The Podcasts

Welcome to the “Teaching Tips and Tales Podcast”

This is an educational podcast providing simple tips, strategies and techniques useful for teachers in the classroom but also great for anyone with an interest in education, regardless of their profession. Adam Samuel from “Map your Learning” interviews a host of interesting experts and enthusiasts on educational topics from around the world. As a teacher with a passion for learning he asks straight- forward questions that allows his interviewees to unpack their area of specialism. These topics range from behaviour management, leadership, technology and the importance of social justice in education plus many more. The main ethos of the podcast is that sharing ideas helps us develop as individuals but also benefits those we work with on a daily basis.

TTT 013 :  What I learnt from my NQT teacher training with Julien Lemaire

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TTT 013 : What I learnt from my NQT teacher training with Julien Lemaire

27 September 2015

Julien Lemaire is a native French MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) teacher in an Inner city London school. In the academic year 2013/14 he completed a year-long Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). The following year he completed his NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher)  in which he was also observed by OFSTED in one of his lessons graded ‘Outstanding’. An accomplished linguist, Julien speaks five languages to a high level French, Italian, English, German and Spanish. He currently specialises in teaching two of these languages.  Prior to his teaching career he  spent nine years working as a sales team manager for the supermarket chain Carrefour in Cagliari, Sardinia which is where he also spent a year as an Erasmus exchange student.

TTT 012 : Understanding Autism and Asperger Syndrome with Dr Wenn Lawson

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TTT 012 : Understanding Autism and Asperger Syndrome with Dr Wenn Lawson

07 September 2015

Dr Wenn Lawson (formerly Wendy Lawson) is an autistic adult who is internationally known and respected for his work in the field of Autism. He is a researcher, psychologist, writer and poet and has written numerous books and articles on the developmental disorder. He has also presented at conferences and led workshops on Autism and Aspergers Syndrome around the world.

At school Wenn was considered to be intellectually disabled and initially diagnosed as ‘schizophrenic’. It was not until 1994, as an adult, that Wenn was correctly diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.

In 2008 Wenn was awarded fourth place as ‘Victorian Australian of the year’. Sharing  knowledge, understanding and experience of life encounters, including Autism and Asperger’s diff-abilities (a more positive word that focuses on different abilities), is an ongoing journey that Wenn welcomes. He is committed to creating a world where individuals on the spectrum can thrive in safety and in peace.

Dr Wenn is also the parent of four children, one of whom is now an adult on the spectrum, and grandparent to two little girls, the elder also on the spectrum.

 

TTT  011 : A discussion about Education in Denmark &Theory of Knowledge with Ivan loujakov

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TTT 011 : A discussion about Education in Denmark &Theory of Knowledge with Ivan loujakov

03 August 2015

Ivan loujakov is Deputy Head of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Department and Deputy IB coordinator at Hasseris Gymnasium in Denmark. He teaches English Literature, History and Theory of Knowledge.

In 2006, he completed a Masters in English Literature and History and then started teaching at Hasseris Gymnasium, a school he actually attended as a student! He has been teaching there for eight years now and two years ago was given the role of Deputy Head of Department. His role is to help run the department but also to plan the objectives and pedagogical goals of each year group – a part of his job that he relishes.

TTT 010 : Teacher Pay, Curriculum Levels and the Importance of Teacher Unions in UK State Education with Robin Pardo Roques

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TTT 010 : Teacher Pay, Curriculum Levels and the Importance of Teacher Unions in UK State Education with Robin Pardo Roques

14 July 2015

Robin Pardo Roques is a dedicated teacher and Head of Department at a secondary state comprehensive school in Derbyshire, UK where he teaches Spanish. He is fluent in three language English, Spanish and Italian, having lived, studied and travelled extensively in both Italy and Spain  and studied these languages to degree level. He is a Teacher Union representative within his school  and is also the Young Teachers’ Officer for the National Union of Teachers for the DAT (Derbyshire Association of Teachers). He is strongly committed to supporting, encouraging and mentoring students, colleagues, newly qualified teachers and trainee teachers. He was previously Head of Department at an outer London School – a position he held for several years. Although he currently teaches Spanish, he has previously taught EAL (English as an Additional Language), English Language and English Literature.

TTT 009 : Twitter : A Powerful Collaborative Tool for Teachers with Joe Dale

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TTT 009 : Twitter : A Powerful Collaborative Tool for Teachers with Joe Dale

01 July 2015

Joe Dale is an independent consultant who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He is host of the TES MFL forum, Vital MFL Portal Manager for the Open University, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, the Far East and Australia.

Joe was key in updating the ICT elements of the QCDA SoW for KS2 Primary French; he also designed games for Heinemann’s ‘Expo’. Joe has featured in several Education Guardian articles and has himself both written for and been quoted by the TES. Joe has also written for the TES ICT blog and produced video tutorials for the CILT 14-19 website. Joe recently starred on a Teachers TV programme and has spoken about the Rose Review proposals on BBC Radio 4. His blog www.joedale.typepad.com has been nominated for four Edublog Awards and he is responsible for setting up the Twitter Modern Foreign Languages community MFL Twitterati and tweets at @JoeDale. He was also shortlisted for the NAACE Impact Award 2013 for Curriculum Support.

TTT 08 :  What I learnt from Teaching English around the World with Pete Hurst

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TTT 08 : What I learnt from Teaching English around the World with Pete Hurst

14 June 2015

Pete Hurst is an English ELT (English Language Teaching) professor, currently living in Cusco, Peru. He has travelled extensively, visiting more than 35 countries and has lived and worked in four different continents. These experiences have given him a deeper understanding of both the cultures and education systems in the countries and continents in which he has lived and taught. At the moment, he is developing a free EFL website: www.colibrienglish.com with the aim of helping people build both their skills and knowledge of the English Language. He has an MA in English with Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and a BA in English and Philosophical Studies.

TTT 007 : What I learnt from my PGCE teacher training with Julien Lemaire

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TTT 007 : What I learnt from my PGCE teacher training with Julien Lemaire

31 May 2015

Julien Lemaire is a native French MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) teacher in an Inner city London school, where he is in the last term of his NQT  (Newly Qualified Teacher) year. An accomplished linguist, Julien speaks five languages to a high level French, Italian, English, German and Spanish. He currently specialises in teaching two of these languages. In the academic year 2013/14 he completed a year long Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). Prior to this he had spent nine years working as a sales team manager for the supermarket chain Carrefour in Cagliari, Sardinia which is where he also spent a year as an Erasmus exchange student.

TTT 006 : Behaviour Tips and Tales from Inner City London with Master of the Classroom

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TTT 006 : Behaviour Tips and Tales from Inner City London with Master of the Classroom

16 May 2015

‘Master of the Classroom’ (the alias of my guest) on this latest podcast  works as an English teacher in an Inner-city London school. He is an outstanding teacher and manager of classroom behaviour and is also in charge of his school’s literacy programme. Although he has been working in secondary education for the last seven years, he started working with children when he was only sixteen years old after a friend suggested he got a job working with him at a charity called  ‘Disability Challenge’. The charity ran summer camps for children with a whole range of disabilities from emotional and behavioural needs. Discussions with the Social Workers that oversaw the scheme led him into other social inclusion projects such as art therapy. Before he began work as a secondary school teacher he also spent a year doing social work overseas with children from depived backgrounds.

TTT 005: What it takes to be a leader (Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders) with Mike Carson

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TTT 005: What it takes to be a leader (Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders) with Mike Carson

01 May 2015

Mike Carson is a leadership expert, author and founding partner of Aberkyn, a UK company set up with the purpose of developing leaders. His 2013 book ‘The Manager – Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders’ in which he interviewed some of the top football managers in the world was described by The Guardian newspaper as a “compelling examination of 30 managers ranging from Roy Hodgson to Alex Ferguson”. In his own words he says “One of my greatest passions is facilitating workshops, creating a safe space where leaders can develop personal insights that transform their own lives and work.” In his early career Mike spent 12 years as an operations officer in the Royal Navy where he had the opportunity to closely study leadership. He was also appointed Deputy Chief of Staff in the UK maritime force serving in war zones on several occasions. He is also an avid Manchester City fan.

TTT 004 : Bringing social justice education and language learning together with Nicole Benson

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TTT 004 : Bringing social justice education and language learning together with Nicole Benson

25 March 2015

Nicole Benson is the founder of Esperanza Education– a company started in Vancouver, Canada and dedicated to the promotion of intercultural understanding and collaboration. She is the facilitator of the Spanish for Social Justice Teacher Network, a Board member of CoDevelopment Canada, and a member of CIPO-Van. She works as an Education Research Consultant, and has completed a project on Intercultural Bilingual Education for indigenous youth with UNICEF-Peru, and a project on teaching practices and gender dynamics in maths education in Paraguay with Innovations for Poverty Action. She’s fluent in Spanish and has lived and travelled extensively in both Spain and Latin America.

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