In times like this, where professionals of learning are meant to showcase integrity and directly contribute to the quality build-up of their students especially as academic activities gradually returns to near normal, the Foundation, through its Teachers Support Programme, is deliberately making effort to raising resilient Teachers within the public and private educational sectors.
It has been three weeks into the virtual training programme and the Foundation has already reached out to over 240 Teachers across the Southern region of Nigeria, a number which doubles the initial target.
The Live sessions featured three seasoned facilitators who delivered specific modules in each week and further gave room for a well-structured engagement of participants both before and after the respective Live Sessions.
Some of the quick feedback garnered from participants during the month include a plea to invite their colleagues into the programme, an appeal for facilitators to hold multiple sessions per Module to enable them satisfactorily exhaust content, readiness to take up individual assignments and further engage in stepping down training to other teachers who did not get the opportunity of participating in the programme.
Also, participants took turns to discuss key lessons learnt from the respective sessions among themselves which include but not limited to: “when the learner is psychologically disconnected, learning becomes difficult”, “students capacity to learn is not the same as their willingness to learn”, “Teacher-Student relationship can either facilitate or hinder students learning”, “Teachers have no business with being poor”, “knowledge is meant to be traded and not to be reserved – you learn to earn”, “Your difference is your critical success factor – how then can you become a brand even as a teacher”, etc.
In the remaining three weeks, participants would learn how to become a Teacher Leader and how to practically facilitate online teaching as well as better their offline delivery capacities.