March 22, 2015
A three-day training workshop was conducted for the Manthan teachers of Ludhiana SVKs at Kitchlu Nagar, Hambran Road, Ludhiana, Punjab from March 22-25, 2015. The workshop was convened over by Mrs. Uma Narayana, a psychologist and life skills trainer, and Sadhvi Deepa Bharti, Program Coordinator of Manthan.
The workshop was directed towards guiding teachers in order to understand the problems of students and tap their talents, and make their own teaching methods more enjoyable and refined.
Mrs. Narayana stressed on the need for teachers to go down to the students' level and understand their strengths and weaknesses. She also showed them different tools, methods and activities to help slow and fast learners alike to learn and memorize topics through hand puppets, cards, origami, number ladder, etc. that were made using easily-available waste material. A question answer session was also conducted to address queries raised by the teachers.
Sadhvi Deepa Bharti explained details of the curriculum for the new academic year. An e-learning demo was also conducted, which would be shown to students in special assigned periods in the new session.
Mrs. Narayana also conducted many fun activities for the teachers that tested their various life skills and they thoroughly enjoyed them.
The workshop ended with a chart-making competition, which aimed at creativity. They were all presented with gifts.