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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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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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    TAFIT 2015 - Announcing the names of shortlisted teachers!

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2016
  • The Teacher Foundation and Times Foundation are happy to announce the names of candidates shortlisted for the second round of Teacher Awards For Innovative Teaching – 2015.

    We are planning to conduct a Panel Interview for the candidates who are selected for the second round. The Panel Interview will be on 6 January 2016.

    Here are the names of teachers shortlisted for the second round:


    • Usha Shenoy (Vidyaniketan Public School, Bangalore)
    • Prathiba D S (Vidyaniketan Public School, Bangalore)
    • Manjula A (Vidyaniketan Public School, Bangalore)
    • K S Umamaheshwari (Vidyaniketan Public School, Bangalore)
    • Mamatha Y V (Vidyaniketan Public School, Bangalore)
    • Neema Kappole (Christel House, Bangalore)
    • Seema Bagrodia (Deens Academy, Bangalore)
    • Deepa Kulkarni (Vidyaniketan Public School, Bangalore)
    • Vinutha R Shetty (BGS National Public School, Bangalore) 
    • Pramod K (Sindhi High School, Bangalore)
    • Soniya (Presidency School, Bangalore)
    • Sujatha Hemachandra (Vidyaniketan Public School, Bangalore)
    • S Meera (St' Paul's English School, Bangalore)
    • Deepa M (Govt.Lower Primary School-Samagodu-Shimoga)
    • Syed Ghouse Mohinuddin (Peerzade H.R.S Naya Madarsa – Raichur)
    • Padma S (Army Public School, Bangalore)
    • Ms Geeta Gangal (Army Public School, ASC, Bangalore)
    • Sunita Nair (Chrysalis High, Bangalore)
    • R S Vasanthi (Cadambi Vidyakendra, Bangalore)
    • Uma Venkatraman (Cambridge Public School, Bangalore)
    • Sailaja Vittldev (Silver Oaks, Bangalore)
    • Malini Krishna (Deccan International School, Bangalore)
    • Kiran Somani (Silver Oaks, Bangalore)
    • Rachna Kothapalli (Silver Oaks, Bangalore)
    • Chaitra HV (Deccan International School, Bangalore)
    • Lilly Anthony (Christel House India, Bangalore)
    • Sakshi Shekhar (Deens Academy, Bangalore)
    • Vinoda Harikrishna (Brigade School, Bangalore)
    • Amrutha Ghosh (Cambridge public School, Bangalore)
    • Supriya Arasu (Cathedral High School, Bangalore)
    • Shanthi S Raman (Deccan International School, Bangalore)
    • Priyanka Manocha (Army Public School, Bangalore)
    • Indira Gupta (Rashtriya Military School, Bangalore)
    • Rohini R (Vidyaniketan Public School, Bangalore)
    • J Selvi Gladys (Army Public School, Bangalore)
    • Sathi Menon (Christel House, Bangalore)
    • Keerti Parnami (Key Kids, Bangalore)
    We congratulate the shortlisted teachers and wish them the best in the second round.

    Note: The order of names in this list does not suggest any ranking. 
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    Inclusive Learning for 50,000 children In India

  • Saturday, October 31, 2015
  • As per the official records, out of the 135301 children identified as children with special needs in Karnataka, 121153 are enrolled in schools and 14148 are given homeschooling. This makes Karnataka one of the 8 States in India that is 100% in compliance with the Policy of Universal Primary Education. However, ground data suggest that 70% of our regular school teachers have"neither received training in special education nor have any experience teaching students with disabilities."

    Disadvantaged children in rural India can benefit most from more enlightened, inclusive teaching. This project aims at empowering 125 school teachers in the poorest areas with an intensive, inspiring program. It consists of a 5-day workshop and powerful school-based support sessions using proven methods to enable teachers to bring in the last child into engaged learning. Every teacher impacts on average over 400 children in his/ her career, so the program has potential to impact 50,000 children.

    Click here to donate or know more!



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