT this quarter.

With a focus on development of 5 essential skills, besides self esteem, collaboration, mutual trust, respect and empathy, these workshops enable participants to foster Social and Emotional Learning and Well-being in students and teachers alike.

"My biggest take away from the workshop was learning the different ways of making everyone feel comfortable to speak, to connect, self reflection and being non judgemental." Meenatchi S from Yuva Bharati Public School.
"Initiating Circle Time in my classroom and understanding the child through the inputs that I get from Circle Time, were my learnings." Lajina Shaji, The Ashok Leyland School

Training of Trainers (TOT)

Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy has teamed up with TTF for another project on training their trainers with a focus on facilitating 'knowledge’ centric and 'project' focused sessions. The purpose of this training is to enhance the skills and competencies of this team to equip them to train Government school teachers in Mangalore and Kurukshetra to deliver the Civic and Social Action Program (CSAP) for students of Grade VI to Grade X in all Government schools.
The entire session was closely aligned to aspects of our modules which made it interesting as well as helpful.” Ranjitha UR

Prerana - A sustained programme

15 teachers each from Moulya Gurukul International School (MGIS), Anekal and Ashram School, Bangalore are part of a year long sustained programme (Prerana) with TTF. The objective of the programme is to improve the quality of teaching-learning in the school through workshops which help teachers to improve their questioning skills; collaborative learning techniques, design effective resources for their classroom, active learning strategies etc.
"Classroom Management and the importance of the relationship between a teacher and student were my key takeaways," Tejaswini B, MGIS.
"Different methods of handling students and voice modulation helps in Classroom Management." Alluri Lalitha, The Ashram School.

Every Teacher,

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