Jyoti Bhalla is the founding principal of Manaskriti School, Greater Faridabad. Deeply entrenched into nature, her teaching pedagogy encapsulates nature as the primal methodology to foster learning amongst young minds. Cultivating, a learning experience, through hands-on methodology- embedded in nature, along with our cultural ethos, lies at the heart of her academic vision. As Tagore rightly said- The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence, Ms Bhalla has optimistically modeled her design to lead in this ideology.
A prodigy from the onset she embarked on her career path with the aims of contributing towards the academic fraternity. In her four decade long journey she has created milestones at each stage from being the Head-Mistress at one of the premier learning institutes of Faridabad, Manav Rachna International School to the Vice Principal at Aravali International School. Her knowledge acquisition has been a perennial part of her journey as an educationist, being trained into a host of teaching facilities like that of an ESOL Oral Examiner and as a TKT teacher. Her cognitive learnings through various certifications in excellence as the Principal- Administrator of the year 2020 under the International Education Awards 2020 by TIME Cyber Media.
The Rustam Irani Foundation, as an English Language Expert by The Australian Council of Education and Research, as a Remarkable Leader by CBSE, as a Progressive School Leader- by Edu Excellence and as a recipient of InSc’s award of the Principal of the Year are some of the achievements that demonstrate the marvelous blend of expertise and a rare skill of leading present in her.
Currently, through innovative adroitness, she is rearing a culture of experiential learning amongst the Manaskriti Minds. As the Principal, Ms Bhalla, is leading as a facilitator of education and deeply believes in the expansion and development of a child’s mind at its neonatal stage. She adores the idea of playfulness and natural fluidity tapped inherently in the children and firmly believes in exploring and augmenting them for the world to have its future leaders. An ardent admirer of Shakespeare, in her leisure she loves to weave beautiful embroidery patterns, passionately write sonorous columns for children magazines and blogs in both English and Hindi, fervently hear Ted talks and take long reflective heritage walks.
The world would have different possibilities and opportunities in the coming years and Manaskriti believes in innovative teaching and assessment practices that develop the knowledge, skills and attributes children need to participate and thrive in a complex society.
Our philosophy is built on the belief that students learn best when they have a strong sense of belonging to their classrooms and have pride in their school. Manaskriti minds are encouraged to be active independent learners, who set goals, and challenge themselves in order to achieve personal excellence. We strive to provide a supportive, nurturing and challenging learning environment, for students to build their learning.
Most importantly, we believe in the idea “it takes a village to raise a child”, and we strongly value the relationships that we build to help raise happy and successful children.