Let’s support teachers and change education of children at primary schools
There are only a few professions which have such a strong impact on the development of the society as teachers. Teachers are the real changemakers of the world which we live in. This initiative wants to support young inexperienced teachers so that they could become great teachers and develop the full potential of our children.
We believe that teachers should:
We believe that experienced teachers can inspire their young colleagues. Therefore, we started this initiative for primary school teachers in which experienced and novice teachers (with maximum two years of experience) can jointly address important educational issues – such as how to work in partnership with children and their parents or how to promote children’s desire for knowledge.
Our goal is to train experienced teachers to become good mentors so that they can help to advance professional and personal development of their peers. One experienced teacher will be selected from each of the participating elementary schools based on established criteria and matched with a novice teacher from the same school to create a mentoring pair.
“I decided to support this initiative because I believe that it can contribute significantly to the development of Czech education system and thus the overall competitiveness of our country.” Jan Mühlfeit, Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation, and patron of the Mentoring for Young Teachers Project
“We believe that first few school years determine the life of the children, therefore we focused on the primary education in our initiative Mentoring for Young Teachers. We want to transfer the knowledge from the experienced teachers to their young colleagues with the aim to support relationship between teachers and children, particularly in developing creative skills of children.” Vladimira Bendova, Senior Project Manager, BLF
Since we want to make this project successful, we are closely collaborating with teachers, educational experts, academics and representatives of companies in preparing of the individual steps of the project.
Mentoring for Young Teachers Project timeline
|Start of project methodology formulation||Jan. 2014|
|Registration of elementary schools and teachers||Mar. 5. – Mar. 31. 2014|
|2nd Stakeholders dialogue – event methodology shared with project partners, details discussed in greater depth||Apr. 2. 2014, 14-17 h|
|Selection of teachers by a team of experts||Apr. 4. – Apr. 30. 2014|
|Project opening ceremony||May 2014|
|Teachers competence workshop, Respect and be respected course||Jul. 2014|
|Mentoring for mentor and mentee course||Aug. 25. – Aug. 27. 2014|
|Mentoring starts at the selected schools||Sep. 2014|
|Mentor and mentee supervision group meetings||Oct., Nov. 2014, Jan., Mar., May. 2015|
|3rd Stakeholders dialogue – project progress evaluation, debate about further project activities and future project sustainability||Dec. 2014|
|Closing ceremony of the first year of the project, final evaluation||Jun. 2015|