When teachers walk into their first Child Aid workshop, they often don’t know what to expect and their expectations are usually low. That’s because training for Guatemalan teachers is generally of very poor quality. Trainings are conducted in a lecture format with up to 150 to 200 teachers in a session. Presenters talk from a podium while the teachers listen and take notes with little opportunity for dialogue.
Teachers quickly discover, however, that Child Aid workshops are different — small, interactive, and full of practical techniques for the classroom. Follow along as a new group of Reading For Life teachers attends their first workshop and see what makes a Child Aid teacher training unique.