Summary of previous meetings

  • 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 ...

  • Prapulla B – IBDP Chemistry Educator – The Indian Public School, Coimbatore
    Thursday September 05th, 2019

    Prapulla B is an IBDP chemistry HL & SL, a TOK teacher and a CAS advisor at The Indian Public School, Coimbatore which follows the International Baccalaureate Programme – PYP, IGCSE and the IBDP. Prapulla talks to School Magazine in an exclusive interview: Being a passionate teacher, I always affirm, “Education is what remains after one has ...

  • Neetu Sood – French Language Expert – Dimensions International College, Singapore
    Thursday September 05th, 2019

    Ms.Neetu Sood, currently the French language teacher at Dimensions International College, Singapore has over 15 years of teaching experience and has been associated with institutions like Paramount International School, Bluebells International School, Genesis Global School. She is certified CIE teacher capable of teaching in CBSE, IGCSE, IB, MOE curriculums. Ms.Sood has initiated and executed Exchange Programs ...

  • Ms Aileen and Ms Deepika- Mantra4Change
    Thursday September 05th, 2019

    Give us a little background for Mantra4Change. The genesis of Mantra4Change was in 2013. It was founded by Khushboo Awasthi and Santosh More. Mantra4Change is located at Bangalore currently. At Mantra, we work with schools to help and deliver quality education to every child that they cater to. The way we go about doing this is via ...

  • Dr. Pranav M. Joshirao – Chemistry Teacher – Mussoorie International School
    Wednesday September 04th, 2019

    Dr. Pranav M. Joshirao has been the Chemistry teacher for grades 7-12 at Mussoorie International School, a residential school for girls in Mussoorie, India, for over 1 year now. The school offers 3 curricula viz. CICSE (ICSE/ISC), CIE (IGCSE/AS & A levels) and IB DP. The Inspiration to become a teacher My mother used to work as ...

  • Ahana Mitra – Biology Teacher – Salt Lake Point School, Kolkata
    Wednesday September 04th, 2019

    Ahana Mitra, the Biology teacher at Salt Lake Point School Kolkata for last 10 years (with a total experience of 17 years) currently teaches the students of classes 8 to 12. Established in 1976, Salt Lake Point Schoolis affiliated to ICSE and ISC (New Delhi). Role and responsibilities My role as a senior faculty does not keep ...

  • Dr.Manisha Mehta – M.Sc, Ph.D, Head of IB Diploma program – GD Goenka World School, Sohna
    Wednesday September 04th, 2019

    Dr.Manisha Mehta, an Alumni of IIT Roorkee and Panjab University, is an educator with over 20 years of experience in the field of education and research. She is currently working as Head of IB Diploma program at GD Goenka World School, Sohna. She has worked as a Head of School, an IB DP Coordinator, CIE ...

  • Gayatri Perla – Science Teacher – Vijay International School – Praslin, Seychelles
    Wednesday August 07th, 2019

    Hailing from Hyderabad, Gayatri Perla is the current secondary science teacher of Vijay International School, Praslin, Seychelles. Having worked in India, Eritrea, Indonesia, China and Seychelles, Perla teaches combined sciences for year 7,8,9 and 10; Physics for As and A-levels and Mechanics 1 for A-level students and is also the School Council Coordinator. Vijay International ...

  • Jokin Arul Raj – Computer Science Teacher – Good Shepherd International School (GSIS), Ooty
    Wednesday August 07th, 2019

    Jokin Arul Raja, the Computer science teacher at Good Shepherd International School (GSIS), Ooty, Tamil Nadu handles IGCSE and ICSE curriculum and is also a buddy teacher for a class. Raja shares his experiences and thoughts with us… Teachers who left a lasting impression My Principal Mr.Kasirajan and my English teacher Ms.Carola made a great impact in ...

  • Rajalakshmi Pillai – IBDP and MYP Math teacher – Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Thailand
    Wednesday August 07th, 2019

    Rajalakshmi Pillai, with 21 years of teaching experience, is the current MYP and IBDP mathematics teacher at Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Thailand. PTIS is an IB accredited residential as well as a day school in Chiang Mai, Thailand that offers all the four IB programs – PYP, MYP, DP, and CP. 3 Core Components of the IB ...

  • Aakanksha Jain – PGT Biology – G D Goenka Public School , Indirapuram, Uttar Pradesh
    Wednesday August 07th, 2019

    What inspired you to become an educator? When I was in high school, I started teaching my siblings. That is when it dawned on me that I am good at explaining concepts, etc. This thought and confidence kept growing with time. So, how I got inspired? It was all in an instant that I realised that I ...

  • Dr. N. Rathankar Rao – Faculty in Physics – Asia Pacific World School, Bangalore
    Wednesday August 07th, 2019

    Equipped with two postgraduate degrees (one in physics and other in bioinformatics) and a doctoral degree in computational physics, Dr. N. Rathankar Rao is the Physics and ICT teacher at Asia Pacific World School, Bangalore teaching 9th – 12th grades (O, A and AS levels of IGCSE curriculum). IGCSE IGCSE is a balanced curriculum and offers flexibility ...

  • Jaskaran Singh – PGT Mathematics – G D Goenka Public School ,New Delhi
    Tuesday August 06th, 2019

    What got you interested to make a career in education? Honestly, I have always been passionate about Mathematics as a subject. Having said that, I never wanted to be a Math teacher at all. It is just by fortune that I turned out to be one. When in school and college, my friends who had issues ...

  • Vinod Arora – HOD Mathematics, The Shri Ram School, Gurugram
    Thursday July 18th, 2019

    How did you decide on making a career in education? I started my career in around 2000. It has been almost 19 years now. In my family there have been many teachers and I got inspired by them. One of my cousins is a Math teacher who was my main motivation. I have done my graduation ...

  • Ranjeet kumar Yadav – IBDP Physics Teacher – Oberoi International School, Mumbai
    Tuesday July 16th, 2019

    How did you get into the education career? I hail from a family full of teachers. My uncle, my father, my cousin, etc. all are teachers. In my family I have teachers ranging from professors to secondary-school teachers. My wife and sister are also teachers. So, I have a whole big background there. Having said that, ...

  • Talking to Rahul Vadehra – Chemistry teacher
    Monday July 15th, 2019

    How did you start your teaching career? I started teaching when I was preparing for my MBA; I had no idea that I would become a PGT Chemistry. I needed financial support for my MBA studies; hence I began taking tutorial classes. During that time, I started teaching class 11th and 12th, and then I realized ...

  • Asha Christian – Motivated and affectionate retired teacher still remembered by her students
    Monday July 15th, 2019

    What motivated you into teaching? My aunt lived with us and she was a teacher. Very often I would go with her to the school where she taught. My aunt was very much loved and respected by her students. When I saw all these, somewhere in my mind the seed was planted that I should follow ...

  • Anthony Hamblin- PYP Coordinator – Stonehill International School, Bangalore
    Tuesday July 02nd, 2019

    Anthony Hamblin is the current PYP Coordinator at Stonehill International School in Bangalore. About me I was a teacher leader at The International School of Azerbaijan in Baku for 5 years. I have also taught in London, England as an early years teacher. I am an accreditor for the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New ...

  • Dr Seema Dutt – Principal – DAV Public School, Ambala Cantt.
    Tuesday July 02nd, 2019

    Armed with a Doctorate degree in English, a master’s degree in Mathematics and 30 years of experience in the Education sector, Dr Seema Dutt is currently the Principal of DAV Public School,Ambala Cantt. Dr Dutt is also a master trainer of mathematics for CBSE and conducted many workshops for teachers and children across Haryana, Punjab, ...

  • Dolly Sirohi – Geography Facilitator – Northfields International School, Mauritius
    Tuesday July 02nd, 2019

    Dolly Sirohi is a Geography Facilitator, IB-MYP/A Level/IBDPat Northfields International School, based in Mapou, Mauritius. Established in 2001, Northfields International School consists of a Prep school, Middle Year Program, Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Education System in Mauritius The instructive framework in Mauritius is to a great extent dependent on the British educational systems arranged ...

  • Mohammad Rizwan Siddiqui -H.O.D. Physics and CAS Adviser – Greenwood High International School, Bengaluru
    Monday July 01st, 2019

    Mohammad Rizwan Siddiqui, the H.O.D. Physics and CAS Adviser at Greenwood high International School, Bangalore is also an Examiner for IBDP Physics. He has taught several curriculums like IBDP, IGCSE, O-Level, A/AS Level, THAI National Curriculum, Indonesia National Curriculum, WAEC, CBSE, ICSE etc. Becoming a Teacher Teaching itself is the noblest and one of the most respected ...

  • Sangeeta Kapoor – Principal – The Infinity School, Greater Noida
    Monday July 01st, 2019

    Sangeeta Kapoor, founder Principal of The Infinity School, is an educationist with over 25 years of experience. Besides having worked with different boards like CBSE, IGCSE and ICSE, she is also a trained IB-PYP facilitator. Her certification from Harvard Graduate School of Education and her experience in schools in India and in Dubai give her ...

  • Ms.Smita Gangola – Year Head (MYP Year5/Grade10) -Pathways World School
    Tuesday June 18th, 2019

    Please tell us about yourself and how you got interested in teaching. I hail from up North – from Nainital. I was schooled at one of the most reputed schools called Sherwood College. As of today, Sherwood has completed 150 years in the field of education. We have had one of the most elite alumni which ...

  • Mr. Gopinath Vuchuru – Mathematics Faculty – Jain International Residential School
    Tuesday June 18th, 2019

    Please tell us how you got interested in education as a career. I see this as a God-gifted opportunity. I am currently working at Jain International Residential School. Here I teach Mathematics to IB and CBSE students. I don’t like many methodologies which generally people follow. Here, we don’t just depend on text books. We have an ...

  • Abhinandan Bhattacharya – CAIE and IBDP English Facilitator at JBCN International School ,Oshiwara, Mumbai
    Tuesday June 18th, 2019

    What got you interested in becoming a teacher and pursuing the education field? My father has been my inspiration. He was a writer, academician and a disciplinarian. I being his first child, he ensured that my academics were always up to the mark. He inculcated in me the habit of reading literature from a very young ...

  • Rohit Yadhati and Sreekanth Neelam -Want to change the way computer science is taught in schools!
    Wednesday June 12th, 2019

    Interview with Rohit Yadhati and Sreekanth Neelam – Founders of CST (Centinel Spark Technologies Pvt Ltd), Hyderabad. CST recently along with Secure space and SingularX organiseda big School Hackathon involving 4000 students of schools run by Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS), in 20 different locations across Telangana. We spoke with them to ...

  • Shivani Sahni – Principal – G D Goenka Public School, Bahadurgarh, Haryana
    Wednesday June 12th, 2019

    Shivani Sahni, a self-motivated person, an educationist by profession, and a voracious learner, loves to contribute in people’s lives in various ways believing in the motto ‘Life is worth making relationships’. Shivani Sahni is the current Principal of G D Goenka Public School, Bahadurgarh – a CBSE school under the aegis of G D Goenka Public ...

  • Vikas R S Giri – Physics Facilitator – Sanjay Ghodhawat International School, Kolhapur
    Tuesday June 11th, 2019

    An electronics engineering graduate, Vikas R S Giri is currently working as a Physics Facilitator at Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Kolhapur, a boarding and day boarding school in Maharashtra. At the School At SGIS we offer the national curriculum Cambridge international curriculum and International Baccalaureate starting from this year. Its been almost one year of my association ...

  • Shirisha Kondury -IBDP Coordinator, IB Math and TOK facilitator- CHIREC International School – Hyderabad
    Tuesday June 11th, 2019

    An engineer by profession with a bachelors in electrical engineering from Mumbai University and a Masters in electrical engineering from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Shirisha Kondury joined CHIREC International School in December 2016 and has been working as the IB Diploma program coordinator and IB Math and TOK facilitator in the school. The IB Curriculum IB ...