Nagaland: Peace Channel conducts training on classroom management
DIMAPUR — The Peace Channel, in collaboration with North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR), organised a comprehensive one-day training programme tailored for teacher from Dimapur and Chümoukedima districts, on Feb. 8.
The training programme was conducted at the Peace Centre, 7th Mile, Chümoukedima, with Dr. Fr. C.P. Anto, principal of NEISSR and director of Peace Channel; Sr. Resmy and Jose V Abraham, as resource persons, an update stated.
The main objectives of the seminar were to understand the challenges of classroom management, to explore the meaning of happiness and its impact on teachers, to learn techniques for creating happy and peaceful classrooms, and to define the profile of a happy teacher.
Fr. Anto elucidated strategies for fostering happiness in the classroom, including:-
Cultivating positive teacher-student relationships: building strong connections with students by demonstrating genuine interest in their lives, providing encouragement, and being approachable.
Emphasising emotional intelligence: teaching emotional intelligence skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, social skills to promote better relationships and a positive classroom atmosphere.
Encouraging cooperative learning: fostering sense of community in the classroom through teamwork and collaboration among students.
Promoting student autonomy: providing opportunities for students to make choices in their learning, fostering motivation and engagement.
Integrating arts and creativity: incorporating creative activities into the curriculum to allow students to express themselves and find joy in learning.
Incorporating mindfulness practices: introducing mindfulness exercises and relaxation techniques to reduce stress and enhance focus.
Fr. Anto also highlighted the importance of cultivating a positive attitude among teacher animators, emphasising its pivotal role in fostering a conducive classroom atmosphere. He stressed the significance of mentoring students to explore their potential and bring forth their finest attributes.
Building upon this discourse, Sr. Resmy encouraged participants to demonstrate patience and affection in interactions with children. She advocated for proactive measures to mitigate disruptive behavior and foster supportive relationships within the educational milieu.
In the concluding the session, Jose V Abraham emphasised the indispensable role of collaborative effort in effecting positive environmental transformations. He stressed the importance of understanding each child’s background and circumstances to provide personalised support and acceptance, championing the transformative power of love in reshaping educational environments and fostering holistic growth.
The programme was attended by 35 educators representing various schools.