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Inspiring stories and teaching tips from our community

How a local cultural group supported me in reaching my fundraising target

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

“Within 24 hours, I had donations to my GoFundMe from names I had never even heard before.” Christina tells us how she tapped into a local community group to help fund her Fellowship.


What do teachers do during the school summer holidays?

Posted on Friday, Mar 6, 2020

This blog looks at what teachers do during the summer holiday and how making the most of our time off is not always as easy as we think!


70 fundraising ideas for schools

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

We look at fundraising ideas for schools that allow you as a teacher to tap into your school network to raise money and add value to the community.


54 empowering teaching strategies

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

A list of easy to implement teaching strategies to improve your teaching.


Our 6 principles of effective teaching

Posted on Monday, Oct 28, 2019

This base of understanding supports the Professional Development (PD) of both our LRTT Fellows and the in‐country teachers they train.


My LRTT Fellowship experience both lit my fire and gave me the opportunity to light fires in others

Posted on Monday, Aug 19, 2019

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats


Distilling my LRTT experience into a single memory

Posted on Sunday, Aug 11, 2019

LRTT Fellow Karen writes about her experience in as a Fellow in Bwindi, Uganda.


The delights and demands of leading professional learning in a different context

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019

Annette completed a summer fellowship with LRTT in Uganda. Here she discusses her time as a Fellow and the impact LRTT has on schools across Uganda.


Making a world of ideas more accessible for our students.

Posted on Sunday, Jul 21, 2019

One of our Team Leaders gives an insight into how working with LRTT has helped them develop and grow as a teacher.


10 things every teacher should know about LRTT

Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019

Despite the fact we're leading the way in cross-border teacher development, some teachers don't know much about us. Here are 10 things you maybe didn't know already!


LRTT Summer Fellowships: how to apply in 5 simple steps

Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019

Being part of an LRTT Fellowship is something you’ll always be proud of, and it couldn't be simpler to apply!


Why choosing LRTT Tanzania was the right decision for me

Posted on Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

Ellie shares her experiences of her Fellowship in Morogoro, Tanzania  from  meeting her team, exploring her new home for the month, and getting ready to work with local teachers.


Tips on how to fundraise for your LRTT Fellowship 

Posted on Monday, Feb 25, 2019

Katie was a Fellow on our Ghana Fellowship in 2018 and returned as Team Leader in 2019. In this blog she shares her experience fundraising for her LRTT Fellowship.


How LRTT Fellows benefit from working with teachers in Babati

Posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

Julian Page, the founder of our Fellowship partner in Tanzania, Livingstone Tanzania Trust explains how the partnership with LRTT supports the development of Fellows and local teachers.


I was beginning to lose my spark for teaching

Posted on Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

"If teachers don’t step out of their comfort zones, then how can we teach our future generations how to survive in our evolving society?" Nathan shares his experience on a teaching Fellowship in Malaysia, and how it revived his passion for teaching.


It's all about empowering change-makers in education

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

"I walked away from team-day knowing everyone in the room was a passionate, dedicated teacher, searching for ways to continue to improve their own and others’ teaching practice"


6 steps for effective feedback

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019

The Six Steps of Effective Feedback is a great strategy to help build coaching relationships with your teachers and support them to achieve their professional development goals.


Six months on: how LRTT has changed my classroom

Posted on Friday, Feb 1, 2019

Joanne, a teacher who participated in our August 2017 Fellowship in Uganda, shares her story and explains how LRTT has impacted her way of viewing the world.


42 coaching questions for teachers using the GROW model

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

These coaching questions are used by Fellows in-country to help build coaching relationships and support local teachers to achieve their teaching goals.


 From Sydney to Uganda: the journey of a travel addict teacher

Posted on Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

John, a teacher from Sydney, Australia, reflects on his last two Australian summers with LRTT, first in Ghana as a Fellow, then in Uganda as a Senior Fellow.


From London to Kigali: the diary of a Rwanda Fellow

Posted on Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

When Maria heard about LRTT and how she could bring together her passions for teaching and travelling - it sounded like too good an offer to turn down. Read about her experiences.


The summer adventure that left me wanting more

Posted on Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

Ghana Fellow and US teacher, Sharon Shearer, shares her journey and explains how the adventure left her with renewed energy and appreciation for teaching.


A better teacher does not change students, they change the world

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

Herbert, an LRTT Lead Teacher and primary teacher in Uganda, explains how participating in LRTT has changed his perspective on teaching and helped him motivate his students.


My summer in Guyana collaborating with teacher champions

Posted on Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Brittany, a teacher from the US who took part in our Guyana 2018 Fellowship, shares her highlights, challenges and best memories from her summer working with Guyanese teachers.


What kind of training do Fellows deliver on a Fellowship?

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

Anntriniece, an LRTT India Fellow, shares insights into the professional development that her team delivered in Bangalore, through school visits and conference days.


Why becoming an LRTT Fellow is important for all teachers

Posted on Monday, Aug 13, 2018

Wayne shares how his personal experience growing up has shaped his view on the importance of education and made him more determined to make a difference in Uganda.


You can never tell where a teacher’s influence stops

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cheam shares her experiences learning with LRTT Fellows at conferences and in school and explains how it's improved her teaching and connected her with teachers around the world.


A far-reaching partnership developing isolated educators in Guyana

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018

Dr Brian O’Toole is the founder of School of Nations in Georgetown, Guyana. Dr O’Toole explains how the partnership with LRTT benefits local teachers and shares exciting future plans.


How LRTT reignited my passion for teaching

Posted on Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Ruth was ready to give up on teaching before her LRTT Fellowship. Discover how her experience in Uganda inspired her to return to the classroom.


LRTT Ghana: A daily diary from a Fellow

Posted on Sunday, Oct 22, 2017

Linda Ashe-Ford, a teacher from the US, wrote a daily blog about her LRTT experience in Ghana to help prospective Fellows understand in more detail what it's like to be a Fellow.


My first week in India: everything I imagined it to be, and more

Posted on Sunday, Oct 15, 2017

Carly, a Secondary Teacher from the UK, reflects on her whirlwind first week in India and wonders what's in store during the rest of her LRTT Fellowship.


My incredible summer in Ghana with LRTT

Posted on Sunday, Oct 8, 2017

Raven Casseus, a 2018 Ghana Fellow describes how her incredible journey with LRTT helped engrave in her heart a love for people, education, and life.


LRTT Team Leaders reflect on summer Fellowship

Posted on Sunday, Oct 1, 2017

Team Leaders, Sarah, Molly and Tania from our LRTT India Fellowship reflect on the first collaboration with local partners, Mantra4Change, and look forward to the future of the partnership.


A world of similarities and differences

Posted on Sunday, Sep 24, 2017

Rebecca Dunn blogs about her experience teaching abroad in India, and how life there can feel so different and yet so similar to our own.


India stimulated every one of my senses

Posted on Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

Tom shares his and the teams experiences during their first week in India. LRTT India is one of our longest running Fellowships.


Getting Back to The Basics of Teaching in Uganda

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

After experiencing education systems in the UK, USA, Belgium, China, India and Tanzania, Ines share's what conclusions she's come to about education in different contexts.


Applying for LRTT: considering my “why?”

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Jessica knew she wanted to, and needed to. This blog considers the reasons why she had decided to spend her summer teaching in Ghana.


An LRTT Fellowship in India is as diverse as the country itself

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

If you're a teacher interested in a Fellowship or you just want to find out more about LRTT, this blog describes a typical experience as an LRTT Fellow in India.


A tribute to an inspiring teacher on World Maths Day

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Jaqueline Burns, a 2017 Ghana Fellow pays tribute to a maths teacher who inspired her and many other students to go on and fulfil their dreams.


Top 5 lessons I learned on my LRTT Fellowship

Posted on Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Language teacher and Uganda 2016 Fellow, Molly Jacobvitz from Boston, reflects on her experience with LRTT and shares her top 5 lessons learned.