Reserved Area
BIS National News (694)

International (158 Items)

BIS Regional News

Bangalore (649 items)
Chennai (1158 items)
Dimapur (468 items)
Guwahati (892 items)
Hyderabad (684 items)
Kolkata (678 items)
Mumbai (1140 items)
New Delhi (293 items)
Tiruchy (571 items)
Sri Lanka (38 items)
Panjim (312 items)
International (158 items)
Silchar (195 items)

BIS Archives

2018 News
2017 News
2016 News
2015 News
2014 News
2013 News
2012 News
2011 News
2010 News
2009 News
2008 News
2007 News
2006 News
2005 News
2004 News
2003 News
2002 News
2001 News
1900 News

Philippines – Don Bosco Pasil affected by Fire
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Spain - A solidarity movement to support the poor
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Portrait of young Joseph
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Italy - "150 teens in search of an author.".Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco in support of young people
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Brazil – The Festive Oratory, an educational and pastoral heritage of the Church, Belém archdiocese to start festive oratories
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Spain – "Spain-Saint James Major" Province launches 2018 vocational campaign
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Italy - In memory of Fr Pietro Zago, SDB
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

India - Fr Tom's thanks: "You have purchased freedom for me from the Lord"
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Uruguay - Music is an art to evangelize and transmit the essence of Salesian charism
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

RMG - Salesian Mission Day 2018: "Whispering the Gospel in Asia"
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Join 360° view forum
Join 360° view forum
Printable View Print News   Mail to Friend Mail to Friend  Comment on News Mail to MATTHEWS Dominic
Training to teach better
Chennai, Nov. 2. Twenty-six schools represented by three teachers from each institution, participated in a two-day workshop for teachers, by Adhyayan, under the Don Bosco Teacher Assistant Program (DBTAP) on August 18 and 19, 2017 at The Citadel, Chennai. Both Fr. Don Bosco, the Vice Provincial and Fr. Maria Charles were present during the workshop. There were three different workshops and three teachers from each school attended one workshop each for two days.
View actual size
The teachers experienced training in Display for Learning, Collaborative Learning and Creating safe, secure and considerate classrooms.

In Display for Learning they learned how to set a culture in the classroom through creating displays of norms, the roles to be established in the groups, signs and symbols to be used to keep the students engaged and displays for learning created by the students that can be used for revision.

In Collaborative Learning they learned the first step of how to divide students into groups in their classroom and use strategies like jigsaw reading and peer evaluation to enable the students learn to become more independent and supportive of each other.

In Safe, secure and considerate classrooms they learned how to make their students feel physically, socially and emotionally safe through strategies such as knowing and appreciating each child.    

Onward training

The teachers who were sent for these workshops have been trained in the use of these strategies and have also been taught to deliver the workshop learnings to their colleagues. For this, they need to be given support by the school leader.

The school leader's' role is to ensure that changes can be made in the classrooms of the teacher-facilitators they sent for DBTAP. They should decide on the strategy of how they plan to facilitate the learning of their remaining staff. This would require the teacher-facilitators to conduct similar workshops for their colleagues.

The school leader should decide and declare how they will use their teacher-facilitators in supporting the rest of the staff to make the changes in their classes. The principals should allot a day and time for the training to be carried out in their schools for each of the three training workshops and be present during the sessions. The principals have to support the facilitators with the resources required to conduct the workshops in their schools.

Recommended strategy

Teacher-Facilitators should offer to co-facilitate the workshop with teachers from a neighbouring Salesian school.  School leaders should speak with their fellow principals and arrange for the teachers to meet and conduct the workshop together so that they are taken seriously by their colleagues.

Information dissemination

WhatsApp Groups of Teacher Facilitators for each workshop have been formed to include teachers from the other States. This will enable the teacher-facilitators to confer with each other and from Adhyayan for continuous support. They can also put up examples of good practices, that they are trying out in their classrooms, to share with the others.


Post a Comment


Training to teach better
Annual College Week of Don Bosco College Tura begins
College initiates colloquium between Catholic Varsities
Rector Major celebrates with Children at BOSCO, Bangalore
Steering the Way - Rector Major in God`s Own Country
Rate this
Current Rating
Contact via Email
Write Your email text message below.
Your email id:
Subject: Comments on 'Training to teach better' - Source: BIS South Asia
Security Code:
Enter Security Code:  

BIS is the information service of the Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia.
The information available on the site is posted by the online registered Salesians in the South Asia Region and are approved by their respective Province BIS Coordinators.

This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 + at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768


News Subscription
RSS Feeds RSS Feeds

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 16 : A MAN SENT BY GOD
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 14 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (5)
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 13 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (4)
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 12 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (3)
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 11 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (2)
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 10: THE HARVEST IS GREAT (1)
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 09: DO NOT TURN BACK
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 11:30:00 +0000

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 11:09:11 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 05 : PATIENT OBEDIENCE
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000