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As a teacher you play an important role in forming the coming generations. How you define and facilitate opportunities of learning and growth for your students will contribute towards how they will live their lives. The why, what and how of education needs to be questioned, and as a teacher it is both your sense of responsibility and your magic that will  introduce new methods of learning, innovative practices and relevant curricula for education to flourish. 

Education is an evolutionary tool to build the human intelligence of mind and heart to take humanity forward. A new level of consciousness working through competencies and qualities of inclusion, acceptance, equity, equality, and  value for diversity.
 It is essential that the priority in education is to provide children with a social and emotional intelligence, as well as abilities of critical thinking and  synthesis, enabling them to navigate in this new emerging reality with compassion, empathy and responsibility. 

To strive for a flourishing humanity through the evolution of our human consciousness, education can no longer take the form it has today, but needs to be redesigned for young people to develop self-knowledge and systems-thinking, building new foundational competencies and qualities to lead their thoughts and actions towards ensuring global citizenship for all. As a teacher you need opportunities for self-improvement to begin to transform education, deepening your knowledge of new ways of  teaching and learning, as well as becoming familiar with the latest pedagogical and didactic innovations.

India is reinventing its educational system with the National Education Policy (NEP 2020), through new aims, content and methods. When working towards a restructured curriculum, holistic student development, experiential learning, critical thinking and increased student choice, teacher training and new educational tools are needed.โ€‹ We offer professional development for teachers which includes work to develop Faculties of Consciousness, pedagogy of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Systems-thinking, though holistic, activity-based and child-centric methods, as well as educational aims and classroom practices using Kaleidoscope Puzzles as a tool for integral learning.

Kaleidoscope Puzzles is an educational material designed for joyful, experiential and play-based learning. It's Yoga for the Mind - students improve concentration and creativity through regular exercise that stimulates neuroplasticity, supporting the brain to form and reorganize connections to pay attention to detail, become agile, and problem-solve. Puzzle pieces can be put together in infinite ways, like the turn of a kaleidoscope, to allow the mind to open up and become flexible, to see different perspectives, possibilities and solutions. Developing such open-mindedness is an essential aspect of social and emotional learning for children growing up in the world today. Kaleidoscope Puzzles can be explored individually or collaboratively with a friend.

Although the Kaleidoscope Puzzles have been created as a tool for SEL and systems-thinking, they offer a wide variety of curricular integration in other subject areas. By engaging with the puzzles, children are drawn in and with regular practice focused attention and concentration are developed. NEP 2020 states that mathematics and mathematical thinking should be given increased emphasis throughout the school years. This should be done through "a variety of innovative methods, including the regular use of puzzles and games that make mathematical thinking more enjoyable and engaging" (NEP 2020, p.15).  By working with concepts like spatial orientation, analytic skills, and understanding of geometric concepts through patterns and symmetry, mathematical thinking is developed through the puzzles. Kaleidoscope Puzzles also offer art-integration by working through a visual and artistic medium.โ€‹
Auro.Games printable PDF activities offer exploration for Integral schools, Democratic schools, Homeschoolers, Montessori environments and STEAM. The puzzles don't require specific language skills, are suitable for every culture, and offer meaningful exploration for immigrant and refugee children/youth. With their progressive levels and simple play, they support mental agility and memory in aging adults and can be integrated into the activities offered in care homes for the elderly.
Auro.Games Facilitator Training serves as professional development for teachers working with children age 4-14. It is also suitable for those working as caregivers for elderly. We offer the training in two different formats – online to be accessible for all, and in Auroville, India for a more personal exploration. You do not need any previous experience to apply, other than your own curiosity. The training is offered in English.
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The Facilitator Training includes:
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  • Pedagogy and didactics of SEL and systems-thinking through Kaleidoscope Puzzles.
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  • Learning to observe and support children/elderly in their cognitive development.

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  • Access to 400 + ready educational Kaleidoscope Puzzles in progressive levels. 
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  • Pdf's with printable activities in progressive levels to create classroom materials.
 
  • Exploration when colouring and creating one's own puzzles online, with endless possibilities.
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  • Colouring activities to create one's own physical puzzles.

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  • Kaleidoscope Puzzle manual for facilitators.

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  • Subscription for 365 days of free play and exploration on the online platform.โ€‹โ€‹

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FACILITATOR TRAINING - DECEMBER 2023 (online) or FEBRUARY 2024 (Auroville)!
Would you be interested to take part in the training? 
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โ€‹We wish to have a system of schools supporting each other, to be able to reach as many students as possible. If you are a school with ability to contribute financially towards the Facilitator Training of your teachers, the funds you contribute will be used to also offer the same training free to teachers in a government school, or school with limited financial resources.
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Read more on our blog:
An educational tool for the 21st century
Education for human flourishing
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Do you want to enjoy the benefits of the full online material yourself without doing the training? Become a PREMIUM member by subscribing to our online puzzles for people of all ages (one month commitment, no automatic renewal). By doing so you are directly helping us to continue to develop our educational materials and outreach to children across the world. โ€‹
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