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Supporting the ‘Teach for India’ Initiative

The Teach For India Fellowship program is a nation-wide movement of outstanding college graduates and young professionals who have committed two years to teach full time in under-resourced schools, to bridge the educational inequity that is prevalent in our country. They have been operational in Chennai since the year 2012. Ishwarya, one of the program managers with Teach for India contacted Hari Shree Vidyalayam as part of her current responsibility to coach a team of young and inexperienced Fellows who are at different stages in their teaching journey. Ishwarya has been a Fellow herself, having taught a group of 30 children in a Corporation School in Thiruvanmiyur from 2012 – 2014. To enable her role as a coach, she wanted to deepen her own understanding of what excellent education could look like.

16th October 2014 

Iswarya, Vidya and Gowtham visited Hari Shree Vidyalayam with the intent to

  • Observe lessons and interact with students.
  • Talk to teachers about how they plan, what kind of training and on-going professional development they receive.
  • Talk to the Supervisor/Principal to understand how they plan and execute training and development for their teachers while keeping student outcomes at the core.

5th December 2014

A team, consisting of Lavanya, Gowtham, Hari, Vidya and Nisha made a second visit to our school to further observe lessons and talk to the staff regarding curriculum. An interactive session, which will serve as a platform to exchange methodologies and strategies in teaching-learning, is planned to be held during the 3rd week of December.

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