Participants and officials during the State Level Orientation for Eklavya Boarding School Science and Mathematics Teachers held at the State College of Teacher Education, Kohima on February 10. (DIPR Photo)
Kohima, Feb. 13 (MExN): The Inaugural State-Level Orientation Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers at Eklavya Boarding School was held at the State College of Teacher Education, Kohima on 10 February.
A DIOR report said the two-day orientation program was organized by the Nagaland TRI in conjunction with the State College of Teacher Education, Kohima and funded by the Tribal Research Institute Division, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Indian government.
Special Guest, Additional Secretary, Tribal Affairs, Nchumbemo Lotha, NSS said the orientation program was aimed at ensuring that all teachers new to the school are trained quickly and effectively on their respective subjects. He added that the orientation program ensures that all teachers in the school are quickly and effectively socialized into the school culture and allows them to integrate seamlessly into the school community. He said the modules covered by the program provide new teachers with an in-depth understanding of the philosophy, culture, classroom management principles and teaching and learning practices followed in the school.
Lotha said the foundation of all teaching should be to introduce critical thinking in children and that knowledge is limited, but ideas and imagination are not. He encouraged teachers to teach their students to be insightful and insightful and to help them understand the value of character and more than position or rank. He also encouraged teachers to be passionate about their profession.
Program Chair Dr. Elizabeth Walling delivered the welcome address while the vote of thanks was offered by Dr. Runi Nakro, Vice Principal, SCTE-K.