Build Back Better
Build Back Better episode 6: Response for Refugees with Saw Htoo K’ Por
Build Back Better episode #6 interviews with Saw Htoo K’ Por from Karen Refugee Committee Education Entity (KRCEE) to learn more about their response for refugees in the wake of covid-19. KRCEE administers both basic and higher education to over 17,000 refugee children located in 7 temporary shelters along the Thai-Myanmar Border. KRCEE supports and trains over 800 teachers to be able to deliver quality education to refugee children despite having low resources and being situated in remote contexts. [In this July 2020 interview, TeacherFOCUS and Saw Htoo K’ Por discussed Home-Based Learning in the refugee camps, but there have been updates in education for the current COVID-19 situation as of August 2020. At the current time, there is no more home-based learning in camp education, as most schools are operating on a rotational schedule and some schools have returned to a regular schedule. BEST/PREPS project has provided hand-washing stations in the camps. While this information from the video has changed, the financial challenges facing KRCEE remain the same.] Karen Refugee Committee Education Entity (KRCEE)
Build Back Better Episode 7: Emergency Healthcare with Dr. Cynthia Maung
Build Back Better episode #7 interviews Dr. Cynthia Maung, the founder of the @Mae Tao Clinic. For the past 30 years Dr. Cynthia and the Mae Tao Clinic have worked to provide essential health services to over a million marginalized people from Burma. She details what is needed to continue to keep the migrant population safe and healthy in the wake of COVID-19. Dr. Cynthia also shares her recommendations to keep migrant children engaged in learning through this incredibly challenging time.
Build Back Better Episode 5: Emergency Food Relief Program with Siraporn Kaewsombat
Build Back Better Episode #5 interviews Siraporn Kaewsombat, the Director of Help Without Frontiers Foundation Thailand (HwF) to learn more about their Emergency Food Relief Program. Ann has been managing and leading HwF for the last 14 years where she sits on multiple national advocacy platforms as a champion for the inclusion of migrant children. Most recently, HwF has been working to provide essential food for migrant families living on the Thai-Burma border. HwF is currently supporting over 1,261 families in 3 districts that have been specifically impacted in the wake of Covid-19.
Build Back Better Episode 4: Home-Based Learning with Marist Asia Foundation
Build Back Better episode #4 interviews Katie Fisher, Tint Zaw Linn and Yoon Thiri from the Marist Asia Foundation (MAF) to learn more about their Home-Based Learning Program. Since 2006 MAF has provided health and education programs to support for Burmese migrant families in Ranong Province in the southern part of Thailand. Through their Thai Non-Formal Education (NFE), English and computer training and a joint program with Australian Catholic University (ACU), MAF works to provide educational critically needed for migrant youth to access meaningful and dignified work opportunities.
Build Back Better Episode 1: School Readiness with Dr. Ashley Clayton Hertz
Build Back Better episode #1 interviews Dr. Ashley Clayton Hertz's previous experience in education following the Ebola outbreak. In this episode, safe school practices are presented as a guide for education leaders as they prepare to reopen schools. During this challenging time for education in light of COVID-19, looking to past best practices in the midst of education emergencies is vital.
Build Back Better Episode 2: Inclusive Education with Ichiro Myazawa
Build Back Better episode #2 interviews Ichiro Myazawa, the Programme Specialist on Literacy and Flexible Learning Strategies at UNESCO Thailand. In the interview, Ichiro speaks to challenges faced in education during this time of pandemic. He gives recommendations for inclusive solutions in education, especially in regards to migrant and refugee education.
Build Back Better Episode 3: Minority Language Inclusion with Dr. Kirk Person
Build Back Better episode #3 interviews Dr. Kirk Person, a senior consultant for Literacy and Education at SIL International. In the interview, Dr. Pearson focuses on inclusive education, discussing how to include students require more attention and extra support in order to access resources. This video provides educators in the time of pandemic with practical ideas for inclusive education.
Reflective Teaching with Tin Zar
It is through careful introspection that educators hone their craft and become role model teachers. Through new this video series, Tin Zar, an internationally accredited teacher and science specialist, reflects on a video of herself teaching and shares the rationale behind the decisions she made during her teaching. Welcome to Part 1 of REFLECTIVE TEACHING with Tin Zar.
Reflective Teaching With Daw Nwet Nwet Win
Every teacher has their own unique strengths, but one thing all effective teachers have in common is that they reflect on their teaching and constantly strive for improvement. Through new this video series, Daw Nwet Nwet Win, a veteran teacher and math specialist, reflects on a video of herself teaching and models how she makes changes to her teaching to be more inclusive and responsive to student needs. Welcome to Part 1 of REFLECTIVE TEACHING with Daw Nwet Nwet Win.
Teaching Reimagined: Education in the Wa...
Teaching Reimagined: COVID-19 ECCD Teaching Strategies
The safety of children and teachers is our primary concern. Watch this discussion about COVID-19 adapted Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) teaching techniques. In the video we discuss how to prepare effective and engaging lessons while following COVID-19 protection guidelines.
Teaching Reimagined: Home-Based Teaching Strategies
Join our panel of teacher trainers as they discuss 9 important points for teachers to consider before going to school communities to lead home-based learning. The team also shares strategies to help teachers as they prepare lessons in line with social distance and safety guidelines.
Best Practice Videos
Using ICT in the Class | English Subtitle
Teaching concepts in science requires using different approaches to help students understand challenging new content. To help his students visualize the orbit of the moon and the Earth, Saw Mu Gay Htoo shows the students a video he found online that illustrates the orbits. If available, use ICT to enhance student learning and bring the curriculum to life. Don’t forget to make the new information relevant by asking questions, clarifying, and contextualizing to ensure students get the most out of the technology.
Educational Risks | English Subtitle
One of the best ways to learn is by making mistakes. In traditional classrooms, students rarely get the opportunity to take risks and try something they haven’t already mastered or encountered before. In this video Nant Thwe Thwe demonstrates a different way to learn: instead of telling students the correct answer, she has them think it through, check their notes and try on their own. What a great way to learn!
Similar Abilities Grouping | English Subtitle
Mixed ability classes are a common challenge for many teachers. It takes time and assessment to understand students’ individual learning styles, language needs, abilities, and motivations. In this video, Ju Ju divides her kindergarten class into groups based on their abilities to challenge academically strong students and provide additional support to students who need it.
Teaching for Understanding | English Subtitle
How can students be taught to both apply the content of the curriculum while at the same time remember specific details needed for upcoming exams? This is a challenge all teachers must face. In this video, Sayarma Soe Sandar does both. Through TEACHING FOR UNDERSTANDING, she proves students can learn with deep understanding while still being able to recall detailed information needed for the grade 4 exam.
Teacher as Facilitator | English Subtitle
Transitioning from teacher-centered to student-centered methods can be a challenge. It requires the teacher to give more responsibility to the students and not be the center of attention. Daw Yi Yi Myint does just that using facilitation to enable students to share their opinions.
Fromative assessment | English Subtitle
How confident are you that students fully understand what was taught by the end of your lesson? A way you can find this out is by using a Formative Assessment. Formative assessments are methods used to check student learning - they give teachers valuable information on student progress so teachers know what needs to be reviewed again. In this video, Daw Htway uses a formative assessment to check that all her KG students can confidently spell all colors in English.
Using Similes | English Subtitle
Describing concepts in science can be challenging with limited resources. In this situation a simile can be used to compare a new idea to something students already know or can visualize. By comparing what is known to something unknown, students familiarize themselves with new information.
Normalizing Error | English Subtitle
Normalize – an everyday, common occurrence - like eating rice. Error – a (temporary) mistake Normalizing Error – the teacher asks students challenging questions and if they get them wrong, it is used as an opportunity to learn. How do you react when a student makes a mistake? Do you expect perfection, or do you help students become comfortable with error as part of the learning process? In this video teacher, Tluangi uses mistakes as an opportunity to build resilience in her students by normalizing error.
Sequencing | English Subtitle
Every teacher structures their lessons in different ways based on the lesson topic, the needs of their students, and the resources available. Here you will watch Mirayar Paul deliver a well-sequenced lesson that she has thoughtfully planned to give students opportunities to explore the curriculum. She uses the following steps 1. Identify Prior Knowledge, 2. Exploration, 3. Instruction, 4. Reading, 5. Q&A, 6. Formative Assessment.
Contextualising | English Subtitle
In order for students to deeply understand new concepts, it's important to provide them with examples they are familiar with from their daily life. In this video, we will watch Nant Chaw Chaw integrate examples of countable and uncountable nouns into her lesson from students' daily lives.
Practical Assessment | English Subtitle
As a teacher, it is important to assess student understanding for the new information that has just been taught. It is also essential that the assessment is practical and effective. In this video Khant Zin Win is teaching an English lesson about shapes. Please watch how he assess his students.
Application Questions | English Subtitle
When teaching the Myanmar Language subject, there are challenges having students apply the content to their daily lives. In this video, you will see Kay Thi Mon teaching the “Pin War Yon” poem and use application questions to enable students to apply content from the poem to their daily life.
OOSC TaskFORCE: How to Enroll in Thai School
According to the Thai education law that every child in Thailand has the right to education, this video shows how migrant parents can enroll their child into Thai schools. If you have difficulty enrolling your child in a Thai school, you can contact the TaskFORCE team. The contact number is 099334142, and there is support for Burmese, Thai and Karen speakers.
MLE Teacher Competency
Scaffolding | English
Just like scaffolding supports the structure of a new building, language scaffolding is used to build a strong foundation in children’s L1 and use it to teach L2. In this video teacher, Ei Mhway allows the students to use S’Gaw Karen, the students’ mother tongue language, to express their opinions to higher-level questions they are not fully confident to express in Burmese, the L2 of the class.
Seesaw | English
As students become more comfortable and confident using a second or third language, its important to challenge them to use the less familiar language more and more. You can think of this as a language seesaw: As reliance on L1 decreases, difficulty of the L2 task increases. In this video you will watch teacher Lah Wah progressively increase the difficulty of tasks in Myanmar language (the L2 of the class) as the students learn a complex poem.
How To Videos
HOW TO USE ZOOM APPLICATION
Zoom အသုံးပြုနည်း [Unicode] ဆရာတို့ဆရာမတို့အားလုံးဘဲ မင်္ဂလာပါနော် ယခုလိုခက်ခဲတဲ့ ကာလမှာ သင်တန်းတွေကို အွန်လိုင်းကလုပ်တဲ့အခါ ကျွန်မတို့ ဆရာတွေအနေနဲ့လည်း Zoom ကိုအသုံးပြုပြီး လွယ်လွယ်ကူကူ တက်ရောက်နိုင်အောင် အသုံးပြုပုံလေးတွေကိုဗီဒီယိုထဲမှာ ရှင်းပြပေးထားပါတယ်။ အချိန်ပေးပြီးကြည့်ပေးကြပါအုံးနော်။ အားလုံးကိုကျေးဇူးတင်ပါတယ်။ Zoom အသုံးျပဳနည္း [Zawgyi] ဆရာတို႔ဆရာမတို႔အားလုံးဘဲ မဂၤလာပါေနာ္ ယခုလိုခက္ခဲတဲ့ ကာလမွာ သင္တန္းေတြကို အြန္လိုင္းကလုပ္တဲ့အခါ ကၽြန္မတို႔ ဆရာေတြအေနနဲ႔လည္း Zoom ကိုအသုံးျပဳၿပီး လြယ္လြယ္ကူကူ တက္ေရာက္နိုင္ေအာင္ အသုံးျပဳပုံေလးေတြကိုဗီဒီယိုထဲမွာ ရွင္းျပေပးထားပါတယ္။ အခ်ိန္ေပးၿပီးၾကည့္ေပးၾကပါအုံးေနာ္။ အားလုံးကိုေက်းဇူးတင္ပါတယ္။
HOW TO CREATING A GMAIL ACCOUNT
အီးမေးအကောင့်ဖွင့်နည်း [Unicode] တစ်ခါတစ်ရံမှာ Zoom အသုံးပြုဖို့အတွက် အီးမေးအကောင့်လိုလေ့ ရှိပါတယ်။ ဒီအတွက်လည်းအဆင်သင့်ဖြစ်အောင် အီမေး အကောင့်ဘယ်လိုဖွင့်ရမလဲဆိုတာရှင်းလင်းပြောပြပေးထားတဲ့ ဗီဒီယိုလေးကိုလည်းထပ်မံတင်ပေးလိုက်ပါတယ်နော်။ အားလုံးဘဲအဆင်ပြေမယ်လို့မျှော်လင့်ပါတယ်။ Zawgyi] တစ္ခါတစ္ရံမွာ Zoom အသုံးျပဳဖို႔အတြက္ အီးေမးအေကာင့္လိုေလ့ရွိပါတယ္။ ဒီအတြက္လည္းအဆင္သင့္ျဖစ္ေအာင္ အီေမး အေကာင့္ဘယ္လိုဖြင့္ရမလဲဆိုတာရွင္းလင္းေျပာျပေပးထားတဲ့ ဗီဒီယိုေလးကိုလည္းထပ္မံတင္ေပးလိုက္ပါတယ္ေနာ္။ အားလုံးဘဲအဆင္ေျပမယ္လို႔ေမၽွာ္လင့္ပါတယ္။ See less
HOW TO CREATE ZOOM ACCOUNT
How to create ZOOM account, sign in and link sharing with your mobile phone. [Unicode] မိမိ၏ဖုန်းဖြင့် Zoom အကောင့်သစ်ဖွင့်နည်း, Sign in ဝင်နည်း နှင့် မိမိရဲ့ Zoom link ကိုတခြားသူထံပို့(share)နည်း။ [Zawgyi] မိမိ၏ဖုန္းျဖင့္ Zoom အေကာင့္သစ္ဖြင့္နည္း, Sign in ဝင္နည္း ႏွင့္ မိမိရဲ့ Zoom link ကိုတျခားသူထံပို႔(share)နည္း။