Once on this mountain: Mr. Bajaj

As we begin our new academic year, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.  

 

Where are you coming from?

I’m from India and I used to teach in an international school in Dehradun.    

 

What subject do you teach?

I was always teaching maths.    

 

What is the difference between Woodstock than your last working environment? 

Woodstock is multicultural. There are no uniforms like in other schools in India where they have to wear uniforms. I like that students in Woodstock get a lot of opportunities. Students’ ideas are respected, they can choose their own projects and their own subjects. 

 

Why did you decide to come to Woodstock? 

I like teaching. Woodstock itself [is very attractive]. Every teacher in India wants to join Woodstock. It’s a golden opportunity for me to come to Woodstock School, so I couldn’t deny the offer. Also, my friend Mr. Seth is here. I used to work under him.    

 

What are your goals for this academic year?

It’s a transition year for me. I used to teach the CBSE board, but now I’m teaching IB. So it’s a transition for me. My goal is for students to be involved in experiential learning. Students should experience math, instead of just solving problems.     

 

Are there any fun facts about you that you’d like to share? 

I like dancing, listening to music, and traveling.    

 

Featured Image by Syma Sahu

Victor Pashuk is a staff reporter

Edited by Nupur Agrawal

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