Successful candidates will undergo an intensive 3-month teachers training programme where you will have training sessions with our master trainers and have opportunities to conduct live lessons.
The W@W Teachers Training Programme will cover:
- Language Enhancement Training and Assessment
- W@W Classroom Experience & Management Techniques
- W@W Curriculum Mastery Studies and Assessment
- W@W Composition and Essay Grading System
- Clients’ Management Training and Practicum
During the training, all trainee teachers will be trained to teach the W@W Curriculum at the primary and secondary levels. Professionally, dual level teacher training will help trainee teachers to understand students’ growth and language development across the schooling years, and their implications on teaching and learning. In the training interim, trainee teachers could be assigned classes and lessons to teach, subjected to organisational requirements.
W@W MASTER TRAINERS & MENTORS’ TESTIMONIALS
→ Why is it important for a new teacher to undergo training?
Facing students in the classroom for the first time can feel a lot like being thrown into the deep end of the pool. Before one can start teaching, a new teacher needs to master the curriculum, have a lesson delivery plan, possess classroom management skills, and handle parents’ communication.
At WR!TERS@WORK, every new teacher will undergo intensive training so that trainees will be equipped with the necessary skills to teach effectively and manage parents. By the end of the 3-month training programme, you will gain the confidence to be the teacher who can propel your students to new heights!
||Master Trainer, Miss Ng Poh Hian
W@W Middle Leader leading a team of 10 teachers
→ What is the career development in W@W for a new teacher?
We believe that every trainee teacher is full of potential and opportunities are given for you and your strengths to shine! Be it in heading a group project with peers, mentoring a newer teacher or training the teaching team, our teachers are given numerous platforms to be an active participant in the W@W team. Rock Star teachers are earmarked for coaching positions such as being a Senior Teacher or Master Teacher, or leadership positions such as being the Middle Leader of a team. In our ever evolving environment, expect to have opportunities to be seized!
||Master Trainer, Miss Anthea Koh
W@W Middle Leader leading a team of 11 teachers
→ What can a new teacher expect from the W@W Mentorship Programme?
A great teacher is crucial to a student’s learning journey and that is why in W@W, we focus on developing a teacher’s teaching skills. Each new teacher goes through a mentorship programme where experienced mentors handhold the trainees, show them the rope, and impart knowledge onto them, which allows them to maximize their potential and growth in the company. Nothing beats learning on the job when a new teacher experiences lesson observation, in-class teaching and marking students’ scripts.
||Master Trainer, Miss Kalaivani Magindran
W@W Middle Leader leading a team of 9 teachers
→ Why is it important for new teachers to be equipped with classroom management skills?
A comprehensive and structured curriculum alone is not enough for a child to learn. The difference between a good teacher and a competent teacher is their skill at Classroom Management. Creating an empathetic, safe, lively but structured and conducive classroom is one of the most important skills a teacher could have. At WR!TERS@WORK, we aim to mentor new teachers to develop a classroom management style of their own to facilitate quality learning and ensure student engagement.
||Miss Kristen Danker
W@W Senior Teacher & Mentor to trainee teachers
→What is it like to be a W@W Teacher?
Life as an enrichment teacher is no walk in the park! Navigating a brand-new environment can be difficult and daunting. I know. I have been there. My goal is to be my mentee’s honest soundboard, help desk and guidebook to the dizzying pace of life they have to get used to here at WR!TERS@WORK. I aim to give them a clear idea of what they can expect of themselves and their stakeholders as a teacher and how they can reach these goals and standards. Under mentorship, my mentees can expect my ceiling (experience, tips, teaching tools, etc) to be their floor.
||Miss Joanne Teo
W@W Mentor to trainee teachers