Staff Leadership Development

LFIN Professional Learning Programme (PLP) is an extended and profound learning experience that immerses members in a model of inquiry and problem-­based learning. Staff members work collaboratively to gain knowledge to solve significant student learning problems in their schools. We seek to understand individual members' needs and then assist them in meeting objectives through a collaborative learning environment and with the support of experienced coaches.

STAFF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (One-year, 13 Sessions) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, wRiting, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes.

When indiscipline at Roderick International School, Mussoorie, becomes an alarming issue for members of the Board, educators and parents alike, CEO Jacob Roderick decided to bring in an experimental teacher, Roma Mathur against the wishes of the Board of Directors to curb the growing aggression, hostility and vandalism. Will someone like Roma Mathur, written off by her teachers as a ‘Moron’ and ‘Good for nothing’, be able to inspire learning in students who loathe studying and sitting in classrooms? Will this maverick academic, who had been extremely mischievous as a student herself, be able to instil values and discipline in her students? Is there any place for someone as unconventional as Roma Mathur among the esteemed and sophisticated faculty at the prestigious International School? Has Jacob Roderick made a grave mistake in recruiting someone who plays the drums, watches Tom and Jerry, beat up Goons in the pub, and rides a sports bike, over the gold medalist, experienced teachers who had applied? What was it the school needed at this desperate hour? It is time for the students of RIS to take a call on what kind of teachers they need in their classrooms.

The Sessions
1. Conventional Vs Contemporary School Management; 2. War Vs Peace In Class; 3. Love Learning Vs Hate Learning; 4. Affection Vs Rejection; 5. Like Vs Unlike; 6. Right Vs Wrong; 7. To Copy Vs Not To Copy; 8. Fear Vs Courage; 9. Heart Vs Mind; 10. Smiles Vs Frowns; and 11.Tom Vs Jerry.

RP Devgan and Sandeep Dutt are the Value Creators for the Program; they have set up the most beautiful association of professional learners who work together to help build the first of its kind professional learning association in India.

RP Devgan
With near five decades of experience as an educationist and has served as a school leader for schools in India and overseas, Mr Devgan brings in rich experience as an administrator, sports person and champion for teachers. His love for children further strengthens the My Good School philosophy of the personal and social development of every individual.

Sandeep Dutt
As School Improvement Coach, he focuses on school transformation with an emphasis on culture as a service. With over 30 years of experience as a trainer and mentor, Sandeep has been involved with schools across the country and worked with teachers and students all over the world.

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