A faculty development program on “Role of a Great Teacher” was conducted on 8th January 2019 for the Engineering, Architecture and Diploma faculties and technical staff. The resources person for this event was Mr. Ateequr Rahaman, Renowned Motivational Trainer and Expert in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). In his talk Mr. Rahaman told Today’s teachers must deal with rapidly changing discipline and pedagogical knowledge; with increasing student diversity; and with new information and communications technologies. These changes demand unprecedented professionalism and a complex range of knowledge and skills. In a world of rapid change, teachers will not only need to be experts in teaching something, but they will also need to be experts in teaching their students to learn how to learn. It is a challenge that has been taken up by a growing number of countries around the world and it is a challenge that has major implications for both the form and content of initial teacher education. He explained the techniques which make students to understand the subject easily. And classified the learners as 1.Visual (spatial): prefers using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. 2. Aural (auditory-musical): prefers using sound and music.3.Verbal (linguistic): prefers using words, both in speech and writing.4.Physical (kinesthetic): prefers using your body, hands and sense of touch.
The speaker also emphasized the development of five “C” in everybody’s life. Character, communication, Confidence, Commitment and Courage with examples. He covered topic; Learning through Problem Solving and Game-based Learning. He appealed the faculties to take challenges. He confidently expressed that the Indian`s experience to work in adverse and uncertain situations is one of the biggest assets to take India to further heights. Overall the program was very interesting, interactive and this is the platform where Bearys family meets and share their thoughts. The program was witnessed by Management Trustee, Mr. Mazher Beary, Principal BIT, Dr. Mahabaleswarappa, Principal BEADS, Ar. Ashok LP Mendonca, Principal BIT Polytechnic, Dr. Aziz Mustafa and Heads of various departments
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