Teachers Talk Radio

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8 hours 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!

4 days ago

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

5 days ago

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. 

5 days ago

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

6 days ago

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!

7 days ago

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.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

This week I spoke to the lovely Jo Szoke about Hybrid teaching and learning. Jo has been teaching business (ESP), general and academic English (EAP) for more than 10 years in Hungary, Poland, and at various universities in the UK. She is a regular participant and presenter at TEFL conferences in connection with skills development and edtech topics. Jo has been working as a teacher trainer for several years at various in-house training and at universities; has held webinars and written several blog posts and articles too.

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

How much do you know about artifical intelligence? How much should you know? Does AI offer anything to you as a teacher? Are there any practical classroom uses for AI assistants? What about the future? Should I be worried? These and other questions are explored in the show, which features the first interview on Teachers Talk Radio with an actual AI. 

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

Critical thinking is the theme of today's show, with sepcial guest Amin Shabazi, a researcher in social science. 

Sunday Jul 17, 2022

Tom looks at browser extensions as a way to save Teachers' time and effort.

Friday Jul 15, 2022

Join Jeff Pedley (for his first ever show) and his special guest, Jack Pieterson, a department lead from Sydney, as they explore the current state of education in Australia. Is the system at breaking point, and, if so, can it be saved?

Thursday Jul 14, 2022

Consistently creative CPD in ELT: An Online Community. Featuring guests Karen Waterston and Marcus James Morgan from the British Council's TeachingEnglish website. 

Thursday Jul 14, 2022

Tom talks to the great Dylan Wiliam about everything you can possibly think of - from his preference between beer and wine, Britain and the USA to the more serious matters of teaching and learning. Under discussion; SLANT, assessment for learning, teacher training time periods, teacher autonomy, school leadership and so much more!

Wednesday Jul 13, 2022

Adam Scott @teachAdam joins Harry in the studio to talk about the evolving ways of teaching pronunciation to our learners. They mention the importance of pron and talk about ways of going about teaching it.  They also touch in Sensations English and their commendations at this year's ELTon awards. 

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