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Train the teachers – teachers 360

Dr. Syed Habeeb

DATE : 28-JAN-2020 TO 30-JAN-2020

Faculty Development Program (FDP) was organized from 28th to 30th January 2020 for the benefit of all the staff of BIT, BEADS and BIT-Polytechnic.

Dr Syed Habeeb, a motivational speaker and international leadership coach and a well known author, Director at the Indian School of Business and Computing, Bangalore was the resource person for the workshop. The workshop was organized at the International Conference Hall at 10:00 AM. The BIT Principal, Dr S.I Manjur Basha welcomed the gathering, introduced the resource person and inspired the faculty in attending all the sessions. The Director of BIT-Polytechnic spoke about the importance of the Faculty Development Program.

Dr. Syed began the training session with a quote by Sidney Hook ”Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not the methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system”. Elaborating the objectives of this workshop he said “A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron” The discussions were informal and lessons were activity based on themes of self-development and life skills development.

The day one activity was BINGO, the objective was to know about our colleagues by writing the attributes of fellow faculty. Some of the learning outcomes were – Effective Communication,  Helping the People and Team Building. The second session was about gibberish language to form the teams and define the product with the tag line, all the teams came with innovative names and products with a tag line. The outcome was presenting the ideas, communication and exploring the opportunities. He also spoke about the qualities of a good teacher which includes Truthfulness, Encouraging, Approachable, Humorous, Creative and Energetic.

The day two started with activity in which everyone has to talk to the audience about the learning which has taken place on day one and the expectation from resource person. This session was very enjoyable with active participation from everyone. The second-day afternoon session was the activity named: How to Map Mind. For this activity, the teams used text and colour pictures to present their thoughts to link and emphasizing different aspects. At the end of day two, the competition was held to present ideas for vision 2025 for BIT and BEADS. It was brainstorming the session with fun and learning.

The day three began with the introduction to Transactional Analysis in which the Ego state was discussed like Parent, Adult and child Egos. It is basically the behavior of human beings under different states.  The parent ego state has two categories, one is the critical parent and the other is the nurturing parent. Based on this, learning activity was organized so as to handle the elderly people, youth and kids. Overall the workshop was designed to facilitate our journey of learning to enable to self-discovery and to support faculty in identifying their inner potentials. The program was witnessed by Principal of Bearys Enviro-Architecture Design School (BEADS), Ar. Ashok LP Mendonca, and HoDs of various departments. All Teaching and non-Teaching staff enjoyed the development program and gave positive feedback about all the sessions. The program concluded with vote of thanks by Principal- BIT, Dr Manjur Basha.