BONUS Episode 111: Peter Gets a Call from the Prime Minister’s Office

Ahead of the holiday season, Shift the Power co-host Peter Noteboom got a call from Prime Minister Trudeau’s office. The ask: to convene a virtual conversation between the Prime Minister and faith leaders across Canada about responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the extra episode today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you list […]

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Episode 110: Reflecting with Jane on the School of the 80’s

Dr. Jane Vella, Founder of Global Learning Partners, is loving what she calls “The School of the 80’s” – not the 1980’s… her 80’s. Jane shares how in the last decade she has discovered a new way of learning that is rooted in leisure, experience and vulnerability. Listen to how her thinking about her original teachings on Dialogue Education™ has expanded through these insights. Read Jane’s full blog post here. You can find the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google […]

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Episode 109: Principles in Action – Confessions of a Former Workshop Rockstar

Cindy Stover used to say her engaging style, appealing PowerPoints, dynamic videos, and great jokes made her feel like a workshop rockstar! We share her reflections on how Dialogue Education™ led to her “aha moment” about the importance of seeing your learners as rockstars too. Listen for tips on moving from a teaching-centered to a […]

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Episode 108: Designing for Change in International Development

Applying a learning-centered approach within the context of international development comes with its own unique set of challenges. In this episode we talk to Julia Rosenbaum, GLP Board Member and self-described midwife of change, and Dina Shafaqouj, Certified Dialogue Education Teacher from our Dialogue Education hub in Jordan. They share insights on navigating the tensions between funder goals and learners’ needs, and tips for shifting traditional education practices and power dynamics before the learners even step into the room.   Follow […]

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Episode 107: The Legacy of Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire framed education as a pathway to liberation in his seminal work “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.” His work has influenced generations of educators, including GLP Founder, Dr. Jane Vella. In this episode we talk with Robb Davis of California and Alex Ciconello of Brazil – two long-term Dialogue Education™ practitioners who hold the legacy of Freire’s principles dear to heart. They share stories of how this revolutionary approach to education is still alive today around the world, from city governments to grassroots social justice movements.  You […]

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Episode 106: Reflecting with Jane on “The Art of Changing the Brain”

GLP Founder Dr. Jane Vella joins us to read a passage from a book that has stuck with her through the years: The Art of Changing the Brain by James Zull. We’ve talked a lot about the principle of “Safety” this season and its importance to learning. In this episode we reflect with Jane on the biology behind this […]

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New! Quick Guide to Online Learning Design – now in Spanish

La mayoría de nosotros tenemos una experiencia limitada con el aprendizaje en línea o creemos que el aprendizaje en línea es impersonal y pasivo. ¡No tiene por qué ser así! El aprendizaje en línea se puede construir utilizando los mismos principios que el poderoso aprendizaje en persona. El aprendizaje en línea puede ser extraordinariamente relevante, […]

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Episode 105: Engaging the Whole Person Virtually

Guests Jeanette Romkema and Andrea Van Liew share how the 3C Model – Connecting to Content, Connecting to Self and Connecting to Others – is crucial to engaging the whole person in a virtual setting. They share their recent revelations with clients about the surprising benefits of shifting to remote meetings and trainings – including increased connections and equalized […]

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New Course: Intentional Design Online – in Spanish

NUEVO CURSO: Diseño Intencional en Línea – en Español Este curso en línea de 5 semanas es para cualquiera persona que desee desarrollar diseños de aprendizaje con el propósito de maximizar el impacto. En este curso, diseñaras un proceso eficaz para enseñar cualquier tema y obtendrás retroalimentación sobre tu diseño. El producto es uno que tú mismo podrías ofrecer […]

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Podcast Episode 104: Powerful Questions + Transformative Learning

Guest Peter Tate – a member of our International Certified Network – shares his experience facilitating faiths and cultures trainings in Southall, London. When facilitating change, Peter says “the outcome is not guaranteed” – but combining a blended approach with powerful questions enabled him to create a safe holding environment for transformative learning.   Warning for some parents: powerful questions about Santa Claus within! Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you […]

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