The Professional Development Programme of Shantiniketan Indian School, concluded recently after a series of sessions spanning a period of one month that geared teachers with adopting some engaging and effective teaching practices in school. The conference majorly highlighted four aspects of effective teaching practices, namely, Habits of a Good School, Effective Classroom Practices of Content, Knowledge, Skill and Competencies, Quality Improvement in School Practices and Understanding Students’ needs through non-verbal communications. The four-day session was aimed at helping teachers to strengthen their resourcefulness in order to place themselves better in classroom and in their professional achievements.
Head Teacher (Secondary) – Ms. Bushra PK enlightened the teachers with her session on ‘Habits of a Good School’ which gave them the structure they need, to reach their goals. HOD Social Science, Mr. Shakir Hussain emphasized on the topic ‘Effective Classroom Practices of Content, Knowledge, Skill and Competencies’ to help the teachers with understanding the objectives and best practices that can be adopted for achieving better outcome in the teaching-learning process. Quality Improvement in School Practices was taken up by Head Teacher (Senior-Secondary) – Mr. Syed Meraj Ali to ensure smooth functioning of the school based on their academic, educational and administrative performances. Finally the programme was concluded by Mr. Saleem MA (HOD-Science) who shared the importance of Understanding Students’ needs through different forms of non-verbal communications.
Principal – Ms. Pamela Ghosh Dasgupta in her closing address appreciated the efforts put up by all the teachers. She expressed her views on the importance of exercising good habits in schools which would lead to effective classroom practices and come across various forms of non-verbal communication in order to meet the standards and enhance quality improvement in school practices.