Summary of previous meetings

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...