“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” -- Brad Henry
The faculty at DSE is well qualified and continually upgrades itself to understand the paradigm shifts in the field of education. They understand not only the academic needs of this century but also that social well being and emotional security is absolutely essential in present times. We believe in creating an appropriate environment within and beyond the classroom for delightful learning experiences to take place.
Nursery and Prep:
“ The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery. ” -- Plato
'Good teaching is about caring, nurturing and developing minds and talents.'
DSE has well-trained Pre-primary teachers. They are Montessori trained and specialized in Early Childhood education. They are thorough with the latest educational trends and methodologies.
The highlights of the Pre-primary block are the Activity room and the Play room. They have been exclusively designed for the use of the Pre-primary students, attractively done up and furnished with Montessori equipment to foster independent learning, adopting the Play-way method. Attendants are appointed for each class to take care of the children.
'Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason.'
The elementary school level is probably the most crucial part of a child’s education. DSE recognizes this. The Primary teachers at DSE are trained to make their teaching child-centric and activity-oriented. They are well qualified and experienced and are groomed to assist and inspire the child to explore, observe, imbibe and learn from its family, school and environment.
‘Good teaching is about listening, questioning, being responsive and remembering that each student and class is different’.
The focus at the middle school and senior levels is to provide the best assistance in academics and also to encourage independent learning. The high school teachers at DSE are experts in their subject and highly experienced in training students to attempt the Board exams with confidence and thorough preparation. The Digi boards enable interactive teaching and teachers use them extensively.
Teachers are constantly encouraged to hone their skill areas and upgrade their knowledge through attending workshops and seminars. In-house training and micro teaching sessions for teachers are a regular feature at DSE.
Various workshops are held all through the year to help teachers keep pace with the latest trends. Besides CBSE workshops there are some that the faculty members conduct to enhance skills in their own sphere and exchange good practices.
Workshops held in 2018 - 2019
S. Chand publishers conducted a progressive English workshop on 21 April. The English teachers of all the three branches attended the workshop. The resource person Ms. Renu Anand provided the insights. Ms.Renu Anand has been recommending curriculums that conforms to the vision of the National Curriculum Framework and the uniform pattern of examination. The Vice-Principal of Manikonda Ms.Amruta welcomed Ms.Renu Anand.
Teaching prose and poems effectively, and ways of improving the writing skills (story and letter) of children were the topics for the workshop. The highlight of this workshop was doing the task in-group. The workshop took off with a technique of teaching a prose to the students in which she suggested showing them the video before starting a lesson. All the teachers were divided into groups to understand the techniques to be inculcated in the classroom. For instance, for an informal letter three groups were made. The first group wrote the introduction, the second group wrote the reason and the third group wrote the conclusion. The workshop ended with story writing which was filled with fun. The workshop provided a great learning to all the attendees.
Resource Person- Ms. Jharna De-Author Maths Spark conducted a very informative and thought provoking workshop on 19 April 2018. The teachers of all the group schools of DSE were present for the workshop. Ms. Jharna De has over 37 years of experience in the field of Mathematics and has been on the NCERT Textbook Panel. The workshop enlightened the teachers on the unanswered questions of many students as to where some concepts of mathematics are used and how they can be helpful in daily life etc. Many activities were conducted based on topics such as HCF and LCM, Factor Tree, Integers, Algebra, Geometry Based Activities on 3D Shapes and Finding Angles. Informative videos on how to keep trying in life and accept change gracefully was shown. The teachers found the insights very useful and planned to implement the same in their classrooms.
“हम सबका अभिमान है हिंदी, भारत देश की शान है हिंदी
हिंदी भाषा को दिल से अपनाओ, देश का मान बढ़ाओ”
मधुबन प्रकाशन संस्था हिंदी भाषा के विकास हेतु शिक्षक-प्रशिक्षण कार्यशाला आयोजित कर बदलती शिक्षण-प्रणाली व नवीन शैक्षिक-सूचनाएँ प्रदान कर हिंदी भाषा विकास में अपना विशेष योगदान देता है I इस वर्ष 17 अप्रैल 2018 को यह कार्याशाला दिल्ली स्कूल ऑफ़ एक्सीलेंस अत्तापुर शाखा के प्रांगण में आयोजित की गई , जिसमें दिल्ली स्कूल ऑफ़ एक्सीलेंस की सभी शाखाओं के शिक्षकगण सम्मिलित हुए | कार्यशाला का संचालन मधुबन संस्था के कार्यकर्ता श्री एस. के. झा जी ने किया | वे हैदराबाद में गलिनडल विद्यालय के विभागाध्यक्ष और अभिव्यक्ति मंच के संस्थापक तो हैं ही , ज्ञान वाणी प्रसारण पर हिंदी भाषा संबंधी कार्यक्रम भी प्रसारित करते हैं | इस कार्यशाला में अनेक मनोरंजक व ज्ञानवर्धक जानकारियाँ दी गई जो NCERT के उद्देश्यों को पूरा करने में हिंदी शिक्षकों के लिए, भाषा शिक्षण को रुचिकर बनाने में लाभकारी है |
कार्यशाला का मुख्य उद्देश्य हिंदी वर्णों का सही उच्चारण पर बल, भाषा के कौशलों का विकास, भाषा कौशलों पर आधारित गतिविधियाँ, व्याकरण की शिक्षा, नैतिक और व्यवहारिक मूल्यों का विकास, व्यक्तित्व विकास, सरल व सहज रूप में हिंदी शिक्षण करने पर बल, आधुनिक तकनीक का प्रयोग और पाठ्य पुस्तक गरिमा के विषय में अनेका- अनेक जानकारियाँ दी गईं जो लाभकारी रही | कार्यशाला के अंत में सभी शिक्षकों को प्रमाण पत्र भी दिए गए |
Synthetic Phonics workshop was an enriching experience for the teachers. The resource person Ms Saswati Nanda Satpathy was not only competent with the subject but also had an energetic way of presenting it. The workshop was extremely educative and enjoyable. The workshop included the techniques for teaching phonics to early learners for enhancing their reading abilities with continuous practice that equipped the teachers to get comfortable with the techniques and strategies to teach phonics. 40 teachers attended the workshop from the three school branches teaching in the pre- primary and primary school wings.
The workshop spelled out the importance of Phonics with easy to learn curriculum. Phonics is a fun and child centered approach to teach literacy. The teachers learnt the actions for each of the 40 letter sounds through the popular multi-sensory method that was quite motivating for them. The letter sounds were split into seven groups. Letter Sound Order, where the sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enabled the teachers to learn the technique of teaching children to begin building words as early as possible. As Phonics works, using a synthetic phonics approach, Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing.
The workshop proved to be beneficial for the staff members as they found it to be a great course with an abundance of ideas for active methodology. Ms Saswati Nanda presented information surrounding the five basic skills along with helpful teacher activities and an overview of materials and resources. The teachers were excited and felt confident to begin using Phonics in their classes.
Workshops held in 2017 - 2018
The workshop on topic “Grammar through Story Telling” was conducted by Mr. Mohan Raj - Director EFLU in collaboration with Orient Black Swan for Primary and middle wing English teachers. The main focus of the workshop was the effective techniques of integrating grammar in the real world. Teachers were given strategies and techniques on an inductive approach for teaching grammar through stories for better concept development. The workshop helps in providing the potential to build knowledge about the language by giving teachers a framework to understand the link between that play- way / activities method which is the most effective way to induce
learning since seeing is believing and doing is retaining. Overall the workshop was motivational, inspiring, communicative and effective. It was amazing and wonderful experience for all the participants.
An interactive and informative workshop was conducted by Ms. Sonal Ravi Andrews of IPPTTA for enlightening the teachers on the techniques of Pre primary Classroom Management during the morning session on 6th June 2017.
Ms. Sonal also conducted a workshop in Creative Techniques to empower the teachers with the latest methodology to enhance teaching methods in the post lunch session.
The learning imparted was about five primary, four secondary and three tertiary sensory traits involved in the development of a preschool going child. The focus was on creating supportive and positive environment in the classroom for constructive and effective learning of the child by involving these sensory traits while teaching. Hands-on activities were conducted to teach various creative and educative techniques to imbibe knowledge to the child in a play-way method and also develop his motor and kinesthetic skills.
Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills was the venue for Hindi Workshop organized by Madhuban Publishers on 7th June, 2017. The teachers of DSE Attapur, DSE Manikonda along with the in-house teachers attended the workshop.
The resource person Dr. SM Ahmed the Head of the Department (Hindi) with SCERT, also functioning as a Coordinator conducted the workshop. He holds the position of Central Directorate of Hindi in New Delhi.
Dr. SM Ahmed imparted various techniques and tools to make Hindi language simple, interesting and appealing. He explored through known to unknown and stressed to simplify the teaching methodology for better outcome.
The workshop covered a wide range of topics related to Primary and Secondary Syllabus. It basically emphasized on the new and innovative methods to make the class interactive and child- friendly. All the areas of a language (LSRW) were incorporated to help teachers enhance their teaching skills.
The session was informative, lively and an eye-opener. Teachers learnt novel techniques to make the subject attractive and conversant.
The workshop “Power of play and nutrition in early childhood conducted by Early Childhood Association on Saturday, July 15th 2017 at Jigyasa studio.
The introduction by the sponsors was indeed a boost for Pre-primary teachers as they were compared to a Rock star. Both are entertainers, energetic, able to engage the crowd and passionate about their work.
The first session of Power of play was conducted by Mr Ravi Kumar who started with a spagatti activity where in each group were given 20 spagaties, a piece of thread, cello tape and asked to build highest possible tower. Each team enthusiastically participated and exhibited their creativity.
He explained how the brain functions when such activity is done and how it differs in adults and kindergarten.
He also showed us a PPT of basic architecture of the brain. He also explained that constant reinforcement helps one type of neuron to connect with another type of neurons. If proper reinforcement is not given the neurons will be lost by a natural process known as ‘Pruning’. Based on the functioning of the brain the method of teaching literacy, numeracy had been explained by the presenter.
The second session ‘Nutrition in early childhood’ was conducted by Dr Kajal. She explained about the importance of nutrition for a pre-schooler and showed us a sample menu consisting of cereals, carbohydrates, vitamins. She gave us some tips to use the left overs to make healthy snacks and fruit jams at home.
The workshop throwed light on the latest findings about the brain architecture and helped us to get an over all idea about the brain.
To use music as a way to help teachers connect and bond with children and use music to help children reach their goals; Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills had a workshop on music therapy. Teachers of DSE Attapur and Manikonda also attended the workshop. The workshop was led by Dr. Evelet Sequeira, a Certified International Life Coach and Workshop Leader Heal Your Life and Mr. Joseph Moras, a Voice Professional in Dubai.
The therapists used structured activities and the innate qualities of music to facilitate positive changes in the lives, communicating and improving the emotional wellbeing. Through the interactive workshop, case study presentation and discussion the teachers learnt skills that enabled them to have a broader understanding of what music therapy is and how music therapy works for the benefit of children in the areas of behavioral modification and activities of daily living.
Dr. Evelet defined the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory and motor function based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production and the effects on the brain. Mr. Joseph briefed about the techniques of ‘Healthy singing’ as well as using human voice for health and relaxation.
During the workshop, teachers chanted mantras and sounds to bring about cellular transformation in the body. They were enlightened at the importance and role to align the energy of the chakras for healing of specific ailments in the body. The session concluded with Dr. Evelet playing the Tibetan sound bowl to bring brain wave relaxation. Teachers had a complete SOUND bath.
The workshop was educational, experiential and informative. The illustrations given by the therapists were very appropriate and valuable. Dr. Evelet and Mr. Joseph are extremely passionate and well informed. Their presentation style made it a simple and worthwhile experience and everyone present felt rejuvenated by the end of the session.
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us ultimate human freedom : The power to choose, to respond, to change. – Stephen Covey
The management of Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills enabled the students of grade VIII, IX and X to interact with Mr. Darpan Vasudev, Education Consultant and one of the most sought after Self Awareness expert, through a workshop on ‘Stress Management’.
Mr. Darpan emphasized on the importance of doing exactly what they feel like, say what they feel like, eat what they feel like, wear what they feel like and go where they feel like going but they had to remember that these feelings should be their own ones and not given by others. This is because they have to rise and not compromise.
He further emphasized that the students should have a positive thinking and whatever they do continuously they become better in that. If they set a goal and try simple things to achieve, they become an expert and everything will seem simple. Apart from all this he also asked the students to build confidence through Self –Talk and taught a mantra to the students to bring the desired change within to transform life for the better. “Do gossip, do criticize, and do condemn- your own actions and your own result.”
The students were also advised to take criticism in a right manner. He stressed on the fact that ‘A Right Look is a Right Approach’ to realize one’s true potential and educated them to be a child on whom one can be proud of. The feeling of love towards parents, teachers and the country was also instilled in them. They felt blessed, privileged and lucky to have such a good life. Most of the students experienced an outpour of their varied emotions.
He conducted different play way methods to teach: Time- management, stress- management and emotional management. The workshop was a perfect blend of learning and joy which helped every child to contemplate on the fact - “Today I’m going to be better than my own best”