Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Interactive and Inspiring Session @ Einstein!

 Senior school teachers at the Einstein campus had an interactive and inspiring session with Mr. Shomie Das the founder chairman of Peoplecombine Education Initiatives. Senior school teachers were truly blessed to interact with a great personality like him.

He spoke about how to be an inspiring teacher. An alumnus of The Doon School, he has served as the headmaster of The Doon School, Mayo College and Lawrence School, Sanawar. He had earlier taught in Gordonstoun School in the UK. He established the Oakridge International School in Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam and Bengaluru. After his earlier education at The Doon School, he graduated from St. Xavier's College, of the University of Calcutta and the University of Cambridge. After working at Gordonstoun School, where he taught Prince Charles, he was principal of Mayo College from 1969 to 1974. He then became headmaster of the Lawrence School, Sanawar in 1974 and held this position until 1988.He served as headmaster of The Doon School from 1988 to 1995.

He spoke at length about the four essential points that should be kept in mind while dealing with students.

·        Firstly, to never kill the curiosity of students and encourage them to explore and estimate.

·        Secondly, to encourage them to think. There is rhythm in everything that we do and we should help students to identify and enjoy the rhythm.

·        To encourage children to learn from peers as children learn best when they are among peers.

·        And lastly, never to hurt the self-esteem of the students as it will leave a scar in their minds and hamper their growth.

It was truly an inspiring session which ended with an inspirational and motivational video about a school teacher who makes a difference to a child’s life.


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