I joined this school in 1988 and I’ve been here since. I started as a teacher, then I took on some administrative responsibilities as a coordinator. In 2003, I was asked to become the Principal. All my experience has been being part of this very good school.
DCP Expeditions, a premier Photography Training Academy in India, conducts workshops and teaches children about nature, biodiversity, universe, wildlife, waste management, natural resource management and other important aspects of environmental science using photography as the medium.
KSHITIJ, located in Mumbai, was established in 2006 by a group of friends who believed in working on child development through experiential education. The activities range from workshops like theatre, photography, science, art, craft, aero-modeling, imagination, cooperative games.
Army Public School, K Kamaraj Road, Bangalore has always been the pioneer when it comes to doing its
bit for the environment. Under the unstinted support, guidance and mentorship of the principal of the school, Mrs. Manjula Raman, the school has a very dynamic Environment Conservation and Education Programme that actively awakens awareness and engages the young students of the school as well as of the other schools in environment conservation and propagation.
Miraaya, a holistic growth center based in Mumbai, conducts summer camps, in-school training for teachers and students for several cities/countries. Miraaya has been co-founded by the eminent Physiotherapist and Life And Leadership Coach Dr. Nidhi Gupta, an award-winning author, columnist and visionary educator Ms. Megha Bajaj and a Chartered Accountant with philanthropic bent of mind - Mr. Rajesh Chaudhary.
The Kids Company's activities consist of a blend of educational games, I.Q. sessions, puzzles, mazes, crosswords and teaching through play. The activities are aimed at improving the child’s skills related to logical thinking, problem solving, self-management, communication and inter personal skills. “The ‘experience and the surprise element’ which a child unwraps in every session at TKC is what makes us unique!
Isha Home School is located amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Velliangiri Mountains near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Founded in 2005 by Sadhguru, the school strives to incorporate his educational approach into its day-to-day teaching process. It provides education for children upto grade 12.
Dr. Meenakshi Ravi is a professional musician, music therapist, counsellor and executive director of the Therapy Center. She holds a masters degree in Social Work, Carnatic Music, Doctorate on “Psychosocial profile of women with marital discord and counselling intervention” from Bangalore University and proficiency in Carnatic Classical Vocal Music. She did professional counselling for more than 3000 individuals and imparted Carnatic music training for more than 300 students in Meera Music Center.
"Raghav and I genuinely felt that there was a market to be tapped into for conducting quizzes, while crafting a niche for ourselves as well. We worked with around 130 children from two schools in Pune where we interacted with them through quiz questions and stories. Seeing the potential of the engagement with children, we felt that we had to devote our full attention to the opportunity. "
"Teachers have to motivate students in various ways. Teachers are not to meant to just teach what is there in the text book but to teach what is not there in the text books. By the way we teach, students must develop the right attitude and get motivation. It is very important for the teachers to talk about history of science. Talking about scientists and how they made major discoveries is necessary. Unfortunately students do not even see photographs of great scientists about whose work they study."
"A mindful teacher is not born but made. It is made out of deeper levels of reflection, introspection, continuous evolution and a maturity that makes each of them rise above the situation and view from a larger holistic perspective. A teacher, who is willing to learn, moves towards being a mindful teacher."
Shovana Narayan is a Kathak Maestro and an outstanding dancer. She created a new and innovative style of performing arts by enriching it with a deeper and wider canvas of expression and dimensions. She has been awarded with Padmashri in 1992 and Sangeet Natak Academy Awards in 1999.
“Related to academics our students excelled at not only national but also at international level. 1st at International level in GK Olympiad , 2 students stood 4th at International level in English Olympiad, 1 student stood 2nd in talent hunt Olympiad. Our students shine with 92 gold medals, 66 silver medals and 61 bronze medals in different Olympiads like Maths, Science, English, GK, Hindi etc.”
"...I got startled by the striking realization that students actually needed better teachers, better teaching methodologies, and effective learning aids more than the materials we had distributed. That was when I decided to create teaching aids to make teaching easier for teachers and learning aids to make learning fun for students.”
Dhruvatara is an integrated out of school program based in Bengaluru. Headed by Rashmi Dixit who has over 10 years of experience in the coaching industry, Dhruvatara organises nature-based camps for children during vacations.
The Pocket Money workshop is the brainchild of Ms. Kirti Agarwal Runga, an engineer from NIT, Jaipur. The “Pocket Money” workshop is meant to take children off “their routines and should be given an opportunity to explore other fields/activities where they could learn while doing things.”
"I wanted many more Gagan Narangs to win many more medals for India. I have been a product of the system so I felt somewhat obligated to give back to the system, which is why I started Gun For Glory in 2011."
Mumbai Travellers is working on a different set of fun activities for the children but it “depends on the dates children are available and their school vacations.”
A summer camp for parents and children is about to begin soon along with a wildlife safari to Tadoba.
"He challenged and dramatically changed society’s perceptions of individuals with visual disabilities. Born in Sri Nagar, Jammu and Kashmir Jawahar Lal Kaul lost his sight due to Smallpox at the tender age of five. Undeterred, he pursued his school and university education,braving heavy odds and distinguishing himself as a student with outstanding merit.He stood first in B.A. (Hons) Sanskrit at Punjab University in 1967, receiving the Gold Medal in recognition."
How to become a school counsellor? Those who are really interested to become a counsellor, can get basic degree in psychology and proceed further to study Post graduate level School psychology courses with necessary internship.Those who are professionally qualified to provide counselling to the children can practice in the school system as well as in the community. There are opportunities in India to become school counsellors to work with the schools.
Mangala Ganesh holds a Diploma, a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She has over thirteen years of rich experience in setting up and managing school and college library systems for various educational institutions in Bangalore. Mangala has been instrumental in setting up the school library from scratch
Story Arts India offers storytelling with arts (music and movement integrated) performances and training workshops. Deepa Kiran is a professional storyteller of international repute, an educationalist, writer, compeer (hosting events) and voice-over artist.
Ms Komal Singh is the founder Principal of ‘Learning Paths School’ which started its journey as ‘The Millennium School’, Mohali on March 24, 2008. Ms Singh’s teaching career happened by accident and there is no looking back since then. From just doing a job it became a passion, a sort of vocation and she decided to pursue teaching as a serious career.
Hole-in-the-Wall Education Project was set-up to research and propagate the idea and a path breaking learning methodology “Minimally Invasive Education”, created by Dr. Sugata Mitra, NIIT’s Chief Scientist Emeritus.
Aiming at kindling the curiosity of each child to learn and discover, EdMojo was started by Mr.Vinit Shah, an Engineer from Mumbai University and MS degree holder from University of Michigan. Kids are encouraged to work on “interesting open-ended projects” .
Just Being Centre, founded by Ms. Sandy Dias Andrade, a psychologist by profession, is all about offering a vacation not only for children but also for the other members of the family - to play, rest, and unwind by connecting with each other.
Sharmila Mukerjee, a professional Odissi dancer. Currently she runs her own academy - Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance in Bangalore and continues to train many students at her institute. She is instrumental in popularising the Odissi dance form in South India.
Immersive Learning involves the use of technology in classrooms to facilitate 360 degree learning through a combination of Audio, Video and Tech elements which will aid students in the learning journey.
TutorTrek offers lesson plans, worksheets, technology, and quizzes along with Assessment Tool that suits ICSE, CBSE, and the state boards’ curriculum. Effective teaching is achieved with the help of the lesson plans offered by TutorTrek.
“Yoga is a great tool to teach children to be calm, focused, enhance their physical strength, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and connect with their inner self. Our idea of summer camp for kids is to integrate this ancient science with yogic games,selfless service, sloka chants,bhajans and value added mythological stories in tune with nature so that it brings about a holistic development of the child."
"Such varied experiences have taught me that the essence of education is not to teach one anything, but to motivate and enable building up the right skill levels, that direct each to his individual excellence.”
3Dexter comprises of 7 school friends who had a dream of working together and cause ripples in the education sector. The idea was to promote experiential learning in the classrooms with the help of latest technologies. 3Dexter started with 7 people and has grown into a team of 24 enthusiastic educators. They invested the first 6 months in research and developed a comprehensive curriculum which is integrated with CBSE,ICSE and IB boards
APS Tezpur is one of the leading Army Public Schools of the country in both scholastic and co-scholastic areas.Her journey at APS Tezpur has started in 2012 and she had the privilege to see the school growing from strength to strength.
"I was born in Uttar Pradesh, had my education in Delhi University and I am an ex-serviceman too. I am a hardworking, self-made man with the sole aim of spreading education in the society, that too from the lowest strata. I was running a profitable business and my love for education made me leave it to start Muni International School in 2002."
School counselors are an integral part of today's educational system. Their role serves to foster the proper emotional, social, academic, and career development of students. They help to ensure that the students of today become the well -rounded adults of tomorrow. Dr.Nagpal, as the chairperson of AISCAP serves as an excellent example of this process at work. Taking a proactive role in education of the students he dedicates himself to making a difference in the lives of the students. That dedication shines through in the following interview.
Mr Umar Jaffar has been the Director of Eastern Public School since January 2015. He has 25 years of experience in teaching. A post graduate and research scholar in Mathematics, Mr Jaffar’s love for education made him take the teaching path.
Headed by Mr. Raj Singh, Corbett Wilds organises camps for visiting the park, adventure activities and educational school camps. Every year more than 10,000 children visit Corbett National Park for activity camps from all over the country especially from Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai. It is becoming increasingly popular in the Delhi and NCR region.
Situated in Hyderabad, Sri Aurobindo International School was established to exemplify Sri Aurobindo’s vision of integral education. The school is affiliated to the ISC board, catering to students from pre-primary to class XII.