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Become a Fellow

Be part of a team of teachers tackling inequity through education

Fellowship Program

Our Fellowships are 3-4 weeks long and run in January, June, July & August.

  • Choose from one of 11 countries
  • Lead workshops with other Fellows
  • Join a team of 25 inspiring educators
  • Experience education in a new context
  • Support teachers in their classrooms
  • 100 hours of leadership development

Last cohort...

521

Fellows

22

Teams

11

Local partners

1,482

Teachers

52,000

Coaching hours

62,000

Children

Help teachers make a great impact

Fellows implement our peer coaching program to equip teachers in low-resource settings with powerful techniques to accelerate learning outcomes in their classrooms.

Fellow Journey

How Fellowships work

Our Fellowships mobilize teams of passionate teachers to contribute to education in low-resource settings.

As a Fellow, you’ll run workshops and use coaching to help teachers improve learning in their classrooms.

Supported at every step, you’ll become part of an inspiring global community.

Apply

After you apply to become a Fellow, you’ll have an interview that explores your experience and your motivations.

If successful, we’ll invite you to be a member of Inspiring Teachers and join Fellowship.

Prepare for your role

In the months before your Fellowship, you’ll get training to prepare you for your role.

We’ll also provide a fundraising page to help you engage your school and community.

Arrive in-country

You’ll visit schools and meet teachers to gain insight of the education context before you get started. Team leaders will help you become familiar with the coaching tools you’ll be using, and you’ll begin planning workshops in small teams.

Support teachers

Each week, you’ll co-lead a workshop with another Fellow, introducing new teaching techniques.

Using coaching cycles, you’ll help four teachers practice the techniques and embed them into their classrooms.

Return inspired

Having made an impact and built lasting friendships, you’ll return to your own classroom with a renewed sense of self.

You’ll forever be part of a global community of Inspiring Teachers.

Our Fellows make an impact while growing as teachers and leaders

We’re recruiting 500 Fellows in 2022. You could be one of them.

Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in the Kathmandu region to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

We run this program in partnership with Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) and have supported 730 teachers across 70 schools in Nepal since 2014.

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in Nepal

Average class size28

% Teachers who get no pd61%

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)7.2

Av. years on coaching program1

Program

The Nepal program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

After arrival at Kathmandu Airport, your team will transfer to your base in Naya Bazar.

You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

After a fulfilling first week in schools, recharge with your team on a weekend retreat to Pokhara.

Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

After another productive week in schools, you’ll delve into the culture of Kathmandu with a walking tour.

Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

Before you fly out from Kathmandu, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team with an adventurous visit to Chitwan National Park.

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

Start your Application

It takes 20 minutes to submit. You can save your progress and come back to it.

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Excursions

Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Nepal by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

At the foot of the Annapurna range, Pokhara is home to the World Peace Pagoda. You can hike to the Pagoda in the morning and appreciate the sunrise over the Himalayas before taking a boat trip to Tal Bahari Temple. There is also a chance to go paragliding (not included in the excursion price).
Visit Kathmandu’s three most iconic temples with a local guide. First, explore Swayambhunath, a Buddhist temple also known as the “Monkey Temple.” Next, head to Patan Durbar Square, a Hindu temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by Boudhanath, the largest Tibetan stupa in Nepal.
Chitwan National Park combines culture and wildlife: It is filled with opportunities to see one-horned rhinoceroses, crocodiles, monkeys, and if you are very lucky, the Bengal tiger. Activities for this excursion include a morning canoe ride along the Rapti River, a jungle walk and a jeep safari. You’ll spend one night camping en route and two nights in a hotel.

Start your Journey

Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

Join Fellowship

Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in the Toledo District to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

We run this program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and have supported 50 teachers in Belize since 2018.

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in Belize

Average class size19

% Teachers who get no pd64%

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)N/A

Av. years on coaching program1

Program

The Belize program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

After arrival at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, your team will transfer to Camp Camelote in Toledo District.

You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

After a fulfilling first week in schools, discover the history of Caracol with a team visit to the Mayan ruins.

Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

After another productive week in schools, the team will bond by exploring San Ignacio’s famous caves.

Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

Before you fly out from Philip S.W. Goldson Airport, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team with a weekend retreat to Caye Caulker.

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

Start your Application

It takes 20 minutes to submit. You can save your progress and come back to it.

Get Started

Excursions

Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Belize by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

Explore Xunantunich, an Ancient Maya archaeological site located 60 km from Belize City, close to the Guatemala border and learn about the incredible history of the Mayan people.
Discover the famous San Ignacio caves by tubing through them before soaring between trees under the rainforest canopy by zipline.
A two-day trip to one of the best snorkelling areas in Belize. Enjoy a day snorkelling on this breathtaking and beautiful trip where you will see water in amazing shades of blue and green and plenty of aquatic life!

Start your Journey

Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

Join Fellowship

Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

Overview

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in Fellowships

Average class size

% Teachers who get no pd

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)

Av. years on coaching program

Program

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

Start your Application

It takes 20 minutes to submit. You can save your progress and come back to it.

Get Started

Excursions

Start your Journey

Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

Join Fellowship

Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in the Ashanti region to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

We run this program in partnership with Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) and have supported 355 teachers in Ghana since 2019.

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in Ghana

Average class size40

% Teachers who get no pd57%

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)6

Av. years on coaching program1

Program

The Ghana program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

After arrival at Accra Airport, your team will transfer to the Elysee Hotel in Kumasi, the capital and cultural center of the Ashanti Region,

You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.
After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on safari in Mole National Park.

Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

After another productive week in schools, the team will head off for a relaxing weekend at beautiful Lake Bosomtwe.

Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.
You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

Before you fly out from Accra, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team by exploring the historic Cape Coast.

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

Start your Application

It takes 20 minutes to submit. You can save your progress and come back to it.

Get Started

Excursions

Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most the most of their time in Ghana by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

This is a 3-night trip to Mole National Park, Ghana’s first and largest national park. See elephants up close and personal on a guided walking safari, and experience a night safari looking for nocturnal hyenas and monkeys. In the afternoons, you’ll have the chance to relax by the pool.
Spend a weekend relaxing at the beautiful Lake Bosomtwe, situated inside an ancient impact crater and surrounded by lush green hills. Take a boat ride, hike through a local plantain and cocoa farm, and soak up the stunning views. Spend the night at a locally-run resort, and relax in the lodge bar: a great opportunity to get to know your team and reflect on a great week in schools.
Head to Ghana’s southern coastline for two days and discover the history of Ghana’s former capital. Explore this World Heritage Site with a tour of Cape Coast Castle. Once a castle built on slavery, this is a moving and beautiful place to visit and reflect.

Start your Journey

Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

Join Fellowship

Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Bangalore to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

We run this program in partnership with Mantra4Change and have supported 490 teachers across 50 schools in India since 2016.

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in India

Average class size29

% Teachers who get no pd64%

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)7.1

Av. years on coaching program1.2

Program

The India program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

After arrival at Bangalore Airport, your team will transfer to the city center, one of the most populous in this “Land of Colors.”

You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

After a fulfilling first week in schools, discover more of India’s “Silicon Valley” with a walking tour of this vibrant and fast-growing city.

Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

After another productive week in schools, the team will absorb the history and culture of spectacular Mysore.

Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

Before you fly out from Bangalore, you’ll get the chance celebrate as team with a trip to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

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Excursions

Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in India by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

Visit the top sights of the city including the Bangalore Palace, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and local markets and temples. As well, learn about the history of this thriving city and enjoy delicious traditional dishes.

Home to Ashtanga yoga and famous for its magnificent Royal Palace, Mysore makes for a great weekend trip. Sample the famous Masala Dosa, visit the Chamundeshwari Temple and marvel at the Palace illuminated and reflected in the river by night.

Accommodation, transport, meals, and entrance to the palace are all included.

On this 3-night trip to Hampi in Karnataka, you will visit ancient ruins, Hindu temples, and Elephant Stables. The Monuments of Hampi are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You also have the option to visit the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary. In the evenings, you can relax hotel’s pool and spa.

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Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

Join Fellowship

Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Vientiane and Luang Prabang to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

We run this program in partnership with the British Embassy in Laos and have supported 312 teachers across Training Colleges in Laos since 2018.

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in Laos

Average class size30

% Teachers who get no pd44%

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)6.3

Av. years on coaching program1

Program

The Laos program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

After arrival at Wattay International Airport, your team will transfer to Vientiane for a welcome ceremony with The British Embassy. The next day, travel to Ban Keun, your home base.

You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on a trip to spectacular Vang Vieng.

Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

After another productive week in schools, the team will head off for a relaxing weekend enjoying the wonders of the Mekong River.

Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

Before you fly out from Wattay International, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team on your adventures in Luang Prabang.

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

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It takes 20 minutes to submit. You can save your progress and come back to it.

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Excursions

Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Belize by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

Visit the beautiful Kuang Si Falls and swim in its pristine blue pools before exploring some of the spectacular temples, palaces and monuments.

Take a cooking class and learn to make traditional dishes from fresh ingredients, including the famous sticky rice. Take a sunset boat trip along the mighty Mekong river and see Luang Prabang from the water.

Relax for a weekend and explore the stunning surroundings of Vang Vieng. Experience the incredible limestone scenery set against the backdrop of paddy fields and the Nam Song River. Explore the jaw-dropping caves, Buddhist temples, and the blue lagoon, or take a yoga class and do some shopping.
You can choose between two activities for this weekend, either visiting an elephant conservation initiative, or hiking and kayaking through remote villages with an overnight homestay. All transport, meals, and activities will be included.

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Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

Join Fellowship

Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Penang to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

We run this program in partnership with Teach For Malaysia and have supported 290 teachers across more than 50 schools in Malaysia since 2017.

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in Malaysia

Average class size31

% Teachers who get no pd33%

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)8.9

Av. years on coaching program1

Program

The Malaysia program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

After arrival at Penang International Airport, your team will transfer to TIDO Hostel in historic George Town.

You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

After a fulfilling first week in schools, absorb the history and culture of George Town with a walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

After another productive week in schools, the team will bond with an expedition through the jungle to Monkey Beach.

Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

Before you fly out, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team on a weekend retreat to Langkawi.

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

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It takes 20 minutes to submit. You can save your progress and come back to it.

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Excursions

From white-sand beaches and turquoise ocean to its dense jungle and misty tea plantations, Malaysia is a land of diverse and colorful adventures.

With its clear waters, pristine beaches and intact jungle, the island of Penang has charmed people for centuries. The “Discover Penang” excursion offers an opportunity to explore both the city and the coastline, split into two distinct tours to allow adequate depth of each.

Boasting old colonial buildings, famous street art, and some of Asia’s best street food, Penang is a city best appreciated by foot. On the walking tour, join a local expert to see the sights, learn the history of the island and get tips on attractions that warrant further exploration.

On another weekend, hike with a guide through the moderate and stunning trail of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). You’ll learn about the flora and fauna and take a boat ride to the aptly named Monkey Beach, where you can go for a swim and spot local wildlife.

Known for its idyllic beaches and dense jungles, Langkawi is an incredible place to relax or adventure for three days. Highlights include kayaking through the mangroves, riding a cable car to Sky Bridge for an unforgettable view from the peak of Gunung Machinchang over the rest of the archipelago or relaxing on one of the famed beaches.

Start your Journey

Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

Join Fellowship

Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Rwamagana to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

We run this program in partnership with Children Might Foundation and have supported 510 teachers across 60 schools in Rwanda since 2011.

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in Rwanda

Average class size51

% Teachers who get no pd44%

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)3.9

Av. years on coaching program1

Program

The Rwanda program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

After arrival in Kigali, your team will transfer to the St. Augustin Center in Rwamagana.

You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on safari in Akagera National Park.

Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

After another productive week in schools, the team will explore the beauty and culture of Rwanda with a day trip to Lake Muhazi.

Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessing & Peer Coaching

In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.
You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

Before you fly out from Kigali International Airport, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team by relaxing at the beautiful Lake Kivu.

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

Start your Application

It takes 20 minutes to submit. You can save your progress and come back to it.

Get Started

Excursions

Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Rwanda by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

Experience the best of African wildlife: Sunrise and sunset game drives in Akagera National Park – plus a boat trip – offer the best chance to spot elephants, giraffes, antelope and more.
Not far from Rwamagana is the hidden gem of Lake Muhazi. Enjoy a relaxing day trip with a scenic boat ride and get the chance to learn how to make your own traditional artwork.
Lake Kivu is a Fellow favorite! Spend two nights with the team at one of Africa’s Great Lakes. You will relax amidst spectacular scenery and take a boat trip to explore Bat Island.

Start your Journey

Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

Join Fellowship

Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in the Morogoro to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

We run this program in partnership with Livingstone Tanzania Trust and have supported 780 teachers across 70 schools in Tanzania since 2011.

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in Tanzania

Average class size50

% Teachers who get no pd53%

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)4.5

Av. years on coaching program1.2

Program

The Tanzania program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

After arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport, your team will transfer to Babati.

You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations, and student talk.

Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Institute Week 2: Climate, Modelling & Questioning

Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning, and creating a positive classroom climate.

During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

After another productive week in schools, the team will head off for a relaxing weekend at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

On the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning, and assessment-informed teaching.

You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

Before you fly out from Entebbe, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as a team by rafting on the Nile.

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

Start your Application

It takes 20 minutes to submit. You can save your progress and come back to it.

Get Started

Excursions

Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Tanzania by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

Safari at one of the southern National Parks, home to large herds of elephants, lions, buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, wild dogs, and many bird species.
Hike up the Uluguru mountains for panoramic views of Morogoro, and enjoy a tasty local lunch at the top. At the end of the hike, you’ll reach the stunning Kinole Waterfall, where you can take a dip for instant refreshment.
Zanzibar is more than just turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. As part of this 3-night trip to Zanzibar, we’ll visit Stone Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Freddy Mercury), head to the east of the island to enjoy picturesque Paje Beach, as well as take a sailing boat trip to popular snorkeling spots.

Start your Journey

Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

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If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Bwindi to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

Since 2016, in partnership with Great Lakes University, we have supported 600 teachers across 72 schools in Bwindi.

Upcoming Fellowships

Context in Uganda

Average class size35

% Teachers who get no pd29%

Learning Adjusted Years (LAYS)4.3

Av. years on coaching program1.6

Program

The Uganda program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

After arrival at Entebbe Airport, your team will transfer to our lodge in Bwindi, overlooking the Impenetrable Forest in southwestern Uganda.

You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

After another productive week in schools, the team will head off for a relaxing weekend at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

Before you fly out from Entebbe, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team by rafting on the Nile.

How will I be equipped for my role?

We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

How does the peer coaching program work?
Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
How do workshops work?

There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

How many teachers will I support?
You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
What subjects will I teach?
Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
What’s provided?
As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

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Excursions

Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Uganda by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability. Uganda’s diverse wildlife and lush scenery offer plenty of unique and exciting experiences.

You will spend three days and two nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Enjoy several game drives in search of elephants, buffalo, lions, hyenas, hippos, and an array of birdlife. Take a boat trip to see animals by the water, and enjoy a team dinner on the peninsula.
Just two hours from the lodge, Lake Bunyonyi is one of Uganda’s most beautiful destinations. You will stay on one of the lake’s 35 small islands and enjoy swimming, canoeing, and a boat trip for further exploration. As the sun sets over the water, dine with your team at the luxurious BirdNest Resort.
Uganda’s River Nile is one of the world’s most renowned rafting locations. A guide will lead you through a route filled with rapids ranging from Class III to Class V. You’ll stop midway for a barbecue lunch and enjoy cool drinks with your teammates at the finishing drop-off point.
A “bucket list” experience, this is a challenging guided trek into the thick interior of Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest. You’ll spend an hour in the company of a family of endangered mountain gorillas. The trip includes transport, permits and guides who lead you to and from the gorillas in safety.
Anyone participating in the Safari Weekend can choose this as an additional activity. You will undertake a trek into Kyambura Gorge, habituated by chimpanzees and a variety of other primates.

Start your Journey

Apply

It takes 20-30 mins. You’ll hear back within 3 days

Interview

Exploring your experience and motivations

Become a Member

Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

Join Fellowship

Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

or submit a general application

Can I save my application?
Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
What happens after I’ve applied?
Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
How does the interview work?
The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
When will I be asked to become a member?
After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
Why do I need to be a member?
Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
When will I be asked to make contributions?
In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
Why do we ask for contributions?
Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.
Installments

Set up a manageable contribution plan that works for you.

School funding

We’ll help you get support and match funding from your school.

Referral program

Save money on excursions when you recommend new members.

Tax deductions

You may be able to deduct your contributions from your tax.

Fundraising

You’ll get a fundraising page to share with friends and family.