HOOM ROOM & HRT
Everyday a period of about half an hour is set aside for the teacher who is incharge of the class to interact with the student. A class is known as a “Home Room Group” and the teacher a “Home Room Teacher” (HRT for short). The HRT is responsible for all round development of pupil and is a link between the parents and the principal. The HRT maintains individual records of all the pupils.
Whenever a child is found to be weak in one or the other subject, the HRT calls the parents and arranges a meeting with the concerned subject teacher to discuss the attitude, work-habits and the ways to monitor the progress of the child. As a rule, the same HRT is expected to continue as the leader of the group for two years.
The HRT is also responsible for excursions, tours, camps and project for awareness of social and national issues, discussion on current affairs, the cultural activities of the class and its participation in the programmes conducted in the assembly.Thus it is the HRT who knows the total child; his/her friends, preferences, attitudes, social and intellectual traits, mental and physical health, familial background, etc.
The teacher thus becomes familiar with the student’s emotional health and temperamental characteristics, enabling her/him to extend pastoral care for the growth and development of his/her wards.
Working within Parameters:
Freedom is highly valued and inculcated at different levels at TMIS. However, this is not allowed to become license.
At TMIS, we let the children behave in their natural way. The children learn to compare themselves with a river in a valley. Within the valley the stream can gush down, move lazily or meander depending on the circumstances. The valley sides form the walls, which confine the river within its boundaries. In the same way, the children understand the norms of their own behaviour in terms of the school situation.
At TMIS, discipline means behaving in a manner appropriate to the time, place and circumstances; e.g. the behaviour of children in the class during a teaching period and during the home room period will be very different. During the homeroom period, the children are allowed to move around freely in the class and talk; they are also allowed to work in groups and have informal discussions among themselves.
During the teaching period, on the other hand, appropriate discipline is maintained in the class to allow attention and effective participation to what is being taught.