Wednesday, 22 May 2019

An interview at Brainfeed’s 6th National Conference 2018-19

Was excited to share how we integrated the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals seamlessly into our curriculum at Glendale Group of schools after attending the Think Tank on Global Education at Harvard University.

Glendale was the first school in the entire region to assimilate The Harvard’s “World Course” with UN SDGS into its curriculum by God’s Grace.

Director of Franklin Covey Education from the US, Ms. Janita Andersen was the Guest of Honour for the Leadership Conclave on ‘Rethinking Education

It was an honour and privilege to have her address the gathering.

Had a wonderful time interacting with her on how to take the Leader in Me program forward within the school to inshallah become the first Lighthouse school in India and the region!

Was happy to share a copy of my book ‘ABC’s of Brain Compatible Learning’ with her. Her words of appreciation about the book were truly inspiring and encouraging!

She said, “... I am so happy to have friendship with you. I so admire your mind and heart. Thanks so much for the precious gift you gave me. Your book ABCs of Brain-Compatible Learning will help me with my grandkids and when I train and facilitate. I read the ABC Chapters. I love it. The instructional design is fantastic and learning-friendly! Can’t wait to keep learning and applying. Please give my love and appreciation to your wonderful staff!”

Northwestern University Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy, Dr. David N. Figlio visited our Glendale campus and interacted with our students.

Such international university collaboration and knowledge sharing go a long way in helping students become future-ready as well as face tough competition of university entrance.
In today’s fast-changing world of technological disruptions, I strongly feel we need to inculcate more of life-worthy skills that make our students thrive in a globally competitive environment! Was happy to note that David reinforced that the things we emphasise at Glendale are similar to what top Universities in the US are looking for too!

Really excited to have had the wonderful opportunity to be part of a Design Thinking Course for K-12 Educators at very happening Design School of Stanford University! Stanford D.School believes in the philosophy that everyone has the capacity to be creative and that you can use design to develop your creative potential to make change where you are! Hope to incorporate design thinking process into our pedagogy to unleash creativity - an important 21st century skill, in our students! Furthermore, everyone in the academic as well as the administrative system can use design thinking to improve processes across the teaching & learning community and better our students’s experience!

Laurels Galore for Glendale!

At Brainfeed’s 6th National Conference of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Glendale Academy and Glendale Edufun PreSchool Group have received the “School Excellence Awards 2018-19” for exhibiting excellence in the following categories:

• Inspirational Leadership
• Life Skills
• Innovation
• Leadership

We have also been recognised among the top schools in India.

It was a pleasure to be on the panel to share my thoughts on the topic “Let’s build a perfect school-Dream versus Reality,” that took place at the event!

May God’s Glory Keep Showering on the Glendale Family!

“Best Educationalist in Hyderabad”

Happy to share that by God’s Grace I was presented with the award for the “Best Educationalist in Hyderabad” at the International Educational Awards by Time, held at New Delhi.

Hope to keep moving ahead in the journey from ‘Good to Great’ and make a difference by betterment of lives with empowerment through education!

My Interview with You and I magazine