"In CBSE, academically and in terms of marks secured, there is a guarantee that they will do well. But in IGCSE, you have go the extra mile to keep yourself up to date. There is a lot of knowledge gathering that is required."
Chitra Venkatesan, a science graduate with 18 years of teaching experience is currently a teacher of Integrated Sciences for grades MYP 1 to MYP 4 at Vishwashanti Gurukul world school, LoniKalbhor, Pune – an International Boarding and day school following the IB Board.
The current HOD Computer Science for the last five years at Indus International School, Indrani Chakraborty is also an IBDP ITGS and computer science examiner. She is a teacher with a passion for Computer Science, 20 years of teaching experience, is an animal and nature lover and volunteers at various social and charity activities.
Dr. Sundar Sarukkai, is a Professor of Philosophy at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. He has also been recently involved with initiatives to introduce philosophy to school children.
Siva Rama Sarma is an IBDP and MYP Physics teacher having 16 years of teaching experience in Physics in various curriculum. He is working as an IBDP and MYP Physics teacher at Oakridge International school – Hyderabad for the last one year. The Oakridge international school is an IB continuum school offering Primary year to Diploma programme.
Kalpana Sharma is the current AS and A Level Biology facilitator at Sanjay Ghodawat International School, an International residential school based in Kolhapur. Sharma has over 2 decades of experience in the education sector having worked as Head of Department, Subject Co-ordinator and Academic Co-ordinator at various institutions across India.
Kausar Hossain, an innovative Science Communicator cum Chemistry Teacherand Educational Administrative professional, is the current Head of Faculty (Science) at Goldcrest High (A Vilas Rao Deshmukh Foundation School) Latur, Maharashtra, India. He teaches Chemistry at ICSE, ISC level at the school.
Mr. Clayton Richard David, Vice Principal at Gokuldas Public School, Kolkata, dreamt of being a teacher following his mother’s inspiration. His passion is visible from the fact that he has been teaching ever since he was in senior school.
The India School Merit Awards 2018 were recently announced by Education World and SRN Mehta State School ranked No 7 all over India, as No 1 in Karnataka and No. 1 in Kalaburagi, among the Top 10 Best State Schools in India. The jury also awarded SRN Mehta CBSE School as No. 1 in India in the Category “Value for Money”.
Dhenuka International School located in Rohtas, Bihar is an upcoming CBSE/IB curriculum based co-eucational school in the vicinity of Sasaram town - a town of historical and mythological background. Piyush Tripathi has been the Principal since April 2018.
A graduate (B.Sc majoring in Chemistry with Biological Sciences) from the University of the West Indies and a post-graduate in Stem Cell Biology, Dharmendra Dan Dubay has been a teacher since April 1990. He is currently the Chemistry Teacher at Canadian International School, Bangalore and also holds an MSc in Environmental Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.
Armed with an M-Phil in economics and diploma in journalism newspaper and magazine, A P Sharma is the current Principal Birla Public School, Doha. A specialist on parenting and an enthusiastic TEDx speaker, Sharma has conducted over 100 workshops for students, parents, teachers and Principals in India and abroad.
Santanu Bhowmik is the Head of Mathematics department at St. Dominic’s International School, Lisbon, Portugal since the last two years. Prior to this, he worked at Pathways World School for 11 years as the Cambridge IGCSE program coordinator and the IB Diploma program coordinator and as a Mathematics teacher.
Personally I do not believe that education is all about marks. Teaching should be life oriented. I firmly believe a good teacher should have a legacy to leave behind. Legacy in the form of successful students, who are lifelong learners, an asset to the society; holistic beings. They should take the lead in shaping students not only for academic pursuit, but for life; for the uncertain future.
Sharmistha Acharya Mukherjee, an educator with 8 years of work experience, is currently teaching IBDP- Environmental System and Societies at RBK International Academy, Chembur an IB world school located in Mumbai. She a mis also ember of the IBEN (The International Baccalaureate® educator network) working with the curriculum review team as a reviewer for Environmental systems and societies.
Srividhya Balachandar is a Subject Matter Expert in Mathematics. Her teaching career spans over two decades with formal training and experience in multiple curricula including IB and IGCSE. As the Senior Learning Officer in Velammal Group of Schools, Chennai, a chain of 21 schools in Chennai area offering CBSE and IGCSE curricula, her current focus is to enrich the Teaching-Learning aspects related to Mathematics.
Praveen Mariadas, the Senior IB Faculty for Biology, ESS & TOK. at Pathways World School, Aravali, Gurgaon, has been associated with the school for the last 9 years. Pathways World School follows the PYP-MYP-IB Curriculum.
Ms. Richa Dwivedi Saklani, Founder & CEO at Inomi , a career guidance company based at Gurgaon. An IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Richa worked as a corporate banker and a stock analyst before entering Career Guidance in 2003.
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Aareena Dhillon, born and brought up in Mumbai, India, is now a STEAM educator in Louisiana based Baton Rouge international School having completed her Masters in Science (in Solid State Physics) and a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Education.
“It is extremely important to think and deliver your message in the right manner. The patience level in children has taken a downward trend and they are very reactive these days. We have to ensure that we think before we speak in front of children.”
Amit Kumar Jha is a Maths PGT (Post Graduate Teacher) at the CBSE board - Viraj Sri Ram Centennial School, located in Boisar, Maharashtra. The school is a joint venture of Viraj Profiles Ltd. along with Shriram Centennial School. In addition to teaching Maths, Jha is also the house master, class teacher and external exam in-charge at the school.
Dr. C.S Balachandran runs the The Institute of Geographical Studies in Bangalore. He has completed his Phd in Geography from US. He returned back to India in 1998. He initially tried to teach Geography in schools but for various reasons he didn’t find teaching Geography in schools interesting. Instead today he devotes his efforts towards organising workshops for students and even parents!
Sagareeka Bhatia, current School Head of RBK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL holds a successful record as an educator spanning higher education, primary, secondary & special education including senior leadership & school governance along with research activity. RBK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is a complete Cambridge school following CAIE curriculum upto AS & A level (Equivalent to grades 11 & 12).
Mr. Lakshmi Narayana Adabala - currently Math teacher at VidyaGyan, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. The journey of Mr. Lakshmi Narayana is undoubtedly phenomenal as is his infectious passion towards Mathematics. Read through to get a flavor of his life as a Math teacher…
T. Prabhakar Rao is at the PGT- English (HOD- English) position at O. P. Jindal School which operates under the aegis of Jindal Power Limited, Tamnar. Rao has been teaching at this CBSE School since 2017. He has the experience of more than 16 years teaching English to Senior Secondary classes in schools of repute.
Established in 1989 by Shri R.P. Mody, Mody School has emerged as a premier institute for girls’ education. Ms Nishi Rana, the Principal of Mody School is a dedicated educator and passionate professional, who believes in the school’s motto of carving young girls into ‘Sarva Guna Sampann’ ladies, ready to embark on all the challenges thrown by life.
One of the most important things is that, in India, people tend to focus a lot on content. As a result, at an age when a child likes to explore, they are expected to rote learn concepts. Consequently, the interest for the subject goes out of the window.
Neha Kabra is a Chemistry teacher at Singapore Intercultural School, Jakarta, Indonesia with 7 years of teaching experience and post-graduation in Organic Chemistry from Mumbai University. She has taught several curriculums including IBDP, IGCSE, ICSE, CBSE and Maharashtra State Board from various schools based out of Mumbai, Pune & Jakarta (Indonesia).
Math is strange for some, nightmare for many, quick and easy for some and a fun adventure for many others. Meet Vineet Sharma, IBDP, Cambridge mathematics faculty and CAIE coordinator at Sanjay Ghodawat Institute! His journey seems to tell the story of how Math chose him and the relationship struck a chord which is musical and magical.
Shankar Dayal has been the Faculty Head, Mathematics at Heritage Girls School - Udaipur for the last 2 years teaching Mathematics Cambridge IGCSE, A levels and CBSE curriculum 11th and 12th standard. The boarding school is affiliated to CBSE (New Delhi) and Cambridge International Examinations (UK).
Hailing from a family of award-winning and innovative teachers, Dr. Kusum D’sa, the current Principal of Vibgyor School, Kulur, Mangalore, has had a career spanning over 26 years in the education sector.
"It is one of the noblest of jobs and is a whitecollar job as well. When it comes to the IT sector jobs for example, you can be replaced by someone who is more technically bright. But in the field of education, you keep
sharpening your teaching skills as long as you are in it."
Ms. Padmalata K, teacher-turned-Principal at Nalanda Educational Institutions, Vijayawada has close to 3 decades of experience as teacher and administrator, her stories and ideas are enriching and thought-provoking.
An educator for 12 years, Harpreet Kaur currently is the English Literature and History Teacher of the senior section at Bombay Scottish School, Powai. There she is also in charge of the annual Scottish Model United Nations Conference. She is also the recipient of National Level award for Excellence in Social Science Teaching (By NDTV and Educomp)
Ira Shrivastav is the present Chemistry facilitator at Gunma Kokusai Academy, Japan. She has been into the education industry for 18+ years having worked with several renowned educational institutes of India teaching Indian as well as international curriculum.
Mr. Uttam Chatterjee, Principal Academics and Strategic Manager at Harsh International School, Haryana has had quite a unique career path. His journey is interesting, thought provoking and truly inspirational. From laboratories to schools, from a corporate professional to teacher to Principal and from teaching to strategic planning, the learning and teaching process of Mr. Chatterjee has been evolving, unconventional and a much-needed constant.
With a career in education spanning over 19 years, Dr.Shauli Mukherjee has dedicated her life to promotion of child-centric and activity oriented education. A passionate educationist with a background in setting up new age K-12 schools, Dr. Mukherjee had been the Founder Principal of Adamas World School in Kolkata and is currently the Founder Principal of the first STEM school in West Bengal – STEM World School in Kolkata since its inception in 2015.
Rajarshi Ghoshal says that math is the one which gives people a scare. But the scare can get converted into a subject of great interest if they can apply it to their real life situations and he feels that schools do try to bring in a lot of practical applications, but these ideas are not board driven, usually.