For the past two years, The Foundation For Tomorrow has awarded select teachers in Meru and Arusha City Councils with a Most Outstanding Teacher Award (MOTA). The general objective of this award is to increase teachers' motivation, self-belief, and professional identity, and also to influence school management teams to stay aware of positive professional practices and set high expectations for school employees.
Towards the end of July, I conducted a social and emotional assessment of our scholars at Usa River Academy and Arusha Modern School. Social and emotional skills include a broad set of competencies that play a vital role in shaping students achievement, adult well-being, workplace readiness, and management of social interactions. As an organization that
Throughout last month, I carried out a training needs analysis at Heaven Primary School in Arusha City. Heaven is a private English school that currently serves children in nursery class through grade four. The school is operated by Sister Crispina Mnate and the St. Joseph’s orphanage in Kiserian village outside Arusha. The school consulted The Foundation For Tomorrow
Last month, I worked on coordinating a math and science project, targeted to help some of our scholars who need extra attention in these subjects. The project is set to provide academic assistance to secondary students who need more time and focused learning in math, chemistry, physics, and biology. We hope that the scholars will gain a deeper level
In November, special education teachers participated in a 10 day long practical training at Step-by-Step Learning Centre, one of TFFT's partner schools. The goal of this training was to build the teachers’ capacity to provide quality instructions to students with special needs or disabilities. I completed a follow-up assessment of three special education teachers at Uhuru and Meru primary schools in Arusha City. The
TFFT's Teacher Training Program conducted a four-day workshop on video education for teachers in Meru District and Arusha City. TFFT collaborated with One Mobile Projector per Trainer (OMPT), focused on training teachers to create and disseminate videos, see the importance of incorporating videos into lesson plans, and improve the quality of education by sharing the best practices among teachers
I started the 2017 school year by conducting classroom observations for a few teachers who attended one of our teacher trainings last year. The ultimate goal of observing these teachers is to see how they have been able to apply the knowledge and skills gained from our trainings in their classroom work. Prior to the
The Foundation For Tomorrow held an award ceremony to honor select teachers in Arusha and Meru District this past October. Our Teacher Training Program awarded exemplary service and commitment to deliver quality education to Tanzanian schoolchildren. We awarded ten teachers with a Most Outstanding Teacher award for 2016. Neema Lema, one of our award-winners sent us a reflection, and we will share a
Our Teacher Training Program has provided a 10-Day training for special education teachers, using a holistic approach. The ongoing practical training targets 15 teachers of Arusha City Council. Aside from building the capacity of regular classroom teachers and school management teams, provision of teaching and learning resources to the special education teachers is crucial for student achievements.
Our Teachers' Training Program is working on developing a teacher manual, which will guide primary school teachers in planning their lessons. It will help teachers practice the best skills and techniques, providing the students with the best possible education. Why do we think that developing a teacher manual is important? Please take the time to read an excerpt