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OWLS Global - Participants' Feedback

Testimonials  Harshada's Testimonial

You have been one of the fantastic teacher's, I have ever met. I wish you good luck with your new venture. Keep in touch.
Sri Harsha - Facebook - 2012 Aug 20   [Engineer at Microsoft GTSC (Bangalore)]

I was in the language training at Microsoft GTSC. Now, I am in the United States. I have come here to do my masters. Just wanted to let you know that your classes are helping me a lot here. Thank you for everything. Have a nice day))
Madhura Suresh - Facebook - 2012 Aug 18      [Engineer at Microsoft GTSC (Bangalgore)]

Harshada - Engineer at Microsoft GTSC (Bangalore) ... 2011

British Council Kolkata - March 2013 Sessions

Learner-Centred Classrooms - Monday afternoon session - 18 March (30 participants)
An excellent facilitator!
Mr Beaton has inspired me so much that I feel a revival of enthusiasm for my vocation.
A very good resource person.
Very approachable and a fine teacher.
He has equipped us with different methods of teaching in a quite interesting way.
Knowledgeable, vivacious, engaging, humorous.
Very well-informed and experienced
Focused, friendly, has a good sense of humour. Inspiring.
An excellent trainer with innovative skills.
Open-minded, amicable and made the learners cozy.
Very effective and clear in his delivery.
He was a very knowledgeable person.  He understands his area very well.
An opportunity to meet and interesting and effective trainer.  Thank you.
Good source of knowledge, motivating.
An eminent personality and great source of knowledge.
Well-equipped, interactive, resourceful.
Very much vocal, interactive and has a good sense of humour.
Motivating.
Enjoyed the enthusiasm and pace.
Motivating.
Good communicator, made the workshop interesting as well as beneficial.
Thank You Indeed Sir.
Very good approach to training.  The time just wizzed past.  Extremely engaging.
Nice personality, good facilitator.

Learner-Centred Classrooms - Monday morning session - 18 March (28 participants)
The time just flew by.  This speaks volumes about his approach & interaction with us.
It was an excellent session.  I could learn many things which would benefit my students.
Very good speaker and trainer.  He was very clear in his instructions and subject.
Kept us spell-bound for the whole session.
It was great to learn from you.  Learnt time management skill, which I am very bad.  Looking forward to learning more.
Very enthusiastic and involved.
Very good speaker.  Explains very well.
He has made the session quite interesting and he ensured active participation of each individual present here.
Excellent communication with the participants.
Excellent skills - very good communicator - clearly focussed.
Very informative and friendly.
Excellent resource person; only he was pressed for time.
A very enlightened and enthusiastic educator.  Related with the learners well.
Excellent.
Approachable, interactive.
Instruction delivered well.  Resourceful person.
Great delivery. [Would appreciate more time for workshops like these.  More activities would have enriched the session.  This could not be done due to lack of time.  Content was great!]
I like it, but int needs more time period so that we can understand.

Friday morning session - Motivation & Delegation In The Workplace
Mind-blowing, superb.
Very nice, cool and interesting.
Interactive.
He makes the learners analyse their strengths.  An example of fun while you learn.
Excellent.
He is a good communicator and trainer.
Good explanation of the topic.
Excellent.
Very Good.
He was very specific about the subject and was able to communicate in a short span of time.
Bryan has excellent knowledge and technique to make the people understand.
Experienced, friendly, understandable trainer.
Good.  More time required for him, less for the videos.
Good sense of humour and good personality.
He presented the entire training in a friendly manner.  It was very interesting also.
Excellent.
Very good, makes everyone feel involved and gives each one a chance to speak.

TAISI - Breakaway Session Feedback - Excerpts

TAISI 2012 Conference Cover
"Take Away" - Can you name at least one new idea which you will consider using in your current role(s)?
Teaching with questions!!
Teach through asking questions, not by telling the answers.
Yes! For sure!!! I'll try to reduce my Talk Time as a teacher.
I loved 'the cartoon' that clearly differentiated between teaching and learning.
The task of arranging activity - method of teaching + learning - Jigsaw Method
The Jigsaw Method
The role of discussion in small groups with / around guiding questions is remarkable.
Group activities with each group ding a different task - then mix and merge.
To equip my teachers well, now onwards.
Increase HandsOn activities in the learning environment.
The balance between being firm and kind.
Yes, the teacher becomes a facilitator, and talks less.
Less teacher talk.  Jigsaw activity. How to motivate and regroup people/students.
Generate ideas by group brainstorming sessions.
Brainstorming and sharing peer perspectives.


Comments on the workshop format
He was actually engaging us into a fruitful discussion.
Time went by so fast!
Complex subject presented in simple way through activities.
Ability to provide Professional Development in any situation, ie: poor rural schools, use what they HAVE.
Excellent planning.
Did not feel bored at all and felt involved throughout the workshop.
The presenter had a clear idea of what he was doing.
I quite enjoyed the session as it was so well planned and time bound.
Actually understood everything very clearly.
Wonderful, complex lesson planning.
TAISI Bryan Bio

Any other comments
Thank you!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this session.  It motivated me to improve my teaching with a more meaningful strategy.
The session was very enjoyable, especially the opportunity to hear the opinions and experiences of other participants.
He really came down to the level of the participants.
The method taught could be used in classrooms effectively.
Very interactive.
Very interactive session.  Am glad I came here.

British Council: Body Language Workshop, Peerless Inn, Kolkata – 19 December 2009

Selected Comments - excerpts
C: Trainer: He is a great human being, he knows what he teaching, he understand each and every person in the workshop
D: It's fantastic. I learned a lot about body language. Very clear with the ideas to convey & very authentic and convincing
E: Excellent, help me to serve better. Trainer: Just too good
F: Excellent, help me to serve better. Trainer: Just too good
G: The best training in my hospitality life.
H: It's nice. I have learned a lot of things.
I: Had time not been short, I could have learned more from the workshop and the notes given by Mr. Bryan
J: I never did this kind of workshop. I really enjoyed it. I learn so many of things over here. I really thankful to Mr Bryan to teach us. Thank you.
O: Excellent. We know many thing about body language. Trainer: He is just perfect at the subject

Selected Feedback from English Language Centre (ELC) Student Feedback Questionnaires - 1999 to 2006

- well-prepared and well-organised before every lesson, easy to follow
- introduced different areas / ways for us to improve our English standard (eg: ELC website) which I found very useful
- the teaching materials are well-organised and systematic
- well-prepared mtls & extra resources – help me understand
- well prepared tchg mtls & interesting tchg method
- very enthusiasm in teaching
- low pressure, relaxed atmosphere
- well organized & prepared for every lesson, easy to follow
- helped me become confident, I was very afraid in English before
- gives many useful suggestions to us to help our learning
- extra lesson materials are provided to motivate interest
- kind attitude, ... creates relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere in class
- comments and detailed feedback on my writing
- creates friendly learning environment
- motivated me

"Anson" - English for Academic Purposes, English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 " In the past, I usually finished my assignments just before deadline. At that moment, I felt that there is no problem to do the homework in hurry. However, after I know that I have to write an essay which is more academic and difficult, I start to use the approach that you have taught in the EAP lesson. As you know, I finish my first draft of my essay one week before the deadline. I can have time to revise. Although my essay is not perfect, it is the best passage that I have written. Now, I can feel that the power of "planning". I have started to do my assignments in other subjects much earlier. I can do other things such as revise the exam when other people are still doing their assignments. I hope that I can keep this approach."

OWLS Global

 Your  Partner in Educational Excellence

Vision

  • Visionary, versatile, and vibrant life-long learners
  • Creative, compassionate and capable leaders who take joy in investing in the lives of others. 

 

Mission

  • to inspire and equip capable, caring educators
  • to assist educational communities to share coherent goals, priorities and instructional approaches
  • to prepare learners for impassioned life-long learning  

 

Why partner with OWLS Global ?

OWLS Global always begins by meeting with a school or business to discuss its needs, and will usually then suggest a number of possible approaches to meeting those needs. OWLS Global may then create original materials and/or learning sessions specific to a schools situation and mutually agreed goals.

At OWLS Global we have broad experience working in cross-cultural settings. We know the international educational marketplace and we also understand local needs. This allows us to draw from a wide range of materials, approaches and teaching experience to very effectively tailor the services we provide.


OWLS Global team members are resident in Asia, which helps to keep our overheads and travel expenses low. With low overheads, we are able to offer our services at reasonable prices.


OWLS Global's collaborative approach brings the 'fresh air' of new perspectives into your school or business. We offer the voice of an “outside observer”, while the school or business retains control of the dialogue, and is empowered to make informed choices that make sense in its own particular context.

 

About OWLS Global  People

Bryan and Renee Beaton met as teachers in 1977.  As highly dedicated teachers, homeschooling parents,  and teacher trainers they have been investing in the lives of learners from pre-school right up through to post-secondary & working professionals for over 35 years. They have teaching experience across the spectrum from one room schools in remote areas to large international schools and universities, and across four continents.

Other Worlds Learning Services (OWLS) was registered in 1995 and began by offering kindergarten, primary and extracurricular (music, dance, and more) services in Mui Wo, Lantau Island Hong Kong. The OWLS Centre in Mui Wo now encompasses a highly sought-after pre-school program and a growing school.

Bryan and Renee have always appreciated opportunities to help equip, empower and inspire others to continue to grow their skills as effective teachers and they take joy in investing in the lives of their students.  In January 2013, OWLS Global was formally launched to offer Educational Consulting services, Teacher-Training, and Professional Mentoring to educators around the world. 

 

Onsite Services

OWLS Global delivers customised services 'on site' for educational clients. Being on-site facilitates meeting to discuss the school’s needs and, where requested, seeking opinions and ideas from teaching and non-teaching staff members, students, their parents and community members. It also means that we’re then able run very highly contextualized sessions for a school community within the school itself.

OWLS Global provides learning services that are:

  • anchored in over 30 years of professional teaching and teacher training
  • individualized and supportive
  • carefully contextualized
  • fresh & innovative

 

Ownership

OWLS Global is registered as a sole proprietorship in Hong Kong. 
                [Business Reg. No: 54556827-000-01-13-1]   

OWLS Global is part of a group of companies based in Hong Kong: Other Worlds Trading Limited trading as Other Worlds Learning Services, along with The Mui Wo OWLS Centre and OWLS Global.

 

OWLS Global 'Forum'

Direct Dialogue

This section is gradually evolving. To post comments, questions, suggestions or a simple 'Hello', you can:

  • comment on the OWLS Global Facebook page
  • connect with Bryan on LinkedIn
  • email Bryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • use the OWLS Global Contact Us page

Discussions in other Forums

Here are links to open discussions in which I participate:
   LinkedIn - Teacher Training and Education
   LinkedIn - International School Educators
   LinkedIn - International School Administrators
   LinkedIn - NAFSA: Association of International Educators
   LinkedIn - ASTD International

OWLS Global Participants Feedback

 

Resources

Resources for Education

Resources - Communication Skills for the Corporate Environment

Resources for Self-Directed Life-Long Language Learners  

 

 

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