Workshop On Bridging The Gap Between The Junior And The Middle School

DPS RK Puram organised an academic workshop on September 23, 2017 to bridge the gap between junior and middle schools. The workshop was attended by teachers of the junior schools of DPS RK Puram – DPS East of Kailash and DPS Vasant Vihar, as well as the subject in charges at DPS RK Puram. The focus of the workshop was the model teaching sessions conducted by the teachers of all three schools with the Principal taking the lead.

The workshop started with the Principal conducting a model teaching session on two different topics – one on how to teach a poem, and the second on creative writing. The session, an eye-opener for teachers, highlighted the importance of asking the right questions to elicit responses from students that deepened their understanding of the lesson. This session was followed by a series of simultaneously conducted sessions at different venues for subjects like English, Mathematics, EVS, Hindi, Physical Education, Art and Performing Arts.

The workshop on teaching of English literature and language for classes three, four and five took place in the seminar room. It was attended by twenty two teachers from DPS Vasant Vihar, East of Kailash and R.K.Puram. The Opening Session, conducted by the teachers of DPS EOK – Mrs. Niharika Khare and Mrs. Kiran Tandon, was a hands-on session involving all the teachers present. The session was filled with activities like testing of reading and listening skills; vocabulary enrichment games and quizzing. The second session was presented by Ms. Dolly Wadera, Ms. Suniti Banga and Ms. Monica Aggarwal of DPS VV on teaching of ‘Singular and Plural’. They used variety of props and storytelling method as a game charger. The third session was based on teaching of ‘Poetry’, conducted by Ms. Renu Krishna and Ms. Madhuri Sahgal of DPS VV. Their presentation included differences between Prose and Poetry; Types of Poetry; Tools Used; Poetic Devices and Different Forms of Poetry. The sessions were interesting and informative. It was an enriching experience as the teachers shared the various strategies and their expertise making teaching methodology interactive and motivating.

The Mathematics workshop was conducted into two phases. The first phase was conducted by the teachers of DPS Vasant Vihar – Ms. Monica Chandra, Ms. Nupur Handa and Ms. Neha Shahidon the ‘Number Family’. They introduced the number family concepts using family bonds, siblings. Addition and Subtraction was reinforced using sibling activity. Various interesting games were shared like Tambola, Dumb Charades which were played using basic operations of Mathematics at a starting level and further extrapolated to concepts of factors, multiplication etc.

Outdoor activity games using basic operations of Mathematics and Number Facts was played. The second phase was covered by DPS EOK teachers – Ms. Mitali Malhotra, Ms. Mini Baijal and Ms. Sonia Shiv on ‘Fractions’ They introduced the topic using Pizza Slices by paper plate cutting and folding. Various worksheets were given for hands on practice.

‘Fraction Art’ Activity was introduced using Akbar Birbal using number line concept was introduced in fractions. The workshop was a learning experience for the teachers of both the schools.

The Hindi workshop was conducted in three sessions and was attended by 15 teachers from both the junior schools. The first session was based on ‘Language Development through Storytelling’ conducted by Ms. Reeta Prasad of DPS Vasant Vihar. It was an interactive session with storytelling combined with elements like poem/songs, etc. The session also include a group activity where group members wrote stories using words given. The second session was conducted by Ms. Meenu Malhotra of DPS East of Kailash on teaching of various aspects of the Hindi alphabet.The session was interactive and the teacher used various teaching aids, activities, examples and a workbook. The third session was conducted by Ms. Vidyotama Pandey and Ms. Sangeeta Panigarhi of DPS Vasant Vihar. They used a variety of teaching aids to teach the concept of ‘Vishashan’. An interactive strategy was made use of whereby group activities enhanced the flavour of the contents being taught.

The EVS workshop was conducted in two sessions. The first session was conducted by the teachers of DPS East of Kailash – Ms. Ruchira Bajpai and Ms. Manjeet Gandhi (SST) and Ms. HK Lamba (Science). The teachers made an effective use of teaching aids, worksheets and games to explain various concepts. The second session was conducted by Ms. Amita Chauhan, Ms. Sangeeta Malik and Ms. Archana Pental using a variety of activities, worksheets, PowerPoint Presentations and stories to make the concepts relatable and easy to understand.

The workshop for teachers teaching classes Nursery, Prep and one was organised in the AVH. Ms Dolly Chanana, Headmistress, DPS East of Kailash, addressed the teachers in the AVH and highlighted the need to keep the children happy and excited. Teachers from DPS East of Kailash and DPS Vasant Vihar, teaching Nursery, Prep and class I, made their presentations on various topics taught in English. Various presentations were made on the methodology of teaching pre-number concepts, storytelling and introduction of letters like L, T and I for Nursery students. All these were extremely lively and involved a lot of movement and participation of the audience. The teachers also demonstrated how they used props like hand puppets, flash cards and board games in their teaching. A session on Reading activities and Storytelling for Prep students was conducted which showed how music, dance and voice modulation can all be combined to make a storytelling class a fun-filled one and can help students to learn new things with ease. Words beginning with the new letters that were to be taught were emphasized repeatedly so that children could connect the consonant and its sound to the word. Games like Passing the Parcel and Word Tambola were also played to show how they can be very useful tools in the teaching process. The presentation on Articles and Blends showed how games could help children learn the correct use of the articles and to identify the blend sounds. Teachers showed how students could be asked to Ring the Month or any other concept they were doing in the classrooms using materials that are easily available.

A presentation on Physical Fitness demonstrated the ‘Asanas’ which can help in improving the students’ vocal chords, agility of their limbs and concentration. The audience also participated in a very relaxing laughter session. The enthusiasm of the teachers conducting the sessions was infectious and the workshop was a truly learning experience for all those who attended it.

The workshops for teachers teaching Physical Education, Art and Performing Arts were also conducted with teachers from both schools sharing their best practices with each other.



Workshop For Teachers – 16 September 2017

Two workshops were organized for the teachers of East of Kailash ,Vasant Vihar and R. K. Puram on 16 September 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM in the AVH. In the first session, Dr.O.P.Yadava, CEO and Chief Cardiac Surgeon at the National Heart Institute, addressed the teachers on ‘Stress – A Physical and Psychological Disorder’. The ideology behind the workshop was to understand the concept of stress and its effects. Dr. Yadava emphasized on the need for us to be more accepting about setbacks in life.

Dr.O.P Yadava spoke about the need to decipher the difference between good stress and bad stress. He advised that people should not focus on either their failures or victories, as this may result in severe stress problems. He emphasized that we must keep our thought process positive.

The second session was about ‘The Mental Health of Children In the Classroom’ which began at 9:20 AM. Ms Greetika Virdi, Counselling Psychologist, and Aditi Kaulitz, Expressive Art Based Therapist, Fortis Hospital started the workshop with an interesting activity.

They focused on the fact that it is important to identify the specific problem that a child might be facing and fulfill their required demands accordingly. They emphasized that the most integral part of the teaching process is to show empathy towards the need of a child, build the child’s confidence and to focus on various aspects of the child’s mental development. They mentioned that teachers must be accepting and understanding regarding the various kinds of personalities in their respective classrooms.

Both the sessions were quite interactive with many teachers putting up queries and seeking advice on dealing with various situations in their classrooms.



Workshops For Teachers – 15 September 2017

An Interactive Session on ‘Stress: A Physical and Psychological Disorder’ was organized in the first session on 15 September 2017 in the AVH. The Principal Ms Vanita Sehgal welcomed Dr Viveka Kumar Senior Director-Cath Lab and senior Consultant Interventional Cardiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket with a small token of regard. Dr Kumar conducted the session from 8 – 9 am and apprised the teachers about the various stress related disorders that one must guard against. He laid emphasis on maintaining a healthy lifestyle to avoid high cholesterol and high triglycerides leading to frequent heart attacks in the most productive years of one’s life. The teachers clarified their fears and apprehensions about various heart conditions. The workshop culminated with a vote of thanks by the Vice Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan.

An Interactive Session on ‘Bone, Joint and Muscle Care for Teachers’ was conducted by Dr Prateek Kumar Gupta, Senior Orthopaedic Consultant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,an ex alumni of DPS R.K.Puram.

The session was conducted from 10-11 am. He was welcomed by the Vice Principal, Mrs Renu Nayar with a token of appreciation. He informed the teachers about various causes of bone related diseases and the corrective measures like a good posture and regular check-ups to be undertaken to avoid the risk of the onset of osteoporosis and arthritis. The teachers asked him various queries and he satisfactorily answered the same. He concluded the session with stressing on the importance of Vit D and Calcium in the diets. The vote of thanks was given by the Vice Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan.

The sessions were very informative and eye openers for the faculty members.



Teacher’s Day 2017

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

The Teacher’s Day at D.P.S R.K Puram was celebrated on 05 September, 2017 with a lot of zest. The teachers were greeted with beautiful cards in the morning, with the students expressing their love and gratitude for them.

The event commenced with the School Appointments wishing the teachers and thanking them for all the knowledge they had imparted to the students. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal addressed the gathering, where she expressed her affection for the students and thanked them for making their teaching experiences worthwhile. She then invited the Vice Principals, Ms. Anita Singh, Ms Padma Srinivasan and Dr. Renu Nayar, along with the Headmistress, Ms.Rashmi Malhotra, to give out the ‘Best Teacher’ awards to Ms. Sangeeta Mishra and Ms. Ruby Bhattacharya. Following this, the teachers sportingly participated in a surprise game where they answered interesting questions such as, “If you could have one super power, what would you choose?” The students presented the teachers with a beautiful musical performance followed by a theatrical extravaganza.

The teachers were given relief from their usual duties and were taken to watch a motion picture. The senior students took over the mantle of responsibility and adopted the roles of teachers. The celebrations terminated with the teachers spending time with the students in their respective classrooms.



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