Summary: STIR aims to reignite the spark in teachers and empower them to become committed, skillful, and influential changemakers and practitioners, so they can improve their own teaching and contribute to a wider teacher-led movement to improve children's learning. --- STIR follows a three-step teacher empowerment and development process: Ignite + Integrate + Ingrain = Impact Ignite: STIR seeks to re-ignite the motivational spark within teachers by recognizing their existing efforts (their micro-innovations in the classroom) and then networking them together to form local teacher-changemaker networks. In these networks, teachers develop practical skills to identify specific barriers to children's learning and create or select to ad...
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Description of Scale and Reach
STIR's Delhi pilot encompassed a search process across 300 schools (involving face-to-face conversations with 3,000 teachers) and an initial teacher innovation network across 18 schools. STIR has since expanded to Uganda and is estimated to have reached more than 12,000 teachers in search of micro-innovations. STIR achieved significant scale in 2014. About 171,000 children were impacted in 12 Indian states and 21 Ugandan districts. About 184,000 schools and 419,255 teachers were engaged during the search process for micro-innovations.
India, South Africa, Uganda