Why Teacher Training is Essential

Riddhi Savla Shah (Chief Academic Facilitator) | Mar 9, 2018

Tamil Nadu is a state which can improve a lot when it comes to education and literacy. While most of the other states face problems of low literacy rates and falling standards of school education, Tamil Nadu has a history of being one of the flagbearers of literacy and education. Even though, it ranks higher than most other states in the country it still needs to sustain the good work but also improve it. While the government has started many initiatives to provide basic education to as many people as possible, it is not just the responsibility of the government to bring about a change. Every citizen has a big part to play.

Tamil Nadu is a state which can improve a lot when it comes to education and literacy. While most of the other states face problems of low literacy rates and falling standards of school education, Tamil Nadu has a history of being one of the flagbearers of literacy and education. Even though, it ranks higher than most other states in the country it still needs to sustain the good work but also improve it. While the government has started many initiatives to provide basic education to as many people as possible, it is not just the responsibility of the government to bring about a change. Every citizen has a big part to play.

Care should be taken to ensure that the underprivileged people become aware of educational initiatives and take advantage of them. Another important part has to be played by the teachers. If the students, in government schools or the non governmental institutions attend the classes and are not able to learn properly then it becomes a futile exercise. Teachers must be groomed properly to ensure that the students get the maximum out of their lessons. While there may be shortage of proper facilities for teacher training in many parts of the state there is no shortage of teaching courses in Chennai. As a result most budding teachers should make sure that they not only have the requisite educational qualifications and thorough knowledge of the subject that they intend to teach but they also need to attend these teaching courses to further enhance their skills.

The following are some are some reasons why professional development/ teaching training courses are necessary for anyone who intends to become a professional teacher.

Virtues

Becoming a teacher is not just limited to passing on content knowledge to a group of kids. It has many challenges which an individual faces when he or she is a professional teacher. Under such circumstances, certain qualities help the teachers to cope with the challenges of being a teacher. A teacher needs to be dignified, well-informed and patient. A proper training course for teachers equips the teacher with the various professional skills that are necessary for good class management while simultaneously teaching them methods to develop these skills in themselves and the students.

Age -Oriented Learning

Different skills arerequired for teaching students of different age groups. Without proper training it becomes very difficult for a new teacher to understand the different challenges that can come their way while teaching the pupils. During the training, these teachers are exposed to challenging real-life situations in class. This helps them to be prepared for the most awkward of situations. Hence, when they are done with the course and become a professional teacher they are ready for any situation. This not only prepares them but it also makes them confident and calm in, every situation. As a result they can make judicious decisions at the right time.

Degree

One of the best ways to start or build your career as a professional teacher is to work for a major educational institute or a school. However, getting a job with the top class institutes is not easy. They have certain criteria to even apply for an interview. However, all schools expect that the candidate must hold a teaching degree from a reputed institute- it is mandatory. However, a teaching degree is not sufficient to beat the competition if every candidate has one. Hence, if a person wants to kickstart a career in teaching then it must start from applying for teaching courses in Chennai.

Riddhi Savla Shah (Chief Academic Facilitator)

A lecturer with the prestigious SNDT college, and having trained ECCE teachers before heading a Pre-Primary section in a leading South Mumbai school, Riddhi’s multifaceted personality has led her to successfully create and develop curriculum and resources for the Early Learning Years Programme, with a passion for multi-disciplinary and integrated learning. Awarded the prestigious “Best Trainer`` by the Dale Carnegie Training Institute and ``Best Academic Performance`` by the Asian International College, Riddhi’s youthful disposition adds to her depth of Early Childhood Education.