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 am currently a class teacher and the Equity and Diversity lead at a large junior school and a Primary Evidence Lead Educator for a local research school. 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 love to write and began a blog in January 2020 - Teaching Others and Learning All the Time, many of the posts that I have written are now on this website too (under the blog page). I found writing a wonderful outlet and due to this, I hosted blogging webinars to support others in starting their own educational blog. I am so pleased that there are so many wonderful educational blogs out there now! I am really excited to be putting together a Tiny Voice Talks book celebrating the voices of the quieter educators. If you would like to contribute see my post in my blog to find out more.
I started a podcast in August 2020 'Tiny Voice Talks' as another way to get smaller voices heard and have interviewed some wonderful people for the show. Again, if you would like your voice heard just get in touch. I would love to speak to you. For all the episodes, click on my podcast page. It is on Apple Podcasts and Spotify too! In January 2021, I became an anchor presenter for Teacher Hug Radio and hosted a show called 'Origins' on there where I talked to larger voices in education. To listen to these episodes go to https://teacherhug.co.uk/listen-again. I am currently busy putting together the first Tiny Voice Talks book!
When I am not doing all of the above, you will find me out walking, watching great films with my husband or learning about the world from my teenage daughter!
Mindful Equity UK
I am very proud to be on the Mindful Equity UK's website as an ally. To find out all about the great work that Youlande and Aretha are doing click on the link - Mindful Equity UK website