'Dancing teacher' from Odisha goes viral for unique teaching style
Odisha : A video showcasing a unique way of teaching method of a school teacher from Odisha school is going viral on the internet. The video was captured at Lamtaput upper primary school of Odisha’s Koraput district.
In the short video clip, the in-charge headmaster of the school - Prafulla Kumar Pathi - sways his hips, sprawls on floor, sprints around the classroom and gesticulates while singing from a book. The best part is that the students too join in and chant their lessons in unison.
He has now become famous as the 'dancing sir' in the town. It has been learned that he had been teaching in the unique way since 2008.
“I discovered that teaching should be made fun and not monotonous. So I devised my mode of education,” said Pathi. “I found that the kids are getting more interested in studies once I started teaching them through song and dance. The kids are showing more inclination in coming to school,” he further added.
He converts his lessons to a song sequence and practice them at home before presenting them to his students.
“When I enter the classroom, I also tend to keep the students physically active as there is a chance of falling asleep after having mid day meal. The dancing by students ensures that they do not fall asleep during class hours,” said the in-charge headmaster.
Check out the video clip shared on Facebook below:
One of his colleague from the school said that with his unique style of teaching, students do not miss his classes and attendance remain full most of the times.