Being a ‘Teaching Fellow,’ is being a coach, guide, teacher, mentor, parent, leader and a therapist to a child. While a Fellow focuses on the overall development and the growth of the children, he/she is also on the path of ‘Self-Work.’ Touching Lives emphasizes majorly on the transformational journey both of a mentor and the children. A Fellow undergoes an intensive training program which focuses on personal inner healing and transformation, learning new modalities of healing, educational and learning pedagogies, human development, psychology, interventions and organizational work execution. A Fellow begins to understand the value of Seva (service) and develops their own practice (sadhana) over the course of two years. We intend every human to lead a holistic, quality and meaningful life.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO AS A FELLOW?
We focus on LEARNING, HEALING, ART, TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE-SKILLS. A Fellow works towards bringing the opportunities and building platforms in the classroom for these focus areas and meets the vision of making every child an ‘Independent Learner.’ A Fellow strives to bring the best form of teaching in the classroom. He/she develops a resilient and growth-mindset oriented classroom creating a safe space for the children to learn and grow together. Being a mentor to the children, the fellow must be ready to take up responsibility for the learning and healing journey of each child, patiently work with them to identify their strengths, meet parents regularly and be committed to the vision and goals for the children.
A Fellow –
Develops class curriculum
Executes creative activities
Builds loving & healthy relationship with children
Makes innovative resources
Monitors and Assesses the development of the children
Makes Healing for self and for children possible
Maintains students’ progress
Maintains activity and other relevant Reports
Regular home visits
Develops interventions for the children
Develops strategies for class management
continuously upgrades and educates himself/herself in the field
WHERE IS THE LEARNING CENTER?
Touching Lives Learning Center is in Dahisar, Mumbai (The current status is ‘work from home’ for the team).
WHAT WILL BE THE DURATION OF THE FELLOWSHIP?
April 2022 to May 2024.
Discovery Program focuses on building a strong base in English and knowledge Concepts. It’s an activity-based, experiential learning program which also focuses on developing values and mindfulness for the age group 12 years to 16 years. As mentors, we strive to inculcate curiosity and interest in education. The goals for the program are not limited to English and school subjects but also include cognitive, psycho-social, emotional development and to create a safe space for the child to build trust with oneself and others.
Time – Minimum 2 years.
Note – Touching Lives provides sponsorship for courses related to Education and Alternative Healing for the mentors and fellows who are committed to the work of Touching Lives for a long term.
As a fellow, you choose the opportunity to contribute in the lives of children by becoming a part of their world in the deepest, warmest and closest and most direct ways – The impact that you can make in child’s life is – You can help them develop growth mind-set which is essential for a learner. Help them believe in their skills and qualities or even establish new ones. You can create a spark of interest in Education so that they do not give up studying. Teach them humanity so that they learn to live in harmony and peace, outside and within. Feel so inspired to learn that they never think of giving up!
If you are passionate about the development of the world and want to actively participate in this journey of knowing oneself and contributing to humanity, then this could be your place to begin with.