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The School Principal during the TPD Final Sharing Day

19th October 2016: The final Department wise Teacher Professional Development Project presentation was done on 19th October in the presence of the school Principal Mr. Karma Sherap Therchin la in the Conference Hall. Around 70 teachers from both Junior and senior section gathered right after the lunch break.

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Gen Tenzin Choedon la sharing their group Collaborative Practice

Mr. Ngawang Thupten la, the Assistant Headmaster gave an introductory speech and began the session without any delay. The Departments were called one by one to share their collaborative practices. Most of the departments had done Book Discussion on His Holiness’ books Beyond Religion, Ethics for New Millennium, The Art of Happiness at Work etc. The representatives from each Department presented their summary and the professional Development related to the book they had read.

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Teachers taking part in the Final TPD sharing

The session took little more than an hour. Throughout the session, everybody enjoyed sharing their experiences while doing the collaborative in the group. It was really a great moment for the teachers there to see how much they were doing all for giving a better education for the future generation. It was also a great moment of reflection into one’s teaching. The School Principal wrapped up the day with his whirl of appreciation for all the teachers for their sincerity and dedication towards their profession. He also requested them to put the same effort in their Professional Development programs.

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Light Refreshment for the teachers in the Open Cafe

Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Program is a new paradigm shift in Teacher Education which was first introduced in 2014 by the Department of Education CTA. Through this program, teachers all over Tibetan schools engage in Collaborative and Individual Practices. Since 2014, the project has been implemented in the Tibetan schools.

After the presentation, there was a light refreshment of tea and snacks in the newly inaugurated open air café near the school canteen. All the teachers enjoyed the refreshment and the new environment around. The final TPD presentation concluded in a very sweet note. Hip Hip Hurrah TPD!

 

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