Hi Mary, this is really exciting - a really powerful approach to such an important issue. Looking forward to hearing more about it - especially the video element and the teacher learning circles. Thanks!
Hi Mary, thank you so much for sharing such an important document. I completely agree with you, teachers really are at the heart of this discussion. As a result I think we need to place more emphasis on teacher well-being and support. In their research, Kirk and Winthrop really highlighted the importance of teacher wellbeing for student wellbeing (especially in these contexts) and the IRC’s Healing Classrooms Initiative (http://healingclassrooms.org/index.html) includes some really interesting resources to approach this very issue. As you say, there is so much more that needs to be done. I would be really interested to hear more about the Mobile Mentoring idea.
I am also really interested in the idea of documenting and sharing practice Kathleen – thanks for the article! I think video clips are a crucial way to do this – while some trainings do use video clips, they often use examples from western classrooms. I think it’s a really important step to capture examples of great teaching practice from refugee teachers themselves, and to use these in Teacher Professional Development.