Tune in and listen as we speak to global education experts about the latest trends, challenges and stories that matter.
Ep 21. Ewan McIntosh, Managing Director, NoTosh
In this episode of GESScast, we're joined by Ewan McIntosh, Founder and Managing Director of NoTosh. We hear about his career path, starting out as a teacher, venturing out into the television and internet business, and ultimately returning back to education with NoTosh. Millie and Ewan discussed enjoying the journey rather than just focusing on the destination, and how we can encourage young people to do so. Listen to find out about one of Ewan's favourite days that was filled with laughter and helps him unwind.
Ep 20. Sharon Ward, Slow & Sustainable Travel, My Free Range Family
In this episode of GESScast, Millie speaks to Sharon Ward about her worldwide travels with her husband and two young girls. Whilst away in different countries,
Sharon and her husband combine wild-schooling, world-schooling, un-schooling, and home-schooling. Sharon shares some valuable insight into the real-world experiences her daughters are having in the different countries that they explore. It's fantastic to hear how resourceful and creative they are with the lessons and activities they plan. This is a very interesting episode that you don't want to miss!
Ep 19. Anita Gleave, CEO, Chatsworth and Blenheim Schools Group
In this episode of GESScast, Danny talks to the CEO of Chatsworth and Blenim Schools Group, one of the leading school groups in the UK. Anita talks us through her impressive journey starting off as a teacher to eventually holding several leadership positions in the education field, including being a Founding Partner and Director of Operations and Education for The International Schools Partnership which today owns 48 schools around the world. She shares very valuable insight and key pieces of advice on opening up schools abroad and expanding your brand to new territories. What were the biggest obstacles faced and how along with her team, did she overcome them? This is an episode not to be missed!
Ep 18. Rebecca Rolland, EdD, Speech Pathologist, Writer, and Harvard Lecturer
In this episode of GESScast Sarah talks to author, speech pathologist and Harvard lecturer Rebecca Rolland about her latest book “The Art of Talking with Children: The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids". We find out about her "Rich Talk" approach and how important it is for adults / teachers to learn how to connect strongly with kids and how to approach difficult conversations honestly and directly. Rebecca also tells us why it's so urgent in the currently climate to have these discourses and how to approach information overload.
Ep.17 Russell Cailey Director of the Centre of Innovation and Training, THINK Learning Studio
In this episode we're joined by Russell Cailey, Director of the Centre of Innovation and Training, Think Global School. Sarah finds out about Think Global School's innovative approach to student led real world programmes, preparing students for careers of the future and how to create better schools. We also chat about the launch of the THINK Learning Studio, a global innovation, consulting, and professional training center focused on interdisciplinary real-world learning.
Ep.16 Prof. Dr. Ger Graus OBE, Global Education Adviser; Board Director; Advisory Board Chair & Member; Keynote Speaker
In this episode of GESScast Sarah speaks to Prof. Dr. Ger Graus OBE live at GESS Turkey 2022. A familiar face on the global education stage, Ger tells us about his background and story and his thoughts on how students can overcome the ceiling of aspiration. We explore more about one of his famous phrases - ‘Children can only aspire to what they know exists’ and discuss how teachers and schools can balance all the conflicting challenges thrown at them and just how great teachers are!