More Teacher Talk

More Teacher Talk

Devoted to professional development, teacher wellbeing and all things positive in education - The aim is simple: to share the positive voices of teachers and school leaders from around the world. Each podcast covers a different topic, with guests sharing personal stories and their views on what can help. Although based in the UK, the themes of curriculum, assessment, pedagogy, behaviour and pastoral support are universal and can help to promote connected open dialogue with teachers around the world.

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July 27, 2021 34 min

Support for ECTs #2

What is the difference between personal and professional authority? How can we approach behaviour management with confidence?

Karl Pupé is a qualified classroom teacher with 10 years’ experience across the Primary, Secondary and Further Education sectors. Specialising in Behaviour Management, he worked as a Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs) Co-ordinator teaching students with severe Social, Emotiona...

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The third episode of our support for ECTs series - we hear from Tom Holloway from the Primary Science Teaching Trust.  He shares a wealth of ideas to inspire and engage pupils in outstanding Science learning.  We discuss a range of topics, including teaching the Sustainable Development Goals through Science, Biomimicry and finding the true purpose of Science education for all.

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Support for ECTs - episode 1

What is a knowledge-rich curriculum? Why is it so important?  

In this episode Natalie Wexler shares a wealth of insight into her book 'The Knowledge Gap: the hidden cause of America's broken education system - and how to fix it.'  In doing so we learn about the distinct parallels between the US and UK education systems when it comes to overcoming the 'achievement gap' that exists betw...

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In this episode we feature a live recording from the  Learning 2021 - British Council Schools Ambassadors MENA Webinar  which took place on Wednesday 9th June, 2021.

The theme was Mental Health and Wellbeing,  and participants from around the world shared authentic whole-school and class-based strategies to support children and young people.

Speakers included Mayssa Dawi, John Rolfe, Carl McCarthy, Suzi Bewell, Yvette Hutchinson,  a...

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Lesley is an experienced International Education Officer and ambassador for the British Council, with a long track record of successful international collaborative projects.

In this episode, Lesley talks about her work as International Education Officer for Glasgow City Council Education Services and the preparations for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Glasgow in November 2021.  Lesley's passion for inter...

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In this episode we hear from the wonderful Suzi Bewell, language teacher, teacher trainer, lecturer and CEO of Polly Glot Languages.  

Suzi shares insights into the new Turing Scheme and describes how her latest project, International Laughter Yoga with Suzi, is helping teachers and students with their wellbeing all around the world.

@suzibewell
https://pollyglotlanguages.wordpress.com/

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Greg is Head of Languages and EAL at Burnage Academy for Boys, a school rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2018 with particular praise for the school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare.  

Greg is passionate about supporting young people and implementing intervention strategies to support those experiencing emotional, social or behavioural difficulties. He has led on whole-school health and wellb...

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John Rolfe MBE is the Schools Outreach Manager at the British Council.   He was awarded the MBE for services to international education in December 2017.  

In this episode John shares highlights from the recent British Council Schools Ambassadors Conference - we hear about how teachers have coped with the challenge of sustaining internationalism in the context of a global pandemic, and what future opportunities exist for increased c...

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Anna is a MFL teacher at Alderman's Green Primary School who is passionate about languages and cultures and using experiences and knowledge to enhance lives, increase business, and improve relations between the UK and other countries.

In this episode Anna shares highlights from her recent presentation at the British Council Schools Ambassadors Conference - we hear about a range of exciting projects aimed at promoting modern fore...

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In this episode, award-winning author Bob Cox talks about his life, the books that influenced him and the strategies behind his 'Opening Doors' series for teachers.  He shares his thoughts on using high quality texts in the classroom, using 'classics' in the curriculum and how we can help all our pupils achieve excellence in an inclusive, inspirational way.

Bob also explores the idea that approaching texts and the cu...

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In this episode I speak to Kate Christopher, a secondary RE teacher and independent RE advisor.   Kate teaches part time in a Secondary school in East London. She also works as an independent RE adviser. Kate’s interests are curriculum design and the capacity of RE, or religion and worldviews, to offer a more textured and critical understanding of the world for 21st Century children and young adults. She is an editor for the Reform...

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Originally featured in the Reforming RE blog, this is a bonus feature to Season 2 Episode 1 of More Teacher Talk - Powerful Knowledge: Reforming RE, with Kate Christopher.

"Do you have a Masters degree? Or a Doctorate perhaps? If so, try to forget that you ever studied for them. Your first degree – visualise letting it go. Now A levels, GCSE – say goodbye to them, for a while. Imagine stripping yourself of all the accumulated kn...

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In this episode I talk to Mark Chater about his brilliant new book that diagnoses the reasons why RE urgently needs radical reform, and looks ahead to a time when the subject will have a new identity based on a clear democratic purpose.

The book shines a light on how key leaders can make this happen, and how the new good practice is already breaking through.

It is edited and authored by experts and leading change agents in RE, who of...

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In this epsiode I talk to Robert Ford, Director of Heritage International School in Moldova.  Episode 10 of More Teacher Talk coincided with the beginning of the global pandemic and captured thoughts and responses from him as a school leader and ambassador.  

Now, seven months later, we return to find out how school, and life, has changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We discuss Marcus Rashford, Dame Alison Peacock, Geoff Bar...

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In this episode I talk to Leah Crawford, an English in Education consultant, tutor with Let's Think in English and Opening Doors author.  She explores how educators can teach poetry and the callenging aspects of pattern-finding, interpreting mood, music and rhythm.  Leah also introduces us to the poem 'Sympathy', by Paul Laurence Dunbar.  Through this rich and challenging text, pupils can explore different layers of mea...

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This was originally produced for Toria Bono's Tiny Voice Talks podcast and is published here with kind permission: an extended tribute to Sir Ken Robinson from the #EduTwitter community, featuring a collection of creative educators who were all moved to share their thoughts and reflections on creativity.  

Includes: @one_to_read @CreativityMrs @ladeidiomas @aini_butt @bluebellmatt @mrpfoodie @Victoria...

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In this episode I speak to award winning author Bob Cox.  We take an in-depth look at The Blue Planet by Andri Snaer Magnason and discuss how the book could be used in the classroom.  We explore reading for meaning and effective ways to teach comprehension and deeper understanding.  Bob shares a compelling argument for using more challenging texts to teach reading and comprehension in primary schools.

Bob shares some strategies to h...

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September 21, 2020 30 min

In this episode Tatiana Popa speaks to Evin Schwartz, the inspirational CEO of Belouga, home of collaborative educational series & shows aligned to subject areas, standards and the global goals. 

Belouga was founded in 2017 with the mission of making education impactful and accessible on a global scale through peer-to-peer and classroom connection, communication and collaboration.

Realising the rapidly changing landscape of techn...

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In this episode we revisit the conversation with Pete O'Shea from 'Gloves not Gunz', an organisation based in  Croydon and South London that aims to prevent and divert young people from crime, antisocial behaviour, exclusion from education and 'care'.   Recorded to coincide with Children's Mental Health Week, Pete talks about how positive relationships, education and diversion activities can make a differenc...

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In this episode of Back to Global Tatiana Popa talks to Koen Timmers.  Koen is an award winning educator, lecturer, researcher, author and speaker.  He is the founder of global educational projects like the Kakuma Project, Climate Action project and the Innovation project.  In 2018 Koen launched the Innovation SDG labs in collaboration with Dr. Jane Goodall.  He is a founding SDG ambassador and was a Global Teacher Prize top 10 fin...

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