Maya Menon

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Maya has been in the field of education for over thirty years. Her areas of professional experience include conceptualizing, designing and implementing a wide range of school and teacher-related projects and services, including the Wipro Applying Thought in Schools Teacher Empowerment Project, initiated in 2001. In 1988, she set up the Newspaper in Education Programme for The Times of India in Bangalore. Her interests include school effectiveness research, teacher development, collaborative approaches to teaching and learning, interpersonal communication in the classroom, school-industry links for school improvement, leadership and strategic management of schools.

Maya has been a full-time teacher trainer since 1996, conducting professional development programmes for heads and teachers of schools across the country. She has trained several thousand teachers across India and abroad in the past over 16 years.

She is an Accredited Teacher Trainer for Jenny Mosley Consultancies (UK) for training teachers on Whole School Quality Circle Time across schools in India. She is also an Accredited Master Trainer for the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers of the University of Cambridge International Examinations, UK.

Maya has written on issues concerning educational practice and management in leading publications such as The Times of India, The Economic Times and Education World. In 2015, she contributed a chapter on Addressing Teacher Quality & Training for Brookings India. Between 2000 and 2008 she was the South Asia Editor for ELTeCS (English Language Teaching Contact Scheme), a global network of English Language Teaching professionals spearheaded by the British Council. She has also been a member of British Council India's Policy Think Tank on Continuing Professional Development.

Maya is the Founder Director of The Teacher Foundation. TTF is a young dynamic organization that focuses on training teachers and aims at infusing the school education system in India with new energy, enthusiasm and expertise. TTF has offices in Bangalore, Mumbai, Yadgiri and Haveri.