Meet Mrs Neha Bhatnagar in our teacher spotlight program. A gold medallist in HRM who started teaching as her contribution towards strengthening the back bone of the nation. Someone who takes Teaching as a passion beyond duty and with her 'Never give up' attitude; Neha will definitely go a long way to fulfil her dreams.
Name: Neha Bhatnagar
Contact number: 7017543646
School / Institute: RAO PAHLAD SINGH (RPS) School, Dharuhera (Haryana)
Email Id: [email protected]
Designation / Title: TGT, PGT (S.St)
Tell us about yourself – Your overall experience in education field, National / International experiences, variety of work you have done in the education field.
My Name is Neha Bhatnagar. Basically I am an MBA (HRM) - Gold Medallist from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth University, Varanasi. After completing my MBA I started my Career as a Lecturer In Doon College of Engineering & Technology (Saharanpur).
After entering in Education field I realized that I can contribute my efforts for Nation-Building. Because students are the Backbone and future of every country and if they have been given right guidance and directions, definitely they will touch the Sky. A Teacher acts as a Reflector for students because It is the teacher whose example students set in their life. Then I joined MITRC, Alwar (Rajasthan) as an Assistant Professor. After some time I worked in Dev Bhoomi Group of Institutions, (Saharanpur). Then after marriage I came in Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh (native place).I started my job here as an Assistant Professor in Surajmal Agarwal Private Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kichha (Udham Singh Nagar).
Then I realized that I should learn more in Humanities as my Base subjects up to senior Secondary Education were Arts related. I changed my course and started to learn humanities and was able to interlink the concepts from different areas. Then I shifted to Dharuhera (Haryana) with my Husband. I joined here a CBSE school named EURO International School as a PGT-S.St but due to some reasons I switched my job. And presently I am teaching in RPS school. In school teaching I am learning a lot. In fact there is a huge difference between school and college teaching. Some of my interviewers asked me about the same. But I managed and managing. I think school students are more curious and energetic than college students. They people ask different questions explore the teachers. And sometimes I don’t know the answers but I reply as soon as I get the answer. NO word I never use for my students. You won’t believe that during this CORONA time period it takes me around 3-4 am to answer the students as I could not answer on time. So I love teaching. Teaching is not my duty it is my passion. I welcome each and every student with their queries. My main motive is to develop confidence in them so that they can speak up and ask their doubts in classroom.
I am a Hindi medium middle class family student. I have seen every condition in my life. I have struggled a lot and still doing until I reach my destination.
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.
When I was doing my graduation (BIM) from Kurukshetra University and MBA I used to teach my friends. They always told me that I explain well. I made them understand the concept that they attempted the maximum paper. Those things inspired me that I can teach rather than opting corporate culture. I am not very smart and advanced for metro cities. I don’t know how to make people fool for one’s selfishness. I just know do your work honestly rest leave on god. I believe myself. I never demotivate my students as well whatever their financial background I don’t care. I just need your hard work. As per me “Education means Broad-Mindness and Thinking-Development”.
What would you like to mention for your greatest achievements in field of education? Which gives you a sense of satisfaction?
Till now there is nothing like that but I am giving my full efforts with students if they complete just 50% of it gives me satisfaction. Because the intelligent will do the things whether we focus or not, but what about the poor-minded and Needy they need much more I think. For whom I work.
How has the education system changed as per your view since you were a student yourself?
Technology has played a Major role. Because I was the student of copy pencil box books Lunch bow with Paratha-Aachar. Now the time is completely changed this is Digital Era. Homework, important notice, Information comes on Mobile-phones. Lunch-box Menu is decided by school. I was confined to the books only. But now whole world is in your Hand (Mobile) just a click away. So it’s good if technology is used in appropriate way rather than to be misused.
What are the qualities you think an individual should possess to be a good teacher or work in field of education?
• Capability to make understand the concepts.
• Self- confidence
• Good Communication skills (not English essentially)
• Ability to read and reach the minds of students
• Patience for students doubts
• Teaching with interlinking the various concepts of other streams
How do you handle discipline problems in today’s world? What is the most difficult aspect of discipline for you?
Discipline depends on teacher itself. As a teacher reflects its personality before students, they perceive and follow the same. So a teacher should be disciplined enough so the same can be expected from the students also.
If you were to change 1-2 things in our Indian education system, what would be those & why?
- Why running just walk without pause. take it easy
- Where is Right to Education (Free Education for 6-14 years children) implemented.
- Finish Rote- learning, Cramming and all.
- A big change in the Attitude of modern Parents, like why 98% why not 100%.
- Why Interviewing Parents at the time of admission. What about a Rickshaw puller????
- Why Tuition-Classes for every subject and why from Prep till……
- Why teacher stick to syllabus only. Syllabus finish, Duty finish.
- Why AC –classrooms and schools. AC is a comfort zone and it is proved that if u want to do some big in your life you have to come out your comfort zone.
- Why AC wan, buses, Heavy Bags, Life style diseases to school-going kids.
- No time for outdoor-games, physical exercise, no mental and physical development.
- No respect for teachers, elders, parents itself also, the poor.
- A huge and rapid change in syllabus
- Different strategy and techniques for different students, as all have different mind-set.
- A broad understanding of students’ background, I mean teacher can’t force the student for what he/she can’t afford
- Need to understand the expectations of every parents
- Stop unnecessary restrictions on students and teachers as well.
- Satisfied and motivating payment to teachers for incremental efforts.
Things are not that much tough as there are displayed. There are lots of problems which I think should be focused. But let improve them first.
Education should be very simple. We should not forget that it is INDIA. The country of Middle-Income level people, where 19 crore people go to bed without food daily.
What is your philosophy of teaching?
My philosophy is Make things as simple as Each and every student could understand what I am trying to say. Language is not a barrier feel free in which I and students are comfortable. Because we are Indians we are adjustable in every corner of this world.
What are your suggestions or guidance for today’s parents in shaping up children’s personality? Especially in this Online or computer age...
Trust your children. They don’t need your PRESENTS; rather they need your PRESENCE. Don’t underestimate or demotivate them, say loudly its ok Dear don’t worry we are here with u every time. It’s just an Exam or class. Life does not finish. This is a time it shall too pass.
And please stop comparing and pressurizing them. They will do as per their own capabilities. Track them, guide them, and monitor them time to time. But don’t impose undue force of marks, tuition, your Ego, reputation etc. on them
Give your precious time to children. They see their future in your eyes. So let them see it’s their right.
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?
About Strength I have nothing to say.
Yes I need a lot of improvements, like I have an emotional relation with my students rather than professional which I thick should not be. And I need to polish myself much more to be a better teacher.
If you had not been a teacher or not associated with education field, what would you have been and why?
Sorry, I never thought about it. But if I had been given a correct guidance definitely I would have been in Civil Services.
What do you want to accomplish in your profession in next 5 years?
Present Well-Mannered and Broad-Minded students with Emotional-Stability in front of this world.
Any other things you would like to share about yourself, your profession, your hobbies, your views?
I like Reading History books, interest in Political-issues, socio-economic issues.
Deep concern over the problems of Poor strata of the society.
How would you rate our website yayskool.com especially this teacher spotlight program? 1 being the worst, 5 being the best.
I would rate it as four star out of five.
We would like to thank Ms. Bhatnagar for speaking to us and wish her best of luck to continue the journey. Thank You !!
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