Mentorship Pathway, a center at King’s College that looks into Emotional Intelligence, recently collaborated with Jana Uddhar School, Budhanilkantha, to carry out a workshop. Bhawana Shrestha, lead mentor of Mentorship Pathway, facilitated ‘Pathway to Emotional Intelligence’ session for the teachers of the school.
Having worked in developing emotional skills in students at the higher education level, the gratifying results made the team realize such skills would be valuable even at the school level. Such important realization made the team go beyond the wall of King’s College and work together with the Collaborative Schools Network. Jana Uddhar School, a part of the network, accepted the invitation of Mentorship Pathway to organize the workshop in its premises. The school’s leader, Rajan Maharjan, along with the school faculty team actively participated on how to develop emotionally intelligent classrooms.
A total of 20 teachers were part of the workshop. The teachers were very keen on learning, and at the end of the session acknowledged their experiences to be fruitful. One of the participants reflected on his takeaways from the session:
Udaya Bahadur Thapa: ”The workshop given by Ms. Bhawana Shrestha at our School was applicable and relevant to the context. She mentioned about the importance of student’s emotion and how it was essential to integrate with education for students’ development. I really liked this because, as teachers, our role is to behave empathetically with students and help them grow as much as we can. So, I personally believe that the understanding of emotional intelligence has become a necessity”.
Mentorship Pathway received a positive reflection in its first outreach. It plans to collaborate with other schools within the Collaborative Schools Network and beyond.