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A Little Bit of Genius
Nord Anglia Education
A Little Bit of Genius is an education podcast where students put big questions to world experts.
Jun 29, 2021
Talking EdTech with A Little Bit of Genius | EP2 | “How big a role does tech play in the classroom?”
Here in the second episode Talking EdTech with "A Little Bit of Genius" series, our teachers from Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong discuss the role of tech-based learning inside and outside the classroom. Tune in as our teachers answer parents’ burning questions about how EdTech is shaping teaching and learning. You can watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/8gCbN3q5qJs To learn more about Nord Anglia Education's schools, visit: https://www.nordangliaeducation.com
Jun 22, 2021
Talking EdTech with A Little Bit of Genius | EP1 | “What if we go back to virtual school?”
Welcome back to “A Little Bit of Genius”! In our new episodes, featuring Nord Anglia teachers around the world, we’re looking at how technology is transforming education. Tune in as our teachers answer parents’ burning questions about how technology is shaping teaching and learning. In this episode, our award-winning teachers from Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong discuss how parents and students can get the most from virtual learning. Stay tuned for all-new episodes of “A Little Bit of Genius” this summer. To learn more about Nord Anglia Education's schools, visit: https://www.nordangliaeducation.com
Jan 18, 2021
S2 EP8 | Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, opera singers
The last episode of Series 2 is here, and we’re ending on a high note! Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, professional opera singers from the United States, chat with our students about their music-based charity called Sing For Hope and the ins and outs (and highs and lows!) of the opera life. Our student hosts this week are Zosia and Sonia who are both on the IB student leadership group at the British School of Warsaw.
Jan 4, 2021
S2 EP7 | Jemma Rix, record-breaking rower
Jemma Rix is a world-record ocean rower who rowed across the Atlantic with her rowing partner in just 50 days. Together they hold the record for fastest female duo. She has also since started her own company called Activeat focused on healthy foods. She is interviewed in this episode by Aidan and Grace, secondary students from Nord Anglia International School Dublin, about her rowing experiences and the resilience it took.
Dec 14, 2020
S2 EP6| Marlon Devonish, gold-winning sprinter
Marlon Devonish is a British Olympic sprinter who won gold in the 4 x 100 metres in 2004. Following almost two decades as a professional athlete, Marlon is now an Elite Performance Coach at the British International School of Shanghai, Puxi. In this episode Amber and Alex, secondary school students from Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam, talk to him about the resilience needed to achieve your goals.
Dec 7, 2020
S2 EP5 | Zahra Abdalla, food blogger and TV host
Grab a tasty snack and tune in to this episode of A Little Bit of Genius featuring Zahra Abdalla, a professional food blogger, content creator, TV host, restaurant owner, and all-around food lover. Zahra is well known thanks to her popular Instagram account @cookingwithzahra featuring her many cooking creations. Hosted by two IB students named Isabella and Ghida, from Collège du Léman in Switzerland, Zahra talks about her absolute favourite types of food to cook and how her mixed heritage has inspired her work. This episode is filled with lots of inspiration from Zahra about food, her successful career and her life. To her, “food is just a medium to be able to talk about so many other issues, but in subtle ways."
Nov 30, 2020
S2 EP4 | Sir Tim Smit, world-renowned environmentalist
On this episode of the podcast, hear from Sir Tim Smit, the co-founder of the Eden Project — an indoor botanical garden in Cornwall, UK. Sir Tim’s biome has been hailed as the "world's largest indoor rainforest". As an advocate of green living and sustainability projects, he is also working on new biomes and eco-schemes in every continent on the Earth. In this episode he is interviewed by Ailbhe and Daniel, two students from Nord Anglia International School Dublin.
Nov 23, 2020
S2 EP3 | Santiago Lange, World Champion sailor
Hear from Santiago Lange, a four-time World Champion sailor who won gold in the 2016 Olympics (and two bronze medals previously). Santiago was “Sailor of the Year” in 2016 after surviving lung cancer. In this episode, Santiago speaks with two Nord Anglia Education students from Collège du Léman, Ella and Anthony, who are involved in their school’s sailing club and passionate about the sport.
Nov 16, 2020
S2 EP2 | Ashley De La Rosa, Broadway performer
Our second series of A Little Bit of Genius continues with this episode featuring Ashley De La Rosa, a professional Broadway actress, singer and dancer who has starred in popular shows such as Hamilton, Rent and Mean Girls. This episode also touches on the ways that Ashley has been active in several social justice causes in her local community, including her work to help people vote in the US General Election. An alumni of Windermere Preparatory School in Florida, Ashley is interviewed by two current Windermere students named Michael and Emma who are both passionate about theatre.
Nov 5, 2020
S2 EP1 | Bertrand Piccard, explorer and balloonist
On this episode of A Little Bit of Genius, hear from Bertrand Piccard, a record-breaking explorer and balloonist from Switzerland. Bertrand is a Nord Anglia Education alumnus from Collège Champittet and is famous for being the first person to circumnavigate the globe non-stop in a hot air balloon. He also completed the first round-the-world solar flight in history! Bertrand speaks with student hosts Amber and Alex from Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam about a range of topics, including his inspirations, his work to protect the environment, and how he was able to stay resilient during all his awe-inspiring adventures around the world.
Jul 8, 2020
S1 EP9 | Kisum Chan, social entrepreneur
On today's episode of A Little Bit of Genius our hosts are two secondary school students, Min Ho and So Young, from the British International School Ho Chi Minh City (BIS HCMC) in Vietnam. Their guest is BIS HCMC alumni Kisum Chan, who recently graduated from University College London. In 2018, Kisum received the prestigious Hult Prize of US$1 million to help fund Rice Inc., a social enterprise that helps farmers by making the rice supply chain more sustainable. Listen in as Kisum shares about sustainability, agricultural technology, start-ups, teamwork, and how his business is remaining resilient during the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks for listening and please do look forward to more episodes in series two later this year!
Apr 9, 2020
S1 EP8 | Rob Breare and Pauline Nord, education experts
In this episode of A Little Bit of Genius, our guests talk in detail about how they are balancing working from home and supporting the virtual schooling needs of their children during the coronavirus pandemic. Our guests in this special episode are two colleagues from Collège du Léman, a Nord Anglia Education boarding and day school in Switzerland. Pauline Nord is the Director General at Collège du Léman, and Rob Breare is the school's Director of Admissions & Marketing.
Jan 13, 2020
S1 EP7 | Ebbe Sand, professional footballer and coach
Welcome back to A Little Bit of Genius. This episode’s co-hosts are secondary school students Angelina and Alex. Together, they speak with Ebbe Sand, who is a former Danish international footballer whose achievements include scoring the fastest goal by a substitute in a World Cup in just 16 seconds. Ebbe shares about what it takes to become a professional football player and the importance of practicing daily. We hope you enjoy the final episode of this podcast series – follow us on social channels to hear more from us!
Jan 13, 2020
S1 EP6 | Billy Tan, comic book artist
Today on the podcast is Billy Tan, a comic book illustrator for Marvel and DC and now owner of his own comic company called Tan Comics based in China. In this episode, Billy speaks with student co-hosts Eli and Alex about his life and career, including what it takes to be a professional illustrator in such a highly-competitive industry.
Jan 13, 2020
S1 EP5 | Dr Joseph Polisi, former Juilliard president
Dr Joseph Polisi is the president emeritus of The Juilliard School. He is also the longest-serving president, from 1984-2017, following a successful career as a bassoonist. In this episode, student co-hosts Angelina and Alex talk with Dr Polisi about what it takes to be a professional musician and his vast experience of life in the performing arts.
Jan 13, 2020
S1 EP4 | Andrew Jack, Financial Times journalist
In this episode of A Little Bit of Genius, our student co-hosts Eli and Hala speak with Andrew Jack, Global Education Correspondent at the Financial Times. Andrew has been with the paper since 1990 after studying at Oxford and Harvard. In this episode, he discusses how he became a journalist at a leading paper, how Financial Times works with students in schools, and the importance of being creative when writing.
Jan 13, 2020
S1 EP3 | Lord David Puttnam, Oscar-winning producer
Welcome back to A Little Bit of Genius! In this episode of the podcast, student co-hosts Angelina and Hala speak with Lord David Puttnam, the Oscar-winning film producer of Chariots of Fire. Having retired from the film world, Lord David Puttnam currently sits on the UK House of Lords and Nord Anglia’s Education Advisory Board. Listen as our students speak with Lord Puttnam about how creativity shaped his career and life.
Jan 13, 2020
S1 EP2 | Deborah Ellis, bestselling author and activist
In this episode of A Little Bit of Genius, our students speak with critically-acclaimed author Deborah Ellis, who wrote more than 20 books including the best-selling novel The Breadwinner. In 2017, The Breadwinner was made into a feature-length animated movie with Executive Producer, Angelina Jolie. Deborah is also an activist and has made considerable contributions to the improvement of lives of women and children in war-torn countries. This episode’s co-hosts are secondary school students Eli and Angelina.
Jan 7, 2020
S1 EP1 | Daniel Gilbert, digital marketing pioneer and CEO
Welcome to A Little Bit of Genius, a podcast series run by Nord Anglia Education students that looks at the topic of creativity here in its first series. In our first episode, our co-hosts are secondary school students Eli and Hala. They're speaking with Daniel Gilbert, a young entrepreneur who started his own digital marketing agency called Brainlabs after starting his career at Google. Brainlabs was named by the Financial Times as one of Europe's fastest growing companies. They discuss the growing importance of digital marketing in our modern world, along with topics that students interested in marketing should know, such as how creativity can be used in agency life to create ads, and much more. Enjoy the first episode of this education podcast and tune in to all the others in the series!