This year, my ‘great’ has been reaching out to the international community through podcasts
I have shared my extensive knowledge about working internationally as well as my experiences working with the youngest, diverse communities in international schools.
Muddy Puddle Teacher
I discussed outdoor learning and how that looks and is managed from an International School perspective.
Teacher Hug Radio episode with Jess Gosling (@JessGosling2) aired on May 15th 2021. I talked about my international journey, work-life balance, the key differences between teaching in the UK and teaching abroad, and much more.
I discuss my Masters Research involving interactions with pre-verbal children, co-creating understanding with parents as partners. I then discuss more recent action research within my current international school.
Released in July 2021, I discuss with Torio in detail the premise for my book and share many of the findings from my research with international teachers.
In the Rising Podcast
My first US podcast was a lovely conversation about how I became a teacher, even when education was not a big part of my childhood household. I discuss how we all should strive for what we want and not accept the status quo if it makes us unhappy.
#Thriving Language Podcast
Here I discuss international teaching and EAL wellbeing and teaching in the mainstream international school classroom.
In this live recording I shared my views on the most current draws and setbacks for international teachers, in light of Covid 19. I was joined by Lydia Ann Smith, a recruiter from INTA Education.
A great discussion about life overseas with Julia Knight, Headteacher of EtonHouse Bahrain. To be added soon!
In this show I discuss with other #WomenEd leads what made me volunteer for this organisation and set up a chapter in Taiwan. It offers an overview of what #WomenEd is all about.
March: #WomenEd Taiwan #BreakTheBias Women’s Day 2022 event. Co-presented this collaborative meeting in Taiwan discussing and supporting issues of gender bias.
March: #DiverseEducators World Book Day event. I was invited to discuss my book.
February: #WomenEd Taiwan Online CV Clinic: Presented with Lydia Ann Smith on building strong CVs.
Part 1 I discuss my research on how to build a strong CV
Part 2 Three CVs are discussed by Lydia Ann Smith, INTA Education, and Q and A
December: Conference for Research in Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong: Poster presentation, Wellbeing in the Early Years.
December: WomenEd Taiwan day conference, building confidence and networks with guest speakers.
Part 1: Integrated approach to well being
Part 2: Building Confidence
Part 3: Building Support Networks
November: 21CLHK Online Presentation ‘Wellbeing and Pedagogy in an EAL, young learner’s classroom’.
September: WomenEd Taiwan face-to face event. I launched this group in Taiwan, to support other teachers and aspiring leaders, see video. With my team, we organised the first face-to-face event, with guest speakers. I presented an introduction to WomenEd.
June 2021 Autoethnography conference: ‘Is every mentor the ‘teacher’? The lived experience of
one teacher in training: complexities, power dynamics and resilience.
April: Kathy Brodie’s Early Years Summit: International teaching and working within a Mandarin Enrichment Program.
April: ISP FOBISIA EJaws – Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years: Using Focus Groups to Drive Forward Teaching and Learning to Best Support English Language Learners. The link shows an article written about the event.
Due to deliver in April 2022 3 day inset for the British School Rio for Across Cultures: EAL strategies for Early Years
December 2021 Recording for TeachAnywhere: Next steps after procuring an international teaching job
November 2021 Wellbeing and Pedagogy for all staff: Focus on EAL learners in Early Years, Taipei European School
February 2021 Greg Bottrill’s Drawing Club and Message Centre for all Early Years staff, Taipei European School
How to provide guided reading, for parents (via video) and learning assistants, Taipei European School
Training for learning assistants: effective interactions, Taipei European School