Tiny Voice Talks is an award winning podcast that gives a platform to the quieter voices in education. Toria is a primary teacher, evidence lead educator and the Diversity and Equity lead in her school. She is passionate about education and building a better future for all. Toria chats to teachers, leaders, authors and advisors about what they are doing and how that is impacting on the young people in our classrooms. If you are in education and want your voice heard, contact Toria on firstname.lastname@example.org. To join #TinyVoiceTalks on Twitter just find Toria's pinned tweet each Tuesday (@toriaclaire).
Positivity, Resilience and Embracing Change with Fabian Darku
In this episode Toria talks to Fabian Darku about positivity, resilience and embracing change. Fabian is a Further Education Lecturer in Sport (Hertfordshire) and am an avid blogger and writer. (RiSE magazine, Nexus Education, @teachertoolkit, FE Jobs, TES).
They discuss reflective practice and the models Fabian has created with the aim of improving teaching and learning. They also discuss his love of education and how he has learnt so much by tuning into radio stations such as TeacherHugRadio.
Fabian has been working in the school environment since 2008 where he was initially a Cover Supervisor and then qualified as a PE Teacher the following year. He has worked in both Secondary and Further Education ever since.
The Power of Connection with Joe Dale #MFLTwitterati
In this episode, Toria talks to Joe Dale all the power of connection, #mfltwitterati and gets so many tips about how to use EdTech in the classroom to improve teaching and learning. Joe truly is a font of knowledge!
Joe is a former teacher who works as a modern foreign languages & technology consultant currently. He is the former host of TES MFL forum & was short-listed for NAACE Impact Award 2013 for Curriculum Support.
To connect with Joe find him here - Joe Dale on Twitter
As promised in the episode, here are all the links that Joe tells Toria about
Wheel of names
Digital Praise Postcards
MFL Twitterers list
Podcasts Joe Dale has appeared on since the start of the pandemic
Twitter Search Operators
Twitter Spaces for Educators, Social Audio and Twitter Search Operators https://youtu.be/RrqkgA_4_LA
Emotional Intelligence with Niomi Clyde Roberts
In this episode, Toria talks about the importance of emotional intelligence in education with Niomi Clyde Roberts, who has recently published a book on the subject. They discuss some of the scientific research and real-life examples that Niomi uses in her book to demonstrate how empathy and clear communication can make every teacher and leader feel motivated, fulfilled and respected. From knowing when to say no and responding to negativity, to working effectively as a team and letting every member know they're valued, Niomi believes emotional intelligence in education is the key to enhanced productivity and superb teaching, benefiting both staff and students.
Niomi is an assistant headteacher with a passion for effective pedagogy. She carries out science workshops for early career teachers and has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). Niomi has completed her NPQSL and writes for blogs and education platforms including Nexus Education and HWRK magazine, and has led workshops at events such as PrimaryRocks and Practical Pedagogies in Toulouse. Follow Niomi on Twitter @TeachingAHT.
Get hold of a copy of the book here - The Emotionally Intelligent Teacher
Phonics with John Walker
In this episode, Toria talks to John Walker the director and co-author (with Susan Case and David Philpot) of Sounds-Write all about phonics and its place in the classroom. John believes that good phonics spirals - recycling the information that has already been taught through reading, writing and spelling.
John has been a qualified teacher, university lecturer and teacher trainer for over thirty years, teaching English language and literature in many different countries and settings. He is a graduate of the University of Sussex and holds master degrees from the Universities of Sussex and Warwick. He is qualified in the teaching of English as a foreign language and holds an advanced certificate in English language teaching from the University of Edinburgh.
He trains teaching practitioners in Sounds-Write and promotes the Sounds-Write programme in schools and other educational institutions across the world. In addition, he was an associate lecturer for the Open University, teaching on Discovering English and Children’s Literature, in addition to several early years courses.
John is an enthusiastic edu-blogger, who posts regularly on all aspects of literacy teaching at his site theliteracyblog.com.
John Walker - Twitter
Diane's book that John mentioned - Early Reading Instruction
Empathy Day 2022 with Hydeh Fayaz
In the final episode in the Empathy Day series, Toria talks to Hydeh Fayaz all about what she and the others at St. Matthew's C. E. Primary School in Birmingham will be doing for Empathy Day.
Hydeh is the assistant headteacher at St. Matthews and currently teaches year 1. She is also an Evidence Lead Educator at the research skill.
St. Matthews have been celebrating Empathy Day for a while now and empathy is embedded in their curriculum. Tune in to find out how you can make the changes that they have. Hydeh mentions a number of things on Empathy Lab's website - the link is here - https://www.empathylab.uk/
The Power of Song with Sophie Garner
In this episode, Toria talks to Sophie about the power of song and its transformational properties.
Sophie is a professional singer, vocal coach, songwriter, wellbeing music specialist and published author. Collectively she has 30 years experience and in 2019 completed an MA specialising in her area of expertise singing and wellbeing.
Thank you for sharing a variety of opinions and amplifying the tiny voices so they are heard.
Exceptional host, amazing guests!
Toria does an exceptional job having real conversations and her guests are amazing education thought-leaders. Truly enjoyable and a great opportunity for a global perspective!