Providing your teachers with the appropriate support as they become familiar with delivering TALi TRAIN is a vital element of the success or failure of the program. Following are some tips that can help you steer them in the right direction.
The importance of encouraging your teachers to commit to five TALi TRAIN sessions per week across five weeks with students cannot be understated. The extensive research and clinical trials we conducted as part of developing the program demonstrated that students get the best results when they complete all 25 sessions.
Keeping abreast of the students’ progress while undergoing TALi TRAIN is another important part of getting the best possible result from the program. One of the easiest ways of doing this is to encourage teachers to track their students’ progress through weekly reports, which we supply as part of the program and through the TRAIN Tracker tab on their web portal.
If you or others at your school are having trouble accessing reports and student information, get in touch with us immediately, and we’ll be more than happy to provide assistance.
We’ve found that encouraging teachers to share their TRAIN experience among colleagues and peers is also beneficial. Workshopping or informally discussing what is – and is not – working for them and their students as they progress with TALi TRAIN is a wonderful way to ensure teachers feel supported by their school administrators.
As is often the case with these kinds of workshops or catch-ups, the sharing of ideas and experiences means students are given the best possible chance of getting the maximum benefits from the TALi TRAIN program.
It’s not unusual for teachers and parents to feel some additional stress while familiarising themselves and their students with TALi TRAIN. Administrators and school leaders should take the time to check in with teachers regularly and ensure they’re confident in their delivery of the TRAIN sessions.
As part of this checking-in process, we’ve found it advantageous to ask teachers if they have noticed any changes in their students – either empirically or anecdotally. This provides motivation for the teachers to proactively follow the progress of their students, while also providing you with an opening to increase your level of staff support.
Finally, if you’re experiencing any kind of resistance from parents or teachers, take the time to reiterate to them why your school is participating in TALi TRAIN and the importance of the program for their children.
Team TALi is always here to help. Please get in touch if you have any questions, concerns or feedback.