Effective teaching strategies shared at workshop

Daniel Lim

Panaga School was host to 160 teachers attending a Professional Development Workshop on Friday, as part of a growing initiative to disseminate knowledge on effective teaching strategies.

Organised in collaboration with the Cluster 9 of Schools, the one-day workshop was also attended by teachers from private and government schools in the Brunei-Muara and Tutong districts.

Among the featured topics was Differentiation in Math for Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2, which covered effective teaching methods for students in different stages of their education, from Years 5 to 11.

Other sessions were also carried out on Differentiation in Key Stage 1 of Literacy, focussing on guided reading and writing approaches; Developing Self Regulation Skills, on building character and personal qualities at an early age; and Developing Science and Conservation Skills, on the teaching of flora and fauna of Brunei and to raise awareness on conservation through interaction by learning.

Panaga School Principal Cindy Tahal said, “The workshop is a follow up to the one that we held last year. For this year, the feedback from the participating teachers has been positive, as we continue to expand our scope in disseminating and sharing information on effective teaching strategies between teachers.”

With the response mostly positive from the participating teachers, similar workshops are planned for the future to share information and experiences to create a better teaching-learning environment.

Teachers at the Professional Development Workshop. PHOTO: PANAGA SCHOOL