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Teacher Empowerment Programme

“No one is you, and that’s your power."

The Teacher Empowerment Programme was held on January 12th 2024, for selected teachers from T.I. School and from the AMM Foundation Group of Schools at T.I. School, AV Hall, on the topic ‘Handling Expectations’ during the forenoon session and ‘Giving and Receiving Feedback’ in the afternoon session.

Mr. Parthiban, Physical Director of AMM School, discussed the topic ‘Handling expectations’. The session was very interactive, where he was explaining it from a student-centred approach and how as teachers they can handle them with various approaches so that the students have a learning mind-set. The session was activity-filled so that each teacher valued the importance of handling expectations in all directions.

Giving and receiving feedback was discoursed by Mrs. Sharada from AMM School by sharing the impact of our past negative and positive feedback and how this feedback can be given effectively to build a strong eco system in the organisation, which in turn makes the organisation progress towards its mission and objectives. As a solution, action plans and constructive feedback were instilled among teachers.

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Teacher Empowerment Programme

The fourth session of Teacher Empowerment Programme was held on 14th December 2023 in T.I.School, Ambattur. Mr. Shankar, AMM School and Ms. Vimalda, Vellian Chettiar Hr. Sec. School were the resource persons.

Mr. Shankar dealt with Problem Solving and Decision Making. The session began with a discussion on various problems students face. He shared a few audio clippings were students had expressed their opinion on teachers and their response to students who meet them with problems.

The participants with the help of the resource person arrived at a few strategies to deal with students’ problems.

Teachers should

  • avoid being judgmental
  • be open to listen to problems, identify the root cause and try to analyze and find ways for a solution
  • encourage them to express their difficulties wherein students would build a trust upon teachers
  • not lose confidence on their efforts and their confidence on students when they perform low
  • evolve strategies to attract students’ interest and attention towards a subject especially in cases where the choice of course in higher secondary is the parent’s and not the child’s.

Referring to the case studies participants were able to arrive at points to remember while dealing with behavioral issues of students

  • handle the problematic student individually
  • balance self emotion to prevent undesirable interactions
  • avoid exhibiting emotions to other students
  • study every child and be aware of his/her activities in and outside classroom

Ms. Vimalda began the afternoon session by giving a brief introduction on four kinds of behavior

  • Passive
  • Aggressive
  • Assertive
  • Passive Aggressive

She facilitated a discussion on situations where teachers exhibit a behavior. The following points were shared in the presentation:

  • Passive behavior – I don’t care about myself, I care about you- I LOSE-YOU WIN
  • Aggressive behavior- I care about myself. I don’t care about you- I WIN-YOU LOSE
  • Assertive- I care about myself. I care about you- I WIN-YOU WIN
  • Passive Aggressive- I don’t care about myself. I don’t care about you.-I LOSE-YOU LOSE
Teacher Empowerment Programme