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Teachers take lessons on self-esteem at workshop

Teachers take lessons on self-esteem at workshop

(September 04, 2003)

 

The Indian Express
Express News Line
Thursday September 4, 2003

* Told it’ll help them transfer experience to their students.

In a workshop for teachers of non-formal education (NFE) centers held last week, stress was laid on improving classroom interaction between students and teachers by increasing the moral and confidence of teachers.

Organized by SMILE, an NGO that works towards improving education, 35 teachers and 12 NGOs from Delhi took part in the workshop. Majority of children coming NFE centers are first-generation school-goers, who have little or no support from their parents. Thus in the absence of motivation from the family, the onus falls on the teachers to educate, enlighten and inspire the children and to retain them in the school.

“it has been observed that a positive nurturing envionment in school results in regular attendance, discipline and reduced drop-out rate, “said Jaya Misra, an HRD professional who along with Priyanka Jain, anchored the workshop.

Third in a series being organized by the SMILE Foundation, as part of their endeavor to improve the quality of education imparted through NFE centeres, the workshop had teachers go through multiple exercises, including one on self-esteem and self-image. Also, not only does exploring these concepts at a personal level enable teachers to understand themselves better but also teaches them how to transfer their knowledge and experiences through interaction to their students.

“Teachers are not aware of the impact their actions and words have on the a child’s psyche. We explore that, “said Mishra, adding that during the workshop “many participants admitted to have used words with negative connotations while interacting with the students. Most participants also complained of an inability to control their temper while teaching and often felt frustrated. Very often individuals shift their locus of control from internal to external, where they start holding others responsible for their thoughts, attitude and actions”.

The earlier workshops had focused on child centered education, gender issues and story-telling as an effective teaching medium, innovative teaching methodology / teaching aids for Maths and English.

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Discovering self the Smile way

Discovering self the Smile way

(September 05, 2003)

 

Times of India


(Noida Plus)
Friday September 5, 2003

SMILE foundation recently organised a one-day workshop for 35 school teachers of several NGOs like Prayatn, Vidya, Sankalp, Nai Disha, Navjyoti Development Society, Nav Srishti, SMK Trust, Anurag Society, Adhaar, Ambedkar School, Sai Kripa and Sahyogita. The workshop was the third of a series being organised by the Foundation as part of their endeavor to improve the quality of education imparted through non-formal education centres. The earlier workshops focused on child centered education, gender issues, story telling as an effective teaching medium, innovative teaching methodology, teaching aids for Math and English.

The workshop focused on improving the classroom interaction between students and teachers. Explained Anupama Puri, executive coordinator, SMILE, “The atmosphere a teacher creates in his/her classroom has a drastic effect on whether or not students will be receptive. When students know that teachers care for them and believe in them, the response is much better than when they do not receive positive affirmations.” The workshop was anchored by Jaya Mishra, an HRD professinal, along with Priyanka Jain.

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Sharing Kilos of Knowledge

Sharing Kilos of Knowledge

(October 18, 2003)

 

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Nirsharta se Jhuj Raha Hai Ek Sabajiwala

Nirsharta se Jhuj Raha Hai Ek Sabajiwala

(November 21, 2003)

 

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SKILLS TO THE FORE

SKILLS TO THE FORE

(November 29, 2003)

 

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Kishoro ke bhale ke liye sangathit kary zaroori

Kishoro ke bhale ke liye sangathit kary zaroori

(December 01, 2003)

 

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Pratibandhit Vishyo Par Khuli Bahas Honi Chahiye

Pratibandhit Vishyo Par Khuli Bahas Honi Chahiye

(December 09, 2003)

 

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Schooli Shiksha Mein Prajnen Swasth Ko Shamil Kiya Jaye

Schooli Shiksha Mein Prajnen Swasth Ko Shamil Kiya Jaye

(December 12, 2003)

 

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Simplifying issues surrounding adolescence

Simplifying issues surrounding adolescence

(December 14, 2003)

 

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Self-help is the best help

Self-help is the best help

(January 17, 2004)

 

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