When it comes to CBSE, if you complete studying a bunch of papers you can write your examination and get good marks. That is how CBSE functions. But in IB, to answer a question, a child must really understand the concept. It is highly research oriented studies that bring in a lot of clarity on the subject and concepts among children.
Shivani Sahni, a self-motivated person, an educationist by profession, and a voracious learner, loves to contribute in people’s lives in various ways believing in the motto ‘Life is worth making relationships’.
She is the current Principal of G D Goenka Public School, Bahadurgarh - a CBSE school under the aegis of G D Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj.
A passion for learning soon led to a passion for teaching in his life. Now, as IBDP & CIAE Chemistry teacher, an Examiner and CAIE Exam Officer at an International department of Wuxi No. 1 High School Wuxi, Jiangsu China, Saurabh Deshwar tries to instill that same passion for learning in his students.
"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.
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…
For example, when I teach Merchant of Venice, I allow them to think if there is a Shylock present in our society today. When I teach them Julius Caesar, I help them to think about so many characters around us who may be similar to the conspirators and Brutus.
Harsha Gajria Gandhi - Proud to be a Bahraini born Indian Educator, who has done her schooling from The Indian School Bahrain(Arabian Gulf). She is an Educator - A levels & IGCSE, CIE and lifelong learner. "I started my career with the primary section and my heart still lies there with the affection, always. During my career with the primary section - from grade 1 to grade 5, I began catering mainly to the Math and Science sections."
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.
The Next Generation, Innovative & Integrated Education Technology Service Provider Winner of 3 National & 2 International Education Excellence Awards - 2016 Winner of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – School Initiatives – 2019
Driven by its Vision of Empowering and Enriching every student and teacher beyond the classroom, the aim of Dr. Karthik’s company is to ensure that today’s students can read, write and speak excellent English.
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 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.
Interview with Rohit Yadhati and Sreekanth Neelam – Founders of CST (Centinel Spark Technologies Pvt Ltd), Hyderabad. CST recently along with Secure space and SingularX organiseda big School Hackathon involving 4000 students of schools run by Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS), in 20 different locations across Telangana.
An engineer by profession with a bachelors in electrical engineering from Mumbai University and a Masters in electrical engineering from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Shirisha Kondury joined CHIREC International School in December 2016 and has been working as the IB Diploma program coordinator and IB Math and TOK facilitator in the school.
"Another important aspect is that in our Indian education system, the whole evaluation process - the examination system is trash. The way in which we judge performance of students is not fair. Many times it so happens that the student may be very good in analytical skills but those analytical skills and their overview about the subject cannot be judged in 3 hours of time and that too through a single paper."
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.
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.