Deen Dayal Upadhayaya College & zyego host teacher workshop

September 14, 2018

The mentoring & counseling committee of Deen Dayal Upadhayaya College organised a mentoring workshop for the faculty and teachers, “Teachers as Mentors” in line with a UGC requirement to incorporate student mentoring as part of their roles and responsibilities. The programme, hosted on August 23-24, was conducted in association with zyego, the New Delhi based health tech start-up working with educational institutions on emotional wellness and psychological counseling.

The interactive session took place over two days for over 100 faculty members, where the team from zyego covered topics on the need of mentoring, the mentor mentee relationship, qualities of a good mentor and mentor sensitisation programme.

Commenting on the workshop, Dr. Anubha Mukherjee Sen, convener – mentoring & counseling committee, Deen Dayal Upadhayaya College, said, “The nature of induction and mentoring has evolved with time. For example, induction was conceived initially as a temporary bridge to support new teachers in their role while mentoring was about providing a ‘buddy’ to help new teachers. But today, it encompasses on building teacher knowledge, skills and reflective practices as required of professionals.”

Comments Arindam Sen, founder – zyego, “A teacher’s role in the modern learning scheme is very crucial as a teacher, facilitator and guide. Nowadays, children are not dependent on textbooks alone and learning goes beyond academics and needs to incorporate social and emotional needs and life skills to manage the same. EQ (emotional quotient) is as important as IQ”.

Zyego is an emotional wellness management service for individuals and organisations promoted by New Delhi based ALS Wellness Network Pvt. Ltd. To learn more, visit http://zyego.in/.

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