Principal Pankaj Sharma
Sagar Public School, gandhi nagar, bhopal
Birthday: 5th September
Place of Birth: Gwalior
Studied at Schools/Colleges :
Majorly at Carmel Convent School, Gwalior and many others too due to father’s postings.
College: Nutan College, Bhopal
First school as a teacher : Scholar’s Home Public School, Bhopal
The best thing about being a teacher: To be with the children and relive the childhood. Learn and facilitate to learn.
How did you feel on the first day of being a school principal: I was very excited and cautious too due to the onerous and sensitive nature of the task.
The best thing about being a teacher/leader: Being a leader, you have the right as well as duty to take charge of yourself and the team. It builds accountability towards self and society.
Please describe the role you feel parents should play in the operation of the school: They should be a partner in facilitating the learning process and should reinforce the ideals and concepts the school is working upon. They should contribute their skills and strengthen the resource pool of the school. Trust and positivity must be mutually nurtured.
First indications that the classroom is an effective learning place: The desired modification in the behavior is reflected by the child once he attends the class. The engagement of the children makes it an effective learning place.
Vision of special education: All schools should have trained special educators and develop infrastructural facilities so that the children with special needs may become a part of the mainstream and may experience speedy growth.
To make inclusion a reality: Schools need to make committed and honest efforts and laws should also be strict for the same.
View on CCE : It is indeed a great move towards making learning a joyful thing but should be done in spirit and teachers should be trained and resourceful. Schools must provide the required assistance.
View on e-learning platform : Not in favour of keeping children too much in the virtual world. It may however serve as a good teaching aid.
Best conference/seminar you have attended on education: Session by Mr. M.G.Pranjape
Qualities you seek in a new teacher: Passion and dedication for teaching.
Advice that you want to give to new teachers: A teacher is the sculptor of the student destiny , his/ her action and behavior can make or mar their lives. Be empathetic and patient. Nurture with care.