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    Day 331

    Team Up to Teach

    Today, we’re working with Communitere again, this time in Bulgaria, where thousands of refugees live. The folks at Communitere wanted to find a way to build a much-needed supportive community for teachers working in Harmanli Refugee Camp.

    “The responsibility and challenges of filling the gap in education experienced by displaced children in this context is too large and complex to tackle it alone,” said one member of Communitere.

    So for Day 331, we’re teaming up for these teachers, holding a co-creation session to come up with a teaching field guide, so they can share their own teaching approaches in a challenging setting.

    After the 3-hour co-creation session, we had flipcharts filled with drawings and post-it notes, illustrating the challenges and opportunites that teachers have identified in their classrooms. It was powerful to see them come together from completely different backgrounds and share their passion for this work – and their love for their students.

    “We believe that by doing this, they gain a deeper understanding of themselves as teachers,” said one of our friends from Communitere. “The perspective of their peers and the needs of their students will impact their teaching practice and ultimately the learning outcomes of their students.”

    “Our project will impact the passionate teachers that are doing their best with the resources they have,” said one teacher. “Ultimately, their students will benefit from more effective teaching approaches appropriately designed for their needs.”

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