Work­shop and in-house train­ing or­gan­ised for ISM teach­ers

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A three-day work­shop was con­ducted for teach­ers of In­dian School Mus­cat (ISM) on Au­gust 1, 2 and 3 at dif­fer­ent venues on the school premises.

Prin­ci­pal Dr Ra­jeev Ku­mar Chauhan in­au­gu­rated the work­shop and ac­corded a for­mal wel­come to the re­source per­sons and in­tro­duced them to the teach­ers. Dr Shanker Ra­machan­dran was the re­source per­son for the work­shop for Se­nior and Mid­dle Sec­tion teach­ers. He is a cer­ti­fied Sales and Change Man­age­ment con­sul­tant, US and a cer­ti­fied Master Trainer, NLP, In­spir­i­tive, Aus­tralia. His ar­eas of ex­per­tise are many, in­clud­ing Lead­er­ship Devel­op­ment, Per­for­mance Man­age­ment and Ad­vanced Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Skills.

The work­shop aimed at pro­vid­ing teach­ers with the op­por­tu­nity to gain in­sight into their in­di­vid­ual pat­terns of Stress Re­sponse, Time Man­age­ment and Pro­fes­sion­al­ism in Teach­ing. Dr Ra­machan­dran’s en­cour­ag­ing talk and lively in­ter­ac­tion not only in­spired them but also fu­elled their thoughts and mo­ti­vated them to have a pos­i­tive out­look on these key ar­eas.

As the school is plan­ning to im­ple­ment STEM in class VII, which is a hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence of learn­ing by im­part­ing knowl­edge to the pupils in an in­no­va­tive way, teach­ers teach­ing Math­e­mat­ics, Science and Com­puter Science in class VII were given an in­ten­sive train­ing where they learnt the skills of in­te­grat­ing the four sub­jects, Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics. Avikshit Saras, post grad­u­ate in Fi­nance from the Univer­sity of Manch­ester, was the re­source per­son for this train­ing.

The pre-pri­mary and pri­mary teach­ers of ISM were given a three day in-house train­ing. The re­source per­sons were the Dr Chauhan and the school coun- sel­l­ors, Bubly De­vara­jan and V Preshob. The prin­ci­pal spoke to the teach­ers about the im­por­tance of cre­at­ing and hav­ing a phi­los­o­phy and ped­a­gogy of the ideal child.

He ex­plained that the phi­los­o­phy of the ideal child be­gins with do­ing what’s right for the child, mov­ing on to iden­ti­fy­ing the unique po­ten­tial of the child which is lim­it­less and then us­ing the ped­a­gog­i­cal skills to achieve the emerg­ing stu­dent pro­file which is the ideal stu­dent. He de­scribed an ideal stu­dent as one hav­ing core val­ues sup­ported by knowl­edge and life skills.

Bubly talked about the im­por­tance of know­ing one’s self and stressed on the sig­nif­i­cance of un­der­stand­ing the stu­dents at a per­sonal level. Preshob spoke to the teach­ers about the im­por­tance of life skills in ed­u­ca­tion. He en­cour­aged the teach­ers to in­cul­cate and pro­mote de­ci­sion­mak­ing skills, cre­ative and crit­i­cal think­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­ter­per­sonal skills along with self­aware­ness and em­pa­thy.

Dr Chauhan em­pha­sised the need to have such on­go­ing devel­op­ment pro­grammes for teach­ers to hone their pro­fes­sional skills. He con­veyed his sin­cere thanks to the re­source per­sons for their valu­able in­puts. At the end of train­ing, the teach­ers were con­fi­dent that the knowl­edge ac­quired will be put to ef­fec­tive use.

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