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ATUL PATIL
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ATUL PATIL

Paratwada, India

Hi, I'm serving as school Principal for the past 17 years. These words of Malcolm X inspire me 'education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.'

I consider myself fortunate as I have spent 17 years of my life among the inspiring minds, my students taught me a lot and in turn, I shared my knowledge with them. I am a passionate teacher. In my view, education and innovation are synonyms for each other. Technology has made teaching more interesting and simple. We as a teacher must quench the knowledge thirst of our students, we are not in the driving seat, in fact, we are driven by our students. And we as teachers succeed in moulding ourselves to transform the lives of our beloved students. During Covid, we all have learned and used tools to make our virtual teaching-learning interesting, no stone was left unturned and made our virtual classes meaningful. 

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

Hundred will allow me to connect with the teaching fraternities around the world, and to exchange, and collaborate ideas with each other. I will come to know what kind of innovative revolution is happening in the education sector. I am excited to meet such interesting personalities. I love the concept of exchanging innovative ideas globally. I will implement such new concepts in my school.

How can education support students to flourish?

Knowledge is power, it gives us the opportunity to change our life and to protect those you love. School gives us the foundation for learning how to work for something and make it come true. AN education is the way we find what interest us and can help us find our passion. Learning creates new neural pathways in your brain so that you can learn but in the world in a word education= knowledge=power

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation in education is becoming more than just a catchphrase in schools. It is quickly becoming a popular method of learning & instructing for both children and educators. Students and teachers are encouraged to investigate, discover, & use all of the tools available to learn something new through innovation and transformation. Innovation entails a new way of approaching and solving problems.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

1 Teach the Teacher- This develops partnership between students & teachers & it's lead by students. 2 Project FUEL- It's transforming education by way of storytelling. 3 Dream a Dream- students from different background come together to overcome adversity.

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

1 DEAR- (Drop everything and read) this activity is carried out at a same time once in a week, all students, teachers and housekeeping staff is engaged in reading a book/novel/newspaper/story book for 20 min.