Welcome to Thinking Deeply about Primary Education, the podcast that gives you a peek inside the minds of some truly inspirational primary teachers. Whether you're new to the profession or a school leader with tons of experience this podcast is a must listen. For references, links and extended cut video episodes head over to www.thinkingdeeply.info
Episode Forty Two: How do you solve a problem like...planning?
In the wake of a wonderful third season of TDaPE, I'm joined by Neil Almond and Christopher Such as we try to solve a problem like planning. How could/should we plan, what pitfalls should we try to avoid and is it possible to teach from someone else's planning? We try to answer these questions and more. Join us for another episode you simply won't want to miss.
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Season Three, Episode Seven: Berkeley Everett and Steph Elliot (Mathematics)
This week, in the Finale of Season Three, I'm joined by Californian mathematics teacher Berkeley Everett and Newcastle Upon Tyne's own Steph Elliot as we take a look at mathematics education in England, the United States of America and beyond. Hitting all the usual big mathematics themes and exploring the similarities and differences between education systems thousands of miles apart, you won't want to miss this one.
Season Three, Episode Six: Jon Hutchinson (Curriculum)
In this week's episode I'm joined by Jon Hutchinson as we sit down to talk all things curriculum. In another instant classic, Jon talks about the knowledge-rich debate, his curriculum guiding principles, how to get the most from the early career framework and much, much more.
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Season Three, Episode Five: Matt Swain (Mastery)
In this week's episode I'm joined by Matt Swain as we sit down to discuss all things mastery. We explore what mastery is, if it is a realistic ambition at the primary phase, how Matt's schools implement a mastery model of schooling and much, much more. Join us for another episode full of wall to wall gold and big takeaways of use to school teachers and leaders alike.
Season Three, Episode Four: Lloyd Williams-Jones (Leadership, leverage and learning)
This week's episode sees the return of Lloyd Williams-Jones, my guest in the very first episode of TDaPE, almost a year on from the first time we sat down to chat about primary education. Lloyd gives us an update on how his first year as a Deputy Head has gone, how his school have begun to implement WalkThrus and how he tries to develop the teachers in his school. The man, the myth, the interview you won't want to miss. Let's spend some time thinking deeply about primary education...
Season Three, Episode Three: Tom Brassington (Classic Episode)
This week I'm delighted to welcome Tom Brassington onto the podcast for a classic episode featuring his approach to teaching, a research thunderbolt, the one paper every primary teacher just has to read and much, much more. With analogies to rival the inimitable Christopher Such, and tons of experience rammed into every corner of the episode, you're going to want to tune in for this one. Without further ado, let's spend some time thinking deeply about primary education...
I absolutely LOVE this podcast. I am an inspiring primary school teacher who is currently in year 12. This podcast has been amazingly helpful, thank you so much!
This podcast offers so much: practical ideas for planning and teaching in the primary classroom; suggestions for subject leaders; ideas for professional reading; new people to follow on Twitter! If you are truly curious about how to become a better primary teacher/middle leader then this podcast is for you. I listen to it while gardening or ironing but if I want to find a particular section again I put it on at x1.5 (thanks for that tip, Kieran). The show notes are absolutely great, too! Thank you!
The best CPD in your pocket
This podcast has already had a profound impact on my career. It has given me the maths bug and has inspired me to buy many, many books, start a Twitter account and began planning my own foray into the world of education writing. The best CPD all in your pocket. What more could you want ?