“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing” – Dale Carnegie.
Why should students have all the fun? The teachers of our school are constantly identifying & implementing fun activities, interactive teaching methods and online gamification to engage the students and keep the motivation strong throughout the year.
This initiated the conversation around the well-being of teachers’ mental health during this stressful time. Management and teachers are spending extra working hours to ensure the smooth functioning of online classes, tests, co-curricular activities, implementation of new technology, meetings, discussions and whatnot!
Teachers need a break from schoolwork. Our school’s management came up with the idea of a Fun Saturday, similar to the Corporate Fun Friday. Teachers are encouraged to interact with other colleagues, which has been lost after the schools have been shut down. On Saturdays, the teachers are given a platform to share stories, play fun games or just have a good laugh. It is really heartwarming to see the smiles on our teachers’ faces.
We began with a self-paced Kahoot! quizzes with themes ranging from subjects to movies. This promotes healthy competition among teachers, and their active participation is proof of their enthusiasm towards these activities. Live meetings are organized for early morning Yoga sessions to de-stress the mind or just a fun Never Have I Ever game where many realities were revealed.
Vidyadaan School is proud of creating and implementing a happy workplace for teachers. We hope to continue this throughout the year and make this is a success in every possible way.
— Pavithra & Pravalika