“The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives.”
- Robert John Meehan
TTN, formerly TTNF started officially on the 10th of September 2016 with the first of our quarterly training days where we registered and welcomed as members, 164 teaching professionals. Since then, our members have grown and more than 8,000 teaching professionals have found their way to our website.
Transformational Teachers Network, offers an amazing learning journey to teachers who register as members of our community. Our mission is to promote excellence in teaching and learning based on our belief that every teacher is a valuable resource towards making a positive difference to education in Nigeria. We are glad to welcome all teaching professionals and everyone interested in teaching and learning as members of our community.
FROM TTNF TO TTN
The transition process of TTNF to TTN began in December 2019. The founder of The Teaching Network Foundation, Dr Dolapo Ogunbanwo entrusted the leadership of the teacher’s community to ERIT (Education Reform and Innovation Team) officially on the 1st of July 2020. ERIT is a private-sector-led nonprofit organization. It is a dynamic partnership of Individuals, schools, companies, corporate organisations, government agencies, development agencies, NGOS, who are desirous of making a positive impact in education, with the objective of improving and transforming schools and educational systems.
We believe in collaboration and partnership. With TTN’s motto “Together, we are Stronger,” we are constantly exploring opportunities to link up, engage and work with schools, education establishments, other organizations and bodies locally and internationally with similar ethos and philosophy to support the development of teachers in Nigeria in order to bring the best education to the Nigerian student.
Research has proven that the single highest indicator of student achievement is the quality of teaching delivered by outstanding teachers. It is only when students are taught by outstanding teachers that they can achieve high standards and attain outstanding results. No amount of infrastructure development and provision of resources can replace highly trained, dedicated teachers equipped with up-to-date research findings in education and human development.
Unfortunately, many providers and funders of education in Nigeria have neglected the development of teachers and failed to pay attention to the importance of continuous professional development for teachers. This is the main cause of the poor achievements of students in our schools.
TTN is a forum that offers innovative teaching and learning ideas to teaching professionals and everyone interested in learning. TTN’s training strategy of teachers supporting teachers by sharing best practices, knowledge and learning is solid and well-grounded in the coaching principle. The coach learns as much if not much more than the people he/she is coaching because the process allows the coach to practice his/her skills and refine what he/she knows already.
In addition, importing teacher trainers and teaching strategies from other countries will never work because they often do not fit our context. The solution to our problems must be home-grown. The teachers working within the Nigerian education system know best the challenges and problems they face on a daily basis. By coming together and sharing their knowledge and best practices, they will find the enduring and lasting solutions making sustainability one of the key advantages of the TTN strategy.
TTN is a
Not-for-profit, membership organization for teaching professionals and everyone interested in learning
Members have access to the following benefits:
To download useful resources that will support classroom teaching, enhance student engagement and behaviour and raise the standard of skill and performance.
To search for currents research and academic papers, numerous teaching and learning resources and materials to boost personal and professional development as a teacher, parent, school leader or someone engaging in post-graduate studies.
To contribute to conversations, share ideas and good practices, make, create innovate resources and engage in working collaboratively with members of our community from different locations across the country.
To take full advantage of our quarterly face-to-face free training days. Our training days offer ample opportunities for teachers and school leaders to become workshop facilitators and lead learning in areas of expertise thereby enhancing further both career and personal development. In addition, these face to face programs provide opportunities to develop, grow and broaden networking skills, meet old friends and make new ones. On offer are other discounted professional development programs and our annual conference is an event not to be missed.
To get links to web addresses for teaching and learning sites from all over the world and be connected to global professionals in education.
We invite you to check out our blog – blog.ttnf.ng. You are free to contribute, engage and participate, publish posts, take the weekly polls and challenges, participate in our question and answer sessions and lots more.
Our mission is to promote excellence in teaching and learning based on our belief that every teacher is a valuable resource towards making a positive difference to education in Nigeria.
The Transformational Teachers Network is the right platform for every teacher seeking growth through accessing in-depth knowledge on diverse educational concepts.
The rich array of topics discussed at the Quarterly meetings as well as the resources shared with members consistently help to reignite my passion as an educator.
Being privileged to facilitate during some quarterly sessions have also given me the opportunity to share my personal insights gained in the classroom over the years; while also learning from the insightful contributions from other participants.
Share What You Know
Join a growing community of transformational teachers sharing ideas and knowledge for best practices in and out of the classroom.