Teach Middle East Podcast

Teach Middle East Podcast

The Teach Middle East Podcast connects, develops, and empowers educators. It provides educators in the Middle East and beyond a platform on which to share their stories, current research-based practices and proven classroom strategies. The Teach Middle East Podcast is brought to you by Moftah publishing, the publishers of Teach Middle East Magazine. Teach Middle East Magazine, is the premier magazine for education in the Middle East and beyond.

Episodes

July 4, 2022 32 min

Welcome to the final episode of season two of the Teach Middle East Podcast. In this episode, Leisa Grace speaks with Olly Lewis. Olly shares his experience as an educator in the region. We reflect on the use of education technology in schools as well as digital cognition.

Bio: Olly is Head of Digital Transformation at the Thomas Deacon Education Trust. Olly has worked at a range of schools in the UK and UAE, serving in a range of ...

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If you want to make a difference, make a change or make your mark on the world, then this podcast episode is the one for you.

In this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast, Leisa Grace speaks with David Harkin, CEO of 8BillionIdeas and Author of The Ripple Effect on how educators can create ripples.

Bio: David is the Founder and CEO of 8billionideas which exists to give every student the skills and belief to change the world. They...

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What are you doing with the money you earn as an expatriate teacher? Natasha shares her investing journey as a teacher in Kuwait.  Natasha E. Feghali is a Lebanese Canadian award-winning International Specialist Educator and Entrepreneur and at present is based in Kuwait.

She is an Advanced Instructional Coach in Language Learning with Multi-Lingual Learners at the American Creativity Academy, and an independent real estate entrepr...

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Anna is an experienced educator and administrator in higher education, primary level and in the early years. In this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast, we discuss the importance of embracing lifelong learning.

Renaissance sponsors the Teach Middle East Podcast.

To learn more about how Renaissance can help your students with their literacy and numeracy development, click this link https://intl.renaissance.com/.

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As the school year draws to a close, it is time to check in with yourself. How are you feeling as an educator? Have you taken the best care of yourself and the people in your care? In this episode, we talk about radical self-care with Dr Nadia Lopez.

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Dr. Nadia Lopez is an award-winning educator who became a viral sensation after the popular blog Humans of New York featured her as one of the most influential people of this life. ...

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According to UNICEF Inclusive education is the most effective way to give all children a fair chance to go to school, learn and develop the skills they need to thrive.

Inclusive education means all children in the same classrooms, in the same schools. It means real learning opportunities for groups who have traditionally been excluded – not only children with disabilities, but speakers of minority languages too.

Inclusive schools val...

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Everyone wants a high performing school, but schools continue to assume that only a minority of children can reach high levels of educational performance.  In today's podcast episode, we speak with Professor Deborah Eyre about how every school can become a world-class school. High performance is not the preserve of the few but available to all.

Bio: Professor Deborah Eyre: Founder and Chair at High Performance Learning Services...

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Most teachers have anxiety around lesson observations. What causes this anxiety? Is there a better way? In this podcast episode, we speak with Craig Randall, author of the book Trust-Based Observations, on what he believes is a better way to conduct lesson observations.

Craig Randall is the author of Trust-Based Observations. His experience as a counsellor, coach, teacher, and principal at schools in the US and overseas led him to d...

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We speak with Helen Olds, the British International School Riyadh principal, about what life is like in schools after the pandemic. We also look back at what life was like in Saudi Arabia during the lockdown. This is a great episode to help us compare notes from one GCC country to another.

Helen has 18 years of experience working in leadership positions in international schools in Asia and the Middle East, and she is currently the P...

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Mathew Savage is a former school leader who is on a mission to help schools transform the way they use student data.
 
In this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast, Leisa Grace and Mathew discuss how schools can rethink the way they collect, present and use student data on a day to day basis.
 
 Bio: Matthew loves data, and believes passionately in the need for a paradigm shift towards greater student agency and healthier student w...

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What is the metaverse? How much of an impact will the metaverse have on our daily lives in the very near future?

In this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast, we chat with Phil Redhead about why educators need to pay attention to the metaverse.

Bio: Originally from the UK, Phil has worked in education for over twenty years, as a  teacher, school senior leader, consultant and digital education transformation director. He was Head ...

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Renaissance sponsors the Teach Middle East Podcast.

To learn more about how Renaissance can help your students with their literacy and numeracy development, click this link https://intl.renaissance.com/.

In this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast, we examine the findings of research carried out by the Council of International Schools in association with George Mason University, to determine the diversity baseline in Internation...

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Renaissance sponsors the Teach Middle East Podcast.

To learn more about how Renaissance can help your students with their literacy and numeracy development, click this link https://intl.renaissance.com/.


The drive toward more equal education opportunities for all students in the UAE regardless of their abilities or disabilities is reflected in the goals of the MoE strategy (2010–2020). One strategy entitled ‘School for All’ strongly ...

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Are you new to the Middle East or planning to move to this region to teach? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the podcast episode for you. We speak with Sadie Landau, a teacher in Dubai who has also taught in Qatar. Sadie offers sage advice for teachers looking to make that move to this part of the world. 

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Sadie is a Primary School Teacher in her 9th year of teaching. She has taught across EYFS to Year 6 in ...

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The work of anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion and justice ( DEIJ) is not the work of some, it is work that all of us need to do. So much has been said on the topic in recent years, especially since the death of George Floyd in the United States of America in 2020. The number one goal of schools should be to become inclusive and culturally sustaining environments for staff and students, but how many of us are truly doing the...

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Are you an educator who wants to become a content creator? Do you worry that you will not have time for both?

On this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast, we chat with Thomas Blakemore. Thomas is a primary school teacher in Dubai, he is also a successful content creator. Thomas has a growing Youtube channel and an influential presence on most major social media platforms. Not only that, but he also has his own blog.

In this ep...

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Welcome back and happy new year to you all. On this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast, we chat with Ilona Taimela. She is an educator, consultant and teacher trainer from Finland whose work is having a global impact.

In this episode, we look at lessons learned from a project she worked on which involved teaching children in a prison camp in Syria.

Ilona Taimela is the founder and CEO of Helsinki Education Consulting Group. Sh...

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Did you know that children being inactive is currently an epidemic that will have serious health repercussions for years to come? How can we get students to become more active while learning at school? This is a challenge that John Smedley has set out to solve. 

Jon Smedley, a former teacher, and founder of Teach Active. He is a former primary teacher and sports coordinator who works in partnership with the Youth Sports Trust and is...

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What is your school culture like? Who is responsible for the culture in your school? How do you change school culture from toxic to positive? Iain Colledge, Executive Principal of Raha International schools and Director of Education for Taaleem, discuss this and more with Leisa Grace Wilson.

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Iain has a Bachelors' in Education and a Masters' in Educational Leadership and Management from the UK. Iain has worked overseas wi...

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Education is in need of major changes to meet the needs of the world we currently live in. How will these changes take place? 

In this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast, we speak with Annina Mattsson, Director of RewirEd Conference. RewirEd is a global platform with a clear vision: to rewire education for a prosperous and sustainable future.

Led by Dubai Cares, in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai and in close coordination with...

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