August 21, 2019
TCV Suja organised a “Sharing of teaching and learning experience conference 2019” today in school conference hall. This is first of its kind organised in the school and it carries in-depth aim and objectives. This program also came out as part of Professional Development Program for all teachers. Every teaching members of senior and junior section participated in the program.
All the teachers gathered at school conference hall at around 10 am after the first period. The program convener Gen Choephel la welcomed the gathering and especially welcomed all guests and key speakers for the program. The guests included TCV school Education Director Sonam Sichoe la, joint secretary Department of Education, CTA Tenzin Dorjee la, headmasters from neighbouring TCV schools and TCV PGP coordinator Tenzin Dhargyal la. The program started with lighting of butter Lamp by the chief guest, Gen Sonam Sichoe la, Education Director TCV schools. The lighting of butter lamp symbolises expelling of darkness.
Introductory and welcome speech came from school principal Karma Sherab la. He expressed the aims and purpose of holding the program, “Sharing of teaching and learning experience conference 2019” in TCV Suja and thanked all key speakers for having accepted the invitation.
The first key speaker was Mrs. Tenzin Choekyi la, Headmistress and English teacher Upper TCV followed by Mr. Lhundup Namgyal la, experienced science teacher from Lower TCV and Mr. Passang la, Tibetan language teacher from Paeton school Dharamshala. They all came up with their presentations and shared their various teaching strategies and experiences that worked best for them and also mentioned strategies that didn’t work. They outpoured the audience with the gems of knowledge that they have acquired in the process of their teaching profession and shared it among all other teachers. It was a very educative and an awe-inspiring session. All the three speakers unanimously agreed to the points that Teaching is a learning process, Planning is indispensable, Dedication and passion is the driving force and finally adjusting and changing oneself to the need of a student is significant. “Try to be right kind of a teacher if you don’t have the right kind of student.”
After the sharing sessions by the key speakers, a book launch was held. A Tibetan book authored by ex. dialectic teacher Ven. Thupten jamyang of TCV Suja was unveiled today by Education Director and the joint secretary of department of education CTA. Ven. Thupten Jamyang la narrated a brief self introduction and gave little insight to his new book. His book is a translation of various works of the great intellectual late Gendun Choephel la from Hindi to Tibetan. He narrated his account of hard work and many hours of perspiration for the realisation of the book.
Finally, the Education Director Sonam Sichoe la delivered the concluding speech for the event. He applauded Ven Thupten Jamyang la for the book launch and the key speakers for their valuable sharing. Having been a teacher himself for a very long time and still serving TCV as the Education Director, he tabled his own experiences and knowledge on Teaching Profession. He winded up his speech reminding all teachers that ‘Teachers are the one who can bring a change in a student and all teachers should turn every stone to make that change happen.’
The key speakers were than honoured with a souvenir and traditional auspicious Khatak by the joint secretary of Education Department, CTA.
The educative event came to an end after a vote of thanks from school Director Mr. Namdol Tashi la. He thanked each and every people gathered in the hall for their presence and participation. He also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the key speakers for their valuable sharing. He also especially thanked school Principal Karma Sherab la for coming up with the idea and taking initiative to organise the program in the school. The program ended at a very positive note.