Tag Archives: The Granny Cloud

Series: Critical Granny Qualities # 1 – Are you a good listener?

There are days when it seems like another life time (40 + years ago), but I trained to be a counselling psychologist. I even went on to train several ‘batches’ of students in the use of counselling skills especially in the context of early child development. That training came in very handy in many different […]

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How ‘tech savvy’ do I need to be?

Now that’s a discussion just waiting to happen! Within The Granny Cloud, we have several support groups, and communities on Facebook and elsewhere. These are places where Grannies share ideas and experiences; exhilarate in the joy of a connection, and commiserate with each other when they and the children wait endlessly for that connection to […]

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Yours, mine… And ours?

  It is a theme we come back to time and time again. It has popped up in many of the Granny Cloud Tales. It pops up in the course of many of the activities that are the bulk of the Granny sessions. It peeps through the questions that are asked even as Grannies and […]

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9 years on – The Granny Cloud at the Crossroads

  We have learned a lot in the past 9 years. There is still a lot to learn. Not that it is any special kind of milestone, yet the date (16th May 2018), and the passing of another year marks the opportunity to take stock and consider where we are headed. The Granny Cloud has […]

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The Flip Side

Picture this. Young men and women who speak and typically understand only their mother tongue. They have jobs as Centre coordinators for “labs” ( if you can call them that!) – some in villages, some in urban slums; where children come after school to play on the few computers (sometimes just a single laptop) that […]

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Behind each “success” – a million tiny steps and a great deal of struggle

I was conversing with my brother not too long ago and, quite naturally, the children and the Grannies of The Granny Cloud crept into it. He has been following the tales https://grannycloudtales.wordpress.com/  and enjoying them. Hopefully that is coming from more than just being a fond brother! In fact, he is the one that got me […]

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Age and gender – No bar!

Many years ago, a newly approved eMediator posted on his Facebook page – “Today I became a Granny”. And indeed he did! Because age (so long as it is above 21) and gender is no bar to being a member of the Granny Cloud team. And Grannies come in all shapes and sizes too! With […]

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Protected: ‘Granny’ Rahul shares his experience…

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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One size does not fit all!

When the SOMEs (Self Organised Mediation Environments) were first setup in 2008-2009 (Yes, that is the academic term for The Granny Cloud, and it is what we began with), it was in the context of the first observations of the children and the schools that were part of the OGEF project. http://solesandsomes.wikispaces.com/Research Even though all the […]

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Not a “One Way” street

I posted this on the old School in the Cloud website back in 2015. And the concern hasn’t changed since then. Those of you who wish to join The Granny Cloud, as a centre or as a Granny need to be aware of this. It ties in with our goals as well as the way […]

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