Introduction to an Excellent Education

An excellent education is one that enables children to find their greatest potential, to spread it and make the world a better place. This course helps you ensure your students get an excellent education.

About This Course

Thank you for embarking on this journey. Through this course you will learn about what an excellent education, why it is so vital for your students, and how you can go about ensuring every student in your class gets an excellent education.

This course consists of 5 sections

  • Section 1: Feel- What is an Excellent Education?
  • Section 2: Imagine- Three parts of an Excellent Education
  • Section 3: Do- Putting an Excellent Education into practice
  • Section 4: Share- Practicing in your class!
  • Section 5: Evaluation


There are no requirements that you need in particular to take this course. If you are doing Firki through a coach, we suggest you do the courses in the order shared with you by your coach.

Course Staff

Course Staff Image #1

Firki by Teach for India

This course was created by Teach for India's Firki team, in collaboration with both internal and external content experts. All tools and strategies showcased within the course are derived from teachers across India, in both government and low-cost private schools.

Course Staff Image #1

Shaheen Mistri

This course was written by Shaheen Mistri. Shaheen is the CEO of Teach For India, and serves as one of its founding board members. She is an Ashoka Fellow (2001), a Global Leader for Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum (2002), and an Asia Society 21 Leader (2006). Shaheen also serves on the boards of Ummeed, The Thermax Social Initiatives Foundation, The Akanksha Foundation, The Indian School Leaders Institute, and Design For Change, and is an advisor to the Latika Roy Foundation. She also serves as a committee member for National Council for Teacher Education. Shaheen has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Manchester, England.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have a B.Ed to take this course?

No you don’t. This is an introductory course on Firki and your experience as a teacher is a great starting point for this course.

I want to see how I have done in the course. Where is this information available?

You can use the ‘progress’ tab to check your overall performance on the course.

Once I have entered an answer, can I change it?

Yes, if you have entered an incorrect answer you can go back to the question and check to find the right answer.

What if I fail a course?

There is no such thing as passing or failing in our courses. The assessments are only to guide your learning and development as a teacher. If you get below 90% in the assessment or feel like you need to work on a course some more, you are more than welcome to take it again. Even if you got all the answers right in the first attempt, we suggest you keep revisiting the courses to keep your practice sharp!

Will my performance be shared with my school Principal or other teachers?

Your performance is for only you to see. If you go through a coach, he / she will also have access to your progress to help you do better.