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WORKSHOP ON “PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHT”

On September 30,2021 an online teacher training was conducted on the topic “Protection of Child Rights”.The resource person was Dr.DakshayiniKanna. It was attended by Ms.Poonam Batra of Arwachin International School.

Dr.Kanna shared many important information related to child’s rights.The main objective of the workshop was to understand the impact of abuse on the overall development of a child and how to deal with it effectively. A child, when abused, is affected physically, mentally and psychologically.

She also discussed 54 articles declared by UNCRC related to Child Right. She emphasised that everyone is responsible for protecting children and taking care of them. Schoolsand teachers have a moral and legal duty to take care of the children they work with

She further stated that if we come across a child who is abused , we should -

  • not ignore the child.
  • contact the counsellor
  • provide medical aid if required.
  • maintain privacy and ensure not to disclose the name.
  • make the child comfortable by gaining his/her trust.

Dr.Kanna informed that any child abuse case should be reported to the right channel i.ePOSCO which deals with the rights of children.

At the end, an assessmentwas taken up by the teachers. Altogether, it was a very informative session.

Submitted by                                      

Ms.Poonam Batra                                                                

 

                                            Integration of ICT in teaching English

     An online session onIntegration of ICT in teaching English was organized by CBSE COE Bangalore, on 29th September, 2021. The resource person for the day was Ms.Suryavathy A. N. The session was attended by Mrs. Usha Chauhan.

    The session began with a discussion on Components of Language Teaching. The skills involve –

    • Listening
    • Speaking
    • Reading and
    • Writing

    Ms. Suryavathy A. N further elaborated that every skill has sub skills which are of great importance as they lay the foundation for the development and enrichment of the main skill. Sub skills for “Listening” are:

    • Listening for main ideas/details
    • Listen and sequence/ rearrange
    • Listen and respond/ summarize, analyse and critique etc.

    The speaking skill taught to the students should be ‘speaking for Expressions’. The following things should be kept in mind before speaking-

    • Having a topic or comment in mind
    • Selecting the relevant vocabulary/ relevant structures
    • Inter-translation of ideas from mothertongue to (the to-be used) foreign language
    • Checking grammar and pronunciations, etc.

    The sub skills for “Speaking” include:

    • Pronouncing separate words/ sentences, also sentence modification
    • Summarizing a topic
    • Dialogues and etc.

    Ms. Suryavathy A. N said that Reading is different from uttering words from a paper/text. The reading taught to the students should be a ‘Reading Comprehension’. It incorporates comprehension and digestion of the written message. The sub skills of “Reading” are:

    • Recognizing letters, words and meanings (depending on the structure)
    • Reading for gist, details, pleasure, specific data, etc.
    • Identifying the keywords/ writer’s style/ the turning points in the text/ cohesion markers, etc.
    • Critical reading/ creative reading/ evaluative reading, etc.

    The resource person gave many links of different sites that help in the enrichment/ support/ development and usage of all the above mentioned ‘Skills and Sub Skills’. Like –

    GRAMMAR BYTES    / chompchomp.com  /readworks.org    /fluentu.com etc.

    It was indeed a wonderful session with a mindful of learning. The session concluded with a short quiz.

    Submitted by: Mrs. Usha Chauhan

     

      RITSUMEIKAN APU, JAPAN OFFICIALS VISIT ARWACHIN

      Ms. Deepti Singh, an alum and India representative of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan visited Arwachin on 27th September,2021.

      The agenda of the meeting was to introduce the opportunities for the enrolment of the students in variousEnglish medium undergraduate programmesoffered by the university. During her discussion with our Principal, Mrs. Swapana Nair, Ms. Deepti shared about the main courses like “College of International Management and “College of Asia Pacific Studies”. Mrs. Vandana Jain and Mrs. Manisha Sen were also a part of the discussion.

      Furthermore, our special thanks to the APU University,Japan for conducting many mock lectures and Japanese language workshops for the students and the teachers continuously during the pandemic.

      This would enhance the interest of the students to explore Japan as a study destination.

       

                   Mrs. Vandana Jain

       (Japanese Language Department)

       

       

       

       

       

        • RITSUMEIKAN APU, JAPAN OFFICIALS VISIT ARWACHIN

        Fostering Critical and Creative Literacy

         An online session on Fostering Critical and Creative Literacy was organized by CBSE COEPanchkula, on 24th September, 2021. The resource person for the day was Mr. Gunendra Kumar Mishra. The session was attended by Mrs. Usha Chauhan.

        The webinar was abouthow critical thinking is a self- directed processwhich helps us in making the best choices in life and sharpens our ability to think out of the box. The resource person said that, Thinking is the core of the curriculum. Thinking is the way by which the mind makes sense of the world

        Mr. Gunendra Kumar Mishrafurther elaborated that thinking helps in unlimited ways in our everyday life. For example,

        • It helps in taking better decisions.
        • It helps in forming well informed opinions.
        • It helps in maintaining our relations with our family and friends as well as improving them with time.
        • Thinking promotes curiosity.
        • Thinking provides the breeding ground for creativity
        • It enhances our problem solving skills and helps us in developing crucial life skills, as well.

        He said that the person with critical thinking ability feels more independent and confident because he/she is able to think rationally and clearly about what he/she should or should not believe.

        He also talked about Green Thinkingand Red Thinking, where

        Red Thinking stands for-

        • Higher order executive functioning.
        • Thinking that analyzes, assesses and
        • Improves green thinking.

        Green Thinking stands for-

        • Instinctive,
        • Automatic,
        • Spontaneous thinking,
        • Unconsciously guided

        It was indeed a wonderful session with a mindful of learning. The session concluded with a short quiz.

        Submitted by: Mrs. Usha Chauhan

         

         

         

          CONNECTING AND COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS

          On 24th of September 2021, an online webinar was organized by CBSE, on the topic ‘Connecting and Communicating with Parents’.  The resource person was Dr. Rajesh Chandel.  The session was attended by Mrs. Poonam Verma of Arwachin International School.

          Mr.Chandel emphasized upon the importance of the relationship between teachers and parents as it directly or indirectly impacts academic achievements, social competencies and emotional well being of the children.

          According to him, an effective communication between the parents and teachers plays a very important role in the process. Mr. Chandel also discussed the importance of parent teacher communication and stressed upon the reasons why parents don’t feel comfortable in connecting with teachers in various situations.

          He further brought the barriers of effective communication to everyone’s notice. He talked about different strategies to make effective communication.

          At the end, the resource person suggested a few activities and methods to establish effective parent-teacher communication. An assessment was taken by the teachers at the end of the session. Overall, it was a very informative session.

          Mrs. Poonam Verma

           

            Understanding Gender and their Relationship

            On 24th September 2021, an online session on the topic ‘Understanding Gender and their Relationship’ organized by CBSE, CoE Delhi East, was attended by Mrs Hema Upadhyay from Arwachin International School. Dr Sandeep Kumar was the resource person of the session.

             The speaker discussed about different dimensions of adolescence. He explained that adolescence is commonly known as the stage of life that begins at the onset of puberty, when sexual maturity or the ability to reproduce is attained. It has been regarded as a period of rapid change, both biologically and psychologically. It is the transitional period in a person’s life between childhood and adulthood. He elaboratedthe following types of development which take place during the period of adolescence-

            1. Physical Development
            2. Cognitive Development
            3. Socio-Emotional Development
            4. Moral Development

            Along with this, he also talked about the rapid changes in physical appearance, emotions, mood and thinking pattern which carves the personality of an adolescent. He suggested that parents and teachers should guide the children to cope up with the changes taking place during this period.

            At the end, an assessment test was taken up by the teachers which  very informative and helpful.

            Submitted by-   Hema Upadhyay

              Selection of Effective Teaching Learning Material

               An online session onSelection of Effective Teaching & Learning Material was organized by CBSE, COEPanchkula, on 24th September, 2021. The resource person for the day was Mrs. Meeta Gupta. The session was attended by Mrs. Bhawna Verma, Mrs. Priya Pathak, Mrs. Jyoti Yadav and Mrs. DeepaliDhingra of Arwachin International School.

              Mrs. Gupta started the session with the meaning of teaching learning materials. She explained that the learning materials are the aids used by the teacher to make teaching learning process more effective. She also illustrated the purpose and importance of teaching learning material.They help to

              •  make the lessons interesting
              •  make the learning easy
              • enhancelearning and to retain it in the minds of the learners for a longer time
              • grab learners’ attention
              •  have better interpretation of the ideas
              •  reduce anxiety and boredom
              •  promote fun learning.

              Mrs. Gupta discussed about the different types of teaching and learning material which can be used to make the teaching process more interactive. There are different types of audio and visual aids which can be used in a classroom-maps, charts and pictures

              • stick puppets/ hand puppets/ masks
              • slide show/ PPT
              • model
              • videos etc.

              She further explained the points which should be kept in mind before selecting any teaching learning material. It should be-

              • easy to carry
              • found locally
              • simple and level friendly
              • cheap
              • enable to involve everyone actively
              • appealing to students.

              It was indeed a wonderful session with a mindful of learning.

              Submitted by: Mrs. DeepaliDhingra

               

               

                 ONLINE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH KAMAMURA HIGH SCHOOL, JAPAN

                An online exchange programme was organized by Japanese Language School Teachers’ Association (JALSTA) on 24th September, 2021 with the students of Kamakura High School, Japan.

                The students, who are studying Japanese language at high school level in various schools of Delhi and NCR participated in the programme. Pranshi Singhal, Ishika Ahuja, Sneha, Khushboo Sharma and Vanshita Raina, along with their Japanese language teacher, Mrs. Vandana Jain attended the event. The event started with self- introduction of the students in the breakout rooms. The Japanese students introduced themselves and their Japanese culture beautifully in English and Indian students talked about themselves and their Indian culture in Japanese. Next, in Q/A session the students shared more information about India and Japan widening their horizon.

                It was a great platform for both Indian and Japanese students to communicate in Japanese/English. The students conversed excitedly and learnt about each other and many new intercultural domains.

                The Japanese students also showed the interest in offline exchange with Indian students. The event ended with a hope to join the offline exchange event in future.

                  Mrs. Vandana Jain

                 (Japanese Language Department)

                 

                  • ONLINE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH KAMAMURA HIGH SCHOOL, JAPAN
                  • ONLINE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH KAMAMURA HIGH SCHOOL, JAPAN
                  • ONLINE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH KAMAMURA HIGH SCHOOL, JAPAN
                  • ONLINE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH KAMAMURA HIGH SCHOOL, JAPAN

                  CBSE ONLINE TRAINING: Managing Change

                        An online session on the topic-'Managing Change’ was organized by CBSE on 23rd September, 2021. The resource person for the session was Mrs. Vasanthi Thiagarajan. Teachers from all over the country attended this webinar. Mrs. Poonam Verma and Prabhjyot Kaur of Arwachin International school got the opportunity to attend the webinar.

                  The resource person highlighted the main objectives of managing the change. She gave   an exercise named- ‘Accept and Change’. She told the attendees to make a list of the things that they accept or want to change at their personal and organizational level.

                  She also discussed the following reasons of resisting changes by people:

                  1. Objectives not framed clearly
                  2. inappropriate communication
                  3. less involvement in the process
                  4.  bad experience of adopting the change

                  She emphasized the fact that we should accept new changes as a challenge. She also discussed the ADKAR model (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement) of change. She suggested that the effective management of change involves an integrated approach in these three arenas- altering mindset, harnessing motivation and shaping the behavior. 

                   The training session concluded with an assessment taken by the teachers. It was not only a very informative session but also a good learning opportunity for everybody. Overall, it was a great experience for all the teachers.                                                                                                                           

                  Mrs. Poonam Verma

                    Capacity Building Programme inContent and Time management

                              Mrs. Surya Laxmi attended the teacher training on “Content and Time Management” on 22ndSeptember, 2021.

                    It was conducted by CBSE CoE (Dehradun). The resource person was Dr. Mukta Misra. The workshop started with some questions on Time management and stress management. The participants had to answer them on Mentimeter(online quiz tool). Mrs Misra focused on some points for better time management. Some of them are:

                    • Small but effective activities;
                    • NEP elements should be considered while making the planner;
                    • Project and competency-based learning;
                    • Importance of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and
                    • Organizing To-do list keeping in mind the prioritised concepts.

                    She also emphasised on the use of ABCs and SMART while planning where –

                    A - tasks that are goal oriented; B - priority tasks that are important but not urgent and C – tasks that are not urgent but can be done out of courtesy or respect. According to her, our goals should be SMART(Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound)

                    She gave some useful tips for time management like using waiting time to write footnotes, sufficient rest, sleep and exercise, ask for advice when needed, salami technique(breaking big tasks into smaller ones), making commitments and rewarding oneself.

                    This was followed by a questionnaire on the whole session. Overall, it was a very informative and interactive session.

                    Submitted by

                    Surya Laxmi

                     

                     

                      Cleanliness Drive for Swachh Bharat – SwachhataPakhwada

                      In order to spread the awareness about the Swachhata Mission, Arwachin International School observed SwachhataPakhwada and conducted some activities on 21st and 22nd September 2021. The school conducted the following activities virtually to promote Swachhata drive and create mass awareness.

                      1. SwachhataShapath Day – Classes 1 to 5        Date: 21-09-2021
                      1. Hand Wash Day – Classes 1 to 5                      Date: 22-09-2021

                      Teachers emphasized on the importance of cleanliness, sanitation and handwashing. Some good practices for hygiene and sanitation were also discussed.

                      On day 1, the children took a pledge to do their best for protecting the Earth and its natural environment. They would reuse things, reduce wastage, plant more trees and conserve energy and water.

                      On day 2, they were taught proper method and steps of washing hands with soap before and after eating. They were also told to keep a check on wastage of water.

                      Students participated in the event enthusiastically and made it successful and effective.

                      Leena Sharma

                        Teaching and Learning styles: CBSE Training

                        On September 21, 2021, CBSE organised an online training webinar on the topic – ‘Teaching and Learning styles’ which was attended by Mrs. Aditi Sharma. The resource person was Dr.Sankar Prasad Dutta, Training Headquarters.

                        The spokespersonshared that, teaching style represents those enduring personal qualities and behavioursthat appear in how teachers conduct their classes. He discussed the goals of teaching styles which are as follows: -

                        To develop effective classroom management skills.

                        1. To achieve lesson mastery
                        2. To have positive expectations.

                        Dr. Sankar emphasised on VARK model that suggests four main types of learners:

                        1. Visual Learners
                        2. Auditory Learners
                        3. Reading/Writing Learners
                        4. Kinesthetic Learners

                        He also focused on the qualities of teachers that are as follows: -

                        1. The teachers should mould their teaching strategies as per the learning needs of their students.
                        2. Innovate new and creative methods of teaching and learning.
                        3. Teachers need to be flexible and curious in order to give the learners what they will need in the distant future.

                        Altogether, it was a very enriching session.

                        -Aditi Sharma

                         

                         

                          Item Writing-Multiple Choice Questions

                          CBSE organised an online training webinar on 20thSeptember. The workshop was on ‘Item Writing-Multiple Choice Questions’ It was attended by Mrs. Sheetal Yadav .The resource person was Ms.Asha Mishra. She discussed the importance of writing Multiple Choice Questions in theproper format keeping in mind the following: -

                          1. While making MCQs the format should be clear with proper instructions.

                          2. Too many options should not be included and use all of the above/none of the above should be used sparingly to avoid confusion.

                          3. MCQs are suitable for knowledge-based testing rather than theoretical knowledge which should have open-ended questions.

                          4. Make the options nearly equal in length and don’t repeat same initial words/phrases in each option.

                          5. Ensure that all options have a parallel grammatical structure.

                          6.Last but not the least, she emphasized that the 3C’s of effective communication includes clarity, correctness and coherence which is the characteristic of a good MCQ format.

                          7. She suggested that 3 tests can be conducted in an acacdemic session, and average of best two could be taken for the final submission of marks .

                          The session was very informative and helpful as we can apply it in the present scenario of online classes as well. At the end of the session, an assessment and a feedback form were also shared with all the attendees.

                          Mrs. Sheetal Yadav

                           

                            Capacity Building Programme in Setting Learning Outcomes in Teaching-Learning Process

                                      Mrs. Surya Laxmi attended the teacher training on “Setting Outcomes in Teaching Learning Process” on 20th September, 2021.

                            It was conducted by CBSE CoE (Dehradun). The resource person was Mr. Dinesh Menon.

                            Mr. Dinesh Menon started the session with explaining that the approach in teaching should be –“ Teaching to Learn and Learning to Learn Not Teaching to Test Scores”.

                            The following points were discussed in the session:

                            • What is learning outcome?
                            • The need of setting the learning outcomes:
                            1. conveys the expectations of the instructorsto the students.
                            2. helpsthe students learn more effectively.
                            3. provides clear direction to the  educators when framinginstructions and taking assessment decisions.
                            • How to frame learning outcomes:
                            1. It should follow S.M.A.R.T. attributes- Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-limited.
                            2. Use behavioural verbs that are observable and measurable.
                            • Benefits of Learning Based Education :
                            1. Learners know exactly what is expected of them.
                            2. Teachers know what needs to be accomplished.
                            3. It promotes the acquisition of skills and competencies.
                            4. Helps learners to accept the responsibility.

                            Along with this, the resource person also listed some skills/competencies which need to be included in learning outcomes like collaboration, communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, developing curiosity, developing scientific skills with examples.

                            At the end, hesaid that good learning outcomes emphasize the application and integration of knowledge. Instead of focusing on coverage of material, learning outcomes should articulate how students will be able to employ the material, both inside and outside the class. This was followed by a questionnaire on the whole session. Overall, it was a very informative and interactive session.

                            Submitted by

                            Surya Laxmi

                             

                             

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                                • BHASHA GAURAV 2021
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                                • BHASHA GAURAV 2021
                                • BHASHA GAURAV 2021

                                Item Writing- Multiple Choice Questions: CBSE

                                On September 16, 2021, CBSE organised an online teacher training on the topic- Item Writing- Multiple Choice Questions.  Mrs. Aditi Sharma, Mrs. Rumela Roy, Mrs. Neha Sachdeva and Mrs. Deepshikha Ghosh from Arwachin International School attended the session. The resource person, Latha S discussed the importance of writing Multiple Choice Questions keeping the following points in mind:-

                                1. While constructing MCQs, difficulty and cognitive level should be kept in mind.
                                2. She emphasized on Norman Web’s four Depth of Knowledge (DoK) Levels which includes: Dok1 – Recall, Dok2- Skills and Concepts, Dok3- Strategic Thinking and Dok4- Extended Thinking.
                                3. Many options should not be included to avoid confusion.

                                She discussed the rules of for writing MCQs which are as follows:

                                1. Use Plausible Distractor i.e., wrong-response options.
                                2. Give clear instructions
                                3. Use a question format rather than incomplete statements.
                                4. Emphasize on higher level thinking.
                                5. Choose Dok level.

                                At the end, the resource person shared some sample questions. Altogether, the session was very informative as the teachers can apply the same while setting the MCQs for the online classes as well.

                                Submitted by: Aditi Sharma

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                  Item Writing- Multiple Choice Questions: CBSE

                                  On September 16, 2021, CBSE organised an online teacher training on the topic- Item Writing- Multiple Choice Questions.  Mrs. Aditi Sharma, Mrs. Rumela Roy and Mrs. Deepshikha Ghosh from Arwachin International School attended the session. The resource person, Latha S discussed the importance of writing Multiple Choice Questions keeping the following points in mind:-

                                  1. While constructing MCQs, difficulty and cognitive level should be kept in mind.
                                  2. She emphasized on Norman Web’s four Depth of Knowledge (DoK) Levels which includes: Dok1 – Recall, Dok2- Skills and Concepts, Dok3- Strategic Thinking and Dok4- Extended Thinking.
                                  3. Many options should not be included to avoid confusion.

                                  She discussed the rules of for writing MCQs which are as follows:

                                  1. Use Plausible Distractor i.e., wrong-response options.
                                  2. Give clear instructions
                                  3. Use a question format rather than incomplete statements.
                                  4. Emphasize on higher level thinking.
                                  5. Choose Dok level.

                                  At the end, the resource person shared some sample questions. Altogether, the session was very informative as the teachers can apply the same while setting the MCQs for the online classes as well.

                                  Submitted by: Aditi Sharma

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                    National Solo Singing Competition 

                                    An online National solo singing competition was organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad on 13th September 2021. Many schools participated in the competition.S.Shamshiya Banu of class 10 A of Arwachin International School participated in the competition and sang a Patriotic Song "Sangathan Ghadhe Chalo".It is a proud moment to announce that she secured the 3rd position in the branch level and was awarded with a certificate.

                                    Submitted by Mrs.Yog Jyoti Rohatgi

                                     

                                      • National Solo Singing Competition

                                      JICA OFFICIALS VISITED ARWACHIN

                                      A team of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) officials, Mr. Ken Sobajima, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Ms. Yumi Tamura, Health Advisor and Mr. Joyanta Rabha visited Arwachin International School on 13th September,2021.

                                      The agenda of the visit was to provide an update on the status of the arrival of JOCV (Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteer) for Japanese language, whose role is to assist the teacher in teaching Japanese language and expose the children to Japanese cultural aspects.

                                      The JICA officials shared the details of volunteer programme with the Principal, Mrs. Swapna Nair. Information about the various sports activities conducted in the school was provided to the guests by Mr. Papnay, sports teacher.

                                      Our special thanks to the Director, Mr. Arun Sharma, for attending the meeting.

                                      Mrs. Vandana Jain

                                      (Japanese Language Department)

                                        • JICA OFFICIALS VISITED ARWACHIN
                                        • JICA OFFICIALS VISITED ARWACHIN
                                        • JICA OFFICIALS VISITED ARWACHIN
                                        • JICA OFFICIALS VISITED ARWACHIN

                                        ART WRITER AWARD

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                                        UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, JAPAN

                                        The 9th edition of Art Writer Award for High School Students, a contest for essay writing on Arts was held in September 2020.It was hosted by the School of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

                                        140 participants from 24 countries all over the world registered and took part in the competition. Participants were asked to write an essay of around 1000 words on one of the following topics:

                                        Japanese Art/Creative Experience of Creating Art-work/Art and Life in Contemporary Worldwide Situations 2020

                                        Pranshi Singhal and Keyur Sharma of Class 12 and Aarushi Aswal of Class 11 participated in the competition. The essay written by Pranshi Singhal was selected as one of the Winning Entries. The topic of her essay was “Art and Life”. The award certificate and the prize were sent to school which she received from the Principal, Mrs Swapna Nair and made the school proud.

                                        Our Heartiest Congratulations to Pranshi!!!!

                                         

                                         

                                          • UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, JAPAN
                                          • UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, JAPAN

                                          REPORT WRITING

                                          “Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. ”.

                                          An interactive online workshop on ‘Storytelling’ was organized by CBSE on 9th September 2021. The resource person for the session was Mrs. Ranjana Bhardwaj.The workshop was attended by Mrs. Deepali Dhingra.

                                          Mrs. Bhardwaj discussed about the magic of storytelling and how stories can be used as a chain or thread to link different facts whether related or unrelated. Mrs. Bhardwaj explained how stories can be used as a method to teach the following-

                                          • Ethics
                                          • Cultural norms
                                          • Moral values
                                          • Vocabulary
                                          • Dramatization skills

                                          She also discussed on how to create a story-based teaching approach. She further explained that scientifically also it is proved that stories help in the development of the brain naturally as, it stimulates the release of Dopamine, Cortisol and Oxytocin hormone. Stories help in creating a stronger connection with students and can be used as an effective tool to give difficult concepts, a real context in a very simplified and level friendly manner.

                                          On whole, it was an interesting workshop with the objective of facilitating children’s education holistically.

                                          Submitted by-

                                          Deepali Dhingra

                                           

                                           

                                            Webinar on Stress Management Techniques

                                            On 9th September 21, an online training was conducted for teachers. It was organised by CBSE and the topic was ‘Stress Management Techniques’. Mrs. MaheshwariNatrajan was the resource person. It was attended by Ms. Natasha Sharma and Mrs. Rumela Roy.

                                            The session began by describing stress and the two types of stress-

                                            1. Eustress (good) and  Distress (bad)
                                            2. Intrinsic (within) and Extrinsic (external)

                                            Ms. Natrajan further elaborated the causes of stress in one’s life. It may vary from a loss of job, a divorce, heavy workload at office, insecurity,  poor financial condition, chronic illness or even poor decision making power. However the most common stressors are-

                                            1. Fear and uncertainty
                                            2. Attitudes and perception
                                            3. Unrealistic expectations (from self, management, colleagues, students and family/friends)
                                            4. Change

                                            She further discussed  the major stress management principles-

                                            1. Self knowledge
                                            2. Self acceptance and self confidence.
                                            3. Tolerance for discomfort and frustration
                                            4. Moderation
                                            5. Emotional and behavioral responsibility
                                            6. Flexibility

                                            According to Ms. Natrajan ‘Self care’ is a mantra that must be followed by all. One can further de-stress in the following ways-

                                            1. Going for a movie with friends, chats and outings, cleaning shelves and cupboards.
                                            2. Temporarily moving away from the cause of stress
                                            3. Meditation
                                            4. A definite ‘NO’ to overeating (especially sugary and oily food)

                                            Overall it was a very interactive and fun session. It ended with a short assessment and a huge take- away of information.

                                            By- Natasha Sharma

                                             

                                              Protection of Child Rights

                                              CBSE Training

                                              On September 9, 2021, CBSE organised an online teacher training on the topic- ‘Protection of Child Rights’. Mrs. Rumela Roy and Ms. Natasha Sharma from Arwachin International School attended the session. The resource person was Dr. Dakshayini  Kanna, Senior Principal, Harvest International School.The spokesperson began the session with a discussion on UNCRC (The United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child), which is considered to be the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.

                                              Following points were highlighted during the session-

                                              1. Fifty-four Articles of Child-Right Convention
                                              2. Four guiding principles of CRC- Non-discrimination, Best interest of the child, Right to life, survival, development and Respect for the views of the child
                                              3. Policies of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
                                              4. Guidelines related to safety of children in school
                                              5. Article 19- All children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical and mental violence.
                                              6. Key highlights of POCSO Act(The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences)
                                              7. Role of schools in handling CSA by either preventing or intervening into the situation
                                              8. Difference between Proactive and Reactive actions
                                              9. Dos and don’ts to be followed to create a safe environment in our school and classroom.

                                              She concluded the session by giving few suggestions to establish a safe school, such as-Providing guidelines to staff, students, parents, visitors and encouraging the children to take responsibility of themselves. At the end, an assessment was taken up by the participants, which helped them to understand the importance of protection of Child Rights.

                                              Submitted by:-

                                              Rumela Roy

                                               

                                               

                                               

                                                 AIS celebrates Teacher's day with full zest

                                                On 7th September 2021, Arwachin International School celebrated Teacher's day with all the staff members.

                                                The programme began with the lighting of the lamp by our Honourable Principal Mrs.Swapna Nair and Guest of Honour Mrs.Ayushi Sharma. Mrs.Shivani Sharma and Mrs Nivedita were the anchors of this lovely programme.

                                                Mrs.Yogjyoti Rohatgi sang a beautiful Semi classical song "Gyaan ka daan" in the beginning of the programme, then it was followed by many more beautiful singing and dance performances by the talented

                                                teachers of our school.

                                                Mrs.Anita Pandit recited a beautiful self composed poem.

                                                The coordinators of the Pre- Primary and Primary school, Ms.Natasha and Mrs.Priya Grover also performed a duet dance on the song "Taal se Taal mila".

                                                Towards the end of the programme, Mrs.Ayushi Sharma perfomed a beautiful dance on the song "Kanha soja zara".

                                                Last but definitely not the least, Mrs.Swapna Nair and our dance teacher , Mrs.Lochan Chaudhary perfomed a fusion of Bharatnatyam and Kathak dance amazingly. Everyone in the audience were mesmerized by their energetic performance.

                                                 After the programme, the teachers had lunch together. All the teachers had enjoyed the day to the fullest.

                                                Submitted by : Mrs.Lochan Chaudhary

                                                 

                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest
                                                  AIS celebrates Teachers day with full zest

                                                  BLOOM TAXONOMY

                                                  On 7th of September 2021, an online training program was conducted by CBSEon the topic ‘Bloom’s Taxonomy’. The resource person of the session was Mr. Vikram Singh. The session was attended by Mrs. Bhawna Verma and Mrs. Deepali Dhingra of Arwachin International School.

                                                  Mr. Singh explained Bloom’s taxonomy and its application in the cognitive development of a child. He explained all the six levels of Bloom’s taxonomy-

                                                  • Knowledge- to know specific facts, concepts or theories.
                                                  • Comprehension-to understand and interpret
                                                  • Application- to apply the knowledge to new situations
                                                  • Analysis- to draw connections among ideas
                                                  • Evaluation-to judge and compare
                                                  • Synthesis- to create something

                                                  He furtherexplained the educational learning objectives of Bloom’s taxonomy for cognitive development-

                                                  • Creating
                                                  • Evaluating
                                                  • Analysing
                                                  • Applying
                                                  • Understanding
                                                  • Remembering

                                                  He also highlighted the difference between the Bloom’s Taxonomy 1956 and 2001 forums. He suggested to include activities which involve student participation.

                                                  At the end of the session, an assessment and a feedback form were also shared with the attendees. It was an informative session.

                                                  Submitted by-

                                                  Deepali Dhingra

                                                   

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                                                      APPRECIATION PROGRAMME FOR TEACHERS

                                                      On the occasion of Teachers' Day Roshni trust organised a Teachers Appreciation program in order to applaud the hard work and effort put forward by teachers Dinesh Chand Papnay, PET, Arwachin International School has been honoured by the Roshni trust for his outstanding work and his ways of inspiring children to learn. The Guests of honour for the event were Himanshi Pandey, Chairman, Shahdara (South Zone), Shashi Chandna- Councillor, Geeta Rawat and Sunil Kumar Gupta, Chairman, Roshni Trust.

                                                      This event of appreciation was a great encouragement for the teachers to keep on doing good work for the success of their student.

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                                                        VIRTUAL INVESTITURE CEREMONY (2021-22)

                                                        Arwachin International School held ‘The Virtual Investiture Ceremony’, session 2021-22, on 4th September, 2021. The occasion was graced by the benign presence of Lt. Col. Rajender Singh, Mrs. Nair, staff members and students.

                                                        It was an opportunity to identify and felicitate the young leaders as the members of the Student Council. The ceremony began with the blessings of Goddess Sarawati. Vibhuti of Class 11 sang a soulful SaraswatiVandana. In this unique virtual dais, the virtuous and deserving Arwachinians were formally bestowed with the responsibility of leading the school from the front with their commitment, confidence and competence. The portfolios of the elected student leaders were displayed along with their photographs. Deepal Yadav, Head Girl of the old council, handed over the responsibility to Tanisha, the new Head Girl. Sports Captains, Yash Gaur and Sejal Mittal, and Cultural Secretary, PranshiSinghal, also took over their duties. The most defining moment was the Oath taking ceremony which was administered by the Head Girl. All the members pledged to uphold the values of Arwachin School and discharge their duties honestly and impartially.

                                                        Lt. Col. Rajender Singh, in his address, congratulated all the newly elected members. He emphasized that it is an individual that defines the post. Further he stressed on synergy in thoughts, words and actions which automatically distinguishes a person as a leader.

                                                        Finally Mrs. Nair also congratulated the students and entreated them to follow what they preach. She encouraged all the students to act as role models to their juniors and inspire them to be future leaders.

                                                        This occasion proved to be an exhilarating moment for all the office bearers who were filled with zest and zeal to take up their duties.

                                                        Priya Grover

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