Learning to be effective facilitators

Achariya Vijaya conducting the training on ‘Classroom Management’ and ‘Teaching Skills’.

Achariya Vijaya conducting the training on ‘Classroom Management’ and ‘Teaching Skills’ to the facilitators.

On Saturday 16 April, Nalanda Institute’s Department of Leadership & Management Studies conducted a training session specially tailored for facilitators of Nalanda Dhamma School.  Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, the Chairman of Nalanda Education Team, was invited to conduct the training on ‘Classroom Management’ and ‘Teaching Skills’.

Achariya Vijaya started by explaining the major approaches in classroom management in the early 20th Century. He then explained the fundamental characteristics of a well-managed class; teachers’ personalities; managing the physical aspects of a classroom; ways to make a lesson interesting; behavioural management of students; and classroom conduct.

Group presentation gives participants the opportunity to understand the topic better.

Group presentation gives facilitators the opportunity to understand the topic better.

In the second part of the training, facilitators got to discuss what they had learned in a round-table session with Achariya Vijaya.  Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely in the group discussions and presentations.  The training programme had given them a better understanding of how to be creative and effective in their teaching methods.  We thank Achariya for the passionate and interesting training!

Facilitators in a group discussion to prepare for their presentation.

Facilitators in a group discussion.