2nd phase training on NISHTHA concludes

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Dimapur, February 9: The 2nd phase training on NISHTHA for Kohima district concluded on Saturday, at T M Government Higher Secondary School Kohima.
In the valedictory function, Kelevino, DIET Lecturer (KRP NISHTHA) as the chairperson apprised and appealed the teacher-trainees to apply the skills, approach, method and strategy of pedagogical process at their respective schools which they have learnt.
Presentation on pedagogy of four subjects along with leadership was presented by the teacher-trainees. A presentation on pedagogy of language (English) was enacted by trainees with role play on the poem “The Rebel” written by D J Enright and “The Three Questions” written by Leo Tolstoy. “Least of Common Multiple(LM)” with role play was performed by trainees on pedagogy of Mathematics.
Topics such as “Market Around Us” and “Flora and Fauna of Nagaland” on “Medicinal Plants” was presented on pedagogy of Social Sciences. An activity on the topic “Living Organisms” was conducted on pedagogy of Science.
Hitilo Kath, teacher-trainee presented on the topic “Qualities of Leadership” with characteristics of leadership, activity and citing quotes from the Bible of James 3:4. Best Practices of Schools was presented by Khriemenou Chielie listing relevant and practical practices namely- home visitation, contribute used toys to schools, peer teaching, mentoring system, incentive system, trophy system to students, remedial teaching after schools, conduct competition for affection learning like dictation, setting up libraries by village/ward councils, students body and intellectual members, acknowledge the most regular teacher, inviting professionals to schools, role play and colourful charts etc.
Albert Tungoe, traineee on NISHTHA training thanked State Resource Persons (SRPs) and Key Resource Persons (KRPs) for commendable service of providing invaluable skills and knowledge on Learning Outcomes for pedagogies of different subjects apart from ICT and various educational applications.
He stated that training refreshes skills and minds, learn from fellow teachers and draw ones creativity and innovation and skill base activities enhances level of understanding. On a contrary, he also added that there was an element of repetition and nothing new and mostly young teachers taking part be avoided giving equal opportunity to all. Further, he mentioned of lapses such as improper division of groups, size of classroom/group and priority be accorded to classification of teachers to focus.
Kewasin Khing commented that one must share knowledge and skills that one has gained to fellow colleagues and friends, teachers must come out of comfort zone and be part of noble professions and appealed all to adopt “Tobacco Free Zone” within the school campus and strive to be good teachers in the midst of transition.
Vikedono Sesa, Reader SCERT emphasized that every training is a time of reflection upon ones profession. She highlighted various categories of trainees on behalf of Resource Persons collectively such as young and smart, punctual and regular, Mr & Ms. Polite, inspectors and supervisors and verge of retiring teachers with its humourous characteristics. In addition, she mentioned that NISHTHA is a special training where all are involved needing support of each other. Towards the end, she encouraged teachers to have “faith in ourselves” discarding low self-esteem but be responsible, role model, faith in the subject one teach, passionate and respect ones profession and have faith in the learners.
In the motivational talk, Kelhika Kenye, Assistant Mission Director Samagra Shiksha Nagaland appreciated State Resource Persons (SRPs), Key Resource Persons (KRPs), teacher-trainees, DMA staff and EBRC personnels for successful conduct of training. He queried “How many of us as teachers send our children to government schools where we teach?”and asked trainees to ponder “Are infrastructures and curriculum inferior? Why can’t we give our best?”. To buttress his statement, he cited statistics on Annual Survey of Education Report(ASER), PRATHAm 2018 on reading skills of students in government schools where class 5 students of 41.7% can read class 2 textbook, 44.2% of class5 students can read class 2 texts, 69% of class8 students can read class 2 texts. In the context of Nagaland, 42.3% students of class 5 can read class 2 texts (2012) and 31.7% in 2018. Class 8 students can read class2 texts in 2012 comparing to data of 2018 with 26.3%. For Mathematics 27.3% of class5 can do simple division whereas in 2018, class 8 students with 19.3% can do simple division of class 2 standards.
In addition, he shared his experiences asking “What do we teach?”.
“Teachers are the most fortunate ones”, he said but often fail to uphold huge responsibilities to teach values and be source of inspirations. Stating that NISHTHA is the biggest training exercise in the world organized throughout the whole of India to improve Learning Outcomes and quality of education, Nagaland has a target to train 16,872 teachers and Head of Institutions.
Emphasizing that elementary section in school education is the foundation builder for any learners and there should be no room for comparison. He also disclosed that as per’ Service Rules of Nagaland’, 45 hours of service be rendered to schools and that learning activities be local oriented apart of using virtual reality.
The 3rd phase of NISHTHA training for Principals, Headmasters/Headmistress, Head Teachers, Teachers In-Charge and remaining uncovered teachers and schools will be conducted in the first week of March 2020. Strict attendance will be maintained and failure to attend trainings will invite show cause notice to be issued from the Principal Director DoSE. Circular, venue,date and time of trainings will be intimated in due course of time, a press release issued by Thongsenlo, Assistant District Coordinator DMA Samagra Shiksha Kohima and Francis, TOT Recorder Samagra Shiksha Kohima stated. (Page News Service)