Teaching for Social Justice
TTT 016 : A Marketplace for schools to identify programmes for pupils & measure the impact with Nathalie Richards
19 November 2015
Nathalie Richards from London, UK is CEO and co-founder of the London based social enterprise EduKit. This online platform helps schools raise attainment by evaluating the needs of their pupils, then, identifies suitable charity and social enterprise-run programmes to advance their personal development and enrich learning. With more than ten years IT and Project Management experience, as well as a track record of voluntary work in charities, schools, social enterprises and youth groups, Nathalie is perfectly positioned to lead a passionate and talented team at EduKit in exploiting the benefits of modern technology to positively impact the lives of thousands of young people. Furthermore, her technology background, engaging personality and exceptional communication skills mean that she has been able to build meaningful relationships with both providers and schools and help facilitate a connection between the two.
Nathalie has a Master of Science (MSc) in Ethnicity, Policy and Migration, an MBA from the renowned University INSEAD in General Management, Strategy and Media and a BA in Economics and Law. She is a former governor at Beckmead School in Croydon and board member at Generating Genius. She has worked in a management capacity at Apple Inc, uberVU among others. She is also fluent in French and Italian.
TTT 014 : "I teach in my hometown but feel like I teach abroad" with Kathryn Stewart
18 October 2015
Kathryn Stewart is a teacher who specialises in ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching. She currently teaches ESL and Social Studies in a small private high school in Richmond, in the state of British Columbia, Canada. Ever since she was a 16-year-old and volunteered in an English Language summer camp she has wanted to be a teacher. In 2008, she gained a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Bilkent University in Turkey. Then in 2011 she completed a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Social Studies and ESL Teaching from The University of British Columbia. Kathryn believes that learning a new language should be a positive and engaging journey. She draws on a wide variety of teaching experience and contexts having worked with children and adults in Indonesia, Turkey, Australia and Canada. She is familiar with different learning styles and is especially interested in how home language usage can support learning in a second (or third or fourth!) language. She creates a supportive and challenging environment to help students grow as learners and meet their goals. As well as being a teacher, Kathryn is also a committed blogger for The Esperanza Education Blog where she has written a number of blogs on a variety of topics such as her experiences in the classroom, the differences between public and private education, national identity, immigration, stereotypes and the Mandarin language among others.
TTT 08 : What I learnt from Teaching English around the World with Pete Hurst
14 June 2015
Pete Hurst is an English ELT (English Language Teaching) professor, currently living in Cusco, Peru. He has travelled extensively, visiting more than 35 countries and has lived and worked in four different continents. These experiences have given him a deeper understanding of both the cultures and education systems in the countries and continents in which he has lived and taught. At the moment, he is developing a free EFL website: www.colibrienglish.com with the aim of helping people build both their skills and knowledge of the English Language. He has an MA in English with Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and a BA in English and Philosophical Studies.
TTT 004 : Bringing social justice education and language learning together with Nicole Benson
25 March 2015
Nicole Benson is the founder of Esperanza Education– a company started in Vancouver, Canada and dedicated to the promotion of intercultural understanding and collaboration. She is the facilitator of the Spanish for Social Justice Teacher Network, a Board member of CoDevelopment Canada, and a member of CIPO-Van. She works as an Education Research Consultant, and has completed a project on Intercultural Bilingual Education for indigenous youth with UNICEF-Peru, and a project on teaching practices and gender dynamics in maths education in Paraguay with Innovations for Poverty Action. She’s fluent in Spanish and has lived and travelled extensively in both Spain and Latin America.
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