Teacher Trainings and Academic Support
We believe that teachers are the pillars of a school. Teachers need training, hand-holding and active support so that they can transform schools into safer, gentler and more sensitive learning environments. During the trainings we create non-threatening, collaborative and participatory learning environments where the teachers' existing skills are upgraded, honed and transformed.
The trainings are organized as a seamless continuum, and are divided into stages.
Basic Training: This training is for the freshly recruited staff in the Maple Bear School. This training module helps teacher understand the philosophy and pedagogy of Maple bear. It also gives them the expertise to implement the curriculum in the right manner.
Observation & Coaching Sessions: Each teacher has her own areas strength and struggle.These sessions are done to help the teacher understand her strengths and areas of struggle. The trainer is in the class room to observe the classes and then may be intervene in the areas of struggle for the teacher. The demonstration in the class goes a long way in helping the teacher.
Skype calls: these are done on a regular basis with the teachers in the schools. These calls help teachers clear their doubts immediately. They do not have to wait for the trainer to visit the school. This helps in achieving quality in the classrooms.
Audits: yearly audits are done by the academic team in all the schools. The schools are measured as per Canadian standards in all areas which includes curriculum implementation, operations, HR, infrastructure etc.
Elementary Education Leader’s Workshop: Maple Bear organized a 3 day workshop for elementary grade teachers from 8th May, 2017 to 10th May, 2017. The informative sessions were conducted by Ms. Lenna Glade from Canada, who has been an educator for more than 40 years. The focal point of discussions revolved around the learning activities that are produced to stimulate the environment and enable children to become intellectual risk-takers. During the course of workshop, content specific (covering ‘English Language Arts’, ‘Mathematics’ & ‘Science’) planning methodologies and strategies were demonstrated. The exchange of views proved conducive to learning new mechanisms in order to set up students for success at every little step.
Academic Coordinator’s Training: Full-fledged one day training was conducted on 11th May, 2017 at the corporate office for academic coordinators, who are spearheading schools of Northern region. The training session was led by Ms. Lenna Glade, who has initiated and implemented several international education projects in her role as faculty member at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. Ms. Lenna’s experience proved to be an added advantage for having her as the trainer, to guide the participants on the path of leadership. Having coordinators from different schools served as an opportune time to brainstorm similar challenges with attendees who hold portfolios in the same capacity.
Straight from the heart: Ms. Jyoti Yadav from Maple Bear Rewari, comments, ‘Working with Maple Bear is a blessing in disguise because it encourages children to make mistakes!’
Ms. Aparna from Maple Bear Chander Nagar, Ghaziabad remarks, ‘Approach to learning is different for each and every child, hence teaching techniques need to be stimulating in order to suit all learners!’
Ms. Arpita Nayak from Maple Bear Jatkhedi, Bhopal reflects, ‘Self-regulation is must and hence needs to be inculcated for nurturing independent learners!’