Teachers at Open Minds
The school is a learning organization involved in a continuing process of reflection, development and improvement. Research studies have proved time and again that the ‘teacher, plays a pivotal role in the process of teaching and learning’. At Birla Open Minds, the teacher plays the role of a caring facilitator working towards interpreting the needs of the child and the requirements of the curriculum in order to provide meaningful learning experiences.
To put it simply, the teacher’s role is to love, inspire and encourage children to believe in themselves and their dreams. A teacher in our school will be a knowledge navigator, facilitator and a mentor rather than a knowledge provider. The Birla Open Minds teacher is at the center of the entire experience, she/he is nurtured with opportunities of growth and learning.
Birla Open Minds teachers are professionally trained and possess both the knowledge and the skill to positively impact a child’s learning outcome. The teachers make use of project-based learning, brainstorming, role-playing, interactive lab experiments and self and peer evaluation, to make learning more engaging and effective.
At Birla Open Minds International School, the management ensures that the teachers are abreast with the pedagogical changes in the education field. Teachers are also given opportunities to come-up to their highest potential and to the expectations of the management. The Teachers are given required trainings from time to time for the successful execution of academics and their personal development . Teachers with experience grow in all aspects and are considered for higher roles based on their potential and passion.
Teachers are given curriculum related, subject enhancement, latest teaching methodologies, self development, motivational trainings and many more based on the need of the hour, by industry experts, so that they are at par with the requirements of the 21st century skills and skills required for the Industrial Revolution 4.0
The school encourages knowledge transfer and sharing of best practices. Therefore, regular workshops and trainings are organized among the teacher community.
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Support Staff Traning
PD conducted by CEO Ms. Pratima Sinha on the topic 'Looking towards Future Education'
Change is constant, but growth is optional. Everything that we need to succeed is within us. The inner power and actions can pave the way to success. An enlightening and thought-provoking Professional Development Session was conducted for the teachers by our CEO Ms. Pratima Sinha on the topic ‘Looking towards Future Education’. The session focused on the necessity of research for teachers, different Heutagogy, taking in transdisciplinary learning and empowering the learners with Life Long Learning and Life Skills.
Workshop on Professional competency was conducted by Joypreneur,Ms,Padmaja Penmetsa
If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney- A workshop on professional competency was conducted by Joypreneur, Ms. Padmaja Penmetsa through highly engaging activities to facilitate the role of a teacher with high level of accountability. A truly insightful session with great synergy boosted the mindset change to meet the ongoing challenges and design a well curated learning plan for our learners.
Heads Professional developments Session
Dr. Revathi Susarla
You have to sweat it out. Nothing is free." Holding a high self-esteem is the key to portraying a strong and powerful personality. Self-esteem is what we think of ourselves and how we perceive ourselves. A wonderful professional development session was conducted by Dr. Revathi Susarla. The session focused on the importance and methodology of maintaining high self-esteem of teachers, which was done in an extremely thought-provoking and effective manner through various interactive pair and group activities.
Ms. Jayashree Mehrotra
An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.-Dale Carnegie Professional Development session on Planning, Assessing and Documentation of Learning in Pre-primary and Primary years based on Reggio Emilia Approach was conducted for teachers by the Centre Head of Birla Open Minds School, Jubilee Hills, Ms. Jayashree Mehrotra. The session was informative and interactive defining a role of a teacher and providing vibrant learning environment in the classroom.
Mr. Ramesh Alluri
Good financial management is an investment in good life. Birla Open Minds International School, Kollur had an opportunity to host the Financial Literacy session as a part of CBSE Teacher Training and Skill Development program. The Resource Person Mr. Ramesh Alluri gave an insight on the benefits of financial planning which in turn is a lifelong earning.
Teachers of The Month
January Teachers of The Month
- Ms.Ashwini Kalase
- Ms.Rabia Sultana
- Ms.Uma Nageswaran
- Mr.Vinod Kumar
December Teachers of The Month
- Ms.Mercy Manda
- Ms.Pallavi Veluvolu
- Ms.Shilpi Singhal
- Ms.Ankita Mehrotra
- Ms.Swaroopa P
- Ms.Asha Kiran
November Teachers of The Month
- Ms.PanjuShree Biswas
- Ms.V.Sree Vidya
- Ms.K. Vijayalakshmi
- Mr.Virendra Singh
September Teachers of The Month
- Ms.Jayashree V
- Ms.Madhavi Kranthi
- Ms.Muserret Mohamed
- Ms.Prashanthi B
August Teachers of The Month
- Mr.Chandangiri Raju
- Ms.Chetna Bhatt
- Ms.Ami S Iyer
- Ms.Radhika I
July Teachers of the Month
- Mr.E Naveen Kumar
- Ms.Fauzia Shamim Siddiqui
- Ms.Rachika Sharma
- Ms.Ankita Mehrotra
" An Institution is only as good as the people who work for it."
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School Parent Involvement Committee
Birla Open Minds School Parent Involvement Committee is comprised of strong and very involved parent representatives of the school. Every grade is represented by one parent who is selected to be a part of the committee with parents, teachers and management representatives as the stakeholders. This committee meets quarterly through the year to discuss all the matters pertaining to the growth and well being of the school and students
The OM-SPIC members also channelize the involvement of parents in different school activities like field trips, sports meets, celebrations and so on. The OM-SPIC and school share a wonderful rapport and work together for the growth and success of the school.
School Parent Involvement Committee Academic Year 2020-21
|Name Of The Member||Representing|
|Ms. Syamali Chowdhury||Chairperson|
|Ms. Pratima Sinha CEO,||Management Representative of DSR Group|
|Mr. Arup Sinha||SPIC Secretary|
|Ms. Sukriti Sharma||SPIC Coordinator|
|Ms. Kausar Ladiwala||Primary Headmistress|
|Ms. Anitha Kamal||Secondary Headmistress|
|Ms. Aruna Muddana||CAIE Coordinator|
|Ms. Thanuja Are||Parent Representative – K1|
|Ms. Sonia Walia||Parent Representative – K2|
|Mr. Anil Jacob||Parent Representative – Grade-1|
|Mr. Gaurav Bajpai||Parent Representative – Grade-2|
|Mr. Ashish Sinha||Parent Representative – Grade-3|
|Mr. Abhinav Chauhan||Parent Representative – Grade-4|
|Ms. U Sailaja||Parent Representative – CBSE Grade-5|
|Ms. Nitika Duddilla||Parent Representative – CAIE Grade-5|
School Management Committee
Birla Open Minds School Management Committee is the back-bone of the school. It consists of Management representatives, Teacher representatives, Parent representatives and Heads of two neighbouring schools.
School Managing Committee Academic Year 2020-21
|Name of the Member||Designation|
|Ms. Sharmila Reddy||President and Correspondent|
|Ms. Pratima Sinha||CEO-DSR Educational Society Representative from Management|
|Ms. Syamali Chowdhury||Principal and Member Secretary|
|Mr. C. Ravi Prasad ,||Principal The Vikas Concept School|
|Ms. Jaya Rajappan||Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya|
|Mr. Marreddy Gade||Parent Member|
|Ms. Ratna Reddy||Parent Member|
|Ms. Kausar Ladiwala||Teacher Member|
|Ms. Suneela Dasari||Teacher Member|
|Ms. Anitha Kamal||Teacher Member|