A series of 6-day centralised Montessori workshops were held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, says a press release.
The workshops were held at the Peshawar Road Campus and were attended by all the Montessori teachers and Head Directresses from different campuses of SLS School as a part of the Education Improvement Programme at SLS. The workshops focused on lesson demonstration with special emphasis on activities to enhance the reading skills of the students following their ORT (Oxford Reading Tree) readers.
The workshop was divided into three parts based on the three levels of Junior, Senior and Advanced Montessori. The workshops started off with Amina Shabbir, the SLS Head Office Resource person, giving introduction to phonics and revising sounds in detail with the Junior Montessori teachers while demonstrating “circle time”. Moving forward; the focus of the workshop was shifted to the Senior & Advanced Montessori level. Participating in multiple activities the teachers were introduced to the concept of blending of sounds through the technique of arm segmenting. The activity was enjoyed by all the teachers as they revised their concepts in an interesting way.
Urdu and Math lesson demos were also given by the teachers from different campuses on several topics, the focus being on making the lessons interesting for better learning. Several hands on activities were done and chants were sung as the teachers shared their teaching ideas with each other.
The Head Montessori Coordinators shared general classroom observations to guide the teachers to improve their lesson delivery techniques by avoiding common errors.
The workshop ended on day 6 when a very interesting story telling session was conducted by one of the teacher’s. Starting from the significance of paralinguistic features in storytelling to sharing the benefits of it, a demo was given on the story ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. The colorful props and the narration style of the teacher was appreciated by everyone.
At the end of the workshops, Mrs. Asiya Talha, managing director of SLS Schools, appreciated all the teachers and encouraged them to become completely familiar with the new methods and activities which they learnt and to implement them in their classrooms for better learning of the students.
Students and teachers of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, Khadim Hussain Road Branch held a special morning assembly following the theme of the first term ‘Truthfulness & Honesty,’ says a press release.
Skits were performed and poems were sung by the Montessori and Primary students along with short messages to deliver the moral lesson that honesty is the best policy and truthfulness is a virtue.
The first presentation was on the famous story ‘The Boy who Cried Wolf.’ Displaying their impressive dramatic skills the students through their remarkable presentation delivered the message across the young audience that we should always be honest as dishonesty can cause trouble. Colorful pompoms and glittery head gears added color to the special assembly as students sang several poems on the themes of truthfulness and honesty.
Another skit was performed by the primary students on the famous story ‘The Honest Woodcutter.’ The moral of the story was explained beautifully in the form of woodcutter’s dream who loses his wooden axe and is offered with axes made of gold and silver which he refuses to take as they don’t belong to him. Using colorful props the moral of the story was explained at the end when the woodcutter is rewarded for his honesty hence giving the message across the audience that honesty is the best policy.
Several more short skits and poems on the same theme were presented by the students to inculcate these moral values in the minds of the young audience. Section Head, Mrs. Badra Beg addressed the students and said that it is okay to make mistakes but it is not right to hide them and being dishonest. All the performances were highly appreciated by the audience as the students promised to follow these moral values in their lives.