– Oxford University Press (OUP) a department of the University of Oxford furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. It publishes in many countries, in more than 40 languages, and in a variety of formats – print and digital. OUP products cover an extremely broad academic and educational spectrum, and it aims to make content available to users in a format that suits them best. Established in 1912, OUP India has grown to be one of the largest publishers in the region, with a strong presence in India and the neighboring countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
JMA which is one among the top ranking schools in Pilani has long standing relationship with OUP India and on 29 June 2017, OUP deputed well known teacher trainer, counsellor and motivator Mrs Ritu Kumar to conduct a workshop for the teachers of JMA Pilani. Mrs Ritu has degrees in N.T.T., B.Ed, M.A. in Social Work with specialization in Psychiatrics, B.A. (Honours) English, and a Diploma in Russian Language. She has been the Chairperson for the South West Command Education Con1mittee in the Army and has been closely involved with training the teachers, in the Army pre- schools also known as Shaurya. She had worked in the International School of Lusaka and the Italian School in Zambia in Africa apart from the City Montessori School, Lucknow in India.
Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan highlighting the need for continuous teacher training welcomed Mrs Ritu Kumar and introduced her to the team of 35 teachers of JMA Pilani. Mrs Ritu Kumar covered various aspects which included syllabus planning, teaching strategies, technology based teaching, class room management, class interaction techniques, child psychology, role of assignments, evaluation techniques, counseling weak students etc. The workshop was followed by a lively question answer session and vote of thanks.
For more details about JMA Pilani see http://www.jmapilani.org/
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About JMA Pilani
Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy (JMA) established in the year 2004 is presently one of the most sought after schools at Pilani considered as Oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan well known in India today for top ranking institutions like BITS Pilani University as well as CSIR Laboratory CEERI and globally renowned Birla Science Museum. JMA Pilani is a Co-educational English Medium School with Experienced Teachers, Spacious Classrooms and Modern Amenities designed to impart Quality Education combined with All Round Personality Development and lay the Best Foundation for the Child’s Future. While the school admits both boys and girls, the girl student enrollment has been steadily rising every year and is presently nearly 50% of the total strength. The school has boys NCC, girls band which has been winning laurels every year too. Yoga and Fine arts are not just part of school routine but a way of life for the students.