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Scott Baytosh

Head of School, Alexandria Country Day School in Alexandria

Learning and Magic

PRESENTED ON MAR 19, 2019
IN ALEXANDRIA @ VOL 3

According to Scott Baytosh, Head of School at Alexandria Country Day School, learning and magic are close cousins-- they both engender wonder, curiosity, and fascination. How can educators create these experiences? He suggests that we can look to teacher-archetypes in popular culture, such as Ms. Frizzle, Mary Poppins, and Professor Lupin, as role models and practical guides for keeping the magic in learning.

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Magic Way to IT Land

BY ANASTASIA DEMIDOVA
@ VOL 11 ON APR 26, 2014

University is a waste of time; self-education is the future. Anastasia Demidova, a beautiful Fairy, HR manager in Yalantis, shows a magic way to IT Land in her presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education.

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Witch Beam - Learning Magic

BY TIM DAWSON
@ TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014 ON SEP 18, 2014

Tim Dawson, one third of his team from Witch Beam, talks about the indie game, Assault Android Cactus and how he was lead to making the shooter game. An action/arcade indie game that has been grabbing the attention of many companies and gamers alike. 

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Education for All

BY PREETI BIRLA
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Preeti Birla reminds us the power and necessity for everyone everywhere to have access to education. 

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What is online learning content?

BY TOMOKI TSUJIKAWA
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Tomoki Tsujikawa explores the possibilities of online learning content, focusing on the networking and interactivity aspects.

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The Magic Lantern

BY DAVID DEPREZ
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"It is so important that as a student you go out of your comfort zone, out of the faculty, out of your student house - because its the only way to connect to the city."

What is 'cinema' all about and how can 'a cinema' canbe a natural intersection for informal learning and entertainment, for art and science, for students and city?

In "The Magic Lantern" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31David Deprez addresses these questions. As an artistic director of Lumière Cinema Maastricht, David plans to involve students in the programming and using films in their academic curricula at Maasstricht University. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 29th. 

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Falling in Love with Learning

BY KERRY BRIGGS
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Kerry Briggs discusses how we can help people who have had a bad experience of learning in the past fall in love with learning. She suggests using a community-based approach to how we facilitating learning for adults and talks about the reasons why people often struggle with learning after school.

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Seven Years in Laos - A Teachers Learning Journey

BY JULIA MITCHELL
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

The often quoted maxim, “I went out as a teacher and came back a student” so aptly pertains to Julia Mitchell ‘s life in Laos, the country she has made her home. Embracing the culture and language, and forming lasting bonds with friends, transformed her stay from one year to seven. Julia’s vibrant story is infused with humour and pathos as she tells why this country has won her heart.

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Laughing with Magic

BY EDWARD LAI
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 20, 2017

Edward Lai, the comedy magician will talk about his journey of blending acting and comedy into magic, and also the hardships that he faced before and how magic and comedy helped him to regain confidence and self-esteem.

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Weaving Magic

BY LUCY DAVIDSON
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

From hobbiest to professional crafter, Lucy Davidson shares her creative journey, from learning new weaving skills to dying her own wool and using special frames made by her father.