St Aloysius Gonzaga School & CASK organize ‘Teacher Enrichment Programme (ME TIME)
Mangaluru: To enhance the professional skills of teachers and to mould them as competent teachers, time and again, St Aloysius Gonzaga School has been conducting teacher enrichment programmes. This time it was in collaboration with the Catholic Association of South Kanara, popularly known as the CASK, coordinated by Mrs Patsy Lobo, Vice President of this century old organisation. The members of the CASK, well known for their intellectual eminence, took turns to enrich the teachers on different topics throughout the workshop. The workshop which started with a session in February 2019, continued on the 15th and 16th April 2019.
On the first day, Mrs Bharti Shevgoor spoke on effective communication skills which are essential for teachers. Dr Anand and his wife, Mrs Geetha Pereira took an interesting session on bio diversity in Western Ghats, Harmful effects of Plastic on mother earth and ways to reduce pollution by 3 R’s- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. There was also an enlightening session on Teacher – Pupil relationship by Sangeetha Ferrao followed by a stress-busting zumba session by Anjali Shenoy.
The second day was bubbling with talks on ‘Financial Planning for teachers’ by Archibald Menezes, ‘Educational Reforms in India’by Mr Derek Lobo; Coping with Challenges, Discovering my qualities, by vivacious coordinator of the programme, Mrs Patsy Lobo which made the teachers to recharge themselves with new thoughts, ready to face the next academic year.
Teachers had brainstorming games on creative well and lighting candles to symbolise exchange and spreading of knowledge. There were also motivational sessions on re inventing the teaching profession by Manoj Fernandes and Vidya Shenoy on public speaking which was held in the month of February 2019.
The finale of the Teacher Enrichment Programme was in a unique way by distributing certificates and trophies to the participants who marched in with pride wearing the sachet with slogans. The Principal Mrs Grace Noronha and Principal designate Rev. Fr Melwin Anil Lobo S J distributed the certificates and trophies. President of the CASK, Ms Nayana Fernandes wished the participants good luck.
As the refreshments were served, the two days workshop left behind the knowledge and ideas received by different speakers, in the minds of teachers who were grateful to these eminent speakers.