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OUR PHILOSOPHY 

Questioning Levels

Teachers should use a variety of different questions to get their students thinking and applying what they learn. In this video Saw Myo Nyunt effectively uses different levels of questions to engage his students.

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Experiential Learning

Science should be hands-on! In this video, Daw Ngwe Lar gives all students the opportunity to practice and apply as she teaches about the properties of water. 

Active Reading

Reading doesn’t have to be silent or just repeating after the teacher. In this video, Naw Gold Rain engages students in reading by giving them roles and responsibilities!

ISLI

It’s good to give students the opportunity to learn both independently and in teams. Naw Si Si Tun begins her lesson by having students review Independently, then work in small groups, then in Large groups. Finally, she checks for understanding Individually again at the end. ISLI.

Visual, Audio, Kinesthetic

Students learn in a variety of ways. This video shows Daw Yi Yi Myint promoting Visual, Audio and Kinesthetic teaching methods to help her grade 4 students learn about geometry.

Sequencing

Every teacher structures their lessons in different ways based on the lesson topic, the needs of their students, and the resources available. Here you will watch Mirayar Paul deliver a well-sequenced lesson that she has thoughtfully planned to give students opportunities to explore the curriculum. She uses the following steps 1. Identify Prior Knowledge, 2. Exploration ,3. Instruction ,4. Reading ,5. Q&A ,6. Formative Assessment

Teacher as Facilitator

Transitioning from teacher-centered to student-centered methods can be a challenge. It requires the teacher to give more responsibility to the students and not be the center of attention. Daw Yi Yi Myint does just that using facilitation to enable students to share their opinions.  

   

Formative Assessment

How confident are you that students fully understand what was taught by the end of your lesson? A way you can find this out is by using a Formative Assessment. Formative assessments are methods used to check student learning - they give teachers valuable information on student progress so teachers know what needs to be reviewed again. In this video, Daw Htway uses a formative assessment to check that all her KG students can confidently spell all colors in English.

Contextualizing

In order for students to deeply understand new concepts, it's important to provide them with examples they are familiar with from their daily life. In this video, we will watch Nant Chaw Chaw integrate examples of countable and uncountable nouns into her lesson from students' daily lives.

Using ICT in the Classroom

Teaching concepts in science requires using different approaches to help students understand challenging new content. To help his students visualize the orbit of the moon and the Earth, Saw Mu Gay Htoo shows the students a video he found online that illustrates the orbits.If available, use ICT to enhance student learning and bring the curriculum to life. Don’t forget to make the new information relevant by asking questions, clarifying, and contextualizing to ensure students get the most out of the technology. 

Similar Ability Grouping

Mixed ability classes are a common challenge for many teachers. It takes time and assessment to understand students’ individual learning styles, language needs, abilities and motivations. In this video Ju Ju divides her kindergarten class into groups based on their abilities to challenge academically strong students and provide additional support to students who need it.

Lesson Hooks 

Just like a fishing hook is used to grab a fish and pull it in, teachers can begin their class with a "lesson hooks" to grab students' attention. By having a hook for each lesson, you establish a culture where students know they start learning as soon as they walk into your class. There are several types of hooks that teachers can use in their classroom. In this video, you will see three different lesson hooks from three teachers.

Normalizing Error

Normalize – an everyday, common occurrence - like eating rice. Error – a (temporary) mistake Normalizing Error – the teacher asks students challenging questions and if they get them wrong, it is used as an opportunity to learn. How do you react when a student makes a mistake? Do you expect perfection, or do you help students become comfortable with error as part of the learning process? In this video teacher Tluangi uses mistakes as an opportunity to build resilience in her students by normalizing error.

Educational Risks

One of the best ways to learn is from making mistakes. In traditional classrooms, students rarely get the opportunity to take risks and try something they haven’t already mastered or encountered before. In this video Nant Thwe Thwe demonstrates a different way to learn: instead of telling students the correct answer, she has them think it through, check their notes and try on their own. What a great way to learn!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching for Understanding 

One of the best ways to learn is from making mistakes. In traditional classrooms, students rarely get the opportunity to take risks and try something they haven’t already mastered or encountered before. In this video Nant Thwe Thwe demonstrates a different way to learn: instead of telling students the correct answer, she has them think it through, check their notes and try on their own. What a great way to learn!

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