staff orientation




The Orientation for the Teaching Faculty of SJBHS was held on the 28th and 29th of May, 2015. It was conducted by Mr. Stephen Chinnaswamy. He began with an Ice-breaking session, wherein the teachers were made to stand in a semi-circle according to their height and their age.
The first question he threw at us was ‘Why am I a teacher?’

Citing examples of prominent historical personalities like Martin Luther King, Wright Brothers and the company ‘Apple’, the resource person brought to the fore the importance of a ‘goal’ in our lives and our ‘approach’ towards attaining the goal. It is to be driven by a purpose, cause, belief and making a gut decision. Being teachers, there is a need to differentiate between ‘Roles’ and ‘Responsibilities’. While responsibility is the physical and mental effort people are obligated to exert in order to fulfill the requirements of the position; role, is the activity and behaviour that one is expected to demonstrate while holding a position.

On the second day of the orientation, Mr. Stephen stressed on the word ‘action’. Life always moves forward. Therefore, if we do not make use of opportunities that comes our way, it is an opportunity lost. Every action is to be followed by reflection then only can there be true action.

On the second day of the orientation, Mr. Stephen stressed on the word ‘action’. Life always moves forward. Therefore, if we do not make use of opportunities that comes our way, it is an opportunity lost. Every action is to be followed by reflection then only can there be true action.

On the second day of the orientation, Mr. Stephen stressed on the word ‘action’. Life always moves forward. Therefore, if we do not make use of opportunities that comes our way, it is an opportunity lost. Every action is to be followed by reflection then only can there be true action.

Through the game ‘Traffic Jam’, it was highlighted that it is sometimes acceptable to say ‘I don’t know’. But we must have the courage to make the change and to make others believe what we believe! The game also taught us
-to learn from wrong
-to try again and again
-to take up responsibilities and never shy away from them

There is never a ready-made solution but we can always learn from the much famed “trial and error” method. The self-development process is a step-wise movement unconscious→ consciousness→ self-realization→ ownership→ trial and error→ service to humanity. Hence there’s no better way to self development than as a teacher.




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