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MRV Principal Nominated for Global Teacher Prize 2017 in UK

Teaching is the noblest profession of all! A teacher gets to inspire and shape the next generation, and in turn creates future of the society, nation and civilisation. Irony remains that education over the years has become very academic with virtually very little focus on application. However, MET Rishikul Vidyalaya Principal Ms. Kavita Sanghvi is one teacher who dares to be different by employing experiential methods of teaching physics so that students grasp the application of textbook concepts in real life situations. This means students are exposed to a concrete experience then they review and reflect on their observations, conclude the learning from the experiences and apply the learning to new situations. That's a sure enriching way of learning.

Ms. Kavita Sanghvi is now being recognised and talked about for her unique experiential method of teaching physics. She is among the top 50 contenders from around the world for The Global Teacher Prize 2017 - a global prize of USD one million by UK-based Varkey Foundation. She was selected out of 20,000 nominations and applications from across 179 countries.

Ten teachers will be chosen from the top 50 by February 2017, and the winner will then be selected by the Global Teacher Prize Academy. The top 10 finalists will be invited to Dubai for the award ceremony at the annual Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF), which is scheduled on March 19, 2017. Announcement of the winner will be made at this grand forum. The Global Teacher Prize, now in its third year, was set up by Indian-origin entrepreneur Sunny Varkey to recognise one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as well as to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society.

"On finding my name in the top 50, I have an immense sense of gratitude towards all for shaping me professionally, to develop my strengths and potentials. This recognition makes me feel truly special and inspires me to enhance my abilities and capabilities further. The Prize will be a constant reminder to me that I am responsible and accountable to the community towards academic, environment and social development of my students and teachers, and the world at large." says Kavita Sanghvi, Principal, MET Rishikul Vidyalaya.

Kavita Sanghvi holds a Masters in Physics, Masters in Education, Masters in Philosophy of Education and is pursuing a Certificate in Advanced Course in Educational Leadership from Harvard University. An ardent educationist, she has conducted various researches on range of subjects related to education including an action research on 'Introducing experiential learning theory in teaching Physics to students of Grade 9 to develop thinking skills'. This research was applauded with she received the Global Teachers Accreditation from British Council. Her initiatives and approach has led her and MET Rishikul Vidyalaya to be the recipient of many honours including 'Principal Impact Award 2016', 'World Education Summit's School Award for Innovations in Math and Science', to name a few.

Ms. Sanghvi, you make India proud. MET and MRV wish you all the very best for this victory!

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