One of the Most Influential People on Linkedin for the year 2020, Rabiah Bhatia is passionate about creating a peaceful society and spreading happiness.
Rabiah Bhatia is a Spoken English Trainer Certified with British Council, Experienced Senior Brand & Communications Professional, Mentor, HR Professional & Recruiter with a demonstrated history of working in the various domains and reputed schools such as Sahaj International School, Ramagya Group, National Victor Public School, Wonderland School.
Having spent 18 years as a working professional, Rabiah Bhatia has had an enriching experience of working on and understanding varied industries. Rabiah Bhatia believes in exploring new avenues and achieve good results in the process. Her expertise in Operations Management, Brand Management & Communication Expert, Collateral Management (Content), Training, Customer Service & HR Operations, policies & procedures and Performance management make her truly one of a kind figure in the industry.
Here is an excerpt from a recent interview that Wonderpublish conducted with Ms Rabiah Bhatia:
Q. 1: Since you are a changemaker, what more changes do you see taking place in the sphere of school education?
Ans: I think we’ve already started working on it. It was rather interesting move by the government to bring the new education policy during this pandemic when all the schools were struggling to cope up. But I think everybody adapted to the attitude of ‘never give up’. So it just proves that we are all warriors.
Also, the new education policy is coming up with vocational training, life-skill training which talk about the four Cs:
- Compassion- Be compassionate. It’s the most important value of life.
- Collaboration– Collaborative learning. Keeping aside our egos, all the leadership tags we can do networking which will enable us to focus more on innovative teaching methods.
- Creativity– We are all creative in one sense or another. So when we collaborate our creative force gets increased manifold.
- Critical Thinking– When we engage in critical thinking, we come up with solutions that are completely outside the box.
This pandemic we came up with so many innovative apps and other mediums through which education could be imparted and made the engagement with users possible as well as strong. And practical-based knowledge as well as learning would be there. And that is how we will be able to nurture the future of our nation in a better way to make a better society.
Q. 2: You are also a ‘Communications Professional’, how do you look at the communication that is taking place in education during this prolonged pandemic?
Ans: We are in the digital world today. And if you look any social media platform, now we understand how to use the technology in a right way so that instead of getting into different issues like cyber bullying and other crimes, we are are able to groom ourselves. And we have achieved that by communicating with each other. Today we have so many tools and apps which make the collaboration and communication easier and more meaningful than ever.
Now with respect to this new education policy, we will be focusing on the sustainability, keeping the development goals in mind.
Q. 3: Banking upon your HR experience, what skills would you deem necessary for recruiting teachers in the future?
Ans: We all are educationist in one way or another. An educationist is a person from whom we learn anything. Even a learner can be an educationist by teaching others whatever they know through their level of knowledge and skill set.
And for the skills needed in the future, I have already talked about the 4Cs- Compassion, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. An educator needs to learn the life skills. And the three Es need to be there in a teacher-
- Empowerment and
Enhancement comes in when you are ready to adapt to challenges and you are able to enhance yourself. When you enhance yourself, you’ll be able to empower others and understand the meaning of empathy. So please empathise with your learners, please empathise with your colleagues.
Q. 4: What new opportunities are you looking to experience?
Ans: I’m a person who always looks towards challenges. We are all learners at the end of the day and I believe in learning new things everyday. And that is how we grow.
When you have a pure heart and soul, and when we are ready to support each other, right opportunities come automatically.
Q. 5: Lastly, what would you say to those kids who look up to you and want to be the next Rabiah Bhatia?
Ans: I try to be an inspirer, and not necessarily a role model. So I’d say, try to be a self-inspired person by doing internal introspection and self-introspection. Understand, if you are able to handle small problems in your life then for sure you’ll be able to handle big issues as well. Somewhere you need a ‘me’ time to understand your powers.
Believe in yourself. Never think you are lesser than anybody. Don’t compare yourself with others. Everybody has their own strength and skills. Everyone of us has a mentor, an educationist and a leader in ourselves. You just have to sit and try to channelize these qualities in you.
Lastly, be compassionate. Respect each other. Have loads of gratitude to each situation. When you learn this attitude of gratitude, you can achieve your goals without any troubles.
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