Podcast 69: How Can Schools Improve Social Skills?


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Melody Hossaini Award Winning Social Entrepeneur And Speaker

Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working...
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How can external agencies support schools when schools have no money to support young people?

Our 69th interview is with Melody Hossaini, founder and CEO of a social enterprise, InspirEngage International. A self-described “human investor”…

Melody’s work involves investing in people’s mindsets and skills. In this women-in-education podcast, listen to Melody and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:

  • The differences in education approaches between Sweden and England
  • The most important lessons she gained at school
  • Why British pupils don’t grab every opportunity presented to them
  • How Melody ended up being part of BBC’s, The Apprentice
  • We ask her to explain why investing in human beings is important and how this is achieved
  • We learn more about Melody’s social enterprise, InspirEngage and its moral compass
  • What projects InspirEngage are working on
  • Melody also shares her views on society and its attitude to women with business ambition
  • What change would Melody like to see in education at a national level
  • Ways to support children’s mental health
  • We also discuss Melody’s TEDx talk in Kuala Lumpur and what her top tips are when planning
  • To finish off, we hear the books Melody is currently reading and what she hopes to be her legacy.

Listen to the podcast (28 minutes)

Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!

You can find out more about Melody on her website, www.melodyhossaini.com and connect with her on her social media channels.


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