Bhubaneshwar: After Dancing doctor, now we have come across dancing teacher whose unique teaching method is now winning people’s heart.
In the video that has gone viral on social media, Headmaster of the school Prafulla Kumar Pathi can be seen dancing in his class while teaching his students in Odisha’s Lamtaput upper primary school in Koraput district, HT reports.
This 56-year-old Headmaster is popularly known as the “dancing sir” of Koraput and has been teaching in this 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 added.
Mr Pathi joyfully converts all his lessons to a song sequence and 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 mid day meal. The dancing by students ensures that they do not fall asleep during class hours,” says the in-charge headmaster.
“Beautiful teacher,” writes a Facebook user after watching the video while others posted, “Heartily teaching”, “Nice teaching method”.
Speaking of this unique teaching style, an assistant teacher working in the same school, Sanjay Panda, said this method 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.