Devoted to professional development, teacher wellbeing and all things positive in education - The aim is simple: to share the positive voices of teachers and school leaders from around the world. Each podcast covers a different topic, with guests sharing personal stories and their views on what can help. Although based in the UK, the themes of curriculum, assessment, pedagogy, behaviour and pastoral support are universal and can help to promote connected open dialogue with teachers around the world.
Creativity: a tribute to Sir Ken Robinson, with Toria Bono & friends
This was originally produced for Toria Bono's Tiny Voice Talks podcast and is published here with kind permission: an extended tribute to Sir Ken Robinson from the #EduTwitter community, featuring a collection of creative educators who were all moved to share their thoughts and reflections on creativity.
Opening Doors: The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Snaer Magnason, with Bob Cox
In this episode I speak to award winning author Bob Cox. We take an in-depth look at The Blue Planet by Andri Snaer Magnason and discuss how the book cold be used in the classroom. We explore reading for meaning and effective ways to teach comprehension and deeper understanding. Bob shares a compelling argument for using more challenging texts to teach reading and comprehension in primary schools.
Back to Global: Belouga, with Evin Schwartz
In this episode Tatiana Popa speaks to Evin Schwartz, the inspirational CEO of Belouga, home of collaborative educational series & shows aligned to subject areas, standards and the global goals.
Gangs, Social Media and Belonging with Pete O'Shea
In this episode we revisit the conversation with Pete O'Shea from 'Gloves not Gunz', an organisation based in Croydon and South London that aims to prevent and divert young people from crime, antisocial behaviour, exclusion from education and 'care'. Recorded to coincide with Children's Mental Health Week, Pete talks about how positive relationships, education and diversion activities can make a difference to some of our most vulnerable, and often challenging, children and young people.
Koen Timmers: Climate Action Project and what makes a global teacher
In this episode of Back to Global Tatiana Popa talks to Koen Timmers. Koen is an award winning educator, lecturer, researcher, author and speaker. He is the founder of global educational projects like the Kakuma Project, Climate Action project and the Innovation project. In 2018 Koen launched the Innovation SDG labs in collaboration with Dr. Jane Goodall. He is a founding SDG ambassador and was a Global Teacher Prize top 10 finalist in 2018 and top 50 finalist in 2017. Tatiana explores how Koen's passionate commitment to global education has had worldwide impact. By taking education to some of the most challenging learning environments Koen has shown the way for others to follow. His work with refugees is an inspiration to educators everywhere and demonstrates how the universal language of learning knows no borders or limitations.
A Bucket of Coal, with Les Jones
A Bucket of Coal is a rare opportunity to explore the life and career of Les Jones. From the Welsh valleys, the pits and through the heartbreak of the Gresford tragedy, Les went on to receive a scholarship to attend Magdalene College, Oxford - taking his voice and passionate commitment to social justice with him. In this podcast he shares some of his experiences and explains how he became a teacher. His wisdom, knowledge and humour shed light on a range of topics including equality, global citizenship, wealth, wellbeing, academic life, love and friendship.
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Fascinating and beautiful story
I hope everyone listens to this story of Russian Jew, Mendel Beilis told by his grandson, Jay Beilis. We can all learn from this, especially in today’s world. Thankfully there was kindness that saved Mr. Beilis.
My great grandfather was Jewish and born in Russia. I was raised Catholic by my Irish Catholic grandmother which proves we can all love and respect each other.
A very powerful story
This is a very powerful story that needs to be told and shared , especially in today’s world . I am profoundly grateful it is being told. I am friends with Jay Beilis, who is the grandson of Mendel Beilis, and had read the book first, which was mainly in the words of Mendel Beilis himself. Very powerful. So is the podcast. I learned much more hearing what Jay Beilis shared in this podcast . Because of the shear determination and courage Mendel Beilis had , despite horrific suffering endured due to the terrible lies , one cannot but feel tremendous appreciation and admiration for him. From the podcast I also learned more about after his release, and what the family faced afterwards
I am extremely grateful that through his grandson Jay , this platform came forth as a way to further tell this story which begs to be told. Anyone listening cannot help but be very moved by this amazing man’s story!
Very compelling story of a Russian jew, Mendel Beilis, put on trial for “ritual” murder of a child in early 1900’s Tsarist Russia. The trial received worldwide condemnation for exploiting the debunked myth of jews performing religious sacrifice of christians. Fortunately, the strength of character of the accused and the common good of the Russian people triumphs. Anyone interested in social justice will enjoy this broadcast.