This month we bring you the highlights of our highly anticipated event Pratibha.We are extremely delighted to announce the FAME student and FAME Teacher of the month.Well that is not all. We also present to you the Artwork of the month by our students.This month we also take this opportunity to write about Teacher Leadership by our Special Educator.
PRATIBHA: Annual Talent Day
Our chief guest was Mr. Govindraju, Director of Dept for the Empowerment of Differently abled and Senior Citizens. The Guest of Honour was Mr. Ramesh Mk, Finance Technology India, Royal Bank of Scotland.
The Celestial Wonders
COSMOS -The Musical Extravaganza
If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.”
- (Barbara Colorose)
FAME Student of The Month
Vinuth enters school like a ray of sunshine with his big smile and hearty greetings.
FAME Teacher of The Month
- Her association with FAME : 2003 till date as Special Educator
- Driving Factors: To bring smile to children’s faces, to love them, protect them, and nurture them, to teach them self reliance and to help them know themselves.
- Her contribution: Ms. Anusha is very hard working and looks into minute details when it comes to work. Last month we saw her working along with other teachers for music, LED videos, costume making, prop making, coordinating with parents and above all in directing “Celestial wonders”. She is ever enthusiastic and absorbs every information like a sponge and implements it immediately.
- An unforgettable moment/ achievement/ incident at FAME: Every day there are beautiful moments – be it a child who greets me with a smile, a child who enjoys that session, a child who does not cry the whole session, a child who calls me to say Hi and many more. Among all these there are 2 which made a powerful impact on me. The first is when I connected with a 4 year old boy with ASD. With each child, making a connection has been my most beautiful experience. But with this child, it was special because, it was my first experience with reference to working with a child with ASD. The second was when all the little ones were on stage during Pratibha, enjoying and smiling throughout the show.
Artwork of The Month
Art encourages fine motor skills, neural development, and problem-solving abilities and that it can be used effectively to teach and understand other key subjects such as reading, writing, math, and science. Art is valuable because it allows children to process their world, to deal with sometimes scary emotions in a safe way, and because it gives them critical sensory input. Kids tell us that art is fun, an activity they enjoy. Parents tell us that art is vital to their families because it keeps everyone engaged and happy and helps with the sometimes difficult transitions of the day.
Pratibha 2017 adapted the theme of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Most of 2016 Pratibha’s props were reused for this year. All the mementos for our honorary guests were done by using things around us by our children and speech therapists. The picture is drawn and paint is applied. Then they tear the color crepe papers and rolled them into small balls. They applied glue on the painting and stuck the crepe paper balls on the painting colorwise.
By Ms. Deepashree (Special Educator)
This awareness prompts these teachers to want to influence change. They experience professional restlessness what some have called the “leadership itch”. Sometimes on their own initiative and sometimes within a more formal structure, these professionals find a variety of ways to exercise teacher leadership.
Conditions that promote Teacher Leadership
6 areas to create Teacher Leadership Opportunities
- Set Examples: Improve one's own performance
- Reflect: Organizing and leading review of School System and Processes
- Extend Knowledge: Curriculum development and Classroom practices
- Involve in Decision-making: Actively participate in School-level decisions
- In-Service Education: Mentoring new teachers and assisting peers
- Peer Review: Buddy System, Peer Review and Constructive Feedback