At Highr, we believe that every educator deserves constant support for designing better classroom experiences, and recognition for their expertise.
Learning how to teach better shouldn’t cost half your salary. We’re committed to bringing you quality upskilling at down-to-earth costs.
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By Teachers, For Teachers
Highr is founded and run by educators. We know the happiness and frustrations of the profession, so our services come straight from the heart.
Years of lived experience as educators and thorough classroom research have helped us identify four crucial markers of quality teaching. We call them ‘The Big Four’, and they form the basis and benchmark of teaching competencies we help educators build.
Big Four of Quality Teaching
The best teachers root their teaching practices on sound knowledge of the subject content and concepts. They select appropriate content delivery strategies according to their students’ learning needs, and align them with specific learning outcomes. Planning for Classroom Teaching empowers teachers to efficiently plan lessons, and leverage technology to amplify their students’ learning.
Teachers are required to rethink traditional teaching and learning methods to adapt to the changing classroom and student needs. A teacher needs to be prepared to address challenging behaviour situations and be familiar with child safety protocols. Delivering Instruction encompasses understanding and addressing diverse student needs, inculcating 21st-century skills, designing inclusive activities and spaces, modeling positive behaviour, and designing relevant learning spaces and learning time to foster student learning.
Each student demonstrates learning and understanding in different ways which is why assessment modes should be as diverse as student needs.Assessment results need to be utilised by teachers as a yardstick and also enable students to do the same. Students need to be given feedback that is adjusted to their individual goals that helps them clearly chart their growth against a success criteria. Designing assessments, analyzing assessment results and giving feedback, together form the process of Measuring Student Progress.
Exceptional teachers continually reflect on and assess their teaching methods and delivery. They not only identify if and when they need help, they also seek out help and feedback from colleagues and superiors to improve their teaching. Practicing Professionalism includes identifying one’s own learning needs, plan for professional learning throughout one’s career, engage in discussions and reflect on teaching practices to understand one’s efficacy in the classroom.
Pallavi Dhody Dwivedi
Having worked in the Education Sector for over a decade, Pallavi founded Highr to support educators and help them improve on their classroom teaching practices. In her time working with the UNDP and the Indian government on education policy, and then training teachers in schools across India, Pallavi came to believe that effective and committed teachers have perhaps the greatest impact on learning outcomes and overall development of children, compared to any other educational intervention. Pallavi is also a fellow of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, and an experienced secondary school educator herself, having taught English Literature & Global Politics for several years.