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DR. KULPREET KAUR

Principal, DPS Bahadurgarh

Work Experience :  24 Years

Achivements : 

1. Articles / Paper Published

• Will Global Warming inflame the tempers- A socio psychological study- Teacher’s Pride Magazine March 2014 ed.
• ‘Risk Taking Behaviour’, paper published in ‘Psychology of Sports Performance- Applications, Intervention and Methods’ – Global Vision Publishing House (2009)
• “Communicative leaders of today”, paper published in ‘Organizational Behaviour’- Global Vision Publications (2009)
•   An article on ‘Creativity’ published in  The Times of India ( A leading newspaper in India), 17 November  2004
• Articles on “Childhood Temper Tantrums”, ‘Psychological implications of Global Warming’, Relevance of Gandhism in today’s world” are few among the others written for the magazines.
2. A Part of NCERT Book publication on Value System- CBSE Initiative. March 2013
Rajiv Gandhi Appreciation award for contribution to education (2012) awarded by former Chief Minister of Haryana, India.
Member of flying squad for CBSE inspection during board examination.
3.    Acted as an observer in All India Senior Secondary Examinations, India
4. Member of the observation team for the approval of the affiliation of the schools to Central Board of Examinations;), India

Accolades : 

#Inspiring Educators Award (2014) awarded by Dr. Kiran Bedi, IPS Officer, India
# Appreciation certificates for excellent results of the students in board examinations (1996-2004)
# Certificate for most diligent student (1990)

Vision : As the head of a reputed educational institution, my vision is to prepare learners for twenty-first century competencies, enabling them to survive and to succeed in the fast-changing world of hardcore competition by acquiring intrapersonal and interpersonal skills . For that, we, the educationists, have to renew the focus on quality learning with the help of competent and committed teachers employing active pedagogies;to foster participation through non – plagiarized  project and problem-based learning;to design relevant and real-world learning activities; to encourage collaboration and communication among teachers and learners;to cultivate creativity and innovation and metacognitive skills by engaging and motivating learners through the employment of appropriate learning tools and strategic questioning. I also vision lifelong learning for the learners through the recognition of learning through open education and by promoting learning without borders, i.e., anytime and anywhere, with the emergence of learning spaces beyond classrooms and schools. Teachers’ roles and functions are to be redefined to meet the needs of twenty-first century learners, and they need to thrive on the new forms of professional development. Ways to integrate Life Skills into formal education systems are to be ensured for safe and supportive learning environments .

Pedagogy : The education sector is going through major changes as the twenty-first century world is changing fast with the growing technological advancements. An overall transformation can be seen in the pedagogical approach being employed by the teachers. Teachers have to radically change their attitude towards the teaching-learning process. They should be concerned not only about what they know but also about how they know it. The change has to occur as teachers and students are learning to use the modern technologies together. Teachers have to cope with the concept of learning to learn teachers are facilitators of the learning process. Teachersplan and organize after-school activities. They also perform the role of advisors to the parents as parents are active participants in the school education system nowadays. They also have to counsel the students from time to time. Besides being technically adept,teachers need to be competent enough to make decisions and cope with the stress of the demands of the profession. Apart from choosing the teaching materials including books and designing a curriculum conforming to the national curriculum, teachers also have to adapt their content of knowledge to the learners. There comes the biggest challenge of all in terms of pedagogic capabilities of a teacher. A teacher’s pedagogic excellence is proven when thesuccessful implementation of the learner-centered model of pedagogy urges their students to be independent and autonomous learners,motivated for lifelong learning.

I am an Educationist because : I chose education as a career because I believed in the power of education in changing and shaping a society, a culture, or a country and its people at large. The immense possibilities of making some contribution to the development and progress of the nation by actively being in the field of education always allured and motivated me to become an educationist. But, in the beginning, it was my teachers who inspired me to be a teacher myself. They were my idols and I wished to walk on the same path as them to pass on the knowledge, moral values and ethics to the next generation of learners. It is a profession which is as demanding and challenging as any other job, but the challenges that are faced by an educationist are self-motivating and overcoming those challenges are much more rewarding both professionally and personally. As an educationist of the twenty-first century I have to stay updated with the modern technological advancements and new pedagogical trends, and my years of experience as a teacher help me in the successful implementation of these changes and developments through the teachers of my institution. And, at the end of the day, the unmatchable joy that a teacher or an educationist derives from constantly acquiring knowledge and sharing it with the young minds is what keeps me focused and dedicated to my work.

In the coming years, I see Indian Education at : The pace with which today’s world is changing, and the amount of evolution that the education sector is undergoing, clearly indicate what we can expect of the Indian Education scenario in the years to come. As modern technologies have entered the classroom the nature of interactions between the teacher and the students also gets modified. And the socially and geographically diversified body of students in India demand new and innovative teaching methods. Teachers today are thriving continuously to excel in their own fields of proficiency and also in incorporating modern technologies in their teaching methods to meet the requirements of the twenty-first century learners. But in the manner virtual learning is making its way in the world of education through the array of online courses, it is evident enough how the flexibility and accessibility of these courses have gained popularity with the learners. In the coming years, technology will be the main tool used for the teaching-learning process . I can also envision Indian educational institutes exchanging and collaborating more actively and successfully with the foreign institutions of international repute. I dream of an educational scenario for India where students and researchers from across the globe will come to our country for attaining academic brilliance.

You are an Epitome of Leadership : As the Principal of my school, I practice the qualities of honesty, integrity and passion towards continual growth as a professional. Inculcating moral values and following ethics strictly is my motto. I try to create an interactive, participative and democratic environment inside the institution. I believe in leading by example and teamwork. Being the administrative and professional leader of the school, I ensure the recruitment of good teachers, and the holistic development of students, teachers and self through continuous improvement. I give sufficient freedom to teachers to experiment and to stay motivated and creative. I lead by providing direction, instruction and guidance; but I avoid intervening or interrupting at the time of the execution of a task as I believe it may bring one’s confidence down. Therefore, I evaluate every task by observing closely and give analytical feedback, while balancing criticism and commendation, to the faculty members after the completion of the task. I am always open for suggestions and feedback for the improvement of the curriculum and pedagogical methods. I keep on assigning new and challenging tasks to the teachers in order for them to explore and achieve new areas of expertise and keep pace with the changing trends in modern educational scenario, so that they can help equip the learners accordingly. By planning beforehand,I confirm organization and on-time execution of each and every task. By thriving to excel and propagating positive competitiveness among students and teachers I work towards actualizing the long term vision regarding academic progress and overall growth of the institute.

Footprints / Legacy that you leave behind : I want to carry forward to the students, the team of teachers and the administrative body of my institution the qualities, moral values and ethics I’ve inherited from my elders, teachers and seniors in the professional field. I believe in achieving success by means of hard work, dedication, tenacity, competitiveness and an immense passion for the work one does. I also believe that there is no shortcut in the path of true accomplishment. I want my successors to follow the same mantra in their endeavour towards success. As an educationist I keep on acquiring and assimilating knowledge incessantly. I also make sure I implement that knowledge through my work. I give the due respect and recognition to every individual working in my organization and keep faith in their capabilities and always boost their confidence by appreciating them for their hard work. The democratic atmosphere that I ensure in the organization with a strict adherence to punctuality, persistent academic progress and constitutional ethics lead to the success of any educational institution. I prefer leading by example. And through honesty, integrity, cooperation and positive attitude, one can pave the way to success in any sphere of life. This is the legacy I would like to leave behind…