Our school has been conducting the Peer Mentoring Program since August 2013.As part of this initiative, we run weekly sessions, in which students from classes X and XI conduct workshops for and guide students of classes 6 to 8 on issues such as bullying, anger management, time management, self-esteem, dealing with emotions, communication skills etc.
Our endeavour is to make students aware of the basic issues in their life and how to manage them. These sessions are activity based, and involve individual tasks, pair and share, role plays etc. planned specifically to impart self-help skills experientially to the students.
These regular sessions have had a positive impact on the students as they are now able to handle their problems independently.
The Self Esteem session aimed to focus on the significance of self-esteem. This session helped the students identify factors that affect self-esteem in daily life. The students discussed various techniques to help enhance their self-esteem.
The main objective of the Anger Management sessions is to enable the students to understand the underlying emotions which lead to anger. We also suggest various ways to not only control but also manage anger, in a constructive way.
|Sessions conducted for grade VII|
These sessions were conducted with the aim to enable the students to understand anger as an emotion and the various emotions which are related to anger or trigger anger from within. Even techniques to manage oneself during situations which trigger anger were explained.
Time Management sessions inculcate the significance of prioritizing and scheduling tasks among students, with the help of group and individual.
Communication Skills sessions make the students aware of the two way process of communication. The sessions, through role plays and think-pair-share help them understand the importance of verbal as well as non-verbal aspects of communication.
During sessions on Bullying students are made aware of different roles of people involved in bullying and their basic characteristics. Through role plays, students are empowered to avoid and overcome bullying situations.
|Session on Bullying for grade VI|
The main aim of these sessions was to show the assertiveness required against bullies both through verbal and non verbal communication. The session consisted of a role play (done by the students themselves), a puzzle game, a quiz and group discussions all of which helped in the understanding of the concept.
Sessions on Creative and Critical thinking inculcated the significance of these life skills among students. With the help of creative “out of the box” thinking one can find a solution to a seemingly difficult problem and through critical thinking, we can analyse the pros and cons of any situation.
|Sessions on Creative Thinking conducted for grade VIII|
Sessions on creative thinking were conducted in order to inculcate ingenuity and innovative instincts. These sessions involved questionnaires which had unusual questions all of which required ones gray cells and thinking caps on.
The main objective of the Problem Solving session was to empower the students with decision making skills when faced with any challenging situations.