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Talks With Tia

Talks With Tia

By Rachael McDonald
🗣🚸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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PARTICIPATING with Kerensa Smith

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Talks With Tia

STEAMing Conversations with Godiva Golding
STEAM for Jamaica’s youth: insight into the work of Steam House. For more information check out and on social media platforms.
April 9, 2021
What Matters?
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 should teach.
March 29, 2021
From Boardhouse to Own House
The Renee Barrett story of conquering fear through her journey as a teacher in Jamaica, then onto Oman, and now in Kuwait.
March 18, 2021
PARTICIPATING with Kerensa Smith
Jamaican educator, Kerensa Smith, shares her journey in education as she PARTICIPATES in FarmVille, Virginia
January 26, 2021
Embracing Our (Jamaican) Culture
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.
January 20, 2021
Access to Education
In honour of Human Rights Day. How will we bridge the inequality gap that has widened since the pandemic?
December 11, 2020
Measuring what matters
Reflections on assessments.
November 12, 2020
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 time to reflect on how you end topics, units and situations in your classroom.
November 6, 2020
One. Thing. At. A. Time.
Children sometimes get lost in the moment when they’re at play. Let’s learn from them and make mindfulness matter more.
October 29, 2020
A bit on PLAY
A little insight into why children should be playing NOW.
October 16, 2020
My Re-introduction
My career so far & in a nutshell.
September 2, 2020
Back To School Safely?!
A conversation with paediatrician, Lisa Franklin Banton on Back To School and what matters in these COVID-19 times.
August 17, 2020
International Podcast Day 2019
Here’s a sneak peek into conversations with a few kids at our school in Kingston, Jamaica.
October 1, 2019
Autism Awareness
What is it? What are some red flags & signs? What to expect?
March 29, 2019
Still "PEP" Talking with Chief Education Officer.
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 tackling the upcoming tests.
February 2, 2019
Summer Slide with Rebecca Tortello
Throwback to a podcast we did at the end of Summer 2018
January 25, 2019
Talking Play
Talking play with Lisa Murphy aka The Ooey Gooey Lady. January 2019
January 25, 2019
Insight into Behaviour: Triggers & Needs
Talks with Fundaciones’ Varied Needs Coordinator, Krystin Fullwood on “red flag” behaviour in children
October 7, 2018
Pep Talk 102 w/ Dr Grace McLean
Talks with the Chief Education Officer, Dr Grace McLean, about PEP.
August 8, 2018
Pep Talk 101
Talks with Brittany Singh Williams about the Primary Exit Profile
July 9, 2018
Talks With Tia Teaser
Teaser. Coming Soon. Stay Tuned.
July 1, 2018