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‘Dancing teacher’ of Odisha wins the Internet with a unique teaching style
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‘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 peoples heart & for all the right reasons. The clip, that is now going viral on social media, was captured in Lamtaput upper primary school of Odishas Koraput district.

In the video, the incharge 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.

Popularly known as the dancing sir of Koraput, 56-yr-old Pathi has been teaching the students in his unique style since 2008, when he was employed with Sarva Sikshya Abhiyaan as resource person.

I discovered that teaching should be made fun & 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 & dance. The kids are showing more inclination in coming to school, he further added.

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 incharge headmaster.

Here’s a look at Pathi’s unusual & energetic way of teaching:

Video Credits: Prafulla Kumar Pathi [FaceBook]

People showered lots of comments on the post shared by Pathi on Facebook. Beautiful teacher, wrote a Facebook user. Heartily teaching, observed another. Nice teaching method, wrote a third.

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.

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