Summary of previous meetings

  • Prof. A. Joseph Dorairaj, Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed to be University, Tamil Nadu
    Monday August 03rd, 2020

    In this conversation, Prof. A. Joseph Dorairaj, Professor of English & Dean, School of English & Foreign Languages, tells us about the uniqueness of the Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed to be University located in Dindigul District of Chinnalapatti, Tamil Nadu. He talks about the different courses offered by the School of English & Foreign Languages and the ...

  • Pravindra Singh, IBDP group 4 head, senior physics teacher, Mussoorie International School, Mussoorie
    Monday August 03rd, 2020

    Pravindra Singh is an experienced IBDP & AS/A level physics teacher with a dedicated teaching track record for graduate, postgraduate and undergraduate students. He is an information technology professional with a master’s degree in physics from University of Mumbai. Pravindra Singh, who received a medallion from the director of  NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium, Dr. Jaydeep ...

  • Kamalica Bhowmick, senior geography facilitator, Assam Valley School, Sonitpur, Assam
    Monday August 03rd, 2020

    Kamalica Bhowmick is an experienced teacher skilled in classroom management, business development, lesson planning, event management, and educational technology. She was drawn towards human geography – globalisation, population etc. because that was the part of the subject more concerned with “making progress” particularly the human and environmental geography. As part of the class project, she makes sure to ...

  • Kiran Bir Sethi, Director, The Riverside School, Ahmedabad
    Thursday July 30th, 2020

    In this conversation, we talk with Kiran Bir Sethi, a professional designer who became a teacher, a principal, an education reformer and a social entrepreneur. Kiran graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (India) in 1989. In 2001, she started The Riverside School in Ahmedabad. She says the idea of starting a school came ...

  • Ms. Ingur, head of curriculum secondary section, D Y Patil International School, Mumbai
    Friday July 24th, 2020

    Ms.Ingur has been a part of the international teaching and learning community for about 18 years. She has worked as a geography and GP facilitator, coordinator and senior management team member. Talking about her international teaching experience, Ms.Ingur says, “IB schools in India are doing equally good. The only difference she found is that the teachers ...

  • Kanhu Charan Panda, principal, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Rayagada, Orissa
    Thursday July 23rd, 2020

    Kanhu Charan Panda spent 24 years in various academic fields in different top leading schools of India. Currently working as CBSE school principal. The various schools Kanhu Charan Panda was associated won a lot of awards at district, state and national levels in various categories as sports, cultural activities etc. According to Kanhu Charan Panda, “Ideal teacher ...

  • Saraswathy Ramamoorthy, Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Learning Matters Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
    Sunday July 12th, 2020

    Learning Matters is an education technology company headquartered in Bangalore. Learning Matters focusses on improving student learning outcomes by providing teachers with high-quality educational tools and training. They do this through the use of the latest technology such as Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. Saraswathy Ramamoorthy has done Masters in Child Development and Masters in ...

  • Amit Anand, IGCSE, AS & A level biology teacher, Deccan International School, Bengaluru
    Saturday July 11th, 2020

    Talking about teaching during the current covid situation, Amit Anand says, “Teachers had to put a lot of efforts into preparing the curriculum suitable for digital learning. In classroom teaching, the resources are limited whereas in online teaching, teachers explored a lot of online resources, simulations etc. to ensure students understand the concepts well. Students ...

  • Nidhi Periwal, MYP/DP biology teacher, Apeejay School International, Delhi
    Thursday July 09th, 2020

    Nidhi Periwal have taught MYP/ IGCSE/DP biology in Indus International School, Bangalore and was a part of the development of the MYP science (Biology) curriculum before joining Apeejay School International, Delhi. Nidhi says design and design thinking are vital to creativity and innovation. They have become increasingly important in the current movement of developing and implementing ...

  • Supriya Kumari, physics teacher, Baldwin Farm High School, Jharkhand
    Thursday July 09th, 2020

    Supriya Kumari is the HOD of physics department at Baldwin Farm High School and also a part time teacher at Unacademy. Talking about the current pandemic sitiation, she tells us that recently two of her students have prepared a robot to help the frontline warries – medical personnel. Medical personnel are facing risk in delivering the ...

  • Sukanya John, IB Science teacher, Redbridge International Academy, Bengaluru
    Thursday July 09th, 2020

    Ms. Sukanya John is a biotechnologist with bioinformatics and plant sciences(herbal) background. As a science teacher, she believes in introducing healthy activities along with the curriculum. Setting up a recycling system in the school cafeteria, planting a small organic garden that will provide fresh vegetables for the cafeteria. Children can also support local wildlife, reduce CO2 ...

  • Dt Komal Mittal, Biology Teacher at Bharti Public School, East Delhi, Delhi
    Wednesday July 08th, 2020

    Dt. . Komal Mittal was inspired by her teachers during her school days and wanted to become a teacher. She pre-plans her syllabus very well using different strategies depending on the topic and has been very successful in delivering biology concepts.  She enjoys interacting with the students as there are times when they come up with innovative ...

  • Dr Bhawana Thadhaney, Subject Matter Expert Chemistry/Physics, VIBGYOR Group of Schools
    Wednesday July 08th, 2020

    Dr Bhawana Thadhaney is a PhD in Organic Chemistry. She is associated with Vibgyor Group of Schools, India and tutorhunt – a London based company. She is also into content writing, freelancing and research. She has been teaching for the past 18 years. She had taught students from grade 8 till undergraduate level. She taught ...

  • Dr. G. Nagashree, Principal, MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, Mumbai
    Wednesday July 08th, 2020

    Dr. G.Nagashree, MSc and PhD (Cytogenetics) from Bangalore University is a Certified Cambridge Programme Leader to train teachers for Cambridge International qualifications, Certified Cambridge Language Examiner and is currently working as the Principal at MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, Mumbai- Cambridge International School IN 885. Dr. G.Nagashree has professional experience of working as Academic Head, Vice Principal and Principal ...

  • Dr Mary Dcunha, GCSE and IBDP English facilitator, TOK facilitator, CAS coordinator, IB examiner, Edubridge International School, Mumbai
    Tuesday July 07th, 2020

    Dr Mary Dcunha is a trained educator with seven years of education leadership experience and over fifteen years of teaching experience. Dr Mary Dcunha has been teaching IB for over a decade. Mary got interested in teaching because of her teachers. She was blessed to have wonderful teachers. One of the traditions of Edubridge is cleaning ...

  • Sangeeta Praveen, IB & MYP Teacher (Biology), Oberoi International School, Mumbai
    Tuesday July 07th, 2020

    Sangeeta Praveen is an IB & IG trained biology teacher with B. Ed and post graduation in biotechnology from Ruia College, Mumbai University. She has four years of teaching experience in international curriculum IGCSE & ICSE Board. Though being an IB teacher, she feels Indian syllabus is extensive with excellent content but it lacks skill based ...

  • Nidhi Kapoor, HOD Science, Lotus Valley International School, Noida
    Friday July 03rd, 2020

    Nidhi Kapoor is a physics facilitator and HOD of science department for classes VI-XII.  She was felicitated by school management for her outstanding contribution and loyalty towards school for 10 years. She received a special letter of appreciation from education minister Smt. Smriti Irani for contribution to education field for past 15 years. She says her ...

  • Rajiv Jha, Mathematics Teacher, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
    Friday July 03rd, 2020

    Rajiv Jha has 13 years of teaching experience in various international schools and 16 years overall experience. He was associated with The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad (6 years) as Pastoral Care – Dorm Master, Senior School Mathematics Teacher IBDP/MYP, ToK; HoD Mathematics IBDP/IGCSE with International School Aamby, Lonavla (4 years); and Mathematics Educator, IBDP/IGCSE, Symbiosis ...

  • Sanjay Kumar Mallick, Principal, Sant Nandlal Smriti Vidya Mandir, Ghatsila, Jharkhand
    Friday July 03rd, 2020

    Sanjay Kumar Mallick is an educationist with a career spanning over thirty years. He is a research scholar, master in computer applications, master in psychology, post graduate diploma in management (HR),and B. Ed. He has received numerous awards; to mention a few- Future 50 Leader Shaping Success 2019 by Fortune India magazine, Guru Shiksha Samman-2018, ...

  • Vishwajeet Kumar Rajeev, Science Teacher, Delhi Public School, Golaghat, Assam
    Friday July 03rd, 2020

    V K Rajeev says that the CBSE curriculum is project & activity based. He feels it develops the overall personality of a child. When V K Rajeev takes science classes, he ensures that students don’t consider science as a subject confined to books. He tells them that science is all around us and using science to solve ...

  • Dr. Sarmishtha Adhya, IB Examiner, DP & MYP History Facilitator, The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
    Tuesday June 30th, 2020

    Dr. Sarmishtha Adhya tells her students that history is not about mugging up but rather it’s a beautiful journey filled with interesting stories. Students love her classes as she makes learning history very interesting by narrating stories. According to Dr. Sarmishtha, history is important as it tells us about our roots; if we do not know ...

  • Sanjay Dey, IBDP Physics Teacher, Oberoi International School, Mumbai
    Saturday June 27th, 2020

    Sanjay Dey is pursuing Bachelor’s in education, while working as a teacher in an international school. He will earn his degree in year 2020. Sanjay Dey has an Instagram page – @apnascientist where he posts demonstrations and experiments on physics that explains simple phenomenon. His students access his page and also few students from other schools are ...

  • Kamalpreet Kaur, TGT Science, The Millennium School, Noida
    Saturday June 27th, 2020

    Kamalpreet Kaur has over 9.5 years of experience in teaching field. During the covid period, Kamalpreet feels online teaching is good overall, but when it comes to laboratory practicals, it’s not easy for students to understand through online simulations. The learning is more effective when the students actually get to do the practical. Kamalpreet teaches concept of ...

  • Sayali Joshi, IBMYP Examiner, MYP HOD Language Acquisition, DP French Facilitator
    Saturday June 27th, 2020

    According to Sayali, speaking a foreign language can lead the way to great experiences in work, education, and travel. French language improves career options and is also a gateway to culture. As an official language of 29 countries across the globe, french is one of the top choices for language learners, and its many unique benefits ...

  • Dr.Priyanka Malik, 1st MYP/DP Mathematics Teacher, Dr.Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune
    Saturday June 27th, 2020

    Dr. Priyanka has done interdisciplinary research in her doctorate in school effectiveness on the basis of school culture and school context. She is having 9 years of teaching experience as mathematics teacher at secondary and higher secondary level in CBSE and IB board schools. Being from research background, Dr. Priyanka says, she has good understanding of ...

  • Anugya Aggrawal, IBPYP Grade 5 Teacher, Pathways World School, Aravali, Gurgaon
    Friday June 26th, 2020

    Anugya Aggrawal has attained Bachelor’s in English, Economics and Political Science and Masters in Economics. Currently she is pursuing Bachelor’s of Education (B.Ed).  She has been promoted as IB MYP Individuals and Societies Teacher in the same organisation. She chose IB as she feels IB imparts knowledge not confined to the walls of a classroom or ...

  • Karishma Attar, Managing Director, Laureates World Academy, Mumbai
    Thursday June 25th, 2020

    Apart from being a Director of Laureates World Academy, Mumbai; Karishma Attar is an IBDP, A-Levels and IGCSE physics and mathematics facilitator. She has done BE(Electronics), from Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering, Kolhapur. She encourages her teachers to integrate technology into lesson plans as it fosters active participation in classroom. She believes student-teacher relationship is a ...

  • Manika Kochhar Khattri, Co-ordinator, G.D Goenka Public School, Lucknow
    Thursday June 25th, 2020

    Manika Kochhar Khattri graduated from Amity University; skilled in classroom management, educational technology, curriculum development and educational leadership. As a co-ordinator, Manika Kochhar guides teachers in developing content for quality teaching.  She helps them to make the assignments interesting for the students. She also teaches English and feels learning language is very important as it helps you to see ...

  • Dr. Jayasree Kishore, Pre-Primary Co-Ordinator, Green Gables International School, Hyderabad
    Thursday June 25th, 2020

    As Pre-Primary Co-Ordinator, Dr. Jayasree Kishore’s role includes – planning the curriculum, creating teaching aides, introducing new games, training teachers, conducting parent orientation sessions, taking remedial classes for nursery, UKG, and LKG. She also conducts story sessions, class concerts by kindergarten students, circle-time activities, arranges competitions and plan celebrations for all festivals and days of national ...

  • Dr. Maya Shankar Jha, Headmaster, Adarsha Vidyamandir High School, Kolkata
    Thursday June 25th, 2020

    Dr. Maya Shankar is also a National President, Bharat Bharati Samaj (NGO & Human Resource Development Centre), Kolkata, West Bengal. He is PhD from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. After Dr. Maya Shankar joined Adarsha Vidyamandir, he donated three months of his salary to support poor students of his school. Later on from 2009 till date he has ...

  • Dr Bijay Kumar Sahu – Principal/Director at Leeds International School, Patna, Bihar
    Wednesday June 24th, 2020

    Dr Bijay Kumar Sahu has two decades of teaching and administrative experience in schools of high repute. He has received awards from different organizations. According to him, education should be a learning from practical point of view. Schools must take responsibility in shaping the students to the best of their abilities. Listen to the full ...

  • Kailash Tahiliani, Essay Coordinator and HOD Science, Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
    Wednesday June 24th, 2020

    Kailash would like to explore and create a deeper understanding of the world and ourselves by visiting varied places as he is a lifelong learner at heart. He was working in an Kodaikanal International school where he has practiced MYP Science and DP physics curriculum and supported in designing and monitoring backward and forward planning ...

  • Poonam Chauhan, TGT science at Amatir Kanya Gurukul, Kurukshetra, Haryana
    Wednesday June 24th, 2020

    According to Poonam, education should be a balance of inculcating knowledge and cultural and ethical values in children. Technology will give knowledge but how to socialize, being empathetic are equally important which Poonam says can be taught only in schools. Being a science teacher, she feels a field trip is one of the best tools ...

  • Surjeet Singh Rana, Deputy Headmaster, King’s College India, Rohtak
    Wednesday June 24th, 2020

    From a teacher to a headmaster, Mr Surjeet Singh Rana has consciously made sure to gather learning and push boundaries to enhance his tenure in the education industry. “I began my international teaching career in 2007. That was the time when we began working on online platforms. I worked for three years as a curriculum coordinator. ...

  • Baishali Chakraborty, Mathematics HOD at Oakridge International School, Bengaluru
    Wednesday June 24th, 2020

    Baishali is mathematics in-charge of developing mathematics MYP curriculum. She has conducted professional development session for teachers. From last two years she is teaching MYP5 (Extended) and IBDP (HL+SL) mathematics. Along with academic position she is the coordinator of MYP 4 and 5. Baishali has allotted some time besides her teaching time for doubt clearing for ...

  • Prof. Vikram Jayaram
    Wednesday June 17th, 2020

    Prof. Vikram Jayaram is Divisional Chair Mechanical Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In this interview he talks about science education in Indian schools.

  • Anand Jha, Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Oakridge International School, Bengaluru
    Friday June 12th, 2020

    Anand Jha is very passionate about teaching. A Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications, he quit his lucrative IT job to pursue his passion. He likes to interact with students and goes out of his way to help them solve their problems. Give a brief introduction about yourself I graduated from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore ...

  • Yogita Hastak – Student Counsellor, Oakridge International School, Bengaluru
    Thursday June 11th, 2020

    With a sneak peek into the world of the human mind very early in life, Ms. Yogita Hastak always had an inclination towards a career path in Psychology. Of course, the idea takes shape as one grows. “I had this thing for Psychology – had a feeling that I would be quite good at it. Hence, ...

  • Vinita Sharat, STEM Coordinator, Shiv Nadar School, Noida
    Monday June 08th, 2020

    Talking to Ms Vinita Sharat, STEM Coordinator at Shiv Nadar School gives us the impression that the definition of a teacher lies in her interaction and chemistry with her students. Ms Vinita is an educationist who believes in the integration of all subjects and views education to be wholesome. She is passionate about keeping her students connected with ...

  • Varsha S S, Academic Coordinator, EuroSchool, Bangaluru
    Monday June 08th, 2020

    A Masters in Physics and Bachelors in Education is a clear indication of the line of career, Varsha would choose. Once she entered the field of education, her conduct, performance and the skills she developed over 9 years at EuroSchool, Chimney Hills, Bangalore proved her to be a highly-skilled academician with proven ability to formulate ...

  • Shirin Bagchi, IBDP Coordinator, HUS, Chennai
    Monday June 08th, 2020

    Shirin Bagchi, Masters in Geography and Cartography has 11 years of experience in IB curriculum. Currently she is a IBDP Coordinator at Kohinoor American School, Khandala. She believes schools should be more inclusive and that students should get equal opportunities. According to her, teaching apart from being a profession should be a calling and teachers ...

  • Fareen Wahid – History Teacher’s Transition Journey during the Pandemic Time
    Thursday May 21st, 2020

    Fareen Wahid – Her Transition Journey during the Pandemic Time – Humanities Teacher at DSB International School, Mumbai I am an educator, a Historian, a Geographer, a Writer, an Ed-tech specialist and Design thinker, Google and Microsoft Certified Educator As our school transitioned to online education in the face of COVID-19,  I as a Historian was striving with ...

  • King’s College India, Rohtak – Virtual Learning Success Story
    Tuesday May 12th, 2020

    First, when we come to know that we won’t be able to open the school campus due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we were worried about the studies of our students and then we designed our virtual learning platform to run the online classes successfully during this lockdown period. Learning never stops @ King’s College India! Surjeet Singh ...

  • Rakesh Sharma – Principal – O. P. Jindal School Tamnar -Pioneers Online Classes During Lockdown
    Monday April 27th, 2020

    At this difficult time when the whole world is shaken by the threat of Covid-19, when more than half of the world is in the state of lockdown, when the Academic Learning and mental wellbeing of the young generation is at stake, when people are struck with uncertainty and negativity, O. P. Jindal School Savitri ...

  • Dr. Babita Gaur – Senior Library and Information Officer – Delhi Public Library
    Tuesday March 17th, 2020

    Dr. Babita Gaur – Ph.D. MLIS, PGDPB, MA, has twenty years of professional experience in various academic and autonomous institutions. She has worked with National Labour Institute, DAV, Amity and University of Delhi. She is also an author, motivational speaker and yoga instructor. Dr. Babita Gaur has 20 years of professional experience in various academic ...

  • Shubhangi Pandey – ICT Facilitator Pathfinder Global School, Pataudi, Gurugram
    Tuesday March 17th, 2020

    An MCA graduate who took up the role of an educationist by choice! Meet Mrs. Shubhangi Pandey, ICT Facilitator at Pathfinder Global School. With an MCA degree, why did you choose teaching over IT? Ever since my school days, I used to work with the children in my neighbourhood. I used to teach them dance and performing arts. I am very interactive ...

  • Priyodarshini Das – IBDP Extended Essay Coordinator/IBDP HISTORY Examiner, Educator for DP and IGCSE History, AS Level Global Perspectives & Research at Candor International School
    Tuesday March 17th, 2020

    Most of us, as students, sit in front of History text books and wonder the purpose of learning about events of the past. To those of you who just nodded heads, Ms Priyodarshini Das would perhaps ask “If you are ignorant of the past, how would you then comprehend the present?” “I am primarily an IB educator. I teach DP History ...

  • Mangala Gowri S – Pediatric Psychologist and Educationist Lead Preschool Teacher – Indus International School, Hyderabad
    Tuesday March 17th, 2020

    A post graduate diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis, Pune, a B.Ed, an M.Sc Psychology and a Post Graduate Degree in Pre-Primary Education in one kitty! The academic qualifications speak volumes about her interest in the world of education. It outlines the passion she has about children and their formative years and gives her the edge to make things progressive ...

  • Poonam Chauhan – TGT Science Amatir Kanya Gurukul Kurukshetra, Haryana
    Monday March 09th, 2020

    Schools, at its inception, believed in the holistic development of children. A place where miniature adults get to observe and grow in body, mind and soul. Somewhere in evolution, schools became all about academics, marks and rat race preparations. But teachers can make all the difference. Ms. Poonam Chauhan (M.Sc B.Ed and qualified CTET) who teaches Science at Amatir Kanya Gurukul, ...

  • Anuja Panwar – Chemistry Educator MYP/IB DP Pathways School, Gurgaon
    Monday February 17th, 2020

    Having completed her post-graduation from the University of Rajasthan, she picked up a teaching job to teach 12th grade students. Little did Ms. Anuja Panwar know at that time that that was the path she was meant to be in. She enjoyed teaching. Tides changed, she got married and had to travel to the UK, where she got the ...