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Professional Training Workshops

(May 21, 2018)

Empowerment of teaching is an integral part of DEF policy. Two regional workshops were conducted in Darshan Academy Delhi and Darshan Academy Ludhiana on 12 and 14 May, 2018. Teachers from various Darshan Academies attended the workshop. Experts and resource persons shared their knowledge and teachers showcased best practices. The workshops were divided into five main sectors - IP, physical education, art and craft, library and music. There was also a workshop for receptionists. The main objective of the workshop was based on skills required for the workplace. In the library session, the importance of encouraging children to inculcate a habit of reading was discussed and how to develop a reading culture in the school. Other presentations included main streaming HPE, yoga classes, classroom management, teaching methods, creative ideas for teaching music and art and how to teach PT. The I.T. Dept. shared topics on cyber awareness along with software installation. Overall the workshops were a great success inspiring and motivating the teachers with new and creative ideas.


Promising Teacher Award for Outstanding Contribution

(May 21, 2018)

The Indian International Teacher Association (IITA) Principal Conclave, North India was held on 12th of May 2018 at Professional University Phagwara. The Conclave was organised by IITA in association with Wednesday Times Magazine. Approximately 300 principals and educators from different regions of the country participated and were honoured for their contribution in the field of education. Categories of awards included the Nation Builder Award, Dr Apj Abdul Kalam Award and the Promising Teacher Award. Col G.S. Chadha, Registrar Punjab University Chandigarh and Mrs. Ashraf Noorani, Chief Guest graced the occasion. The Conclave concluded with an enthusiastic presentation on the use of technology in education by Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta, Dean LPU. At this event, PGT Chemistry Mr. Manmohan Singh, Darshan Academy Ludhiana received the Promising Teacher Award for outstanding contribution in the present education system and innovative practices. Congratulations!


International Earth Day

(May 21, 2018)

International Earth Day is celebrated worldwide by drawing people of all nations together to advance earth care. A special assembly was conducted at Darshan Academy Delhi on 21 April 2018 by the students of Grade-II under the guidance of their class teacher, Ms. Suman Sikka to sensitize others about taking good care of planet Earth. It began with the awakening thought about the present critical situation of Earth followed by an informative speech by their class teacher. The students presented a beautiful song ‘I am the Earth’ in which the beauty of the Earth and its natural landforms were compared with the present serious condition of Earth. It was followed by an inspirational speech by Mr. A David, the school Principal focusing on improving the condition of Earth and preserving its natural beauty. The students took a pledge to take care of the Earth.


Mother’s Day

(May 21, 2018)

Mother’s Day was celebrated on 10.05.2018 by the pre-primary wing in Darshan Academy, Ludhiana. The celebration started with candle lighting. Pre-primary students performed dances, rhymes and gave presentations for mothers on the stage. Mothers were invited to participate in various games, songs and dances and the winners were awarded prizes. Principal Ms Rajdeep K. Aulakh addressed the gathering on this lovely occasion. She wished everybody a happy Mother’s Day and motivated all the mothers to be a role model for their children. The celebration ended with a vote of thanks.


National Darshan Academy Teacher Trainers Workshop

(May 16, 2018)

Darshan Academy schools are founded on the principle that the whole child should be nurtured. Not only the physical and intellectual aspect of development, but also the spiritual. Meditation and a lesson of the spiritual curriculum is a practice built into the student’s schedule at Darshan Academy. This approach is helping to create generations of peacemakers. To support the implementation of this school program, Darshan Education Foundation organised a Darshan Academy National Spiritual Curriculum Teacher Trainer Workshop on 12 and 13 May 2018. It was held at Kirpal Ashram, Delhi. Darshan Academy trainers from all over India attended the two day interactive workshop to help teachers present the spiritual curriculum modules in an activity based way, and gain a deeper understanding of the subject. The highlight of the workshop was the inspiring session with Darshan Education Foundation’s Founder Chairman, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj who addressed the participants on 12 May. He encouraged the team to meditate regularly to find peace and happiness within and emphasized that actions speak louder than words. Participants expressed how the spiritual curriculum has made a positive difference in both the students’ and teachers’ lives and that it is gratifying to see the students gain a peaceful foundation. Darshan Education Foundation has a well-designed training course for new teachers to help them teach effectively. During the two days facilitators and participants shared best practices, demo lessons and activities on a variety of topics, such as storytelling, creating a welcoming class environment, and how to teach ethical values in a fun way. The professional training workshop empowered the teacher trainers with innovative ideas and skills and was an enriching and engaging experience for all.


 
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