Beginning teachers' development in Anija and neighbouring regions in Estonia

Following the success of beginning teachers’ training initiative in 2022, we are continuing with the training of beginning teachers this year with the support of Ishk Tolaram Foundation and in partnership with NGO MTÜ Alustavat Õpetajat Toetav Kool.

Estonia continues to face a problem with regards to availability of teachers. The beginning teachers’ training initiative addresses various issues in the teaching profession by offering the chance for new talents to come together with their peers; analyse experiences and challenges, work on ideas for solutions, alongside an experienced supervisor. Topics of the meetings will range from classroom management, teaching students with special needs, communicating with parents, working with colleagues and support structure, to personal well-being and self-management.

In this initiative, the beginning teachers were selected from neighbouring municipalities. The teachers will meet 6 times in the first half of 2024.