Volume 4, Issue 10 Inspiring Teachers
Driving educational change through excellence in teaching
The much awaited Inspiring an accomplished Civil Unified Council, the pioneer
Teacher awards were given Engineer who was also the in learning through
away on 2nd Oct (instead of 5th Director of ESCI for nine assessment in India.
Pic above: Inspiring
Teacher Awards Oct Sept, due to some local years. With 35 years of We received nominations
2 at Hyderabad
disturbances). In this issue we experience including as from Tamilnadu this year.
have the full report of the Executive Director, In 2011, we wish to have
event. APSRTC, he loves to teach – awardees from across India.
The Chief Guest was Dr S he was in class twice when I So read on to find the
Main article: Report on
awards Nagabhushana Rao, called him up. The guest of qualities which have
Chairman, Institution of honor was Mr K Srinivas, endeared these awardees to
Engineers, AP Center. He is Founder and CEO of their students…
September and October at Teacher’s Academy
1. Trainer for Effective Teaching Effective Teaching Skills – six day
Skills for faculty at workshop at Learnium School, Banjara
Swarnandhra Engineering Hills, Hyderabad Oct 4th to 9th
College, Narsapur – 21st to 23rd
Super Gurus 2010
2. Classroom Observation as part Mrs M.C.Dharithri, early childhood educator
of long term faculty from Kennedy High was the winner of the Super
development – NMREC, Guru title for 2010. Ms Shameem of Adam’s
Hyderabad – 2nd and 3rd Sept High School was awarded the Mathematics
3. Lectures at Institute of Teacher award and Mr M Narasimha Reddy
Technology Management, of Nalla Malla Reddy Engineering College
Mussoori 7th Sept the Science Teacher award by Integral Association
of Amateur Mathematicians and Scientists
4. One day orientation to
technology – St Ann’s Girls’ HS,
Pictures on the last page
Secunderabad 29th Sept
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Inspiring Teachers 2010 - Colleges
Prof VM Pandharipande, insistence on the best his classroom teaching,
Professor Emeritus of Dept from his students, figured these qualities are necessary
of ECE, Osmania University in these talks. to run the dept efficiently
College of Engineering was Safura, a student of G and effectively.
felicitated with the Lifetime Narayanamma Institute of About Prof CR Sarma, she
Achievement Award for his Technology and Science said, that he never lost his
having influenced spoke about two of her temper and always expected
generations of students teachers from ECE dept. his students to stretch
through his excellent Prof Ch Ganapathi beyond their expectations.
teaching. Ankitha Sishta Reddy, she said paid Once when he was angry at
and Abhishek spoke about attention to all the her work, she knew that if
him. His out of the box components of the dept, Sarma Sir was angry, then
thinking, his ability to guide the students, the teachers there must be something
projects, his dedication, his and the staff. Apart from she didn’t do right.
Bhavya, working in IOB, Krishna Kumari’s say.
Chennai had traveled to patience. She is their role Mr KSR Sarma is an
Hyderabad to talk about her model. encyclopedia of marketing
teacher Prof ML Saikumar, Mr YV Gopala Krishna and his presentations are
Institute of Public Murthy of ACE Academy fabulous said his student
Enterprise. He guided his and Engineering College is Kuldeep from Pragathi
students beyond the known for his Mahavidyalaya. An NCC
syllabus – about their motivational skills. He can Officer, Col SKD Patnaik was
approach to their career and make even an average another nominee from the
profession and always student crack the GATE. same college. Bharath
expected only the best from He has been able to bring Dabbikar, his student talked
Kalpana, Prof them. Keerthi and her his college into city’s top about his mentor, how he
Bhavya and Prof ML friend from Bhoj Reddy colleges within few years teaches life skills and also how
Saikumar Engineering College of establishment. This is he motivates students to work
Below: Chief Guest appreciated their teacher what his students had to for change in the society.
In olden days, students learnt a way of life from their teachers, not just the subject. Nowadays,
education has become a race to be run, instead of assimilation of knowledge. The worth of
learning is only measured in terms of what it gets for the student. While the society is paying
heavily for education, the returns in terms of commitment of teachers is less. We as a community
of teachers need to accept and look into this. – Dr S Nagabhushana Rao, Chief Guest
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Some Inspiring Teachers - Schools
Seven Teachers from only teach, but even feed Gayathri High School are
Nandi, an NGO that works the children and visit their also favourites of their
with underperforming homes if the children are students due to their love
students in government absent. Sabita, Sajeeda and patience.
primary schools were Khatoon, Leela, Devika,
Meera Verma, of Delhi
nominated by their Sameera Begum, Sandhya
Public School fell
students. These children Rani were this year’s Caption describing picture
suddenly ill and sent an e- or graphic.
spoke about how patient awardees.
mail about her nursery
these ‘Akkas’ (elder sister in
Repeating the lessons teacher Sujata Misra. She
Telugu) were. They become
patiently, treating all remembers how as a child
so attached to their
children alike irrespective she was afraid of public
Sukanya akka, that they Prof VM Pandharipande
of their behaviour- these speaking and how this
don’t want to come to receiving the Lifetime
are some qualities of Ch teacher carried her to the Achievement award from Chief
school if she’s not there.
Venugopal of Rajadhani stage and gave her the Guest Dr S Nagabhushana Rao
Yes, most of these
Model High School. E confidence to overcome
‘Community Activists’ not
Vinathi and N Geetha of her stage fear.
An inspiring teacher knows her student’s potential and brings it out
People remember their heading Sanskriti, the confidence with which she
school teachers long after School. spoke in impeccable English,
passing out. Padmaraj, a speaks volumes of what kind
Celine Stafford, the
student of MBA, said his of teacher Indumathi is.
PT/games teacher from St
school teacher N Raj Bhupal Ramesh Kandikonda of
Ann’s Girls HS is behind the Below: Madhav Saxena with
Reddy, had taught him so SchoolCanvas.com conducted a
win of every sporting event teachers lively JAM session for the
many good things like self
in the school. She is warm, audience. He offered a prize to
confidence, hard work, anyone who could speak about
and affectionate. Her
dedication etc. their school in Telugu for one
upright character and
minute without using English
Shravya, a BTech (IV) values inspire her students
words. It was hilarious to see
student recalled how her said Sandhya Sripada, an how English has pervaded our
school teacher, Swati ec-student. native language. Two people did
identified her talent and succeed in the attempt. The
Vasavi Public School biggest surprise was Madhan
made her the student editor
Indumathi Srinath’s Kumar and Siddhartha Ghosh
for TOI. Since then, there (both non-Telugus) speaking
student Apoorva was all
was no looking back for quite well in Telugu.
praise for her teacher. The
Shravya. Swati is now
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Some more college teachers
Prof Atul Negi of knowledge. motivating, supporting and
University of Hyderabad, teaching them. Kavya
Madhan Kumar, was
was felicitated by spoke for Madhan Kumar
nominated by his students
Siddhartha Ghosh, who and Ravi spoke about
at ACE Engineering
himself is teaching at G Santosh. Clarity in teaching
College and Santosh
Narayanamma Institute of and ensuring everyone can
Pasuladi by students of
All the qualities which Technology and Science. understand the subject is
SV Engineering college.
are required for an He recalled his MTech the speciality of Anantha
Both these teachers are
inspiring teacher have days and the eleven year Reddy of Nalla Malla
been given by these always available for their
relationship with his Reddy Engineering
students. They have not students and have
left anything for me to teacher – a continuous College. Shravya spoke
dramatically improved the
say. source of inspiration and about his depth of
results of their students by
--K Srinivas, Guest of knowledge.
Humour and Interesting Links
1. Light travels faster than a 90% probability you will get it wrong.
sound. That is why some
7. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day ; teach him to
people appear bright until
fish and he will spend the complete day drinking beer.
you hear them speak.
8. Shinbone, A device to find furniture in the dark.
2. He who laughs last,
thinks slowest. 9. Flash light - a device to store dead batteries.
3. Change is inevitable 10. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing
except with a vendor. well.
4. Those who live by the Must see
Harini, Managing sword get shot by those
Partner of Analyzers http://www.bigshotcamera.org/sections/home/mission.html
Group, who conducted who don't.
the Super Guru Contest http://asq.org/edu/quality-information/journals/
5. Nothing is foolproof to
a sufficiently talented fool. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/robert_ballard_on_exploring_t
6. The 50-50-90 rule. http://www.thehindu.com/arts/magazine/article611443.ece
Anytime you have a 50-50
chance of getting
something right. There is
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Teacher’s Academy Super Guru, Best Maths and Science Teachers
Dharitri Narasimha Reddy
In the first round, contestants were asked to write about their teaching experience. In the
second round they were asked interesting questions like – what would you do if the
students threw chalk at you, what is your most disapoointing or happiest moment, what
would you do if a student doesn’t understand in spite of your explanation, what will make
you happier – a dull student passing an exam or a bright student topping the class.
Sangeetha conducted the event under the guidance of Harini Bhandaru of Analyzers
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