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252: Let’s Talk About Race with Dr. Nancy Dome

Renowned speaker, author, and equity consultant Dr. Nancy Dome co-founded Epoch Education in 2014 to provide leaders in education and business with accessible professional development in diversity, inclusion and belonging, and equity. As an educator for nearly three decades, Dr. Dome taught in the juvenile court and community schools and has served as a Distinguished Teacher in Residence and faculty member at California State University San Marcos. Her transformative approach helps school districts and educational agencies throughout the country navigate complex topics, build bridges, and work together for inclusive, impactful change.

The safest path can feel like the one without dialogue in conversations about equity and diversity. What if you offend the other person? What if they challenge your beliefs? What if you ruin a relationship? 

When it comes to hard topics, effective communication skills are an asset, vulnerability is necessary, and forgiveness is vital. In Let’s Talk About Race (And Other Hard Things), communication expert and equity consultant Dr. Nancy Dome provides you with a framework to recognize feelings, interrupt flawed patterns, and repair relationships.

Website

www.drnancydome.com

Social Media Information

NancyDomeEdD – Twitter

drnancydome – instagram

www.linkedin.com/in/nancydome/

Resources mentioned

The Bridge Across Forever – Richard Bach

The Dancing Wu Li Masters – Gary Zukav

Show Sponsor

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. Find out more about their online CPD events this summer at nape.org.uk/online-events

Ocean Plastic & Climate Change – Join Ellie Jackson author of the Wild Tribe Heroes book series as we invite pupils to write a story based on this topic in a writing festival (13th June 2022) 

251: Entrepreneurship in Education with Josh Chernikoff

Josh Chernikoff is an innovative entrepreneur, advisor, and strategist with 20+ years of experience in education, broadcast journalism, sales, marketing, and communications. Throughout these experiences, he has demonstrated success in founding, growing, and successfully exiting two education companies.

With these wins came the need for something bigger. Josh set out to serve other entrepreneurs in the education space through Cascade Communications. Alongside his experienced team, he supports businesses, founders, and CEOS in advising and developing, thought leadership, content creation, lead generation, and more. His experiences and skillsets carry clients to new levels, helping them achieve the same levels of success in companies of their own.

About Cascade Communications

At Cascade Communications, we help you get into the email inboxes of busy education professionals in an overwhelming and overcommunicated virtual world. Through live webinar series featuring your team and industry leaders, creative cold emails, automated lead management, data reports, SEO-driven copy, and business leader development, we make clients come to you. 

​Spend less time sending emails. Get more leads in the door. Sign more contracts. And start winning again.

Website

www.cascadego.co

Social Media Information

www.facebook.com/cascadego

Instagram cascadego.co

www.linkedin.com/in/joshuachernikoff/

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YKuMgHQds4

Show Sponsor

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. Find out more about their online CPD events this summer at nape.org.uk/online-events

Mental Health/Wellbeing – How to support pupils with transition to secondary school with Sam Moinet from Student Breakthrough (16th May 2022)

Ocean Plastic & Climate Change – Join Ellie Jackson author of the Wild Tribe Heroes book series as we invite pupils to write a story based on this topic in a writing festival (13th June 2022) 

250: Andria Zafirakou – Global Teacher Prize winner 2018

We celebrate the release of our 250th episode with an inspirational conversation with Andria Zafirakou – 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner and founder of the charity Artists in Residence.

Andria, a teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent, won $1 million when she was crowned the best teacher in the world by the Varkey Foundation.

Andria was born in north-west London to Greek-Cypriot parents and state-educated in Brent and Camden.

She is an art and textiles teacher in Brent on the outskirts of London, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse places. She is passionate about education and changing the lives of young people and underserved communities through creativity.

She has worked her entire teaching career of 14 years at Alperton Community School and was promoted to Deputy Head of Art within a year of her arrival. She is now Associate Deputy Headteacher leading on staff professional development.

Using the prize money awarded by the Global Teacher prize, Andria founded a charity called Artists in Residence (AiR) with an aim to improve arts education in schools.  

Andria has also been named in the top ten of The Evening Standard’s 1000 Londoners List, a list of the most influential people in London. She is a Culture Leader for the World Economic Forum’s as well as a member of their Global Future Leaders Council. 

 Andria sits on the Advisory board for the Cultural Leaders Alliance.

Artists in Residence is a new initiative to promote creativity in schools founded by Andria Zafirakou.

“In recent times, there has been a decline in children choosing to study arts at GCSE, or enter into the workplace in an arts based job. Artists in Residence brings prestigious artists into schools and enables students to vision an exciting world they can be part of. This programme is not just about celebrities performing inspirational speeches; it is about real exposure to inspirational experiences, lasting creative relationships, and inspiring children to start a journey into artistic industries.”

Website

www.andriazafirakou.com

www.artistsinresidence.org.uk

𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐭𝐚 𝐆𝐢𝐥𝐥⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣𝑅𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑚𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑑𝑜⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑢𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑜𝑓𝑡𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑤𝑒𝑎𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑎𝑑𝑣𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑔𝑒.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑛⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑜𝑛,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑤𝑜𝑙𝑓,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑠𝑙𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑡 𝑤𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑛⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

𝑜𝑓 𝑎 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑒 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Social Media Information

Twitter @Andriazaf

www.facebook.com/ArtistsinR/

Show Sponsor

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. Find out more about their online CPD events this summer at nape.org.uk/online-events

Mental Health/Wellbeing – How to support pupils with transition to secondary school with Sam Moinet from Student Breakthrough (16th May 2022)

Ocean Plastic & Climate Change – Join Ellie Jackson author of the Wild Tribe Heroes book series as we invite pupils to write a story based on this topic in a writing festival (13th June 2022) 

Live from Bett 2022

Mark Taylor shares everything EdTech with conversations from those speaking, attending and exhibiting live from the Bett Show in London 24th March 2022.

ViewSonic very kindly invited me to be involved with their EdTech Talks.

You can watch my conversation with Peter Claxton and Peter Godwin now.

The Role of Podcasts in Education Marketing and Education Technology | BETT 2022 EdTech Talks

Listen to my Education on Fire podcast with Peter Claxton from ViewSonic Ep 226

Prof Ger Graus OBE, Member of Bett’s Global Education Council. (05:15)

Professor Dr Ger Graus OBE is a renowned figure in the field of education, where, since March 2017, he holds the position of the first Global Director of Education at KidZania.

KidZania, where children aged 4 to14 can experience the world of work through role-play, is designed to inspire and empower: “from inspiration to aspiration”. Since its inception in 1999 in Mexico City, KidZania now has a presence in 24 cities on 5 continents with plans for further developments in some 20 locations including the USA, Canada and South Africa. KidZania London is the UK’s first such educational entertainment centre.

Ger Graus has been at the heart of innovation and project development such as ‘KidZania World Online’, ‘KidZtalk’, ‘KidZania Careers Week’, ‘KidZania LitFests’; education ‘Think-Tanks’, ‘Ambassador Schools’ and independent evaluations by, amongst others the University of Cambridge, Cass Business School, Havas Helia and Ernst & Young. Based on these evaluations’ findings, Ger is now spearheading a ‘Futures Awareness’ campaign to introduce careers education into the primary phase. After all, as he frequently reminds us: “Children can only aspire to what they know exists.” Ger started at KidZania London in 2014, where he has been responsible for developing the UK-wide education strategy, including partnerships with schools, Higher Education, commercial and third sector learning partners

www.bettshow.com/global-education-council

kidzania.co.uk/

Alexa Joyce – Digital Transformation & Skills Director at Microsoft. (19:54)

Alexa works across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region to drive digital transformation of education institutions and digital skills development, from primary through to higher education. She focuses on enabling them to develop the skills that students need to succeed in work and life. Over the last 20 years, Alexa has worked with governments in more than 100 countries across the world in digital transformation.

She previously led the global strategy at Microsoft for engaging and support education system leaders as they evolve their institutions, and was formerly EMEA Director of Policy, Teaching and Learning, focusing on supporting national device deployments across the region. Prior to Microsoft, she worked with leading international education organizations: European Schoolnet (the network of 34 Ministries of Education in Europe), UNESCO and OECD. She’s on the advisory board of the EDUCATE incubator ed-tech startups in the UK.

www.microsoft.com

Cypher Learning (31:02) offers schools and universities an online learning platform to help revolutionise and personalise hybrid education. The platform is used in hundreds of countries, supporting over 40 languages, trusted by hundreds of thousands of users.

The learning management platform, NEO, empowers teachers to deliver a seamless learning experience by making it easy to create and manage all learning activities. This includes building online classes, assessing students, enhancing collaboration, identifying knowledge gaps and tracking achievements. This system takes the best of online learning and injects it into the everyday classroom, to modernise and streamline education.

www.cypherlearning.com/

Listen to my Education on Fire podcast with founder Graham Glass Ep 244

Sparx Learning – Colin Hegarty (42:31)

Sparx is working with 2000 secondary schools to help more children to make good progress with maths. In particular, they ran a large scale pilot with 4 MATs during the 2020 lockdowns and are waiting to see if the work will be recognised with a Bett award for school collaboration. Sparx uses AI but is cautious about its use and is also a great advocate for evidence about the impact of Edtech, they’re founder members of the of EdTech Evidence Group.

sparx-learning.com/

jamf (53:44)

Education technology solutions for Apple. Educators need powerful, intuitive tools that serve all students — no matter who they are, how they learn or where they learn. Jamf helps schools deliver an active learning environment to everyone with iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices.

I chat to Aaron Webb – Global Senior Product Marketing Manager for Education and Suraj Mohandas – Sr. Director, Strategy, Education

www.jamf.com/

Class (01:08:21)

Add teaching & learning tools to Zoom. Everything you can do in a physical classroom, you can do with Class

I chat to Matt Baker SVP Strategy International

www.class.com/

www.class.com/blog/class-is-partnering-with-intel-to-improve-virtual-learning/

Encyclopaedia Britannica (01:19:27)

Britannica has provided people with researched and trusted information for more than 250 years. In the current climate of the Internet being cluttered with misinformation more schools are moving to use Britannica Digital’s learning content. In addition to this Britannica has worked with Shirelands Academy Trust on a full STEAM curriculum called LaunchPacks. Britannica has also worked with the Government in Egypt and Japan on similar STEAM learning content.

I chat to Hayley Mills and we discuss:

  • Britannica’s journey from print publishing to being a must-have digital resource for students globally
  • The need for trustworthy information in this era of increasing misinformation for young people
  • How we are reaching younger audiences in creative ways such as TikTok and YouTube
  • How we are partnering with companies like Dynabook to provide a better rounded EdTech solution for schools

www.britannica.com/

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The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them.

Watch their Christian Schiller Lecture 2022 with Nancy Stewart

Cherishing the growth of young children: what early years education can be.

249: A whole-school mental health platform with STEER Education

Simon Antwis is Senior Education Consultant at STEER Education. He has been a headteacher of three schools and a school inspector.

STEER Education is a whole-school mental health platform that empowers teachers to measure, track and improve the self regulation and mental wellbeing of young people.

It supports being proactive in safeguarding young people’s mental health.

STEER Education exists to prepare young people with the human skills they need to thrive in life. 

Research shows that self-regulation is a critical skill that young people need for that journey. STEER’S mission is to safeguard the mental health of the young people by teaching them to self-regulate. They do that by serving families, schools and young people themselves.

STEER provides schools with a standardised, data-driven, impact-focused approach to measure, track, and improve social-emotional health across their schools, and demonstrate a high level of proactive safeguarding.

Their tools track how every young person steers four factors of self-regulation: their self-disclosure, trust of themself, trust of others, and seeking change.

STEER schools track their young people 3 times a year, year on year, from 8 to 18, providing early mental health risk flags, and personalised action plans to guide teachers’ response. We even provide practical guidance for children’s families.

Website

steer.education/

Social Media Information

Twitter @simonantwis

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/simon-antwis-50132b31

Resources Mentioned

Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby

Leadership Matters – Andy Buck

Show Sponsor

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. Find out more about their online CPD events at nape.org.uk/online-events

Listen to Mark’s audio course 

10 Pieces of Advice You’d Like to Have as a Child

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