OUR APPROACH

The quality and commitment of teachers make the biggest difference to children's learning.
Yet teacher motivation is at an all time low:
84% of Ugandan teachers want to quit, 25% of Indian teachers are absent. Traditional 'carrots and sticks' approaches (performance bonuses, biometric fingerprinting) are hard to sustain, and can't really motivate teachers to teach well.

STIR sees teachers as the solution, not the problem.

Our approach centers around reigniting teacher motivation to drive better student learning outcomes. We start our engagement with teachers by recognizing their existing efforts and giving them an opportunity to collaborate and lead change in their classrooms through three stages of development.

IGNITE

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The motivational spark within teachers is re-ignited by connecting them to a local network of peers with whom they share innovations

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INTEGRATE

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Teachers in the network work together to adapt and integrate evidence-based practices in their teaching to become efficient practitioners

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INGRAIN

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Teachers take leadership role in their networks and contribute to rebuilding their profession at local and national levels

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IMPACT

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  • Increased teacher motivation
  • Improved teaching practice
  • Better student learning outcomes