More than purveyors of knowledge? Tracking evolution of teacher training in India

Posted by Manjiri Shete on Aug 24, 2021 4:15:35 PM
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Recruiting teachers who can keep up with the fast-paced world remains a pressing challenge for many developing countries. Traditional degrees and certificates complement their profession, but regular training is essential today more than ever. 

Investing resources in teacher education to bridge the education quality gap is essential for students’ outstanding academic performance. Moreover, teachers are at the frontline to prepare 21st-century kids for a future that doesn’t exist yet, making their training of utmost importance in modern societies. Unfortunately, in developing countries, the unwillingness of teachers to evolve for online learning from traditional classroom teaching has been a significant deterrent— because, let’s face it, whatever worked for traditional classes won't for online mediums. 

The current education system shows its age 

Education today is in crisis. Even before the pandemic, schools could not provide ample resources or trained teachers to students, leading to a huge skill gap further impacting students’ lives in the long run. The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is here, and schools primarily in developing countries are providing outdated education. It’s disheartening to see that this gap has been aggravated by the ongoing pandemic where schools consider online learning enough to prepare students of tomorrow or let the teachers teach with the same resources and skills as before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. 

When teachers are not aptly skilled, children miss out on the education required to live fulfilling lives as adults. Therefore, teacher training in schools must be brought to the fore to stay relevant. 

What needs to be done

To combat the ongoing crisis efficiently, schools need to train teachers and build their digital skills to deliver distance and blended learning. In addition, they must be aptly equipped with proper resources to impart quality and impactful education at all times, especially when the schools' doors remain shut indefinitely. They must be proficient at handling students’ novel learning curves and must be able to navigate their emotions efficiently. Schools that emphasise teacher training and upskilling can maintain higher student retention rates than those still teaching with archaic means. Teacher training in schools leads to more personalised training and help students prepare for the competitive future. Converting teaching materials into digital format overnight has been distressful as only a few teachers have strong digital and ICT skills. Comprehensive teacher training in schools can change this.  

How is LEAD empowering Indian teachers with robust solutions?

Teacher training in India has been debatable where many discussions have led to no concrete solution. LEAD provides over 125,000 hours of detailed lesson plans and resources in the dedicated Teacher Mobile App, along with regular training & coaching.

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With LEAD, teacher training in India is gaining momentum— where they can access world-class teaching pedagogies to achieve high learning outcomes for every child. The classes are interactive, where students and teachers co-create the learning process. With an effective learning platform, teachers will be able to:

  • Access a vast range of learning materials that can be customised for the specific need of each child
  • Learn contemporary ways to impart knowledge 
  • Can collaborate between parents and school principal 
  • Enhance their IT skills 
  • Can access effective teaching resources 
  • Can deploy engaging & effective lesson plans
  • Increase ICT competence and confidence

 

With LEAD, learning is always result-oriented  

LEAD empowers teachers with high-tech skills and resources to teach every student uniquely. In addition, it empowers teachers to unlock every child’s latent potential with:

  • Excellent comprehensive curriculum 
  • Extra-curricular activities 
  • World’s best practices letting teachers teach efficiently 
  • ‘Expert Teacher Videos’ to teach students
  • Data-based remediation 
  • In-Time Monitoring after every unit
  • Customised learning for every child 
  • Learn by doing approach to make learning interesting 

 

With LEAD, teachers can always make an impact 

Serving the unique learning needs of every child, LEAD guarantees results with 100% personalised attention. With LEAD, students become more engaged and develop better learning outcomes with increased parent satisfaction.

LEAD is transforming schools by making children future-ready. To make yours a LEAD Powered School: Partner with us today

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Manjiri Shete
Manjiri Shete

Manjiri is a Senior Content Marketing Executive at LEAD School. She loves reading to the point where a good book has made her skip social gatherings that witness her not-so-funny attempts at being funny. She has an inclination towards travelling, fashion, art and eating doughnuts.

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