Sahar Soliman Abdel-Naeem

What was the impact of “Teachers First” on your professional behaviours as a teacher?

“Teachers First” programme helped in the change and development of professional behaviours for the better, to be in line with the intellectual and technological requirements of the new generation. It used new methods that consider students individual differences in order to deliver the information.

How do you see the impact of “Teachers First” on your students’ learning?

“Teachers First” programme has improved the students’ overall conditions, bringing more confidence and freedom which encouraged them to actively participate in the learning process. Therefore the students became partners in the educational process rather than just recipients. The learning process became also an enjoyable and interesting process for the students. In addition, a spirit of love has prevailed between the teacher and the students on one hand, and among the students on the other hand.

What makes “Teachers First” different?

“Teachers First” programme has improved the students’ overall conditions, bringing more confidence and freedom which encouraged them to actively participate in the learning process. Therefore the students became partners in the educational process rather than just recipients. The learning process became also an enjoyable and interesting process for the students. In addition, a spirit of love has prevailed between the teacher and the students on one hand, and among the students on the other hand.

As a teacher, how being part of a community of practice has developed you?

I acquired a spirit of collaboration with colleagues. It created a new environment in which selfishness and information exclusive possession have faded, bringing benefits to all members of the Community of Practice through experience sharing.

What are the most significant influences of the community of practice on your school?

As a result of the collaboration spirit, love and closeness among colleagues in the community of practice, there was a transfer of expertise between us and to the wider community of practice. Hence no one is now looking for personal glory, but all energies are focused on the whole school; teachers and students.

What is the long term impact of “Teachers First” project in your opinion?

Because of the concept of change wrought by “Teachers First” programme, we have regained pride in our profession which was about to disappear, we have recognized the importance of our role in the society reform, and we are now able to be giving and creative.