How a leadership mindset can improve students’ agency and wellbeing
Join educational researcher Nina Alonso for this podcast series as she shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, talking in their own words about their own experiences.
How can educators develop leadership mindsets in the classroom? What impact does this have on student agency, wellbeing, self-confidence, connections with others and also academic mastery?
In this episode, Nina talks to Robbie Dean, Director of Research, Evaluation, and Network Learning at Teach For All. Robbie explains how Teach For All developed a framework to support teachers to develop leadership mindsets among students in the classroom.
Nina also speaks to three teachers to understand more about the framework in practice. Aljawhara Aladba, an English teacher in an all girls school in Qatar, describes how the framework helped her cater to individual student needs better. Isaac Galindo is a secondary school teacher in Baja California, Mexico. He explains how the framework enabled him to make his classes more dynamic, engaging, and fun for the students. Ganiyat Muritala Wuraola, a primary school teacher in the south east of Nigeria, says it helped her to see the power of community.
The teachers reflect on the fact that they are active learners alongside the students, and they highlight the importance of teacher-student relationships.
Guests and resources
Robbie Dean from Teach For All
Isaac Galindo from Enseña por México
Aljawhara Aladba from Teach For Qatar
Ganiyat Muritala Wuraola from Teach For Nigeria