Humera Riyaz

PYP Coordinator

Humera has been a dedicated teacher and a coordinator at EPS for 13 years. A postgraduate in commerce, bachelor in education. She was drawn to the teaching-learning process from the beginning of her career. She, therefore, honed her passion by equipping herself with a post-graduate diploma in School Leadership and Management. Humera loves to spend time with her teachers and students in PYP classes. Her belief that children learn best when they are taught HOW to think and not WHAT to think, seemed in complete consonance with the IB philosophy of schooling.

Thus, she began her journey with the IB at EPS, while furthering her love for teaching by attending various IB and non-IB workshops like Making the PYP Happen, Teaching and Learning in PYP, Assessment in PYP, The PYP exhibition, International Mindedness, Written Curriculum, Concept-based learning, evidencing learning and building for the future, inquiry with Kath Murdoch and differentiation with Carol Ann Tomlinson. Her fascination with developing strategies to enable students to construct their understanding has allowed students to take charge of their learning. She is fully committed to making the PYP classrooms more engaging and the curriculums more elaborative and constructive. Her passion and responsibility drive her to do more every single day like her continual involvement in the classroom. That’s how she got curious about learning patterns.

Exploring Inquiry strategies, curriculum designing, design thinking, teacher training, and pedagogical leadership are her main areas of interest. She has contributed to the IB community through her writings on IB blogs, podcasts and has led various professional development sessions for IB educators. She is also a part of the North India and Nepal network of IB schools editorial team.

“Every morning is a happy one for me as I see my student’s and teachers’ smiling faces with a belief in me”.