Noa Daniel MEd, is a teacher, consultant, coach and Chief Building Officer at BOB. Noa is also a podcaster and a blogger. She hosts The Personal Playlist Podcast (#P3) and the weekly live OnEdMentors show on VoicEd Radio. Noa blogs about her work in and outside of school . Noa is also now a TEDxKitchenerEd speaker. You can see her TEDx Talk, Play It Forward, below.
Noa is also the cofounder of OnEdMentors Connect (OEMConnect), which now falls under The Mentoree, with Leigh Cassell of Digital Human Library (dHL). The Mentoree is a collaborative community that promotes professional learning and efficacy through mentorship. Explore 1:1 self-directed mentorship opportunities and engage in personalized learning experiences with educators in a supportive and caring environment through face to face and virtual connections.
Noa is a director on the board of Learning Forward Ontario, and she is honoured to be able to contribute to this organization which aims to support the professional learning needs of our province's change leaders.
When Noa creates a project or initiative, she develops a strong and inviting frame open to opportunity and personalization. The learner completes the structure making it their own. As such, her work is personalizing as opposed to personalized. Learners can bring to it who and what they are in myriad ways and with a variety of tools. While those geared to students all help build skills inside the curriculum, all of her work aims to build skill autonomy, community and connection while amplifying voice and propelling engagement.
Over her 20+ years in education, Noa has created learning experiences in and outside of the classroom. She develops engaging projects, workshops and initiatives for classrooms, schools, and organizations. She helps to build positive and inclusive climates and promote a leadership culture for schools and beyond. Noa is a divergent thinker and creative person. She has always been building outside the blocks.
Author, consultant, and ELL expert, Carol Salve has been an incredible advocate for Noa's work. Read her post on the power of Building Outside the Blocks.
Being on the TED stage was a dream come true for Noa. While her talk is about The Personal Playlist Project and the power of using music as a conduit to people's lives and what matters to them, it's also personal for her. The P3, as Noa calls it, allows people to use narrative to unpack their song choices while also building skill, autonomy, community, and connection. Music is powerful. It's a way in and a way out for people.