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Hosted by Nathan McGurl, the Founder of the Study Buddy. Studying at home can be a trying time for students - and their parents. How do they reach their potential? Am I helping or hindering? Should I be doing more or doing less? This podcast talks to a range of experts, parents and students about studying, with practical tips on surviving and thriving in study and revision at home. Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.
 
"Naylor's natter...just talking to teachers" Naylor's Natter is the brainchild of Phil Naylor , created initially to share musings on evidence, research and CPD. The podcast has grown significantly since its first episode in early 2019 and is now proudly independent. We have no sponsorship or affiliation. As the podcast has evolved so has its reach, we feel passionately about diversity of opinion and representation of our profession. To ensure we better reflect teaching , we are now proud to ...
 
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Shimamura’s MARGE model, described as a ‘Whole-Brain Learning Approach for Students and Teachers’, builds links between the areas of neuroscience, cognitive science and the practice of classroom teachers. Through discussing key ideas within the learning process – Motivate, Attend, Relate, Generate and Evaluate – Shimamura’s MARGE is a valuable lens…
 
In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy get to look into the world of youthful pursuits - Badminton, Romance, and acting school! All far too exciting for a pair of overheated tired dudes by half. Series Discussed: Blue Box, Kageki Shoujo Vol. 1 Assignments for next Episode: A Man and His Cat Vol. 1, Rebuild of Welcome to the NHK If you …
 
Following on from the huge success of Boys Don’t Try? this essential new book answers nine key questions about how teachers and schools can best tackle boys’ academic underperformance. For decades schools have grappled with the most significant barriers to male academic success: a lack of motivation to succeed, poor attitudes to learning, lower lit…
 
Well, that was quite a year! It might not have panned out as any of us expected. But, one thing is for sure, our young people have shown themselves to adapt well to the changing circumstances and, in the overwhelming majority of cases, resilient to the setbacks that 18 months of a pandemic have thrown them. In this episode, we’re going to be lookin…
 
In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy explore the joys of punching things with a pair of Shounen Jump works- the Classic Fist of the North Star and the currently ongoing Kaiju No.8! Series Discussed: Fist of the North Star Vol. 1, Kaiju No. 8 Assignments for next Episode: Blue Box, Kageki Shoujo Vol. 1 If you enjoy this episode, pleas…
 
"Studying’s boring. I’ve already done enough. The test’s not for ages. The teacher told us it wasn’t important. What’s the point, I’m rubbish anyway?" I could go on with the list of typical student reactions to the prospect of revision. Not only have I heard them from my own children and other students, but I know for a fact I churned a few of thes…
 
TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR CLASSROOMAre you new to teaching? Do you teach classes that are uncontrollable? Do you have students that make your job a living hell? Do you feel like your students manage you rather than the other way around?If so, you need to teach like an Action Hero.In this practical guide, former NEETs Coordinator and SEMH teacher, K…
 
In this extra episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot talks to Evan Minto of azuki.co about the imminent launch of their manga subscription service! TIMECODES: 0:02:15 - Conflict of Interest Statement! 0:03:45 - How did Azuki Start? 0:06:00 - What sets Azuki apart? 0:07:30 - Worker-owned business? 0:09:00 - How does Azuki support creators? 0:10:15 - Pri…
 
In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy hang out with a pair of awkward teens and their pet alien before heeding the Call of the Night and having silly adventures with a vampire! Series Discussed: Call of the Night Vol. 1, Adachi and Shimamura Vol. 1 (Light novel) Assignments for next Episode: Fist of the North Star Vol. 1, Kaiju No. 8 …
 
There’s something comforting about seeing a teen’s notepad with actual notes inside it! Of course, the occasional diagram has its place too. The written word reassures us that they are working. Simply the more notes, the harder they’re working. After all, that’s how they did it in my day. However there are a number of ways of presenting information…
 
One of the most intractable problems in modern education is how to close the widening gap in attainment between the haves and the have-nots. Unfortunately, successive governments both in the UK and abroad have gone about solving it the wrong way. Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert's increasing frustration with educational policies that favour…
 
Teaching and learning are something that has been happening since the dawn of time – or thereabouts. And we do it all the time in non-school contexts, as do our children. But that doesn’t mean, necessarily that the things we need to learn stick, especially when there is an entire world of excitement and interest out there competing for our attentio…
 
When bad behaviour threatens to derail lessons and undermine teaching, it’s easy to feel like you’ve run out of solutions. Enter: Nikki Cunningham-Smith. With her comforting sense of humour, wealth of experience and ability to see positives in even the most nightmarish of classroom scenarios, Nikki encourages early career teachers to reflect on the…
 
In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy check in on Nagata Kabi before joining a bunch of misfit kids in the back of a broken down saloon car for a merry old trip back to the 70's! Series Discussed:My Alcoholic Escape from Reality, Sunny Vol. 1 Assignments for next Episode: Call of the Night Vol. 1, Adachi and Shimamura Vol. 1 (Light no…
 
Hello hard dance lovers XTracklisting1. Jakka-B & Macks Wolf ft. Angel Lane - I Don’t Wanna fall (Cally & J-Trax Remix)2. Stupid Whizkid & Dropixx - Deep End 3. Timmy Trumpet & Afrojack - Stay Mine (AR-15 Bootleg)4. Ben Nicky, Olly James & MC Stretch - We Are the ravers 5. Two minds project - Siren 6. Gunfingerz - Battleborne 7. Rooler - Love You B…
 
In normal times, exams can be a cause of stress and anxiety for students. Even those students who have studied and you’d think are well prepared are subjected to the mounting pressure. In fact, these abnormal times are no different. Exams have been replaced with Teacher Assessment and a process that for some feels uncertain and perhaps even out of …
 
The end of the academic year is upon us. For GCSE and A Level students, the worst is now over. Many have finished their courses and looking forward to a couple of extra weeks of the British summer. However, for other year groups throughout secondary school, just over the horizon looms the prospect of end-of-year exams. Typically, schools use these …
 
In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy go to two alliterative extremes - the heat of a burning fire and the deep cold of darkest space! Series Discussed: Fire Force Vol. 1, Dai Dark Vol. 1 Assignments for next Episode: My Alcoholic Escape from Reality, Sunny Vol. 1 If you enjoy this episode, please consider backing us on Patreon - from…
 
Prof Guy Claxton is Emeritus Professor at Winchester University and Visiting Professor of Education at King's College London. He has previously taught and researched at Oxford University, Bristol University and the University of London Institute of Education. An internationally renowned cognitive scientist, Guy s books include Hare Brain, Tortoise …
 
The pandemic has resulted in canceled exams for hundreds of thousands of pupils across the UK. In their place, we have Teacher Assessed Grades; where teachers are using their professional and holistic judgment to determine the level that a student is performing at. On the face of it at all sounds relatively straightforward. However, as we get close…
 
In any normal year, the GCSE and A Level exam period would be starting about now. But, there’s scarcely any need to point out that this isn’t a normal year! You might be forgiven for thinking that in the absence of exams there would be less pressure and a distinct lack of need to revise. However, across the country – but to varying degrees – school…
 
The Kindness Principle: Making relational behaviour management work in schools advocates a behaviour management approach rooted in values, acceptance and a genuine understanding of children’s behaviour. In an education system that too often reaches for the carrot-and-stick approach to dealing with poor pupil behaviour, an approach built on kindness…
 
In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy have a card-slapping, raingun-firing good time! Series Discussed: Chihayafuru Vol. 1, A Certain Scientific Railgun Vol. 1 Assignments for next Episode: Fire Force Vol. 1, Dai Dark Vol. 1 If you enjoy this episode, please consider backing us on Patreon - from only US$1 a month you get bonus episode…
 
Between finding things that explode or pop or fizzle and trying to not set notes alight with Bunsen burners many of us will have fond memories of Chemistry lessons. But it's not all parlour tricks and safety goggles, there’s a considerable amount of content to be learnt. Between the scientific terms and symbols, it can feel like an alien language f…
 
Stephen Lane's Beyond Wiping Noses: Building an informed approach to pastoral leadership in schools sets out the crucial role of pastoral care as part of the function and purpose of schooling-and shares practical insights on how schools can get it right. Within the current culture of interest in developing research-informed approaches to teaching, …
 
The best hard dance around right now.Tracklisting1. Eric Prydz - Generate (Olly P Bootleg)2. Cally & J-Trax - Hold On (Jakka-B & Macks Wolf Remix)3. Synthsoldier - Legendary4. Code Black & Sickdellz - Fade Away5. Mike Enemy ft. RAMY - Water In My Veins6. Myst, Elyn - Arms Of Sorrow7. Mad Crow & Ziggy X - Derb8. Darren Styles & Ashley Wallbridge ft.…
 
In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy get locked in a school and forced to learn about exercise! How will they survive??? Series Discussed: How Heavy are the Dumbbells you Lift? Vol. 1, A School Frozen in Time Vol. 1 Assignments for next Episode: Chihayafuru Vol. 1, A Certain Scientific Railgun Vol. 1 If you enjoy this episode, please…
 
Independent Thinking on Restorative Practice: Building relationships, improving behaviour and creating stronger communities, Mark Finnis shares a practical and inspiring introduction to the use of restorative practice in educational settings. For those educators who are uncomfortable with the punitive world of zero tolerance, isolation booths and s…
 
Naylor’s Natter TDT Takeover Show Notes In this month’s TDT Takeover of Naylor’s Natter, we’re talking leadership, communication, and wellbeing with TDT CEO, David Weston @informed_edu, Barham Primary School Headteacher, Karen Giles @MsKarenGiles and MalCPD Director, Mal Krishnasamy @MalCPD We are also delighted to announce that TDT have been appoi…
 
As we’re now well into the swing of the Summer term, the end is firmly – and finally – in sight for our GCSE and A Level students. Unfortunately for many, that goal post can still seem a little blurry. We know that, like last year, disrupted and unequal access to schooling has resulted in the cancellation of exams. We also know that teachers will b…
 
Andria Zafirakou, a teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent, won $1 million when she was crowned the best teacher in the world by the Varkey Foundation. Andria was born in north-west London to Greek-Cypriot parents and state-educated in Brent and Camden. She is an art and textiles teacher in Brent on the outskirts of London, one of the world’…
 
Legend tells of students who will settle down to studying – of their own volition! They want to do well - and are prepared to work for it - without it becoming all-consuming. However, up and down the country exam year households tend to be filled with the same sorts of questions: “have you got much homework?” and “don’t you think you should be doin…
 
Steeped in research and yet utterly practical, this has to be the essential text for any staff wanting to know about wellbeing in schools. -- Daniel Sobel ― CEO, Inclusion Expert A wonderful book written by a highly experienced pastoral leader. Everyone interested in pastoral care in schools should read it. -- Professor Barnaby Lenon ― Dean of Educ…
 
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