An intensive two-day course for teachers designed to train them how to implement Culture in Education techniques yielded many intense moments of frank, open discussion and sharing of experiences.
The Idakeda team, lead by Cultural Force Eintou Springer shared their culturally-based classroom management techniques with a select group of primary school teachers. Eintou, Attillah Springer and Dara Healy provided the group with insight about using the wealth of resources interwoven into the indigenous culture and heritage of Trinidad and Tobago.
A wide range of topics from Carnival to Folklore to Dance and Drama were explored as the educators were provided with tools for implementing culture and education strategies in live classroom situations. Participants were encouraged to develop their own creative pieces related to the theme of the training; the results were excellent as our teacher stalwarts rose to the challenge!
Our educators need every possible assistance as they battle daily to make a difference in the lives of even one young person. At Idakeda we feel blessed and extremely humbled to have been given the opportunity to work with these educators who have to function under very difficult circumstances.
Many thanks to Mr. Williams and Ms. Richards from the Ministry of Education who worked so tirelessly to ensure that the training came off smoothly.
We are grateful that the teachers received value from what we had to offer and look forward to working with them again the future.
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