Noa Daniel MEd is a teacher, consultant, children's book author, and Chief Building Officer at BOB. She is also a podcaster and blogger. Noa hosts The Personal Playlist Podcast (#P3) and the weekly live OnEdMentors show on VoicEd Radio. She blogs about her work in and outside of school. Noa is also a TEDxKitchenerEd and keynote speaker. Noa is the Co-founder and Executive Director of The Mentoree: a collaborative community that promotes professional learning, well-being, and efficacy through mentorship. As well, Noa is a director on the board of Learning Forward Ontario. She is honoured to be able to contribute to this organization which aims to support the professional learning needs of Ontario's educational change leaders.
Over her 25 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 community 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 is always 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.