ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR TEACHERS AT RAMAKRISHNA MISSION, KURALBHANGA, ZEKABARI ON 20th OF FEBRUARY, 2019
The Ramakrishna Mission School, Kuralbhanga, Zekabari organized a one day orientation programme for the teachers of the school on 20th February, 2019 from 11.am. Four faculty members of Don Bosco College, Tura lead by team leader Dr. Arindam Ghosh, IQAC Co-coordinator was invited for the same. Prof. Ipshita Roy, Dr. Ratan Chakraborty, Prof. Siddhartha Roy and Dr. Arindam Ghosh visited the school as resource persons. They interacted with the teachers and shared their experiences on teaching and learning with the school teachers.
The group was welcomed and introduced to the teachers by Mr Gaganendra Sanyal, the convener of the programme. In his introductory speech he stressed upon the need for such programme which helps the teachers to uplift their teaching skills. The teachers raised the problems which they face in their day to day teaching. Various issues pertaining to the teaching learning process was discussed in the programme. One of the first issues raised by the teachers of the school was that the students do not do the homework. The resource persons suggested assigning marks as incentive to tackle the problem of not submitting their home assignment.
Also other issues concerned with mentoring and counseling came up in the discussion. As most of the students are first generation learners, they should be counseled individually on a regular basis. The resource persons advised the teachers to be on time for the classes. It is always advisable to maintain eye contact with the students for better learning process. Also it was advised that the chairs from the classrooms should be removed and podiums be placed so as to have maximum output from each period. Lastly the resource persons also felt that love and affection can yield better result than scolding and punishment. The discussions continued for about three and half hours.
Overall, the interaction was fruitful and the school teachers felt that it was enriching. They expressed their eagerness to have more interactions in future on regular basis. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr Subhodeep Kutia, the Principal of the school. The school authorities had given some remuneration to all the resource persons. The resource persons in their turn handed beck the remuneration to the school authorities as the school has to run an orphanage. Thus the services rendered was fully voluntary. The visit concluded with a grand lunch provided by the mission.