22 episodes

Teachers are one of the most influential and powerful forces for equity, access and quality in education. They provide children and young people with the knowledge, skills, attitude and tools needed to reach their full potential. Teachers' Voices is a podcast series from BOLD, the digital platform on learning and development. Join Nina Alonso as she shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, talking in their own words about their experiences, and listen in on inspiring conversations with international experts on learning and child development. If you're a parent, teacher, or just someone interested in learning and development, this podcast is for you. For more information, visit bold.expert

Teachers' Voices BOLD and Nina Alonso

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Teachers are one of the most influential and powerful forces for equity, access and quality in education. They provide children and young people with the knowledge, skills, attitude and tools needed to reach their full potential. Teachers' Voices is a podcast series from BOLD, the digital platform on learning and development. Join Nina Alonso as she shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, talking in their own words about their experiences, and listen in on inspiring conversations with international experts on learning and child development. If you're a parent, teacher, or just someone interested in learning and development, this podcast is for you. For more information, visit bold.expert

    Bonus Episode – Teachers’ Resources 1

    Bonus Episode – Teachers’ Resources 1

    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 – Twitter
    Koen Timmers - Educator, Author, Speaker
    Climate Action Project
    Hashem Al-Ghaili (instagram)
    Nina's recommendations for picture books about environment and conservation
    A Handful of Seeds by Monica Hughes Belonging by Jeannie BakerHere We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter by Shabazz Larkin  The Lorax by Dr. SeussThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba, Bryan MealerWe Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom The Giving Tree by Shel SilversteinAani and the Tree Huggers by Jeannine Atkins A video game recommendation from Nina
    http://neveralonegame.com/

    A guide to more picture books around sustainable development curated by IBBY:
    UNESCO-CERLAC IBBY Catalogue of children’s books for the sustainable development

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    Listen to all episodes of Teachers’ Voices here: https://bold.expert/teachers-voices/

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    Get in touch with us: podcastteachersvoices@gmail.com   

    • 5 min
    How climate education can empower students

    How climate education can empower students

    Climate change can be an overwhelming concept for young people. But perhaps it can be made easier to understand and relate to by demonstrating local impacts and showing students how young people all over the world are dealing with similar issues. 
    How does youth activism support learning opportunities? What are the components of learning that best support ‘green life skills education’? How are teachers already helping students develop these skills, with vastly different access to resources?
    In this episode, Nina talks to Christina Kwauk, an interdisciplinary researcher specialising in international development, education and climate change. She also talks to teachers from Madagascar, Kenya and Indonesia about their role in raising awareness among the students they teach, and providing them with the support they need. 
    Guests
    You can find Christina Kwauk on Twitter and LinkedIn.
    Read more: A new green learning agenda: Approaches to quality education for climate action.
    The following are resources from Mohammed Raiza:
    www.mongabay.com
    www.mongabay.co.id
    Instagram: We Make Change
    Instagram: World Economic Forum
    Instagram: Hashem Al-Ghaili
    Read the article Guyot’s students co-wrote for COP26: DEAR GREEN PLACE / COP26: Madagascar's children are worried — and depend on those in power more than most
    Mary Nadenge is on Facebook. 
    Join us on social media: https://twitter.com/BOLD_insights and https://twitter.com/VoicesTeachers
    Listen to all episodes of Teachers’ Voices here: https://bold.expert/teachers-voices/
    Subscribe to BOLD’s newsletter: https://bold.expert/newsletter
    Stay up to date with all the latest research on child development and learning: https://bold.expert
    Get in touch with us: podcastteachersvoices@gmail.com  

    • 31 min
    How helping young people find their voices can build trust

    How helping young people find their voices can build trust

    How can we help young people find their voices through activism and collaboration? And why is this an important element of education?
    In this episode, Nina explores the many benefits that come from supporting youth activism – from building leadership skills to promoting empathy. 
    While each guest has a different international perspective – they are based in India, Canada and Trinidad – all three work collaboratively with schools and students at a local, regional and international level to support young people in their mission to build a more sustainable future.
    Episode Highlights
    [04:07] Meet Terry Godwaldt[05:38] Global vision, local impact[07:40] Global leadership schools[10:14] Empowering young people[11:50] Meet Annapurna Chintaluri[12:50] Exposure to research[13:32] Video-conferencing with scientists[15:09] Student-driven initiatives[17:11] Meet Wendy Mack[18:31] School environment club[19:43] Activities around the Sustainable Development Goals[23:37] Wendy’s advice and tipsGuests
    You can find Annapurna Chintaluri on Twitter.
    Terry Godwaldt is on Twitter and Linkedin.
    Wendy Mack is on Twitter. 


    More information on the topics in this episode
    The Centre for Global Education – Twitter
    The Decarbonized project – Get involved 
    UNESCO associated schools network – Twitter
    UN Climate Change Conference


    Join us on social media: https://twitter.com/BOLD_insights and https://twitter.com/VoicesTeachers
    Listen to all episodes of Teachers’ Voices here: https://bold.expert/teachers-voices/
    Subscribe to BOLD’s newsletter: https://bold.expert/newsletter
    Stay up to date with all the latest research on child development and learning: https://bold.expert
    Get in touch with us: podcastteachersvoices@gmail.com  

    • 30 min
    How learning communities can help children thrive

    How learning communities can help children thrive

    Why is it so important to take a holistic approach to young people's sense of self? Nina explores how educators can be the connection between children, nature and the wider society with the aim of creating a community of learning.
    In this episode, two teachers, from Portugal and Japan, share how their work enables them to support collaborations between students, schools and communities to help protect the environment. 
    Nina also talks to Ross Hall about the tools and actions needed for educators, schoolchildren and the wider community to learn and thrive together. 


    Guests
    For more info about Ross Hall and the work of the Jacobs Foundation, connect on LinkedIn or visit Learning Societies.

    Ross's book recommendation: Designing regenerative cultures by Daniel Christian Wahl.

    You can find Manuela Valentim on her website or on Twitter. 
    For more information about Blueschools: The Blue Schools concept, Blue Schools
    Manuela’s inspiration: Koen Timmers - Educator, Author, Speaker
    Barbara Bilgre is on Twitter. 
    For more information about the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos: GMFER
    Barbara’s tips for resources: 
    Learning that transfers
    Podcast: Cult of Pedagogy

    Episode Highlights
    [02:25] Meet Ross Hall[03:25] What does 'thriving' mean?[07:26] What does the research say?[10:27] Inspiration and recommendation[11:09] Meet Manuela Valentim[12:28] Project-based learning[15:07] Building learning ecosystems[17:21] Manuela's tips and resources[19:24] Meet Barbara Bilgre[20:54] A life-changing moment[24:07] Barbara's advice and inspiration[26:32] The power of collaborative networksJoin us on social media: https://twitter.com/BOLD_insights and https://twitter.com/VoicesTeachers

    Listen to all episodes of Teachers’ Voices here: https://bold.expert/teachers-voices/
    Subscribe to BOLD’s newsletter: https://bold.expert/newsletter
    Stay up to date with all the latest research on child development and learning: https://bold.expert
    Get in touch with us: podcastteachersvoices@gmail.com  

    • 28 min
    Teachers' Voices is back for season 2

    Teachers' Voices is back for season 2

    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 creativity, educational technology, and gender equality. 

    Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or you’re interested in how children learn, be part of the conversation on how we encourage children to thrive in an uncertain world.
    Teachers' Voices is produced in partnership with BOLD, the digital platform on learning and development.
    There is a new episode every fortnight and you can find Teachers' Voices on your favourite podcast platform or on bold.expert. 

    Follow Teachers' Voices and make sure you don't miss the fascinating interviews in season two. 

    • 1 min
    How Can we Help Children Take Ownership of their Learning?

    How Can we Help Children Take Ownership of their Learning?

    As adults we take it for granted that we have the ability to choose. But for children, they don’t always have the awareness that they have choices available to them. 
    Yet having agency, i.e. making choices based on active engagement in decision making, plays a vital role in developing a child’s self esteem as well as enabling their learning. 
    In this episode, we hear from Natalia Kucirkova, Professor of Early Childhood Education and Development about the role of children as independent agents of action. 
    “It is really about making sure that children have choices about their own lives, it is what gives life meaning isn’t it. Agency is a fundamental human right, some say supreme human value. I think we have to see both the learning benefits as well as this broader importance of agency.” - Natalia
    We next hear from Koen, a strategic advisor for the Belgian organization for education and development, VVOB, based in Vietnam, who shares a story about children taking an experience and turning it into a class production:
    “The satisfaction of seeing how the kids collaborated and seeing how proud they were when they realized what they had achieved, it's a very rewarding moment for a teacher to experience something like that.” - Koen
    Finally we meet Aline who works as a researcher and university lecturer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She shares a story about how reading experiences with young children can support their agency:
    “When we think about agency, it is not that we are free to do whatever we want or that the child can do whatever she wants… we are always dealing with the context around us.”
    On today’s podcast:


    Links:
    What children's agency meansHow educators can nurture children's agencyThe link between children's agency and motivationWhy story apps feed children’s imaginationHow educators can help children make conscious choices

    To find out more about today’s guests, and for more episodes featuring other teachers and their stories, visit https://bold.expert/podcasts/bold-podcast-series2

    • 27 min

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