A society’s future lies in the hands of a teacher who imparts education, not mere literacy to the most receptive minds. This mammoth responsibility requires some critical arenas to be addressed and personality development is the cornerstone amongst them. Likewise the knowledge recipient i.e. the young mind of a student must be capable enough to absorb and apply the learnings with absolute vivid objectives which would assist him in choosing the right career path in accordance with his aptitude and natural inclination towards a certain scheme of study.
It may be pertinent to mention here that while there is a wide array of acknowledgment of the dire need to address the ever lingering and chronic issues of various aspects of professional shortfalls in school teachers’ fraternity and severe dearth of adequate youth counselling in educational institutions across the country, the corresponding corrective measures including conducting rigorous and thorough teachers’ training workshops and application of well calibrated psychological measures for guiding and counselling the students have yet to see the light of the day.
TOTAL (Training of Teachers as Leaders) is a program conceived for academic empowerment and meaningful youth building. The projectoffers training in the areas of communication, emotional intelligence, self-development & assessment, consulting & capacity development in order to enable the teachers to provide students with necessary personal, professional & intellectual tools, so as for them to become valuable assets to the society.
A teacher can enter the school premises after qualifying the technical competence test but a more complex and difficult to measure attribute on a recurrent scale is the personality factor. And this forms the premise of our training objectives. A teacher with a balanced personality delivers a well calibrated learning atmosphere and that is only possible when: