I am an adaptable and organised educationist. Been a part of this beautiful fraternity for 27 years and still counting...
I possess apt skills to assist teachers on the usage and applicability of execution, content, curriculum, and academic modules.
Flair for employing unique teaching strategies to effectively engage all students and foster a fun and fascinating learning environment. Furthermore, endowed with good analytical skills to make recommendations based on information gathered.
Nevertheless , teaching stays close to my heart . Learning Mathematics is monsterous for many , consequently developing the attitude to smash the problems, thereby overcoming the fear !
My journey as a mathematics teacher was revolutionary- with Intel program in India in 2000 and TATA Smart Edge round the same time (digitalisation) , teaching mathematics was never the same . It touched the young minds emphatically and like FOREVER!
This journey ,evolved and transformed me while I was touching young minds as a mathematics teacher.Through 22 years ,I saw I was making the difference to the adolescents ,I always wished.
Subsequently 4 years into the admin side of the school gave me a 360 degree of the education system. Working across Maharashtra , Haryana and Delhi, made me feel , there is always a quest for learning, it's the Teachers who need to spot on - to make or break the interest of the students.
The crux - The key to touch hearts - is the classroom , like it or lump it.
I graduated in 1993 with B.Sc in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from University of Delhi .
I added B.Ed to my profile in 1995, this made me qualified as a Teacher.
To move up the vertical ladder , I realised I need to add some more qualifications . I completed M.Sc and M.Phil , major in mathematics in 2005 and 2007 respectively from Alagappa University , Karaikudi , TN , India
Keen to add a Ph.D, can't say at the moment ...when.
My philosophy of learning rests on the fact that young minds are unique in some way or the other. It is imperative for an to create an environment that stimulates physical , mental , emotional and social growth. As an educator it is my primary concern to spearhead the primal need for learning by continuously motivating students and creating well designed and learning experiences.
Being a part of this fraternity for nearly three decades I have observed that good lesson plans and purposeful activities promote a learner’s knowledge and skills.
The most effective learning occurs when the students take responsibility for their learning, they are cooperative during the process , collaborative in their approach and supportive of the ideas from their peers.
I believe that education should epitomise a prepared effort to make all the ideas available to students and to guide them through their thought processes toward the understanding and appreciation of the great works.
I certainly believe that individuality, progress and change are fundamental to one's education. Believing that young minds learn the best from what they consider most relevant to their lives, we educators need to center the curricula on the needs, experiences, interests and abilities of the students. Further endorsing that the need of the hour is to focus on the whole student.
Emphasising on a group activity and group problem solving so that the students learn through cooperative learning strategies, in turn enhances learning outcomes. This approach is antiauthoritarian, experimental and visionary and aims to develop problem- solving ability. This educational philosophy stresses that students should test ideas by active experimentation. Learning is rooted in the questions of learners that arise through experiencing the world. Progressivism developed by John Dewey's pedagogic theory was based on Pragmatism. Experience represented the core concept of his philosophy and I am a strong believer of the same.
To sum up , a personal philosophy acts as a key instrument in this profession. The lines of action may vary, platforms may
differ nevertheless the purpose is common- nurturing the young minds to make this world a better place.
Gurgaon, Haryana, India