The teachers’ orientation programmes held at SKPS on May 25th and 30th, 2024, was a comprehensive and enriching experience for all participants. The programme aimed to equip educators with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance their teaching practices.

Throughout the two days, various workshops and sessions were conducted to cover a wide range of topics. These included discussions on modern teaching methodologies, classroom management techniques, effective communication skills, understanding different generations of students, such as Z Gen kids, and incorporating concepts like sleep hygiene and dance movement theory into education.

On the initial day, Dr. George Kolenchery’s class delved into various important topics related to teaching. He highlighted the four categories of teachers: willing and able, unwilling and unable, unwilling but able, and willing but unable. Additionally, the class focused on the significance of emotional intelligence and effective communication skills for teachers. Dr. Kolenchery also emphasized the importance of understanding Gen Z kids. He drew insights from researchers like Andrew Huberman and Fesler to enrich the discussions. These topics provided valuable insights for educators to enhance their teaching practices and connect better with students.

On the 30th of May, Dr. Philip Abraham, a prominent psychologist, conducted a class on sleep hygiene and dance movement theory. The session likely covered the importance of good sleep habits for mental well-being and the benefits of dance movement in psychological health.

Moreover, the class discussed how X and Y generations can effectively teach and engage with Z generation students. Understanding the unique characteristics and preferences of Z Gen kids is crucial for educators from older generations to connect with them effectively. Dr. Abraham’s guidance on this topic was insightful for teachers aiming to enhance their teaching methods for the Z generation.

Overall, the 2-day teachers’ orientation program at SKPS successfully provided valuable insights and resources for educators to improve their teaching strategies and connect better with students. It was a productive and educational experience for all involved.