“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.”
On 16 February, 2023 an interactive session was conducted under the tutelage of Dr. Rajeshwar Mishra, mentor of Manava Bharati India International School. It was conducted in the presence of Director Dr. Himanshu Shekhar Sir and Principal Dr. Geeta Shukla maam.
The session commenced with the sharing of experience of Dr. Mishra Sirwith the students of class XI on 15 February, 2023. He expressed how students as well as teachers came out with honest opinions about each other showcasing a wonderful teacher-student relationship here.
He said that school teachers are great researchers and the foundation of research has to come from schools. He spoke of the book “Diwaswapna” authored by Gijubhai Badheka who introduced innovative Montessori education methods expressed.
Then he conducted an activity wherein teachers had to create a story through the hints provided. The creativity of the teachers got unravelled as they enthusiastically read out their newly created stories. He later expressed his wish to get all these stories published as a single book. To this, everyone agreed and teachers began the process of compilation there itself.
Next, Dr. Mishra conducted another activity of creating dialogues based on a situation. This too, showcased the utmost enthusiastic participation of teachers as they read out the dialogues.
Then, a PowerPoint presentation came up showing a few case studies which were taken from Dr. Mishra’s real life experiences. They were based on his interactions with five different students who overcame life’s challenges with the support and cooperation of their teachers.
Dr. Rajeshwar Mishra shared his experiences and told everyone about the importance of being understanding and empathetic towards students. He said that a teacher’s aim should be to uplift a child and boost his/her morale to become a confident human being.
The session was interspersed with a lunch break and tea break. The entire session was enriching for all the teachers as it opened new vistas to take school education to a new level, that of a teaching learning process embraced with compassion and understanding. Teachers went back home with a greater understanding and beautiful memories of this interactive session.