Swati Ashar has been a Senior School Physics teacher at BIS for the past 15 years. With a B.Sc. and a B.Ed., Swati has also gone through several workshops for professional development. These include a CIE Workshop for Practical Skills in teaching Sciences and the Stage 1 and Stage 2 workshops with CIE for Physics. She has also attended workshops conducted by the Bombay Association for Science Education, the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education and the Nehru Science Centre. She has also gone through online training as an Examination Officer for CIE and attended cell meetings for ICSE as well as IGCSE.
Swati firmly believes that values are caught, not taught and that it is important to change with the times without diluting our core values. The saying, “To improve is to change; to be perfect one needs to change often” is what Swati holds close to her heart. She also strongly believes in Kahlil Gibran’s philosophy about children and parenting.
‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.’
Swati feels that teachers and parents have to keep the faith, and to impart values to children and let the arrow, as Gibran says, find its way.
Before BIS, Swati taught at Arya Vidya Mandir (Bandra). She has also been the Chief Examination Supervisor for ICSE (2005) and an Examiner for Physics ICSE.