Shanti Ananda

The Nature Concept School

Teacher Training

Qualification of the teachers is a central key for the development of the school. As we are practising a special pedagogy our teachers have to learn to teach accordingly to our aims and goals.Regular teacher training is arranged. "Personality Development", how to handle voice and sound are examples for topics.

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Telugu Teacher Training in the summer holidays 2015

 

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Training for Kinder Garden Teachers in the summer holidays 2014

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training with Sheena (white dress) in April 2013

The first Teacher Workshop in 2006 was "Vision Development"; the teachers built a model of their “ideal” school. This vision was realized by the start of our Nature Concept School. 

The teachers' vision of an ideal school in October 2006 

In 2012 the very first time the teachers arranged a teacher training on their own: Zahrunnisha teacher taught how to prepare teddy bears and toys - as a society workshop in the holidays.

M. Saraswathi with her vision of the Nature Concept School in October 2009

 

The following story of B. Sabitha might illustrate the work of a teacher.

What does a Teacher make?

Speaking at a graduation ceremony, a school Principal said: "The Doctor
wants his child to become a doctor..., the Engineer wants his child to
become an engineer..., the Businessman wants his
ward to become a CEO..., BUT
a teacher also wants his child to become one of them, as well.. . ! Nobody
wants to become a teacher "BY CHOICE"... very sad, but that's the truth!"

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a
CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a
kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to
become a teacher?"

To stress his point he said to another guest: "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be
honest. What do you MAKE?"

Teacher Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You
want to know what I MAKE?"

She paused for a second, then began . . . "Well, I make kids work harder
than they ever thought they could. I make a 'C+' feel like the
Congressional Medal of Honor winner. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of
class time when their parents can't
make them sit for five min. without I-Pod, Game Cube or movie rental."

"You want to know what I make." She paused again and looked at each and
every person at the table, "I make kids wonder . . . , I make them question
. . . , I make them apologize and mean it . . . , I make them have respect
and take responsibility for their actions."

"I teach them how to write and then I *make* *them* write. Keyboarding
isn't everything. I make them read, read, read. I make them show all
their work in math. They use their God given brain, not the man-made
calculator."

"I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know
about English while preserving their unique cultural identity. I make my
classroom a place where all my students feel safe. Finally, I make them
understand that if they use the gifts they were given - work hard and
follow their hearts - they can succeed in life."

Bonnie paused one last time and then continued: "Then, when people try to
judge me by what I make - with me knowing money isn't everything - I can hold
my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to
know what I MAKE?"

I MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN ALL YOUR LIVES,

EDUCATING KIDS AND PREPARING

THEM TO BECOME CEOs, AND DOCTORS AND ENGINEERS . . .

What do you MAKE, Mr. CEO?"

The CEO's jaw dropped; he went silently.

 

Donations

Foreigners should give their donation to the

FCRA account:

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Account No.: 185410100007532

IFSC: ANDB0001854

Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch

India


German account:


Spendenkonto der Anahata Stiftung fuer Naturschule Mudigubba

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft

Kt-Nr.: 375 1241 124

BLZ: 700 205 00

IBAN: DE72700205003751241124

BIC: BFSWDE33MUE


Indian persons might give their donation to the

General account:

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Account No. 19073080607

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

Mudigubba Branch

India

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