Improving teaching and learning through international remote coaching

Our Partner School

The Doon School is a boarding school for boys aged 12-18 in Dehradun, India. Established in 1935, it is one of the country’s most prestigious schools, with a strong intellectual heartbeat and a proven track record in producing outstanding leaders in all walks of life. It is also home to ONVU Learning’s first pilot project using Lessonvu in India. 

The Challenge

The Doon School is also a pioneer in teacher training and development and headmaster Mr. Matthew Raggett was keen to see if remote coaching could cut across cultural differences and bring about professional growth for his school’s teachers. Two volunteers from The Doon School were involved – Maths teacher Mr Manu Mehrotra and Physics teacher Mr Gyaneshwaran Gomathinayagam 

ONVU Learning Response

The teachers were remotely introduced to Dr Sean Warren, ONVU Learning’s Teacher Development Coach. He introduced the key principles of the ‘Align’ methodology which allows teachers to reflect effectively on lessons. This was followed by regular discussions of the 15-minute clips recorded on ONVU Learning’s Lessonvu system.  

The Results

  • Both teachers were enthusiastic about the process and were able to establish trust and mutual respect over a distance of more than 5,000 miles.

  • They also reported effective reflection that had improved student outcomes and increased their motivation as teachers.  

Read The Doon School Case Study and Report

What you’ll learn from them: 

  • How remote coaching and discreet lesson observation can connect teachers and mentors across different time zones and countries

  • How teachers and mentors from different cultures can establish rapport and effectively review lessons  

  • How a shared language for lesson reflection can lead to deep conversations that influence real improvement in the classroom and renewed motivation for teachers 

The Doon School
Case Study

This case study looks at how ONVU Learning has worked with the school to develop an effective remote teacher coaching programme.

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The Doon School
Report

This report looks at the teacher coaching journey between The Doon School and ONVU Learning in full detail. A longer version than the case study document, providing all the details behind this partnership.

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The Doon School Report

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