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Talks With Tia

28 EpisodesProduced by Rachael McDonaldWebsite

🗣🚸Talks with me, Rachael McDonald, about children, 👶🏼👧🏽their development, issues affecting teachers and ways to support educators in and beyond the local educational landscape. 🇯🇲

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Finishing the school year with FUN

May 13th, 2022

8:41

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Take a listen for tips on being in an optimal state of mind and finishing the academic year strong 💪🏽

Out To ... Sea

May 2nd, 2022

39:28

A chat with Rayon Carruthers, founder and chairman of Oceans For Everyone Incorporated about his commitment to taking Jamaican children out to the sea and the vast opportunities that exist from this.

Pinterest Perfect Earth Day Activities

April 23rd, 2022

6:50

In this very short episode I rant (unapologetically) about the perfectly curated Pinterest perfect Earth Day Activities that were all over social …

WIFLE

April 18th, 2022

14:57

An acronym for What I Feel Like Expressing (a tool you can use too). Take a listen as I share what what I’ve been up to for the last few months and …

World Teachers’ Day (WTD)

October 5th, 2021

4:12

Happy World Teachers’ Day! You rock. Listen to my message that talks a little about the history of WTD and teacher advocacy. Email lovetalkswithtia@gmail.com

Conversations with Principal, Suelyn Ward Brown

July 2nd, 2021

37:55

Suelyn is the Principal of the Jamaica China Goodwill Infant School located in Olympic Gardens, St. Andrew. In this episode she shares insight on …

Acknowledge A Teacher

June 19th, 2021

4:50

End the school year by supporting, cheering on, “bigging up,” honouring and thanking a teacher today.

STEAMing Conversations with Godiva Golding

April 9th, 2021

39:12

STEAM for Jamaica’s youth: insight into the work of Steam House. For more information check out www.steamhouse.io and @steamhouse.io on social media platforms.

What Matters?

March 29th, 2021

5:34

Are we really preparing our children for the future? Or is it a return to the idea of business as usual? Now is the time to talk about what schools …

From Boardhouse to Own House

March 18th, 2021

40:06

The Renee Barrett story of conquering fear through her journey as a teacher in Jamaica, then onto Oman, and now in Kuwait.

PARTICIPATING with Kerensa Smith

January 26th, 2021

41:04

Jamaican educator, Kerensa Smith, shares her journey in education as she PARTICIPATES in FarmVille, Virginia

Embracing Our (Jamaican) Culture

January 20th, 2021

35:29

Talks with Jean Marie Hawthorn, educator, mummy & author. Jean shares the story behind her writing the books “Jamaica In My Tummy” & “My Toilet Is Bigger Than Yours” along with simple advice for teachers.

Access to Education

December 11th, 2020

3:25

In honour of Human Rights Day. How will we bridge the inequality gap that has widened since the pandemic?

Endings

November 6th, 2020

3:43

It’s the end of Halloween, the pumpkin spice latte, another lunar cycle & hopefully 4 years of terrible leadership in the US. It’s the perfect …

One. Thing. At. A. Time.

October 29th, 2020

4:03

Children sometimes get lost in the moment when they’re at play. Let’s learn from them and make mindfulness matter more.

A bit on PLAY

October 16th, 2020

4:25

A little insight into why children should be playing NOW.

My Re-introduction

September 2nd, 2020

1:25:15

My career so far & in a nutshell.

Back To School Safely?!

August 17th, 2020

40:07

A conversation with paediatrician, Lisa Franklin Banton on Back To School and what matters in these COVID-19 times.

International Podcast Day 2019

October 1st, 2019

16:17

Here’s a sneak peek into conversations with a few kids at our school in Kingston, Jamaica.

Autism Awareness

March 29th, 2019

26:17

What is it? What are some red flags & signs? What to expect?

Still "PEP" Talking with Chief Education Officer.

February 2nd, 2019

42:50

Still talking about the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) with Dr Grace McLean, Chief Education Officer, who shares last minute details and the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information's game plan and suggestions for …

Summer Slide with Rebecca Tortello

January 25th, 2019

22:32

Throwback to a podcast we did at the end of Summer 2018

Talking Play

January 25th, 2019

32:22

Talking play with Lisa Murphy aka The Ooey Gooey Lady. January 2019

Insight into Behaviour: Triggers & Needs

October 7th, 2018

27:49

Talks with Fundaciones’ Varied Needs Coordinator, Krystin Fullwood on “red flag” behaviour in children

Pep Talk 102 w/ Dr Grace McLean

August 8th, 2018

34:52

Talks with the Chief Education Officer, Dr Grace McLean, about PEP.

Pep Talk 101

July 9th, 2018

25:19

Talks with Brittany Singh Williams about the Primary Exit Profile

Talks With Tia Teaser

July 1st, 2018

1:46

Teaser. Coming Soon. Stay Tuned.

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