‘Dancing teacher’ of Odisha wins the Internet with a unique teaching style. In the video, the teacher sways his hips, sprawls on the floor, sprints around the classroom & gesticulates while singing from the book. A video showing a unique teaching method of a school teacher from Odisha is now winning people’s heart & for all the right reasons. The clip, that is now going viral on social media, was captured in Lamtaput upper primary school of Odisha’s Koraput district.
In the video, the in–charge headmaster of the school – Prafulla Kumar Pathi – sways his hips, sprawls on the floor, sprints around the classroom & gesticulates while singing from a book. [T]he best part is that the students too join in & chant their lessons in unison.
Pathi converts all his lessons to a song sequence & practices them before coming to school. “When I enter the classroom, I also tend to keep the students physically active as there is a chance of falling asleep after having a mid-day meal. [T]he dancing by students ensures that they do not fall asleep during class hours,” said the in–charge headmaster.
Here’s a look at Pathi’s unusual & energetic way of teaching:
Video Credits: Prafulla Kumar Pathi [FaceBook]
An assistant teacher working in the same school, Sanjay Panda, said Pathi’s teaching has led to less dropout in the school. “In Koraput schools, children usually stay absent or drop out before finishing primary education. But after this new way of teaching, there has been a boost in attendance,” added Panda.