English Language Fellow Justine Flores conducted a 3-hour teacher training at the Future Pioneers Model School in Jericho. There were a variety of teachers who had studied either education or English in attendance. Flores found that these teachers had complementary skills and paired them together to allow for a more dynamic training session.
The Future Pioneers Model School follows a student-centered learning style where teachers encourage their students to try innovative styles of learning. Flores implemented aspects of innovative teaching in her training by taking time to compare the pronunciation of vowels in English and in Arabic. Participants found that this activity helped them improve their English language awareness. At the end of the training participants felt more confident in their teaching abilities.