I am an educationist with over 25 years of extensive experience in school education. I have held leadership positions in schools for 6+ years managing both academics and operations. I am currently a Co - founder & Academic Head of OpenLearn, an online teaching platform aiming to enhance linguistic skills & life skills of children. Prior to this I worked as Vice Principal and Academic Head in premium schools in India.I worked as an English facilitator teaching senior classes for over 20 years.
More than 2.5 decade dedicated to young minds has been an enjoyable and enriching journey. During my long career, I had the privilege to work with several prestigious organizations which have shaped my understanding of education, teaching-learning and teacher-student relationship in a big way. Mentoring educators and intellectually stimulating students are the roles I enjoy the most.
I advocate ‘Education for Life’ which incorporates knowledge, life skills and values. I strongly believe that education today needs to emphasize on 21st Century skills, universal values and global understanding. I have worked tirelessly to develop innovative curriculum and child- centered pedagogy to make learning holistic, integrated and engaging.
Lately I am engaged in developing training modules to equip facilitators become innovative entrepreneurs thus enabling them to create a conducive environment for effective online/offline learning. I endeavour to make children future ready by imparting them a broader, deeper and richer educational experience.
I am an educationist with over 25 years of extensive experience in school education. I have held leadership positions in schools for 6+ years managing both academics and operations. I am currently a Co - founder & Academic Head of OpenLearn, an online teaching platform aiming to enhance linguistic skills & life skills of children. Prior to this I worked as Vice Principal, Sapphire International School, Noida and was associated with Presidium School, Indirapuram as Academic Head. I worked as an English facilitator teaching senior classes in premier schools for over 20 years.
Masters in Art in English language,BEd ( Teachers' Training), Pg in Human resource, Certified examiner for Cambridge Examination
I believe that education is not just about learning to know, but also about learning to do, which necessarily means, 'acquiring not only an occupational skill but also life skills and competencies'.Education needs to be dynamic and ever changing.The need of the hour is to move from alienation to collaboration , confrontation to interaction, existence to co-existence.Education should not only prepare our children to survive but to flourish and become active change makers.They need to be more conscious, aware and mindful.
We, educationists should be ready to walk on transformative pathways.There should be noise in every classroom. Voices of discussion, cooperation, collaboration, debate and problem solving.Learning should be holistic, integrated, enjoyable, and engaging. I am working enthusiastically as a mentor of change, incorporating blended system of imparting learnings to improving EQ, SQ and AQ (emotional, social and adversity) amongst teachers & students by incorporating critical thinking, problem solving and self-awareness in school curriculum.
Few challenges that we face today are; teacher preparedness, differential teaching-learning strategies, creating engaging content and promoting self-directed learning.
The platform created to bring global educators together is a noble endeavour towards making learning purposeful and meaningful through collaboration and team work.Being a teacher has been such a fulfilling and rewarding experience.Its time to share my expertise.I am keen to be part of the network of global educators who are working to bring change in the learning ecosystem and making children future - ready.