Raising Teachers’ Self Esteem and Inspiring More Child-Friendly Classrooms in Ghana
In the opening of a video entitled Practical Ways to Make the Classroom Creative and Fun, “Sesame Street” Muppets Zobi and Kami are playing a new song for their favorite teacher, Ms. Efia, slapping out the rhythm on a drum.
“You know,” Ms. Efia points out, “you can use numbers to plan your rhythm” and “your eyes and ears to count the beats.”
“How about,” she asks, “instead of using boom-boom-boom, use numbers?” Zobi and Kami are all in, delighted with Ms. Efia’s improvisational twist.
Aimed at kindergarten and primary school teachers, the video is one in a series of 14 that anchor the Techniques for Effective Teaching (TFET) program, a partnership between the IDP Foundation, Inc. (IDPF) and Sesame Workshop. Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit behind Sesame Street) has been serving vulnerable children in more than 150 countries with research-based media, philanthropically funded social impact programs and formal education to help kids grow “smarter, stronger and kinder.” IDPF and Sesame Workshop came together to launch TFET in 2012 to support schools participating in the IDP Rising Schools Program (IDPRSP) in Ghana.
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