“A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame.”-R.N. Tagore.
June 8th 2016, was a remarkable day in the history of the school as the teachers of many departments underwent In-service training which was organized in the school premises. The main purpose was to enhance the knowledge of the teachers.
Professional preparation and development of teachers is a continuous process. A teacher is a lifelong learner because of his/her association with knowledge which keeps growing and so opportunities have to be provided to ensure that he/she keeps learning and developing throughout his/her professional life.
Key findings from the training of teachers from various departments:
‘Appreciation of poetry’ by the students is a great task for an English teacher.
Ms Geeta Rajeevan, Headmistress, Sri Aurobindo International School, who guided the teachers to follow a few steps to make it more interesting during classroom teaching. Hindi department had Miss G. Kiran, a resouce person, SCERT who stressed on improving the 4 language skills. Mr. L.M Prasad, State Government resource person updated the teachers with the methods of teaching new textbooks printed by Telangana Government. The Maths department had Dr. Hemagiri Rao, M.Sc, M.phil and P.hd in Applied Mathematics from Andhra University, Vishakapatnam who not only spoke about Blooms Taxonomy but also stressed on having a Question Paper Analysis Committee in the school. Science is the liveliest subject. ‘To know the aspects of teaching Science and deal with the different situations in classroom environment’ the department had Mr Pankaj Kumar Tewari, Deputy Director in Insurance Regulation and Development who gave in depth knowledge about the topic. ‘Indian Freedom Struggle’ was the topic chosen by Social department. They had Professor Atlury Murali from Central University. He gave an insight into the struggle for independence, defined the term ‘Nation State’ and the factors affecting the country for not being called as Nation State. Mr. Sandeep, Area Head of KIPS Publisher spoke about KIPS software during the Computer department training session. A store house of books ‘The Library’ had Dr. Murali Prasad, Librarian, CESS, Hyderabad, who conducted a session on ‘ICT Application in Libraries. Art, Dance, Music and Physical Education departments too underwent training to enhance their knowledge. Mr. Sri. Raj & Mr. Dhan Raj on ‘Contemporary dances,’ Ms. C. Laxmi Prasanna on ‘Classroom teaching techniques of music and basic keyboard,’ Mr. Prashanth Chary on ‘Cubism Style of Painting,’ Dr. Surya Kumari on ‘Childhood Obesity and Talent Identification.’ These trainings updated the teachers with the current scenario. Overall the sessions boosted the confidence of the teachers.
Posted on June 25, 2016
Jubilee Hills Public School celebrated ‘Yoga Day’ in the school premises. The Yoga Instructor Ms. J. Sandhya Rani, M.Sc in Psychology and in Yoga, shows interest in teaching ‘Pranayam’ to school children. It helps the children to improve their memory and concentration in the class. She started the session by demonstrating some warm up exercises & Pranayam. Later, a separate session was conducted for the students of Class VII & VIII. She demonstrated various asanas and informed them about the benefits.
Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word YUJ which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite.’ Yoga brings great synchronization between the mind, body and soul. As per Yogic scriptures, the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness to Universal consciousness.
The Principal Ms. Varalakshmi said that Yoga helps to imbibe the value of discipline. It is a Mental, Physical and Spiritual practice that needs to be carried every day. She told the students to do Yoga every day. She requested the students to promote the importance of Yoga amongst friends and family members. She thanked the Yoga instructor and CBSE for initiating and inculcating Yoga in young minds. The students participated enthusiastically in the session.
Posted on June 21, 2016
A two day CBSE workshop on CCE- Capacity Building was held on June 17 and 18, 2016, at Jubilee Hills Public School exclusively to train the teachers of the same school. The workshop was conducted by CBSE Master Trainers, Ms. C. Rama Devi, Senior Principal, Bhratiya Vidya Bhavans School, Jubilee Hills and Ms. M. Varalakshmi, Principal of the host school.
The Managing Committee members, Sri. K. Krishnadev Rao, President, Jubilee Hills Education Society, the Chairman, Sri. A. Murali Mukund and the Academic Committee Chairman, Sri. T. Harischandra Prasad graced the occasion.
The goal of CBSE is to train classroom teachers in Scholastic and Co-scholastic areas, Gender Sensitivity, Bullying, Attitudes & Values as well as help in effective implementation of the scheme for greater learning achievement. The session began with an individual activity for the teachers to gauge their understanding on CCE.
An in depth study of the meaning, features, tools and a technique of the Formative Assessment was done through different activities. The teachers thus got to enhance their knowledge of how to make rubrics to evaluate the quality of a student’s work.
The post lunch session started with a discussion on Summative Assessment, its meaning and features. The technique in presenting questions, probing and shifting interaction were the points discussed with various examples.
The second day was rededicated to Summative Assessment wherein the teachers were reacquainted with Bloom’s Taxonomy which lays stress on the art of asking questions. The importance of ‘Higher Order Thinking Questions’ were discussed. Teachers sat in groups analyzed a question paper as well as understood the Typology of Question Paper. Later, they designed a Summative Assessment question paper. The relativity between scholastic and co-scholastic areas, understanding the concept of Gender Sensitivity with the help of ‘Role Play’ and the approach to become a gender sensitive teacher was also discussed. The workshop was very informative and advantageous for all the teachers.
Posted on June 18, 2016