It is an undisputed fact that great teachers help create great students. Teachers embody the culture and the purpose of a school and when properly supported and inspired, can transform schools with their energy and ideas. Hence, training and supporting teachers is critical to equip them with skills to achieve excellent learning outcomes and should be taken on as a mandatory process in all schools.
To empower its teachers with the right skills, Staford School conducted a ‘Capacity Building Workshop’ on 18th and 19th May, 2018. The workshop served as a great platform for exposing the teachers to new ideas and teaching methodologies. The Resource Person for the workshop was Ms. Rashmi S Chari, who is the member of Educational Research and Innovative Committee (ERIC) of Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
The variety of case studies, sharing of best practices and participation in mock classes were all packaged into the workshop. It provided the teachers with the opportunity to apply their learning of theory in the context of teaching in a real classroom.
The emphasis was on content knowledge, increased use of educational technology, creation of lesson plans that aim to develop Higher Order Thinking Skills, learning styles, multiple intelligences, classroom management techniques, behaviour management strategies, time management, inculcating effective study skills in children and innovative and contemporary methods of teaching.
It was an enriching workshop with an aim to provide hands on experiences to teachers under the guidance of an experienced facilitator.