Teaching for Success

We are proud to work in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support the development of English language teaching and learning across Palestine.

Teaching for Success is the British Council’s approach to teacher development in state education systems. Our vision is that: “All teachers in the world have high-quality continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities that improve their own practice and their learners’ success”. Teaching for Success represents current insight, evidence and research into effective continuing professional development, relevant to school teachers of all subjects.

This demonstrates that:

  • Improving the quality of teaching has the most impact on improving the outcomes of learners
  • CPD is the most effective way to improve the quality of teaching.

 By March 2020 ‘Teaching for Success’ will have helped approximately 1000 English teachers and English supervisors to develop the knowledge and skills to significantly enrich the educational experience and attainment of primary and secondary school children across Palestine.

Our Teaching for Success programme uses a blended training model in order to reach large audience numbers. In this model all teachers complete online training modules supported by specialist online training consultants (e moderators). These e moderators support participants through the online modules, host online discussion forums, online meetings, as well as assessing online assignments. In addition to training online, each group is led by an experienced English supervisor who follows up with classroom observations and facilitates a monthly face-to-face TAG ‘Teacher Activity Group’ meeting.

 During the five-month programme all English teachers complete a one-month training course on the following ‘Teaching for Success’ modules:

  • Understanding Motivation in the Classroom
  • Engaging with Thinking Skills (21st Century Skills)
  • Understanding Differentiation
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Understanding Approaches for Inclusive Learning

 The focus of the training provided is on equipping teachers with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to teach more effectively, to adopt a child-centred, activity-based classroom approach as well as establishing a strong community of practice through which English teachers share ideas, solutions and best practice.