‘How’ you learn is more important than ‘what’ you learn – a thought that shapes everything I do. Empowering people with the capacity to teach those for whom learning is a challenge defines my work. I believe the answers lie in interactions between teachers and students; for learning is personal, social, cultural and contextual.
Once you know how to connect the dots, you will realise that ‘awakening brilliance’ is only a matter of learning differently. Because everyone is different in their own beautiful, captivating way.
Dr. Bindiya Hassaram
I have a Ph. D. in Multicultural Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Until recently, I held the position of Middle/High School Learning Coach at the American School of Bombay, India.
Here I consulted, collaborated and co-taught with teachers from Grade 6 - 10. I also worked with students identified with learning differences, and those at-risk. I have taught students of all ages (from Pre K - 12), in international schools in both Indonesia, the UK and the US.
I have supervised and mentored novice special education and EAL teachers, and provided professional development in various topics including differentiated instruction, inclusion, and culturally responsive instruction.
I work with individuals and groups, providing services such as remediation, professional development, mentoring and coaching.
“Thank You for being my second mother in school. You are someone I look up to when i am struggling with something. I will miss this so much. Thank you for being there for me. I love you.”