Summary of previous meetings

  • Talk with Gaurav Singh, Co-Founder, Slam Out Loud
    Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

    Gaurav Singh is the co-founder of Slam Out Loud – a not-for-profit organisation. He has trained over 56,000 children in 950 villages and 30 urban slums across 4 states in India in various art forms like poetry, storytelling and theatre. He’s shared his learnings through TEDx, workshops, panel discussions, and also been a winner at the ...

  • Talk with Amirzit S Huidrom, senior master and housemaster, The Assam Valley School, Assam
    Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

    He is currently working as a Senior Master of the Assam Valley School, Balipara, Assam. He has completed 30 years of teaching experience and serving as a Housemaster since 15 years. Talking about his experience he says, “I always gave more than usual to whatever role I was given to play-Head of admissions, Head of department, ...

  • Talk with Akash Raut, Principal, First Steps IB World School (PYP, Cambridge IGCSE), Chandigarh
    Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

    Akash Raut – Teacher of English, Humanities, Psychology, Management Studies, Communication Skills and Soft Skills Trainer, Counselor and Life Coach. He has recently been appointed as the Principal of FirstSteps IB World School, Chandigarh. Akash Raut has been awarded with – Young Teacher Award, Dubai 2018 Excellence in Education Award – New Delhi 2019, and Young Leadership in ...

  • Talk with Rajesh Yellayi, A level IGCSE chemistry and physics teacher, Mandalay International Science Academy, Myanmar
    Tuesday September 08th, 2020

    Mr Rajesh Yellayi says that teachers should motivate students towards research more, than training them to obtain a mere degree in engineering / medicine etc. He has been successful in doing that with his students.  He also says that a science teacher should never read from the textbook. No referral book should be used in the ...

  • Talk with Rahul P Balachandran, founder, CEO, Inker Robotic Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Friday September 04th, 2020

    Rahul’s robotics journey started along with his team by training schools kids in Raspberry Pi, related processors, controllers, sensors etc. Soon they realised that they should be giving proper training to school children to make them future ready and started their own R& D division and founded Inker Robotics in 2018. In 2019 they inaugurated their ...

  • Talk with Nantta Grover, IBPYP coordinator
    Friday September 04th, 2020

    Nantta Grover graduated from Panjab University, Chandigarh is an IB facilitator. Nantta Grover has experience working in various schools across India right from north to south states and that has given her teaching profession a different dimension. She started her career at a school in Jaipur, then to Hyderabad, Delhi, Noida. Talking about various curriculum, Nantta Grover says, ...

  • Talk with Itisha Sharma, biology faculty, Doon Cambridge School, Dehradun
    Friday September 04th, 2020

    Itisha Sharma spoke about her career as a science teacher and how she gets students involved in science. She says, “I encourage students for discussions centred around major scientific ideas. These discussions give rise to a lot of questions and these questions in turn give ideas for research.” Itisha Sharma adds, “I lay out my lesson ...

  • Kanchan Joshi, principal, Cygnus World School, Vadodara
    Tuesday August 25th, 2020

    Kanchan Joshi expresses her views about the National Education Policy 2020. She says, “There are good points about it, to mention a few – The focus on skill development of children in the foundation years is extremely important and at Cygnus World School, we are already doing it. As per NEC, for grades 6-8, one ...

  • Talk with Neena Sharma, principal, Seth M. R. Jaipuria School, Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh
    Tuesday August 25th, 2020

    Talking about online teaching, Neena Sharma says, “When pandemic started, it was hard for her to convince and train the teachers to conduct online classes. Even it was difficult to gain parents’ and students’ confidence in learning online.” About motivating her staff, she gets involved with the teachers in actual classroom sessions and understands their difficulties ...

  • Kalpana Sharma, HOD science, IGCSE & A level biology facilitator, Bhuj, Gujarat
    Tuesday August 25th, 2020

    Masters in biology with teaching diploma and BEd, Kalpana Sharma has 22 years of experience in CBSE/ICSE and international curricula (IGCSE and International Baccalaureate) across schools in India. Quoting an old adage- ‘‘Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand.’’, Kalpana Sharma says, “The last part of this statement ...

  • Dr. Shunila Joy Chauhan, principal, IGCSE and A levels,Thakur International School, Mumbai
    Wednesday August 12th, 2020

    Dr. Shunila Joy Chauhan, Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics and Political Science from Mumbai University is an experienced principal, skilled in coaching, lesson planning, educational technology, instructional design, and English. Talking about online teaching during pandemic, Dr. Shunila Joy Chauhan says, “Apart from academic coaching, we also conduct online summer camp activities like art, music, dance ...

  • Mir Jawhar Green, academic coordinator, GEMS PUBLIC SCHOOL, Anantnag, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
    Wednesday August 12th, 2020

    Mir Jawhar Green expresses his anguish about how the 4G internet ban in Jammu and Kashmir has left teachers and students struggling. “After revoking Article 370, the central administration suspended internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. Months later, the authorities restored internet services but restricted the speed to 2G. “When a user connects to the internet, ...

  • 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, ...