I am really pleased that you have visited the Tiny Voice Talks website.
I am Toria Bono and the founder of Tiny Voice Talks.
So, a bit about me - I am a teacher who is passionate about giving children the very best learning experiences that I can. I have had a breadth of experience – from class teacher to school leader but am happiest when I am teaching children. I currently work at a large junior school as a class teacher and am involved in many working parties to improve teaching across the school. I am also undertaking an apprenticeship in coaching and mentoring and a level 5 diploma in coaching and will be a fully qualified coach in March 2023. I find supporting others in the profession through coaching utterly fulfilling and hope to grow this role in the future. In June 2020, I was made a Fellow by the Chartered College of Teaching - an achievement that I am very proud of.
I believe strongly in equity for all and empowering others. We all have a voice but only by listening to each other and working together can we make a difference. I really do believe that together we can change the future for our children and the future generations. Due to believing in the power of collaboration, I created #TinyVoiceTalks on Twitter specifically for educators to find their voice and connect with others. This has now grown and alongside educators are authors, illustrators and others who impact on the children in our classrooms. If you haven't found us yet, then just find my pinned tweet every Tuesday.
I started a podcast in August 2020 'Tiny Voice Talks' as another way to get smaller voices heard. Tiny Voice Talks is now an award winning podcast that gives a platform to the quieter voices in education. In it, I chat to teachers, leaders, authors and advisors about what they are doing in the field of education and how this is impacting on the young people in our classrooms. If you are in education and want your voice heard, email me on email@example.com.
In Autumn 2022, the 'Tiny Voices Talk' book was published. This again celebrates the quieter voices in education. Tiny Voices Talk: Education, engagement and empowerment is a book full of tips, insights and practical approaches pooled from little-known educators with big ideas and all geared towards making a difference for your pupils in your setting. It is available here.
When I am not doing all of the above, you will find me out walking, meeting friends for coffee, watching great films with my husband or learning about the world from my teenage daughter!