Training and improvement in teaching standards are the key to bringing about positive change in rural Himalayan schools.
First Steps Himalaya invests in training local teachers in modern professional teaching methods, appropriate to the children and their culture. Teachers use both Nepali and English in their classes, with locally produced educational materials. New teachers joining our programme come to our training centre in Sangachok, where they learn side-by-side in a real classroom environment with our staff and teacher trainers. Once their initial training is complete, they return to their own classrooms and continue their professional development through an ongoing supervisory and mentoring programme provided by us.
Our training programme has been carefully designed by our education team, to ensure it is culturally appropriate for success in rural village schools.
Training is aimed at increasing teachers’ abilities to convey ideas in clear and convincing ways, to create effective learning environments for their students, and to foster productive teacher-student relationships. We aim to improve teachers’ skills, motivation, enthusiasm and creativity.
Following initial training, we provide refresher workshops as part of our ongoing support programme. These are essential to ensure long-term success.
Use of natural materials to create resources
Preparation of visual aids, including flashcards
Developing role plays
Our training covers subjects such as:
What makes a good teacher?
Classroom and behaviour management
The importance of grade teaching with thematic plans
Numeracy, literacy and science
Head teacher training
Our Training Services
We design workshops for other schools and organisations, based either at our purpose-built training centre in Sangachok, or at other locations in Nepal.
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