A Career Counseling Seminar was conducted for the parents and students of Class X by the counselors of BCM School in Mahatma SatyanadMunjal Activity Hall on the 10th of August, 2019, to dispel the doubt and reservations students had about the career options further.
The counselors Dr. Renu Gupta, Ms. JasgeetKaur and Ms. Shreya briefed the students and parents about different aspects of career counseling. Ms. Jasgeet highlighted the importance of career counseling along with sharing numerous career options available after class Xth. Dr. Renu Gupta briefed the parents about the importance of Aptitude testing and finally Ms. Shreya stressed on how parents can help their children in choosing better career options through proper communication.
The seminar finally ended with an interactive session of parents with counselors.
It's easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school.
Laurie Halse Anderson
As the quote suggests, adolescence age is filled with psychological, social, and moralterrain and this transitional phase of growth and development between childhood and adulthood comes with some difficulties which the children need to get through with the support of their parents, teachers, mentors and friends. An orientation programme for the girls of class VI was conducted in the school Activity Hall by Ms. Shreya Sarkar(Student Counsellor ,Middle Wing) on the topic “Understanding Puberty”. The students understood that puberty is a part of growing up and everyone goes through it, but not always at the same pace.
The students of class VII were given a lecture on how they can awaken the possibility to reflect their capacity to express their ideas, feelings, vision or ideals through different creative forms such as art, music, theatre, writing etc. the students learned how their personality transforms and develop through this possibility. They also got an insight onto the knowledge possibility of “working with collective intelligence”. They learned to awaken their possibility to create and access knowledge which gets “ co-created” in a collective by working with people.
CLASS – VII
DATE – 18 TH April, 2019
Venue – Activity Hall
The students of class VII were discussed about the possibility to represent our capacity to learn lifelong, continuously, all the time and also how to discover the next knowledge possibility of infinite curiosity, infinite seeking of knowledge, of infinite wonder at the joys and mysteries of creation, of the yearning to encounter previously unknown knowledge and of the desire to “explain” reality and phenomena and thereby share new insights with mankind.
DATE – 27th april,2019
To acquaint the parents of class 1 students about the various spheres of a child’s holistic growth, skill and character building, the school counsellor Mrs. Shreya Sarkar, addressed the parents to the ways they can enhance learning in their children in a mode that is enjoyable, memorable and at the same time, educative. Equip their children with the necessary like skills, values, attitudes and morals, helping them to effectively deal with “real” life challenges and enhance the role they as parents play in the holistic development of their children.
Sept. 15,2018 & Sept. 18,2018
‘Parenthood Challenges for the New Generation’, seminars were conducted for the young parents of UKG students, guiding them with tips to discover the uniqueness of their child and understand his/her needs. The seminar guided the parents to keep their young ones safe from child sexual abuse and cyber-addiction.
July 26,2018 &July 27,2018
Another guiding session was held for the students of std. V on ‘Being Healthy’, where the focus was on emotional and mental health.
June 1,2018 & June 2,2018
‘The Art of Teacher-Counseling: An X-factor in teaching’, workshops were conducted for teachers enriching them with counseling skills. Teachers were reminded of their extended duty as a mentor and guide too, for the overall healthy growth of their students.
May 25,2018 & May 28,2018
‘Moving towards Holistic Personality Development’, a seminar was organized for students of std. V. The seminar focused on developing self-efficacy, creativity and naturalistic intelligence in young students.
A personality development programme was initiated for students of std. IV and std. V, in which students were taught dining manners and handling of fork ‘n’ knife.
In an orientation programme, parents of std. 1 students were guided about role of parents in contributing to effective schooling. They were counseled about their responsibility as role models and mentors for their children.
March 24, 2018 and March 26, 2018
Young parents of new admission in nursery & LKG were acquainted with parenting tips guiding them about the role and responsibility of parenthood.
As a part of personality grooming, 'Eat Smart' activity was organised for the students of Class IV & Class V, where in students were accquinted with the western style of eating with fork and knife.
BCM SCHOOL, sector 32 A organized, a grooming session for the teachers. A team of speakers from Prerna Peeth (an Inspiration Centre) Mr. Varinder Mittal (President), Mr. N.K. Bhatia (Area Manager-IIFCO), Mr. Suresh Prabhakar (Department Director KIMT), Mr. K.K. Dhir (Founder Registar-P.T.U. Jalandhar), Dr. Vijay Asdhir (Director-KIMT) addressed the teachers and imparted valuable lessons in ethics and morals.
Teachers are the back bone of any nation as they teach the freshly arrived humans about what is essential for life. Today we fail to see any moral values like honesty, integrity around and definitely teachers are responsible for this. Hence, it is the need of hour that teachers should realize their responsibility as MAN-MAKERS and do their duties sincerely.
In another grooming session in collaboration with Ved Prachar Mandal, Ludhiana a Yoga Session for teachers was organized. Mr. Roshan Lal Arya , President of Ved Prachar Mandal along with his team members shared his views about the importance of Yogasana and Pranayam to stay physically energized and mentally alert. Teachers were given practical training about certain Yogic Practices to beat the physical sickness and mental stress in daily life.
Seminar was held for Students of X Class, to help students decide the right career stream for then in XI Standard
Seminar for Students of XII on "Studies, Stress and Success" by which students were inspired to take charge of their lives, be committed & responsible and stop blaming others for their failures. Students were also given tips to learn to manage their stress level by identifying their hurdles and the support system available.
Choices and decisions of today are road maps for tomorrow. So to cater to the needs of Bcmites in making a right choice and choosing a right career, BCM 32 organises thought provoking career counselling programs and seminars. On 1 Sept 2015, BCMites had the honour to meet and attend the seminar by Mr. David Finegold, Chief Academic Officer for American honors devoted to expanding opportunities and lowering the costs for talented US and International students. He familiarized the students of Grade 11 &12 regarding various courses and career options available in America and shared inspiring instances about successful students who came from diverse backgrounds and shared an infectious enthusiasm for learning and deep commitment to their education at American Honors.
We are thankful to Mr. David Finegold and BCM authorities for organizing this career counseling seminar for us.”, said Uday , a student from XI Com B and Janvi, the School Captain opined that such seminars are helpful in choosing right career and opening a new pathway for bright future.
Leadership does not mean becoming a political leader or being in the lead in every aspect of life, but to perform to the best of one's ability and making most of the opportunity in a chosen field or aspect of individual interest, speakers said at a Leadership Training programme.
At the inaugural of a two-day leadership training programme being facilitated by M.R. Pai Foundation through skilled trainers from the Forum of Free Enterprise, Mumbai at BCM, Chandigarh Road here on 31August and 1 September 2015, Monday and Tuesday, the speakers said that obtaining comprehensive knowledge about something that they were interested in and able to work in a team taking along all around them makes them leaders.
The Students from various branches of B.C.M. Sr.Sec. School, Chd. Road, Ludhiana Institutes listened with rapt attention the words of wisdom delivered by the two renowned resource persons – Vivek Gangadhar Patki and Ajit Kamath who dwelt at length on Effective Communication and Self-Esteem in two different sessions.
The interactive sessions were more playful than lecturing and listening process with students evincing interest in finding out their own self in the self-esteem session and trying to be positive by pointing out some of the best qualities in their friends and jotting them down to preserve in thoughts. Coming out of the situation where someone is mentally disturbed or coming to stage, where taking some extreme step were metaphorically elucidated as ‘Hariprasads’ in us.
The Principal .P.Guleria and The Manager Sh. S.K. Mehta welcomed the guests and thanked them for training their students. The special guest of the day was Gita R. Pai, wife of renowned activist and journalist M.R. Pai. She sat through the session and encouraged students. Others present included Swati Kapadia of the FFE and Mr. Amrit Nagpal from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.
To inculcate counseling skills in teachers, ‘A compulsory training program for teachers’ was organized in B.C.M Sr. Sec. School, Sec 32A, Chd. Road, Ludhiana in Conference Hall. The resource person was Ms. Aastha Sharma, a senior National Trainer in ‘Expression India’ (CBSE Empanelled Agency). For the institution students’ mental health has been a primary concern, as it is already equipped with a team of qualified counselors and further to sensitize teachers for the growing need and concern of youth and equip them with creative approache in the area of counseling. The resource person discussed adolescents’ mental health issues and other psychiatric problems. She also opined that “Childhood should be a journey, nota race” for the harmonious and holistic growth of children. She introduced the different parameters to know about the child and bring awareness regarding different types of behaviour which can help to distinguish problematic and non-problematic behaviour of a child. She provided various skills and techniques of counseling for better understanding of child’s emotions and feelings. Teacher should knowthe family, social and religious background to make the learning better. We seea lot of aggression in children and children who are being bullied needs adultto intervene and there is a need for the teacher to realize the inner ability of students to channelize their excess energy. Role play activity was conducted by providing case study of the child. Every teacher can make a difference inevery person’s personality. It was quite informative. The Principal Mr. D.P.Guleria focused on the role of a teacher as an inherent counselor.
A seminar was conducted on 01.06.2015 on the Topic "Say it with your Body Language" for Pre-Primary to middle Faculty Member. The purpose of the seminar was to enable the teachers to become aware of their own body language & be conscious of what they are conveying uncounsciously. It also help them to understand the silent message conveyedby students to strengthening the teacher-students relationship. Various facts about body language were revealed & the importance of understanding this non-verval part of communication was emphasized. Four aspects of body language were studied viz Facial Expressions, Gestures, Body Posture & Space Relationship
A powerpoint seminar was held with the sole focus to the parents of students studying in UKG standard. Parents were brought to terms with the various styles of parenting and the pros & cons of each. They were guided upon how to find the parenting style most suited to their children & how to ensure a healthy environment conducive to the child's growth & development. Parents' opinions & issues were welcomed and any grievances were redressed to their satisfaction. They were also guided to help the students in their studies at home adequately following the appropriate methods of writing etc.
A seminar was held for students of class 9 as they were made to know the harsh pressures & performance anxiety stress that wereproduct of living amongst one's peers. Students were taught about the ill effects of being gullible & affected by such pressures and the harmful consequences they can being. Towards the end, they wre taught how to avoid such pressures and form individual decisions.
Yet another seminar was conducted under Teachers' Orientation Programme for the kindergarten staff to inclucate knolwdge of various styles & new methods for teaching. Fresher approach to teach in a more interactive environment was encouraged & the teachers were given a look into student friendly & effective means of class-room teaching. they were also made aware of the different learning styles as adopted by young students, to give them an insight into the minds of their students.
A seminar to highlight the need for inculcating discipline among students was held for senior staff. This seminar too was a part of teacher'orientation programme. Teachers were taught how to make teaching an effective learning process while ensuring discipline inside the class-room. Teachers were also made aware of general psychological problems faced by teenagers and the reasons behind their troublesome behavious at school.
Another seminar was organised during 'Teachers' Orientation Programme' for the faculty from middle wing. It focussed on the significance of the role of the teacher in fostering discipline as well as teaching tactics were discussed to educate teachers on how to build healthy discipline among their pupuls.
A Seminar on the topic of enforcing class-room discipline was organised as a part of 'Teachers Orientation Programme' during the summer vacations. teachers from primary wing participated in it. The significance of discipline & order in class room for effective teaching was stressed upon. Common discipline problems were also discussed & the remedies to such problems were suggested.
A powerpoint presentation was delivered to students of class 8th regarding the increasing threat of cyber-addiction among youth. Students were enlightened on the ill-effects of over-indulgence in the IT world. They were also given quizzes to determine their level of cyber-use & were advised on how to curb its increasing hold to curb its increasing hold in their daily lives.