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Heads of Tibetan schools meet to discuss alternate discipline techniques

August 28, 2017

Central Tibetan Administration, August 28, 2017 - The Department of Education, CTA held a workshop on Alternate Discipline Techniques and Emotional Intelligence for principals, rectors, headmasters and counsellors of Tibetan schools at Gangchen Kyishong, 28 August 2017.

A total of 27 heads and counsellors of Tibetan schools in India and Nepal are being trained by Captain HS Chimni and Sanjoli C Pande, Director, Mind and Heart Foundation, Chandigarh.

The two-day workshop aims to equip educators with strategies to engage students, foster a culture of trust, and inspire curiosity and learning competencies. The participants will also learn to develop the skills needed to share their training about emotional intelligence.

In his inaugural remarks, Kalon Ngodup Tsering, Department of Education, pointed the need for emotional awareness in order to create conducive, effective learning environments in classrooms and to simultaneously reinvent discipline techniques in schools.

“His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s advice to be a 21st century Buddhist inspires a rethinking of the role of educators and care-takers. The years old practices of education and discipline are not effective today. The need of the hour is to keep ourselves abreast of all phenomena and to equip ourselves with the skills to impact our surroundings positively,” the Kalon said.

Dolkar Wangmo, Head, Guidance and Counselling section, DOE spoke about the new paradigm of school discipline from punishment-based disciplinary practices to supportive disciplinary practices.

In the two-day workshop, the school heads and counsellors will learn about emotional intelligence and behavioural competencies, how to convert challenging situations into teachable moments, neuroscience of emotions, evaluation choices and how to nurture internal motivation.

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