Teacher Training – Day 1 and 2
During our term break, we had a week of teacher training. Our first 2 days of trainings we had our teacher go to sessions covering literature and games in the classroom. I taught 2 sessions on classroom management complete with clips from Stand and Deliver and Sister Act 2. The teachers thought it was just great watching movies in a training! Tuesday afternoon we had each of our schools create a showcase of something great they are doing in their school. Each school presented as teachers rotated and listened to new ideas they can use in their classes. It was great to see the teachers so excited about activities going on at their schools!
Teacher Training – Day 3
On Wednesday we combined our Discipleship Staff and Educators together for a day of team building. We had over 200 staff playing together and building relationships with each other to create a team at each school who can work together to provide the best education for our kids. The day was filled with dodgeball, the human knot, and so many other games we all played as kids. The teachers and discipleship staff LOVED getting to play together and it was amazing to see the relationships built between the two departments.
The teachers at FCA and our discipleship staff are a dynamite team who are not educating our kids on math and English, but teaching them what it looks like to love Christ and live for him!
Teacher Training Day 4-
On Thursday we loaded all of our teachers on 5 buses and set them out on a School Tour. Family Legacy has 18 schools and most of our teachers have never seen any schools except for the one they work at. We featured 6 of our schools that are doing an exceptional job making things work at their school. It was eye opening for some of our teachers to see the obstacles schools are overcoming to educate thousands of students. Many teachers who can be our complainers walked away amazed at what our schools are doing even when some of them are working with very little space or challenges that come from the community around them. We had a great day taking away ideas from different schools and bringing them back to make our classes even better!