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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

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

    The importance of Motivation & Self-Esteem in Children’s Learning

    The importance of Motivation & Self-Esteem in Children’s Learning

    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 look at their schoolwork… self esteem can get in the way of learning, and therefore it's important to be aware of the child's level of self esteem.”
    From Eddie we then hear from 3 teachers, from 3 different geographies, teaching 3 different age groups a variety of subjects, but they all have in common a special interest in developing motivation strategies that pay attention to individual needs.
    First we travel to the Caribbean and meet Kayleigh, who teaches Spanish as a second language to young primary school children. 
    “In my classroom, my students are constantly speaking, they have avenues to share their opinions, we've created a space where they feel okay to share. We've also created an environment where our ideas and opinions, although different, are respected.”
    We then travel across the world to Australia and meet Mark, who’s developing teenagers’ capacities to learn from their peers through experiential learning with film making techniques. 
    Finally we visit Marisa, an English teacher in a private school in a wealthy residential area of Madrid, Spain, who is setting the necessary conditions to support the development of each student’s particular identity in their learning processes.
    “Part of the teaching process is to observe your students and to figure out what they need in each moment. For me, that is one of the most rewarding moments in my teaching life.”
    On today’s podcast:
    How children develop self esteemSelf esteem in a learning environmentThe role of praise in building self esteemThe importance of feeling emotionally supportedTo 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

    • 26 min
    Teaching and Learning Under Adverse Conditions

    Teaching and Learning Under Adverse Conditions

    In this episode of Teachers’ Voices, we explore the challenges of teaching and learning under adverse conditions with special guest, Willem Frankenhuis. Willem is an expert in developmental psychology, and specialises in social and cognitive skills and abilities that might be enhanced in harsh and unpredictable environments.
    Willem discusses why it’s so important to take adversity into account when talking about supporting children's learning, and suggests techniques that teachers can learn or might be able to use to help students who are learning under adverse conditions.
    “One of the things we see in research is that making the information concrete and relevant to the lived experience of these children can sometimes enhance their performance.”
    We then hear from three educators who each share their inspiring stories about supporting children's learning in challenging conditions. From Deborah organising reading activities for young refugees on the island of Lampedusa:
    “You have to connect with what clicks in someone. And to make them understand that a book is something that opens up to a new world.”
    Nadia supporting underserved students in the socially deprived neighbourhood of the Bronx, New York:
    “We need to make learning accessible in a way that it actually connects to children's lives. But if it doesn't directly connect, how can we make those connections and be intentional about that?”
    And Mike teaching dance for social cohesion and children's well being in Africa's largest slum, Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. 
    To learn what different teachers are doing around the world, download and listen today.
    On today’s podcast:
    Take adversity into account when supporting children’s learningReading with young refugees in LampedusaSupporting students in the BronxTeaching dance for social cohesionLinks:
    http://www.willem.maartenfrankenhuis.nl/https://projectelimu.org/in-the-press/http://www.thelopezeffect.com/aboutme/https://www.ibby.org/awards-activities/activities/silent-books/silent-books-ibby-camps-in-lampedusa 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

    • 18 min
    What We Can Learn From Teachers Around The World

    What We Can Learn From Teachers Around The World

    Welcome to the inaugural episode of Teachers’ Voices where you’ll hear three very different stories of teachers coming at teaching from very different learning environments, contexts and situations. Yet all of these teachers share a passionate commitment to the particular needs of individual learners. 
    Our first special guest is Nora Marketos, co-lead of the learning school’s portfolio of the Jacobs Foundation, and in her role she works with educators around the world. 
    “This podcast brings together teachers' voices in a short, but really powerful manner. And it complements their stories with existing research and evidence of what is already working. This provides a bridge between the teaching community on the one hand and those researchers who are seeking to better understand how we can help children learn and develop.”
    In today’s episode, we hear about the challenges of accelerating basic literacy in a rural community in Mozambique:
    “In our province, which is the most populous province in the country, only one out of 10 children can read Grade Two stories.” (Armando, a teaching facilitator in Mozambique).
    About the enjoyment of developing creative ways to stimulate the interest of unmotivated students in mathematics, in a socially deprived area in Brazil. And discover the motivation to improve the reading skills of girls with severe dyslexia in Saudi Arabia:
    “I told her [mother] that your daughter is like a gift that is wrapped in gold paper. But this paper is too thick, and it needs careful unwrapping. By the time you unwrap her potential, you will see a star inside that golden box.”
    To learn what different teachers are doing around the world, download and listen today. 
    On today’s podcast:
    Why now is the time to listen to teachersAccelerating basic literacy in MozambiqueStimulating an interest in maths in BrazilHelping severely dyslexic girls in Saudi ArabiaFor more episodes featuring other teachers and their stories, visit https://bold.expert/podcasts/bold-podcast-series2

    • 17 min
    Introducing Teachers' Voices

    Introducing Teachers' Voices

    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

    • 1 min

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