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Heena Jaffer – The Bombay International School
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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Heena Jaffer

Heena holds a dual qualification, a Bachelor’s Degree in both Sociology and Psychology. She holds a Diploma in Interior Design from Nirmala Niketan. She has worked extensively with adolescents and has attended the International Adolescent Education Program conducted by the IIS London. Heena has been a core team member and faculty at the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for twelve years. She was the Chairperson of the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for three years. She joined BIS in 2011 and has attended an IB Psychology Category 2 workshop in Dubai; an ATL (Approaches to Teaching and Learning) Category 3 workshop, and the TAISI 2015 conference. She attended the Subject Specific Seminar held in Bangalore in February 2017.

Heena is also co-leading the Cultures of Thinking programme at the school and co-presented a paper on Cultures of Thinking at the IB Conference in Barcelona in September 2016.

She believes that the two most important qualities that work well for her as a teacher are fairness and creativity. She believes children are always willing to learn; though sometimes they may not like being ‘taught’. She strives to make her classes engaging since she feels that students are ‘learning partners’ in the teaching-learning process. She loves children, she loves the subject that she teaches, and she loves teaching. She enjoys Yoga and travelling.