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21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Children, Children Behavior, Cultural Learning, Education, Learning, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching / 19.10.2021

Children need to develop reasoning skills in order to carry out problem solving in the real world, says Professor Lindsey Richland. But what are reasoning skills and why are they so important for children to learn, and what role can teachers play in helping develop them? Lindsey explains:  “When we are learning how to reason and how to use that information, teachers are able to use those resources in really important ways so [children] can be productive in lots of different kinds of long term career trajectories.” - Lindsey We also...

21st Century Learning, Classroom, Education, Guided Play, Play, Playtime, School, Teacher, Teacher training / 22.09.2021

In this special episode, Nina is joined firstly by Gemma Wirz, Editor in Chief of BOLD to discuss the show’s journey so far, and to pause and reflect once more on why it’s so important to listen to teachers’ voices: “I have always been fascinated by oral traditions and communication as a means of disseminating culture and education. I believe that teachers’ stories need to be shared. They deserve the power and intimacy of the voice.” - Nina Hear why Gemma joined the podcast, why she believes it’s so important to...

Adaptive Teaching, Bilingual, Child Wellbeing, Children, Education, Educator, Informal education, Language Development, Language Skills, Learning, Literacy, Multilingualism, Reading, Refugee Children, Refugees, School, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching / 14.09.2021

Why is literature and storytelling so important for children and adolescents? This is the topic we explore in this latest episode of Teachers’ Voices with our special guest, Evelyn Arizpe, an expert in children's literature and literacy. Evelyn pioneered research into children’s responses to picturebooks and visual literacy and, in the last decade, her research has focused on migration and displacement, building on this to develop a programme for migrant readers. “When you have nothing, when you have lost your home, when you have lost your material possessions, when...

Adaptive Teaching, Bilingual, Children, Cultural Learning, Early Education, Early Language Development, Education, Language Acquisition, Language Development, Language Skills, Learning, Literacy, Multilingualism, Neuroscience, Primary School, School, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching, Youth Development / 14.09.2021

If you’re an educator supporting children learning various languages, at different developmental stages and in different contexts and geographies, then don’t miss Kaja Jasinska, a cognitive neuroscientist interested in understanding how early life experience changes the brain’s capacity for language and learning.  “We found that school children who are learning two languages from birth actually outperform monolingual children on tasks that measure a child’s awareness of and ability to manipulate sounds of languages.” As well as Kaja’s insights, in this episode we hear from three teachers in different geographical regions...

Adaptive Teaching, Bilingual, Classroom, Experimental Education, Identity, Learning, Motivation, Multilingualism, Research Fellow, School, Self-Confidence, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching / 14.09.2021

This episode has some discussion around bulimia and mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. If you’re an educator keen to learn more about motivation and self esteem in children’s learning, don’t miss Eddie Brummelman, a researcher studying children's growing understanding of themselves as individuals, how children develop self-views, how these self-views shape mental health and educational outcomes, and how interventions that target self-views can help at-risk children flourish. “Self esteem shapes how children look at themselves, but also how they look at their social environment, but also how they...