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About Mr. Jigar Mehta

<div style=""><b style="">Namaste! My name is Jigar Mehta.</b></div><div style=""><br style=""></div><div style=""><div style=""><span style="">I am a teacher. Teaching is my profession but it is more than that, of course. It is also my great life long love and fascination. </span></div><div style=""><br style=""></div><div style=""><span style="">I graduated from Gujarat University (India) with major in Mathematics and later did my degree in Education from the same university. Apart from teaching at various grade levels (Grades 5-6 at ICSE, Grades 7-12 at CIE), I also had the opportunity of leading and mentoring teachers at elementary school level.</span></div><div style=""><br style=""></div><div style=""><span style="">I love integrating technology in my classroom with web 2.0 tools. I have developed a knack of using Interactive Boards (Smart Interactive White Boards, Smart Slate), Educational Social Networking Websites (edmodo, mybigcampus), Video Tutorials (Channel mathmantra@youtube.com), blogs, web portals (mathmantra.weebly.com), Mathematical Softwares (GeoGebra, Latex, Graphmatica), Power School, etc. </span></div><div style=""><br style=""></div><div style=""><span style="">While I am not in the classroom, working with numbers, I enjoy reading inspirational books, listening to qawalli or go for long walks with my wife.</span></div></div><div style=""><br style=""></div><div style=""><b style="">My Work Profile:</b></div><div style=""><br style=""></div><div style=""><span style="">I am currently working at </span><a href="http://www.nhs.nusd.k12.az.us/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="">Nogales High School - Nogales Unified School District #1</a><span style="">. </span></div><div style=""><br style=""></div><div style=""><div style=""><span style="">Previous stations include:</span></div><ul style=""><li style=""><a href="http://www.pvhs.nusd.k12.az.us/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="">Pierson High School - Nogales Unified School District #1, Nogales, AZ (USA)</a></li><li style=""><a href="http://www.tges.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="">The Galaxy Education System, Rajkot (India)</a><span style=""> and </span></li><li style=""><a href="http://whitehousepublicschool.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="">White House Public School, Bhuj (India)</a><span style="">.</span></li></ul><div style=""><br style=""></div></div><div style=""><b style="">My Inspiration:</b></div><div style=""><span style=""><br style=""></span></div><div style=""><span style="">I am in</span><span style="">spi</span><span style="">red </span><span style="">by Swami Vivekanand. Swamiji's words and work has always guided me in w</span><span style="">ha</span><span style="">tever I do. I believe</span><span style=""> he was the greatest teacher of his time and has made an eternal impact on the fate of humanity. His vision and ideals will inspire generations to come. </span></div><div style=""><span style=""><br style=""></span></div><div style=""><span style="">His call. "Arise. Awake and Stop not till the desired end is reached" never fails to inspire me. </span></div><div style=""><br style=""></div><div style=""><span style=""><i style="">May we all succeed in making this world a better place to live in!</i></span></div>
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