Dr.Appalayya Meesala [drappalayyameesala]
What subjects do you teach? What types of students do you have?
I teach Marketing, Human Resources Management, Business Communication, Global Business, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management, and Personality Development to the students of Business Management (MBA)
Can you provide a link to a site where we can see something about what you do or the center where you work?
How have your past experiences prepared you for teaching? How did you become interested in education?
I was in the handlooms and sillk textiles industry for 20 years as a manager. My last position in an organization called 'Serifed' was General Manager. I wanted to teach Management. In fact, in the beginning of my career, in 1983, I worked as a lecturer in an engineering college. I felt I would enjoy teaching better than as an executive. For over five years now, I have been teaching.
Who was your most influential teacher and why?
Unconsciously, I imbued in me the models of more than half a dozen teachers who were inspiring, lucid and humanistic.
What is your educational philosophy?
Learing happens by speaking to others, reading extensively and disciplining oneself into a rigorous time schedule.
What is the most challenging aspect of teaching for you?
Resources like library and stimulating colleagues; both are short. The next important shortage is felt in 'time resource' which is always a will-o-wisp.
What kind of relationship do you have with your students?
What is the secret to instilling interest in knowledge?
First, expose the students to problems and challenges-of himself, society and world at large- that require a student to contribute.
What is your philosophy on homework and grading?
Grading should be honest, and induce the student to delve deeper.
Is it possible to teach creativity? how?
Creativity need not be taught. Create an environment to ignite creativity.
How do you establish authority? What do you do when a discipline problem arises?
I counsel them; but first, I intimidate them.
How do you individualize your teaching? How do you handle the different ability levels of students in classes?
I explain lucidly; I size up the individuals by questioning. I take the lowest as a benchmark and teach at that level.
What cooperative learning means to you. How have you used it?
It is learning by working together. I give the issue to the students before, advising them to study it. They make a presentation. I and other students comment on it.
What do you expect from your supervisor? What qualities would you like to have in your principal?
Freedom to read.
What issues in education are of greatest concern to you?
Relating to the reality.
Would it be a good thing if teachers had economic incentives based on student performance?
But in many cases, teachers have no say in the selection of the students, who are just given. In such a case, no matter how much effort a teacher puts in, performance cannot be produced.
Besides more financial resources, what do today's schools lack?
What are your professional goals? Where do you want to be in five years?
Want to teach in the best college/institute in India.
What qualities would you need to see in someone before advising him/her to go into teaching?
Ability to understand the concept in its totality and ability to explain it lucidly.
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