Workshop boosts 150 teachers' teaching skills

February 22, 2014 - 1:39:20 pm

DOHA: The second round of Qatar Reads' The Teachers Teaching Teachers (TTT) workshop sharpened teaching skills of 150 teachers and teaching assistants from schools in Doha.

Organizers described the workshop hosted by Awsaj Academy "hugely successful".

Teachers from Awsaj, Qatar Academy, The American School of Doha and The International School of London Qatar presented 18 sessions.

Awsaj teachers presented topics mainly in Arabic language.

The topics included 'Discipline the Secondary Classroom' by Issam Qased; 'Amazing Words' by Manal Al Absi and Amal Al Hafi; 'Awsaj way of Teaching' (Direct Instruction) by Reem Al Ahmed and Eiman Ismaeel; 'How to Motivate Even the Most Challenging Students' by Dina Zebib and 'Coaching' by Lamya Beydoun and Jeff Coleman.

Qatar Reads, set up 15 years ago, is a non-profit teacher-directed organisation that improves teaching literacy in Doha.

It conducts two TTTs events each year. Member schools host the events.

Qatar Reads also invites authors and illustrators from around the world to encourage learning and creativity to students of three member schools - Qatar Academy, Awsaj Academy, and The American School of Doha.

Awsaj Academy is a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development.

A K-12 special school, it addresses needs of students with learning challenges. (QNA)