Summary of previous meetings

  • 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 ...

  • Saurabh Deshwar – HoD Science, No.1 High School, Wuxi Jiangsu China
    Tuesday June 11th, 2019

    A passion for learning soon led to a passion for teaching in my life. Now, as IBDP & CIAE Chemistry teacher, an Examiner and CAIE Exam Officer at an International department of Wuxi No. 1 High School Wuxi, Jiangsu China, I try to instill that same passion for learning in my students. Wuxi #1 High School, ...

  • Talking to Harsha Gandhi -A-levels Visiting English Faculty- CIE/Educationist and Academician/Economics/Cambridge Primary Program Math and Science/ Primary Pedagogy
    Monday May 20th, 2019

    A levels Visiting English Faculty CIE/Educationist and Academician/Economics/Cambridge Primary Program Math and Science/ Primary Pedagogy Harsha Gajria Gandhi – Proud to be a Bahraini born Indian Educator, who has done her schooling from The Indian School Bahrain(Arabian Gulf). She is an Educator – A levels & IGCSE, CIE and lifelong learner. How did you tread the path to ...

  • Talking to Shashi Bhushan – VidyaGyan, Shiv Nadar Foundation, Noida
    Monday May 20th, 2019

    Why did you want to become a teacher? I belong to a rural family in the Western part of UP. I was brought up with very limited resources. My father was a marginal farmer. In fact, he struggled to educate us. But, he toiled hard and got me enrolled in a good school. I completed my ...

  • Talking to Ms. Nilam Das -Senior Chemistry Mentor -Lucky International School, Jodhpur
    Monday May 20th, 2019

    Please tell me about yourself – how did you get into teaching? Sure. I started my career at a very young age because I lost my father when I was 17 years old. Since then, I have been taking tuition for CBSE Class IX, X, XI and XII. That fueled my studies and I went on to ...

  • Shailendra C Kushwaha -Physics and Mathematics Teacher- Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai
    Friday May 10th, 2019

    Shailendra C Kushwaha is the Physics facilitator for grade 9 to grade 12. (IBDP, MYP an IGCSE syllabus) at Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai. He has 15 years of teaching experience. The inspiration to become a teacher I started teaching students when I passed my High school. I always use to help students in my area and ...

  • Soham Roy, Faculty – Chemistry SelaQui International School, Dehradun
    Thursday May 09th, 2019

    I have always been a seeker of new knowledge and experiences. To know the “WHY?” of things and then sharing with others the knowledge, gleaned from my learning, with added insights always gets me excited. The curiosity to explore and find new things all started since my days in Don Bosco, Bandel and Kendriya Vidyalaya ...

  • Chitra Venkatesan -MYP Faculty and Physics Teacher, MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul, Pune
    Thursday May 09th, 2019

    Chitra Venkatesan, a science graduate with 18 years of teaching experience is currently a teacher of Integrated Sciences for grades MYP 1 to MYP 4 at Vishwashanti Gurukul world school, LoniKalbhor, Pune – an International Boarding and day school following the IB Board. On Physics Physics can be well understood by the application of the concepts taught ...

  • Sharmistha Acharya Mukherjee -Biology Educator- RBK International Academy, Mumbai
    Wednesday May 08th, 2019

    Sharmistha Acharya Mukherjee, an educator with 8 years of work experience, is currently teaching IBDP- Environmental System and Societies at RBK International Academy, Chembur an IB world school located in Mumbai. She a mis also ember of the IBEN (The International Baccalaureate® educator network) working with the curriculum review team as a reviewer for Environmental ...

  • Talking to RajaRao Kondury, IBMYP Coordinator
    Wednesday May 08th, 2019

    There are people who are opinionated about the current system of education in India and there are some who are not. There are constant debates among parents if CBSE or ICSE is a better choice. And, in all the mayhem, came in introduction of new boards like IB and IGCSE in India. It is true that ...

  • Talking to Utkarsh Kumar -Physics teacher who wants to be an entrepreneur one day!
    Wednesday May 08th, 2019

    Can we start with your education? I see that you have completed your BE from Lancaster University, UK. The course I took, while studying, was a twinning programme between Manipal University, India and Lancaster University. After 2 years of my education at Manipal University, I took a credit transfer to Lancaster University. There I completed my ...

  • Srividhya Balachandar -Subject Matter Expert for Mathematics -Velammal Group of Schools, Chennai.
    Wednesday May 08th, 2019

    Srividhya Balachandar is a Subject Matter Expert in Mathematics. Her teaching career spans over two decades with formal training and experience in multiple curricula including IB and IGCSE. As the Senior Learning Officer in Velammal Group of Schools, Chennai, a chain of 21 schools in Chennai area offering CBSE and IGCSE curricula, her current focus ...

  • Neha Kabra – Chemistry teacher -Singapore Intercultural School, Jakarta
    Wednesday April 17th, 2019

    Neha Kabra is a Chemistry teacher at Singapore Intercultural School, Jakarta, Indonesia with 7 years of teaching experience and post-graduation in Organic Chemistry from Mumbai University. She has taught several curriculums including IBDP, IGCSE, ICSE, CBSE and Maharashtra State Board from various schools based out of Mumbai, Pune & Jakarta (Indonesia). She is also an ...

  • Indrani Chakraborty- HOD Computer Science Department -Indus International School, Hyderabad
    Wednesday April 17th, 2019

    The current HOD Computer Science for the last five years at Indus International School, Indrani Chakraborty is also an IBDP ITGS and computer science examiner. She is a teacher with a passion for Computer Science, 20 years of teaching experience, is an animal and nature lover and volunteers at various social and charity activities. Excerpts from ...

  • Praveen Mariadas -Senior IB Faculty for Biology, ESS & TOK. Pathways World School, Aravali, Gurgaon
    Wednesday April 17th, 2019

    Praveen Mariadas, the Senior IB Faculty for Biology, ESS & TOK. at Pathways World School, Aravali, Gurgaon, has been associated with the school for the last 9 years. Pathways World School follows the PYP-MYP-IB Curriculum. Teaching Biology My favourite part of teaching Biology is taking students for field trips- aligned with the topic I’m teaching in class. ...

  • Talking to Vineet Sharma -Soaring High with Mathematics
    Wednesday April 17th, 2019

    Math is strange for some, nightmare for many, quick and easy for some and a fun adventure for many others. Meet Vineet Sharma, IBDP, Cambridge mathematics faculty and CAIE coordinator at Sanjay Ghodawat Institute! His journey seems to tell the story of how Math chose him and the relationship struck a chord which is musical ...

  • Talking to Prof. Sundar Sarukkai -Philosophy in schools
    Wednesday April 17th, 2019

    Dr. Sundar Sarukkai, is a Professor of Philosophy at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. He has also been recently involved with initiatives to introduce philosophy to school children. We spoke with him to find out more. You have been trying to create awareness on philosophy at the school level. What has been your experience? Basically, ...

  • Talking to Richa Saklani
    Wednesday April 17th, 2019

    Ms. Richa Dwivedi Saklani, Founder & CEO at Inomi , a career guidance company based at Gurgaon. An IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Richa worked as a corporate banker and a stock analyst before entering Career Guidance in 2003. Please tell us about your background. About my background – I am working as a career guide for about 14 ...

  • Shankar Dayal -Faculty Head, Mathematics Heritage Girls School, Udaipur
    Wednesday April 17th, 2019

    Shankar Dayal has been the Faculty Head, Mathematics at Heritage Girls School – Udaipur for the last 2 years teaching Mathematics Cambridge IGCSE, A levels and CBSE curriculum 11th and 12th standard. The boarding school is affiliated to CBSE (New Delhi) and Cambridge International Examinations (UK). Inspiration Shankar Dayal says – I have always been passionate about ...

  • Richa Yadav -Sardar Patel Public School, Kanpur
    Wednesday April 17th, 2019

    Richa Yadav, the current Principal of ICSE-based Sardar Patel Public School, located in Kanpur, began her journey in the education industry in 2010 as a facilitator. Purpose of education Only placing the student in good job is not the purpose of education, says Richa Yadav. Education implies all round development of the student from mentally to emotionally. ...

  • Dr. Karthik Narayanan, CEO – Laz Digital Learning Pvt. Ltd.
    Thursday March 28th, 2019

    The Next Generation, Innovative & Integrated Education Technology Service Provider Winner of 3 National & 2 International Education Excellence Awards – 2016 Winner of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – School Initiatives – 2019     Bringing Quality English Enrichment Program to Every Child Driven by its Vision of Empowering and Enriching every student and teacher beyond the classroom, the aim of Karthik’s ...

  • Talking to Adnan Lokhandwala
    Tuesday March 19th, 2019

    Mr Adnan Lokhandwala, Math faculty at Aditya Birla World Academy at Mumbai is a qualified engineer who chose the teaching profession. In our conversation with Mr Adnan, we found the calm of his personality and the storm of his passion to strive for the better, always! Tell us about yourself – your education background and what ...

  • Shilpa Sawant -Principal -SNBP’s International School, Pune
    Monday March 18th, 2019

    With over 20 years of experience in the education field, Shilpa Sawant is the current Principal of SNBP’s International School, a CBSE based school in Pune. Shilpa Sawant shares her insights about leading a school and the world of education…. On becoming a Principal Being a psychology student, I have an urge to peep into the minds of ...

  • Aareena Dhillon -STEAM Coordinator-Baton Rouge international School – U.S.A
    Monday March 18th, 2019

    Aareena Dhillon, born and brought up in Mumbai, India, is now a STEAM educator in Louisiana based Baton Rouge international School having completed her Masters in Science (in Solid State Physics) and a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Education. About STEAM STEAM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Science and Technology are integral part of the ...

  • Kusum D’sa -Vibgyor School, Kulur, Mangalore
    Thursday March 14th, 2019

    Hailing from a family of award-winning and innovative teachers, Dr. Kusum D’sa, the current Principal of Vibgyor School, Kulur, Mangalore, has had a career spanning over 26 years in the education sector. Career Graph Dr. Kusum D’sa began her career as an English language teacher in undergraduate Degree colleges for 13 years and went on to be ...

  • Siva Rama Sarma -IBDP and MYP Physics teacher -Oakridge International School ,Hyderabad
    Thursday March 14th, 2019

    About Siva Rama Sarma I am an IBDP and MYP Physics teacher having 16 years of teaching experience in Physics in various curricula. I am working as an IBDP and MYP Physics teacher at Oakridge International School – Hyderabad for the last one year. Previously I worked at Dhirubhai Ambani International school-Mumbai. The Oakridge international school is ...

  • Talking to Priya Kikla – Wadi School, TGES at Rajkot
    Monday February 25th, 2019

    Tell us how you got interested in becoming a Math teacher? During my degree course, I used to work as a teacher along with my studies. In short, I used to work, earn and pay for my education. But, teaching was not just my means to fund my education, it was and still is my passion. ...

  • Kalpana Sharma -Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Kolhapur
    Tuesday February 19th, 2019

    Kalpana Sharma is the current AS and A Level Biology facilitator at Sanjay Ghodawat International School, an International residential school based in Kolhapur. Sharma has over 2 decades of experience in the education sector having worked as Head of Department, Subject Co-ordinator and Academic Co-ordinator at various institutions across India. On teaching Biology with books and ...

  • Anu Monga – Bangalore International School
    Tuesday February 19th, 2019

    Anu Monga, the School Head for the last 17 years at Bangalore International School speaks to School Magazine about innovative teaching methods, International boards in Indian schools and more. The journey so far My journey in education started when I was working as the vice chairman of the board in the British School in New Delhi. I ...

  • Fazlur Rahman Siddiqui -Curriculum and Academic Consultant for Schools Advisor Board
    Tuesday February 19th, 2019

    1. Tell us about your role and the school briefly. How long have you been with this school? What education curriculum does it follow? Actually, I never planned to be a teacher, well before completing my masters; I started teaching in a small school (CBSE) in Kanpur, the objective was to earn some money, while teaching ...

  • Kausar Hossain -Goldcrest High, Latur
    Tuesday February 19th, 2019

    Kausar Hossain, an innovative Science Communicator cum Chemistry Teacherand Educational Administrative professional, is the current Head of Faculty (Science) at Goldcrest High (A Vilas Rao Deshmukh Foundation School) Latur, Maharashtra, India. He teaches Chemistry at ICSE, ISC level at the school. GOLDCREST HIGH, the first ICSE School in Latur, at “Educity”, has been set up by ...

  • Amit Kumar Jha – Viraj Shri Ram Centennial School
    Tuesday February 19th, 2019

    Amit Kumar Jha is a Maths PGT (Post Graduate Teacher) at the CBSE board – Viraj Sri Ram Centennial School, located in Boisar, Maharashtra. The school is a joint venture of Viraj Profiles Ltd. along with Shriram Centennial School. In addition to teaching Maths, Jha is also the house master, class teacher and external exam ...

  • Talking to Ankit Agarwal – Mathematics teacher
    Monday February 18th, 2019

    Tell us about how you got involved in teaching? I started my schooling with the UP board. I was weak in Mathematics until class 8. After I passed out of class 8, I felt the urge to improve in Math. So, I took that as a challenge in class 9. The next two years I worked ...

  • Clayton Richard David
    Thursday February 14th, 2019

    Mr. Clayton Richard David, Vice Principal at Gokuldas Public School, Kolkata, dreamt of being a teacher following his mother’s inspiration. His passion is visible from the fact that he has been teaching ever since he was in senior school. Read Mr. Clayton’s bittersweet journey from being a tutor, teacher and finally an administrator. I am Clayton ...

  • Talking to Dr. C.S Balachandran-Geography is home to me
    Thursday January 17th, 2019

    Dr. C.S Balachandran runs the – The Institute of Geographical Studies in Bangalore. He has completed his Phd in Geography from US. He returned back to India in 1998. He initially tried to teach Geography in schools but for various reasons (see below!) he didn’t find teaching Geography in schools interesting. Instead today he devotes ...

  • Talking to Padmalatha K.
    Thursday January 17th, 2019

    Ms. Padmalata K, teacher-turned-Principal at Nalanda Educational Institutions, Vijayawada has close to 3 decades of experience as teacher and administrator, her stories and ideas are enriching and thought-provoking.     My current school is located in a rural area of Vijayawada. It is about 10km away from the city. This is a branch of our main school – ...

  • India School Merit Award 2018 -SRN Mehta School, Kalaburagi
    Friday January 11th, 2019

    The India School Merit Awards 2018 were recently announced by Education World and SRN Mehta State School ranked No 7 all over India, as No 1 in Karnataka and No. 1 in Kalaburagi, among the Top 10 Best State Schools in India. The jury also awarded SRN Mehta CBSE School as No. 1 in India ...

  • Sagareeka Bhatia -School Head -RBK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ,Thane
    Friday January 11th, 2019

    Sagareeka Bhatia, current School Head of RBK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL holds a successful record as an educator spanning higher education, primary, secondary & special education including senior leadership & school governance along with research activity. RBK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is a complete Cambridge school following CAIE curriculum upto AS & A level (Equivalent to grades 11 & ...

  • Harpreet Kaur – English Literature and History Teacher- Bombay Scottish School, Powai
    Friday January 11th, 2019

    An educator for 12 years, Harpreet Kaur currently is the English Literature and History Teacher of the senior section at Bombay Scottish School, Powai. There she is also in charge of the annual Scottish Model United Nations Conference. She is also the recipient of National Level award for Excellence in Social Science Teaching (By NDTV ...

  • Piyush Tripathi – Principal Dhenuka International School,Rohtas Bihar
    Friday January 11th, 2019

    Dhenuka International School located in Rohtas, Bihar is an upcoming CBSE/IB curriculum based co-eucational school in the vicinity of Sasaram town – a town of historical and mythological background. Piyush Tripathi has been the Principal since April 2018. International schooling versus the Indian system Tripathi says that international schooling stresses on virtual facts, paperless activities, virtual demonstrations, ...

  • Durga K Nair – Mathematics Teacher -Nandha Matric. Hr. Sec. School, Erode
    Friday January 11th, 2019

    Nandha Matric. Hr. Sec. School based in Erode and run by the Sri Nandha Educational Trust established in 1992, with the conscious efforts of Mr. V.SHANMUGAN, an eminent professional cum industrialist and a philanthropist par excellence. The school follows the curriculum of CCE pattern system by Tamil Nadu State Board. Durga K Nair, has been ...