82nd FOUNDERS' DAY: HONORING VISION, CELEBRATING LEGACY
“𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬.”
Salwan Education Trust marked its 82nd Founder’s Day on Tuesday, 5th December 2023 honoring Founder Late Pandit Girdhari Lalji. Salwan Montessori School fondly remembered and paid tribute to the beloved Founder Pt. Shri Girdhari Lal Salwan ji, the citadel of knowledge whose legacy we have been taking forward by walking on the footsteps shown by him.
This pious occasion was celebrated in the presence of our School Chairman Shri. Paramjit Khanna Ji, Director Maj Gen Surinder Singh, Parent Rep. Shri Nikhil Pawa and our Respected Head Ms. Sona Gombar who inspired us with their words of wisdom, leaving the students with cherished memories and a renewed sense of gratitude and humility. The program began by performing Havan and a special assembly was organized to pay respect to our respected Founder.
“UNITED FOR LITTLE LEARNERS: PARENTS AND TEACHERS, EMPOWERING EARLY EDUCATION HAND IN HAND!”
“The bridge between home and school is built by the shared commitment of parents and teachers, fostering a solid foundation for a child’s growth.”
Parent-teacher collaboration in the early years of a child’s education is of paramount importance. This partnership between parents and educators lays a strong foundation for a child’s development and academic success. Since the early years of a child’s life are a critical period of growth and development during this time, the collaborative efforts of parents and teachers play a pivotal role in shaping a child’s future. This partnership creates a supportive environment that fosters learning, emotional well-being, and social development. In an endeavor to bridge the gap between classroom teaching and the parents and to make them equal partners in their child’s learning, Salwan Montessori School has taken the initiative, PARENT ACADEMIES where in the parents will time to time be exposed to different modules and strategies which are crucial to their child’s development. After the success of the first Parent Academy session the second session was conducted on 16th December 2023. Two modules were planned in this session namely 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐃𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐚 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐌𝐬. 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐮 𝐀𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐚. The session had an amazing impact on the parents as they were given the opportunity to seek expert advice on one of the most important areas and concerns, they are dealing with and is a cause of concern for many. The session was a great success and was appreciated by all.
Well Being of Teachers & Strategies For Managing Low Attention Span In Children
“A teacher’s emotional well-being directly impacts the quality of education provided. Nurturing oneself emotionally is vital to nurturing young minds effectively.”
The CPD workshop on the emotional wellbeing of teachers and strategies for managing low attention span in children was held on Friday 17th November 2023 on Teams for the entire Pre-primary team of Salwan Schools. The primary objective of the workshop was to equip educators with practical tools and techniques to enhance their emotional resilience and address challenges related to low attention span in students. The session dealt with an understanding of the deeper meaning of Emotional wellbeing and how poor emotional health can badly affect a teacher’s performance and life state. Ms Sona Gombar, the resource person for the day, also taught the participants mindfulness and relaxation techniques to instantly ease out the mind and the strategies for enhancing attention span in the classroom.
The second segment of the session was on the topic Low attention span of the students and its cause, effect, and solutions to control the situation. Ms Gombar gave some practical tips and techniques like breakdown tasks, focus on a single task at a time, build structured routines and schedules, combine learning with physical activities, boost brain power games and many more, which can be easily adopted in pre-primary classes to attain higher concentration span of the children. Also, topics like how a teacher can support improved concentration, deal with inattentive students and how classroom strategies can be modified to deal with children with low attention span, were discussed in detail.