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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Motivation – The Driving Force

Dates: 30th, 31st October & 1st November 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

Recent studies show that teachers suffer more than other professional groups from the occupational lack of motivation. A global understanding of teacher motivation requires an adequate framework for its study. Many educational psychologists are already working in this area and new findings and helpful tools are being suggested for teachers and educational managers. This workshop will not only help teachers to self-assess their levels of motivation but also find ways to keep these boasted throughout their teaching career.

Teaching Science through Project Work

Dates: 23rd & 24th October 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

A science project is an experiment, a demonstration, a research effort, a collection of scientific items, or display of scientific apparatus presented for viewing. It provides an opportunity to represent the efforts of a student’s investigation into some area of interest and to share the results of those investigations.

Liven up Your Library

Dates: 16th, 17th & 18th October 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

The school library is a central hub and combines several elements — library staff, resources, and space. Each of these plays an important part in supporting teaching and learning and combines to form an integrated whole that makes the school library most effective. The purpose of your school library is to help every member of your school community gain new knowledge, skills and dispositions for learning and personal development that they will use throughout their lives.

Developing Reading Skills in Young Learners

Dates: Thursday September 21st & Friday September 22nd, 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

Reading involves multiple cognitive, emotional, and social abilities, each of which influences the beginning reader’s success. Learning to read is a sequential process; a cognitive ability to identify the sounds with their symbols, connecting them together in order to make words, sentences, and paragraphs. Strategies that help teachers to learn how to improve child’s reading skills is what this Reading Skills session is all about.

Conducting Effective Workshops

Dates: Monday September 11th & Tuesday September 12th, 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

A major challenge that confronts most trainers is how to reach across to adults. It is important for trainers to equip themselves with ideas and strategies to conduct effective workshop sessions aimed at learner-centred learning. This workshop has been planned to focus on ways to adopt active approaches and skills for meaningful communication.

Promoting Critical Thinking: An Essential 21st Century Skill

Dates: Monday 28, Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30, August 2017 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m

Developing Critical Thinking (CT) is a predominant theme in 21st Century Skills. It is an active, purposeful and organised cognitive process. Research has proved that it can be explicitly taught if given importance from a young age. This nine-hour workshop will help educators to analyse the core components of Critical Thinking and enhance their skills in developing a thinking culture in their schools and classrooms. It will also enable them to incorporate critical thinking in classrooms.

Teaching Novels and Short Stories

Dates: 26th, 27th & 28th July 2017 | Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Novels and stories, if well taught, inspire students to become independent, extensive readers. This sets them firmly on the path to improvement of language skills and development of the creative imagination.

Assessing & Evaluating Learning

Dates: 11th, 18th, 25th August & 1st, 8th September 2017 | Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The participants will understand the importance of assessing the quality of learning and teaching. They will explore different methods and tools for collecting evidences and making valid judgements of learning and teaching in a primary classroom. This short course has been designed for novice in-service primary level teachers with one or two years of teaching experience.

Managing a Successful Schools

Dates: 17th to 22nd July 2017 | Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

School managers play a critical role in achieving the central purpose of a school and are faced with many challenges that involve more knowledge and skills than ever before. It is essential that those who are running schools or deciding polices should be up to date in their concepts and develop new ideas about school management. This 30-hour basic course on School Management will provide insight, understanding, framework and tools from which schools can develop their own strategies to ensure quality education and the satisfaction of parent and pupil expectations. It is strongly recommended for inexperienced school managers and coordinators who may become future school leaders.

Positive Child Guidance Skills

Dates: 24th, 25th & 26th May 2017 | Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In today’s world, most children do not spend the early years of their lives only at home. A huge chunk of their time is spent at schools or at daycare centres. Early Childhood Professionals have a growing importance in today’s world because they can be a tremendous support to the children right from that early age. Therefore, all teachers dealing with young children need to be aware of and develop effective child guidance skills.