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Workshops & Seminars
Workshop for the Support Staff - (22 August 2015)
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A workshop for the Support Staff of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh was conducted by B-ABLE DomesteQ on 22 August, 2015. The resource persons were Ms. Asha Kumar and Mr. Rahul Sharma, Assistant Managers - Training and Placement in B-ABLE DomesteQ. The workshop aimed at improving the level of efficiency and productivity of the support staff. Cleanliness, work organization, personal grooming and good communication skills were emphasized. The training also focused on personal skills including self-awareness, self-esteem and time management.
Workshop to Improve Computer Science Education in Schools - (8, 16 & 22 August 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Workshop to Improve Computer Science Education in Schools : Click to EnlargeTwo teachers Ms. V. Lamba and Mr. N. Gupta of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a 3 day workshop on 8 August, 16 August and 22 August, 2015 which was organised by IIIT-Delhi with the support of Google India.

It was conducted by the computer science faculty from IIIT-Delhi, IIT-Delhi and Google.

The resource persons were Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Director, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi and Prof. Naveen Garg IIT, Delhi. It was attended by around 100 teachers from different schools of Delhi.

The motive of the workshop was strengthening computer science teaching and improvement of computer science education in schools. The workshop was enriching and informative.
Workshop by Cartoon Network - (7 August 2015)
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Cartoon Network held a workshop for students of Classes I and II on 7 August, 2015 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The aim was to promote the programme, ‘Adventure Time’. Various activities were held and prizes were given. It was greatly enjoyed by the students.
C.B.S.E. Capacity Building Training Program on ‘Personality Development’ - (4 August 2015)
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Six students namely, Kabir Singh Khurana (IX B), Jasmine Kapoor (IX G), Sanya Batra (X G), Siddharth Aghi (X B), Sushmit Vaish (XI E) and Jahnavi Seth (XI F) of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh participated in a C.B.S.E. Capacity Building Training Program on ‘Personality Development’ at Moolchand Medicity on 4 August, 2015. The workshop focused on importance of personality development, interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication and anger management. The workshop was interactive with many activities and power point presentation. Students were also given reading material to impart the information in their respective schools as peer assessors.
Game Jaam Titans Workshop - (3 August 2015)
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In association with Mind Box, St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh organized a workshop on Game Development on 3 August, 2015 in the school premises. The resource person Mr. Naveen Pathania shared his knowledge with 50 students of various schools of Delhi. The five hour long workshop was all about the unity and game maker software. The students were taught about various aspects of game development and the options available in Unity Software i.e. theme, assets, player enemy, etc.
Film It Technical Workshop by INTACH - (30 July 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Film It Technical Workshop by INTACH : Click to EnlargeThree students - Gaurika Gupta (VII-H), Deepank Shokeen (VIII-A) and Gitesh Narang (VIII-A) along with teacher in-charge Mr. N. Gupta of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended Film It Technical Workshop on 30 July, 2015 at Intach Office, Lodhi Road. Mr. Ankit and Shriya leading short Film makers of India gave valuable tips on how to make short films with special emphasis on camera settings and angles, required for the videos. Students were asked to make videos on the spot and a few videos were shown for the students to understand the nuances of film making better.

The resource person also explained the use of the software Windows Movie Maker for video editing.


Pro - Social Peer Moderator Programme on Risk Behaviour Management - (29 July 2015)
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Career Counselling Workshop - (28 July 2015)
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On 28 July, 2015, students of Class XII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on ‘Career Counselling’ conducted by Mr. Jitin Chawla. The two hour workshop gave an insight about various career options available after Class XII. These included the more sought after ones like B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, BMS and also, the lesser know but equally well paying professions in the hospitality sector, interior designing, architecture and fine arts.

Information related to free online courses was also shared and attending the workshop motivated the students to correctly choose a career and also to work hard to achieve their goals.

Workshop on Making and Breaking Iron - (28 July 2015)
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Twenty students of Class VIII along with teachers Ms. N .V. Punj and Ms. I. Barua of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on ‘Making and Breaking Iron’ at the Innovation Space Centre at National Science Centre on 28 July, 2015. The session was conducted by Mr. Dinesh Malik, Education Officer, Innovation Space. The students were supposed to dismantle an electric iron and then put it back together in working condition. The workshop was informative and motivated the students to use memory and handle electric equipments safely.
Film It Content Workshop - (24 July 2015)
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Three students - Ishan Agarwal (VIII B), Khushi Jain (VIII B) and Mehar Singh (VII H) alongwith teacher incharge Ms. P. Minocha of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended Film It Content Workshop on 24 July, 2015. It was organised by INTACH and conducted by Mr. Feisal Alkazi. Students were given valuable tips on how to make interesting one minute films on various aspects of our heritage. Students were asked to share their ideas on which they would like to make films and some good films made by students were also shown.
Career Counselling Workshop - (21 July 2015)
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On 21 July, 2015, a workshop on Career Counselling for Class X was conducted by Mr. Jitin Chawla in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The main purpose of the workshop was to guide the students how to choose their options (Science, Commerce, Humanities) after Class X and then later to choose their Career as per their aptitude and personality. They were explained the wider choice of careers after XII and the various subject combinations for various career. It was quite beneficial workshop for the students.

Students of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh excel in North East Film Festival organised by CBSE - (July 2015)
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Of the 300 short videos on North east depicting culture, trade, beauty of the region made by students from all over the country, the video An Uncut Diamond made by the students of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh made it to the top 25.

The students, Manav Prabhakar (X C), Himanshu Gupta (XI D), Rohan Garg (XI E), Mandeep Singh (X C), Hardik Bharti (X C) and Mayank Negi (X C) along with teacher in charge, Mr. N. Gupta participated in the screening of the best 25 videos and also in the panel discussion. The team was appreciated for its effort and each member received a certificate for their endeavour.
Accountancy Workshop - (17 July 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Accountancy Workshop : Click to EnlargeA workshop on Accountancy i.e. “Knowledge Sharing Meet” by CA. (Dr.) G. S. Grewal and Mr. R. K. Khosla was held on 17 July, 2015 at Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies which was attended by teacher Ms. J. Anand of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh.

Around 125 teachers from different schools of Delhi attended the workshop.

The aim of workshop was to equip teachers with the Changes in the Syllabus and Question Paper for Examination, 2016. Since the Companies Act is changing on daily basis, such workshops are certainly a good teaching - learning experience.
CBSE Workshop for Introducing Vocational Subject IX Std. onwards - (16 July 2015)
On 16 July, 2015 C.B.S.E conducted a workshop in Bal Bharti Public School (Near Ganga Ram Hospital) which was attended by Ms. A. Sapra and Ms. I. Barua from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The resource person was Mr. V. V. Prasada Rao (Director, Vocational and Edusat). Around 200 teachers from different schools of Delhi and NCR attended the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to introduce FMM (Financial Marketing Management) so that students are well equipped with Skill development. C.B.S.E. conducted the workshop in collaboration with NSE.
Extramarks Principal’s Meet : ‘Engage Me’ Forum 2015 - (3 July 2015)
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The main point of discussion was about learning through digital learning content delivered via technology - enabled ‘Smart Learn Class Tablets and After - School solutions as well as the professionally developed interactive content based on curriculum and unique layered pedagogy of 5 Es i.e., ‘Engage, Enquiry, Experiment, Expand and Evaluate’. In this seminar it was stressed that weaving technology into the system would transform the world into a classroom - without boundaries.
India Education Summit 2015 Conference - (28 May 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - India Education Summit 2015 Conference : Click to EnlargeMs. B. Taneja and Ms. S. Bhatnagar, teachers with St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended the Second India Education Summit 2015 conference organized by Business World on 28 May, 2015.

The Summit highlighted the tactical and strategic initiatives taken by the government in the field of education and the steps taken to make a conducive investment landscape in the Indian Education Sector.

It also focused on the use of technology in the system and putting the Indian higher education on the world map and building, scaling and sustaining skill development in the present generation.
Workshop on “Opening Doors for Education of Children with Special Needs” - (25 May 2015)
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Electronics Workshop by CoolJunk Technologies - (15 to 21 May 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Electronics Workshop by CoolJunk Technologies : Click to EnlargeA six day Electronics Workshop was held in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh from 15 May, 2015 to 21 May, 2015. 40 students from Classes VII to X participated in this workshop.

Students learnt major components of electronics and conducted around 46 experiments. They got knowledge of different logic gates and transistors. It was really a wonderful exposure for all the students.

All the students were awarded with CoolJunk Kits and certificate of participation.
Memory Enhancement Workshop - (12 May 2015)
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A workshop on Memory Enhancement was held on 12 May, 2015 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh for Class VIII. Mr. Deepak Chaubey made the students familiar with the ‘law of association’ and ‘image construction’ for the sharpening of their intellect. He amazed students and gathered a big round of applause for his skill of memory retention.
Career Counselling Workshop - (12 May 2015)
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A workshop was conducted for commerce students of classes XI and XII in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public school, Meera Bagh on 12 May, 2015. The resource person of the workshop was Mr. Vivek Wankede from Edumentor. He discussed various courses which students can opt for after class XII with special emphasis on management courses. He gave the tips to crack entrance exams and motivated the students to prepare for these when they have sufficient time right now. In the end he gave a test to the students to check their aptitude. It was an enriching experience for the students as their queries were also solved after the session.
Workshop on Aggression Management - (5 May 2015)
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The workshop trained the students to become peer trainers for classmates and junior students by understanding the reasons for their anger and to learn effective techniques to manage and constructively channelize their energies, without being a threat to themselves or others. Effective communication, empathy and assertiveness were the life - skills imparted to students to aid them in their endeavour.
Teachers attend the Annual Conference organised by Forum of Public Schools - (2 May 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Teachers attend the Annual Conference organised by Forum of Public Schools : Click to EnlargeMs. A. Gupta, Educational Supervisor, Ms. G. Rajan, Global Coordinator, Ms. M. Madan and Ms. Rooma, teachers from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended the Annual Conference organised by Forum of Public Schools on 2 May, 2015. The theme of the conference was Visualizing Transformation : Diverse Learning Curve. The key speakers at the conference were Mr. J. S. Rajput, eminent educationist, Mr. R. S. Sharma, Head, CIET, NCERT, Major D. P. Singh, Kargil War hero and Ms. Geeta Dharmarajan, Founder Director, Katha.

Each session at the conference was enriching where each speaker emphasised on the need for out of the box thinking and innovative teaching learning methodology. The session by Ms. Geeta Dharmarajan , which was chaired by Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal, emphasised on giving space and liberty to students while Major D. P. Singh spoke about making every child realise that he was his own boss.
Interactive Session with Ms. Sunita Williams - (20 April 2015)
On 20th April 2015, Tarushi Pathak (X B), Mankirat Singh (X B), Gorika Pathak (X C) and Rahul Pande (IX F) of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh got an opportunity to interact with the famous astronaut Ms. Sunita Williams at the American Centre. During the interactive session, students asked Ms. Williams about her life, parents and how can they become astronauts in future.
Workshop on Cyber Crime at St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - (April 2015)
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The resource person was Mr. Rakshit Tandon, an Indian computer security expert.

Speaking extensively on Safe Internet Surfing and the aftermath of the various crimes committed on cyber space, Mr. Tandon held the audience spell bound by citing several real life examples thus leaving everyone thoughtful about importance of safety on cyber space.
7th EduConvex - A Workshop on Learner Centric Education for the 21st Century - (18 April 2015)
7th EduConvex - A Workshop on Learner Centric Education for the 21st Century
Education’ in the Air Force Auditorium, at Subroto Park, New Delhi.

The eminent panelists Prof. M. M. Pant, Mr. D. C. Pant, Mr. John Kerr, Mr. Jack Rivers, Ms. Shivani Kapoor and Ms. Pooja Goyal discussed about various issues like learner centric and personalized learning programmes, gaining practical insights for creating plans for implementation of personalized learning framework, removing maths phobia, modern day parenting and handling gifted children.

The workshop concluded with all the speakers agreeing unanimously, that the goal of education should not be only building careers but making the learners ‘good’ and ‘caring’ human beings.
Workshop on Sex Education - (6 April 2015)
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Making a support group structure to reinforce parenting skills and monitoring the child’s well being was the agenda of the workshop.
Smart Class Orientation Programme - (30 March 2015)
A Smart Class Orientation Programme was organised for the teachers on 30 March, 2015. Teachers were familiarized with the working of the system and its usage in the classroom. The various features of the system were explained and the session was aimed at training the first time users.
Workshop on Elements of Sex Education - (21 March 2015)
On 21 March 2015, Ms. R. Anand, Educational Supervisor and Ms. K. Razdan, TGT English from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on “Elements of Sex Education” conducted by Parwarish Institute of Parenting.

The aim of the workshop was to empower teachers to open up channels of communication with their children. It will help the teachers to break the barriers around ‘talking about their bodies’ and make their children confident to deal with issues related to it.

The uniqueness of this program is that it refurbishes the concept of sex education and calls it the workshop or training on ‘Body Science’. The sole idea, in order to educate the children, is to first change the perspective of parents, teachers and society at large.
United Nations Workshop - (27 February 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - United Nations Workshop : Click to EnlargeMs. S. Malik, Ms. P. Arora and Ms. Rooma, teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop to mark the ongoing 70th Anniversary Year and to celebrate the World Wildlife Day organized under aegis of United Nations on 27 February, 2015. Ms. Kiran Mehra Kerpelman (UNIC – Director of India and Bhutan) launched a UN days and observances Flyer and also spoke about the necessity of understanding the goals and objectives of United Nations.

The second half of the workshop included a Talk on Tiger Conservation by Raghav Chandra, IAS officer and author of ‘Scent of Game’, a fictional work highlighting the depleting reserves of Tiger population due to poaching and hunting.
C.B.S.E Inculcating Counseling Skills in Teachers - (19 February 2015)
Ms. M. Pathak and Ms. T. Kant, teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a Capacity Building Programme on ‘Inculcating Counseling Skills in Teachers’ organised by C.B.S.E. and conducted by ‘Expressions India’ on 19 February, 2015 The programme aimed to sensitize teachers for the growing need of comprehensive counseling and equip them with creative approaches in areas of counseling. The workshop was certainly a learning experience as they could understand the need of appropriate counseling therapy.
Energizing the Leaders of Tomorrow - (16 February 2015)
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The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Xavier Rouget and Mr. Victor Denhaze - coach of the Mentally Fit Institute, Belgium. They offered various tools to handle the stress that students face.

They emphasized that one should reinforce ones physical, mental and emotional batteries and stay connected with the sense and direction one wants for his life.

When actions are aligned with our quest, performance becomes energizing. This workshop clarified the essential ingredients for individual growth.
Workshop on Active Learning : The Metacognition - (14 February 2015)
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Mrs. Neera Chopra, the renowned resource person enlightened the teachers about the different strategies for enhancing active learning in class. The workshop also taught ways of engaging the students interest besides giving them the desired information and ensuring that they understand the concepts being taught.
Workshop on Cyber Crime - (2015)
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The motive of the workshop was to know about the Lax related to Cyber Crime. He discussed about Sections 66 and 67 of Information Technology Act India. The workshop was really enriching as many cyber related crimes done by individuals were cited as examples.

Around 70 teachers from various schools of Delhi attended this workshop.
Clean Hands Activity - (23 January 2015)
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A Power Point Presentation was shown and a story telling session was conducted to put the message across clearly. Students enjoyed themselves thoroughly.


Economics Workshop - (17 January 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Economics Workshop : Click to EnlargeAn Economics workshop was organised by V.K. Publications at Hotel Tulip on 17 January, 2015 for Class XII Economics teachers. It was attended by Ms. H. Kaur and Ms. S. Kansra from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. Mr. V. K. Ohri, Associate Professor (Retd.) of Shyam Lal College (Delhi University) Delhi, discussed various problems related to micro and macro economics and the changes in the C.B.S.E. question paper pattern.
Yoga Workshop for Teachers - (15 January 2015)
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A Yoga workshop was held for teachers of classes VI to XII on 15 January, 2015 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. It was taken up by Mr. Saket Gupta, a senior faculty of the Art of Living and the coordinator of YES and Art Excel workshops in Delhi.

He talked about the various kinds of stress (physical and mental), and how to deal with it effectively using simple exercises, breathing techniques and relaxing meditation. He also explained how to meditate and the benefits of meditation. He shared some of the ways to handle difficult students and improve the behaviour of various students.

The simple pranayams and techniques taught were extremely effective. Around 60 teachers attended the workshop. The teachers felt relaxed and rejuvenated after it.
Workshop on OTBA and PSA - (15 January 2015)
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St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - OTBA and PSA Workshop : Click to EnlargeA workshop was conducted on Open Text Book Assessment (OTBA) and Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for around 38 teachers teaching classes IX to XII on 15 January, 2015 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh by Ms. Preeti Ahuja, who is working as a trainer for an International English Language Program - PAN (India State Government Program). The objective of this workshop was to make teachers aware about the latest information regarding OTBA and PSA and to answer their queries, which will help them to promote and assess the skills of analytical reasoning, critical thinking, decision making, etc. of the students.

Ms. Preeti Ahuja discussed the points to be kept in mind for OTBA like Content or Questions can’t be changed in SA - II. For PSA there are no specific books and it is to check the general application skills of the students through Qualitative and Quantitative ways. She answered the queries of teachers through FAQs.

Self Defence Workshop - (15 January 2015)
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St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh organised a workshop on self defence on 15 January, 2015. It was conducted by Mr. Sunny Kumar Choudhary, Black Belt in Judo. He is a freelancer and is a coach in C.R.P.F. Public School, Dwarka. He taught about self defence when a person is unarmed. Around 43 non-science teachers from class VI to VIII of the school participated in this workshop and learnt the technical skills of self defence. Teachers participated with zeal and really enjoyed the activities.
Workshop for Hindi Teachers - (15 January 2015)
A workshop for 36 teachers teaching Class I to V and Hindi teachers of class VI to X was organised in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 15 January, 2015. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Piyush Kumar Sharma, a recipient of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Rashtriya Shikshak Samman, 2013. He served as a professor in Dronacharya Degree College, Greater Noida. Nearly 50 books have been published on different topics, authored by him.

Dr. Piyush Kumar Sharma addressed the problems faced while teaching Hindi. The teachers got an insight into new methods of tackling the issues concerning the language and how the students can be motivated to learn the difficult aspects in an interesting manner. The workshop conducted by him laid emphasis on ‘Matras’ and errors related to spellings in Hindi. It was definitely a good way to enhance the skills of the teachers which in turn would filter down to the students and help them.
Workshop on Effective Science Teaching - (15 January 2015)
A workshop on Effective Science Teaching was conducted by Dr. Lalit Kishore in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 15 January, 2015. Dr. Lalit Kishore has researched on mastery learning strategy of physics instruction and has done Ph.D in Education and Masters in Physics. He has been the Director of Jeevan Vigyan Academy, Jain Vishva Bharati. Some of the topics that were discussed were ‘Use of textbook as an effective learning aid, Language of Science, Nature of Science, Visual Symbols of Science, Conceptual pictures of animals using line diagram, How to make science progressive, etc. This was done with the use of blackboard, simple activity using straws, A -4 size sheet of paper. 35 teachers from class I - V and Science teachers of class VI to VIII attended this workshop. Overall it was an effective workshop.
ELT Workshop - (14 January 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - ELT Workshop for Primary Section : Click to EnlargeOn 14 January, 2015, an ELT workshop for English teachers was conducted in St. Mark’ Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh by Dr. Samson Thomas, a well known name in the English fraternity. He is also an author of several course books in English and has contributed articles to leading English Journals. He is presently working as an Associate Professor of the English and Foreign Language University. This workshop was attended by 41 teachers from the primary as well as English teachers of the middle section.

Dr. Thomas covered the Grammar teaching strategies and also laid stress on the features of effective explanation in the grammar class. His objective was to make English grammar an interesting subject and engage students using play way activities. Dr. Thomas made the workshop very lively by conducting activities which included songs related to grammar. By the end of the workshop all the teachers learnt how to create a tension free atmosphere in the class and applaud good effort and also encourage the students to practice grammar on their own.



Workshop on Life Skills - (14 January 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - ELT Workshop for Primary Section : Click to EnlargeA workshop on ‘Life Skills’ was conducted by Ms. Geetanjali Kumar in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 14 January, 2015. This workshop was attended by 81 teachers (a few primary teachers and teachers of Class VI to XII except the English teachers).

Teachers were divided into groups and were asked to give a name to their group based on a social issue, a slogan, a symbol and write a few lines supporting their selection of names. This activity enhanced the inter - personal relationship, co-operative attitude, creativity, leadership quality, etc. of the teachers. Ms. Geetanjali Kumar also converted the short story of ‘The Thirsty Crow’ into a poem form and asked the teachers some questions which could assess the thinking skills, creative skills, emotional skills, etc. Such activities are of great help in assessing the students in their co - scholastic field. Overall, it was a very informative workshop and was an enriching experience.



 
 
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