What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a teacher?
Images of strict teachers standing in front of a classroom full of students, reading out from a text book, or writing something on the board or doing something unbelievably drab is what most of us would have imagined. This was not to be the case, however, at the training session that was held by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) for teachers in the AV Room of the Don Bosco Provincial House, at Matunga on 25th June, 2011. The program was attended by 27 teachers from 8 schools all over Mumbai, plus one teacher who had come all the way from Lonavla. And if you saw the excitement that the teachers had written all over their faces throughout, it was only a telling sign of the good time they were having.
The session was conducted by Saltanat Kazi and Pallavi Barua and saw the explanation of some of the most innovative techniques teachers could use in order to teach their students about the environment, and individual and group responsibility towards it, while still completing their curricular topics. The presentations that were made by the speakers were excellent as could be seen from the smiles on most teachers’ faces. A session that depended heavily on interaction, group and individual activity, and sharing of so many ideas, it was really heartening to see the teaching fraternity, going that extra mile so that future generations would do the same in the future. That too while inculcating a true interest and love for the natural world all around.
With fun activities and a lot of interactive sessions that the session covered, students are up for a big treat when it comes to enjoyable learning with the help of awesome charts, lots of outdoor activity and the subject might soon become their favorite, if not already …