The charity turning young people into filmmakers: an interview with BYkids

The charity turning young people into filmmakers: an interview with BYkids
BYkids is a not-for-profit which provides children around the world with the training and equipment to make documentaries about their lives. Founder Holly Carter tells us about the value of children’s perspectives on global issues and why documentary can be such a powerful medium.
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Innovating educators: Tomi Alakoski, Executive Director of Me & MyCity

Innovating educators: Tomi Alakoski, Executive Director of Me & MyCity
Finland’s Me & MyCity occupies a unique space in education. It’s a miniature town where children learn about micro- and macro-economics through role-play. The 12 and 13 year olds who visit the learning environment are each allocated a job for the day, such as CEO of the post office or customer assistant at a logging company. They’re tasked with a series of objectives they have to work with their co-workers to complete, earning a virtual salary to spend at the town’s scale versions of local businesses. The programme has over 20 partner businesses including Helsinki Art Museum, Nokia and Samsung.
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Stories Teachers Share: the podcast of true classroom tales

Stories Teachers Share: the podcast of true classroom tales
A recent episode of the new podcast Stories Teachers Share featured a former student reading from his middle-school journal, recalling how a teacher provided companionship and support at a time it was sorely needed. It’s an honest and poignant account of how a teacher made a real difference to the course of their pupil’s life, retold a decade and a half after the entry was written. What really makes the episode is that the teacher himself is on the line, listening to the recording and ready to reconnect with his former student.
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Jeremy Thomas on good mental health in schools

Jeremy Thomas on good mental health in schools
Jeremy Thomas is an author and speaker who raises mental health awareness at schools across the UK. In a year in which 90% of headteachers have reported an increase in mental health problems among pupils over a five-year period, he tells us how the subject should be covered by the school curriculum.
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Secret Teacher: weekly dispatches from the UK education system

Secret Teacher: weekly dispatches from the UK education system
Every week, anonymous teachers from schools across the UK write about the highs, lows, struggles and rewards of their job for a series which arguably offers the most realistic picture of the UK education system available to outsiders. The Guardian’s Secret Teacher began in 2012 and provides honest accounts (often brutally so) detailing what it is to work in UK primary and secondary schools, offering precise observations and connecting them to the wider state of the national education system. 
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New York lessons: a word with Sam Davol, co-founder of The Uni Project

New York lessons: a word with Sam Davol, co-founder of The Uni Project
Sam Davol co-founded The Uni Project, a nonprofit which brings a pop-up learning experience to public space across New York, with his wife Leslie. We discuss how the Uni has developed over its five years of existence and how his experience as a member of The Magnetic Fields has informed the project.
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Re:Learning: the podcast charting the changing landscape of education

Yesterday, The Chronicle of Higher Education launched Re:Learning, a new podcast designed to discuss the future of education. Host Jeffrey R Young speaks to one guest per episode, whether a teacher, edtech entrepreneur or longtime educator. Beginning in strong fashion, the first episode comprises an interview with one of education’s most innovative and influential figures, Salman Khan.
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