You are not ready yet…

Beth Mollenhauer News

In the early years of TTT, I had the pleasure to meet with a college professor for valuable feedback as we kicked the tires on the material we wrote for our Haitian peers. Most of the time when we met, she would say, “You are not ready yet but when you are, I have someone I want you to meet.” …

Find a Ladder

Beth Mollenhauer Uncategorized

TTT ebbs and flows with the climate of Haiti. Over the past eight years, we have postponed and canceled some seminars due to political unrest and natural disasters. Seminar 2 was scheduled for February 25-March 8 in two locations. In the weeks leading up to the seminar, there were violent anti-government protests, essentially shutting down normal activity across the entire …

Supply and Demand

Beth Mollenhauer News

Participants are plentiful when you build strong partnerships with organizations actively involved in the education field throughout Haiti.  Through these partnerships, we have been able to provide professional development training to over 160 schools across Haiti over the past four years. Let me introduce you to three of our partners… FEPH (Protestant Federation of Schools in Haiti) is an educational …

To the North

Beth Mollenhauer TTT Education

Excitement builds as TTT is about to expand in leaps and bounds… to the north! With a new school year on the horizon, we reflect on how we have trained 1,100 teachers and school leaders over the past seven years. And now, we look forward with great anticipation as we will train about 50% more in this upcoming year because …

It just sounds so good when they say it.

Beth Mollenhauer TTT Education

As we transition to a one-year program, the opportunity to rethink what TTT stands for is now. At TTT’s inception, we were a group of teachers committed to training other teachers. It was easy – we were teachers training teachers. But now, as we have grown and matured as an organization, we are more than just a small group of …

Patience will be our virtue

Beth Mollenhauer TTT Education

Young boys pointed at me and Jane, as we walked to the van, yelling, “Blan! Blan!”, which is a common reference for a white person in Haiti. Obviously, we knew it would be difficult to become invisible, as we peeked into classrooms. Regardless, it was an exciting opportunity to observe teachers and meet with school leaders. It is imperative that …

11.2.17

Beth Mollenhauer TTT Education

I learned about 10 months ago when my daughter became engaged to be married that I would most likely miss this week’s teacher training seminars. To have attended all but 1 one-day seminar over the past seven years, somewhere in the range of 15 seminars is an honor and crazy feat. The amount of learning I have gained from observing …

A Dedication

Beth Mollenhauer TTT Education

Alex and Judith, two names spoken countless times throughout the first three years of Teaching Training Together. On my first trip to Haiti in October 2010, an arrangement was made to meet with a school leader of Nehemiah Christian Academy. Relaxed by his English, Alex and I chatted about supplies and curriculum. During this conversation, I asked if his teachers …

Frames of (our) mind

Beth Mollenhauer TTT Education

I am one who adds something to a list even after the task is complete, relishing in the stroke of ink that crosses it off. But the crazy does not end there because I also have a habit of keeping those lists and other scraps of paper. My explanation for this odd behavior is that it brings me great satisfaction …

Unexpected

Beth Mollenhauer TTT Education

Unexpected perspectives are beautiful. Home from Seminar 2, I reflect on two new perspectives. We stumbled upon the first perspective one month ago. At the end of each day, our participants complete an exit survey. Up to this point, we had required each teacher to individually complete a survey to measure their recall and understanding. And then, an idea developed …