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Educator, Learning, Pedagogy, Science Education, Teacher, Teacher training, Teachers Resources, Teaching / 04.10.2022

In this special mini episode, Nina celebrates World Teachers’ Day with a bonus episode of Teachers’ Voices. Listen for inspirational stories together with quick practical ideas and resources that educators and researchers have shared.  Guests Teachers Maree KarakaIngrid DelangeMonica BhimwalAzmin Mistry Researchers Sarah Richardson and Sladana Krstic from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Resources and recommendations  Read the summary of the ACER research conducted in collaboration with International Baccalaureate (IB) and the full report. Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative by Ken Robinson.  The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.  Knowledge Works Kath Murdoch Flyaway Boy by Jane De Suza Drama Resource,...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Adaptive Teaching, Agency, Bilingual, Child Poverty, Child Wellbeing, Children, Children Behavior, Children´s agency, Classroom, Climate Education, Cultural Learning, e-learning, Early Education, Early Language Development, Education, Education System, Educational Skills, Educator, Equality, Experimental Education, Language Acquisition, Language Development, Language Skills, Learning, Learning environment, Pedagogy, Primary School, Reading Skills, School, Science Education, STEM, Teacher, Teacher training, Teachers Resources, Teaching / 23.08.2022

In this special mini episode of Teachers’ Voices, Nina Alonso recaps some of the resources her guests have shared with her so far this season. With a particular focus on teachers working to engage their students with environmental issues at local and global levels, listen in for tips, resources and sources of inspiration. Guests Terry Godwaldt is on Twitter and Linkedin.Manuela Valentim is on Twitter or visit her website. Resources The Centre for Global Education – TwitterKoen Timmers - Educator, Author, SpeakerClimate Action ProjectHashem Al-Ghaili (instagram) Nina's recommendations for picture books about environment and conservation A Handful of Seeds by Monica Hughes Belonging by...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Adaptive Teaching, Agency, Bilingual, Child Poverty, Child Wellbeing, Children, Children Behavior, Children´s agency, Classroom, COVID-19, Cultural Learning, Digital Age, e-learning, Early Education, Early Language Development, Education, Education System, Educational Skills, Educator, Equality, Experimental Education, Guided Play, Identity, Informal education, Language Acquisition, Language Development, Language Skills, Learning, Literacy, Motivation, Multilingualism, Neuroscience, Parent engagement, Parents, Pedagogy, Peers, Play, Playtime, Primary School, Reading, Reading Skills, Refugee Children, Refugees, Research Fellow, School, Science Education, Self-Confidence, Self-Steem, Social Inequality, STEM, Student, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching, Uncategorized, Virtual, Virtual Peer, Youth Development / 23.07.2022

Teachers' Voices, the podcast in which teachers tell their own stories, in their own words, is back for season two.  No matter the learning context - from Stockholm, to Uruguay - teachers are one of the most influential and powerful forces we have for equity, access and quality in education. And they’re an important part of sustainable global development. Join Nina Alonso for inspiring interviews with experts about learning and child development. Guests come from all over the world and discuss topics such as neurodiversity, youth activism, curiosity and...

21st Century Learning, Adaptive Teaching, Child Wellbeing, Children, Classroom, Education, Educator, Learning, Motivation, Pedagogy, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching / 14.12.2021

We all remember that one teacher from school who had a long lasting positive impact on us. In this episode, we hear once more from a variety of educators around the world, each one sharing why they’re so passionate about preparing children for their future. First we hear from Nadia in New York:  “The long impact that teachers have is we do things that we are passionate about, from our heart we pour into the lives of children not knowing where that would lead and we will not often have...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Adaptive Teaching, Digital Age, Education, Educator, Experimental Education, Learning, Pedagogy, STEM, Teacher, Teacher training, Virtual / 01.12.2021

Our world is evolving so quickly and the skills that students needed to thrive just a few years ago are fast becoming obsolete. So what 21st century core competencies do students need to learn to succeed in our modern world? In this episode we are joined by two inspiring teachers, Enzil and Samaya, who, despite working in very different places – The Bahamas and Nepal - and teaching very different subjects - drama and technology –  both prioritize strategies that develop 21st century skills. Our special guest today, framing the...

Classroom, Early Education, Education, Educator, Family engagement, Parent engagement, Parents, School, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching / 16.11.2021

One key aspect of children’s lives and development which many of the teachers we have spoken to for this podcast have mentioned, regardless of who they’re teaching and where they are, is the relevance of parental and family engagement in children’s education.  Their observations mirror the findings of today’s guest Sharon Wolf, an applied developmental psychologist interested in how young children’s social environments - specifically their families and schools - shape their development. “Parents' involvement really can enhance the children’s academic outcomes. Not just how they engage in school, but...

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...