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GIS Hosts 59 ‘Teach For Malaysia’ Teachers

13 Nov 2017


Teach for Malaysia Fellows observe a Primary lesson
Teach for Malaysia Fellows observe a Primary lesson


Kuala Lumpur, 3 November 2017 – Garden International School (GIS) hosted 59 teachers from Teach For Malaysia today, to observe and learn from the innovative and inspirational teaching and learning at GIS. The visiting teachers also attended presentations by GIS teachers, had a school tour as well as a Q&A session with GIS teachers.

Teach For Malaysia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works to end education inequity in Malaysia. They recruit, train and support bright Malaysian graduates who teach as Fellows in high-need schools to create impact in underprivileged communities across the nation. Today’s visit to GIS was scheduled to further support the Fellows’ teacher training, supporting them to become the best teachers they can be for their future students.

On their 4th visit to GIS since 2012, the Teach For Malaysia trainees were accompanied by the Head of Regions for Teach For Malaysia, Chan Soon Seng, who’s also a GIS alumnus.

Soon Seng said, “I had the privilege of attending GIS as a student so it’s great to be able to return and allow Teach For Malaysia Fellows to explore the school as they develop their understanding of excellent practice.”

“We are honored to host Teach For Malaysia’s aspiring teachers at GIS,” said Mark Ford, Principal of GIS. “Today’s event was a great opportunity for Teach For Malaysia’s trainees and GIS’s teachers to share and discuss pedagogy, as well as different ways to best support student’s learning. We care about the same thing, namely how to create excellent learning opportunities for children. We are very pleased to see the enthusiasm these potential teachers have shown and look forward to hosting more Teach For Malaysia’s trainees in the future.”

Teach for Malaysia Fellows and GIS staff during a reflection session
Teach for Malaysia Fellows and GIS staff during a reflection session