As part of its Customer Connect initiative, N. S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), the start-up incubator of IIM Bangalore, organized a workshop on ‘Inspiring Educators in Digital Age’ on July 26, 2017.
It was a collaborative effort by NSRCEL and ‘Mantra for Change’ -– a social venture focused on school transformation. The workshop format was interactive with brainstorming sessions and ideating discussions with 28 educators and school leaders from schools across Bangalore and Mysore.
The assembly line, the break bell, the homework and the favourite teacher… how often do we really miss those carefree days of school? Almost every day – given the stressful adult lives today! For all the positives in the school as a workplace and teaching being a noble profession, the job requires immense motivation.
Career growth, inspiration, gratification and respect for teachers were discussed at the workshop. Some actionable ideas surfaced, as a result of all the brainstorming. These included:
• Skill mapping of teachers, and opportunities for them to attend skill enhancement workshops
• Adopting ‘Teacher of the Month’ and similar initiatives to recognize and reward the effort of teachers
• Creating a more inclusive environment for their career growth and progression
Participants and organizers alike left the room noticeably energized and enthused with the idea of implementing some of the ideas that were discussed during the workshop. NSRCEL will continue to support these educators and start-ups making a positive impact in the education sector.
Going forward, NSRCEL aims to take up more initiatives to help women entrepreneurs connect with the innovation ecosystem and markets, and build networks for successful growth of enterprises. Stay tuned for more Connect stories.
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