LDG : Learn Develop Grow

LDG : Learn Develop Grow

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My website https://lesdgama.in is being updated with workshops and programmes for schools and teachers. Do visit and leave feedback. Thanks

Leslie works in the Education field, conducting workshops and development programs for teachers and Mr Leslie Francis D’Gama, was formerly Vice President and Head – Trainer Development Group of IL&FS Education and Technology Services Limited, an organisation committed to enhancing the quality and delivery of education across all learning segments.

Operating as usual

Photos from LDG : Learn Develop Grow's post 05/08/2022

Fabulous to be invited to Akshar for their senior prize distribution and to given this token of appreciation by the school. This comes at the end of 2 years of assisting with online learning. As always it was a humbling experience to see how every little achievement and effort is recognised and rewarded in the student group. More pics will follow but for now this symbol of their theme "Peace". ❤️

30/05/2022

Last weekend was fun! Conducted a two-session, online workshop for 15-17 year olds across the country, through the British Council. The topic was "Writing your SOP" - aimed at clarifying how a Statement of Purpose sent to a college would help students applying to make an impact. Here are some bits of feedback from the participants (names not used for privacy reasons):
I really liked the way the course was structured because we learnt the importance of certain aspects by getting a hand on experience and also got cracking on our SOPs! The additional resources were a great help too!
These past 2 days have been very insightful in understanding how SOPs work, how to write one and how to make it effective appealing for the audience. The resources and discussions were very helpful in grasping the content and implementing the techniques as well.
It was an amazing workshop, Leslie Sir did a great job explaining everything, I never knew SOP's were so complicated but now I know, I also know that I need to work hard on it. I'm sure I'll be able to do it with all the resources and pdfs that were provided!
I genuinely enjoyed this workshop and gained loads of new insight. I especially liked how you made sure everyone was able to participate (even if some of us resisted). Now that we have lots of resources, I think it's safe to say we're a step ahead in terms of college app anxiety.
It was very interesting, informative and has given me a lot to think about! The course is very well structured and Leslie sir is a really good teacher. This course will indeed aid my progress in getting into universities abroad!
I have learnt many new things in this program. Thank you sir for making this class very fun and enjoyable. I really liked the way you corrected me, Sir.
The course gave me an insight on how I should structure my SOP and the Dos and Don'ts. The activities, especially, made the sessions very interactive and exciting. The resources given were very helpful as well.
To me, this course was an insightful opportunity get introduced to a major part of my college admission process. The resources were what took me the most. Reading the sample SOPs made me realize just how much I need to level up and how creatively people tie their experiences into their SOPs. The tips shared aided to properly shape up my draft SOP.
It was a great program. I helped me in learning in detail about SOP. This program gave me the opportunity to research about many things and check into many sources. I really enjoyed participating in this course.
I really liked the way this workshop was planned with multiple resources for reference and the materials provided will help me improve my SOP.

Wordle Quordle Dordle Nerdle 23/05/2022

Wordle Quordle Dordle Nerdle

Are you a Wordle-head? Here's some fun stuff to read.
https://leslaughs.blogspot.com/2022/05/wordle-quordle-dordle-nerdle.html

Wordle Quordle Dordle Nerdle [There are times when one is tempted to use four-letter words when faced with a problem. So, they created this five-letter version. Here...

15/05/2022

WeCan is just amazing! Hope you have enough kids for the camp. Will surely be fun. weCan Neena Goel

Look out for fun time, the weCan children will have in the upcoming summer camp.
Learn and have fun
www.wecanresources.org

Creative summer weekends at Kolkata library | British Council 09/05/2022

Creative summer weekends at Kolkata library | British Council

There are all sorts of weekend summer workshops going to happen at the British Council Library (face to face, not online) at Camac Street. Check out the range here https://www.britishcouncil.in/events/creative-summers-1
Also, Uncle Les will be conducting *What's the Good Word* on May 28 (for 8-10 year old kids). Do tag people with kids who have time and energy on their hands. After two years this will be fun!

Creative summer weekends at Kolkata library | British Council British Council Kolkata is delighted to announce ‘Creative Summers’ during the summer vacations for children of ages 5 to 13 years from 21 May to 11 June 2022

26/04/2022

Some videos from the sessions at HMPS-Rajhans Vidyalaya at Mumbai

Photos from LDG : Learn Develop Grow's post 26/04/2022

Day Two of Designing Active Lessons at HMPS-Rajhans Mumbai. Senior teachers with lots of energy and enthusiasm. Was a lot of fun!
Both groups were a delight to work with.

Photos from LDG : Learn Develop Grow's post 25/04/2022

An exciting session on Designing Active Lessons with a great group of teachers from Hansraj Morarji Public School and Rajhans Vidyalaya, Mumbai. Interaction and feedback was great! Tomorrow another group from the senior school. 😀

Photos from LDG : Learn Develop Grow's post 29/12/2021

Glimpses of the 4 workshops conducted for school leaders in Mumbai in December on behalf of Kotak Education Foundation. A marvellous experience for all.

Photos from LDG : Learn Develop Grow's post 18/12/2021

Today is the 4th session of Data-Supported Instructional Planning with Principals of Mumbai Schools on behalf of Kotak Education Foundation. It's been a really fun, though intensive, set of workshops.

Skills for life - workshops for 9 to 14 year olds | British Council 22/11/2021

Skills for life - workshops for 9 to 14 year olds | British Council

Going to conduct two online sessions for kids on behalf of the British Council.
Saturday November 27 - For ages 9-11 - Public Speaking.
Sunday November 28 - For ages 12-14 - The Art of Debate.
Check out the login details in the link.
https://www.britishcouncil.in/library/events/skills-for-life
Do spread the word
Christabel D'Gama Rituparna Sen Aruna Gomes Tanya Robinson D'Souza Shaheen Faiyaz Beatrix D'gama Menezes Praveena Fenn Ireland

Skills for life - workshops for 9 to 14 year olds | British Council Fun-filled high energy workshops that will give young learners an opportunity to build their creativity and enable them to express their opinions in front of an audience.

Mitra-Ta**ra Archive Of Personal Narratives - YouTube 22/09/2021

Mitra-Ta**ra Archive Of Personal Narratives - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/c/MitraTa**raArchiveOfPersonalNarratives
The Mitra Ta**ra initiative was started by a Xaverian friend, Ranjan Kamath. You will find some very useful videos here especially for those in education and development. Please subscribe to the channel as it will help them grow.

Mitra-Ta**ra Archive Of Personal Narratives - YouTube Through the sharing of life stories, Mitra Ta**ra Archive is an interweave of first person narratives or, oral histories by Indians eminent, extraordinary a...

Digital tool for teens | British Council 11/08/2021

Digital tool for teens | British Council

Last weekend was well spent with a course for the British Council: Digital Tools for Teens. We had a bunch of 15 kids online, from the age of 13 to 17. Christabel D'Gama helped to lighten the program.
Doing it again on August 28th and 29th. Check it out here https://www.britishcouncil.in/library/events/digital-tool-for-teens

Digital tool for teens | British Council Equip your child with digital skills for the future. Enrol them for this workshop today.

30/01/2021

This is going to be a fun course for young people 18+ and fresh entries to the workplace. I have designed it and will be conducting most of it with help from Raju Raman.
Please share with people who might be interested.
Admission Form and Details: https://forms.gle/kcK7T7DHjtyZveNr7
To register, contact:
9831140988 / 9830775677
Course starts on Thursday February 11th, 2021.

Questions are the Answer 10/12/2020

Questions are the Answer

I attended an online Ed Talk today by the Principal of Delhi Public International School, on a topic after my own heart. Read on. And watch the YouTube video linked on the page.
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https://ldglearning.blogspot.com/2020/12/questions-are-answer.html

Questions are the Answer [The poster above popped into my WhatsApp feed this morning and two things got me hooked immediately. The speaker, Anita Brooks , is an a...

05/12/2020

Inspiring!

15 year old Indian-American scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao has been named TIME’s 1st-ever for her work in technology to tackle issues ranging from cyber bullying to contaminated drinking water. “If I can do it,” she says, “you can do it. Anyone can do it.”

03/12/2020

An article I wrote for Cygnus Centre of Excellence. There's a lot of truth hidden in the attempt at humour. Enjoy. Share. Comment.
https://cygnuscoeonline.com/timeless-teaching/

Start an SIP in Etiquette 01/12/2020

Start an SIP in Etiquette

A simple misreading of an email subject line led me to think about Online Etiquette and how important it could be for our digital future. Here's the piece I wrote https://ldglearning.blogspot.com/2020/12/start-sip-in-etiquette.html
Please share and comment on the blog post.

Start an SIP in Etiquette Photo by Yanalya - Freepik.com [Tonight's blog post is not about money, honey. It's about systematic investment planning in Online Etiquet...

Progressive Disclosure Comes of Age 29/11/2020

Progressive Disclosure Comes of Age

Have you ever used an OHP for teaching or training? Here's a short piece .. enjoy, like, comment, share. https://ldglearning.blogspot.com/2020/11/progressive-disclosure-comes-of-age.html

Progressive Disclosure Comes of Age From Pixabay - an advertisement [The credit for this memory-jog is from my friend and former colleague, partner in crime in Hyderabad, Padma...

07/11/2020

It's feedback such as this that makes my day. Thank you The Bhawanipur Education Society College for this appreciation of the work done as a facilitator. It resulted in deepening and widening of experience for me!

Broken Records, New Records 05/11/2020

Broken Records, New Records

It's really been a very long time since I wrote in my blog. One reason has been that I have been caught up in online teaching! But here is the new piece. Please read, react, object, re-post, share, and leave some feedback. Thanks.

https://ldglearning.blogspot.com/2020/07/broken-record-and-records-broken.html

Broken Records, New Records Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay [Some of us might remember the good old vinyl records that occasionally got stuck in a...

05/11/2020

Another fabulous letter to wake up to this morning. Thank you, Akshar, for detailing the support you received for implementing and through using techniques, and . Highly motivating!

04/11/2020

A school in Kolkata is looking for a full-time Math & Science teacher for ISC 11&12

20/09/2020

Lightning How-to: Bits and Pieces

Last night, a friend Mrinal, asked me how to extract a few songs from a complete concert that he had in a single file. So, besides messaging some steps across, I quickly put this "lightning video" together to see if just-in-time teaching was possible. Used in-built tools with Chrome's Screencastify extension, to capture this, and Video Editor to add and subtract a bit. Literally in my night clothes and in 20 minutes.
Happy to experiment with other Lighting How-tos if you have questions!

25/08/2020

Getting in shape to conduct a couple of hi-intensity sessions on online learning pedagogy with GSuite for Education this week and next.

13/08/2020

Halfway mark today!
80+ Professors of College are now using for online flipped classrooms.

09/08/2020

Orientation of 160+ Professors of The Bhawanipur Education Society College starts today -- 10 batches x 2 sessions each spread over 10 days! All online, using Flipped Classrooms and GSuite for Education. 😊

Google Classroom for Teachers - YouTube 05/08/2020

Google Classroom for Teachers - YouTube

I have been adding Google Classroom training videos to my YouTube playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnY3aA8VK9Qzr8fT2GN7JPgBHdeNP8tRV
Have fun. Subscribe. Like. Share.

Google Classroom for Teachers - YouTube

04/08/2020

Still Learning, Still Developing, Still Growing

23/07/2020

Conducted a two-part session in using Flipped Classrooms in online learning at Bhawanipur Education Society College this week. Feedback below 😊

22/07/2020

One Love Reimagined in Support of UNICEF 💙

Education: Post Covid 19 / A Series of Interactions of Eminent Academic Personalities 22/07/2020

Education: Post Covid 19 / A Series of Interactions of Eminent Academic Personalities

Education: Post Covid 19 / A Series of Interactions of Eminent Academic Personalities In this warm conversation, Rajib Kumar, Director, Knowgen Education Services Pvt Ltd interacts with Learning and Development Consultant Leslie D' Gama. Lesli...

19/07/2020

FilterCopy | Awkward Moments On School Video Calls | Ft. Mrinmayee, Abhinav, Devishi, Shivam, Gunjan and Amulya

Far from reality. I think teachers and students are doing a much better job. But good for a laugh

Online Learning Impact & Opportunities - Webinar by Calcutta Chamber Of Commerce 13/07/2020

Online Learning Impact & Opportunities - Webinar by Calcutta Chamber Of Commerce

Online Learning Impact & Opportunities - Webinar by Calcutta Chamber Of Commerce A webinar held by Calcutta Chamber of Commerce on Online Learning - Impact & Opportunities. With Sharmila Bose, Principal, Sushila Birla Girls School, Seema ...

13/07/2020

Was happy to be the moderator for this bevy of brilliance today. The recording will shortly be available online. Watch this space!

Google Classroom for Teachers - YouTube 13/07/2020

Google Classroom for Teachers - YouTube

Google Classroom for Teachers - YouTube

The Suite Spot in Online Learning 01/07/2020

The Suite Spot in Online Learning

Here's the new blogpost. Not a funny one, I'm afraid, but very real. Enjoy. https://ldglearning.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-suite-spot-in-online-learning.html
As usual comment, argue, educate us and share!

The Suite Spot in Online Learning Image by Markus Trier from Pixabay [It's been a while since I wrote my last blog post. After the cyclone Amphan, there was an a...

Photos from weCan's post 29/06/2020

Helping the teachers of We Can Learning Resources to get on top of Online Learning!

25/05/2020

Real Indian Talent 🇮🇳

Art is in the hands of the artist

18/05/2020

My previous company.

Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, Schoolnet is providing online training to students and teachers on how to leverage Google Future Classrooms for learning and teaching of Google tools: Google Forms, Docs, Meet and more. The online classes are receiving a good response as students and teachers are benefiting from these training sessions in transforming their teaching-learning practices through the use of technology.

Parents! please be patient with school teachers who are starting online classes. 15/05/2020

Parents! please be patient with school teachers who are starting online classes.

Please watch this 9 minute video right till the end. It addresses the quality of teaching, the quality of parenting and the issue of fee payments during online education due to the pandemic. Please watch and leave your comments.

Parents! please be patient with school teachers who are starting online classes. In response to a forward written by some parents , berating teachers all around the country, commenting on poor pronunciation / not using gentle voice / and ...

27/04/2020

Shortcut Trick to find square of 11 to 199

24/04/2020

I don't have elementary school kids anymore, but my friends do, and they gave me some ideas! Parents and teachers, can you relate to these? What are some other amusing things that happen when kids do video conferences for school?

Lockdown Learning - a Parents' Helpfile 20/04/2020

Lockdown Learning - a Parents' Helpfile

Sequel to yesterday's article on Online Learning.

Lockdown Learning - a Parents' Helpfile Screenshot from a fun learning session with kids of the Dalhousie Institute [Last time it took me a week of deliberation to decide to...

Zoom in to Quaranteaching 20/04/2020

Zoom in to Quaranteaching

Wrote this last night ... please read and comment.

Zoom in to Quaranteaching Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay [The term Quaranteaching is unapologetically stolen from Rianne Selwyn, an extraordinary teac...

Zoom in to Quaranteaching 19/04/2020

Zoom in to Quaranteaching

After resisting the temptation to write on online education, I gave in. So here it is, irreverent as ever. Please comment, share, delete as you wish. https://ldglearning.blogspot.com/2020/04/zoom-in-to-quaranteaching.html

Zoom in to Quaranteaching Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay [The term Quaranteaching is unapologetically stolen from Rianne Selwyn, an extraordinary teac...

18/04/2020

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