76 episodes

Welcome to the Game Changers podcast. We are your hosts: Associate Professor of Education & Enterprise Philip Cummins and prominent educational Thought Leader Adriano Di Prato.

The Game Changers podcast aims not only to put a spotlight on the innovative ideas shaping the landscape of 21st century schooling, but to enter into a deep dialogue with those brave pioneers, the true game changers in education. These individuals, these leaders in education, don’t wait for permission. They are courageous enough to make real change in their learning communities as they foster the growth of each young person in their care and equip them with the necessary character, confidence, and competencies to flourish in a new world environment.

These are their stories.

The Game Changers podcast is produced by Orbital Productions, supported by a School for tomorrow.(www.aschoolfortomorrow.com), and powered by CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education (www.circle.education). The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and distributed through Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. Please subscribe and tell your friends you like what you are hearing. You can contact us at gamechangers@circle.education, follow us on Twitter and on Instagram via @GameChangersPC, and you can also connect with Philip SA Cummins and Adriano Di Prato via LinkedIn. Adriano also loves his Insta and Tweets a lot; Phil posts videos to YouTube.

Game Changer‪s‬ Philip Cummins and Adriano Di Prato

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

Welcome to the Game Changers podcast. We are your hosts: Associate Professor of Education & Enterprise Philip Cummins and prominent educational Thought Leader Adriano Di Prato.

The Game Changers podcast aims not only to put a spotlight on the innovative ideas shaping the landscape of 21st century schooling, but to enter into a deep dialogue with those brave pioneers, the true game changers in education. These individuals, these leaders in education, don’t wait for permission. They are courageous enough to make real change in their learning communities as they foster the growth of each young person in their care and equip them with the necessary character, confidence, and competencies to flourish in a new world environment.

These are their stories.

The Game Changers podcast is produced by Orbital Productions, supported by a School for tomorrow.(www.aschoolfortomorrow.com), and powered by CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education (www.circle.education). The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and distributed through Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. Please subscribe and tell your friends you like what you are hearing. You can contact us at gamechangers@circle.education, follow us on Twitter and on Instagram via @GameChangersPC, and you can also connect with Philip SA Cummins and Adriano Di Prato via LinkedIn. Adriano also loves his Insta and Tweets a lot; Phil posts videos to YouTube.

    Series 5 Episode 7: Project Based Learning - Thom Markham

    Series 5 Episode 7: Project Based Learning - Thom Markham

    The Game Changers podcast celebrates those true pioneers in education who are building schools for tomorrow. In this conversation of the Game Changers podcast, we talk with Thom Markham, Founder of PBL Global. Considered one of the founding fathers of Project Based Learning, Thom is an educator by trade, a positive psychologist by training, and a global entrepreneur dedicated to expanding educator mindsets in service to a positive future. In 2015, Thom founded PBL Global, a world-wide partner-based organization offering online courses and onsite professional learning for a transformative strengths-focused model of project based learning that integrates high quality project design, student centered growth, and social emotional wellbeing. Thom has worked with over 400 schools and 6000 teachers in 20 countries. In this episode, he speaks on the need for problem-solving in PBL, the necessary openness of PBL teachers, and how the pandemic has led to a radical shift in global education.

    The Game Changers podcast is produced by Oliver Cummins for Orbital Productions, supported by a School for tomorrow (aSchoolfortomorrow.com), and powered by CIRCLE by CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education (www.circle.education). The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and distributed through Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. Please subscribe and tell your friends you like what you are hearing. You can contact us at gamechangers@circle.education, on Twitter and Instagram via @GameChangersPC, and you can also connect with Philip SA Cummins and Adriano Di Prato via LinkedIn. Adriano loves his insta and tweets a lot; Phil posts videos to YouTube.

    • 43 min
    Series 5 Episode 6: Embedding Kindness - Rosie & Lucy Thomas

    Series 5 Episode 6: Embedding Kindness - Rosie & Lucy Thomas

    The Game Changers podcast celebrates those true pioneers in education who are building schools for tomorrow. In this conversation of the Game Changers podcast, we talk with Rosie & Lucy Thomas, Co-founders & CEOs of PROJECT ROCKIT. For over a decade, PROJECT ROCKIT has been empowering school students to stand up to bullying, hate and prejudice instead of standing by watching. Through the lens of (cyber)bullying, their workshops explore themes of inclusion, respectful relationships, social leadership, diversity, values and ethics and empathy. In this episode, Rosie & Lucy speak about putting power into the hands of students, the importance of letting people make mistakes, and so, so much more.

    The Game Changers podcast is produced by Oliver Cummins for Orbital Productions, supported by a School for tomorrow (aSchoolfortomorrow.com), and powered by CIRCLE by CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education (www.circle.education). The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and distributed through Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. Please subscribe and tell your friends you like what you are hearing. You can contact us at gamechangers@circle.education, on Twitter and Instagram via @GameChangersPC, and you can also connect with Philip SA Cummins and Adriano Di Prato via LinkedIn. Adriano loves his insta and tweets a lot; Phil posts videos to YouTube.

    • 55 min
    Make a Difference - Michael A. Pope In Conversation With Phil Cummins Part 3: All About Practice

    Make a Difference - Michael A. Pope In Conversation With Phil Cummins Part 3: All About Practice

    What really makes a difference in the life of a child? In this fifth special series of The Game Changers Podcast, Phil Cummins joins in conversation with Michael A. Pope and Mokhudu Machaba to explore what really makes a difference in the life of a child through the lens of people, place, and purpose. Michael A. Pope is a Global Teacher Award Finalist from Zama Middle High School in Japan. In his science classroom, Michael uses the Global, Local, and Personal model of teaching to help students make connections between topics and understand what it means to be a good citizen. In this episode, Michael and Phil talk about being inspired by the courage of students, research-driven pedagogy, and leadership by example.

    The Game Changers podcast is produced by Oliver Cummins for Orbital Productions, supported by a School for tomorrow (aSchoolfortomorrow.com), and powered by CIRCLE by CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education (www.circle.education). The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and distributed through Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. Please subscribe and tell your friends you like what you are hearing. You can contact us at gamechangers@circle.education, on Twitter and Instagram via @GameChangersPC, and you can also connect with Philip SA Cummins and Adriano Di Prato via LinkedIn. Adriano loves his insta and tweets a lot; Phil posts videos to YouTube.

    • 32 min
    Series 5 Episode 5: Do The Research - Becky Parker

    Series 5 Episode 5: Do The Research - Becky Parker

    The Game Changers podcast celebrates those true pioneers in education who are building schools for tomorrow. In this conversation of the Game Changers podcast, we talk with Professor Becky Parker MBE, Physics teacher, Visiting Professor of Physics. Becky is a world-renowned science teacher with a major focus on getting students to be a part of the research process. In this episode, she touches on her enthusiasm for girls in science, bringing kids into the 'doing' of education, and takes a moment to explain some tricky science terms to Phil and Adriano.

    The Game Changers podcast is produced by Oliver Cummins for Orbital Productions, supported by a School for tomorrow (aSchoolfortomorrow.com), and powered by CIRCLE by CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education (www.circle.education). The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and distributed through Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. Please subscribe and tell your friends you like what you are hearing. You can contact us at gamechangers@circle.education, on Twitter and Instagram via @GameChangersPC, and you can also connect with Philip SA Cummins and Adriano Di Prato via LinkedIn. Adriano loves his insta and tweets a lot; Phil posts videos to YouTube.

    • 44 min
    Make a Difference - Michael A. Pope In Conversation With Phil Cummins Part 2: Be The Change

    Make a Difference - Michael A. Pope In Conversation With Phil Cummins Part 2: Be The Change

    What really makes a difference in the life of a child? In this fifth special series of The Game Changers Podcast, Phil Cummins joins in conversation with Michael A. Pope and Mokhudu Machaba to explore what really makes a difference in the life of a child through the lens of people, place, and purpose. Michael A. Pope is a Global Teacher Award Finalist from Zama Middle High School in Japan. In his science classroom, Michael uses the Global, Local, and Personal model of teaching to help students make connections between topics and understand what it means to be a good citizen. In this episode, Michael and Phil discuss stewardship in the classroom, the role of a sense of belonging, and why and how Michael got the itch to go abroad.

    The Game Changers podcast is produced by Oliver Cummins for Orbital Productions, supported by a School for tomorrow (aSchoolfortomorrow.com), and powered by CIRCLE by CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education (www.circle.education). The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and distributed through Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. Please subscribe and tell your friends you like what you are hearing. You can contact us at gamechangers@circle.education, on Twitter and Instagram via @GameChangersPC, and you can also connect with Philip SA Cummins and Adriano Di Prato via LinkedIn. Adriano loves his insta and tweets a lot; Phil posts videos to YouTube.

    • 32 min
    Series 5 Episode 4: Global Empowerment - Oluwanifemi Dahunsi

    Series 5 Episode 4: Global Empowerment - Oluwanifemi Dahunsi

    The Game Changers podcast celebrates those true pioneers in education who are building schools for tomorrow. In this conversation of the Game Changers podcast, we talk with Oluwanifemi Dahunsi, Founder of Teens World Empowerment. Oluwanifemi is a 17-year-old changemaker who is passionate about making quality education and decent jobs accessible for young people. Since he founded Teens World Empowerment in 2016, Oluwanifemi has empowered over 8,000 teenagers. In this episode, he speaks with Phil and Adriano about making a change by empowering the changemakers, his work in the word of so-called 'soft skills', and why he doesn't want to one day be President.

    The Game Changers podcast is produced by Oliver Cummins for Orbital Productions, supported by a School for tomorrow (aSchoolfortomorrow.com), and powered by CIRCLE by CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education (www.circle.education). The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and distributed through Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. Please subscribe and tell your friends you like what you are hearing. You can contact us at gamechangers@circle.education, on Twitter and Instagram via @GameChangersPC, and you can also connect with Philip SA Cummins and Adriano Di Prato via LinkedIn. Adriano loves his insta and tweets a lot; Phil posts videos to YouTube.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

stepi6528 ,

Inspirational Forward thinkers

This is a must listen to podcast for anyone working in the education space! The diversity of guests will inspire and present creative, cutting edge ideas for what is possible in learning 🙌🙌🙌

readytogo321 ,

Engaging, inspirational, fascinating

Couldn’t be a bigger fan - this podcast is the future of education!

Globaleducator ,

A must listen!

Great podcast with amazingly interesting guests. Always an inspiring effort to put a spotlight on various global ideas that shape the landscape of 21stC schooling!

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