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Time For Uganda To Awaken: Rosa Mushega Offers Professional Development Advice To Ugandan Teachers

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In an event yesterday at Trinity Schools Bukoto flanked by dozens of teachers from various schools, Rosa Mushega, founder of the Teaching for Success NGO, gave teachers advice on professional development.

Teaching For Success offers professional development workshops and consulting services to school administrators and teachers in order to supplement current teaching and learning models, with the goal of “leaving no child behind.”

Mushega, a special education resources specialist and educator in Canada for over 15 years, urged teachers not to settle for less, stating that there is a need to develop their professionals, especially during this fourth industrial revolution, which is rapidly changing how things are done.

Mushega, who is passionate about capacity building, supporting school administrators, and teaching staff, advised teachers not to relax simply because they have a couple of degrees, stating that while they are good, they have little to do with learners’ success.

“It befuddles me to hear some teachers say they follow the Cambridge curriculum; some of these don’t mind professional development because they have many degrees, but these contribute less to children’s success,” Mushega said.

Mushega’s organization provides school-based programs for students with special needs, provides teachers with effective strategies to support student learning, assists with ongoing assessments, and communicates with external service agencies such as social work, psychological services, and speech and language pathologists.

Dade Nursery and Primary School Director Edith Tumuheirwe, who has previously partnered with Teaching for Success, attested to Mushega’s positive impact on professional development, stating that her school is now progressing on the strategies Mushega offered to her teachers.

“We have achieved a lot since we partnered with Teaching for Success, and I attribute it to Mushega’s tireless efforts to develop this country’s education sector,” Tumuheirwe said, adding, “I now know how to motivate my teachers, delegate authority to them, assist them in correcting mistakes here and there…I mean…have enough administrative skills now, and my school is rapidly progressing.”

The above was supported by Trinity Pre-and Primary School Head Teacher Maureen Zawedde, who revealed that she began working with Mushega during the first pandemic lockdowns and has no regrets because of the success Trinity is achieving under Mushega’s direction.

“In one of our online engagements with Mushega, we learned how to be innovative while delivering lessons to our students, and without a doubt, all of the tactics she provided to us are working,” Zawedde testified before urging all school administrators to collaborate with Teaching for Success.

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Remember that Teaching for Success not only offers professional development workshops and consulting services to administrators, but also to teachers in Nursery, Primary, Secondary, and Teacher Training Colleges. Mushega stated that she provides free trials to schools and that if they value her services, she will do business with them.

Dramani Nelson, a math teacher from Dade’s, who also spoke at the event, revealed that it was through Teaching for Success that he learned modern teaching practices that have resulted in his class performing well.

In the meantime, Rosa Mushega presented certificates to dozens of teachers and school administrators who had completed professional development training at various levels.

Rosa holds a double major in Mathematics and Statistics from London Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). OISE is Canada’s only all-graduate institute for teaching, learning, and research, as well as the world’s third-best educational institution according to the QS world rankings.

Her interest is passing on her knowledge to teachers and administrators so that they can improve their pedagogical abilities and apply best practices throughout their careers. This allows educators to use student participation to increase student accomplishment and success.

Rosa collaborates with educators to foster genuine learning environments that focus on real-world concerns, solutions, and applications rather than rote learning. Her instructional methodology engages and stimulates students to learn new concepts and abilities, as well as preparing them for success in higher education and future employment.

Rosa collaborates with educators to foster genuine learning environments that focus on real-world concerns, solutions, and applications rather than rote learning. Her instructional methodology engages and stimulates students to learn new concepts and abilities, as well as preparing them for success in higher education and future employment.

She explained that she chose to work only with Ugandan educators through Teaching for Success, a Canadian-based online firm, in order to put the information and skills she gained during her teaching career into the Ugandan educational system. Rosa aspires to give back to her home country by making a difference in the lives of kids and bringing about lasting reforms in Uganda’s education system. In a one-on-one conversation with our reporter, Rosa said, “A school is as powerful as its weakest instructor, just as a chain is as strong as its weakest link.”

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