Teacher Spotlight - Namrata Furia
Namrata Furia is a 8+ years experienced teacher but who has a very high liking for creativity. Believes in keeping focus for this age group as it is the foundation start of building a strong character & meaningful personality of the child when they grow up.
Name: Mrs. Namrata Snehal Furia
School / Institute: Tree House, Mumbai
Email id: [email protected]
Designation / Title: Assistant Teacher
Tell us about yourself – Your overall experience in education field, National / International experiences, variety of work you have done in the education field.
I am a pre-primary teacher and I love to spend the time with children a lot. Its not only about teaching but at this age of theirs it’s lot of fun to play with them as well. My overall experience in education field of 8+ years has been awesome, I have learned variety of techniques and methods of teaching in different ways. I always do ensure to use creativity to teach children in different ways .
How did you choose the field of education? Was it by choice or some inspiration from someone or a childhood dream? Please help with more details.
It was always fascinating and being a teacher was always what I dreamt of ,after I completed my school level studies .I wanted to pursue in this field because I feel this is the space where even I can learn new things every day and explore more . It’s a 2 way process for me till date, where these small kids make me learn a thing or two every other day…
What would you like to mention for your greatest achievements in field of education? Which gives you a sense of satisfaction?
I believe that teaching my children with whole heart and seeing them coming out with flying colors is all what makes a sense of satisfaction to any teacher .
How has the education system changed as per your view since you were a student yourself?
The education system then and now have a very vast difference ,when I was a student approx 2 decades back had a very minimal amount of practical experience regarding various aspects ,there was never fun in learning new things rather it turned out to be a burdensome for us to study! Whereas nowadays students have been getting so much of exposure, even teachers are working hard by using several teaching aids, doing playway methods through which even children love participating and inculcate their interest in every subjects .
It’s no more just lots of books if I have to put up, it’s replaced by lot many learning aids.
What are the qualities you think an individual should possess to be a good teacher or work in field of education?
Firstly I believe any individual pursuing in this field should have good reading ,listening and writing skills which are the basic ones that makes you appropriate as a teacher. Also patience is the biggest key which every teacher should posses is what I feel. Further, interacting with children personally and not just being serious rather being friendly and loving with them makes every student ,consider you as a good teacher. All of them are beautiful & unique subjects to understand and treat them to fill up any gaps they might have.
How do you handle discipline problems in today’s world? What is the most difficult aspect of discipline for you?
Discipline is something which always lacks between the students or any individual , it’s a very crucial aspect to overcome upon but still the determination and enthusiasm to do certain task always makes you disciplined .However the difficult aspect is to command your brain and stick to the will to complete the task without laziness and carelessness.
If you were to change 1-2 things in our Indian education system, what would be those & why?
Our Indian education system is already progressing very well from moving towards practical vs just books as before. I think we can still do better by getting specializations much earlier in the child’s life so that they can even have an early chance to change the main subject of their learning – which basically means we are building in some space for failure. This is very important to me to relive some pressure off from their childhood shoulders. Also I feel there needs to be more vocational courses to be recognized by government so that these courses get professionalized and justified as an alternative for many students who do not want to pursue main lines of education.
What is your philosophy of teaching?
Teaching has to come from heart.
What is your suggestions or guidance for today’s parents in shaping up children’s personality? Especially in this Online or computer age..
To shape up children’s personality, I believe that parents should firstly try to connect with them irrespective of their age, whether the child is small or have crossed the adolescent age, this always plays like a green card when parents do interact and talk/do stuffs that are actually of their interest or the activities which they do frequently. Talking about this “computer age’’, I would add that making a time limit is all what is expected from a parent ,because not allowing our child to use these devices is not a solution to the problem since, learning technology and using it is actually important and also useful in various aspects. Also try to make children realize that there is way more things to explore in the world except the gadgets and tools, make them see the world in a different angle, play with them, do physical activities, make them an outdoor person rather than just being in a shell. Mold up your child to better version of them and always believe in whatsoever they are doing rather than stopping them to do so, your belief in your child will make them more enthusiastic and energetic in doing whatever they are pursuing for.
What are the three most important strengths you possess that will make you a successful teacher? Also any weakness in you which you want to improve upon?
Being patient is what I feel is the greatest strength of any teacher ,to be patient even in the daily hustle, dealing with different kind of students with positive attitude is very necessary. Also teaching students with good content and maintaining a friendly atmosphere which makes a good understanding between teacher and student. Being creative and innovative is a very positive accessory to carry on with, it makes you different from the rest and also motivates you to think out of the mind and to deliver the same kind of thought and ideas to the students as well.I think I use less teaching aids ,which I should necessarily work upon ,because teaching aids always gives a good presentation and gives a good impact which makes the content even more understandable from the student’s point of view.
If you had not been a teacher or not associated with education field, what would you have been and why?
I would love to be a fashion designer because I always had a deep interest in this field as well and I had also done a fashion designing course earlier before becoming a teacher.
What do you want to accomplish in your profession in next 5 years?
Accomplishments are happening with every child learning a new thing which was not with the child before entering my classroom and every day. However if you ask me my aspirations, I want to stay with this age group and I would like to explore trying to teach some special children or even under privileged children around.
Any other things you would like to share about yourself, your profession, your hobbies, your views?
Though I teach pre primary children, I am also a creative teacher at heart. Teaching mehndi work, drawing are also my skills. I love dancing and dream to learn this at a professional level some day.
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I would rate this website between 4-4.5
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