At the start of each section is a course pack to accompany the video lectures. This needs to be printed out and completed as you work your way through the course.
It is also recommended that you keep your own notes whilst you watch the videos so a pen and paper would also be useful.
Are you interested in volunteer teaching abroad? Have you been accepted onto a volunteer teaching programme and keen to complete some teacher training before you go?
The LRTT online course has been designed specifically to introduce you to the key principles of teaching in a limited resource environment and to prepare you for your volunteer teaching placement.
We're passionate about making sure those who travel abroad to teach have a positive impact. This course has been put together by a team of over 10 qualified teachers who have a range of International experience who are all dedicated to making sure volunteers don't just address the global issue of teacher shortage, but also improve quality, too.
This course is without doubt one of the most useful things you could do if you're off to teach abroad. We hope you find the content useful and wish you luck on your project.
Who this course is for:
This course is designed to equip volunteers teaching in limited resource environments
This course is for anyone looking to develop their skills as a teacher
Volunteers who are about to teach abroad in a developing country
Students who are thinking about becoming a teacher
No prior teaching experience is required
If you are not interested in teaching, working with children, traveling to developing countries and/or helping to support communities in poverty, then this course is not for you.
12 sections • 45 lectures • 3h 0m total length
Lesson planning volunteer reflections
Making Learning Relevant to the Real World
ECM - FAQs
ECM - Volunteer Reflections
Engagement Contextualisation and Motivation
What is good behaviour?
Prevention is better than the cure
How and when to sanction disruptive behaviour
Behaviour - FAQs
Behaviour - Volunteer Reflections
Behaviour for Learning
Open and Closed questions
Wait time - creating time to think
Questioning - FAQs
Questioning - Volunteer Reflections
The link between lesson difficulty and behaviour
Theory of Differentiation
Three ways to support learners
Differentiation for struggling learners - FAQs
Differentiation for struggling learners - Volunteer Reflections
Differentiation for Slow Learners
Differentiation for fast learners - FAQs
Differentiation for Fast Learners - Volunteer Reflections
Differentiation for Fast Learners
Why Group Work?
How to set the groups
Group Work - FAQs
Group Work - Volunteer Reflections
Five ways of Checking the Learning
Assessment for Learning - FAQs
Assessment for Learning - Volunteer Reflections
Assessment for Learning
The Difference between Summative and Formative Marking
Tom is a co-Founder and Director of LRTT and one of the 4 producers of the LRTT Online Course. After teaching and delivering teacher training in East Africa, LRTT put together a team of teachers and course designers to develop an online teacher training course for all volunteer teachers who travel abroad to teach in limited resource contexts. The course helps teachers to reach the highest standards of classroom skill and achieve a positive impact.
Andy, who currently teaches at the British International School in Shanghai, is a director of LRTT and has a wealth of experience teaching in a wide range of countries across the World. As well as being one of the lead instructors on LRTT's online course, Andy has developed a number of teacher training initiatives and has led LRTT fellowships in two countries.
Having graduated from Teach First in 2012, Sam has gone on to become a director of LRTT and has led LRTT Fellowships in Uganda, Cambodia and Tanzania. In addition to being a lead instructor in LRTT's online course, Sam was elected as Teach First Participant President in 2013, before returned to the classroom as an English teacher at an outstanding academy in North England.