6th September 2014: A book discussion and presentation was done at TCV School Gopalpur on 6th September right after the class hour on Saturday. Among the three groups which were already formed, it was the first group presentation that day and it was attended by the TCV Curriculum and professional Development officer and the TEP Specialist in the presence of the school Principal Mr. Phuntsok Tashi la and Junior section Headmaster Mr. Tenzin Sangpo la.
The topic was the Moral Development of Children. There were total of seven speakers who were all well prepared and eloquent. Beside arranging arranged activities related to the topic so that everyone would get involved, they also showed various videos as a part of their research on the topic. Apart from the western perspective on Moral development, Mr. Tsering Chungdak brought forward some of views from Tibetan perspective shared the gist of two books from Jetsun Milarepa and Khenpo Lodoe. The presentation lasted for little more than 2hours including the 5 minutes refreshment break. Over the entire book discussion went smoothly and all the teachers had a really good time sharing and learning new things.
As a teacher led collaborative practice, the junior section had chosen the book, "What Did You Ask at School today" by kamala Mukunda a book on topic ranging from the different types of learning to the Motivation of the students. All the teachers, including the Music and computer teachers of junior section were involved in book discussion. The chapters of the book were divided among the small groups comprising of teachers from different subject background in months advance so that the groups would study and prepare a presentation on the given chapter.
At the end of the presentation, the members of the other groups one by one gave their two stars and one wish for them. The school Principal thanked the group for their wonderful presentation thoroughly prepared. Mr. Kalsang Wangdue la gave some positive feedbacks for the next group. Mr. Tenzin Dhargyal la shared his personal feeling as a teacher and finally Mr. Tenzin Sangpo la gave a word of thanks for all the support for this success. The second group would be presenting in the coming week.
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