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Collaborative Practices in schools (THF Rajpur)

School-THF-Rajpur-0724th – 27th June 2014: A team of three members comprising of Mr. Jamyang Gyaltsen la, the former Education Officer, Department of Education, CTA; Mr. Tashi Dhoundup la, the Director of Sambhota Hostel, Deckyiling and Mr. Tenzin Dhargyal, the Education Specialist at Tibet Fund, Dharamsala visited THF Rajpur and THF Mussoorie schools as a part of Teacher Professional Development On-site school visit.

 During their visit, the team conducted the following sessions:
1 Attending one or two of the Collaborative Practices going in the school we visit
2) Meeting the teachers in the presence of the school Principals and discussing about their PGPs and sharing our thoughts and personal experiences
3 PowerPoint presentation on Teacher Professional Development and its importance
4) Collecting suggestions from the teachers regarding the implementation of the Collaborative practices
5) Filling a short survey questionnaire on TPD to assess the progress and its implication to their profession development
6) Introduction to the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1456107957936752/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/tibetanenglish/ to the teachers to bring all the teachers together and share their ideas and thoughts.
7) Checking the log-book of the Teachers' Reading Corner books.


School-THF-Rajpur-11Most of the collaborative practices were Co- teaching. The team members attended the session. After the session, the teachers were given timely feedback and guidance such as the importance of making the lesson plan together, observing the lesson critically by the co-teacher, having post lesson conference, preparing a new lesson plan and demonstrating the lesson again were some of the feed backs given by them. The teachers accepted the feed backs and assured the team that they would incorporate those in their next practice.