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Teachers should focus on 10 Cs while educating children: Shomie Das

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Jamshedpur, March 14 : Tata Business Excellence Group (TBExG),organised a function to recognise TEEP (Tata Education Excellence Program) 2016 Assessors at Golmuri Club. A total of 131 assessors were recognised. The event was organised on 11th March, 2017.

In the Education Excellence Program, 4 types of assessments are done.

Under the Regular program, 7 schools had participated in 2016. Each assessment takes around 6 days, resulting in an assessment report consisting of Strengths, Opportunities for improvement and a score. Each school is assessed by a 5 member team.Over 35 assessors were recognised at the function.

Regular assessments and Dip Checks are done in alternate years such that a school which undergoes Dip Check in the first year, undergoes Regular assessment in the second year and vice versa.14 schools participated in Dip Check in 2016. Each Dip Check takes around 2 days, resulting in an assessment report with Strengths and Areas for Improvement. Each school is assessed by a 2- 3 member team.

Over 32 assessors were recognised at the function.

Under the Basic program,11 schools had participated in 2016. Each assessment takes around 2 days, resulting in an assessment report with a compliance score. Over 22 assessors were recognised at the function.

Under the Saral program, 21 schools had participated in 2016. Each assessment takes around 1 day, resulting in an assessment report with a compliance score. Over 42 assessors were recognised at the function.

During the event Mr N K Sharan, Vice President, TBExG welcomed the audience and while congratulating the assessors, he added that the TEEP movement was all about mind set change of teachers and Principals. Mr Shomie Das, Chairman, People Combine Educational Initiatives, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Mr Shomie Das worked as Principal Mayo College (1968-74) and Headmaster Lawrence School, Sanawar (1974-1988) and The Doon School (1988-1996).

Besides teaching Physics, he had been on the panel of examiners of Oxford and Cambridge Board, as well as paper setter and examiner for CBSE. Since 1996, he has supported school managements as a professional education consultant, building a portfolio of 76 clients in India and abroad.

For his extraordinary development of schools in India and abroad, the Board of Directors and Editors of Education World presented Mr Das the Education World Lifetime Achievement in Education Leadership Award 2014 and inducted him into the Hall of Fame of Indian Education.

Besides Mr Shomie Das, TEEP Executive Committee members-, Professor Sharad Sarin, Mr MGK Nair and Ms Jaya Singh, Chief, TQM, Tata Steel, gave away the certificates.

In his remarks, Mr Das reiterated that teachers should focus on 10 Cs while educating children skills like Curiosity , Creativity , Critical Thinking , Communication , Choice , and values such as Courtesy , Candid, Competitiveness , Citizenship and Compassion.

Earlier in the day, TBExG had organised a dialogue between Mr Das and principals of various schools at Centre of Excellence Auditorium.

In his address, Mr Das highlighted the qualities of a teacher, stating that a teacher should be child centric, should have knowledge of subject and students, should encourage curiosity, should have an all-inclusive vision and should have ownership of the school. Over 40 principals and teachers attended the interactive session.

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