On 21st April Psychbigyaan team and students of Padma Kanya Campus jointly conducted a teachers training on Identifying Problems and Supporting Students of Transitional Phase for 3 different govt. schools of Tyalghar Dhading in Shree Dilli Sabitri Secondary School at Shikre Khola, Dharke. The program was supported by US Embassy’s Program – Humphrey Fellowship. The program saw the participation of 17 teachers from three different governmental schools of the locality.
In the first session, the trainers Alisha Adhikari and Nikhil Bista had an interactive round on the identifying the problems that occurs in transitional phase with interactive sessions, activities and lecture method.
In the second session which was conducted by the trainers Kripa Sigdel, Sujan Shrestha and Piyush Gautam. The session was more focused in dealing with behavioural and psycho-social problems that the teachers might have to encounter. The session was focused on the subtle ways the teachers can integrate the effective teaching methods to reduce the many misunderstanding and conflicts that arise between the students and the teachers.
The last session was jointly conducted by Sujan Shrestha, Piyush Gautam and friends of PK campus where the teachers were taught about their own self care, peer supervision. And the teachers were taught on how to deal with the pains that might be ensued by doing classroom chores like standing, bending, writing on the board etch. Then they were taught simple relaxation techniques to reduce their physical and psychological strain and stress.
‘Psychbigyaan Kurakani’ is the monthly discourse program which has been organizing by ‘Psychbigyaan Network Nepal’ in certain topics every month. The motive of our program is to open floor for the topics related to Psychology and Mental Health.
And, for the month of February we got the opportunity to hold our discourse for the 12 secondary level teachers of a school, Himanchal Higher Secondary School, Pokhara in February 18th.
The major motive was to share information on how to better support students from Psychological perspective and also to interact with them.
The session lasted was of 1 hour. It started with the introduction of the session and its motive, then Psychbigyaan Team interacted with the teachers and tried knowing about the problem seen in students at schools and then team presented the probable problems at school from psychological perspective. Also, later team presented the PowerPoint presentation they prepared as ‘How to better support students from Psychological perspective’. It included various points that teachers have to take care in school and class environment. The program was interactive and teachers were equally participating and sharing their experiences.
Later, the program ended in a good note when teachers gave the feedback saying they will be using those techniques we shared in our presentation.
Psychbigyaan Team comprised of Sujan Shrestha, Kripa Sigdel and Ashish Kafle.
Our special thanks to Michelle Bliss, Amanda Peacock and Sansar Nepal for coordinating the school visit and supporting our February Psychbigyaan Kurakani.