|Teachers' Workshop at British International School, Jammu|
|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Sept 22: A Teachers' Workshop on 'Effective Teaching Skills for the 21st Century' was held at British International School, Sainik Colony, Jammu, on 21st September 2018. The resource person for the workshop was Dr Chand Trehan who is a Psychologist and Counsellor of J&K state with a vast experience in the psychological field and winner of numerous awards at state and national level and also Director of CARE North (Centre of Counseling, Assessment, Research and Empowerment) and is a much sought after speaker cum trainer in North India for parental sessions, teachers' workshops and individual and group counselling for students.
Dr Chand spoke about the different roles of teachers in the 21st century, as a facilitator, prompter, accessor, organizer, participator and tutor. She also laid stress on the four life skills of creativity, critical thinking, communicator and collaborator which need to be enhanced among the students as well as teachers. Gita Sharma, the Chairperson emphasized that BIS gives a lot of importance to professional development of teachers throughout their work span from the date of joining, to build and sustain a professional learning community. She discussed the different strategies which can be used to enhance the teaching - learning process.
These workshops improve the knowledge and skills of teachers through a variety of internal and external human resource development programs. BIS believes that supporting teachers in their professional development leads to improved outcomes for learners