Summary of previous meetings

  • 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. According to her, kids should take up IB curriculum atleast till Grade 5 so that they start thinking ...

  • 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 has designed MYP Science Curriculum for IB for Kodaikanal International School and monitored the backward and forward planning throughout from Grade 1 to DP year-2. Kailash started with national curriculum and then switched to international curriculum. He strongly believes that IB education is for overall development of a child. He has been proactive ...

  • 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 ...

  • Preeti Pasricha – Assistant Primary Coordinator – C P Goenka International School
    Monday February 17th, 2020

    Team coordination and leadership, being a great listener and empathy are skills that coordinators require and that is what Ms. Preeti Pasricha brings on the table. She has to her credit a Master’s Degree in Commerce, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Post Graduate Degree in Psychotherapy and Counseling, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, and an ...

  • Tania Ghosh – A Level Physics Teacher – Calcutta International School, Kolkata
    Friday February 14th, 2020

    Ms. Tania, please give us a sneak peek into how you opted for the teaching profession. From the beginning, I haven’t been a brilliant student but I was one of the high achievers in school. I found it very easy to articulate concepts to my friends who found certain subjects very difficult. I could very easily translate something very difficult ...

  • Ashwani Kumar Vivek -Chemistry Facilitator for Cambridge International and IGCSE -Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Kolhapur
    Tuesday February 11th, 2020

    From a research assistant at CSIR – CIMFR, Mr. Ashwani Kumar Vivek plunges into the world of education and falls in love with the profession. Today, he is a Chemistry facilitator at Sanjay Ghodawat International school. Having studied at the Army Public school and at other schools, what is your biggest takeaway from there in comparison with other CBSE ...

  • Mr. Rajeev Gupta – PGT Physics Teacher – G.P.S Global School, Hapur
    Tuesday January 14th, 2020

    Interlinking of subjects gives more flavor, depth and meaning to subjects. The logical reasoning it brings along reinforces the concepts and makes learning fun and interesting. Physics reasoned out with Mathematics is Rajeev Gupta’s unique methodology. Mr. Rajeev is a PGT Physics teacher at G.P.S Global School. “My interest in Physics lies in how best to teach Physics. Most of the ...

  • Ms. Sonia Kedia – IB PYP Coordinator – Mumbai
    Tuesday January 14th, 2020

    Over 2 decades into any field opens depths for the one journeying to explore and excavate new opportunities, possibilities and innovate ways of working. 22 years as an educator has led Ms. Sonia Kedia into many a paths and opened up opportunities to look beyond teaching. Passionate about curriculum planning, she does every bit she can to better the education ...

  • Ms. Asnaha Farheen – PYP Head and Coordinator – Abdul KadirMolla International School , Bangladesh
    Tuesday January 14th, 2020

    Born in Uttar Pradesh, brought up in Bhopal and now deepening the roots of education in Bangladesh, MsAsnahaFarheen walks the IB philosophy. With Majors in Chemistry, Ms Asnaha did not have the education sector in her radar. Destiny played its charm when she visited The Eastern Public School, Bhopal and observed that there were no compulsions imposed on teachers about ...

  • Ms. Priyanka Rana – Biology Teacher , Career Study Point
    Tuesday January 14th, 2020

    A gold medalist and with a Masters in Zoology from the University of Punjab, Ms Priyanka Rana focuses on nurturing, fertilizing and catalyzing the growth of curiosity amongst learners in order to keep up the learners’ learning urge. Learners’ curiosity keeps the learning process strong. After Ms Priyanka completed her Plus 2, she took a year-long breakbefore pursuing her Bachelor’s ...

  • Ritika Subhash – Director of Schools, Indian Subcontinent Mangahigh.com
    Wednesday December 18th, 2019

    With over 10 years of professional experience and a passion to make learning and education relevant and joyful, Ms Ritika Subash talks about Mangahigh.com, which in her own words can be described as a teaching assistant with a huge spectrum of possibilities. Ms Ritika, let’s start with an overview about your current body of work. I am presently working with ...

  • Kathyayini Chamaraj – Board Member – Citizens Voluntary Initiative for the City (CIVIC)
    Friday December 13th, 2019

    It is one thing for us to be mesmerized by the West and be ashamed of state of affairs in our own country. It is another to be inspired by the West and bring about positive change in our environment by embracing ourselves as we are. This merits courage, determination, patience, passion and focus on the big picture ahead ...

  • Mrs K S Jamali – Principal – Beacon High, Mumbai
    Friday December 06th, 2019

    Can we start with you giving us a brief anecdote about how you chose education to be your career – how did it all start? I wouldn’t say that this career happened to me by chance because my mother was an educationist. As a child I used to tell her that I would become a teacher. ...

  • Arjun Madhra – PGT Chemistry – Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad International
    Tuesday November 19th, 2019

    When teachers emerge with industrial experience and evolve with the passion to make things better, the education sector flourishes. Most importantly, we don’t just generate school or college pass outs. We generate thinkers, inventors and better citizens. Meet Mr Arjun Madhra, PGT Chemistry and see what he has to say about teaching techniques in Chemistry. Mr Arjun, please give ...

  • Vinayak Sidana – Senior Chemistry Faculty – Akash Educational Services Ltd.
    Wednesday November 13th, 2019

    Mr Vinayak, tell us how you chose the education field as your career path. I am a Chemistry graduate and after my graduation, I wanted to pursue my Chemistry studies further and so I appeared for an entrance test called IIT JAM. I scored 380 at an All India level. It was when I did my Masters that I opted ...

  • Jasmine Sandhu – MYP DP Physics Teacher – Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai -Narsee Monjee Educational Trust
    Friday November 08th, 2019

    Can you give us a brief introduction about yourself and what got you interested in the teaching career? I did my Bachelors and Masters in Electronics Science. Whilst I was doing that, I opted to study German from one of the very pristine institutes in Pune. That is when I was introduced to a different style of teaching. Our ...

  • Nisha Millet – Swimmer
    Tuesday November 05th, 2019

    Nisha Millet – The Student As a child, I have travelled all over India during my school days. I was born in Chennai, did my nursery and kindergarten in Bangalore. Then, we moved to Hyderabad for my primary school. So, you see, I have had quite a colourful childhood. Before long, when we moved back to ...

  • Kamalika Bose -Mathematics Teacher
    Monday October 21st, 2019

    Once upon a time, marks were created to understand how much children understood, but now children memorize and learn only for marks. Today the role of marks has been disillusioned and teachers like Ms. Kamalika Bose who dares to think logically strives for a change for the better. Ms. Kamalika Bose, can we please start with a quick introduction about ...

  • Jaydip Chauduri -Science Coordinator Pathways World School, Gurgaon
    Monday October 21st, 2019

    In a world of mad rush, Mr Jaydip Chauduri chooses to pause, think and strive for promoting better education. He is passionate about Math, Science and questioning concepts to generate new learnings. Please tell us about yourself, your interest in teaching, etc. As a student, I believe I was a different learner. To think about it now, I was ...

  • Meenakshi Amma – Director Puvidham, Dharmapuri,Tamil Nadu
    Monday October 21st, 2019

    Puvidham Rural Development Trust is a registered organization that works on developing effective organic farming techniques and providing a humane and child-centered education environment for children in the Nagarkoodal area of Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, India. It was an initiative which began in 1992 and since then has taken strong roots. It is the culmination of a dream, of Umesh, ...

  • Megha Saban – IBDP Facilitator – The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
    Friday September 20th, 2019

    Fascinated by Chemistry, Ms Megha Saban shares the same chemistry with her passion to teach as well. Ms Megha speaks about her chemistry with her subject, her teaching, her students and the schools she has taught at. Her sharp observations and aspirations has made this conversation very enriching. Please introduce yourself and what got you interested ...

  • Richa Joshi Pant – Biology Faculty, Welham Girls’ School
    Thursday September 19th, 2019

    Talking to Ms Richa Joshi Pant brings light to the fact that being a teacher is not enough to bring in effectiveness. Being an empathetic teacher brings in effectiveness to the position you hold. One needs to see the valuable post one holds when they adorn this profession. As a teacher, you have a long ...

  • Arindam Paul – Computer Science Teacher – International Curriculum ,Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai
    Wednesday September 18th, 2019

    It takes quite a path sometimes, for one to realize one’s passion and fulfil one’s calling. Meet, Mr. Arindam Paul, who has donned many a roles in life starting from the Indian Navy, a job in the software industry, before plunging into the field of education. Whilst many of us stick on to what we ...