Every teacher
more enabled,
more inspired!

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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


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!


    Quality Circle Time Workshop in Chennai

  • Monday, October 26, 2015
  • As part of our rich and varied services for schools, heads and teachers, The Teacher Foundation vision is to make schools enabling environments for all students! We care deeply about what students feel about school and the lasting learning experiences they have at school. Indisputably, schools must be happy places for all students! But only happy, enthusiastic teachers lead to happy students. For this we all have to work concertedly at making schools more caring and sensitive towards all their stakeholders.

    The highly popular Whole School Quality Circle Time model developed by Jenny Mosley, is a holistic, highly effective approach to meet the social and emotional learning needs of children and adults in schools. The Teacher Foundation (TTF) is the sole accredited training provider in India for Jenny Mosley Consultancies, UK. TTF has trained several thousand teachers across India on QCT approach.

    The training on Whole School Quality Circle Time (QCT) is an approach that is inclusive, positive, caring and assertive so that students and staff experience success in school. Participants will understand the ethos of the Whole School Quality Circle Time Model – to promote positive behaviour and respectful relationships in their schools. It also trains teachers in conducting Circle Time sessions effectively with children. They will both experience a QCT session for themselves and see a live demo of Quality Circle Time with a class of students.

    Following are the details of the workshop:
    Date: 30 & 31October 2015
    Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
    Hotel Green Park - "VAUHINI" Hall
    No. 183, N.S.K. Salai, Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai 600026,
     Ph: 044-66515151, 044-2375757

    Cost of the workshop is Rs 4000 per participant. (The cost is inclusive of training charges, material cost and coffee & a buffet lunch for the participants on both workshop days) + 14 % of service taxes.

    Bulk Discount: Schools that register 5 or more teachers for the workshop can avail a discount of Rs. 400 per participant.

    All payments need to be made in the form of cheques/drafts favouring TTF Education Services Pvt. Ltd.

    For registration or more details, please contact us at honna.mahesh@teacherfoundation.org or
    call Nancy : +91 9591824944/ Mahesh: +91 9591824945.

    Announcing the Teacher Awards for Innovative Teaching (TAFIT 2015)

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
  • The Teacher Foundation and Times Foundation are happy to announce the “Teacher Awards For Innovative Teaching – 2015”

    These awards willl be presented on 26th January 2016, at a special ceremony in Bangalore.

    With pressures to plan, perform and manage, teachers often attend less to the learnings of individual students. Today, the world is in the midst of extraordinary breakthroughs in scientific work on the mind, process of thinking – learning and the development of competence. Therefore teaching today is a complex endeavor. It makes several, often conflicting demands on the teacher – ever increasing demand for quality, education, sound knowledge of subject matter, methods for assessment modes for differentiated instructions, enthusiasm, a caring attitude, and a love for learning, competence in classroom management. With all these qualities required it is no wonder that it is hard to find good teachers.

    And the good teachers we find must be celebrated!!!

    TAFIT accordingly aims to recognize and acknowledge great ideas tried by teachers in their classrooms. We are looking out for teachers who demonstrate exceptional subject knowledge, inspiring teaching methodologies, innovative use of technology, assessment and authentic pupil learning.

    This year we are requesting for all teachers to send their applications and submission of evidence on CDs or DVDs to encourage teachers to use technology to showcase their professional competence. Do find attached, further details and eligibility criteria for selection.

    Please contact Ms Rosama Francis or Ms. Roopa Kishen at 080-41131930 for any further information or clarifications.

    Download the Application form and other details in English from here!
    Download the Application form and other details in Kannada from here!

    The Importance of the Average

  • Monday, August 3, 2015
  • The Importance of the Average
    valuing the forgotten student majority

    A TTF School Leaders' Collective on 21 August 2015

    All schools take great pride in the success of their students – be it in board exam results, sports or other inter-school competitions. These are the stars of the school, and rightly so, since they bring glory to the institution! They typically constitute 20-25% of the student population. However there is also another population - the invisible majority that constitute a much larger share of the student population. They are the average students, who don't shine or stand out, either in academics or in activities. They are quiet, reasonably well-behaved, not troublesome at all but not particularly interesting either. Simply put, they are quite forgettable. But like all other students they too have heads and hearts, thoughts and feelings. Their significance also lies in the fact that they form the biggest segment of the students in any school.

    This School Leaders' Collective, TTF provides you the opportunity to reflect on your average students. We have invited Suman Ghose, a dynamic individual and trainer to spark the discussion on The Importance of the Average. TTF will also offer some practical strategies for focussing on the average student.

    Suman Ghose has studied in IIT Kharagpur (B.Tech) & IIM Bangalore (MBA). He has 23 years' experience in Programme Management, Delivery, Competency Development etc. He has worked with leading companies like Cadbury’s, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Digital, Intel, Philips. He has extensive International experience in Europe, Latin America and South Korea. His passion is teaching & inspiring, creative problem-solving and soft-skill development. He is the founder and CEO of Inroads Leadership Development.

    We look forward to having you at what promises to be an engaging session. Here are the details of the School Leaders' Collective:

    Date & Time: 21 August 2015 at 2.45 pm (sharp)
    Venue: St. Mark's Hotel, St. Mark's Road.

    Refreshments will be served. There is no registration fee, but do book your seat/s. For confirmation of participation do write to Nancy at nancy@teacherfoundation.org; Jyoti at jyoti.mankotia@teacherfoundation.org or call +91 95918 24944

    The New Teacher: Bringing Talk for Writing to India

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  • Bringing Talk for Writing to India by Gina Menon

    Every year I work for part of the summer holidays in India, with The Teacher Foundation, (http://www.teacherfoundation.org/) a teacher-training organisation based in Bangalore. In July 2014, I was asked to work with a cohort of pre-service teacher trainees, ranging in age from seventeen to early forties, on the content of the Indian primary English curriculum, and its interactive delivery, covering all four strands – listening, speaking, reading, including phonics, and writing – from class 1 to class 5. Not only had the trainees to grapple with the content of the curriculum, but also with an interactive methodology hitherto quite unknown to them.India 2
    The course was very intensive: six hours per day, for three weeks. Written homework was given every evening to consolidate material covered in class. The trainees could all speak and write English as a second or third language, but none was fluent. My portion of their nine-month course was preceded by an initial intensive six-week spoken English course to ensure access to the ensuing modules. All the trainees were being prepared to teach in what are known in India as ‘low cost private schools’.


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