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Nigel Coutts

The rewards of highly collaborative teams - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Not that long ago I was a writer of interesting and engaging educational programmes. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. The programmes that I wrote and shared with a team of teachers were generally well accepted and the feedback offered was always politely positive. I enjoyed writing these programmes but in recent times I have enjoyed even more stepping away from this process and in doing so empowering the team of teachers that I learn with. The programmes that this team produces far exceed the quality I could ever have hoped to produce but more importantly the students are benefiting from their experience of highly engaged and thus engaging teachers.
Nigel Coutts

The little things that make a difference - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    In teaching it is often the little things we do on a daily basis that have the largest cumulative effect. While the events, festivals, camps and more spectacular lessons may stand out in our memories these moments have less overall impact across the time that our students spend in our company. Getting these little details right however is a complex business that demands we bring our best to every interaction, every lesson and every opportunity we have to shape the minds and dispositions of our learners. The result is that there are no easy lessons, no easy days.
Nigel Coutts

The Emerging Trend of Connected Institutions - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    The book 'Non Obvious' by Rohit Bhargava present an intriguing exploration of how careful observation and thought can reveal emerging trends and as the subtitle suggest 'predict the future'. For educators the ability to identify the trends which will deliver the best outcomes for our students from the noise of fads is alluring. While the talk of new technologies, of learner centric pedagogies and teaching for lifelong learning play the part of the obvious trends in education identifying the non-obvious trend is a more challenging endeavour. 
Nigel Coutts

Tinkering with Old Technology - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    As technology evolves and its inner workings increasingly disappear from view, replaced with solid-state parts hidden by glass, aluminium and plastic, our understanding of what makes the world operate is similarly impeded. When machinery from just a few decades ago is viewed a world of moving parts, linkages, cogs and levers is revealed. These mechanical objects contain an inherent beauty and inspire curiosity in ways that modern devices with their pristine surfaces and simplified design language do not. Opportunities to explore devices from the past open our eyes and lead us to new questions of how our devices function, how machines do the jobs we need them to do and how engineers solve problems.
Nigel Coutts

Girls in Tech - Reflections from VIVID Ideas - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Sydney has become a beacon that brings people together and sparks conversations. Most recently the conversation centred on the topic of girls in tech and what might be done to re-dress the gender balance in STEAM subjects and related career pathways. Sponsored by INTEL this Vivid Ideas event drew a mix of entrepreneurs, educators and tech luminaries to the Museum of Contemporary Art on a Saturday afternoon to share their ideas on what might be done.
Victorious Kidss Educares Pune

SCHOOL OF TOMORROW HERE NOW : Victorious Kidss Educares - 0 views

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    Victorious kidss educares : IB school in Pune, has the vision of restarting a University of the fame of Nalanda and bringing India in the forefront in the field of Research & Education. This blog contains the information of education system in VKE where you get a guarantee that your child will excel and will be brilliant, irrespective of the background and earlier education. Visit http://www.victoriouskidsseducares.org/blogs/school-of-tomorrow-here-now/
Nigel Coutts

Professional Learning Communities for School Transformation - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    The role of the teacher is slowly but surely changing and with this come new challenges. Change becomes inevitable and processes for managing this and capitalising on the opportunities it brings becomes paramount within organisations. It is perhaps not surprising that educational institutions may evolve to become what are termed 'Learning Organisations' or 'Professional Learning Communities' within which there is a focus on the application of the principles of learning to manage change and explore new opportunities. 
Nigel Coutts

Collaborative Learning with Google Docs - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    Something is missing from my classroom lately and I am quite happy to have seen it disappear. It is the traditional line at the teacher's desk formed by students awaiting feedback on a recently completed piece of writing. What has replaced this is our use of Google Docs and Slides as a tool for the collaborative development of ideas from initial thinking and strategising through to final editing and refinement. It has introduced a new workflow to the class that both streamlines the process of providing feedback, allows for greater detail and transforms the process into one that is richly collaborative.
Nigel Coutts

Tools for sharing thinking - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    Fortunately there are a number of free tools that do these things and they are available for use on any technology platform as they require nothing more than access to the internet. Recently Eric Sheninger used a set of these tools to give his audience at the Hawker Brownlow Conference on Thinking and Learning in Melbourne a voice.
Victorious Kidss Educares Pune

Best nursery school in Pune - Victorious Kidss Educares - 0 views

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    Victorious Kidss Educares is an IB world school in Pune. Here you get the best start for your children with our best nursery school programme. We guide students, till the threshold of their higher education, to choose from their vast areas of personal competence; rather than from areas of incompetence. Visit us @
    http://www.victoriouskidsseducares.org/pre-primary-section.html
Nigel Coutts

Ideas - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Ask any teacher what they wish they had more of and the most common answer is likely to be time. Schools are inherently busy places and there is always much to be done. We all want to meet the needs of every student, add value to their education with breadth and depth, ensure adequate coverage of the curriculum and include aspects of play and discovery. Add up all that is done in a day over and above face-to-face teaching and you can only wonder at how we manage to fit it all into the time we have. So is there an answer to this dilemma, is there a secret method to finding more time in our schedules to achieve all that we want to?
Dennis OConnor

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 - 3 views

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    k-12 flipped / blended ideas. Makes me want to get back into the real time classroom.
Victorious Kidss Educares Pune

Best school in Pune - Victorious Kidss Educares - 0 views

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    Victorious Kidss Educares is best IB world school in Pune. Our motto is 'Learning to Love to Learn'. We focuses on education for building character. Learning is not merely for earning. The curriculum is strategically designed to develop learning to enable children achieve excellence in all walks of life and to lay a firm foundation for a strong character, a caring, a loving and a charming personality. We have certified following programmes
    1. Pre primary programme
    2. Primary years programme
    3. Middle year programme
    4. Diploma programme
    Visit is @ http://www.victoriouskidsseducares.org
Nigel Coutts

A healthy dose of scepticism - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    I want my students to be sceptics. I believe that in the present age scepticism is more important than ever. Easy access to information, ease of publishing, scams and confidence tricksters combine to create a climate where blind trust is dangerous for our security, our finances and our knowledge bases. For students of all ages a healthy dose of scepticism is much needed not just so they may reveal falsehoods but to allow them to discover new truths.
Nigel Coutts

Assessment A Powerful messaging system - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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     The role of assessment has always played its part but it is a role that is changing in the present global climate and understanding this shift is important for educators.
Victorious Kidss Educares Pune

GRATITUDE - 0 views

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    'gratitude'.
    "Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and her or she will have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he or she has will be taken from him or her."
Nigel Coutts

Learning from the journey - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    There is much to be learned from journeys. From stepping out of our doors and by placing one foot in front of the other making progress towards a planned destination. Journeys are a great metaphor for the challenges we face in our day to day lives and the parallels we draw may allow us to set a goal and achieve it despite the obstacles.
Victorious Kidss Educares Pune

Victorious Kidss Educares features in the 'Teacher's Magazine' - 1 views

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    You all will be happy to know that our school, Victorious Kidss Educares, has been featured in the 'Teachers Magazine' - April - June 2016 edition, two (2) pages, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). This magazine focuses on the professional development community for teachers & educators. 'The key feature is to create a school, that is a truly global learning community, is to ensure every child's learning need is, addressed , not only what we learn, but how we learn. Our goal is to graduate students who, in contributing to a better world, are critical and independent thinkers with strong capabilities in solving problems and making decisions'. For more information visit is @ http://www.victoriouskidsseducares.org/latest-news.html
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