You've heard our interviews with educational movers and changers from around the globe, but this week you'll get to hear from us! In episode 8, Dyane and Mike interview each other, share their common passions for global collaboration and experiential learning for both students and teachers.
Mike speaks about the book he co-authored, Teaching in the 4th Industrial Revolution: Standing on the Precipice, and how creating opportunities for children to learn empathy needs to be a focus in lesson planning, and Dyane how important it is for teachers to have extraordinary learning experiences for their own learning just as students do.
Our love for creating and facilitating global projects such as World Read Aloud Skypeathon Project and the Virtual Valentines Project have current opportunities for our listeners, so join today!
In Episode 7, we have the privilege to speak with 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner and Arts and Textiles educator Andria Zafirakou who shares with us her passion for arts infused education for all students.
Andria believes that the visual arts not only provide students a chance to celebrate creativity, but can also be the medium to communication, social emotional learning, and cultural understandings. Her passion to connect students with Artists in Residences has opened doors for children all over the world. These professional artists guide students in the creation of new works and provide teachers with classroom embedded professional learning opportunities.
In episode 6, we welcome Ditch that Textbook author Matt Miller who shares the importance of authentic engagement to build intrinsic motivation for students. Matt believes that teachers are scientists and artists in how they design lesson plans.
Matt also speaks the importance of teachers being willing to take risks. If teachers take risks little by little, they will start to build on those small steps and start creating curriculum and instruction of their dreams.
2015 In Episode 5, we hear from Global Teacher Prize Top 50 Finalized Alexandra Harper who shares her passions for early childhood education and elevating student voice.
Alexandra also shares the importance of outdoor learning through Forestry School, also known as Bush School in Australia. She believes that children need purposeful play and nature time in order to hone social and reasoning skills.
In episode 3, Empatico's George Khalaf shares his passion for students learning to build understandings and friendships through conversations. Hear his story of growing up in Beirut and how those experiences led him to be involved in social good.
In Episode 2, Sean Bellamy from Sands School Ashburton shares his passion for elevating student voice through democratic education. Sean's overall goal is get his students to think, so they can understand themselves and be creative, empathic and critical.
Sean and his students have been featured in TEDxTalks where he expands on his concept of nurtured risk and how inviting students to be co-creators in their education helps them be better informed and capable citizens.