Workshops

TRC views the teaching process as one that involves far more than a transfer of information. We believe that education is the development of thinking, problem solving and communication skills. It requires an understanding of concepts and fosters attitudes of respect for self and for others, and that learning takes place in secure, non-threatening environments. At our workshops we aim to demonstrate and build on this philosophy.

The workshop programme provides opportunities for professional growth and creates a forum where teachers can meet and exchange ideas. It responds to expressed needs, but is also designed to stimulate interest, and demand, in new topics.

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Bachon mein Qaidana Salahyatain Parwan Charhana

Dates: 19th, 20th & 21st March 2018 | Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

This workshop will highlight the importance and strategies to promote leadership skills in children. (more…)

Developing 21st Century Skills in the Primary Classroom

Dates: 28th February, 1st & 2nd March 2018 | Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

As we move further into the new millennium, it becomes clear that the focus of the 21st Century classroom is on students experiencing the environment they will enter as 21st Century workers. The interdisciplinary nature of the 21st Century classroom sets it apart from the 20th Century classroom. The focus of classrooms today needs to be on producing students who are skilled collaborators and communicators, inventive thinkers and problem solvers, self-directed and self-regulated learners.
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Teachers as Writers

Dates: 17th March 2018 | Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Writing is a critical aspect of the teaching process. It can be challenging for some educators to put down their thoughts on paper, no matter what format or occasion they need to use. This workshop will address common problems that teachers face and share ideas on processes that will help improve their writing skills.
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Bringing Cooperative Learning to the Classrooms

Dates: 8th & 9th March 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Cooperative Learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, with students of different ability levels, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Each member of a team is not only responsible for learning what is taught, but also for helping teammates learn, thus creating an atmosphere of achievement.
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Making Stories Come Alive

Dates: 22nd and 23rd February 2018 (Thursday & Friday) | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Stories can be a very powerful teaching tool. They can influence children and help them to learn about and develop values of strong character, find ways to overcome their fears and become confident learners. Stories also promote listening and speaking skills, enhance imagination and boost memory. This workshop will focus on aspects of storytelling that can be effectively implemented in the class.
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Exploring Different Genres of Writing

Dates: 22nd and 23rd February 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Writing must be made fun in the ESL classrooms! Why limit the writing classes to just a few genres? By teaching different genres of writing, learners not only learn to write but also enjoy the experience. This workshop will focus on exploring the different genres of writing that would develop the writing skills of students in an ESL classroom.
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Understanding the Needs of the Growing Child

Dates: 15th & 16th February 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

While schools and educators focus mostly on the academic needs of the child, they tend to often overlook the non-academic needs that play an essential role in the performance of the child and the quality of learning that results in the process. As children grow, their needs change as they become more self-sufficient. A wise adult knows when to help a child and when to allow a child to help himself. This workshop will focus on the impact of the environment on meeting a child’s developmental needs.
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Conflict Resolution

Dates: 13th and 14th February 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Conflicts are common phenomena in human relationships. It is important for managers to develop a conceptual understanding of the different types of conflicts that occur in the workplace, their causes and solutions. This workshop is designed for school administrators and leaders, all those in middle management positions, and anyone training or aspiring to these roles to explore how best to manage the conflicts.
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Professional Standards for School Leaders

Dates: 2nd & 3rd February 2018 | Time: 2:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. & 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Research shows that successful educational leaders exert influence on students’ achievement at all levels. They relentlessly develop and support teachers, create positive working conditions and construct appropriate organisational policies outside the classroom that have a powerful impact on what happens inside it. To make their role most productive and beneficial for all stakeholders, they need standards to align their directions. This workshop will help school leaders ensure that they understand and effectively meet these standards as education, schools and society continue to transform. (more…)

Organising In-Service Teacher Professional Development

Dates: 24th, 25th & 26th January 2018 | Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In service training for teachers is the need of the time, especially in a country where a professional degree in teaching is not always a pre-requisite for employment in a school. To maintain and upgrade the teaching standards, every school requires programmes to enable teachers to keep abreast of new pedagogical strategies, and develop appropriate skills and attitudes. The aim of this workshop is to provide school managements with various formats and organisational tips to conduct on- going professional development sessions in their institutions tailored for their own specific needs.
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