The Diocese Education Board, Belgaum invited The Teacher Foundation, Hubli to conduct Livewire workshop - “Buzzing Classrooms” in various schools in Belgaum, Dharwad, Hubli and Ranebennur.
On 12 September 2011 Buzzing Calssrooms workshop was conducted at St. Xavier's, Belgaum and the next day in Divine Mercy School, Macche, Belgaum. Then on 14 and 15 September 2011 in St. Joseph's School Dharwad and St. Mary's School, Hubli respectively and finally on 16 September 2011 in St. Lawrence School, Ranebennur.
The teachers spent a whole day engaged and involved in various activities. The number varied from 42 to 35 participants in each of the schools. Some of the activities like Sticky note compounds, Living photographs and Maths Trail were a hit in some of the schools while in some others, teachers liked activities like Dig it, Story ball and Daffy Definitions. In all these schools teachers were very new to the idea of attending a workshop as they were used to attending Seminars where they had to listen to lectures. They liked the way they were kept engaged and involved the whole day with some or the other activity and were also forced to think of devising new activities for their own classes.
Following are some of the feedback from teachers who participated in the workshop:
I learnt the importance of involving the students while teaching – Poonam Desai, Divine Mercy School, Belgaum
I learnt how to impart knowledge to students and at the same time let them have fun while learning – Sunitha S. H. St. Lawrence School, Ranebennur
I learnt that it is important to develop thinking skill in students.- Sister Natalia, St. Lawrence School, Ranebennur
It helped me to be more creative in my classroom and to use various activities while teaching to make the learning in the classroom more interesting – Mrs. Arogiamary Vinod, St. Mary's High School, Hubli
Hope the classes in these schools keep buzzing all year round!
Posted by Roopali Katti, Centre Coordinator, TTF Hubli Centre