The Faculty Development Department organized a seven-day orientation programme for the recently recruited faculty members to make them familiar with the institutional practices and the instructional strategies of teaching and learning, because teachers are considered to be the pillars of Paavai. The orientation programme was held from 08.08.2022 to 16.08.2022 at Smart Hall. 120 faculty members from Paavai institutions attended the orientation programme.
The Inauguration was held at Smart hall on 08.08.2022, where in Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan, the Chairman explained that five stakeholders such as Students, Teachers, Parents, Society and Management are very important for an educational institutions to grow.He explained the components of teaching profession and asked the teachers to prepare on a daily basis.Finally he highlighted that Self-recognition, Self-realization and self-actualization should be done by the teacher for further enhancement and professional growth of a teacher. Finally, Chairman inaugurate the event by saying the statement, “I inaugurate the seven day orientation programme for the recently inducted members”.Dr.K.Selvi, Dean Academics, welcomed the gathering.
The objectives and methodology of the orientation programme were read out by Dr.K.Subashini, Head, FDD. After the inauguration, the technical sessions commenced. Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan Chairman, Paavai Institutions,Mrs.C.Jayalakshmi,Dean Counselling, Dr.K.K.Ramasamy, Director Administration,Paavai Institutions, Dr. K.Selvi, Dean Academics,Dr.M. Prem Kumar, Principal, PEC, Dr.B.MuraliBabu, CoE, Dr. K.Subashini, Head FDD, Dr.D.Bhanumanthy, HoD/CSE, Dr.Shanthi, HoD/Eng, Dr.Mohanapriya, ASP/ECE, and Mr.Elavarasan Yoga trainer were the resource persons for the programme who threw light on areas such as , ‘Paavai on the path of progress’, ‘Teachers are the second parents’,‘Professional ethics and responsibility of teachers’, ‘Paavai culture’, ‘Attitude’, ‘Triple S relationship’, ‘Pedagogy of teaching and learning’, ‘Chillax’, ‘Communication skills’, ‘Smart Teaching’ and ‘Yoga’.
Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan Chairman, took the session on “Paavai on the path of progress”. He elaborated the ten commandments to be a paavai teacher. He explained the unique, tools, styles, factors, ingredients, marks, competencies, behaviours, Dimensions, Features and reasons. Further he highlighted the expectation from teachers and students. He also focused on Belongingness, Ownership and pride.He concluded by saying that Positive collaboration + Sharing right information+working towards a common goal = Higher performance would take place.
Mrs.Jayalakshmi Dean Counseling, illustrated that “Teachers are second parents” by demonstrating various lifetime incidents. She shared her experiences to deal the slow learners of the classroom.Dr.K.K.Ramasamy, Director Administration, expounded on the different roles and responsibilities of the teachers. He advocated the practical method of teaching to reach out to the students of all categories. He also stressed the importance of observation skill and it should be developed by the teacher. Various examples related to different branches of study and environment were explained. Dr.K.Selvi, Dean Academics explained the significance of Paavai Culture, Paavai Mantra and Paavai belief. Dr.M.PremKumar, Principal, PEC, emphasized the importance of developing a right attitude to serve as worthy members of Paavai. He explained that. ‘One’s attitude determines one’s Altitude’. Dr.B.MuraliBabu, CoE elaborated on the significance of ‘Triple S relationship’. He stated that the relationship of a faculty member with the students, other staff members, and superior should have the line of boundary for maintain healthy relationship.Dr.KSubashini, professor, FDD emphasized the pedagogy of teaching and learning. She further highlighted the different strategies and techniques of teaching and learning to make the classroom interactive and interesting.
Dr.D.Bhanumathy, HoD, CSE explained the Chillax with various activities. Dr.Shanthi,HoD, Eng elaborated on the importance of English language and communication skills. She further highlighted the various skills for developing English language.Dr.Mohanapriya, ASP,ECE explained the importance of Smart Teaching. She demonstrated the various app for teaching online and she engaged the participants in online tools and their optimum utilization for making learning effective.Mr.Elavarasan , yoga trainer demonstrated the various Asanas and yoga exercise.
Each resource person explained, elaborated and had an interactive session with the faculty members. Around eleven topics had been handled in these seven days. Throughout the orientation the members were assisted to hone their LSRW skills. Me-Chart preparation, peer teaching and evaluation, were undertaken by the faculty members. Every faculty gave a model presentation of their teaching units and feedback was given then and there to enhance the procedure of the effective teaching. Different kinds of activities such as Ice breaking event, Number game, Communication game, Team work, Group activity were also conducted to keep up the excitement of teaching and learning. Campus tour was arranged for the inductees. The programme thus catered to the needs of the inductees and the Faculty Development Department expressed its willingness to be with them as and when required.
The valedictory function was held on 16.08.2022 at Smart hall by 02.00 p.m. All the faculty members recorded their feedback.Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan Chairman highlighted the roles and responsibilities of the teacher. He also explained the teacher preparedness for making teaching-learning effective. Smt. Mangai Natarajan, the correspondent felicitated the gathering by explaining the multiple roles of teachers in adhering to the ethics and the responsibilities of the profession. She highlighted that Brain is a powerful energizer and paradise of all teachers. She explained that teacher should celebrate their students and make the students to understand the subjects.She insisted the way of using Blackboard writing in the classroom.MrsAbinaya Assistant Professor, Biomedical Department,PEC proposed vote of thanks. The orientation programme came to an end with the National Anthem.