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Introduction to the Riverside Approach‘Where common sense is   common practice’                             1    © The Riv...
Great Schools all overthe world are anattempt to answer thebig questions ……                          2 © The Riverside Sch...
Are schools a‘preparation for life’or an‘integral’ part of life?                           3 © The Riverside School
What is the meaning of‘childhood ?’Are schools for ‘instruction’or for ‘education’And finally….                           ...
How can children ‘shape’ their future?                                         5           © The Riverside School
Riverside began with the samequestions…We would like to share howwe have explored them todevelop an approach wherechildren...
Success to Significance Can it be replicated?                           The Riverside approach is already                 ...
There are 3              components of the              Riverside model 1              2                      3Why        ...
1              Why              Foundation              Framework                           9© The Riverside School
1                          The Student as the primaryWhy                       stakeholder forms theFoundation            ...
1Why              What does this mean?Foundation                This becomes a lens                against which all      ...
1Why                                     The learning journeyFramework     AWARE                      ENABLE              ...
1Why                                 The new 3 ‘R’s’Framework               Relevance               The ‘Why’ of          ...
1Why                     What do these mean?Framework                                  No longer teaching for the        R...
2              How              Processes              Behaviors                          15© The Riverside School
2How                                  How does common senseProcesses                            become common practice?   ...
2How               What does this mean?Processes                   These processes ensure that                   the non-n...
2      Common Sense                 Common PracticeHow                                    Planner      Choice and Voice   ...
2      Common Sense                Common PracticeHow      Win Win                     Professional Development           ...
2                                The behaviors that create aHow                             culture of common senseBehavio...
2HowBehaviours           What does this mean?                     How the non-tangibles                     are given expr...
2      Non-tangible                   ExpressionHow                                    Teacher Community      Collegial   ...
3              What              Content              Assessment                           23© The Riverside School
3                            The Beacons that guide eachWhat                          Key Stage of developmentContent     ...
3          Beacon                        Content Choice (aware)WhatContent          Language                     to make t...
3WhatContent          Beacon                      Content Choice ( aware )          Logical thinking             provides ...
3                      Key Stage 2 – Dependence to                                      Independence ( enable )What       ...
3          Beacon                       Content Choice (enable)WhatContent   Language                                     ...
3What      Beacon                        Content Choice (enable)Content          Logical                      providing st...
3                        Key Stage 3 – Independence toWhat                    Interdependence ( Be the Change )Content    ...
3What         Key Stage 3 – Independence to             Interdependence ( empower )Content            The beacons will ‘em...
3                   Feedback and strategies toWhat               help the student become anAssessment         empowered le...
3WhatAssessment                           Checks the current level of readiness or     Pre-Assessment        interest in o...
3WhatAssessment                            Enables you to understand ‘WHAT’ is     Peer Assessment        good work – ther...
3WhatAssessment              Key Stage 1             Key Stage 2           Key Stage 3             Evidence File         E...
How do we know the model works?          Data driven - ASSET          Global Recognition          School Design Award-desi...
Asset Results    Comparision with all        schools :                                                              Compar...
Comparison with all schools :                                              Comparison with top-10 schoolsWinter 2005      ...
Riverside believes that the purpose ofeducation should be to make our childrenmore competent and less helpless …..        ...
Therefore we need to ask ourselves….        How do we make this        approach common        practice for all children.  ...
Thank You                         41© The Riverside School
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  1. 1. Introduction to the Riverside Approach‘Where common sense is common practice’ 1 © The Riverside School
  2. 2. Great Schools all overthe world are anattempt to answer thebig questions …… 2 © The Riverside School
  3. 3. Are schools a‘preparation for life’or an‘integral’ part of life? 3 © The Riverside School
  4. 4. What is the meaning of‘childhood ?’Are schools for ‘instruction’or for ‘education’And finally…. 4© The Riverside School
  5. 5. How can children ‘shape’ their future? 5 © The Riverside School
  6. 6. Riverside began with the samequestions…We would like to share howwe have explored them todevelop an approach wherechildren and their potentialsbecame the centre of theprogramme 6 © The Riverside School
  7. 7. Success to Significance Can it be replicated? The Riverside approach is already being implemented in 6 other schools (4000 students in all) and it is now being used as a framework of excellence for low income schools in the country.Amrit Vidyalaya, Kalol | TGES, Rajkot | Sant Kabir, Baroda | TGES, Ahmedabad | Tejas Vidyalaya, Baroda | TGES, Jamnagar 7 © The Riverside School
  8. 8. There are 3 components of the Riverside model 1 2 3Why How WhatFoundation Processes ContentFramework Behaviours Assessment 8 © The Riverside School
  9. 9. 1 Why Foundation Framework 9© The Riverside School
  10. 10. 1 The Student as the primaryWhy stakeholder forms theFoundation foundation of the Riverside approach Teachers Community Student Parents 10 © The Riverside School
  11. 11. 1Why What does this mean?Foundation This becomes a lens against which all decisions on processes, behavior, content, assessment are aligned Learning becomes visible Shift from “teacher told me” to “I am doing it” 11 © The Riverside School
  12. 12. 1Why The learning journeyFramework AWARE ENABLE EMPOWERKey Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3Complex to Simpler Dependence Independence(Revealing / Uncovering) to Independence to Interdependence (making visible strategies) (be the change) 12 © The Riverside School
  13. 13. 1Why The new 3 ‘R’s’Framework Relevance The ‘Why’ of Rigor what we do The practice and Student honing of a skill as a Teacher craft Parent Community Relationships The ‘Reciprocal’ partnerships Nurturing and Celebrating Voice and Choice 13 © The Riverside School
  14. 14. 1Why What do these mean?Framework No longer teaching for the Relevance test – but learning for life Rigor No mediocrity – no compromises Relationships The strength of the team (enable and not label ) 14 © The Riverside School
  15. 15. 2 How Processes Behaviors 15© The Riverside School
  16. 16. 2How How does common senseProcesses become common practice? Choice and Voice By your Students Teachers Be the Change Student Revisit, Review, Refine Community Win Win Parents Audit Bridging the Gap aProCh 16 © The Riverside School
  17. 17. 2How What does this mean?Processes These processes ensure that the non-negotiable goals are visible and accessible to all stakeholders Makes common sense – common practices Shift from “I am told to do” to “I am doing it” 17 © The Riverside School
  18. 18. 2 Common Sense Common PracticeHow Planner Choice and Voice Incorporates learnings from MI, TfU, Blooms Taxonomy, Differentiated instruction Active Research By your Students Documenting to learn Pedagogical Question - adolescence Walls as second skin Projects Be the Change Disparity is a reality Citizenship projects Revisit, Review, Time to Learn Refine Time table Reflection Humility in Practice 18 © The Riverside School
  19. 19. 2 Common Sense Common PracticeHow Win Win Professional Development Maximise my potential to maximise student potential ( 45 days of PD) Audit Asset Tests Quality feedback Bridging the Gap Parent/School Partnerships We cant do this without you aProCh Initiatives City as my playground – a nostalgia for the future 19 © The Riverside School
  20. 20. 2 The behaviors that create aHow culture of common senseBehaviours Teachers Collegial Buddy Interaction Community Student Abundance Mentality Peer and Public Scrutiny Parents Closing the Loop 20 © The Riverside School
  21. 21. 2HowBehaviours What does this mean? How the non-tangibles are given expression The glue that binds a programme Shift from “I am told to do” to “I am doing it” 21 © The Riverside School
  22. 22. 2 Non-tangible ExpressionHow Teacher Community Collegial Dialogue driven around the practice and student concerns Buddy Interaction Building Community No talent is of value unless shared Sharing Abundance Mentality This is not the last great idea you will have Outside Comfort Zone Peer and Public Non-scripting and Scrutiny application of understanding Closing the loop Now and not later Applaud, critique, resolve – now! 22 © The Riverside School
  23. 23. 3 What Content Assessment 23© The Riverside School
  24. 24. 3 The Beacons that guide eachWhat Key Stage of developmentContent Key Stage 1 – Journey to self awareness Language Package Creative Thinking Key Stage 1 Intra / inter personal skills Student Craftsmanship Key Stage 2 Logical Thinking Key Stage 3 Scientific Thinking 24 © The Riverside School
  25. 25. 3 Beacon Content Choice (aware)WhatContent Language to make the complex world simpler Package nurturing and celebrating Creative curiosity which enables habits Thinking of mind ( risk taking, inquiring, research ) self awareness that leads to Inter – Intra knowledge of competencies -Inter personal skills personal leads to team work Craftsmanship quality determines value bringing pride and self worth 25 © The Riverside School
  26. 26. 3WhatContent Beacon Content Choice ( aware ) Logical thinking provides skills (sequencing, options, prioritizing ) to reach destination attributing natural phenomena Scientific to reasoning by using the skill of thinking observation - and not magic 26 © The Riverside School
  27. 27. 3 Key Stage 2 – Dependence to Independence ( enable )What Language PackageContent Creative Thinking Intra / inter personal skills Key Stage 1 Craftsmanship Logical /Mathematical Thinking Student Scientific Thinking Problem Solving Key Stage 3 Key Stage 2 Citizenship Adaptability – Digital Literacy 27 © The Riverside School
  28. 28. 3 Beacon Content Choice (enable)WhatContent Language providing strategies to help traverse the journey from Package appreciation to enjoyment providing strategies to nurture Creative ‘thinking outside the box’ to Thinking address specific need/audience ( CoRT ) providing strategies that make Inter – Intra ‘visible’ the journey of growth, be it personal skills social, physical, emotional or cognitive Craftsmanship providing strategies to traverse the journey from novice to proficiency 28 © The Riverside School
  29. 29. 3What Beacon Content Choice (enable)Content Logical providing strategies to understand Mathematical causal relations in real world thinking scenarios Scientific providing strategies to develop the thinking scientific temperament ( hypothesis to experimentation ) providing strategies to identify the Problem Solving problem as a ‘problem’ and solve the problem in the best possible manner Adaptability – not being helpless ‘outside comfort Digital Literacy zone’ 29 © The Riverside School
  30. 30. 3 Key Stage 3 – Independence toWhat Interdependence ( Be the Change )Content Language Package Creative Thinking Intra / inter personal skills Key Stage 1 Craftsmanship Logical /Mathematical Thinking Student Scientific Thinking Key Stage 2 Problem Solving Key Stage 3 Citizenship Adaptability – Digital Literacy 30 © The Riverside School
  31. 31. 3What Key Stage 3 – Independence to Interdependence ( empower )Content The beacons will ‘empower’ us to make the best choices keeping our ‘competencies’ to solve problems and fashion products that are of value in one or more cultures! Be the Change 31 © The Riverside School
  32. 32. 3 Feedback and strategies toWhat help the student become anAssessment empowered learner Pre-Assessment Ongoing (formative and summative ) Peer Assessment Self Assessment 32 © The Riverside School
  33. 33. 3WhatAssessment Checks the current level of readiness or Pre-Assessment interest in order to plan for appropriate instruction A process of accumulating information Ongoing about a student’s progress to help make Formative instructional decisions that will improve his/her understandings and achievement levels. Ongoing A means to determine a student’s mastery and understanding of information, skills, Summative concepts, or processes. 33 © The Riverside School
  34. 34. 3WhatAssessment Enables you to understand ‘WHAT’ is Peer Assessment good work – thereby helping you to give and get constructive feedback Self Assessment A process of looking at the rubrics and self directing your course of learning 34 © The Riverside School
  35. 35. 3WhatAssessment Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Evidence File Evidence File Self directed - Evidence File Student Led Portfolio - Digital Teacher Progress Student Led evaluation Portfolio Teacher Progress evaluation Board Exam cum Jury system First Exam cum Teacher Progress Jury system – evaluation Grade 7 35 © The Riverside School
  36. 36. How do we know the model works? Data driven - ASSET Global Recognition School Design Award-designshare Ashoka Fellowship for ‘Knock Out’ idea Partnerships with IIM / NID 36 © The Riverside School
  37. 37. Asset Results Comparision with all schools : Comparision with top-10 schoolsWinter 2007           Winter 2007         Class English Maths Science Students   Class English Maths Science Students 3 146.34% 141.18% 131.82% 21   3 109.89% 112.34% 103.57% 21 4 133.08% 134.02% 128.89% 23   4 100.29% 105.56% 102.65% 23 5 138.99% 149.75% 133.33% 25   5 106.06% 113.86% 104.11% 25 6 138.30% 137.50% 127.01% 21   6 102.02% 107% 100.37% 21 7 123.93% 127.54% 124.12% 21   7 96.19% 102.33% 100.82% 21                     Winter 2006           Winter 2006         Class English Maths Science Students   Class English Maths Science Students 3 143.01% 136.25% 123.28% 25   3 109.92% 110.10% 99.57% 25 4 144.17% 140.71% 121.83% 25   4 111.25% 114.80% 100% 25 5 134.80% 145.02% 126.77% 19   5 107.55% 113.33% 112.05% 19 6 130.58% 138.07% 111.17% 13 6 100.80% 106.11% 93.09% 13 37 © The Riverside School
  38. 38. Comparison with all schools : Comparison with top-10 schoolsWinter 2005         Winter 2005         Class English Maths Science Students   Class English Maths Science Students 3 - 135.14% - 24   3 - 108.70% - 24 4 136.50% 129.48% 115.60% 14   4 112.19% 113.77% 105% 14 5 110.58% 113.19% 109.24% 12   5 91.01% 86.55% 90.54% 12                                          Winter 2004           Winter 2004         Class English Maths Science Students   Class English Maths Science Students 3 - 127.84% - 12   3 - 110.71% - 12 4 70.14% 115.74% 100.88% 6   4 51.39% 84.44% 83.52% 6 38 © The Riverside School
  39. 39. Riverside believes that the purpose ofeducation should be to make our childrenmore competent and less helpless ….. If we can do this on a daily basis, they will emerge empowered with a sense of Well Being and therefore, succeed more and struggle less. 39 © The Riverside School
  40. 40. Therefore we need to ask ourselves…. How do we make this approach common practice for all children. 40 © The Riverside School
  41. 41. Thank You 41© The Riverside School
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