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                                                            “Decision Making”

A webinar on ‘DecisionMaking’was organized by CBSE PANCHKULA on 21th October, 2021. The resource person was Dr. Neeru Arora, a psychologist and well-being mentor.  Many educators across the country attended this session.Mrs. Sutekshna of Arwachin International School was also a part of it.

In this webinar, Dr. Neeru Arora explained us what an effective decision-making process must look like, and how to pass on these valuable skills to your students.She shared various strategies of developing decision making skills by explaining case studies.

She suggested that as teachers, we can help our students learn how to make better choices, and how to undertake an effective decision-making process.We also consider how to help our students understand themselves and their values completely, how to think critically about the information available before making a decision, and to subsequently reflect on the process and outcome.

It was a very engaging session.

sutekshna

 

    REPORT ON CONSTRUCTIVISM

    On 20th October 2021, an online  CBSE teacher training was held on the topic “Constructivism.” The resource person was Mr. B.K. Singh. It was attended by Ms. Deepshikha Ghosh, Mrs. Rumela Roy, Mrs. Richa Sharma, Mrs. Aditi Sharma and Mrs. Neha Sachdeva.

    Mr. Singh started the session with the meaning of the word constructivism-‘Knowledge isn’t a thing that can simply be given by the teacher to the student, it need to be constructed.’ He further said that  students learn by fitting new information together with what they already know. Learners are the builders and creators of meaning of knowledge through active mental process of development.

      He explained that constructivism is important to foster critical thinking, to create active and motivated learner and to enhance and enrich students' development.

    Being a constructive teacher, we must be flexible, able to creatively incorporate ongoing experience with real life situations, guide students to work individually or in groups and conduct interactive activities in the class.

    He concluded the session by saying that children learn through their own experiences based on their own lives.The session was a very informative and helpful for the teachers. At the end, an assessment and a feedback form were also shared with the attendees.

    (Ms. Deepshikha Ghosh)

     

     

                                    HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOL PROGRAMME

      An online training programme on ‘Health Promoting School ’was organized by CBSE on 20th October,2021.The resource person was Ms.Anita Raturi.The session was attended by  Mrs.Deepshikha Ghosh, Mrs.Richa Sharma ,Mrs.Rumela Roy ,Ms.Natasha Sharma  and Ms.Neha Sachdeva of Arwachin International School.

      The resource person began the session with the meaning of health. She highlighted that good health leads to success, fulfillment, happiness, interpersonal relations, creativity, decision making and critical thinking.

      She also discussed about the objectives of the school health programme in relation to CFS and factors affecting learners’ health. She also shared school health policies and skill based health education. She also talked about the indicators of a healthy learner. She concluded the session by emphasizing that schools should be the examples for the community and the learners. One should not only teach good health, nutrition and hygienic habits but one  should also practice them by being good role models.

      It was really a fruitful session.

      Submitted by -  Ms.Neha Sachdeva

        Deliberating on ethics and integrity

        ‘When a person has integrity, he knows the right thing, says the right thing and does the right thing.’

        CBSE organized an online training for teachers on 20th October, 2021. The topic was ‘Deliberating on Ethics and Integrity’. The resource person was Ms. MeenuGosain. Priya Grover of Arwachin International School attended this meeting.

        The spokesperson explained the meaning of ethics and integrity. She cited various examples for teachers to become ethical role models. They must facilitate class discussions in a way that demonstrate respect for everyone’s opinion. They must deal with distractions and interruptions in an appropriate manner. They must demonstrate empathy and understand students in difficult circumstances.

        She shared various traits of integrity like expressing gratitude, valuing honesty and openness, taking responsibility and accountability of one’s actions and honouring ideas of others.

        The resource person wound up the session by saying ‘Say what you do and do what you say.’ It was an informative session.

        Priya Grover

         

           EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

          An online CBSE training on ‘Effective communication skills’ was held on 20th October 2021. It was attended by  Ms.  PoonamBatra. The resource person was Dr. kunal Anand.

           Dr.Anand explained the meaning and advantages of effective communication and how it can be included in theclassroom for every subject. He explained the need of effective communication in  classrooms. It creates an environment for students to open up and express their thoughts and views more comfortably.

          Different ways of effective communication and its implementation  were explained by him.Various examples were cited by the resource person to clear the concept more precisely.

          The training session concluded with an assessment taken up by the teachers. It was not only a very informative session but also a good learning opportunity for everybody.

          Poonam Batra

           

            Mrs. Swapna Nair to share her success principles live. A Must Watch!

            On this episode of Success Principles by Successful Principals the guest on the show is an educator par excellence - Mrs. Swapna Nair, Principal Arwachin International School, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi. A Principal with many hats:  she is also an author as well as a master trainer. A holistic development evangelist, her ideas on success & conscious Parenting will not only bring a smile on your face but will also give a new dimension to look at. 

            A MUST watch! 

            Today 19th October @ 7:30 PM

            https://youtu.be/JVdL0gqcbQM

              Salient Features of National Education Policy 2020


              Today people live in the virtual world due to this ongoing pandemic. So, constant up gradation and pacing up with the dynamic environment is the need of the hour.
              Keeping the above in mind, CBSE (COE) Delhi East organized an online training session on Salient Features of National Education Policy,2020, for the teachers across the country on 14th October 2021. The resource person was Ms. Priyanka Bhatkoti, Principal, Maxfort School, Dwarka.

              The resource person recapitulatedthe ideas already known and practiced by teachers. The program began with an introduction which included history of education policy and regular amendments in it. A Powerpoint presentation highlighted the New Education Policy, emphasizing inclusive and equitable education and use of technology in the new curriculum framework.
              Oral quizzes were planned in between so as to break the monotony and keep the teachers involved.

              Overall, the workshop was very informative and interactive.

              Isha Pandit

                ARWACHINSHINEIN“ACHHI AADAT CAMPAIGN”

                CONTEST

                On the occasion of “Global Handwashing Day”, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), India office organized a contest. The contest was a part of “AchhiAadat Campaign” by JICA. Its theme was to Promoteright way ofwashing hands.

                For the winners, an online award ceremony was also organized by JICA on 14th October, 2021 for various categories like video, poster, photograph and Special Characters. Winners were announced in the online event and the awards will be sharedwith the students through courier.

                The students of classes 1 to 8 submitted their entries online in all the categories and secured many positions in each category.

                The list of winners in each category is:

                Category

                Name of the students & Awards

                Photograph

                1. VihanPanwar   (4C)      – Champion
                2. Anushka Sharma(3A)    – 1st Runner Up
                3. Aarav Yadav     (4C)      -  2nd Runner Up

                Poster

                1. Manya Bansal (3C)   – Champion
                2. Kavya Gupta   (3A)  - 1st Runner Up

                Special Character

                1. Iqra Karim   (6C)- Champion

                Video

                1. Shourya Sharma (5B)   – 2nd Runner Up

                 

                Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!!!!

                 

                          Mrs. Vandana Jain

                (Japanese Language Department)

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                  Focusing on Competency Based Education

                  CBSE (COE) Delhi East organized an online training session on Competency Based Educationfor the teachers across the country on 13th October 2021. The resource person for the session was Mrs. Deepti Sharma. Teachers from all over the country attended this webinar Mrs. Isha Pandit of Arwachin International School got this opportunity to attend the webinar.

                  The concept of Competency Based Education was highlighted by the resource person. She explained that competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes which are observable and measurable and the knowledge thus acquired can be transferred in the real life situations. She also emphasised that education should be on competency based teaching and not rote learning.

                  Mrs Sharma concluded the session by discussing the importance of competency based education and highlighted the difference between the traditional methods of teaching and competency based education.

                  It was an informative and interactive session.

                  Isha Pandit

                    Congratulations to the team of Arwachin. 
                    Fitness song composed and sung by the teachers under the guidance of Mrs. Nair has been selected as Fit India Campaign song by Sports Minstry and MHRD.
                    What a great accomplishment!

                    https://fb.watch/8uRzgEn26i/

                     

                      Effective Communication skills

                      Learning effective communication is a straight forward process that allows to express oneself and improve personal and professional relationships.

                      A webinar on Effective Communication Skills was organized by All India Educators Forum on 10th October, 2021. The resource person was Ms. RumaPurkayastha, a psychologist and well-being mentor.  Many educators across the country attended this session. Priya Grover of Arwachin International School was also a part of it.

                      Ms. Ruma emphasized on being an active listener. One must empathize with the speaker. She added that effective communication relies on non-verbal cues also. Hence body language must be worked upon. She stressed on managing one’s emotions.

                      She shared various strategies of developing effective communication skills by practicing public speaking. She laid importance on simplifying and staying clear in communication. One must take time to respond.

                      It was a very engaging session.

                      Priya Grover

                       

                        Multiple Intelligences

                        A webinar on Multiple Intelligences in language classrooms was organized by All India Educators Forum on 10th October, 2021. The resource person was Ms Anju Talwar. Many educators across the country attended this session. Priya Grover of Arwachin International School was also a part of it.

                        Ms. Talwar began the session by sharing Howard Gardner’s theory of M.I. She oriented the educators about eight different types of learning styles. She convinced everyone present that before implementing, it is imperative to know the learners thoroughly so that their individual needs can be met.

                        She shared various strategies of including M.I in classrooms like incorporating role play, collaborative work, picture puzzle, field trips to name a few that will enrich students’ understanding. This will help them to develop their ability to recognize and value their individual strengths.

                        It was a very enriching session.

                         

                        Priya Grover

                          Speaking Skills

                          A webinar on Speaking Skills was organized by All India Educators Forum on 9th October, 2021. The resource person was Ms. Alka Rai. Many educators across the country attended this session. Priya Grover of Arwachin International School was also a part of it.

                          Ms. Rai shared that it is very important to find a conversation partner. One must hone one’s listening skill to get hold of the language. Therefore one must surround oneself with books, movies, music etc. to build structures and vocabulary. Listening to poems and speeches is another great way to develop this skill. She focused on the need to work on the pronunciation aspect also. Listening or talking to the native speakers is a great way to improve the speaking skill.

                          She ended the session by saying that it is important to start thinking in a particular language. It was a very informative session.

                          Priya Grover

                           

                           

                           

                           

                            Blended learning – Right solution for futuristic Education

                            On 7th October 2021, ASSOCHAM INDIA organized a web seminar on the topic “Blended learning – Right solution for Futuristic Education” which was attended by Ms. Merin Thomas, Mrs. Poonam Verma, Mrs. ShuchiMathur and Mrs. Neha Arora.

                            There were six resource persons who shared their different perspectives on the importance of blended learning in schools. They all spoke aboutthe need of a serious intervention in terms of the approaches being used by the teachers while delivering a lesson.

                            According to them, Blended learningcan be a method of teaching that integrates technology and digital media with traditional instructor-led classroom activities, giving students more flexibility to customize their learning experiences.

                            According to the spokesperson, Manpreet Singh Manna, Blended learning can help to improve the inclusiveness of education, particularly due to its flexibility. He also focused on providing additional learning opportunities to students. He stated that teachers ought toprioritise the physical and mental wellbeing of learners and dedicatemore time for personal interaction with students.

                            Hence, it is believed that, blended learning will help learners to learn at their own pace and also inculcate the spirit of collaboration enabling them to work together and involve in class discussions. It will also drive them towards scientific accomplishment of their syllabus and enable them to create new knowledge.

                            Overall, it was a very informative session.

                            Submitted by

                            Merin Thomas

                              Happy Teachers create happy classrooms

                              On 6th October 2021, an online teacher training was held on the topic “Happy teachers createhappy classrooms.” The resource person was Mrs. Gurmeet Kaur. It was attended by Ms. Deepshikha Ghosh and Ms. Natasha Sharma.Mrs. Kaur started the session with the quote “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” She explained that happiness is characterized by satisfaction, contentment and fulfillment. It is explained as involving positive emotions and life satisfaction. It is an insight job. She described the importance of happiness in a teacher’s life asa teacher is greatest influence on the students.

                              She further said that a classroom is a reflection of what a teacher is and she  discussed the seven formulas of a happy teacher are by believing in oneself, stop comparing oneself to one’s colleagues, always keep a positive attitude and engage oneself in positive talk, take out time for oneself, lower one’s expectations- be factual and realistic, promise oneself to acquire new skill and expand one’s scope of learning and invest in experience not possessions.

                              A happy classroom is a setting which addresses a child’s academic, emotional and social needs. Five ways to createa happy classroom arebyproviding support, celebrating achievement and success, teaching self-confidence, building positive relationship and developing coping skills.

                              Various activities were conducted during the session. The session was a very informative and helpful interaction for the teachers. At the end, an assessment and a feedback form were also shared with the attendees.

                              (Deepshikha Ghosh)

                                Addressing Challenges in Post Covid Schooling : CBSE Training

                                On 6th  October,2021, CBSE organized an online training on the topic –“Addressing Challenges in Post Covid Schooling” which was attended by Mrs. Seema Pandey. The resource person was Mr. SarbeswarSamal, Vice Principal, BuxiJagabandhu School, COE, Bangalore.

                                The spokesperson said that Global closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented risk to children’s education , protection and wellbeing. Disruptions to instructional time in the classroom can have a severe impact on a child’s ability to learn. The longer marginalized children are out of school, the less likely they are to return. The catastrophic impact during closure of schools on the society are-

                                1. Interrupted learning
                                2. Poor nutrition
                                3. Confusion and stress to teachers
                                4. Parents unprepared for distance and home schooling
                                5. Challenges creating, maintaining, and improving distance learning
                                6. Rise in dropout rates

                                He stated that new trends in post COVID will be-

                                1. Fewer kids will go back to school when they re-open
                                2. Fewer kids will go out of town, far from home to study
                                3. Social distancing, little or no sports
                                4. Two or three shift schools
                                5. Teaching will become technology-driven
                                6. Examination and grading will undergo a change
                                7. Technology will be about the content
                                8. Creating flexibility and multiple pathways
                                9. Ensuring all communities have internet Access

                                He further said that the future of learning will be-

                                1. Open Source of e-Learning solutions
                                2. Redefined role of educators
                                3. Blended learning methodologies
                                4. Personalized learning powered by AI
                                5. Rising Demand for skill-based, short-duration Courses

                                Altogether, the session was quite enriching and informative.

                                Submitted by- Seema Pandey

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                  Japanese Language Workshop

                                  An online Japanese language workshop, Presentations and Assessmentswas organized by Japanese Language School Teachers’ Association (JALSTA) with the support of the Japan Foundation, New Delhi (JFND)on 1st October,2021. Our Japanese language teacher, Mrs. Vandana Jain attended the workshop.

                                  The workshop started with the welcoming remark forMs. Hayakawa, the new director of JFND. Next, Ms. Suzuki, Japanese language advisor, JFNDdiscussed the CBSE pattern for internal assessment of Japanese language subject for the year 2021-22. She talked about how to make presentations and how to assess them in depth. She divided the various stages of a presentation as pre-task, task and post task. Ms. Suzuki highlighted the role ofteachers, students and peers during each stage of the task very clearly. The participant teachers also shared their views about the same.

                                  Moreover, the JALSTA member teachers shared their plan for the forthcoming Japanese language Olympiad for elementary level students.

                                            Mrs. Vandana Jain

                                   (Japanese Language Department)

                                   

                                    • Japanese Language Workshop

                                    Teaching and Learning styles : CBSE Training

                                    On 1st October,2021, CBSE organized an online training on the topic –“Teaching and Learning styles” which was attended by Mrs. Seema Pandey. The resource person was Mrs. V. Sudha Malini.

                                    The spokesperson said that “Teaching is defined as the process of carrying out activities that provide students with experiences that can induce learning”. She said that differentiated instruction means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs and it aims at improving learning outcomes, increasing engagement, inspiring a love of learning, increasing self-awareness, helping students learn more efficiently and with more deeper understanding. She further spoke about the following teaching styles-

                                    1. Authority or lecture style
                                    2. Demonstrator or coach style
                                    3. Facilitator or activity style
                                    4. Delegator or group style
                                    5. Hybrid or blended style

                                    According to her, there are various learning styles because learners are intrinsically different and have different preferred learning styles which are-

                                    1. Visual
                                    2. Auditory
                                    3. Read and Write
                                    4. Kinesthetic

                                    Altogether, the session was quite enriching and informative.

                                    Submitted by

                                     Seema Pandey

                                     

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