“Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.” – Paulo Coelho
A workshop on ‘Classroom Management’ was organised on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 for teachers from Class IV to VIII. The workshop focused on the elements of classroom management which include management of content, conduct and covenant. Various activities and role plays were undertaken to illustrate these elements.
Facilitator Ms. Swati Sengupta spoke about the importance of effectively managing classrooms with proper routines and procedures. Some innovative methods of teaching that are important to impart the 21st century learning were discussed. She stressed that the responsibilities of a teacher should align with the creative minds of the children and teachers should also have the added responsibility of understanding the growing and animated thought- process of individual child.
The facilitator emphasised on addressing the concerns of students and reducing stress by substituting consequences with positive rewards. The various topics covered were Understanding Classroom Management, Physical Arrangement in Classroom, Components of Effective Classroom, Teaching Styles, Learning Styles, Managing Classes with Large Number of Student and Management of Inter-Personal Relationships.
The workshop aimed at inspiring and enabling the teachers to adopt various techniques to make the teaching and learning process more effective. It helped the teachers devise innovative strategies to be applied in real classroom situations.