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 support the weekly live OnEdMentors show on VoicEd Radio She blogs about her work in and outside of school and writes a weekly post on each of her guest's appearances on the P3. No is also the cofounder of OnEdMentors Connect (OEMConnect), a collaborative inquiry into the impact of a 1:1 self-directed mentorship experience on professional learning & student achievement with Leigh Cassell of Digital Human Library (dHL)
Noa has recently joined the board of Learning Forward Ontario, and she is excited to be able to contribute to this organization who aims to support the learning needs of our provinces change leaders.
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.
Noa loves to infuse others with her joyful approach to teaching and learning. For Noa, teaching is both her vocation and passion. One of the greatest recurring compliments she has been given is, “I want to be in your class.”
Noa is driven to amplify student voice and propel engagement.
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 autonomy, community and connection.
With blocks of time, subjects and units, teaching can feel like a profession of compartments. These blocks can organize time, but they can also be confining. So much is possible when you understand the blocks and build beyond them. That is the goal of
Building Outside the Blocks
is to use the curriculum and other fixed elements of school as a creative catalysts for building invitations to learning for students, teachers and all stakeholders.
BOB is the umbrella for all of Noa Daniel's work
in and outside the classroom.
BOB is about building learning experiences that are both differentiated and personalizing. Using the Building Outside the Blocks approach helps to teach a variety of content and learning skills while contributing to a supportive and collaborative class community. BOB is a way to help individuals and schools promote student voice, build capacity and propel engagement. More than anything, using a BOB Approach helps students see and be themselves at school.