“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” – Joyce Meyer
A 2-day workshop was conducted for teachers from Class III to VIII by Asset Education on April 11 and 12, 2019. On the first day, Facilitator Shri Prakhar Ghildyal discussed on problem solving as a skill in School where he stressed on the importance of making students think out of the box.
The participating teachers also learnt and practiced the 4-step Poyla problem-solving process, which helped them in understanding the various stages in problem solving. For this activity each group was given a question and asked to analyse the grade, skill level, required and not required question.
Shri Ghildyal also discussed on how to ask a correct and relevant question as asking right questions in the right way can help in enhancing the critical thinking process of a child. He also conducted activities like solving puzzles.
On the 2nd day, Facilitator Ms. Anita Mamak discussed on the areas where students of SAI International School lagged behind while solving Asset questions. Some of the questions where SAIoneers have given common wrong answers were discussed.
She also discussed on how to understand the challenges or problem faced by a student from the perspective of the child and how we can work on avoiding such confusion. She emphasized the importance of ensuring that the students have good conceptual clarity and practice asset type of question on a regular basis and said that the procedural learning can be shifted to learning based on creative thinking.
The workshop enabled the teachers to get an in-depth knowledge on the structure of the curriculum, anticipate and troubleshoot issues, plan their curriculum implementations, deepen their understanding of student stress etc.