Around 100 teachers from BAPS schools in Raisan, Vadodara, Silvassa, Valsad, Nagpur and Mt. Abu attended the 6th Teachers Training Conference held at the BAPS Swaminarayan Vidyamandir in Raisan, near Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
The conference was conducted by a team of experienced teachers from ‘The Swaminarayan School’ in London, led by Umesh Raja, Head of Preparatory School.
They presented ideas and methods that teachers can use to enhance their teaching skills and to help students learn more effectively. The topics covered included the use of thinker keys, multiple intelligence, identifying and coaching gifted students, developing a child’s character and outdoor learning.
Through interactive sessions, the teachers were guided on how to apply these concepts into their teaching methods.
N.K. Sinha, Principal, BAPS Vadodara, commented, “These days teachers tend not to listen, but such seminars remind and teach us to have interactive classroom sessions.”
A. Sarvanan, Academic In-Charge, BAPS Mt. Abu, said, “This seminar has taught me that only qualifications are not important, but teachers should be trained in identifying the qualities of students. The practical methods taught here will be of great benefit.”
The team from London were also pleased by how their guidance over the years has helped the teachers and students. Umesh Raja expressed, “Since our last visit, students have improved and now they have started thinking for themselves.”
Teachers from all the various BAPS Schools thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the conference.