10th & 11th Jan 2009
Training on New National NTIL Curriculum & New Instructional Materials by Mr Bhajan Singh, President BTTSAL
7th & 8th Mar 2009
Training on Managing Student Discipline; Differential Learning-Teaching according to Learning Styles;
Essentials of Classroom Management
29th Mar 2009
Training of Examination Key Personnel & Training of Markers by SEAB
200825th April 2008
Staff Development Programme
Nurturing Our Children’s Language;
Briefing for Primary 6 teachers by SEAB
Subject: Feedback for 'STAFF DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS'
Respected Mr. Bhajan Singh,
This is Rashmi Dave from Hindi Society. I am one of the lucky teachers who got an opportunity to attend the special training “STAFF DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS" on 7th & 8th March 09. I would like to thank BTTSAL, the dynamic trainers for devoting their valuable week-end time and specially your kind self for organizing an ‘Eye Opening’ seminar.
The training was very relevant, informative and helpful to us. The analysis and Improvement tactics suggested by the highly experienced trainers ‘Dr Ester Tan,Ms Koh Sauk Keow,Dr Moo Swee Ngoh’ has been registered and locked in our minds for a long term benefit.
The expert sharing has re-assured some of the techniques we at Hindi Society adopt. It has helped strengthen our confidence of being on the right track. The specific art of handling demanding students was very well explained. The unique knowledge we have gained will benefit not only the students, teachers parents and schools but will over-all give our South-Asian Language teaching circle in Singapore, an upper edge.
We look forward for your continual guidance.
Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 9:49 AM
Dear Mr. Singh,
Sat Sri Akal,
I am Aneel Kaur, a teacher from DAV. I am a trained teacher and have been teaching for the last 20 yrs; mostly in India. My husband and me, both think that learning is an ongoing process and we learn right to our last breath.
Sir,Thank You very much for reinforcing this and for the wonderful training session we had over the weekend.
When the training session was first announced, I think most of us were not too happy over the prospect of having to spend the weekend like this. We came there very reluctantly. But Sir, we have all gone back so much richer. Atleast, that is what I feel. I thought I knew a lot about teaching, but I realised how little that 'lot' was. The Sunday afternoon session was the best, though the others were also good.
So, THANK YOU VERY MUCH once again.
Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 7:39 PM
Subject: Teachers Training
Dear Mr. Bhajan Singh,
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for conducting the Teachers Training over the weekend. It was a great morale booster. As language teachers we have many challenges, after this seminar I am feeling better equipped to fulfill my aim of making a difference in my student’s learning by adding value to each student who passes through my hands. I have learnt that it is a privilege to be able to have that opportunity.
It has also highlighted my strong points as well as areas where I really need to improve upon. It taught me a great deal about managing student discipline, how to create a conducive learning environment, which will lead to the ultimate goal of empowering the competent learners. The talk on the “Differential Learning- Teaching according to learning styles has been a great eye- opener. This seminar to EMPOWER THE MOTHER TONGUE TEACHERS OF SOUTH EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES has indeed empowered and inspired us.
Thanks once again.
Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 3:37 PM
Subject: Thanks for the excellent training sessions
I am one of the privileged teacher, who got the opportunity to participate in the Staff Development Workshop on 7th & 8th March '09 in First Toa Payoh Primary School by BTTSAL. I would like to congratulate and convey my sincere thanks to you & your team for organizing such a wonderful event.
Let me first introduce myself, I have recently joined Hindi Society after teaching Hindi for seven years in a reputed public school in Mumbai.
All three learned speakers had given us insight into a child's behaviour. Their personality classifications, explanations about various teaching parameters left most of us thought provoking. We realized that all the actions in the class are the consequences of our own behaviour. It is our responsibility to develop a conducive learning environment in the class room. While Dr Esther Tan guided us to empathize & plan SMART strategies to discipline the students, Ms Koh taught us that every child possess distinguish personality traits, so a teacher must use her heart as well as brain before coming up to a judgment about him.
Our training would not have been so fruitful without the lively & energetic session by Dr Moo. I wish the clock would have stopped so that we could have spent some more time with her. She has taught us to move with the pace of time so that we can satisfy our Jet Age Students.
Thank you Sir once again for such an excellent opportunity to improvise our teaching.
Hindi society ( GRF Center )
Subject: RE: Thanks for the excellent training sessions
Sat Sri Akal ji,
I read the mails praising the training sessions. These trainings have been long overdue and I am so glad that the teachers appreciated the session although it ate into their personal time. This goes to show that the teachers are very proactive and are interested to improve themselves. My Principal Robina also informed me that our teachers also gained a lot from these sessions. It is indeed my misfortune that I was unable to attend. Thank you for arranging the sessions and look forward to more such sessions.