We continue to follow the journey of our wonderful group of teachers from Australia who are with us for two weeks to support the work of SeeBeyondBorders.
Angela joins us again to tell us what the team have been up to during their first few days in Battambang, Cambodia’s second largest city.
We spent our first day in the city getting to know our surroundings. We visited Battambang’s famous bamboo train and explored the local markets before we got down to business.
We were all so excited to get to grips with SeeBeyondBorders ‘Teach the Teacher’ programme. We headed to the office to meet with Reasmey, SeeBeyondBorders ‘Getting to School’ programme manager to prepare for the sport and health days ahead.
On day five we spent the day in workshops, meetings the Cambodian staff and finalising our maths programme. We visited the school where we will be teaching. It’s so thrilling to be a small part of this phenomenal programme and to work with Cambodian mentors who are helping reshape the education system.
I asked the team to share how they were feeling about the first of the teaching sessions and it was great to hear that everyone shared my level of excitement. We of course felt a little nervous about the contributions we could really make but we do feel that being here and working with such an energetic team has made us feel more confident that what I do will genuinely support teacher learning.
We’re all so excited to hopefully inspire the teachers to enjoy teaching maths and to have fun ways to engage their students and we know that if it’s challenging we’ll have our fellow team members to rely on.
Find out how the teachers got on in the next instalment of our blog next week…
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