XSEED Education’s month-long nationwide
search identifies India’s Super teacher! The winner is
Cassandra Fernandez, an XSEED teacher from Point Calimere International School,
Nagapattinam Tamil Nadu. Yesterday she demonstrated an exciting live
experiential class in front of 1200 delegates at the Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert hall. She was awarded the glittering XSEED
SuperTeacher Trophy by Ashish Rajpal, Founder & CEO, XSEED Education. The winning prize includes a residential
training workshop in Singapore.
her India’s SuperTeacher award, Ms.
Cassandra Fernandez remarked: “When
you teach from the heart, it makes a lasting impression in the mind of a child.
Education is my way to make an impact and better the lives of the children. I
am grateful to XSEED for the opportunity for professional development in Singapore!”
The XSEED SuperTeacher is a
first-of-its-kind talent discovery program to find India’s best of the best
teaching professionals. Close to 7000 teachers, drawn from schools
across India, participated. The process included four rounds of rigorous
selection that involved written assessments, personal interviews, and classroom
demonstrations. The finale of the
contest featured three finalists teaching a LIVE CLASSROOM that was evaluated by an expert jury, audience
voting and student assessment results.
The finale culminated on 10th August in Chennai at the XSEED Education Conference which is
among India’s largest and most relevant gatherings in education. The theme for
the conference this year was the ‘The
Professional K-12 Teacher in the 21st Century’. Acclaimed international
educators like Wendy Horn of South
Africa, Matthew Hood from the UK, & Prof. Yew-Jin Lew from Singapore
spoke at the conference.
Rajpal, Founder & CEO of XSEED Education noted while delivering the keynote address noted that “Becoming a professional teacher for the
21st Century is going to be about embracing teaching technique over
content. While there is a lot of talk
about treating teachers with respect, there are almost no opportunities for the
best teachers to showcase what truly outstanding teaching actually looks like.
The XSEED SuperTeacher Search has provided a platform to find, nurture, and
reward the best of our best teachers.”