Teachers' Voices Season 2 Episode 7

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. 

What impact does distractibility have on learning and development? How can digital tools help students manage digital distractions? What makes a supportive learning environment for students with ADHD?

In this episode, Nina Alonso speaks to Assistant Professor Melissa Dvorsky about the impact of distractibility on learning and development. Melissa also discusses the rise of digital education during the pandemic and how that impacted students with ADHD. 

Nina also meets Bryan Dinner, a social entrepreneur with personal experience of growing up and living with ADHD. Bryan talks about a tool he developed that helps teens work independently at home and manage digital distractions. 

Finally Nina speaks to Mike McLeod, a counsellor and ADHD specialist. Mike shares practical advice to help teachers create a supportive learning environment that helps to strengthen executive functions.

Look out for the next episode, when Nina talks to teachers around the world about helping students who struggle to stay on task thrive in the classroom and beyond. 


Melissa Dvorsky

Bryan Dinner, founder and CEO of Clarifi

Mike McLeod 


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