Sri Winarni is the head of primary school SDN Sumbergondo 2, located at the eastern end of Batu City, near the foot of Arjuna mountain in East Java.
When she began her role as principal, Sri faced a serious challenge. Teachers were less disciplined, lessons felt more like lectures, and students were not enabled to learn well.
Facing these challenges, Sri has sought to improve the quality of human resources, cooperate with external agencies, and involve parents and the broader community in the implementation of school programs and learning.
Learning about common multiples and basic math concepts can be difficult for primary school students to understand, and so teachers must be as creative as possible. This can be done in a simple way, as seen in the case of Erna, a teacher at primary school SDN Mojokarang in East Java, using grains.
School supervisors play an important role in supervising academic activities, and in coaching teachers to improve their teaching quality in the classroom. In the Bondowoso area in East Java, primary school supervisor H. Sujito, MM, has been driving new and creative learning techniques. This includes strategies to improve student understanding of literacy in the classroom.