Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas._Albert Einstein
Enhancing student performance in Mathematics is reinforced through the use of effective
teaching practices. One such practice is, a rigorous, student-centered approach to teach
mathematics that fosters inquest among learners. To inculcate the same, a workshop was
conducted for Maths teachers on 25 January, 2020. The session was taken by Ms. Jharna De a
renowned author with over 37 years of experience in the field of education specializing in
To begin with, she talked about 5 E s of learning namely Engage, Explore, Explain,
Elaborate and Evaluate, to have effective teaching learning process. Further, she discussed
about 21 st Century skills like Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and
Creativity and their importance in students learning.
To implement the same in the classroom, she engaged the teachers in hands-on activities like
24 game, Time Zone activity, visualizing decimal multiplication on paper, solids and their
It was an enriching and informative session which left all participating teachers filled with
awe and food for thought.
Jaspal Kaur Public School organised an 'Author's Meet' on 21 January, 2020 at the school premises. Ms. Simran Bhui, an author and storyteller, was invited as a guest to promote reading and writing among the students. She was warmly welcomed by the Headmistress of the school, Ms. Shikha Dhameja. The students were joyfully engaged, interacted with her and learnt the processes of writing, developing characters and expressing one's own creativity. Many questions were asked by the students about life as an author and how she got her ideas. The students were helped to reach deep in themselves to find all they could be with this unprecedented session.
JKPS took an initiative in order to make the campus an “ anger free zone ” . Workshops were conducted on 17th January 2020 for the students and staff respectively. An interactive workshop was conducted by an eminent motivational speaker , Mr Ashwani Kumar Sharma in a bid to bring about positive change in the children. The students were given some important tips to control their anger in day to day situations, their queries were also addressed.
Subsequently , another workshop was conducted for the staff of JKPS . The session was addressed by Mrs. Vandana Tandon, an eminent speaker. Some valuable tips were given to the teachers on how to manage their own anger as well as that of the students . They were also guided to recognise what triggers anger and how to communicate feelings to others before a situation escalates. Overall it was a good experience for both the teachers and the students.
As a part of regular Teachers ’ Enrichment Program, JKPS organised a two day rigorous training program on 9 and 10 January 2020. The objective was to equip the facilitators both mentally and physically so that they are geared up to take the upcoming challenges and thereby becoming better mentors to the students. The program included yoga and guided meditation sessions, introspective session on “ Finding Flaw to Recreate ” and Identifying students with SLD conducted by Ms. Gurleen Sawhney and Ms. Jyotsana Wadhwa. Ms. Phillipa from TRANZIUM conducted an interactive session on ‘ Positive Body Language ’, in communicating with students.The topics like ‘ New Technology for Teachers ’ by Mr. C.P.Nayak and techniques of class room management by Ms. Jyotsana Bhardwaj from Envision India. These range of meaningful topics made it worthwhile.
A session with parents of class 1 was conducted on 21 December,2019 in the school auditorium by School Counsellor Dr.Gurleen Sawhney and Special Educator Mrs.Jyotsana Wadhwa. School Counsellor encouraged the parents to develop a bond with their children and also motivated them to share their feelings. She also encouraged to use technology in a positive way. Special Educator highlighted the problems faced by young ones in terms of reading and what different strategies could be used to overcome the problems related to it in grade one. She also discussed the benefits of regular reading for children.
JKPS takes regular initiatives to help the students know themselves better. One chooses the work by his /her interest. JKPS invited Directorate of Naval Education for interaction with students on 17th December 2019. Lt. Commander S D Shukla and the team created awareness amongst the students about the Indian Navy and its multifarious role and functions. The interaction included presentation, a short tele-film and question and answer session for the students . They also imparted the knowledge about the equipment they use, courses for different streams and much more.
JKPS was honoured to have them and the students were enlightened by the session.
To introduce the students to the world of work, JKPS took an initiative for class 10 by organizing a career guidance program “EXPLORE” by Envision India Eduservices. Initially an orientation session was organized to provide relevant information to the students. After the enlightening orientation session, a psychometric test was organized for all the students to help them analyze their aptitude and interests. The psychometric test was held on 15 October 2019 to help the students make their choice as per their aptitude. A comprehensive profile was developed through those tests. One to one counselling sessions were held on 8 November and 10 December 2019. These sessions helped to facilitate decision making on subject and career choice. It also helped students and parents to understand and interpret the results thus helping students make informed choices. It was an opportunity for the students to make a wiser choice in respect of their career.
JKPS organised a session on 2 September in the school auditorium by Mrs Alka and Mr Himanshu from Institute of Company Secretary. They enlightened the students of class 12 about the 3 levels of the course. The experts explained the students the practical aspects of different professions.
A session for the parents of class 3 was addressed by School Counsellor and Special Educator in the school auditorium on 31 August, 2019. Topic for the talk was “ Transition Time”. School counsellor discussed about subject teacher system and being particular in bag packing according to required time- table. She also encouraged parents to communicate to develop “Expression, discipline and decision making skills”.
Special educator briefed about the change in assessment pattern in class 4. She also highlighted the importance of developing comprehension as well as oral skills among children at this stage, by sharing few tips to enhance their potential.
An Orientation Session for students and parents of class X, on scope of Streams and Current trends, Psychometric Analysis and importance of aptitude testing was organized on 16, September 2017. The session was conducted by Mrs. Jyotsna Bhardwaj a renowned consulting psychologist and a career counselor.
Anjuman Bains Counsellor from Samvedna Society addressed the group 4 staff on overall comprehensive concerns on "Skill Development".. She conveyed v nicely in an interactive way (Hindi language) about the way they should communicate and their body language and hygiene issues..Concerns regarding sexual assault were also taken up and showing responsible behavior .