A CBSE capacity building workshop was hosted by Greenway Modern School, Dilshad Garden on the topic "Happy Classroom" on 19th October 2022. It was conducted by Ms. Vandana Banga. The workshop was attended by teachers of various schools of Delhi NCR.
The interactive workshop aimed at making the classrooms happy and joyful for the students. According to the resource person, a happy classroom is possible only when the teacher is happy. The teachers were advised to leave all their worries, stress, anxiousness and tensions outside the classroom. The teachers were made to perform certain activities which made them aware of their strengths, weaknesses and skills in handling a difficult situation at workplace.
The workshop also focussed on Understanding Emotional Intelligence & behaviour analysis, ways to foster happiness in the classrooms and adopting the story telling approach. The resource person talked about pathways to reach happiness like forgiveness, optimism, empathy , rational thoughts, gratitude, etc. According to her, the formula for happiness = Biological/genetic set point + Conditions of life + Factors under voluntary control. She reiterated the strategies for a happy classroom which included adopting certain approaches that encourage students to learn, like experiential method, storytelling, Think-pair-share, and Total Response. Overall, the workshop was fun-filled and enriching session for all. At the end, Principal of the school appreciated the effort of all and thanked everyone for coming and attending the session.