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'Urge for self-improvement is essential quality for teachers'

From a Correspondent
TANGLA, Jan 3: With the noble intention of honing the teaching skills in order to create a gratifying teaching-learning experience, a four-day Orientation Programme on English Language Teaching for teachers of various primary and high schools organized by Arunodoi Academy School kicked-off in the school premises at Tangla on Wednesday. On the first day an enriching and informative session was attended as resource person by noted ELT expert of Northeast and former academic officer of the Board of Secondary Education, Assam, Sawpon Dowerah.
Speaking on the session, Dowerah said, “Teacher is a life-long learner. The teaching fraternity has to keep abreast with the ever-changing technology and mindset of the students, and the urge for self-improvement is the most essential quality a teacher is to inherit.” He further observed that students, specifically in primary section needed the audio-visual education to have better grasp over the topics. The students should be taught the art of pronunciation and not just be passive listeners but active speakers, which he termed as an integral part of pedagogy that aimed to enhance learning. He also shed light on the Language Acquisition Device (LAD) challenges in language teaching, specifically in primary section and exhorted the teaching fraternity to be patient while making the students understand the topics. The opening session was attended by academician Jewel Rajkhowa and journalist Shajid Khan who were feted with phulam bihuwan by the teaching staff. Earlier, Principal of the academy, Napoleon Daimari gave a brief introduction of the resource person.
The other sessions will be conducted by former Principal of RC Sahariah Teachers’ Training College, Prof. Satyen Chakrabarty, CRC, Government of Assam, Parag Sarma and Principal of Arunodoi Jr. College, Pranabjyoti Das.