Ever noticed a band of musicians practising together before a performance?
Isn’t it amazing how when the drummer misses a beat, the others back them up and start again? Or when the singer feels that the note didn’t hit right, the others in the band support them by giving specific input and help them get it right?
And on the D-day, we get to see a stellar musical magnificence.
Well, that’s the power of learning together.
As a teacher in today’s fast changing world, you need to embrace life-long learning to stay updated with the latest teaching practices.
But how do you do that? Does life-long learning always mean periodic certifications and training? Well, let us tell you that there is something that ensures top-notch professional development while also enabling you to take advantage of networking.
Say hello to professional learning communities for teachers.
As we know, quality learning cannot happen in isolation. When teachers come together and form a learning community, they can share ideas and collaborate on finding solutions to common challenges they face in their career and in the classroom.
Such communities also provide you with opportunities to grow and develop as professionals by encouraging you to take leadership roles within the learning community.
Here are some outstanding benefits that you can enjoy with a community:
Get continuous support and resources to improve your pedagogical skills and teaching methodologies.
Observe each other and get valuable feedback on teaching methods and professional development choices.
Get the opportunity to identify upcoming teaching career trends by interacting with teachers globally.
Aren’t these benefits too tempting to say no? Well, go ahead and join a professional learning community for teachers right away.
📰 Educational News Around the World
New Delhi, India: India’s first national assessment regulator established by NCERT NCERT has notified PARAKH, India’s first national assessment regulator as a part of implementing the NEP 2020. PARAKH will be working exclusively on setting norms, standards and guidelines for students assessment and evaluation for all recognised school boards in India.
Mumbai, Maharashtra; Maharashtra government forms panel to restructure school education The Maharashtra government formed a committee to restructure school education as a part of the NEP 2020. The committee will also be working on converting the existing 10+2 school education structure to a 5+3+3+4 format.
Abu Dhabi, UAE: More than 600 teaching positions opening up in the UAE Major school groups in the UAE have begun their recruitment process for teachers for the upcoming academic year that starts in August. These schools are looking for teachers for subjects like maths, science, psychology, physical education and a few others.
❔ Question of the Week
Q: What are the examples of such learning communities for teachers? Ans: Social media pages are a great place to find learning communities for teachers. Here are three teacher community pages that you must follow to find out some great info on teachers’ professional development and classroom teaching tips. Instagram: https://suraasa.co/suraasalife Facebook: https://suraasa.co/fb Linkedin: https://suraasa.co/lin And hey, don’t forget to get your peers too! Cause like we said, the power lies in the community 🤝.
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