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StatePennsylvania
CityCamp Hill
Address 12908 Rathton Road
Zip/Postal CodePA - 17011
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30.09.2015 (30.09.2015)
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Hosting Teacher Workshops with Communities Rising has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my sojourn in India. On the first day, we introduced ourselves and discussed common challenges within education, such as: large class sizes, discipline, lack of resources, et cetera. We sought to establish a common bond in these challenges and began directing class with a focus on such issues. We went around the room and shared discipline problems and methods by which teachers commonly handle said challenges. After a good discussion, we shared with the teachers new strategies to create and maintain discipline in the classroom, encouraging teachers to “think outside of the box” and explore the root or roots of the problems. Teachers were encouraged to collaborate and share their ideas in small content focused groups, and then we shared and discussed as a class. Positive affirmation, structure, components of professional practice, wait-time, teaching strategies, and differentiated instruction were all also discussed, leading the teachers to create new goals for the next workshop. The second and third workshop focused again on discipline and sound, effective methods by which teachers can create an atmosphere most conducive to learning for their students. Various pedagogical strategies in reference to enhancing student engagement and providing effective assessments, both formal and informal, were also addressed. The teachers sat in a circle, and we engaged in discussion as a way of improving teacher collaboration and professional development. The creation of lesson plans has been another major focus of the program, and we discussed creating goals and learning objectives as a way to establish a strong foundation for any lesson. Unfortunately, we only have one workshop left. Our goals are to share lesson plan ideas, add a few new pedagogical strategies to our repertoires, and to also teach some basic first aide and CPR. I am sad that my time here will be ending, but it is my hope that the teachers will continue to hold workshops where they can collaborate and share their insights and strategies with each other, establishing an environment of communal support to better serve the dynamic needs of their students.

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All donations to Communities-Rising are exempt from tax under section 501(C)(3) Tax ID: 264445693

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