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2 days ago

Darren reflects on how Raymond Briggs has had a lasting impact on his practice, before turning his attention to Socrates and how Socratic question is/can be/should be used in classrooms.

3 days ago

Various guests join Nathan and Tom HB to tell them what they want to put in the edu-bin! Suggestions include teacher planners, paper based resources and student planners.

3 days ago

Tom is joined by Crystal Bayat for the first hour of the show. She shares her life story, growing up in Afghanistan and her campaigning for education for women. She then discusses her protest in Afghanistan last year which was featured by the New York Times and the BBC. She talks us through the threats to her life that preceded that protest and being forced to leave the country to go to the US. In the last 40 minutes, other speakers join in to share their thoughts on education in Afghanistan, including one speaker who is living in Afghanistan now but whose identity is hidden.

3 days ago

Holly is joined by Sarah Poretta, Propositions, insights and external engagement director at Money and Pensions Service, and Dr Nikki Ramskill, better known as The Female Money Doctor. Warm and helpful conversations around how to introduce financial education to children as well as practical tips for surviving the cost of living crisis.

4 days ago

This morning I enjoyed talking with Clare Hayward about training, mentoring, Canva...and Jaws.   Clare is a freelance Teacher Training Expert who specialises in mentoring new teachers using digital learning tools like Canva. She has taught for almost 20 years in various roles and organisations, with the last 12 years being in Scotland, UK. She is passionate about digital learning, walking her dogs and occasional yoga.

5 days ago

A conversation about all things EDI with Miguel Mendoza, Venezuelan ESP Lecturer and Disability Activist (@Mike08). During the chat we talked about https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26212182-parsnips-in-elt 

6 days ago

Shaniqua is joined by Davina Jean-Jacques,  Darren Izgi and Genevieve Benjamin-Mannix  as they discuss and diabetes and how it's managed in schools. Davina has been a qualified children's nurse for over 10 years and has a vast knowledge base in general paediatrics, as well as her current speciality area. Davina shares her knowledge about diabetes,  referring to her experience of working with babies, children and young people diagnosed with diabetes.  Darren and Genevieve share their experiences of being children with type 1 diabetes and how school impacted their lives.  An informative show discussing every aspect of type 1 diabetes and what members of staff in schools should know.

6 days ago

Emma Williams interviews Sumantha McMahon, ex-teacher, English tutor and tutor-business coach. They discuss marking, burnout and the ways in which teachers are institutionalised to believe that an unsustainable workload is unavoidable.  

7 days ago

Caroline talks to Al Kingsley about his new book 'My School Governance Handbook'. Edtech,  data privacy, working in a AP and why we all love our pets! Tune in for a chilled sunday morning chat and hashtag #TTRadio @Ka81 @AlKingsley_Edu to give us your thoughts!

Thursday Aug 04, 2022

Newspaper headlines are reporting a growing trend in underage vaping in the UK. Nathan discusses the reports and the research and John Dunne, Director General of UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) answers questions about the industry’s part to play in tackling these concerns. #vape #vaping #smoking #pastoral

Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

Rachel Tsateri and I take a trip through TEFL. From Learning to teaching to blogging to training. Special thanks to Rachel today for taking sailing the ship when all things tech went to sea my end. 

Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

I loved talking with Ania Karwowska this morning about helping Neurodivergent learners get unstuck. Ania is a Teacher and Teacher Trainer based in Ontario, Canada. She is an ESL instructor and Translator and runs PolCa languages. She is passionate about building links between Science and Education.   https://linktr.ee/polca_languages

Tuesday Aug 02, 2022

Sophia Mavridi joined me to talk about digital pedagogy & teacher education and the recent research report on language teacher experiences during Covid-19, available now to download on the British Council's TeachingEnglish website. After our chat, I was joined by Phil Longwell and we talked about mental and physical health and well-being of both learners and students, and Kate Bush!

Monday Aug 01, 2022

In this episode Hadi talks about teaching as a job; what it offers and what problems it causes! From a dream job to an endless nightmare!

Sunday Jul 31, 2022

In another instalment of Pastoral CPD, Kalil is joined by Kemoy Walker who is starting out in a pastoral leadership role in a new school in September. He will be KS3 Pastoral Lead and will be line managing the Heads of Year. This episode was about how to hit the ground running in September and how to give yourself the best chance of success in a brand new setting.    As always, connect with Kalil on Twitter @Kalil_R91.   Follow #PastoralCPD for shows, topics and advice. 

Saturday Jul 30, 2022

Darren talks to broadcaster and former home school parent Kev Milsom about his decision to home school his children and his journey as a home schooling parent. Together, Darren and Kev look at the similarities and differences between education based in school and education based at home and explore what school teachers and home school parents have in common.  

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

From meal timings to playing football with the kids at lunch, join Jeff Pedley and fitness expert Martin Malone as they explore how to maintain fitness levels whilst navigating a demanding teaching workload.  

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

Arthur Barzey exchanged a stethoscope and a highly promising career in medicine to become the leader of a new school, Heron Hall Academy, in the heart of the Ponders End community in London. Born and raised in Sierra Leone, Mr Barzey knows about the importance of education. He has a focus on developing character and self-belief, as well as embedding pastoral care into the DNA of the school. #leadership #headteacher #culture #development

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

The last show from Toby and Ed before their summer holidays - with songs and chatter!

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

Nergiz Kern (@NergizK) joins Graham from Turkey to talk about virtual reality in language learning. Other topics discussed include virtual reality, digital skills, the Metaverse, and foraging for wild plants!

Monday Jul 25, 2022

Emma is back on the airwaves, explaining her shift from the chalkface into private tutoring, musing on teachers' negative experiences of tuition and exploring how tutors can avoid undermining their colleagues in the mainstream classroom.

Monday Jul 25, 2022

Mary Myatt talks curriculum with Flora S Cooper.

Sunday Jul 24, 2022

Christopher discusses the recent Ofsted English Subject Review and its implications for curriculum design and classroom teaching with English teacher and assistant subject leader Mary Hind-Portley @Lit_Liverbird.

Sunday Jul 24, 2022

As a humanities teacher, this year I decided to take my Y7 on a school trip to visit Stonehenge. They studied prehistory and the Neolithic in Britain in Autumn term. The visit happened in June and it was the first time that some of my inner-city London students ever visited the countryside.  This podcast shows how to embed a site visit in lesson planning and how to prepare taking 130 students to a Neolithic site and also why it is the most important aspect of teaching history in 2022.

Sunday Jul 24, 2022

Today we talk about Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) with Azuraye Williams @chocpud85. Things we mention:   You can find her blog here https://chocpudtales648831699.wordpress.com/blog/ The Aspiring Head program is here https://aspiringheads.com/ Azuraye on the BBC here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0017hss Azuraye's article on Diversity with the Nottingham post here: https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-teacher-wants-children-feel-7045762 Get in touch at @TTRadio2022 @ka81 @chocpud85 or hashtag #TTRadio  

Saturday Jul 23, 2022

Darren talks to children's literature specialist Tim Hughes about the place of comic books and graphic novels within the genre. 

Saturday Jul 23, 2022

Joe talks about climate change, heatwaves and things schools can do to tackle climate change.

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers. The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life. #pastoral #outdoors #volunteer #extracurricular

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

There was chat about when best to organise your stuff for September (July or late August); a persistent rant about the inefficiency of INSET and insufficient time or money for meaningful CPD.  Then a ukelele rendition of Cliff's Summer Holiday led into lots of chat of...yep...summer holidays, more from the past than the present.  Also some chat about July Versus August as a whole month to be on holiday.  Then Golden Brown by the Stranglers and out.  

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

Harry and Silvina from www.eflcreativeideas.com talk about creating materials, teaching, talking and the importance of LinkedIn.

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