Summary of previous meetings

  • Kanchan Misra on “Why I wanted to be a teacher?”
    Tuesday January 19th, 2021

    Kanchan Misra – IB MYP coordinator, IB examiner, DP Geography & ToK teacher Kanchan Misra started her teaching career 20 yrs back and has taught both the national (CBSE,ISC) and international curriculum ( IB & IGCSE). She has taught across India and now, for the last two years teaching in a school abroad. She started teaching ...

  • Dr. Kunal Anand on “Integrated Learning or Blended Learning – The Buzz in Education”
    Tuesday January 19th, 2021

    Dr. Kunal Anand is presently working as the Principal, Delhi Public School, Udhampur, J&K. He worked as founder principal – The Pathways International School. He has 17 years of experience in teaching, administration, training & development, staff training, operations, student relations, campus management, campus operations and management of school & educational institutions. He was invited ...

  • Arun Jee on “Humour in the classroom”
    Thursday January 07th, 2021

    Arun Jee – English language and literature coach As an English teacher, he designs and delivers courses for a wide range of learners preparing for schools, colleges or competitive exams. He also helps the students acquire communication and soft skills essential for their success in the interviews for jobs. He has created enough resources for the ...

  • Ravi Chatrathi on “Stress on competency vs content
    Thursday January 07th, 2021

    Ravi Chatrathi – IBDP-MYP BM Facilitator, Indus International School, Hyderabad Ravi Chatrathi is M.Com, MBA and B.Ed. He is in the teaching profession for the past 20 years. He has been teaching several curriculums such as Telangana state board grade XI & XII – economics, accountancy; CBSE grade X Economics, grade XI & XII Accountancy; Cambridge ...

  • Kishor Kulkarni on “Manifold perspectives of a teacher”
    Thursday January 07th, 2021

    Kishor Kulkarni – Principal, NV Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Shegaon, Maharashtra Kishor Kulkarni is M.Sc.(Physics), B.Ed. and has 24 years of teaching experience.Presently, he is the Principal at NV Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Shegaon, Maharashtra. He worked in Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar GAIL Guna M.P, as a PGT Physics. He is closely associated with human values programme of Sri ...

  • Paramjit Kumar on “Some innovative ideas I have introduced as a Principal”
    Thursday December 24th, 2020

    Paramjit Kumar – Principal Senior Secondary, DAV Institute, Amritsar Paramjit Kumar is a Bachelor in Commerce, Master in Economics, Master inEducation, and pursuing a Ph.D. in Education. He joined as a teacher at DAVInternational School, Amritsar, in 1998 and currently serves as the principalof the GND DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL, Bhikhiwind, Tarn Taran, Punjab. He has won many ...

  • Kriti Mathur on “Redefining teaching and learning during pandemic”
    Thursday December 24th, 2020

    Kriti Mathur – Elementary Coordinator, The Shri Ram Universal School, Hyderabad Ms. Kriti Mathur has 6 years of experience in curriculum development and implementation for students in the age group of 2-7 year olds. She has donned many hats as – an early years assistant, a mother teacher and a PYP Coordinator of a leading IB ...

  • Meghna Badlani on “Why I wanted to be an economics teacher”
    Thursday December 10th, 2020

    Meghna Badlani – PGT, Economics, CBSE school teacher In this conversation, she spoke about why she wanted to be an economics teacher. Listen to the full conversation below: Contact meghnambadlani@gmail.comlinkedin.com/in/meghna-badlani-122b73179

  • Resmi Sreekumar on “What is inclusion and how it helps students with special education needs?”
    Thursday December 10th, 2020

    Resmi Sreekumar – Whole School SEN Teacher, The British School, New Delhi Experienced special education specialist in the primary and secondary education sector of international schools. Skilled in differentiated instruction, formulating individual education plan (IEP), providing international curriculum support. Resmi Sreekumar has done B.Ed focused in special education and teaching from Rehabilitation Council of India.  Listen ...

  • Kajal Chattija on “Design Thinking, Creativity and Imagination”
    Thursday December 03rd, 2020

    Kajal Chattija, Executive Director – Gayatri School and Junior College -Pune; Founder – EduDrone-We Connect Former Principal RIMS International School, UndriFormer Master Trainer at KISResponsible for training the staff in terms of Personality Development, following the latest pedagogy and ensuring that the teachers maintain international standards. She spoke on design thinking , imagination and creativity. She gave a presentation ...

  • Talk with Soumitra Singh, Principal, Prerana School Bailhongal, Belgaum
    Thursday December 03rd, 2020

    Soumitra Singh Thakur is a renowned academician with rich and qualitative experience of twenty-one years in the education field. He is an achievement-oriented professional with excellent people management skills and an ability to manage change with ease. In this conversation, he shared his views on the various challenges that a school principal comes across in schools’ ...

  • Vaishali Sharma on “Future of Education”
    Thursday November 26th, 2020

    Vaishali Sharma – Co-Founder, Navonmesh Prasar Foundation In this conversation, Ms. Vaishali spoke about Navonmesh Prasar Foundation and the future of education.She said that Navonmesh Prasar Foundation establishes innovation schools in rural/ semi-rural areas.   Navonmesh Prasar believes that a knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) can bring about a revolution in the rural community by engaging students and ...

  • Virendra Rawat on “Green schools and initiatives during pandemic”
    Thursday November 26th, 2020

    Virendra Rawat – Founder Director, Green Mentors, Ahemedbad The First Indian Honored by the Hon.Speaker of House of Representative of Massachusetts at Boston University for making green difference in India.The First Indian nominated by Goverment of India, for UNESCO – JAPAN Prize on Education for Sustainable Development – 2015. Accredited Member of High Level Political Forum ...

  • Vishal Gade on “My experience of teaching physics with different teaching methodology”
    Thursday November 26th, 2020

    Vishal Gade – A level and IGCSE physics teacher, Apeejay International School, South Delhi Vishal Gade says, “The new education policy is a much needed change in our education system as  the old system stressed on convention teaching methodology pushing the teachers and students to rote learning. This new system will instill curiosity in the new ...

  • Talk with Kaushal Singh, PGT English, People’s Public School, Madhya Pradesh
    Thursday November 26th, 2020

    Ms. Kaushal Singh is HOD in English department and working as content developer(how to teach with technology by saving paper). She is in charge of WWF India quiz committee , child psychology, creating awareness about digital India among community and students. In this conversation, Ms. Kaushal Singh spoke about values and a happy classroom. She feels ...

  • Imtiyaz Ahmed Khan on “Challenges of a teaching career”
    Thursday November 26th, 2020

    Imtiyaz Ahmed Khan – IGCSE mathematics mentor, Lucky International School, Jodhpur. Imtiyaz Ahmed Khan has total 7 years of teaching experience. Imtiyaz highlighted the various challenges as teachers not getting sufficient time to plan their syllabus, performance pressure, lack of support from parents and balancing between the learning needs of students and completion of syllabus. He says, “Inspite ...

  • Talk with Sabina Gulati, author, educator and curriculum developer
    Thursday November 26th, 2020

    Sabina Gulati has experience in curriculum designing, publishing, editing & content development for educational books & online portals, novels and news magazines. In this conversation she spoke on the topic of stress management. She explained about the warning signs of stress, the main causes, what does stress do to our body and how can we reduce ...

  • Talk with Sujata Ghatak, Principal, Techno India Group Public School, Kolkata
    Thursday November 26th, 2020

    In this conversation, Sujata Ghatak spoke about how teachers and students have risen to the occasion and learnt new things during covid crisis. She told us about the challenges they faced and the future of online learning. She added that policy makers of India should work on the digital divide as not all school children have ...

  • Talk with Jaya Wathare, Faculty of English, IBDP & CAIE, HFS International School, Mumbai
    Thursday November 05th, 2020

    Ms Jaya Wathare has been actively involved in the field of ELT for more than five years. She has worked with schools affiliated to different boards right from CBSE, ICSE, Cambridge to IB. At present, she is working as a Faculty of English Language and Literature (IBDP and IGCSE) with HFS International, Mumbai. She has ...

  • Talk with Ritika Gulgulia, senior secondary biology teacher, IBDP, Oakridge International School, Hyderabad
    Thursday November 05th, 2020

    In this conversation Ms. Ritika talks about “The purpose of Education”. She says, “Education sector as a whole is undergoing a lot of changes at a very fast pace. Recently there has been a huge shift where we are talking about not only preparing our students for just a mere job but also equip them ...

  • Talk with Sharmistha Chakrabortty, IBDP examiner in global studies
    Friday October 23rd, 2020

    Dr. Sharmistha Chakrabortty, Ph.D from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, Examiner in Biology, IGCSE, IBDP examiner in global studies, taught in Mumbai, Bangalore and London in IBDP and IGCSE , Edexel curriculum. Founder of 80 G registered trust ” No Tears” sponsor underprivileged children for their education. Dr. Sharmistha Chakrabortty is a scientist with a ...

  • Talk with Malcolm Correa, maths teacher, Oberoi International School, Mumbai
    Friday October 23rd, 2020

    Malcolm Correa is an IB mathematics teacher. He teaches grade 6 – 12. He loves maths because of the challenge to the thought processes and logical thinking. In this meeting, he talks about – “A journey of an international school teacher”. The experiences he shared gave good insights into the various curriculum in India. He tells ...

  • Talk with Chitralekha Dasbairagya, geography teacher, Amber Valley Residential School, Bengaluru
    Friday October 23rd, 2020

    Ms. Chitralekha has total 8 years of experience as a geography teacher in four different leading schools with a PhD MSc B Ed degree in Geography (1st class) and post graduate diploma in Geoinformatics from ISRO. In this conversation she spoke about her experiences as a geography teacher in a school. She stressed on the importance of ...

  • Talk with Anu Soni, Head of computer science department, Pragya Girls School, Indore
    Monday October 12th, 2020

    Ms. Anu Soni has 15 years of experience in teaching and is presently working as PGT IP at Pragya Girls School, Indore. A dedicated  teacher, who is eager to upgrade her technological skills all the time, spoke about today’s technology and the importance of her subject at school level. She also shared her experience about working ...

  • Talk with Dr Kalpana Joshi, science faculty, DLF Public School, New Delhi
    Monday October 12th, 2020

    Dr. Kalpana Joshi has done B Ed, Life sciences from ‘CCS University Meerut’ (topped the college), Doctorate in botany (Specialization ,‘Microbiology’), University of Lucknow, Masters in Botany. She is working as Research Incharge at DLF Public School (since 2006). She has worked as a lecturer of microbiology and biotechnology at Mahilla, Degree College, Lucknow. Worked as ...

  • Talk with Fareen Wahid, humanities teacher (history & geography), Garodia International Centre for Learning, Mumbai
    Monday October 12th, 2020

    In this meeting, she spoke about why she wanted to be a history teacher and her experience with teaching history. Listen to the full conversation below: Contact: Email id: fareenwahid18@gmail.com linkedin.com/in/fareen-wahid-educator-5377b513b

  • Talk with Eti Saxena, PGT Chemistry, Lotus Valley International School, Noida
    Monday October 12th, 2020

    Eti Saxena is a research professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) focused in analytical chemistry from St John’s College, Agra. In this conversation she spoke about the coaching classes to crack IIT/JEE/NEET entrance exams and the advantage of opting for integrated programme in schools. Listen to the full conversation below: Contact Email id: etisaxena177@gmail.com linkedin.com/in/eti-saxena-76561a47

  • Talk with Ms Smita Nair, IBDP biology and MYP sciences teacher, Oberoi International School, Mumbai
    Wednesday September 30th, 2020

    An effective communicator, Ms. Smita has been teaching international curriculum for 12 years. She is also a grade level coordinator for grade 10.  She is involved in both pastoral and academic aspects of students. In this meeting, she expressed her views on the educational sector and new changes in this field. Listen to the full conversation below: Contact Email ...

  • Talk with Tarun Seth, HOD mathematics, IB DP Math educator & AP calculus teacher, Woodstock International School, Dehradun
    Tuesday September 29th, 2020

    Tarun Seth has  22 years of teaching experience. In this meeting, he speaks about the online assessments and the teaching tools he uses in his class.He feels the most important thing about online teaching is building a good relationship with his students. He shared a few points on how to connect with the students effectively. Make a ...

  • Talk with Aparna Thakur, Vice Principal, Mount Zion Academy, Bhagalpur, Bihar
    Tuesday September 29th, 2020

    Ms. Aparna Thakur is the academic head and experienced computer science teacher. She has also worked in software industry. Skilled in microsoft excel, management, customer service, microsoft word, and microsoft powerpoint with PGDCA. Education professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.), focused in inIndustrial and organizational psychology from SSLNT WOMEN COLLEGE.  In this conversation she talks ...

  • 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 ...