Micro Teaching - A technique by which teachers sharpen their saw and prepare themselves for better curriculum transaction.
The second enriching session of Microteaching by various departments was held at Jain Public School. The teachers came equipped with excellent teaching aids lesson plans and applied different approaches to teaching various topics. They took special care to inculcate audio, visual aids, presentations using PowerPoint and also used some multiple intelligence games during this teaching session.
Micro teaching - A technique in which every teacher will plan and deliver her lessons in presence of peer teacher. The entire session is video recorded . This helps in sharing the best teaching techniques and to improvize on lesson delivery. Every department initiated micro teaching session with great zeal and enthusiasm today at JPS where teachers presented their lessons and got reviews about their teaching pedagoegies and skill development.
On Saturday 04-08-2018, workshop was conducted for the teachers on the topic-"Classroom Management Strategies".
Classroom management refers to the wide variety of skills and techniques that teachers use to keep students organized,
orderly, focused, attentive, on task, and academically productive during a class.
At the end of the session question time was greatly utilized by the teachers to clarify their thoughts and doubts on
the practical difficulties in applying some techniques.
At Jain Public school we believe in empowering our staff with the tools that will help them to excel in their work functioning.
School has effective ERP and assessment system. All the teachers received their training in handling the same.
In order to help our young leaders make up their mind for the future career path and provide exposure to them on upcoming career. A
career counseling program was held for grade VI to X parents and students by S6 Global Education.
Career counselling is an effort for students career guidance right from their school about the available career options as per their
interest and stream of academics.Through career counselling, an analysis can be done for students which will help them find out their
interests and also their strengths and weaknesses.
We at Jain Public School believe in laying strong foundation by spreading awareness about the various career choices and aptitude
and hence Mr.S. Suresh and Ms. Supriya, eminent career counselor and Directors of S6 global education, chennai were invited to our
school for an interaction with our learners. They spoke elaborately on need of career counselling, streams available after grade 10th,
career options after grade 12th and professional carrrer options in today's world. Due to various options available in today's era,
importance of psychometric test to analyse interests of students and figure out students capabilities towards each of their interest
was explained. Our learner's enthusiasm on the topic was worth applauding.
At Jain Public school each day is filled with innovative ideas to be implemented in teaching learning process which will empower our
Young leaders to take up the challenges of real world. Today was a hallmark day as correspondent Mr. Kannan Gireesh took training
programme for our teachers on direct teaching of Leader in Me curriculum. A detailed explanation on seven habits, curriculum, grade
wise textbooks which are introduced this year was given. Teachers were explained how they will inculcate seven habits in young learners
through the programme. Teachers went back home with passion and drive filled in their heart to gear up for the LIM Direct teaching
starting from next week.
Teach me not by the way you know but by the way I learn the best… Howard Gardener Multiple Intelligence theory is a benchmark in education as it says that every child has seven intelligence namely linguistic, mathematical logical, naturalist, Bodily kinesthetic, Inter personal and intra personal and rather than focusing on only one aspect of child development.
We should incorporate range of teaching strategies which will help the child to learn in varied way. In lieu of the same workshop on MI theory in education was held by school Principal Jalpa Shah. Teachers were demonstrated through hands on session as how they can create Multiple Intelligence based lesson plans. Teachers were shown the sample of board games like carrom to teach hybridization of molecules, snakes and ladders to teach formulas in physics, Bingo game to teach grammar topics, Business game to teach chemical elements and their properties, playing cards to teach economics definitions, Memory games to teach fractions and polynomials etc. Team enthusiastically decided to make different board games and incorporate in their teaching learning process in the second term.
Sharpen the saw. At JPS we believe in empowering our educators which will help them to carry out their teaching learning process in the finest way. In lieu of the same school is initiating Microteaching - A technique in which every teacher will plan and deliver her lessons in presence of peer teacher. The entire session will be video recorded . This will help in sharing the best teaching techniques and to improvize on lesson delivery. School Principal Jalpa Shah took workshop with HOD and their team members on effective implementation of microteaching sessions. It was stressed upon the teachers that some of the key areas which they need to focus on when they deliver their lesson are the way they introduce concept, stimulus variation, blackboard work, content knowledge that will help children to understand, probing skills and closure with recapitulation. Handouts on the session we're shared with them.
After the technical session Principal also shared motivational story on bunch of frogs who were given the target to climb the top of pole.. They were surrounded by many onlookers who kept on yelling that target was impossible .. In the process many frog gave away but there was one tiny frog who managed to achieve the goal . When onlookers asked what was the secret of that frogs success it turned out that frog was deaf.
Similarly in life we meet people who will tell us that things are impossible but we should not let morale go down for our dreams and vision.
Principal also shared different version of hare and tortoise story highlighting on learning outcomes as under
- Never give up when faced with failure
- Fast and consistent will always best slow and steady
- Work to your competencies
- Compete against the situations, not against people
- Pooling resources and working as a team will always beat individual performers.
Education is the strongest medium to help people understand and address the impacts of climate change, encourage change in their attitudes and behaviour and help in a transition towards a more sustainable future. Environment is a joint responsibility and it is high time we unite and take small steps which will bring big difference to our environment. At JPS we recognize this and hence school has associated with 'The Climate Reality Project' India which is the Indian branch of Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore's climate change leadership program founded in June 2006.
The Climate Reality Project aims to address the issues of climate change and sustainability through education. The Teachers Training Program and the Climate Youth Leadership Program endeavors to make education systems not only responsive to, and prepared for the current and emerging challenges, but also a truly proactive force in triggering action to move towards a sustainable development agenda by empowering teachers and the youth to make informed decisions as citizens, stakeholders and consumers.
A training programme was held for our educators in the school premise. The Teachers Training Program will help teachers to understand the causes, dynamics and impacts of climate change together with understanding the impeding importance of the Sustainable Development goals through a holistic approach. The theoretical understanding of climate change and sustainability will be further supported by a range of pedagogical approaches that they can use in their own school environment to foster engagement in the whole school for change to a sustainable development. Teachers can further develop their capacities to facilitate students' community based learning to nurture an emotional connect with existing challenges.
The school will soon become part of "Indian Climate Aware School Network" once the educators will clear the online sustainable certification course.
"Failing to plan is planning to fail." At Jain Public school we not only preach this but practice it from the core. In lieu of the same school has its development plan in place . SDP is the soul of transformation sought under RTE Act. It is a working document which school uses to monitor progress over time and do revision when necessary to ensure that plan remains in focus. A workshop was held with the staff members by school Principal Jalpa Shreyas Shah. All the staff members were apprised on the areas of improvement identified after assessment of current situation across various parameters , target action and success criterion. It was explained that SDP is a continuous process and every quarter review is done to see the success of plan and accordingly next strategies are laid. Timelines and roles and responsibility for successful implementation of plan was shared with all the stake holders in the meeting. The meeting ended with a Potluck party where all staff members enjoyed the delicious homemade foods.
A workshop on CBSE scholastic and co-scholastic component was conducted by School Principal Jalpa Shah. Hands on training in making blue prints for question paper based on blooms taxonomy, rubrics for various activities , notebook correction and discipline were explained. Teachers were apprised to maintain all records with them systematically. Exam and grading paper was explained in detail.
At JPS we empower our teachers with technology support that will help them to carry out administrative work function with ease. With this aim teacher training on online time table generation was conducted in the school premise.
At JPS we believe in empowering our teachers with skills that will help them to enhance the pedagogical process. In lieu of the same Principal Jalpa Shah, a certified Google Leader took hands on session for the teachers on use of Google forms for creating video bases , interactive worksheets. Teachers we're also demonstrated the use of Google forms for data collection which will ease their administrative work functioning.
School firmly believes in open communication channel and for the same takes feedback from all the stake holders including teachers on various school Processes. Using Google forms feedback sheet was created and shared with teachers where they were asked to give their open feedback which will help Principal and school to improve various school Processes.
Jain Public school is going Google with implementation of GAFE (Google Application for Education) Tools in the teaching learning
pedagogy. It is the first school of Chennai to integrate Google applications.
The G- suite for education model adopted by school encourages collaborative learning beyond four walls of classrooms. The Google
Education Groups are the groups of passionate likeminded educators all over the world who connect and collaborate through use of
various Google applications like forms, drive, hangout, sites, and calendar etc and integrates them successfully in teaching, learning
and administrative processes. Aim of GEGs’ are to promote use of GAFE applications in the fellow educator community thereby helping
them to deliver better.
As part of this series of workshops are planned for the educators which will help them to do the tech integration. School Principal
Ms. Jalpa Shah, a certified Google Leader and trainer conducted the first round of workshop for the teachers and administrative staff.
Hands on training on Google Drive and Google Docs were given. Class room implications for the same were also discussed. Soon the school
will empower the educators to become Google certified Leaders.
At Jain Public school we believe in using technology as a powerful educational tool and not just practice traditional chalk and talk
method. Students were taught to create cartoons using app "Toondo". It is the most powerful tool to create innovative cartoon and
caricature. Students enjoy reading and relate well with them . They enjoyed creating comic strip and stories on seven habits.
Integration of QR code technology in teaching learning process
QR, or Quick Response codes, are two-dimensional bar codes that can be read using smartphones, tablets, laptops and dedicated QR
reading devices. They link directly to articles, emails, websites, phone numbers, videos, social media pages and more. QR technology
provides a wealth of benefits for the techno-friendly teacher. QR codes can hold over 4000 characters of information. Instead of
printing out a long worksheet or article to the students, QR codes could give them direct and instantaneous access to the same resource
in class or at home. We not only save time but also save a tree simultaneously!
There are many other ways QR codes in school. They enhance students’ learning experience and help promote the school to parents and
visitors. As a classroom practitioner, they add another string to your professional bow. A session for all staff was organized on the
integration of this wonderful application in their teaching – learning process. Teachers were step wise explained how to generate a QR
code for given worksheet, write- up or article. Use of QR code scanner was also explained. Session inspired teachers to use technology
for effective teaching learning.
At Jain Public school we believe in providing our learners with positive learning environment. The school has anti-bullying and
POSCO committee in place which works in spreading the right atmosphere. School has also appointed special educator who will work
closely with the children. In this regard workshop on "prevention of Bullying" was held in the school premise. Children were given a
detailed account on what is bullying, how to prevent it, whom to approach in case faced with bullying. Teachers were also given
information on steps they should follow to ensure that every child learns in a protective environment where mind is without fear and
heart is filled with happiness and enthusiasm.