‘Do with teachers what you want them to do with kids,’ is the philosophy we follow.
Promoting a learning culture and one of inquiry and questioning begins with teachers who then translate it to listening to all points of view of students, working productively and at ease with different perspectives and engaging the disengaged. Our teachers undergo experiences and reflect, self-appraise and analyse their own learning styles to empathise with and nurture the same development among students. The cultural shift that teachers at Heritage experience, from being told what to do to creating a safe space for them to innovate and bring in their own uniqueness translates into the classroom with the focus shifting from managing classroom behaviour to fostering motivation.
Workshops and professional development from best of international and national schools and programmes are a regular affair and, increasingly, Heritage teachers are asked to facilitate workshops for others, in areas such as integration of IT, French language instruction, and in the experiential learning model itself. Teachers are also no longer the ‘sage’ but equal participants on stage alongside the students.