As COVID-19 pandemic lashed out its full fury across the globe, it forced sudden transformation in numerous sectors including education, which shifted from the traditional chalk-board pedagogy to a completely digital one.
Amid COVID-19 too, educational institutions are ensuring ‘learning never stops’ by conducting virtual classes which enable teachers and students to not only connect over video-enabled remote classrooms but also provides a host of interactive and collaborative tools on a single platform.
We at the Times Group believe schools have played an important role in educating the students in their best possible way amidst lockdown and hence we take this opportunity to felicitate such schools in Mumbai across various categories.
Times School Online Education Survey recognised schools for their online learning and teaching.
The study had one major module i.e. Factual survey, which was further followed by Desk Research, Data Collection, Analysis of Data and Final Categories. A market research agency (Avance Field & Brand Solutions) was involved to furnish the final categories/findings.
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Only those schools who had filled the forms were eligible out of which the rankings were derived by the research agency.
Given below is the list of schools that were found to be best in their respective categories in the “TIMES SCHOOL ONLINE EDUCATION SURVEY 2021”.
Here’s what some of the participants (placed in alphabetical order) had to say about the initiative:
Aditya Birla World Academy, Tardeo
The pandemic has put us in a situation which we never imagined. What started with initial hesitation and inhibition among teachers and students, was soon replaced with confidence. We supported the teachers with short, meaningful courses on Ed-tech tools that helped them gain the initial momentum. This also equipped them with the necessary basic knowledge needed to ascertain the most effective methods to meet their student needs and capabilities, resulting in positive and increased engagement for the students. They were soon on sound ground taking on the challenge head on! And today, we are far more tech savvy than we ever imagined we would be in such a short time! Figuratively and literally, it is all in the mind if one sets one’s heart to do something, It can be done!’
– Mrs. Radhika Sinha, Principal – Aditya Birla World Academy
DY Patil International School
Current pandemic has changed the dynamics of education. Schools across have continued to deliver curriculum and support students by migrating to virtual space. Teachers have done commendable work in this unprecedented time. There are no past experiences to learn from and no clear vision of what is unfolding in the near future, however, the teachers have continued to work tirelessly. Team D Y Patil International School, Worli is thankful to the Times Group for recognising the efforts put in by the schools and the teachers- the Keyboard Warriors.”
– Ms. Kinnari Shah, Head of School, D Y Patil International School, Worli
HVB Global Academy , Marine Drive
HVB Global Academy, is an institute that measures excellence in education with the development of the Happiness Quotient of our learners. Our pedagogy is an exemplary beacon of mindful learning that helps our learners build lifelong success stories. We constantly vitalize our learners with a wholesome grit to set personal goals and engage more altruistically with the world.
– Dr. Chandrakanta R. Pathak. Principal & CEO
Lodha World School, Palava
Technology has grown in leaps and bounds this past year, the world of learning has become exciting, virtual tours, Google maps all these resources have kept our lessons enriching and effective. The darkness of the pandemic has not dimmed the spirits of the teaching community, we have risen like a phoenix and moved ahead while carrying the torch of learning. Our leaders of tomorrow continue to be nurtured”
– Aditi Banerji, Principal, LWS, Palava
Lodha World School, Thane
While it was easy to slip back, we chose to exploit the opportunity to reinvent a new profile for the post-pandemic teacher, and learner. At LWS every teacher now possesses a new professional profile, a tech savvy, enabler of learning, who encourages her pupils to go beyond content and to engage in higher levels of thinking; while each pupil is now emerging as an independent, self-directed learner truly in ownership of learning rightly justifying us as the top school in Thane”
– Asha Narayanan, Principal LWS, Thane
Nahar International School
A positive environment encourages students to be excited about their school experience and learning. We provide our students with the best of global education so that students gain from the best of teaching-focused institution combined with the progressive knowledge that not only prepares the child for their future career but sets them apart from the crowd.
– Mr.Sukhraj Nahar CMD Nahar Group, Managing Trustee of Nahar International School
New Horizon Scholars School
Real education consist of drawing the goodness & the best of our students to keep going. At the end of the day, all they need is HOPE to better themselves and STRENGTH to beat all odds for a healthy growth of the mind & body.
– Dr Jyoti Nair – Regional Director and Principal, New Horizon Scholars School – Thane
NL Dalmia High School
I believe the full development of a child with a value system can only come from parents and teachers. It is very important for us to be willing to make the effort to guide children to be good human beings. It is on us to give the very best to our children to excel in life, leading to nation building. We ensure that every student at N L Dalmia High School receives an effective schooling and is determined to move ahead with the focus on child centric education.”
– Mrs. Seema Saini, CEO & Principal, N L Dalmia High School
OES International School
Oriental Education society has a legacy of almost 30 years and since then it’s been shaping the future of India through education by building curiosity, creativity and character in children.
OES international school Vashi and Andheri are part of OE Society and believe in excellence. The school has modern infrastructure and took up the challenge posed by pandemic, and very quickly adopted online education and ensured individual attention to every student making sure each of them gets all round development. We even have Meditation and yoga as a part of daily routine.
– Dr Rashmi Choudhri, Principal, OES Ineternational school Vashi
RBK Educational Institutes
An educational system is not worth a great deal if it teaches young people only how to make a living, but not how to adapt to real life situations.
– Ms. Niyati Kanakia – Director of RBK Educational Institutions and founder of Olive Trails Preschool
Singapore International School
Singapore International School’s spectrum of academics, parallel curriculum and life skills enriches lives, cultivating responsible future-ready students”
– Mrs. Sharonee Mullick, Director, Singapore International School
SM Shetty International School
The Times School Online Education survey has highlighted the important work that the education fraternity has taken up in these challenging times. We are proud of the agility with which our teachers leveraged technology to transform teaching and learning to support students’ needs. We see immense potential in our students and are committed to providing an education that directs their power for the good of humanity. We will continue to forge ahead with courage, confidence and creativity in our endeavour to foster and nurture the development of our students.
– Mr B R Shetty, Chairman, Powai Education Committee Bunts Sangha’s S M Shetty Educational Institutions
The Shri Ram Universal School
Once again teachers of The Shri Ram Universal School have proved their resilience and shown their mettle while providing that much needed thread of creativity in these difficult times to support children.
– Radhika Srinivasan, Principal – The Shri Ram Universal School
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