The question that parents and children constantly in their lives is about the profession a child will take on for a better life.
In response to a question on the same subject, Malik Nasir Nawaz, CEO of MN Learning Solutions, said: “Parents should not try to push their children to follow the course that they themselves could not when they were children.”
Malik Nasir is a motivational trainer, business etiquette developer, stress/anger management and time management trainer. He made these remarks while conducting a training session at Pak Shamaa School recently. The training session coincided with the World Teachers Day.
The teachers’ training workshop titled “Teacher’s Strategy for Gaining and Sustaining Attention of Students’ was organised by Pak Arts Society Qatar (PASQ) in association with the school.
The training session that aimed at developing teachers capacity of teaching and training the students turned into motivational lecture both for teachers and parents as the members of the Pakistani community were also present on the occasion.
“Do not force your children to do what you could not do and what you wanted to do. Both parents and teacher’s try to follow the inclinations and interests of the children during the school times,” said the guest speaker.
Nawaz is a learning and development expert and the trainer of teachers with more than 20 years of experience. He specialises in custom made trainings and delivering personal and professional development courses such as work life balance, stress management, time management, selling edge, negotiation skills, team building, communication skills and other influencing skills at work.
The session was attended by over 200 people including teachers, parents, school administration, and prominent community members. M A Shahid, Pak Shamaa School Chairman, and Taher Dilawar Hussain, vice president of PASQ, presented bouquets to the key note speaker.
Nawaz further explained some of the major techniques and benefits of gaining students’ attention. He also highlighted the importance of motivation – need satisfaction, job satisfaction, productivity, learning, discipline and dynamism – in order to gain the required results.
In an interactive session that followed the lecture, Nawaz talked about different teaching methodologies. He pushed for the idea that the students should be taught with love and affection. He emphasised the importance of practical based learning. He said that students learn best when they practically do something.
The speaker said that encouragement and appreciation are the keys to develop confidence and enhance the learning process of the students. He advised the teachers and the parents to let the students take their decisions freely and not impose their ideas and desires on them. He further talked about the informal ways of teaching where a student can learn even outside the classroom. In the end, he talked about the qualities of a good teacher.
Talking to Community, Adeel Akbar, PASQ general secretary, said: “Training session was very interactive and helped the faculty to build a positive attitude and motivated them to achieve high success in educational field. This lecture was an enlightening experience as it helped to rediscover oneself as a human being, as a student, and as a teacher who was looking for fulfilling his or her dreams. The articulated tips were helpful to stimulates interest and the attitude of willing to learn.”
Samra Sikander Ghouri, who has been teaching Islamic Studies for over 15 years, said: “The session was interesting in the sense that the speaker shared practical things in simplest way by giving real life examples. The second thing that caught my attention was the emphasis of the speaker on the need for teachers to go to the level of students. He urged that the teachers should not ask questions from the students but let them ask questions from their teachers.”
Muzaffar Hussain, who has been teaching English since 1996, said: “For me the important point of the session was the stress made by the speaker on how to engage the back benchers. The teachers should not ignore the students who do not show any interest in taking initiatives. The teachers should rather encourage them more and more by boosting their confidence.”
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