On the way to excellence – beginner teacher support program
OTWE aspires to address the need for professional development of young teachers in the field of social competences and supports them through a new training program.
Grant Agreement Number: 2021-2-PL01-KA220-SCH-000049662
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 31/05/2022 – 30/04/2024
Among the key European research conducted in the teaching community, the most frequently mentioned educational needs of young teacher were social skills. When asked about their weaknesses, they often mention: problems with maintaining discipline in the class, difficulties in relations with students, lack of patience, self-control, as well as being guided by stereotypes in the students assessment.
In many countries, a large number of newcomers to the profession, quit school work, which questions the quality of their preparation during their studies and the level of support at the onset of their professional career. Interestingly, research shows that leaving the profession is often related to the heavy workload and communication problems with students, their parents and colleagues.
OTWE training program aims to equip young teachers with the soft skills needed and necessary tools to address the post-covid19 challenges they face and improve the quality of their teaching.