5. Elly Chapple on Flipping the Narrative25:05The founder of CanDoELLA, and the #FlipTheNarrative campaign, speaks about rethinking diversity and difference, why teachers need the freedom to teach, and the importance of lived experiences.Find out more about Ella’s work here.
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4. Pedzi on Driving Change in Communities37:58The headteacher, founder of Hope in Motion, and voice of Sightsavers’ #EqualWorld campaign talks about his early childhood struggles with polio and measles, his experiences as someone with a disability in a mainstream school in Zimbabwe, and how best to sensitise rural communities in matters of inclusion and diversity.A special thanks to Isaacs Mwale and Liesbeth Roolvink of Sightsavers for helping to organise this episode.Check out campaigning.sightsavers.org and equalzimbabwe.org for more information.
3. Federico Waitoller on Neoliberalism and Education32:34The associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago talks about his experiences looking into intersectionalities of race and disability in Chicago, the effect of free-market neoliberalism on the inclusion agenda, and his award-winning book, Excluded by Choice: Urban Students with Disabilities in the Education Marketplace.Listen to the wonderful DiveIn Podcast here (Spotify link).Find Excluded by Choice here.
2. Barry Cooper on the Role of Teachers24:07The principle of the Global College joins me from a rainy Madrid to talk about the role and responsibility of teachers, why it's important to make schools welcoming, why curricula struggle to keep pace with technology, and how artificial intelligence can support (but not replace!) teaching.Check out Barry’s short book on education in a post-AI world: free online here.
1. Xammie Likoko on Igniting the Fires of Learning28:18Starting series two off with a bang, I talk to Xammie Likoko about why science lessons should be more dangerous, how hands-on and project-based learning can be naturally more inclusive (and more fun), and the value of teamwork in the classroom. Xammie and I taught together at a school in Kenya which, despite our best efforts in the science lab, is still there.
26. Katie Sparkes on Diversity and Creativity22:26The CEO of the Lightyear Foundation and Flamingo Chicks talks disability and STEM, the power of diversity, trips to the UN, and the role young people have in making change happen.
25. A Promise in Peril10:43Liesbeth Roolvink joins me for this special episode to talk about off-track SDGs and Sightsavers' Promise in Peril campaign. Sign the petition here!