The role of a teacher is vital in developing human capital. It is not just enough for the
teachers to transmit academic knowledge to students but it is also important that teachers
possess crucial soft skills. These soft skills are essential to engage the students meaningfully
and improve their comprehension, shape their self-esteem, nurture students’ abilities and help
them in their overall development.
Some of the challenges teachers face today can be classified into areas like effective commutation and teaching styles, managing emotions and stress, flexibility in thinking and decision making, creativity, self and health management. A lot of research done by various individuals and institutions also suggests the need for teacher development in these areas.
Given these challenges, we offer training based on Mindfulness. This is to help attain well-being so that the teachers can in turn shape students’ capabilities judiciously. It can also foster a strong community which collaborates and helps each other. We offer Mindfulness based programs on Emotional Intelligence and the outcome include the following
Students learn and retain more when their senses are fully engaged. This requires teachers’ to not merely present the lessons but create a very engaging delivery. Our theatre-based story telling workshop addresses this need, where teachers learn effective theatre based tools. The highlight of this training is that, teachers can see a shift in their performance using the techniques and regular practice can further develop them to be excellent storytellers.
The training was a quantum leap in motivation for all. Now coming to self I was not very vocal during the training. The reason was “dropping the stories” as most of the stories was with me and the stories are like self-imposed taboos about which I was thinking and even now thinking. I always have biased and illogical confidence in my brain power and not on the body. Now I have come across the issues of the self, the body, and its synchronization. Small changes I am working out and hoping for a changed self.
It was a wonderful experience. The 4 days were, really, a learning curve. It was really sort of renewal ,as taught in the training, of Physical, Social, Mental and Emotional. In the last 17 years, of my experience , I’ve attended around 8 training programmes . After the training, when someone asks, I would explain it theoretically or rather unable to share. The Module of this Program has been conceptualised in an exemplary way. The execution was too good. Mr.Nitten was exceptional.
Earlier paragraph, I had said,” I was unable to share the earlier training programmes experiences with my friends, colleague or relatives”. I am so happy that I have started sharing this little knowledge, gained ,with my Friends and Family. I had met 2 of my Friends, through my IIM class,on Friday . I was sharing this experience of, 6 needs, Daily renewals , Scramble pattern and Anchoring with them. They were astounded and said, ”It sounds good and realistic”. Yesterday, it was with my wife and neighbours in my Flat. They were all surprised to see a change in my body language and conversation.
Moreover, during the Training we did this exercise of dropping the stories. I had done this with my sister. I reached home yesterday night. I was sharing the happenings of training program with my wife. During the course she said, ”Your sister called me daily in the last 4 days. This has really worked for me. Thank you Nitten. You know what- Today, I got up and then my son woke up. Along with him I shouted,” This is going to be a great day”.
This made me realise how Contribution and Growth can Change not only other’s lives ,but, ours as well. It also made me realise the fact, that,” Language represents Internal Experience”, one of the NLP Pre-suppositions is true.
I believe in the statement of ADI SANKARA—“What we know is 1/6th the size of our palm”. I also understand, with the smattering knowledge one has, we can do wonders if we know how to leverage it. This program has emphasized it.