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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.
Telugu Teacher Training in the summer holidays 2015
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
"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.