On August 27, a video of a Koraput teacher in Odisha went Viral on social media due to his unconventional approach, making learning more fun and engaging. The unique method of teaching by the Odisha teacher was heartwarming and won many people's hearts.
The ANI video shows Prafulla Kumar Pathi, the in-charge headmaster of the school engaging in a learning session with students in a fun way. He sways, sprawls on the floor, sprints around the classroom and gesticulates while singing from a book. The students in the video enjoy and join him in his unique style of learning while dancing. According to ANI, the video was captured in Lamtaput, a small upper primary school in Koraput district of Odisha.
Praffula Kumar is commonly known as the “the dancing teacher” of Koraput. The 56-year old teacher employed his unique style of teaching in 2008 when he joined the Sarva Sikshya Abhiyaan as resource person. He told ANI, “I discovered that teaching should be made fun and not monotonous. So I devised my mode of education,”
His objective was to attract the students towards learning and education.
“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 added,
Pathi wants students to learn lessons and put them to practice. He believes that his way is different from conventional teaching. He changes all the lessons to song sequences and practices them before coming to school.
The headmaster said to ANI, “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. The dancing by students ensures that they do not fall asleep during class hours,”
(With inputs from ANI)