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Learning Forward

By Sandeep Dutt
You will love the stories shared by our happy teachers and passionate educators. We grow your people's capacity to improve student achievement and transform your school into a culture of trust and collaboration in less time with fewer resources. Each person in your school contributes to the culture of your school. School culture is built on the actions and interactions of the people. You make your school stronger by adding value to others and making others feel valued.
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Jonathan Nalder "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #72; Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Jonathan Nalder, who love building communities of practice, sparking futures thinking, exploring Space, and seeing learning goals with supporting tech that lift students towards a bright future realized. Over 20 years in Edu, He has seen how Learning, digital tools (STEAM, AR/VR, mobile) & futures thinking (futurewe.org/framework) transform lives. Now, as a globally awarded innovator, Futures Learning Coach at STEM Punks, Digital Coach at St Peters Lutheran College, Advance Queensland Digital Champion, Apple Distinguished Educator, CoSpaces Ambassador, ShapingEdu Ambassador, & iWorld STEAM Ambassador, I actively help leaders & learners shift thinking to embrace the coming fully digital, AI era. He is of the firm belief that most human things are important - like relationships, curiosity, problem-solving, design thinking - and best, we figure it out together. The world is seeing a transformation in learning, and it is all about attitude, very much human before and technology later. What will a space base look like? How do we make you happy on earth and beyond in our co-spaces? And works to get the punk back in education!
09:56
April 10, 2021
Hope and Friendship - Achievers JMMS
Aspiration JMMS @John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun - Renu Raturi, Sandhya Thadani, Sonali Sharma and Asha Bhandari: a story about Hope and Friendship, the teachers share the joy of learning with a story about how nature shows the best of the two values. Learning Forward India Academy Cohort of 2020-21 is exploring the future of education, built on immutable values alone: Appreciation, Caring, Cooperation, Courage, Freedom, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Love, Patience, Peace, Quality, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Trust, Understanding & Unity.
06:04
April 6, 2021
Yogendra Singh Mertiya "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #71: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Yogendra Singh Mertiya CEO at Godwar Farmers Collective, A social enterprise that works with small and marginal farmers and connects them with premium urban markets. It's a project supported by Fabindia and ORGANIC INDIA. He has worked with  Bennett Coleman and Company (Times Group), India’s largest media conglomerate. He completed his master’s degree in Public Policy from the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy in 2016 and holds an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. After completing his undergraduate studies in 2011, he worked with Fabindia as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. Yogendra has also worked with Cultureaangan Tourism; a social enterprise that promotes rural tourism to create sustainable livelihoods. He served in the media team of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajasthan unit from 2014 to 2016 and worked on social media campaigns of the party. He is an Open Society grantee for Rights and Governance. He worked with the Economic and Social Rights Centre in Kenya on a research project, to evaluate the progress made in the implementation of Right to Education ever since it was guaranteed in the constitution of 2010. An alumnus of The Fabindia School, he is also the Hon President of the proposed Alumni Society. He is deeply interested in issues of democracy, environment, human rights, education and agriculture. First-person in 16 generations moved out of the village Bali in Rajasthan (India), he talks about his formative years and how liberty and freedom are very much an intrinsic part of holistic learning. Back to his roots, the 20 square kilometres where he grew up, he has found his calling for life.
10:07
April 3, 2021
A Revolution in Education - Sandeep and Kiran share their stories and their passion
Sandeep and Kiran share their stories and their passion for changing how we support youth around their heart, love, making a better world, and relationships. And then Chris asks: For someone listening to this, what can THEY do? Sandeep Dutt is the author of The Good School, founder of Learning Forward India and the Learning Forward podcast, Ambassador of hundred.org, Chairman of the Bhadrajun Artisans Trust,  entrepreneur mountaineer doing what he can to create "happy schools" for a better world.  Kiran Sethi is the founder of the Riverside School in India, which has, over the last 20 years, become a  beacon of possibilities when you focus on students and empower them to make a difference in the world, which has subsequently created a global movement called Design for Change. As much as our world changes – socially, economically, politically and technologically – for the most part, our schools remain the same.  Yes, there are some minor improvements.  And good ones too.  However, most of these are still employed within an antiquated system and practices that do very little to impact our youth's greater well-being and future truly.  To judge schools (as we have done) solely on students’ performance on standardized ELA and math assessments has unwittingly pressed most schools and their systems made accountable to these results to “double-down” on this focus at the expense of the greater well-being of our youth. But what do we mean by the greater well-being of our youth?  Rather than answer that by myself, you can hear this from the voices of the dozen-plus outstanding educators who contributed to this podcast.  And not only do they speak to the need for a transformation/revolution of our schools and school system for the greater good of our youth, but in the end, the greater good of our communities and our humanity. Touched upon throughout is the need to allow ALL of our youth to pursue the lives they wish to live.  Touched upon is the need to imagine the possibilities of learning and learning communities that can contribute to the well-being of our youth, our communities, and the world and the NEED to pursue these possibilities and learn as we go.  Finally, the contributors speak eloquently about the power of relationships within and across communities to transform education toward a greater purpose and engage everyone in that transformation.  We need to co-create so that we can co-learn, which can then lead us all to a shared transformation of outcomes rather than the transactional factory system we seem to be stuck in that resembles the "I Love Lucy" chocolate conveyor belt (if you are old enough to have seen this clip). We need gardens that both value and support the natural growth of our youth.  And we need gardens plentiful with the resources that allow each individual and the garden to thrive and be abundant and generative. These educators give us some insight as to what it takes to grow such gardens – the result of a revolution through transformation. ►Follow The Revolution Website: https://www.arevolutionineducation.org/
45:47
March 30, 2021
Rima Chibb "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #70: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Rima Chibb, a communication strategist, filmmaker, education media specialist and creative educator, influencing the education, learning and development sector. Her forte lies in developing original content and message design to drive communication strategies that engage target audiences. Rima draws on the power of artistry in everyday life and makes it available as a learning resource. She works towards addressing urban sustainability through a diverse range of content with multicultural perspectives, exploring several mediums and platforms for content design and greater outreach. She has witnessed the immense potential and scale of using the audio-visual medium as a tool for disseminating information, spreading education and best practices. This strengthened her resolve to use video as a communication tool to inspire change; especially impacting learning, attitude and behaviour. Communication strategies for education, learning & development domains using a COMBI (Communication for Behavioural Impact) approach are an effective way to leverage her strengths. An advocate of flipped learning and transmedia storytelling, she has developed cutting edge learning communication design solutions and training content for corporate social responsibility projects involving schools, teachers, students, young adults, parents and communities. She shares her love for children, how they are influenced by the connections and how their behavioural change happens with the influence of people they connect with. Using her skills as a filmmaker she has done interesting experiments with video-powered professional learning and now is working to upscale her work. 
08:26
March 27, 2021
Joy Of Learning: Hope and Friendship
The joy of learning diaries: Hope and Friendship - HOPE AND FRIENDSHIP are essential for a TEACHER. Friendships are strengthened only with the level of MATURITY. FRIENDSHIP is the ULTIMATE of HOPE. And HOPE lies within YOU!! We build the future of education on immutable values alone: Appreciation, Caring, Co-operation, Courage, Freedom, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Love, Patience, Peace, Quality, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Trust, Understanding & Unity. Joy Of Learning (JOL) is based on The Little Book of Values: Educating Children to Become Thinking, Responsible and Caring Citizens by Julie Duckworth and Ian Gilbert; explores twenty-two values that we can teach through schools. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people take stock of their values and wish to lead their lives. Narrated by Mohini Chauhan of The Doon Girls’ School at Dehradun.
03:38
March 23, 2021
Friendship and Hope - Triumph DGS
Joy Of Learning (JOL) comes alive with heartwarming stories from educators at school. Triumph DGS's inspiring team proudly created this episode @ The Doon Girls' School, Dehradun - Prachi Jain, Mansi Sondhi Arora, Ritika Chandani, Shalu Rawat, Mohini Bohra Chauhan and Prachi Parashar. The onus of helping students, cultivating hope and friendship lies on both parents and teachers. It will help them improve academically and also boost their confidence and self-esteem to pursue their long-term goals in school and life. Learning Forward India Academy Cohort of 2020-21 is exploring the future of education, built on immutable values alone: Appreciation, Caring, Co-operation, Courage, Freedom, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Love, Patience, Peace, Quality, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Trust, Understanding & Unity. 
07:60
March 22, 2021
KLF Bhava Samvad Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Jaya Bhattacharji Rose on his book My Good School
Bhava Samvad or Emotional Dialogue:Saturday, March 19, 2021, at the Kalinga Literary Festival, Author Sandeep Dutt (School Improvement Coach, Mountaineer) conversed with Jaya Bhattacharji Rose (International Publishing Consultant) on his book 'My Good School'. Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), Mystic Kalinga Festival, Kandhamal Literary Festival held every year at Bhubaneswar, Kandhamal. KLF organising KLF Corner, KLF Bhav Samvad held every weekend. Sandeep is a passionate educator. He is one of those individuals who have dedicated his life to making the greatest impact on the greatest number of people. Sandeep focuses on school transformation with an emphasis on culture as a service. With over 30 years of experience, it has empowered thousands of teachers and touched the lives of near a million children. Jaya an independent international publishing consultant and columnist based in New Delhi. I have also co-founded the literary agency Ace Literary Consulting which looks at the best of the best literature across genres. The hour-long conversation is really full of passion, learning and humility. Does your school empower every individual? My Good School standard core curriculum helps empower every individual; the Learning Forward India Foundation builds a Good Schools' global community. With a mission to help customise your school curriculum for the My Good School experience; and offer an equal opportunity to all with equal emphasis on  Service, Skill, Sport and Study. The dialogue will discover what goes into the making of a good school and how The Fabindia School in Bali (Rajasthan) has today given learning models and ideas and has been the learning lab for generations.
01:01:26
March 20, 2021
Chris Unger "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #69: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Chris Unger, a Teaching Professor in the Graduate Programs in Education, including the Doctor of Education program. His primary interest is in the design, development, and proliferation of learner-centred and agency-focused schools and schooling, entrepreneurship as a means of creating new possibilities in education, the support of change agents and change agent work in our educational ecosystem, and the transformation needed in support of youth, our communities, and society. His expertise lies in education entrepreneurship, experiential learning, school design, change agent activities, and networking. Chis shares how the factory model of schooling has got is all wrong and why we must focus on adults as much, we focus on children. The idea of gardens growing across the worlds and joining them for a revolution in education by building networks and strengthening relationships is the key take away from this podcast. Every garden has green shots, and we need to nurture an ecosystem to create a joyful learning environment. He shares a policy prescription for educators and institutions worldwide and talks about incentivising the learning communities.  Chris wants to support the development of new models of teaching, learning, and schooling. How? By inspiring and empowering educators to do just that!
11:46
March 20, 2021
Humility and Appreciation - Visionary JMMS
Visionary JMMS @John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon Dehradun - Parineeta Negi, Ambika Gurung, Manmohan Kaur and Bharti Dangwal.: a story about Humility and Appreciation, the teachers share the joy of learning with a story about how the two values enhance the learning experience of a child. Learning Forward India Academy Cohort of 2020-21 is exploring the future of education, built on immutable values alone: Appreciation, Caring, Co-operation, Courage, Freedom, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Love, Patience, Peace, Quality, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Trust, Understanding & Unity.
04:16
March 19, 2021
Kevin Fullbrook "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #68: Kevin Fullbrook is Hundred Country Lead and Ambassador and the Deputy Director at Al-Bayan Bilingual School, Kuwait. Having started his career as a Math and Physical Education teacher in a remote Australian school, he then worked at a range of schools across the country before serving in leadership positions in the Middle East, China and Australia. Having participated in the Think Tank on Global Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2016, Kevin then went on to be named one of 'The Educator' magazines Rising Stars of Education under 40 years old. Kevin talks about how the stakeholders connect to make a great school experience, why everyday learning is enjoyable and how we have a common ground to cover: children's love. It is most important to set aside all distractions and focus on the moment when we are with children, for the best learning experience. Schools can be similar and yet poles apart, even in the same neighbourhood. Every school is unique and different. End of the day, it is simply the teachers' love for the profession that helps spread the joy of learning.
07:31
March 13, 2021
Humility and Appreciation - Aspiration JMMS
Aspiration JMMS @John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun - Renu Raturi, Sandhya Thadani, Sonali Sharma and Asha Bhandari: a story about Humility and Appreciation, the teachers share the joy of learning with a story about how nature shows the best of the two values. Learning Forward India Academy Cohort of 2020-21 is exploring the future of education, built on immutable values alone: Appreciation, Caring, Co-operation, Courage, Freedom, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Love, Patience, Peace, Quality, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Trust, Understanding & Unity.
05:03
March 9, 2021
Kapil Gaba "I am passionate about Education...
Episode # 67: Sandeep Dutt, in conversation with Kapil Gaba, is committed to fighting systemic inequality by democratising and decentralising access to resources and support networks. Kapil has spent the last 16 years in the education sector and has moved to innovation and entrepreneurship. He believes these will be the drivers of the economy and society for the next 20 years—they're a startup based in the United States of America. OneValley’s mission is to be the World’s Innovation Community that supports the global startups and their founders with critical services and support in their ideation, launch and acceleration. The transition was necessitated by the fact the traditional model of getting a University degree and then getting a job will be increasingly under challenge. With more technology replacing people, there may not be enough jobs to support students in millions completing their education every year. Therefore, a lot of these students will have to become entrepreneurs either by choice or by circumstances. We need ecosystems and communities to support people engaged in entrepreneurship. In the show, he talks about a life-changing incident where one young person lays prostrate on his feet, speaking in a language alien to him and pleading for a job. He delves deep to find out the role of family and leadership, the need to move from rote-learning to critical thinking, handling complexity, and collaborate to meet the social conditions in the complex world.
10:41
March 6, 2021
Francis Bizoza Bigirimana "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #66: Sandeep Dutt on a conversation with Francis Bizoza Bigirimana, Founder and the Team Lead at Teachers Empowerment Platform – TEP an organization focused on building teachers’ capacity through continuous professional development to provide quality education. A teacher by training with a Bachelor’s degree from Makerere University Uganda. His passion for education was ignited in one of his classes at the university where he was a beneficiary of the 21st Century teaching and learning approaches. Francis believes that the best way to improve the quality of education is to empower and equip teachers hence TEP. He has served a two-year fellowship with Teach For Uganda, an experience that has given him a deep appreciation of the plight of both teachers and learners in Ugandan rural public schools. Francis is the son of two teachers, was destined to be one himself! At TEP, the teachers are encouraged to connect, collaborate and share; they must be role model and be best equipped to help young people. He reflects on his past and envisions a great future for teachers, as new technology and methods will help teachers build capacity.
08:09
February 27, 2021
Joy Of Learning Diaries: Humility and Appreciation
Humility and Appreciation, narrated by Mohini Chauhan of The Doon Girls’ School at Dehradun. The future of education will be built on immutable values alone: Appreciation, Caring, Co-operation, Courage, Freedom, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Love, Patience, Peace, Quality, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Trust, Understanding & Unity. Joy Of Learning (JOL) is based on The Little Book of Values: Educating Children to Become Thinking, Responsible and Caring Citizens by Julie Duckworth and Ian Gilbert, explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life. There is always something to appreciate, in someone, even the worst character will have something to be appreciated. So we should appreciate it as that’s the only way to build the self-esteem of a student. In a class there are braggers or the boasters who are the opposite of humility, probably they are most in need of appreciation as they haven’t achieved much. And the people who achieve appreciation or are acknowledged tend to be most humble because everyone knows and applauds them. So I think if the teacher focuses on what can be appreciated and bringing ng their self-esteem up by saying good things then they will also come to a point where they will start appreciating themselves and then become HUMBLE. Humility is at the RECEIVING end and Appreciation is at the GIVING end, that is why these two values sync very well. The bottom line is a child has to be a GOOD HUMAN BEING. If the children are coming out of school as good human beings then obviously they were taught by good human beings.
11:04
February 25, 2021
Enos Magaga "I am passionate about Education...
Episode # 65: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Enos Magaga an innovator, an ambassador and a HundrED country Lead for Kenya.  A graduate from Moi-University Kenya, with a major in Special Needs Education. He works for BEADS for Education in Kenya, Africa. Magaga views quality education to play a key role in fighting poverty and attainment of a successful life. In 2016, he was awarded by the Kenyan Ministry of Education for being an exemplary Biology teacher. Magaga believes in student-centred teaching pedagogies that instil creative and critical thinking among learners. He teaches at Tembea Academy- a school founded by BEADS for Education in 2013 to foster critical thinking and leadership skills among girls from vulnerable Maasai Communities in Kenya.
09:23
February 20, 2021
Jenny Finn "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #64: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Jenny Finn, Hundred Ambassador, Country Lead and Academy Member from the United States. Jenny is the Head of School at Springhouse Community School in Floyd, Virginia, where they are reimagining the purpose and practice of education and articulating educational design oriented around vitality and the Earth's wisdom. Jenny Finn’s research, mentoring, and teaching invites people to deepen the relationship they have with themselves to serve the world with greater clarity, courage, compassion, and creativity. Her work has taken many forms including non-profit leadership, trauma and hospice care, chaplaincy, private clinical practice, community building through the expressive arts, and education. Jenny holds a PhD in Sustainability Education and is co-founder of Springhouse Community School in Floyd, Virginia. She sees education as a primary agent to transform culture and its reimagining education in ways that foster the vitality within and around us all. In a candid conversation, she shares how she became a teacher and the fivefold path for educational transformation.
09:37
February 13, 2021
Cooperation & Responsibility - Aspiration JMMS
Aspiration JMMS @John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun - Renu Raturi, Sandhya Thadani, Sonali Sharma & Asha Bhandari: a story about Responsibility and Cooperation, the teachers share the joy of learning with a story about how nature shows the best of the two values. Learning Forward India Academy Cohort of 2020-21 is exploring the future of education, built on immutable values alone: Appreciation, Caring, Co-operation, Courage, Freedom, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Love, Patience, Peace, Quality, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Trust, Understanding & Unity.
03:10
February 10, 2021
Lissette Rojas “I am passionate about Education
Episode #63: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Lisette Rojas from Venezuela, a Country Lead and Ambassador of Hundred. She is skilled at discovering and mentoring top multicultural talent; instilling a culture of success; and creating leaders, not followers. Lissette is the co-founder and CEO of Trix and Trax, an educational program that encourages students to discover and develop their talents. A lawyer by training, with a MIB degree from the University of Wollongong in Australia, she has won multiple awards as TV creator, entrepreneur, and educator. Today, she spends her time implementing Trix and Trax's, “Superhero Talent Program: Peer Learning and Role Playing”, in schools in Venezuela and elsewhere. She's a passionate believer in talent nurturing through fun and creative experiences that ultimately lead to building self-confidence, and long-lasting relationships with students who are encouraged to dream big. Activities such as Trix and Trax are essential to encourage the development of talent in arts, music, and sports and teach values that are important to our educational institution such as creativity, leadership, teamwork, and self-confidence.
09:28
February 6, 2021
Nathan Strenge "I am passionate about Education...
Episode # 62 Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Nathan Strenge, a Senior Learning Designer at Fielding International, works with innovative schools and educators worldwide to create environments where learners and communities thrive. In addition to his role at Fielding, Nathan serves as USA Country Lead at HundrED and is an active member of the Education Reimagined Learning Lab community. He enjoys facilitating conversations that bring together youth, educators, and community members to re-envision the future of education – he’s optimistic that all over the world people are reimagining how education can be designed to cultivate learners with agency and aspirations to contribute to a better world.  He can help schools find the right problem to solve, and illuminate the path to solve it through a workshop called Align to Thrive. He as taught high school statistics and mathematics for ten years before going into school design and innovative education. He has won a national teaching award for my work in personalized learning that focused on relationships and holistic well-being. In the podcast, he shares what youth voice is important, and the need for building learning centres where empathy and listening help change the paradigm. Nathan looks forward to connecting with people working at the forefront of 21st-century learning to make a healthier, more equitable, and loving world.
09:28
January 30, 2021
Wednesday Wisdom - Dr Anurag Batra with Sandeep Dutt
BW Education and Learning Forward India presented a webinar on 'Wednesday Wisdom: My Good School Where Passion Meets Education. Dr Anurag Batra in conversation with Sandeep Dutt, School Coach, Bookseller Runner, Mountaineer, Social Entrepreneur & Author, My Good School | 27th Jan | 4:30 PM Onwards. They talk about the changing face of education, how learning happens, and what needs to be done to transform school culture. Dr Batra has some good questions for Sandeep Dutt, who has just written a book and has the wisdom to share with the world. With over 35 five years of pro bono work for schools in India, Mr Dutt is a life-long learner who never passed out from school! 
33:18
January 28, 2021
Justin Blake "I am passionate about Education...
Episode # 61: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Justin is an award-winning leader, connector and advisor for education, social business and Government. His school was awarded 'School of the Year' for his inspirational innovation and impact working in partnership with schools in the UK and developing nations. He has 30 years of education experience and is a consultant and thought leader on learning, innovation and social impact. He is the Founder of Conscious Learning and is Head of Education for the Black Business Institute (BBi). He leads on BBi Project 100 and is actively engaged in leading on 21st Century skills innovation, system change and social justice initiatives supporting diversity and racial equality. He advises on national conferences and facilitates strategic events and is a moderator for high-level Government meetings. He is also involved with Future Capital, working with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Lord Michael Hastings CBE's words, 'Justin is an exceptional educationalist with the sharpest insights into learning, the highest level of emotional intelligence and an astute global perspective. He is a person of the highest integrity, and it is an honour to work with him'. In the podcast Justin shared his passion for empowering young people, they need to find you 'Who am I'; ' Why am I here'; and 'What is it I bring to the world'. Teachers need to prepare for a journey to discover the inner self; they must help young people prepare for uncertainty and give a perspective of human development to education.  When we address the challenges of learning and education, it must be people first and processes later. This alone will help us focus on building the skills and competencies that help people grow up with the right attitude and behaviour.
11:54
January 23, 2021
Alex Bell "I am passionate about Education...
Episode # 60: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Alex Bell, Director of www.PortlandEducation.co.uk with over 2,000 hours of leadership coaching experience and six years of bespoke vision-to-strategy consultancy for schools in the UK and globally. He was named Hundred’s global ambassador of the year for 2020 and is co-founder of non-profits www.Xtalks.org included in the HundrED global collection 2020 and www.LinkOnlineLearners.org included in the OECD/HundrED Covid-19 solutions spotlight. He is co-founder and curator of www.Our-Chance.com, the world’s first free online film festival about education futures, co-founder of global innovation www.Leadership-Lemonade.com and runs leadership development programmes for schools on and offline throughout the year. Alex shares how he grew up in harmony with nature, daydreaming in the countryside, and still claims to have the childlike simplicity in him! He feels that like Picasso was very clear, we need to unlearn and keep it simple, a futurist must do that. There is the need to be simple and clear and he loves the way, Sir David Attenborough in A Life On Our Planet shares the need for harmony with nature and peaceful co-existence, as the first step for saving the world, which is crumbling due to the rampant industrialisation and human consumption. There is the need to reinvent an organic model for learning, if the child does not feel the warmth of relationship, the child will perhaps put the village on fire. Love and Fear are two diametrically opposite ends, and we must all work to build relationships, this alone is the meaning of education.
09:49
January 16, 2021
Hanna Dudich "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #59: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Hanna Dudich a teacher of English and a vice-principal at Taras Shevchenko Himnazia in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine. She has been teaching for 20 years. She is a HundrED Ambassador, a PenPal Schools Ambassador, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Nearpod Certified Educator, a National Geographic Certified Educator, a Scientix Ambassador, a NAYTEA STEAM Ambassador, a SIMA Teachers Award 2020 recipient. In 2017 Hanna became a Global Teacher Prize top 50 finalist and a Global Teacher Prize Ambassador, which allowed her to connect with leaders in the field of education. Hanna shares how she grew up with limited resources, the role her teacher played in helping her explore the wider world in a country that was very much not connected with the world, tourist did not frequent Ukraine as they do today. She grew up doing a lot of reading and writing, got an opportunity to go on an exchange as a student and get a first-hand feel of what she describes as a 'culture shock'. Today with the world getting smaller due to better communication and use of technology, we can virtually experience how life and living differ in other countries.  Hanna grew up with a teacher who had a great world view, they got magazines in English to read, listened to music in English and made penpals. Today she communicates with people with the use of Zoom, email and even travels. The idea of her teacher to invite visitors and the scant foreign tourist to the class for discovering how people live in other parts of the world may now seem alien! 
10:39
January 9, 2021
Fireside Chat Sandeep Dutt and Dilip Chenoy
My Good School Where Passion Meets Education: An insightful discussion with the author, Sandeep Dutt and Dilip Chenoy, Secretary-General, FICCI on the book's nuances that will encourage you to observe, question, evaluate, and choose a school that will truly prepare your child for a life beyond the campus. Established 90 years ago, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India. A non-government, not-for-profit organization, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policymakers and civil society, FICCI articulates industry views and concerns. FICCI Alliance for Re-Imagining School Education (ARISE) is a collegium of stakeholders representing different facets of School Education. Members include several high quality and reputed independent schools from across the country, eminent educators, foundations, civil society representatives, think tanks and technical experts. The fundamental vision of FICCI ARISE is to become a catalyst in government and private efforts to raise the quality of learning outcomes across schools and ensure that no child is left behind.
01:07:28
January 6, 2021
Lakshya Datta "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #58: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Lakshya Datta, an entrepreneur, writer and podcaster. He is the founder of Launchora, a storytelling platform and narrative podcast company, home to 200,000 storytellers and six podcasts. He is the host of the Jaipur Literature Festival podcast, Jaipur Bytes. Before setting up Launchora, Datta was a lecturer at San Diego State University. As for his previous full-time gigs, he taught finance and valuation at San Diego State University for a while. Before that, he even worked at a couple of M&A Advisory firms in San Diego. In 10 years, he has written over 60 works of fiction, and about 80 works of nonfiction. Most of those are published on Launchora and the ones that aren't are probably going to come out soon in different formats. Lakshya hosted Sandeep's first-ever podcast! There is talk about peer learning and in lighter vein about the guru in each one of us. The master story-teller in this special show for the new year talks about curiosity, how as thinking species humans have a never-ending quest for taking learning forward. He even risks to tell you what might happen in 2021.
10:10
January 2, 2021
The Fabindia School - Where Passion Meets Education
Recording of an interesting Insta Live session with Dipali Patwa, Group Head of Brand & Community, Fabindia, Board of Directors, Organic India USA along and Sandeep Dutt, Chairman of the Board that runs The Fabindia School, Author, Entrepreneur, Mountaineer as they talk about “School, where passion meets education.”  They share their views on the launch of his new book – ‘My Good School’, education at the grass-root level, and the work Sandeep has done with The Fabindia school with a focus on building professional learning communities at schools. The conversation brings to life real-world learning, how parents must work to help their children experience the joy of learning; why happy teachers are the real change-makers and why we must be learners for life!
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December 30, 2020
Nicholas J Martino "I am passionate about Education...
Episode#57: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Nicholas J. Martino, Country Lead and Ambassador Hundred, an impact-driven educational consultant and curriculum architect. After teaching anthropology and leading global learning expeditions for a decade, Nick now works to implement higher-level educational change as founder of the Authentic Learning Lab and NJM Global Consulting. Nick has worked to design the Changemaker Curriculum at THINK Global School & BIT School (Mexico City) while consulting with various global schools and non-profit organisations. In 2009, he was awarded the title of Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction. In 2011, he was recognised as Washington Post Teacher of the Year and Virginia's Stafford County Teacher of the Year. Nicholas shares his story that spans from India to Australia, to Europe and across the world. His focus is on helping teacher training and opening doors to help give a great learning experience with phenomena based learning. 
09:15
December 26, 2020
Colman Ho "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #56: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Colman Ho, Country Lead and Ambassador for Hundred, a serial entrepreneur, specialises in sales and marketing with experience in media & advertising, travel & hospitality, education & entertainment, eCommerce & IT industries across three continents. In his career, continuous learning is in the core of his works. His passion for inclusion, empathy and endurance directed him to a job that includes merging impactful innovation with education. Colman is currently a partner of investment advisories from Europe and Asia, helping edtech, deeptech and travel tech to grow globally via strategic partnership, investment and marketing. He is also a mentor of HK Science and Technology Park, advisor of companies in China, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong in communication, wellness and co-working sectors. His organisation is trying to bring together tech companies from all over the to help solve the challenges we face to tackle our day-to-day learning challenges. Colman works to understand people and learn something new every day; he believes that better intellectual skills will help anticipate the future; for this, we need to listen, see and solve the pain points.
09:35
December 19, 2020
Juan Manuel Pico “I am passionate about Education...
Episode #55: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Juan Manuel Pico, an International business executive with 29 years of professional experience in Business Development and Corporate Public Relations in Fortune 500 Tech companies. During the last 10 years, he has been devoted to Educational Projects in low-income public schools in Latin America, closing the digital skill gap through World-class EdTech platforms. In 2016, he co-founded Education Soul, a private company that has impacted more than 20,000 children, leveraged by Artificial Intelligence engines. He holds a B.S. in Business from Los Andes University in Colombia, and an Executive MBA from Boston University. Currently, he serves as HundrED Ambassador and Country Lead. Find out how he uses AI to bridge the digital divide and deliver a personalized learning experience in Columbia.
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December 11, 2020
Luciana Pölönen "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #54: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Luciana Pölönen, a multifaceted professional with over 10 years of experience in the fields of education, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. She has spent her 20s in Finland where she got her Master of Arts at the University of Helsinki, majoring in Literature and Education, minor in Gender Studies, Early Childhood Education, and Multicultural Competencies. She had the opportunity to co-found a cooperative for service design and participated in several social entrepreneurial ventures. She currently serves as the Head of Service Design at the national level for Escola Concept schools in Brazil. Luciana believes in equity in education through strategic design. Country Lead and HundrED Ambassador, she shares with us her experience and what goes into the making of an Educator. Luciana talks about her experience with Early Childhood Education, the need to understand gender in early years and how we need to respect the childhood of the child, without undue focus on preparing the child for life.
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December 5, 2020
Derek Bartels “I am passionate about Education...
Episode #53: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Derek Bartels Hundred Ambassador of the year 2021, Australia Country Lead and currently the Director of Innovation & Technology for the Lutheran Education Queensland district of schools in Australia. He has connected, promoted and been involved with HundrED since early 2017. Over the last 34 years, he has held a variety of local, state and national positions within a variety of Education Systems and Sectors. Derek’s current focus includes enabling educational leaders and teachers across schools to transform their culture and practice to enact contemporary learning transformation so that all learners are highly engaged, relevant and happy in today’s world. He believes this is possible when leveraging and developing a systemic culture across schools which is highly collaborative, agile and cohesive. Find out how we can bring learning to life for children, rich and relevant teaching, adults need to model and work as teams. Use failure to celebrate learning, stand and deliver is dead, experiential learning is the way ahead.
10:05
November 27, 2020
My Good School Day - global implications
My Good School opened for the world on the 18th of July 2020 with Dr Karl Clauset as the Guest Of Honour, RP Devgan Chairman Learning Forward India, Board Members of Learning Forward, School Heads, Educators and passionate people who love to help schools deliver better.  A tailor-made school experience for every individual. We see the possibility of a nation where every school offers young people the opportunity to be rewarded for challenging themselves, rewarded for engaging with adult mentors, rewarded when finishing school, and rewarded for giving back to their communities. We believe we can help connect young people with new opportunities to change their world. My Good School is a standard common core curriculum, with a focus on the personal and social development of an individual; by offering an environment where experiential learning is made possible through activities beyond just study; this brings to life learning that would otherwise be theoretical and uncoordinated. Encouraging students to become involved in activities in the community outside the confines of the school curriculum will help develop their confidence, knowledge and networks. With teachers’ encouraging young people, they can benefit fully from what both the school and outside interests can offer, this can be a key factor in their progressing successfully through adolescence into a fulfilling and rewarding adult life.
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November 21, 2020
Meline Grigoryan "I am passionate about Education...
Episode#52: Sandeep Dutt on a conversation with Meline Grigoryan, an Armenian based education researcher and trainer. She is the Manager of Education Programs at Children of Armenia Fund, Yerevan (COAF) a non-profit organization seeking to advance rural communities by improving education, healthcare, economic development, and village life. With 12 years of experience in education and research, Meline believes that education should be fulfilled with positive and motivational aspects. Meline has gained her experience in the education field being a teacher, teacher trainer, program manager, author and more. She has pursued her Bachelor’s philology and pedagogy, Masters in Public Administration and PhD in Inclusive education Management from Brusov State University (Yerevan). With her skills in Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Languages, Marketing Communications and Inclusive education, she is working to give wings to teachers, as she feels they need to be flexible and be ready to bring about change. With a tradition of well-being and happiness, communities can overcome any challenge.  As Hundred Ambassador, she is a changemaker and a very compassionate person, working to make the world a better place for the generations to come.
07:46
November 20, 2020
Edoardo Montenegro ”I am passionate about Education...
Episode #51: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Edoardo Montenegro, a Hundred Ambassador and Country Lead. Edoardo has a strong passion for learning and a deep love for community, change and communication management. He developed his professional skills working for the banking industry in Italy, where he learned to plan and execute communication projects in marketing and HR. Once he understood the impact innovation has on companies and society, he gave space to his entrepreneurial vocation. He co-founded Betwyll, an ed-tech startup that fosters reading through social networking, working with more than 600 schools and universities worldwide. All this led him to Northern Europe, where he learned to work both as a tech entrepreneur and an ecosystem builder.
08:23
November 14, 2020
Denise Glyn Borders "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #50: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Denise Glyn Borders, the President - CEO of Learning Forward. She has served as president of SRI Education, where she led three centres – Learning and Development, Technology and Learning, and Education Policy. Previously, Borders was senior vice president and director of the U.S. Education and Workforce Development Group at FHI 360, a global human development organization with an evidence-based research approach. Earlier, Borders was a senior vice president at AED (formerly the Academy for Educational Development), where she oversaw U.S. program operations in education, early childhood development, research and evaluation, and education policy and practice. She also served as president and CEO of The McKenzie Group. She served as associate director of the Office of Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Professional Development for the Department of Defense Education Activity. She was also chief of Educational Accountability and Assistant Superintendent for Baltimore City Public Schools and a National/Federal Government Evaluation Consultant at CTB/McGraw-Hill Publishing. In addition, Borders has been a curriculum specialist, teacher supervisor, classroom teacher, and university lecturer. Borders currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Teachers College, Columbia University, and for AdvancED. Borders shares how year 50 at Learning Forward is special and what the organisation is doing to revise the Standards Of Professional Learning after almost 25 years. The vision of the Standards is to serve the foundation of Learning Foward, what it stands for and the fourth revision will focus on educator practice and student results. Professional Learning is the prime vehicle to embody the success of educators, in the current times, the new digital skills and technology will really make all the difference. With 45 of experience, from a teacher to the CEO of The Professional Learning Association, there is no one better than Denise Glyn Borders for our show number 50.
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November 7, 2020
Rajeshree Shihag "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #49: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Rajeshree Shihag, a lady with grit and good with building relationships with the community - for good teaching we need to develop positive relationships with students and people, she has done just this for the changemaker school in rural India, the school that has today brought to life a piece of land and helped the local community build an institution of their dreams. As Principal of The Fabindia School, she believes creativity is much more than just a skill. She is committed to introducing abilities at a young age to promote entrepreneurship. She loves to inspire, engage, and encourage students by divulging creative thinking and problem-solving skills to bring out the best learning in and out of the classrooms.  She began her career at The American Embassy School, New Delhi. She has worked as an educator at schools like Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer, Pathways World School, Gurgaon and The Indian High School, Dubai. In this episode, she shares how an air of positivity in the school makes all the difference and acts as a catalyst to build the relationship between teachers and students to help transform school culture. The Fabindia School has taken 25 years in the making, it is a piece of land brought to life, the community and the people of the local area will do whatever they can for their My Good School, and yes this has been made possible by Happy Teachers alone.
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October 30, 2020
Maya Norula “I am passionate about Education...
Episode #48: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Maya Norula, a Principal of principles, she has rich experience in leadership positions at schools in India, with a deep understanding of child psychology and has been a great mentor for teachers. Maya Norula did her schooling from Sophia Girls' School, Meerut and BA from Lady Shri Ram College. After that she started working at British School, New Delhi as Head, A levels / IBDP Coordinator and worked there for 15 years. In 2008, she joined Pathways World School Secondary as the Principal. In 2010, she started working at Hopetown Girls' School and since then she is working there as the Principal. A trainer, leadership guru and her success in working with teams make her a very highly regarded individual in the education sector in India today. Maya leads with a belief at Hopetown that 'our aim is to nurture good human beings who are successful citizens and can make a difference to the world'. In the podcast, she shares how Shakespeare brings real-life learning to life and Google search is perhaps the biggest game-changer in terms of making knowledge available on tap. 
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October 23, 2020
Amy Tepper “I am passionate about Education...
Episode #47: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Amy Tepper, Coach, Author, and Educational Consultant. Amy has served as a teacher, administrator, and program director in various K-12 settings and startups to include virtual, homeschool, blended, and public schools. She has had the opportunity to collaborate with a team of parents to develop an innovative blended school, focused on global citizenship and discovery learning. As a consultant, she provides instructional and administrative coaching. A travel buff and one who is a global citizen, she found her co-author and partner Patrick literally in her backyard! Amy and Patrick are both cofounders of their values-driven consulting practice.  Together, they cultivate new levels of learning for those who influence student outcomes. Amy is the co-author of Feedback to Feed Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning and Learner-Focused Feedback: 19 Strategies to Observe for Impact. She provides an opportunity to ‘push our thinking’ as we develop our understanding of the rubric whether through facilitator questioning or creating the environments for collaborative peer-peer inquiry. In this podcast, she shares how the teachers need to travel the virtual world, with the opportunities that exist today, broaden their perspective to live up to the expectations of a globally connected community. Most teachers work hard, and are passion-driven, in her case her Mom was her real source of learning and then her life partner joined her. The world today is full of infinite opportunity and we have the responsibility to reflect and overcome the inequity in learning to build a better world.
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October 16, 2020
Kiranbir Sethi “I am passionate about Education...
Episode #46: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Kiranbir Sethi, Growing up, design and innovation were pervasive in Kiran’s environment. It was while visiting her older sister at the National Institute of Design (NID) on winter vacation that she became smitten and applied to NID—abandoning her plans to study medicine. Though NID accepts students only after having completed class 10+2 studies, they made an exception for Kiran, and after a difficult administration process, took her during her eleventh year of school. From when Kiran was a graphic designer until she began Riverside School, she has demonstrated the ability to understand complex issues; from founding a world-class school or convincing the administration of Ahmedabad to partner with her to achieve her vision. A Global Teacher Prize Winner and a design thinker, who has put in her heart and soul to see the joy of learning come alive in children and perhaps deep empathy with teachers. A rare amalgamation of Design and Education and she uses experiential learning at it's best and is a protagonist of safe urban spaces for children. In the podcast, she shares how she built Riverside, and will perhaps not do this again. Looking at the current environment, she is optimistic and the recent times seem to have acted as a catalyst to bring a much-needed focus on education and how the lives of teachers are deeply intervened with not just learning but even more with building relationships with the students of the new world.
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October 9, 2020
Shruti Sridharan "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #45: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Shruti Sridharan, Co-founder of Sphere Arts Education. As an Educator and Entrepreneur, Shruti's expertise and professional practice are in the area of 'The Arts for and as Learning', with extensive experience working with children, young adults, and adult learners, across educational institutions and corporate organisations. Being an Arts Practitioner with two decades of experience in the fields of theatre, film, performance and writing, as well as an educator, her work is contemporary and aims to bring together the best practices from the dynamic work of arts and education from around the world to classrooms in India. Being mindful of the needs of different classrooms and learners, her work involves individually designing programmes to suit the specific needs of schools and to create a conducive learning environment for learners. She shares her life's journey as a 'transfer-child', and how by meandering through many schools in different parts of the country she learnt different languages, discovered the diversity in culture and become a performing artist. In the conversation, we bring to life how art plays a big part in our learning and unlearning.
08:23
October 2, 2020
Kathy Gross "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #44: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Kathy Gross, who continues to serve others after her retirement from near 30 years of service in public schools.  Kathy is a respected educational leader who loves learning, presenting, facilitating and coaching. Her favourite categories of work are Cognitive Coaching, Cooperative Learning, Whole Faculty Study Groups and Collective Efficacy.  She has experience with induction and a wide range of professional learning for teachers and leaders in general. She loves teaching and helping students who are struggling, especially those who need help with behaviour. Kathy knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was a kindergartner and still believes that teaching is the most important profession. This belief led to the acceptance of additional duties in roles that support and empower teachers and leaders.  She personally provides support to the teachers, guardians and parents of the students as well. 
07:15
September 26, 2020
Kaushal Sen “I am passionate about Education...
Episode #43: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Kaushal Sen, who believes in the concept of lifelong learning and sharing it with the teaching community. This has helped him learn new ways to engage and create enriching experiences for students during regular days and especially in online classes by using digital tools for lesson transactions. A Teach SDGs Ambassador who is striving towards creating awareness among students for the Sustainable Development Goals. He feels that teachers are one-winged birds who need the support of other educators for a long flight, he does his bit via twitter handle EdChatIND to apprise educators on various educational topics and trends. Kaushal says teaching is my passion and I enjoy every aspect of it.
06:57
September 19, 2020
Lina Ashar "I am passionate about Education...
Episode#42: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Lina Ashar, for her it always children first. Her sole purpose is to help parents build empowered hearts, minds, bodies and souls. In the process she aims to co-create a world that is more loving, joyous, peaceful and abundant. Lina has closely observed and researched differences in mindsets of what leads some people to aspire, grow, persevere and be happy and successful. An educationist, entrepreneur, and writer based in Mumbai. In this freewheeling conversation, she highlights the fact that she is and will always be a learner at heart. Parents and in particular women have to focus on self-care and work for building the emotional quotient, wellbeing and resilience.
09:14
September 11, 2020
Dilip Thakore "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #41: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Dilip Thakore Editor at EducationWorld, one of the most popular education news and analysis (monthly) magazine with I million readers in India and abroad. Founding Editor of Businessworld and Business India and a champion for liberalization and deregulation of the Indian economy. An alumnus of Bishop Cotton School Bangalore, Duke of Gloucester School, Nairobi and Lincoln's Inn, London Barrister, Law. Despite the patchy audio, you will get the message from not only a passionate Educator but also an Entrepreneur, a staunch supporter of private education, Dilip has loads to share.
09:58
September 4, 2020
Shomie Ranjan Das ”I am passionate about Education...
Episode #40: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Shomie Ranjan Das (born 28 August 1935), an Indian educationist. An alumnus of The Doon School, he has served as the headmaster of the three most top schools of India, namely The Doon School, Mayo College and Lawrence School, Sanawar. He had earlier taught in Gordonstoun School in Scotland. He established the Oakridge International School in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Mohali, and Bengaluru. Shomie's grandfather  Satish Ranjan Das is the founder of  The Doon School ( also established in 1935). After his earlier education at The Doon School, he graduated from St. Xavier's College, of the University of Calcutta and the University of Cambridge. After he retired from the Doon School, he became an educational consultant and he has been contributing his vision in education in over 80 schools all over the country. He is also instrumental in setting Adamas International School at Kolkata. He is currently the Chairman of Oakridge International School. He talks about learning and unlearning, how the schools he has worked with prepare the students to be learners and excel in whatever they set out to do. From a teacher to a headmaster and then a mentor to generations of learners/educators, you will love to hear this story.
09:18
August 28, 2020
Dr Kavita Bajpai “l am passionate about Education...
Episode #39: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Dr Kavita Bajpai, an educationist with an experience of more than 20 years. She has figured out the child-centric approach of building great minds with warm hearts. The desire to contribute to the ever-evolving education system motivated her to move out of limiting myself as a school principal and get associated with schools through training programs, workshops and professional development. Passionate about helping children with special needs, a cook, poet, artist, a lovely mom, good with community engagement, simply loves what she does, her passion and warmth enhance every community she connects with. Heritage conservation, education solutions and above all building her very own school, we may be tempted to call her a Woman Of Substance. She talks about the foundation years, how the generations have grown up with a great heart and mind, the environment alone makes the difference. You will discover the poet in Kavita and how she concurs with Robert Fulgham - All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten!
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August 22, 2020
Lt Col Atmaraman Sekhar "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #38: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Lt Col Atmaraman Sekhar, a result-oriented soldier educationist with over 30 years of holistic experience in the areas of education, skill development, administration, leadership and HR at the highest leadership levels. A post-graduate in Chemistry as well as in English, he has had a distinguished career in the Armed Forces, heading Sainik/Military Schools, Instructor in the Indian Military Academy, Registrar of autonomous Colleges. After taking premature retirement from the Army, Lt. Colonel Sekhar rolled up his sleeves and put in his heart and soul in education, with a focus on experiential learning and building great teams at educational institutions across the country.  He talks about climbing mountains, helping teachers stand tall and the need for a holistic approach to education. There is a great need to link jobs and education and above all help young people live their dreams. We are in the need of practitioners and not just preachers. The world today gives lip-service to championing a better world for the young generation and does little to help them be the leaders they should me. Remembering the role of Mahatama Gandhi as one of the finest role models the world has seen to the current self-driven and self-centred regimes, he is forthright and makes no bones about the fact that there is a terrible lack of mentorship for young people not just in our country but across the world.
09:01
August 15, 2020
Steve Cardwell "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #37: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Steve Cardwell the President of Learning Forward. Steve values ethical leadership and responsibility, building and fostering strong working relationships, leading with technology, and demonstrating exemplary communication skills.  He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Simon Frasier University (BC) and an MA and BSc from the University of British Columbia. Steve was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013 for his outstanding service to public education. In 2015, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the BCSSA and was selected as one of UBC Faculty of Education’s top 100 Alumni. He currently serves as the Vice President of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Steve has had an exemplary career in education, in this podcast he shares the role of his family in his life, a teacher by choice, has a deep belief in the philosophy of Servant Leadership and champions professional learning. His Mother a Teacher has been a role model for him, as well as his father who served selflessly as a medical practitioner. A champion of student well-being, one who goes the extra mile to support teachers with their lives and careers. 
09:46
August 8, 2020
Venus Upadhayaya ”I am passionate about Education...
Episode #36: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Venus Upadhayaya, currently a reporter with the Epoch Times at New York. Venus reports on a wide range of issues. Her area of expertise is in Indian and South Asian geopolitics. She has reported from the very volatile India-Pakistan border and has contributed to mainstream print media in India for about a decade. Community media, sustainable development, and leadership remain her key areas of interest. She helped us give shape to Learning Forward India, she was one of the first few people who joined us for Brewing Knowledge, a little group for Coffee and Conversations in 2015. Together we built the Core-Values module for teachers and the heart tree for helping understand the role of the teacher in building the inner core of every child. She has travelled across the world, in her quest for knowledge and to build learning communities.
06:22
August 1, 2020
Matthew Raggett "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #35: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Matthew Jonathan Raggett, an educationist, writer and the former headmaster of The Doon School, the all-boys boarding school in Dehradun. A philosopher mathematician committed to the well-being of students and a professional learning practitioner. Curious, collaborative and compassionate, above all, a family man loves coffee, books and delves deep into the subject he loves. It is wonderful to have him share experiences from across the world, about teaching, learning and human relations. Matthew is of the opinion growth in health, happiness and positive engagement can come about through all of the environmental factors in schools that principals, heads of departments and teachers have control over. He shares with us the chicken and egg syndrome, how education is the foundation for life, living and a better world, and the need to use technology for building a more equitable world.
07:56
July 25, 2020
Veena Solanki: My Good School
Veena's daughter studies at The Fabindia School, the nursery where My Good School took form. A school helps prepare us for life. Not only can we learn the basic skills to read, write, and do arithmetic but we can learn about peoples, places, and nature. My Good School empowers students by creating an environment for the personal and social development of an individual. Experiential learning is made possible through activities beyond just study, this brings to life learning that would otherwise be theoretical and uncoordinated. The idea of the children doing their own self-reflection, their being able to choose and work on what they love doing makes all the difference. My Good School helps build relationships and strengthens school culture, to further improve the learning outcomes and prepare children for life. Longingness for nature, helping attitude to her peers, excitement to look at the world with a new lens every day and head to school with a sense of belonging, all this has brought learning to real life.
02:30
July 22, 2020
Kim Karr "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #34: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Kim Karr, she has taught Physical Education and Leadership at Excelsior Middle School in Byron, California, and was a very active member of the California Association of Directors of Activities. Her enthusiasm for life is infectious to students and adults alike. Kim has been recognized nationally for being an outstanding activities director. Having travelled to over 100 schools in the US and Canada in just the past year, she has inspired thousands of people to join the #ICANHELP movement in choosing to live a more positive life on and offline. As educators, we experience a rapid increase in social media use and the stress and anxiety that negative online behaviour puts on school cultures. She wanted to empower teens with a common-sense approach and not just protect them. Students have to be a part of the solution. When something happens on social media, students see it first. The more we can do to train, guide, and support students online, the more likely they are to take positive action. #ICANHELP’s mission is to empower students and support educators to create stronger school communities who know how to use #Digital4Good.
06:58
July 18, 2020
Sandeep Dutt: Helping Schools Deliver Better
Unni Kroth, Co-Founder and CEO of Foradian Technologies, speaking with Sandeep Dutt at the Better 2018 Fedena Virtual Summit. As School Improvement Coach, Sandeep focuses on school transformation with an emphasis on culture as a service. With over 30 years of experience as a trainer and mentor, Sandeep has travelled across the world to help teachers and students in their personal and development. What are the key challenges associated with the management of good school & strategies to make the school better? Find out how you can make your school better.
39:26
July 11, 2020
Monica Kochar "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #33: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Monica Kochar, she is a Mathe-magician! She has given numbers a heart and abstract concepts a ground to stand upon, has taken the sting out of the learning of Maths. A doctor who cures math-phobia, Monica’s approach makes Maths not only interesting but humane. Founder of Humane Maths, it is about humanising the maths curriculum. Making it human-friendly for all kinds of learners. The focus is to create an environment where all children ‘come to maths and then maths is taken’ to all of them. The environment is created by taking teaching strategies that make the classroom mentally stimulating, emotionally appealing and physically relaxing. This is done by integrating maths with art, poetry and much more. In the podcast, Monica talks about the unconditional love between the learner and the teacher, the joy of learning and how the day is the anchor to experience real exhilaration for an educator.
06:59
July 11, 2020
Sunil K Munjal "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #32: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Sunil Kant Munjal, one of the founder promoters of the Hero Group, an Indian automotive manufacturing group that has evolved from being the world's largest bicycle-maker to the largest two-wheeler maker. Sunil is a business promoter, an institution builder, a social entrepreneur and angel investor. He shares why we need to learn and unlearn, how the environment needs to be created for better learning outcomes, the idea of holistic learning and the use of technology. He shares his love for arts and culture, how we need to use our learning from the rich civilisation of the past to build a legacy of learning with liberal art at the core.
08:41
July 4, 2020
Valentina Trivedi "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #31: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Valentina Trivedi, a curious squirrel who loves to weave and perform stories and dip her tail in ink and write. She holds Playshops for teachers and children. The first lady ex-student to be appointed on the Board of The Doon School, an all-boys school, with the exception of some ex-girl students! She grew up on the famed Chandbagh campus, the environment helped shape her passion for storytelling, love for nature and above a sense of inner wellbeing. From a family of teachers, she has strengthened the legacy and helped take learning forward for many teachers and students alike.
07:14
July 2, 2020
Michael Paolucci "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #30: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Michael Paolucci founder and CEO of Slooh.Com, he travels around the world to present Slooh to thousands of students are very excited to catch a glimpse of space. Their desire to see for themselves something of these distant worlds captured for me the essence of space exploration, the power it has to inspire limitless dreams of the future, particularly among those with otherwise limited horizons. Mike says they fuel my passion to make space accessible to everyone. On a daily basis, that means working to lower costs, increase automation, translate into foreign languages, and make it easier for students of all ages to learn how to think about what they are seeing through the live telescope feeds. Education is about freedom, for Slooh sky really is the limit...across galaxies, into the world of Star Trek, listen to how Mike is making a world of difference, just for the twinkle in the eyes of the children across the globe.
06:54
July 1, 2020
Saku Tuominen "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #29: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Saku Tuominen an idealist, entrepreneur, innovator, creative director, executive producer, restaurateur, author, keynote speaker, olive oil producer and right-wing (in ice hockey). He is of the firm belief that for all the challenges for education the solutions exist and we must find them. As founder HundrED he helps schools change by seeking and sharing scalable innovations in K12 education. The ambitious goal is to be the world leader in this field. Saku is sure that step-by-step the change will happen, every child is different, so is every teacher, every school, every community and every country. The problems we face in the world must be solved, globalisation and partnering with stakeholders across the world is a necessity. He hopes to have every child's dream of quality education come to life.
09:36
July 1, 2020
The Making Of Learning Forward India
First time since the formation of the India Affiliate, on the 13th Day of May 2020, the Executive Officers of Learning Forward held a meeting with the Learning Forward India (LFIN) Board. Present at the meeting Denise Glyn Borders President/CEO, Fredrick Brown Chief Learning Officer/Deputy, Michael Lanham COO/CFO, Elizabeth Foster Vice President Research & Standards, Rajinder Pal Devgan Chairman LFIN, Dr Vasudha Neel Mani Vice-Chairperson LFIN,  Karl Clauset Hon Advisor LFIN, Manoj Jeyaraj Member LFIN, Devanjali Dutt Member LFIN and Sandeep Dutt Founder LFIN. With the idea of the new normal in the COVID19 pandemic times, we unravel how LFIN took this as an opportunity to build on their core programs, what they have done for the well-being of Teachers and how the My Good School Online will deliver a personalised school experience. With innovations like the byte-sized PD, focusing on the core values and the focus on the personal and social development of every individual, the story of LFIN India, this could be a best-practices study for the Learning Forward Affiliates across the world. Please excuse us for audio quality, we recorded the conversation across time zones and with the challenge of poor networks.
51:21
July 1, 2020
William N Bissell "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #28: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with William N. Bissell, one of the co-founders of The Fabindia School (a unit of Bhadrajun Artisans Trust - BAT), he collaboratively developed the vision and approach of the school since its inception.  In addition to his unwavering commitment to the school, William is best known as a leading social entrepreneur and is the Managing Director of Fabindia Overseas Pvt Ltd, a textile company started by his father, John Bissell, in 1960. After completing his B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA in 1988, William returned to India with the goal of working in the rural crafts sector to address economic development issues.  Living in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and travelling extensively throughout the state, William helped to form the BAT in 1988 which was initially envisioned as an artisan cooperative for leatherworkers and weavers based in Rajasthan.  After encountering a number of limitations in running BAT as an artisans' cooperative, he changed his approach and helped to launch a Jodhpur based company in 1990 called Desert Artisans Handicrafts (DAH) in which artisans over the next 6 years became shareholders.  DAH has grown to witness tremendous success for its artisan members whereas BAT has become solely focused on education, with The Fabindia School as its only project.
07:50
June 29, 2020
Hemlata "I am...
Hemlata a student at The Fabindia School shares her story. The Fabindia School's mission is to provide access to high-quality education for boys and girls at the rural level using English as the medium of instruction. The school views primary education as a major stepping stone towards social mobility, equality and employment opportunities. Since its inception, the school has been committed to encouraging education for girls.  Rajeshree Shihag the Principal of the school says... "Every time I see this video it gives me goosebumps to see Hemlata grow into such a beautiful human being, blessings to her".
06:22
June 28, 2020
Gouri Gupta “I am passionate about Education...
Episode #27: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Gouri Gupta, she leads the Central Square Foundation’s work in the area of Education Technology. Prior to joining the Foundation, Gouri was part of the early leadership team at the National Skill Development Corporation, a PPP created with the objective of funding private sector initiatives in the skill development space. At the Corporation, Gouri worked on identifying opportunities for investments, developing the research base for skills and conceptualising and implementing state level projects. Prior to the NSDC, Gouri was a Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group and did extensive work in the Financial Services domain across areas of strategy, operations and transformation.
05:13
June 27, 2020
Peter Kaye "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #26:Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Peter Kaye, who has Board governance and HR Management consulting experience in 22 countries. Awarded in 2008 The Sydney Region Achievement & Service Award, for Outstanding Service by a Parent or Community Member. Peter’s various professional and voluntary appointments include CEO Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Australia; Chair Advisory Council, SIDS & Kids; Judge, Local & Regional NSW Small Business Award; Local Controller, State Emergency Services (Ashfield-Leichhardt), Member, Kids in Need NSW. Peter was appointed Member of the Order of Australia and was the Australia Day Citizen of the Year for his local community. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.  A life devoted to people, care and compassion are his hallmarks. Peter says education shapes itself in many different ways, he talks about individual qualities, shares with us how the education journey is not necessarily a knowledge journey. He finds the system does not equip people for life, the current education model makes the young generation become more robotic in their behaviour.
09:07
June 25, 2020
Dr Babli Moitra Saraf "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #25: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Dr Babli Moitra Saraf, the Principal of Indraprastha College and an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Delhi. She heads the Department of Multi-Media and Mass Communication. She has an M.Phil in English and a PhD in Sociology. Her doctoral thesis studies language change in the advertising industry in India in the first phase of globalization (1984-94), and the emergence of the Indian urban middle-class identity. She is fluent in several Indian and foreign languages. Active as a teacher both within and outside her College, her teaching interests include Translation, Poetry, Modern Indian Literature in Translation, Classical Literature, Renaissance and Modern European Drama, Poetry, The Bible, Cultural Studies, Communication Studies, Literary Theory, Literature and the Arts and the Hindi Film Song. Dr Saraf speaks about the role of institutions, learning to open one's mind and the need for social & emotional support. She shares her belief for taking learning forward and how she takes every challenge and works step-by-step.  
05:49
June 22, 2020
Rita Singh "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #24: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Rita Singh, she became an Educator by chance, fell in love with her work in no time, and the story unfolds... enamouring thousands with her smile, passion and positivity. People say that her positive energy can be felt from the school gates itself. With over three decades of experience and a national teacher awardee, Rita shares her life story in a nutshell. She is a peoples person and has the ability to find what makes a happy teacher, how the next Gen is in good hands with passionate teachers and what we should do to make the world a better place.
04:38
June 21, 2020
Experience The Joy Of Learning - Reflections from Educators
Reflecting on the Joy Of Learning experience, post the eleven weeks of the COVID19 Lockdown period. Educators from Billabong High International School and The Fabindia School share how the sessions held them together in the period of turmoil, how they found social and emotional support, the skills they picked up, the trust they built and above all the love for learning was rekindled. Sanika Joshi, Vaishali Phatak, Kalyani Chaudhuri, Bharti Rao, RP Devgan and Sandeep Dutt come together to bring alive the real meaning of taking Leaning Forward. This podcast is a tribute to all the Educators who participated in the 2020 Season of the Joy Of Learning.
11:10
June 21, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Quality and Love
Joy Of Learning (JOL) explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life. In this episode, Sandeep Dutt with Cohosts  Kalyani Chaudhuri and RP Devgan explore how the two values are discovered in the class, at school and what goes into the making of a good school. For a better quality of life, we need the teachers to lead the children with love, they need to build an inherent quality in what they do together to bring learning to life. Can our society along with the desire of educators teach our children the values they need to take responsibility for living and learning? It's simple; the children are our future, it's our moral duty in schools to provide a Values-Based curriculum, and live a life of quality filled with the love of people and the environment.
01:03:09
June 20, 2020
Nandan Kuthiala "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #23: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Nandan Kuthiala, promoter of a well-established school, an alum of Mayo College, Ajmer and Delhi University. Wears many hats as a professional - industry, real estate, forestry - he calls himself an accidental educationist and set up a school. Nurturing a legacy is challenging, people have high expectations and social wealth creation is never easy, Nandan is committed to bettering the lives of people in adverse situations and will do whatever it takes to help children become better citizens. His family has been living in the state of Jammu & Kashmir for near a century, he is hopeful about the future and has plans of promoting a new school in Kashmir or the Kangra Valley.
05:52
June 20, 2020
Dr Amrita Dass "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #22: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Dr Amrita Dass, she has shaped the lives of countless learners by altering their course of life. Dr Dass is a leading Educationist and Career-Consultant of the country has conducted career counselling programmes in more than 200 schools, colleges, professional institutes and universities in India and abroad. With doctoral studies at the University of Lucknow and London University as a fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), she is an influencer in her own right. In this podcast, Dr Dass shares with us that change is happening all around and even more in us, we have to look inward to consciously alter or cope up with the change outside. Gen Z is the newest generation to be named and was born between 1995 and 2015, they have all the answers, we have to listen to them.
06:28
June 20, 2020
Peter Church "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #21: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Peter Church, Chairperson AFG Venture Group. Peter is Special Counsel, Stephenson Harwood English law firm with operations in multiple jurisdictions including London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Chairperson, Bangkok International Associates – a Thai law firm. Non-Executive Director, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. Chairperson, Indochina Starfish Foundation (Australia) Limited. This foundation is focused on making a difference to children in Cambodia, specifically the street children of Phnom Penh and other cities. Chairperson, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Singapore Committee. Member, Advisory Board, Akshara Foundation, Indonesia - an Indonesian think tank. Peter has supported the Learning Forward India Foundation since its' very inception and is of the firm belief that quality education alone is the saviour for the world, particularly in developing countries, where we need to let each individual follow their heart and support them build on their core skills.
10:05
June 19, 2020
Anjan Kumar Chaudhary ”I am passionate about Education...
Episode #20: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Anjan Kumar Chaudhary, a Mathematics teacher and experienced pastoral care specialist. With many years of working in residential schools, he shares how the school works to help with the personal and social development of every individual. He recollects his long years as a Housemaster, how the 24x7 environment shapes the lives of young people, the emotional connect and perhaps an understanding more in-depth than parents have with their wards. Young people have ideas that adults are not able to fathom; we all have to learn from each other and build a more compassionate world.
06:23
June 19, 2020
Monisha Dutta "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #19: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Monisha Datta, she did her schooling from different parts of the country, her academic accomplishments include BSC, PGDCA and MBA. She has worked as a corporate trainer and programmer with TATA but her passion to work with children eventually got her to leave the corporate sector and joined the education sector. Currently, she is the Principal of a school.
05:04
June 18, 2020
Anubha Goyal "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #18: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Anubha Goyal, she believes to be a successful person is one who is kind and compassionate, who has great values and can connect with other human beings. As an experienced school leader, the love of children and the compassion of her colleagues keep her going. For her education is building a value system for an individual and this can only happen in a happy environment. Happy teachers, happy children and the best possible environment make the school the best place to be. Being a people-first person is a firm believer of strong bonds amongst stakeholders and not systems that make a great institution.
05:01
June 18, 2020
Hema Surapaneni "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #17: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Hema Surapaneni an educator with twenty-eight years of experience in teaching, consultation, advisory and has helped establish prestigious schools from the ground level. Hema has trained teachers for the last 15 years in various professional learning modules. ‘Child Safety and Safeguarding’ certified by the Association for the Advancement of International Education.  She has been well rewarded for her leadership in education and management.
07:18
June 16, 2020
Dr Neeta Bali "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #16: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Dr Neeta Bali, Director- Principal and Head of School at GD Goenka World School. Dr Bali has the skill and passion to turn around any institution as a Head and her track record as a Head clearly reflects this. Her repertoire includes varied curricula- CBSE, ISC, ICSE, IGCSE and IB-DP as well as AS and A levels. A seasoned speaker, an author and a teacher trainer. Well versed with modern pedagogy and educational practices. She shares the idea of 'AQ' - adversity quotient - how we need to prepare the young people with skills for the future, and be ready for the chaos they may find in the world around them.
05:01
June 15, 2020
Priyakee Gupta "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #15: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Priyakee Gupta, who gave up a career as an Advocate to become a Teacher and a school promoter. A  firm believer of Sarswati - Goddess of Wisdom. She is of the view that a Teacher is even beyond the best Mother or any other individual who helps make a person become a holistic being. She co-owns a beautiful school with her husband, lives on campus 24x7x365! Here is a great educator with English and Law at her core, who is perhaps a great mentor in her own way for the hundreds of teachers she has worked with.
05:01
June 15, 2020
Smriti Krishnia "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #14: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Smriti Krishnia, a young leader now serving in the Indian Revenue Sevice, with Economics at her core she studied at the Lady Shriram College for Women and went on to do her Masters at the University Of Oxford. With Internships at UNIDO and The Fabindia School, she has worked with Sandeep to build Learning Forward India and is the spirit behind the book My Good School - Taking Learning Forward At The Fabindia School. 
04:58
June 14, 2020
Sumit Dargan "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #13: Sandeep Dutt speaks with Sumit Dargan a Thought Leader at INACE.ORG, an experienced educator, has had the opportunity to deal with students and faculty over a large and diverse background of nationals, expatriates and boarding communities and have worked concertedly to further the optimal skills of the learners to newer heights. Sumit talks of education as a service and for him stepping out it the key to better learning.
05:07
June 14, 2020
Dr Charu Mathur "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #12: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Dr Charu Mathur Advocate on Record at Supreme Court of India, has rich and diverse expertise in corporate commercial civil criminal and constitutional matters, is a regular practitioner who represents many educational institutions and leading private groups. She also caters to advisory and consultation assignments. Fond of reading, a great Mom and one who in her way does her bit for affordable quality education.
04:38
June 14, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Thoughtfulness and Understanding
Joy Of Learning (JOL) explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life. In this episode, the hosts Vaishali Phatak, Kalyani Chaudhuri and Sandeep Dutt speak with Jyotsna and Param Obhan and explore how we need an understanding between parents and teachers to help build thoughtfulness in children. The podcast will help people take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their lives.
55:26
June 13, 2020
Sandeep Dutt: The Likely and the Desirable Future of School Education in the time of COVID
Extract from the discussion organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies over a Webinar on Thu 11th Jun 2020 from 4.30 to 6 pm. The panellists Dr Alok Shukla, IAS, Principal Secretary, Education of Chhattisgarh;  Chitra Ravi, an educational visionary, who is the Founder of a school education reform company called Chrysalis; Prof Pankaj Jain who runs Gyanshala affordable schools, in Ahmedabad and many other locations, who has focused on quality with cost-effectiveness; and Sandeep Dutt, School Education Coach, and Founder LearningForward Foundation, who has mentored hundreds of Principals and teachers. The host of the Webinar was Vijay Mahajan the Chief Executive Officer of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and the Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies. Sandeep talks about how with Happy Teachers at the core we can build a My Good School that has diversity, inclusion and belonging at its' core, accepting every individual as special and how we can build a school system to ensure the personal and social development of every individual.
10:22
June 13, 2020
Bharti Thakore: What governments in India should do for schools
Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Bharati Thakore, the founder and CEO of New Millennium Education Partners shares with Learning Forward India why it is most important for us to help private schools to survive through the current times and what the government must do to help deliver affordable quality education.
01:05
June 12, 2020
Shivranjana Rathore "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #11 - Sandeep Dutt speaks with Shivranjana, a writer trained in Development who has spent the last 7 years studying the psychology of emotional abuse, specifically within the family and has written her first book Hineni on the subject. Interested in looking at the systems and the human being in relation to these systems, this work led her to gain deeper  insight into oppression and oppressive structures of all kinds, which she now uses in all of her work. Besides writing, Shivranjana also is an illustrator and particularly, likes making comics. She shares how the heart and mind together open a new world, that for her is real education. With people before economics, we build an inclusive world that is perhaps the best learning space.
06:31
June 12, 2020
Bharti Thakore "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #10: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Bharati Thakore, the founder and CEO of New Millennium Education Partners and the India Head of the prestigious Collège du Léman International Boarding School, Geneva, Switzerland.  A millennial education entrepreneur with experience in education-centric - media, communication, research, film-direction, event curation and corporate development. Bharati Thakore's mission is “to create a spark that moves individuals to be an irresistible force for quality education”. She talks about the love for learning and how she is building her own legacy to make a difference in the world.
08:38
June 12, 2020
Vivek Bhandari "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #9: Sandeep Dutt speaks with Prof. Vivek Bhandari, former Director of the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), a graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, a post-graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, the USA and with PhD in History from the same university. Prof. Bhandari spent time at the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting scholar. Prof. Bhandari divides his time between academic work, consulting on matters related to development, and public engagement. Ratan Tata Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and visiting faculty  Young India Fellowship Program in New Delhi. Listed as Business Today magazine's list of India's Top Twenty-Five 'Young Executives Under the Age of 40'.
06:17
June 11, 2020
Dilip Chenoy "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #8: Sandeep Dutt speaks with Dilip Chenoy. Wikipedia says Dilip Harel Mitra Chenoy was the Managing Director & CEO of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), he was appointed Secretary-General of FICCI, a leading industry body in India. Dilip has devoted his life to skill-building and nurturing great institutions, his leadership has had a significant impact on the lives of young people in India and the world.
06:13
June 8, 2020
Sanjay Vomkarey "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #7: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Sanjay, an alumnus of HPS, founder of Potter's Wheel Education Services and Co-Founder of Acme Instructional Techniques Private Limited, a company involved in designing and developing innovative educational products and a recipient of "Best Education Product" from the Government of AP. He is a fellow member of Teach for India and has been involved in Teacher Training as part of in-service training programs with the best CBSE schools in the country. An Educationist at heart, Sanjay wants the Indian Students to get the best and outshine all others across the world.
05:50
June 8, 2020
Frederick Brown: Speaking at the Learning Forward India Retreat 2019
Frederick Brown is Learning Forward’s deputy executive director, opening remarks at the LFIN Retreat 2019. The goal of the retreat is to foster professional learning and social interaction for empowering Educators to work for better learning outcomes. The program will include an agenda for professional learning and discussions, as well as other informational and social events.
03:37
June 8, 2020
Frederick Brown: Speaking at the Learning Forward India Retreat 2018
Frederick Brown is Learning Forward’s deputy executive director, opening remarks at the LFIN Retreat 2018. The goal of the retreat is to foster professional learning and social interaction for empowering Educators to work for better learning outcomes. The program will include an agenda for professional learning and discussions, as well as other informational and social events. Fred talks about excellent teaching and learning every day and how Learning Forward makes this come alive. Fred shares a brief background of Learning Forward at the eve of the 50th Anniversary. 
04:22
June 8, 2020
Sanjay Jain "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #6: Sanjay Jain Founding Partner at Taj Capital, speaks with Sandeep Dutt. He talks about the need for better infrastructure - Capital and Human - and feels that there should be a renewed focus on delivering quality in education. His area of focus is primarily M&A and Equity fundraising from Private Equity and Public Markets. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and also holds a Diploma from ICFAI, in India. Sanjay sits on the Board of Learning Forward India and has been with the Association from the very inception.
06:26
June 8, 2020
Kalyani Chaudhuri "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #5: Kalyani Chaudhuri the Principal Billabong High International School Thane in conversation with Sandeep Dutt, shares how the world is changing to live up to the expectations of the 21st Century learner. Kalyani has rich experience as a passionate Educator and has been adjudged the best school in the national curriculum by the Times Education Foundation 2nd year in succession. Adjudged the best school in the zone by Hindustan Times. Kalyani feels the school is not only a place to acquire knowledge but also the best happening place to spend one's childhood creating memorable days every day. 
08:46
June 7, 2020
Prof MM Pant "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #4: Prof. M.M. Pant is promoting the ideation, development and delivery of educational products, processes and services for the next generation learning space in the post Internet post-WTO world. In tune with the emerging Knowledge-Economy, he is exploring the creation of quality Knowledge products and ways of enhancing the productivity of Knowledge workers. Prof Pant shares with Sandeep Dutt how he works to promote learning, thinking and caring to achieve the higher goals of human existence and flourish, prosper, thrive and be happy and fulfilled in the rapidly changing future. To be future-ready.
05:34
June 7, 2020
Dr Sanjeev Chopra "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #3: Dr Sanjeev Chopra shares with Sandeep Dutt his mission, how EDUCATION is all that matters in life. In this Chota Interview, you will discover why our teachers alone are the changemakers. Dr Sanjeev Chopra is an IAS officer of the 1985 batch. Originally from Kapurthala, Punjab, he has served in multiple capacities with the central and state governments in India. He is also a primary patron and honorary consultant to a premier literary festival, the Valley of Words International Literary Festival,[1] held annually in Dehradun, India. He writes extensively in various publications on public policy, development interventions, agribusiness, and rural economy. He is currently the Director of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. -  Wikipedia
05:25
June 7, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Unity and Caring
Joy Of Learning (JOL) explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life. In this episode, the hosts Kalyani Chaudhuri and Sandeep Dutt speak with Anju Kish of Unbatoo and try to figure out how Unity and Caring lead to a better understanding and help overcome the taboo of the word SEX that overpowers everything else... even if it is used along with EDUCATION! We hope you will forgive us for the poor audio quality in some parts as this podcast has been recorded during the challenging COVID19 pandemic days.
01:05:22
June 6, 2020
RP Devgan "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #2: Rajinder Pal Devgan - Chairperson Learning Forward India in conversation with  Sandeep Dutt. With near five decades of experience as an Educationist and having served as a School Leader for schools in India and overseas, Mr Devgan brings in rich experience as an administrator, sports person and champion for teachers. His love for children further strengthens the My Good School philosophy of the personal and social development of every individual with the active support of teachers, faith in experiential learning and learning outside the four walls of the classroom.
04:43
June 6, 2020
Anju Kish "I am passionate about Education...
Episode #1: Meet Anju Kish, a mother who isn’t afraid to talk about sex education, she speaks with Sandeep Dutt on the opening episode 'I am passionate about Education!' Her enterprise Untaboo is a company dedicated to Sex-Sexuality-Safety education. It was launched in 2011 as ‘Out of the Box’. At that time, sex education was an out of the box idea, but in today's scenario, it is a need; an urgent one! However, there are still taboos surrounding it. We are a country of over a billion, so obviously we are indulging in sex – a lot of it! But the hesitations kick in only when we have to talk about it. These hesitations are what we at Untaboo hope to tackle and thus we have embarked on a mission to break those taboos and make sex education acceptable and accessible to all. https://untaboo.in/
05:12
June 5, 2020
Sandeep Dutt: Dehradun of the 70s and 80s
Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Pranav Guha Thakurta of EDU TV, reminiscences about the story of Dehradun, a dream gone sour!
04:37
May 31, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Freedom and Peace
Joy Of Learning (JOL) explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life.
57:09
May 30, 2020
Sandeep Dutt: Saturday Matinee!
We celebrate Learning Forward Saturdays and share the joy of learning, and focus on the personal and social development of every individual. #HappyTeachers
01:33
May 28, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Happiness and Tolerance
Joy Of Learning (JOL) explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. In the first episode, Sandeep Dutt and Kalyani Chaudhuri share the joy of learning with a focus on Happiness and Tolerance. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life.
01:03:27
May 24, 2020
Role of an Educator
In this special edition of Joy Of Learning with the Educators at Billabong High International School Thane, we explore the values of Hope and Friendship, how the teachers work to build strong relationships, a better connection and understanding with students in the classroom by strengthening the bond of trust.  Joy Of Learning (JOL) explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life.
01:15:49
May 23, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Hope and Friendship
The Joy Of Learning - taking learning forward at The Fabindia School Bali. Twenty-two immutable values help prepare your child for the world. Sandeep Dutt joins the PLP Cohort of 2020 at the school and a great story is woven together to show how teachers discover the Value of Values.
01:08:04
May 23, 2020
Rajeshree Shihag: Experience the Joy Of Learning
The Professional Learning Program (PLP) is custom-built for each participant or team to match your needs. Rajeshree Shihag, the Principal of The Fabindia School briefly shares how the Program has transformed learning at the school. #HappyTeachers 
00:37
May 20, 2020
Sandeep Dutt: What is Leadership?
Speaking at The Doon School Annual Prize Giving in March 1992, Sandeep shares his story and how to find the leaders within. As School Improvement Coach, Sandeep focuses on school transformation with an emphasis on culture as a service. With over 30 years of experience as a trainer and mentor, he has been involved with schools across the country and worked with teachers and students all over the world. The philosophy of My Good School is not about standards and performance; it is your journey of personal and social development, your space, and tailor-made school experience for every individual. #MyGoodSchool
16:17
May 20, 2020
What does it mean to be an affiliate for Learning Forward?
Sandeep Dutt shares his story of setting up the Learning Forward India, why this is a game-changer for helping educators go up the learning curve. Learning Forward invites state, provincial, and regional groups engaged in professional development to become affiliates of Learning Forward, a non-profit, international membership association. These groups must meet certain eligibility criteria and must fulfil certain obligations to remain in good standing. Learn more: https://learningforward.org/affiliates/ Learning Forward India: https://in.learningforward.org/   Learning Forward: https://learningforward.org/
01:15
May 19, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Humility and Appreciation
The Joy Of Learning - taking learning forward at The Fabindia School Bali. Twenty-two immutable values help prepare your child for the world. Sandeep Dutt and RP Devgan Chairmain Learning Forward India join the PLP Cohort of 2020 at the school and a great story is woven together to show how teachers discover the Value of Values.
01:07:12
May 16, 2020
Taking Learning Forward: Understanding and Misunderstanding
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #10 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
18:25
May 12, 2020
Taking Learning Forwrad: Losing Vs Winning
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #9 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
22:16
May 12, 2020
Taking Learning Forward: Wrong Vs Right
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #8 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
12:10
May 11, 2020
Taking Learning Forward: Fruits Of Patience
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #7 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
22:18
May 11, 2020
Taking Learning Forward: Black and White
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #6 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
17:47
May 11, 2020
Taking Learning Forward: Positivity and Negativity
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #5 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
17:07
May 11, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Responsibility and Cooperation
The Joy Of Learning - taking learning forward at Billabong High International School Thane. Twenty-two immutable values help prepare your child for the world. Mr RP Devgan Chairmain Learning Forward India joins the PLP Cohort of 2020 at the school and a great story is woven together to show how teachers discover the value of Values.
01:08:46
May 11, 2020
Taking Learning Forward: Responsibility Of An Educator
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #4 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
18:44
May 8, 2020
Taking Learning Forward: Emotions Of The Child
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #3 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
15:53
May 7, 2020
Taking Learning Forward: Every War Ends With Peace
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #2 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
27:17
May 6, 2020
Taking Learning Forward: Experience Vs Inexperience
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #1 (11 Chapters) ­ The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Narrated by Bharti Rao at The Fabindia School. Enjoy your evenings with our stories!
20:60
May 3, 2020
Taking Learning Forward @ The Fabindia School
TAKING LEARNING FORWARD AT THE FABINDIA SCHOOL #11 (11 Chapters) The learning program is based on the book 'Wanted A Back­Bencher Last Ranker Teacher' by Kavita Ghosh. The teachers collaborate for Reading, Writing, Research and presentation with a focus on learning from the book. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. Our journey to take learning forward, with the focus on the personal and social development of every individual. Retold by Bharti Rao, the story unfolds with a steadfast belief on sustainability and rooted in the local culture. A great story for your evening!
34:54
May 3, 2020
Learning Forward India Foundation
Learning Forward India is an affiliate of Learning Forward, membership is open to any person interested in professional growth and organisational development. We show you how to plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so you and your team can achieve success with your system, your school, and your students. #HappyTeachers #MyGoodSchool #SchoolsCanChange
02:19
May 3, 2020
Sandeep Dutt: The Future Of Learning
Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Lakshya Dutta, a storyteller, who started a podcast where he could talk about stories - some real ones, some made-up ones, some inspiring ones - while also talking to different kinds of storytellers about why and how they do what they do. New episodes on weekends (mostly). Produced by Launchora.
48:57
May 2, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Simplicity and Trust
The Joy Of Learning - taking learning forward at Billabong High International School Thane. Twenty-two immutable values help prepare your child for the world.
01:43:00
May 2, 2020
Sandeep Dutt: The New Normal For Schools Post COVID19
School is the best learning space, an egalitarian ecosystem and very humane. We will need the support of all stakeholders - teachers, students, community and management - the pandemic has today virtually destroyed the social fabric. We keep talking of social distancing, this threatens the spirit of a school, as a good school works for the personal and social development of an individual. Relationships will never be the same again, and for us, at school, we have an arduous task ahead. #SchoolsCanChange
05:37
April 30, 2020
Sandeep Dutt: My Good School
My Good School empowers students by creating an environment for the personal and social development of an individual. By offering an environment where experiential learning is made possible through activities beyond just study, brings to life learning that would otherwise be theoretical and uncoordinated. #MyGoodSchool www.MyGoodSchool.IN
02:04
April 29, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Honesty and Respect
The Joy Of Learning - taking learning forward at Billabong High International School Thane. Twenty-two immutable values help prepare your child for the world.
01:15:06
April 27, 2020
Joy Of Learning: Courage and Patience
The Joy Of Learning - taking learning forward at Billabong High International School Thane. Twenty-two immutable values help prepare your child for the world.
01:12:45
April 27, 2020
Sandeep Dutt: Happy Teachers
The Learning Forward India Foundation focuses on building professional learning communities. Our programs leverage the best in adult learning, research on organisational change, and practical experience to create capacity for sustained improvements in educators. Each person in your school contributes to the culture of your school. School culture is built on the actions and interactions of the people. You make your school stronger by adding value to others and making others feel valued. We are your partners for school transformation with an emphasis on culture as a service. #HappyTeachers Learning Forward India Academy
02:30
March 31, 2020