Event: CIRE – Empowering teachers to be change makers workshop 1 July 2016, 12.00 PM – 1 July 2016, 1.30 PM: Sharath Jeevan, Founder & CEO, STIR Education Room 3.18
Sharath Jeevan, Founder & CEO, STiR Education presented the challenges of teaching developing countries where teacher absence and low morale can be a real issue (often linked to erratic pay). STIR runs a successful CPD programme aimed at empowering teachers. Teachers in India and Uganda have become members of local “changemaker” networks where they meet with peers across neighbouring schools, to share their own classroom ‘micro-innovations’, and gain exposure to evidence-based practice. There has been a 300% rise in teacher punctuality for those involved in the programme and it will soon be rolled out further, in Tanzania, for example.