Ep 21. Ewan McIntosh, Managing Director, NoTosh
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by GESS Education
9M ago
In this episode of GESScast, we're joined by Ewan McIntosh, Founder and Managing Director of NoTosh. We hear about his career path, starting out as a teacher, venturing out into the television and internet business, and ultimately returning back to education with NoTosh. Millie and Ewan discussed enjoying the journey rather than just focusing on the destination, and how we can encourage young people to do so. Listen to find out about one of Ewan's favourite days that was filled with laughter and helps him unwind ..read more
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Ep 20. Sharon Ward, Slow & Sustainable Travel, My Free Range Family
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by GESS Education
10M ago
In this episode of GESScast, Millie speaks to Sharon Ward about her worldwide travels with her husband and two young girls. Whilst away in different countries, Sharon and her husband combine wild-schooling, world-schooling, un-schooling, and home-schooling. Sharon shares some valuable insight into the real-world experiences her daughters are having in the different countries that they explore. It's fantastic to hear how resourceful and creative they are with the lessons and activities they plan. This is a very interesting episode that you don't want to miss ..read more
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Ep 19. Anita Gleave, CEO, Chatsworth and Blenheim Schools Group
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by GESS Education
11M ago
In this episode of GESScast, Danny talks to the CEO of Chatsworth and Blenim Schools Group, one of the leading school groups in the UK. Anita talks us through her impressive journey starting off as a teacher to eventually holding several leadership positions in the education field, including being a Founding Partner and Director of Operations and Education for The International Schools Partnership which today owns 48 schools around the world. She shares very valuable insight and key pieces of advice on opening up schools abroad and expanding your brand to new territories. What were the biggest ..read more
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Ep 18. Rebecca Rolland, EdD, Speech Pathologist, Writer, and Harvard Lecturer
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by GESS Education
11M ago
In this episode of GESScast Sarah talks to author, speech pathologist and Harvard lecturer Rebecca Rolland about her latest book “The Art of Talking with Children: The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids". We find out about her "Rich Talk" approach and how important it is for adults / teachers to learn how to connect strongly with kids and how to approach difficult conversations honestly and directly. Rebecca also tells us why it's so urgent in the currently climate to have these discourses and how to approach information overload.  ..read more
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Ep.17 Russell Cailey Director of the Centre of Innovation and Training, THINK Learning Studio
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by GESS Education
11M ago
In this episode we're joined by Russell Cailey, Director of the Centre of Innovation and Training, Think Global School. Sarah finds out about Think Global School's innovative approach to student led real world programmes, preparing students for careers of the future and how to create better schools. We also chat about the launch of the THINK Learning Studio, a global innovation, consulting, and professional training center focused on interdisciplinary real-world learning ..read more
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Ep.16 Prof. Dr. Ger Graus OBE, Global Education Adviser; Board Director; Advisory Board Chair & Member; Keynote Speaker
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by GESS Education
11M ago
In this episode of GESScast Sarah speaks to Prof. Dr. Ger Graus OBE live at GESS Turkey 2022. A familiar face on the global education stage, Ger tells us about his background and story and his thoughts on how students can overcome the ceiling of aspiration. We explore more about one of his famous phrases - ‘Children can only aspire to what they know exists’ and discuss how teachers and schools can balance all the conflicting challenges thrown at them and just how great teachers are!  ..read more
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Ep.15 Sarah Louise Saiger, Professional Athlete & School Development Manager at Cambridge International
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by GESS Education
11M ago
In this episode, we're joined by Sarah Louise Saiger, School Development Manager at Cambridge International. Starting off as a professional badminton player that was rising to stardom and getting prepared to be an Olympic athlete, Sarah faced an unfortunate career-ending injury that stopped her aspirations short. She shares inspiring stories of how she mentally overcame the injury and adopted an "everything happens for a reason" outlook which helped shape where she is today. We hear about her career transition into education, what makes the sector so special, and her goals going forward. It's ..read more
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Ep.14 Rasha Al Najjar, Middle and High School Assistant Principal at Al Hekmah International School, Bahrain
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by GESS Education
11M ago
In this episode, we're joined by Rasha Al Najjar, Middle and High School Assistant Principal at Al Hekmah International School in Bahrain. Starting off as a Science teacher and coordinator and moving up quickly to become a member of the SLT at her school, Rasha recalls the challenges that she and her colleagues faced in the last academic year and shares the measures that they've taken this year to ensure a smooth restart to in-person learning with wellbeing of staff and students in the forefront of their priorities. We hear her views on the future of online learning and whether it's here to st ..read more
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Ep.13 Niall Statham, SLT member and Head of PE - Hartland International School, Dubai
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by GESS Education
11M ago
The latest episode of GESScast welcomes Niall Statham, Senior Leadership Team member and Head of PE at Hartland International School Dubai. Find out what led Niall to an overnight stay in hospital recently as well as his journey into teaching and why Dubai is such a special place to work in education. Ahead of the return to classroom teaching in Dubai, we found out how Niall and his colleagues are preparing and what this will look like for educators and students. Niall also reflects on how EdTech has been utilised successfully and not so successfully at Hartland in the context of the last 18 m ..read more
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Ep.12 Dr. Rana Tamim, Advisor to the Provost and Former Dean of the College of Education at Zayed University
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by GESS Education
11M ago
In this episode of GESScast we're joined by Dr. Rana Tamim, Advisor to The Provost and Former Dean of the College of Education at Zayed University. With a wealth of experience including graduate and undergraduate university instruction and supervision; adult in-service training, and K-12 teaching and coordination in different countries including Canada, Lebanon, UAE, and KSA, Dr. Rana talks about the challenges that both researchers and academics are facing at the moment, ways that higher education institutions can support in overcoming these challenges and most importantly, the need to bridge ..read more
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