WHEN THE MASTER BECOMES THE STUDENT
“The resultant sessions aimed to help us teach the specific concepts in ways that put the learners in the centre” – Ms. Yogita Gautam
Ms. Yogita Gautam
A teacher supported at our Shikshaantaar program in Delhi (ITEI-EDMC)
Yogita Gautam was a student over a dozen years ago! But now, when it comes to her students, she is almost intuitive in her decision making. “My gut isright. However, there is a lot of new information that can make teaching and learning almost scientific. And, what can be better than a gut supported by science,” jokes Yogita!
To strengthen and support teachers like Yogita who have long been in service and a part of the system it is only essential that ITEI-EDMC enables them to bring about a transformation of the Primary Schools of East Delhi Municipal Corporation.
When the Institute initiated its work with a baseline survey, it started collating the experiences of teachers with first-hand observations conducted by experts. Ever since 2013, ithas become a space for teachers to share their experiences and learn from all kinds of resources.
One person’s learnings can become another person’s instinct! “We all felt like we could be of help to each other. I felt that my students were not doing very well in learning Hindi and Mathematics. At the Institute, I met many teachers who had the same concerns. We requested for sessions in these domains through the feedback form. The resultant sessions aimed to help us teach the specific concepts in ways that put the learners in the centre,” she says.
While it is not always possible to immediately fulfill the training needs, but wherever possible, the needs vocalised by teachers are held at the forefront. It is because who better than a teacher to share the needs of the learners.
This not only completes the feedback loop but also builds a strong bond between the Institute and the teachers,for it establishes the importance of their harmonious co-existence.