Sesame Workshop Partnership

Making teaching and learning fun.

The Techniques for Effective Teaching (TFET) is a unique program launched in 2012 and expanded in 2018 through a partnership between the IDP Foundation, Inc. and Sesame Workshop, the renowned educational institution that has created a myriad of global education projects (including Sesame Street in the US).

The primary objective of the program is to equip teachers with the child-centered teaching skills necessary to make learning fun. TFET offers teachers training on how to nurture a child’s social and emotional development through teaching methods that encourage interactive and exploratory learning.

Using a series of 14 video-training modules that feature the colorful and ever-energetic Sesame Workshop Muppets, kindergarten and primary school teachers can learn valuable techniques to create lesson-specific, low-cost teaching materials as well as strategies on child-friendly, effective classroom management. The training modules are accompanied by a teacher workbook, a training manual, and durable classroom learning materials designed to be used alongside the videos.

Learn more about our collaborative approach, how the TFET Program got started and where to access the 14 TFET modules.

Also, see the TFET two-page fact sheet below for more information.

Download TFET Fact sheet

2019 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Finalist!

The TFET program was named a finalist in Fast Company's World Changing Ideas 2019 in the Education category! We are honored to be recognized among great company. Learn more here. 

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