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8th Primary School in Most

Project

Experience of the teaching team at the project school

We now think about reading and writing completely differently

The project has completely transformed how we teach at the school. With support from The Kellner Family Foundation, Jana Štybnarová was able to start working for us as a project consultant. She introduced us to critical thinking methods and taught us to think together about how our teaching transforms students’ learning. Over time, she inspired more and more teachers about this new way of working.

Step by step, we have incorporated workshops and lessons in reading and working with texts into the teaching provided to all student year levels. We are also developing writing skills, both at individual workshops and through writing tasks on individual subjects. How we teach children to understand the written word and express their own ideas in writing has thus changed completely.

The synergy of all these changes means our pupils are now more active in the classroom and experience much more success in their growth. At the same time, we can see how they are learning to express their opinions, respect the views of others and think critically about the information we give them. The teachers are increasingly becoming more like educational guides who supervise the children through their education.

Mgr. Bc. Roman Ziegler

Roman Ziegler

Head Teacher, 8th Primary School in Most

We work on the pedagogical development of our teachers

The project has enabled us to focus on the pedagogical development of our teachers. Some teachers have gradually emerged as internal leaders who help their colleagues develop. Our team of project consultants offers teachers consultations on lessons and other activities, provides feedback and introduces new topics to the school. Learning groups have also been set up for teachers to analyse their students’ work and investigate how they have achieved the lesson objectives.

We now put much more emphasis on the overall mood at the school. We are trying to build good relationships between teachers and students and between the teachers themselves. Here again, the project consultants help us with that.

The students are changing before our eyes

The synergy of all these changes means our pupils are now more active in the classroom and experience much more success in their growth. At the same time, we can see how they are learning to express their opinions, respect the views of others and think critically about the information we give them. The teachers are increasingly becoming more like educational guides who supervise the children through their education.

Passing on good things

Our pedagogical leaders set up regular two-day meetings for staff from affiliated schools and work with our own teachers to open up some of our classes to them. We also get together to appraise lessons given by our colleagues from affiliated schools, as these are often a valuable source of inspiration. Because in the end, we are all learning together and with each other.

Roman Ziegler
Head Teacher