Noa Daniel MEd, is a classroom teacher in the York Region District School Board outside Toronto, Canada. Through her consulting work at Building Outside the Blocks, she creates personalizing projects and initiatives for schools, boards, and communities. Noa is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Mentoree. She is also a blogger, a children’s book author and podcaster. Noa’s children’s books include Crazy for Canada, Old Timers: The One That Got Away, and her newest, Strum and The Wild Turkeys through EduMatch Publishing. Noa hosts OnEdMentors on voicEd Radio and the former show, The Personal Playlist Podcast. She is also a TEDx and keynote speaker. As a board member of Learning Forward Ontario, Noa strives to contribute to meaningful professional learning opportunities for educators. All of Noa’s work amplifies voice and propels engagement for learners of all ages. She is always building outside the blocks.
Strum and The Wild Turkeys is a book about finding your voice, friends who are like family that give you a deep sense of belonging, and the transformational power of music. Check out the website full of great ideas for how Grownups (educators, parents, caregivers, family members) and Kids (of all ages) can use this book.
Here is some of the press we have been getting on the book:
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.