Resource persons from leading publishing houses like Oxford University Press and Ratnasagar directed the teachers on the objectives and methodology of teaching the humanities and social sciences.
Ms Usha Pandit the author of Empowering English introduced the dynamics of teaching the seven important genres of English. Ms Pandit demonstrated to the teachers the need for autonomous learning and developing higher order thinking skills. Teachers realized the need to train students to be effective in speech and writing. Armed with this vision, teachers can now focus on building the right skills and preparing the child for a dynamic future.
Life skills as we know are abilities focused on adapting behaviour to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. Mr. Paresh Shah, Mr. Richard Martin, Mrs Anjali Sahu and Mrs Ruchi Goyal introduced the teachers to the various aspects of physical, behavioral and cognitive life skills. Teachers also learnt how personal excellence leads to performance excellence. Mr. Hemant Kulkarni and Ms Ruchi Goyal of 'Edutrac' will take over as trainers for this academic year.
Personal grooming is another area of focus for teachers aspiring to self-development. Beginning this year, teachers will learn the basics of grooming and self-presentation under the guidance of professionals from Walchand Dale Carnegie Finishing School, Symphony and Ms Gunita Chadha.