Frequently asked questions
I want to sign up in Hindi for now, can I change the language later?
The language you choose to begin the courses in will remain the same through all the courses. If the language is changed, you will lose all your progress until then. Therefore, the language cannot be changed.
I don’t have an email account, can I still sign upup?
An e-mail ID is necessary to access the Firki courses. You can create an email account at www.gmail.com and use it to log into Firki.
This is really exciting! How can I get my school to sign up?
Write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reach out to get your school signed up on this exciting project.
How do I sign up as an individual teacher?
We are glad you want to sign up on Firki. Anyone can sign up on Firki - just click on the ‘Sign-Up‘ tab and follow the directions to create your account. Once you have an account, you can access dozens of courses and take them at your pace.
Why is it recommended that I sign up with my school team?
We have learnt that working with peers on professional development is a huge motivating factors for all teachers and also helps build a culture of feedback in the school. The courses are designed for teachers as a part of a school team to share inputs and ideas on each other’s teaching practice and offer mutual support. Having said that, it does not mean that as an independent teacher you cannot sign up.
Is it possible to fail a course?
There is no such thing as passing or failing in our courses. The assessments are only to guide your learning and development as a teacher. If you get below 90% in the assessment or feel like you need to work on a course some more, you are more than welcome to take it again. You can take each course how many ever times you want till you feel comfortable with the course material. Even if you got all the answers right in the first attempt, we suggest you keep revisiting the courses to keep your practice sharp!
Will all my results be shared with my school principal?
No. Only your overall scores of each course will be shared with the school leader. Your reflective responses on the Firki quests can be shared with your peers at school if you wish to do so. We believe it is great to share your experiences and your feedback because the only way to learn and grow is by supporting each others as teachers.
Can I skip the end of course assessments?
No, you cannot skip the assessments at the end of each course. We strongly believe that the assessments are designed for you to be able to engage better with the content and learn more. It is not a reflection of how you are as a teacher but just an opportunity to understand which are the areas you are strong in and what you should focus more on. Without the assessment, the course will not be marked complete.
Teachers teach different subjects and in different boards. How is this relevant to all teachers?
The content on the portal helps develop overall skills for a teacher that are not specific to any one subject. We believe that the Firki project will help your professional development as a teacher no matter which subject you teach.
Will I get a certification from the University or any accreditation when I complete this course?
On the completion of eight modules you will get a certificate of completion from Teach For India. Teach For India will not provide any form of accreditation linked to these resources currently.