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Safe and Sensitive Schools

The 2 ½ year long project, with eleven schools, focused on training the school and the teachers to promote positive relationships among all the stakeholders

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On our times turning eleven!

An 'adolescent' decade could be just the right time to make the social agenda of educational reform, a reality.

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Promoting Caring Schools!

“I could never imagine that a teacher can bring in such levels of energetic enthusiasm in classrooms and technically plant positive behaviours among the learners”.

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TSA: Learning Together

Through our time with the teachers in the last few months, we have noticed several things which we felt needed to be addressed formally, in the whole group

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#MeTheTeacher

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • #MeTheTeacher
    What defines you as a teacher?

    A “selfie' is worth a thousand words and more!

    Tell us what defines you as a teacher in the most creative way possible through a selfie and you stand a chance to win an exciting series of TPODs for yourself and your teacher colleagues.

    What you need to do?

    1. Capture yourself in a selfie that shows how you define yourself as a teacher.
    2. Write a sentence stating why you think teaching is the best profession in the world.
    3. Post your Selfie hashtagging #MeTheTeacher along with the sentence on The Teacher Foundation's Facebook Wall or Twitter Feed. 

    THREE of the most creative self-defining teacher selfies will win access to TPODs for 20 teachers in your school, including yourself.

    How to post #MeTheTeacher Selfie?

    • If you are on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/teacherfoundation and upload your selfie there, hashtagging #MeTheTeacher and your sentence on why teaching is the best profession in the world
    • If you are on Twitter, hashtag #MeTheTeacher and upload your selfie there, hashtagging #MeTheTeacher and your sentence on why teaching is the best profession in the world


    When to post?
    On 5 September 2016 between 9 am and 9 pm IST

    Glossary

    Selfie
    noun. informal
    A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick.

    TPODs
    noun. formal 
    Teachers' Professional Online Development Series, a bouquet of short modules 
    offered by The Teacher Foundation. 


    Please note you need to be an Indian teacher teaching in schools in India or anywhere else in the world to be eligible to participate in this contest. 

    The Teacher Foundation reserves the right to include or exclude images from the contest. 
    The decision of the judges will be final.

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    School Leader's Collective 2016 | What Schools Miss Out

  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016
  • The new academic year is now well underway and The Teacher Foundation (TTF) is ready with its next School Leaders' Collective!

    We are delighted to announce this month's Collective. This collective is titled What Schools Miss Out. Our guest speaker is Poonam Bir Kasturi, who is also fondly called Compostwali !

    So what do schools miss out ?

    To quote Poonam:
    “1. Our work over the last 10 years in the urban Indian context of waste, points to some positive and some very disturbing observations about student competencies when they leave their schooling programme. The latter are in fact serious because we believe that these attitudes, mindsets and values directly impact the health of our planet.
    2. Schools especially in India are in a unique position to be a driver and leader in making a positive impact on India’s environmental health. They have a position of power and authority to create change.
    3. While School Leaders are already over loaded with work and the challenges of keeping up with the latest in educational reform, our work reveals that we don’t need 'big' or 'time consuming' or 'the latest teaching methodology' to achieve that change.”
    In her talk Poonam will explain how simple changes in the daily life of a school could have far reaching national impact. She will provide different practical, implementable directions that School Leaders could initiate to see the veracity of her arguments. The session will end with a Q & A

    Who is Poonam Bir Kasturi ? 
    Poonam wears many hats, the favorite of which is her 'witch hat'. She often pulls new & interesting things out of it that challenge her team at Daily Dump. Poonam is trained as an Industrial Designer from the National Institute of Design, has worked as a Design Educator and she now talks to trees, bacteria, clouds and keeps everyone on their toes! As founder of Daily Dump she is passionate about designing for behaviour change around the challenges of waste in urban India. Daily Dump is a brand that she has developed and built to bring fresh perspectives and thought leadership to the sector.

    I look forward to having you at what promises to be an engrossing and interactive session.

    Date & Time: 22nd July 2016 at 2.45 pm – 5.30pm
    Venue: Chancery Hotel, Lavelle Road

    Tea/coffee and snacks will be provided ! There is no registration fee.

    Do confirm your participation by writing to Nancy / Shane at info@teacherfoundation.org or call 95918 24944 / 8095587430
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    Join us for the Second Edition of The School Leaders' Collective.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
  • The new year has begun with full gusto and it's the time when The Teacher Foundation (TTF) holds the first of its School Leaders' Collectives! This year we are doing things a little differently. We are organising separate Collectives in Bangalore East, South, Bangalore Central and Bangalore North. This is in order to make it more convenient for you to attend our collective with minimum
    wastage of precious time spent in commuting across the city.

    We are delighted to announce 2016's Second School Leaders' Collective for schools in and around Bangalore Central. The theme of the collective is Fostering Creativity in Schools - the role of the dramatic arts. There is a large amount of rhetoric about schools needing to foster life-skills, critical
    thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication, popularly called the 21 st century skills, in their students. And schools attempt to address this additional demand on curricular time by having external specialists and service-providers plug this need as a 'bolt-on'. Unfortunately this only serves as a cosmetic
    enhancement rather than truly adding value to a child's learning experience.

    Drama is the one medium that can incorporate all these 21st century skills organically, with demonstrable learning outcomes. Our guest speaker for the day – Jehan Manekshaw makes an emphatic case for authentic ways of integrating
    drama into the learning fabric of every school and the vital role of the school leader in taking this curricular decision. He will also share the different ways in which schools have successfully incorporated drama into their curriculum.

    Jehan has a BA in Theatre Direction from Wesleyan College, USA and a MFA in Theatre Directing from Birbeck College, University of London, UK. He is the founder of the Mumbai-based Theatre Professionals. He has also taught as a guest faculty in Ninasam Theatre Institute, Attakallari Centre for Movement Arts
    and is a core team member of the Young People's Theatre Programme I look forward to having you at what promises to be an engrossing and interactive session on 12 February 2016.

    Following are the details of the School Leaders' Collective:
    Date & Time: 12 February 2016 at 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm
    Venue: The Chancery Hotel, “Lavelle Hall” No.10/6, Lavelle Road, Next to Reliance Jewels (Mitra
    Towers), Bangalore -560001,

    Hand outs, tea/coffee and snacks will be provided ! There is no registration fee.
    Do confirm your participation by writing to Nancy at nancy@teacherfoundation.org or call at 95918 24944/Nisha 80955 87430 /Mahesh 95918 24945/Ashuthosh 8095587431
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    TAFIT 2015 - Announcing the winners!

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016
  • The Teacher Foundation, The Times Foundation and Gems B School are happy to announce the winners of Teacher Award for Innovative Teaching (TAFIT) 2015. 
    • R. S. Vasanthi (Cadambi Vidyakendra, Bangalore)
    • Sailata V (Silver Oaks, Bangalore)
    • Uma Venkataraman (Cambridge Public School, Bangalore)
    • Vinutha R Shetty (BGS National Public School, Bangalore)
    • K .Pramod (Sindhi High School, Bangalore)
    • Neema Koppole (Christel House India, Bangalore)
    • Seema Bagrodia (Deens Academy, Bangalore)
    • Rohini R (Vidyanikethan Public School, Bangalore)
    • Shanthi S Raman (Deccan International School, Bangalore)
    • J Selvi Gladys (Army Public School, Bangalore)
    • Sathi Menon (Christel House India, Bangalore)
    • Supriya Arasu (Cathedral High School, Bangalore)
    • Indira Gupta (Rashtriya Military School, Bangalore)
    • Lilly Anthony ((Christel House India, Bangalore)
    • Vinoda Harikrishna Rao (Brigade School, Bangalore)
    • Shashi Sekar (Deens Academy, Bangalore)
    • Syed Ghouse Mohiuddin Peerzade (HSR Naya Madarsa Raichur)
    • Deepa M (GLPS Samagodu, Hosanagara Taluk)
    • Amritha Ghosh (Cambridge School, Bangalore)
    • Deepa Kulkarni (Vidyanikethan Public School, Bangalore)
    Congratulations! 
    Thank you everybody for participating. Do continue innovating and inspiring the lives around you.

    The award ceremony is scheduled on 27 January 2016, at 3.00 pm.

    Venue:  Gems B School Auditorium,Near Gems Hostel, Bangalore Main Palace,Near MCC, Vasantnagar, Bangalore.
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    School Leader's Collective 2016 | Fostering Creativity in Schools

  • Warm greetings ! The new year has begun with full gusto and it's the time when The Teacher Foundation (TTF) holds the first of its School Leaders' Collectives! This year we are doing things a little differently. We are organising separate Collectives in Bangalore East, South, Bangalore Central and Bangalore North. This is in order to make it more convenient for you to attend our collective with minimum wastage of precious time spent in commuting across the city.

    We are delighted to announce 2016's first School Leaders' Collective for schools in and around Bangalore East. The theme of the collective is Fostering Creativity in Schools - the role of the dramatic arts.

    There is a large amount of rhetoric about schools needing to foster life-skills, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication, popularly called the 21st century skills, in their students. And schools attempt to address this additional demand on curricular time by having external specialists and service-providers plug this need as a 'bolt-on'. Unfortunately this only serves as a cosmetic enhancement rather than truly adding value to a child's learning experience. Drama is the one medium that can incorporate all these 21st century skills organically, with demonstrable learning outcomes. Our guest speaker for the day – Jehan Manekshaw makes an emphatic case for authentic ways of integrating drama into the learning fabric of every school and the vital role of the school leader in taking this curricular decision. He will also share the different ways in which schools have successfully incorporated drama into their curriculum.

    Jehan has a BA in Theatre Direction from Wesleyan College, USA and a MFA in Theatre Directing from Birbeck College, University of London, UK. He is the founder of the Mumbai-based Theatre Professionals. He has also taught as a guest faculty in Ninasam Theatre Institute, Attakallari Centre for Movement Arts and is a core team member of the Young People's Theatre Programme


    We look forward to having you at what promises to be an engrossing and interactive session on 29th January 2016.

    Following are the details of the School Leaders' Collective:
    Date & Time: 29th January 2016 at 2.30 pm – 5.00pm
    Venue: Ecumenical Christian Centre, Opp. Deens Academy, ECC Road, Whitefield
    Ph : 080-28452270, 28452653, 28453158, 9449821833

    Hand outs, tea/coffee and snacks will be provided ! There is no registration fee.
    Do confirm your participation by writing to Nancy/Mahesh at nancy@teacherfoundation.org ; honna.mahesh@teacherfoundation.org or call 95918 24944/ 9591824945
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