Various Events

TEACHER'S WORKSHOP

  • POCSO WORKSHOP-30th NOVEMBER, 2017

  • When children who should be cared for, nurtured and protected by society become victims of sexual assault and abuse, and when such crimes go unpunished, it is an indication that all is not well in society.

    These crimes are on the rise and laws against such heinous crimes cannot be vague or hazy. They should be stringent and well defined and should act as both a prevention & punitive measure that instills the “fear of law” in the perpetrator and also addresses the problem of the safety and security of children,

    The POCSO ACT 2012, passed by the central legislature, strengthens legal provisions for the protection of children from sexual abuse & exploitation. All educational institutions which act as caretakers of children during the day shoulder a huge responsibility for their safety.

    Therefore, to impart knowledge to the educators about how best to fulfil their responsibilities and to make the school a safer place to learn, Rajhans Vidyalaya and HMPS teachers, along with their Principals, Supervisors, our Director and the members of the APT attended the POCSO workshop organized by HMPS on Thursday 30th November, 2017. Renowned advocate Mr. Dhawal Bathia of Mumbai was the speaker who took the initiative and time off from his busy schedule to educate the attendees on the guidelines under POCSO Act 2012.

    Through his very effective PPT presentation, he informed the attendees about the course of action to be taken during such situations, the dos and don’ts to be followed, measures to be implemented for child safety in school building, bus safety measures and what should be done during the course of the investigation.

    Implementation of the measures suggested will prove a boon to the school and prevent any untoward incident from taking place.

     
      


     
  • QUALITY EVALUATION WORKSHOP- 24TH NOVEMBER, 2017

  • “I failed in some subjects, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft while I am the owner”, said Bill Gates in one of his interviews; succinctly exposing the anomalies in evaluation system in academics.

    To weed out discrepancy in the evaluation of Std X & XII Board exam papers and make it 100% error free, the CBSE Board, Chennai region organised for the first time, a Quality Evaluation Workshop. Rajhans Vidyalaya was the proud host of this very important programme which took place on Friday, 24th November, 2017. The workshop was chaired by Shri Mahesh Dharmadhikari , Regional officer, Chennai Region and Shri Neelakanda Pillai, Principal , Kolaperumal School and graced by the Principals of various CBSE Schools in and around Mumbai. Of course, the strong contingent of 190 teachers belonging to different institutions made the gathering an erudite affair.

    The seminar began with Shri Dharmadhikari commending the efforts of the examiners, the coordinators, the head examiners and the Nodal officers in making CBSE Evaluation 98.5% error free. However the remaining 1.5% disgruntled students not happy with their results was the reason for conducting this critical workshop. He reminded the audience that this minuscule percentage actually translates to 60,000 discontented students and many of them were vindicated after giving their papers for verification and re-evaluation. In fact, this year, the news of several errors in correction also received a lot of bad press and dented the reputation of the CBSE Board to certain extent. In this context, Shri Dharmadhikari went on to elaborate on the 7 types of errors committed by the examiners viz. posting errors, totalling errors, errors in grand total, unassessed answers, answers marked but marks not awarded, wrong uploading of marks and finally examiners not following the answer key. It was found that Mathematics, Chemistry and English had the maximum number of errors in correction in Std XII papers and Mathematics and Social Science in Std X. He urged all the stake holders involved in this long and arduous process of evaluation to be conscious of their sacred roles and responsibilities of contributing significantly to a child’s future through their correction.

    The last one hour before lunch break was open to all for discussion. Most of the teachers expressed their unhappiness in commuting long distances to far off centres for correction. The officials promised that 2018 would definitely see a reform in logistics as far as correction camps are concerned. In the second half of the session, the teachers and the Head examiners were asked to evaluate a scanned answer paper of their respective subjects by following the answer key and analysing the variation in marks. Several ways to eradicate these variance were discussed and a pledge to be utmost vigilant in evaluating papers was taken. Hopefully this workshop will go a long way in not only restoring the image of the board but also making it the most reliable and excellent educational edifice in this country.

     
      



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  • CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP-12th OCTOBER, 2017

  • Teachers today face umpteen challenges in the classroom ranging from large number of students, to insufficient teaching aids, student behavior, indiscipline etc. It thus becomes crucial that teachers keep renewing the methods they utilize in class for its successful management.

    To help teachers gain an insight into effective actions, which will create an environment that supports academic and emotional social learning, a workshop on “Effective Classroom Management” was held in Rajhans Vidyalaya on October 12, 2017. The workshop was conducted by two very talented Rajhans teachers- Mrs. Malarkodi and Mr. Babu Potagevan.

    This fun, interactive and extremely informative session started with teachers being divided into groups. Discussions were held on a teacher’s positive approach to the class, being in tune with student behavior and needs, and most importantly being well versed in teaching methodology to cater to the different learning needs and having a concrete class management plan.

    Well modulated voice, mastery of content, preparedness, adopting an enthusiastic, warm and approachable persona before entering the class was highlighted so that teachers and students build a rapport with each other.

    Discipline and orderliness in a class through the use of a set of rules was underlined as one of the effective class management strategies to decrease negative behavior and increase academic activity. The most interesting and engaging activity was held to derive inputs from teachers about their dream classroom. An exercise was conducted to test the auditory and visual perspectives of teachers.

    The session ended with our Principal reminding us that though we are all aware of the steps that need to be taken for effective class management a reminder refreshes the mind and utilization makes it worthwhile.


  • TEACHER’S WORKSHOP- 7TH OCTOBER, 2017

  • Creating awareness about learning disabilities in children today is extremely crucial because through this awareness, educators can focus on nurturing and enhancing the abilities that these children possess,use them as examples, highlight their achievements and the strides they have made.

    Keeping this in mind and through the initiative taken by our director, Major General Deepak Saxena, a workshop on “Coping with Developmental Disabilities in regular school stream”, was conducted on Saturday, October 7, 2017. This workshop saw the enthusiastic participation of the Principals, Vice Principals, Supervisors and teachers from all 4 schools (131 in all) under the aegis of Hansraj Morarji Trust. The workshop was conducted by a renowned Mumbai psychiatrist, Dr. Vishal Savani, who enlightened the attendees about various Developmental Learning Disabilities among children such as Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD & ASD.

     
      



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    • The attendees were guided through its identification and treatment option of medication & counselling. Various teaching strategies such as mnemonics, bullets, summary, multiple revision, audio books, note making, sharing resources, modifying evaluation etc. were suggested to help students cope better with learning. Behaviour modification techniques such as rewards, lotteries, token economy, time out were also suggested.

      The attendees were also sensitised to the fact that these students tend to feel guilty over low marks and are unsure of their output. Gaining trust and showing appreciation was thus underlined. A group activity session was also held, interspersed with various inputs from teachers. At the end of the session, vote of thanks was offered to Dr. Savani for having conducted this beneficial and inspiring workshop and to our Director Major General Deepak Saxena for providing an enriching and stimulating learning environment. The workshop ended with the attendees dispersing for lunch.