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Naylor's Natter Podcast 'Just talking to Teachers'

By Phil Naylor
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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 add more hosts to the podcast. Opinions are guests and hosts alone.

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Never assume when it comes to behaviour- Habits, routines and norms with Scott Fletcher
Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour. It is on everyone’s lips. When things are good, behaviour is celebrated. When things are bad, behaviour is the cause. We must ensure that there is clarity, clear communication and consistency before implementation. Once it leaves the ‘training ground’ (this is how I refer to our CPD sessions) each and every member of staff must know everything about everything. All questions must have been answered, solutions found and most importantly whatever system is put into place must be sustainable at the hardest of times. We wanted to find a way where the system relies less on people and more on cultural behaviours. Cultural norms – they happen because this is what we do here. What do we want to achieve through the implementation of a systematic behaviour policy with a focus on cultural norms? To have the highest expectations of student behaviour in order to maximise opportunities to strive for success. To ensure all students develop the good learning habits that they need to be successful in school and life. To realise and celebrate the potential of all students through promoting our core values of: show you care, succeed together, be yourself always and do what matters most. To create an environment in which students are supported to become self-disciplined, hardworking and able to accept responsibility for their own actions. To form an active three-way partnership with families and students to encourage excellent behaviour and to establish improved patterns of behaviour where there are difficulties. These aims are supported by regular staff CPD focusing on: core routines and developing appropriate strategies for managing behaviour; bespoke teaching and learning strategies and how to ensure the highest quality provision for all students including those with special educational needs and disabilities. When you introduce new material in your lesson, we would avoid saying “Off you go, learn.” With behaviour, we cannot just say: “Off you go, behave. This is what I expect and this is what I want to see.” We must teach it. We must break each component down, start with the why and deliver behaviours as concepts in granular steps. So how have we decided to do this? It is important to know what you want to focus on. After reading Doug Lemov’s Practice `Perfect, we came up with ten cultural bright spots. We will consistently apply these with the highest of expectations and utilise CPD time to ensure the implementation is the best it can be, all day, everyday. Bright spots are what we will hang our hat on to say “These are outstanding elements of our day to day routines and behaviours.”
25:23
January 17, 2022
Never assume when it comes to behaviour- Habits, routines and norms with Scott Fletcher
My conversation on Habits, routines and norms with Deputy Headteacher Scott Fletcher  Never assume when it comes to behaviour Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour. It is on everyone’s lips. When things are good, behaviour is celebrated. When things are bad, behaviour is the cause. We must ensure that there is clarity, clear communication and consistency before implementation. Once it leaves the ‘training ground’ (this is how I refer to our CPD sessions) each and every member of staff must know everything about everything. All questions must have been answered, solutions found and most importantly whatever system is put into place must be sustainable at the hardest of times. We wanted to find a way where the system relies less on people and more on cultural behaviours. Cultural norms – they happen because this is what we do here. What do we want to achieve through the implementation of a systematic behaviour policy with a focus on cultural norms? To have the highest expectations of student behaviour in order to maximise opportunities to strive for success. To ensure all students develop the good learning habits that they need to be successful in school and life. To realise and celebrate the potential of all students through promoting our core values of: show you care, succeed together, be yourself always and do what matters most. To create an environment in which students are supported to become self-disciplined, hardworking and able to accept responsibility for their own actions. To form an active three-way partnership with families and students to encourage excellent behaviour and to establish improved patterns of behaviour where there are difficulties. These aims are supported by regular staff CPD focusing on: core routines and developing appropriate strategies for managing behaviour; bespoke teaching and learning strategies and how to ensure the highest quality provision for all students including those with special educational needs and disabilities. When you introduce new material in your lesson, we would avoid saying “Off you go, learn.” With behaviour, we cannot just say: “Off you go, behave. This is what I expect and this is what I want to see.” We must teach it. We must break each component down, start with the why and deliver behaviours as concepts in granular steps. So how have we decided to do this? It is important to know what you want to focus on. After reading Doug Lemov’s Practice `Perfect, we came up with ten cultural bright spots. We will consistently apply these with the highest of expectations and utilise CPD time to ensure the implementation is the best it can be, all day, everyday. Bright spots are what we will hang our hat on to say “These are outstanding elements of our day to day routines and behaviours.”
59:38
January 17, 2022
Leading into 2022 with Dan Edwards
About Dan: I’m Dan Edwards. From working in education, my experience has led me from a world of teaching a timetable of GCSEs and A-Levels to an even more complex career of holding leadership roles in both secondary and primary sectors, notwithstanding a long spell working in various education units in adolescent residential social care, to a brief sojourn teaching post-graduates as a visiting lecturer at universities. To then, finally, a principal of a large primary school. From working in education for many years, my experience has led me from a world of teaching a timetable of GCSEs and A-Levels to an even more complex career of holding leadership roles in both secondary and primary sectors, notwithstanding a long spell working in various education units in adolescent residential social care, to a brief sojourn teaching post-graduates as a visiting lecturer at universities. To then, finally, the here and now: a principal of a large primary school in the heart of Leicester City. In addition to my role as principal, I am a regular columnist for a number of publications where I share my views and opinions on leadership, school culture and teaching and learning. Further to this written work, I regularly speak both nationally and internationally about leadership and organisational culture to a wide range of audiences. I also host a regular education forum on Twitter called #SaturdayEdChat. Naylor's Natter-the book  Inspired by interviews from the popular education podcast of the same name, Naylor’s Natter brings together a wealth of advice from the most influential voices in education today. In this exciting, one-of-a-kind book, Phil Naylor revisits the very best interviews from three years of education podcasting, drawing on the advice and opinions from some of the world’s most innovative educators, including Doug Lemov, E. D. Hirsch, Daisy Christodoulou, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into six key areas – behaviour, assessment, school leadership, curriculum, pedagogy and continuing professional development (CPD) – this book is perfect for primary and secondary NQTs, teachers and school leaders looking for new takes on hot topics, as well as tips and strategies to improve their practice. There are QR codes throughout linking to the episodes discussed, so you can listen to the interviews and explore the topics in even more detail. Full of valuable insights into the current state of education, and what the road ahead may look like, this is an indispensable tool for starting conversations and transforming the way you teach. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Naylors-Natter-collective-teachers-education/dp/1472992466/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1YULJTQSZO5FV&keywords=naylors+natter&qid=1641534709&s=books&sprefix=Naylor%27s+natter%2Cstripbooks%2C142&sr=1-1
58:09
January 10, 2022
Leadership into 2022 with Dan Edwards- Video version
About Dan  I’m Dan Edwards. From working in education, my experience has led me from a world of teaching a timetable of GCSEs and A-Levels to an even more complex career of holding leadership roles in both secondary and primary sectors, notwithstanding a long spell working in various education units in adolescent residential social care, to a brief sojourn teaching post-graduates as a visiting lecturer at universities. To then, finally, a principal of a large primary school. From working in education for many years, my experience has led me from a world of teaching a timetable of GCSEs and A-Levels to an even more complex career of holding leadership roles in both secondary and primary sectors, notwithstanding a long spell working in various education units in adolescent residential social care, to a brief sojourn teaching post-graduates as a visiting lecturer at universities. To then, finally, the here and now: a principal of a large primary school in the heart of Leicester City. In addition to my role as principal, I am a regular columnist for a number of publications where I share my views and opinions on leadership, school culture and teaching and learning. Further to this written work, I regularly speak both nationally and internationally about leadership and organisational culture to a wide range of audiences. I also host a regular education forum on Twitter called #SaturdayEdChat. Naylor's Natter-the book Inspired by interviews from the popular education podcast of the same name, Naylor’s Natter brings together a wealth of advice from the most influential voices in education today. In this exciting, one-of-a-kind book, Phil Naylor revisits the very best interviews from three years of education podcasting, drawing on the advice and opinions from some of the world’s most innovative educators, including Doug Lemov, E. D. Hirsch, Daisy Christodoulou, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into six key areas – behaviour, assessment, school leadership, curriculum, pedagogy and continuing professional development (CPD) – this book is perfect for primary and secondary NQTs, teachers and school leaders looking for new takes on hot topics, as well as tips and strategies to improve their practice. There are QR codes throughout linking to the episodes discussed, so you can listen to the interviews and explore the topics in even more detail. Full of valuable insights into the current state of education, and what the road ahead may look like, this is an indispensable tool for starting conversations and transforming the way you teach.
58:30
January 09, 2022
Cooperative Learning with Jakob Werdelin and Drew Howard
A step-by-step guide on how to get simple, powerful cooperative learning up and running in your setting – both as classroom practice and as a wider approach to empower the entire school community. The Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit describes collaborative learning as an approach which ‘involves pupils working together on activities or learning tasks’, and in such a way that enables ‘everyone to participate on a collective task that has been clearly assigned’. In the context of this book, cooperative learning relates to a number of such activities – from simple memorising to more complex analysis and debating – which are designed to boost learners’ interdependence, participation and interaction. Drawing upon both research-informed theory and real-world examples, Jakob Werdelin and Drew Howard present both an insightful introduction to cooperative learning as a practice and philosophy and a practical guide to classroom application. The authors share their expertise on how to amplify the effect of current pedagogical approaches and schemes of work, simplify performance management as an empowering tool for teachers and leaders, and create an inclusive environment in which every pupil is able to fulfil their learning potential. Jakob and Drew also discuss how cooperative learning relates to a range of other aspects of teaching, including assessment, metacognition and Rosenshine’s Principles. Naylor's Natter- The Book Pre-order now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Naylors-Natter-collective-teachers-education/dp/1472992466/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3ULPI325T5EYC&keywords=naylors+natter&qid=1640801405&s=books&sprefix=naylors+natter%2Cstripbooks%2C153&sr=1-1 Inspired by interviews from the popular education podcast of the same name, Naylor’s Natter brings together a wealth of advice from the most influential voices in education today. In this exciting, one-of-a-kind book, Phil Naylor revisits the very best interviews from three years of education podcasting, drawing on the advice and opinions from some of the world’s most innovative educators, including Doug Lemov, E. D. Hirsch, Daisy Christodoulou, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into six key areas – behaviour, assessment, school leadership, curriculum, pedagogy and continuing professional development (CPD) – this book is perfect for primary and secondary NQTs, teachers and school leaders looking for new takes on hot topics, as well as tips and strategies to improve their practice. There are QR codes throughout linking to the episodes discussed, so you can listen to the interviews and explore the topics in even more detail. Full of valuable insights into the current state of education, and what the road ahead may look like, this is an indispensable tool for starting conversations and transforming the way you teach.
01:07:12
December 29, 2021
Habits of success with Harry Fletcher-Wood-Video version
For students to benefit from lessons, they must attend, listen and try their best. But at times, almost all teachers struggle to manage classroom behaviour and to motivate students to learn. Drawing on decades of research on behavioural science, this book offers teachers practical strategies to get students learning. The key is students’ habits. This book reveals simple yet powerful ways to help students build habits of success. Harry Fletcher-Wood shows how teachers can use behavioural science techniques to increase motivation and improve behaviour. He offers clear guidance on topics such as using role models to motivate students, making detailed plans to help students act and building habits to ensure students keep going. The book addresses five challenges teachers face in encouraging desirable behaviour: Choosing what change to prioritise Convincing students to change Encouraging students to commit to a plan Making starting easy Ensuring students keep going Workshops, checklists and real-life examples illustrate how these ideas work in the classroom and make the book a resource to revisit and share. Distilling the evidence into clear principles, this innovative book is a valuable resource for new and experienced teachers alike.
43:58
December 24, 2021
TLAC 3.0 with Doug Lemov- Video version
Teach Like a Champion 3.0 is the long-awaited update to Doug Lemov’s highly regarded guide to the craft of teaching. This book teaches you how to create a positive and productive classroom that encourages student engagement, trust, respect, accountability, and excellence. In this edition, you’ll find new and updated teaching techniques, the latest evidence from cognitive science and culturally responsive teaching practices, and an expanded companion video collection. Learn how to build students’ background knowledge, move learning into long-term memory, and connect your teaching with the curriculum content for tangible improvement in learning outcomes. The new version of the book includes: An introductory chapter on mental models for teachers to use to guide their decision-making in the classroom. A brand new chapter on Lesson Preparation. 10 new techniques Updated and revised versions of all the technique readers know and use A brand new set of exemplar videos, including more than a dozen longer “keystone” videos which show how teachers combine and balance technique over a stretch of 8 to 10 minutes of teaching. Extensive discussion of research in social and cognitive science to support and guide the use of techniques. Additional online resources, and supports Read this powerful update to discover the techniques that leading teachers are using to put students on the path to success.
01:01:21
December 13, 2021
Miss I don't give a .......... with Adele Bates
In this down-to-earth book Adele Bates shares practical approaches, strategies and tips from the classroom on how to help pupils with behavioural needs thrive with their education. Packed full of real-life classroom scenarios, student voice and relevant theory, every chapter offers an Action Box helping you to implement these strategies – next lesson, next week and long term. From relationship building and teaching self-regulation, to fostering inclusivity, paying attention to your own self-care and schoolwide approaches, Adele Bates unpicks some of the most difficult aspects of being a teacher and empowers you to grow as a confident classroom professional. My book: Naylor's Natter: Ideas and advice from the collective wisdom of teachers, as heard on the popular education podcast Inspired by interviews from the popular education podcast of the same name, Naylor’s Natter brings together a wealth of advice from the most influential voices in education today. In this exciting, one-of-a-kind book, Phil Naylor revisits the very best interviews from three years of education podcasting, drawing on the advice and opinions from some of the world’s most innovative educators, including Doug Lemov, E. D. Hirsch, Daisy Christodoulou, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into six key areas – behaviour, assessment, school leadership, curriculum, pedagogy and continuing professional development (CPD) – this book is perfect for primary and secondary NQTs, teachers and school leaders looking for new takes on hot topics, as well as tips and strategies to improve their practice. There are QR codes throughout linking to the episodes discussed, so you can listen to the interviews and explore the topics in even more detail. Full of valuable insights into the current state of education, and what the road ahead may look like, this is an indispensable tool for starting conversations and transforming the way you teach.
01:02:33
December 13, 2021
Teaching Secondary Science: A Complete Guide with Adam Boxer
Teaching science is no simple task. Science teachers must wrestle with highly abstract and demanding concepts, ideas which have taken humanity's greatest minds thousands of years to formulate and refine. Communicating these great and awesome theories involves careful forethought and planning. We need to deliver crystal clear explanations, guide students as they develop their embryonic knowledge and then release them to develop their thinking independently, all the while curating and tending to their long-term understanding as it develops over time. In Teaching Secondary Science: A Complete Guide, Adam breaks down the complex art of teaching science into its component parts, providing a concrete and comprehensive set of evidence-informed steps to nurturing brilliant science students. Adam hopes that you find this book interesting, but his main aim is for you to find it useful. Useful when it comes to sketching out your curriculum, useful when preparing your explanations, useful for mapping out how you will check student understanding and useful for all other aspects of science teaching. This is a truly complete guide, and science teachers of any experience will find it packed with ideas that are new, challenging, interesting and, most importantly, useful. Buy book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teaching-Secondary-Science-Complete-Guide/dp/1913622789/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=teaching+secondary+science&qid=1638096769&qsid=257-7620108-3249756&sr=8-1&sres=1913622789%2C1510462589%2C1138833428%2C1510462562%2C0415826438%2C1781352410%2C1138814474%2C1510462570%2C1529716446%2C1138192104%2C1398300187%2C1472918193%2C178908850X%2C1472941721%2C0367188686%2C0008398720&srpt=ABIS_BOOK Naylor's Natter: Harnessing the collective wisdom of the teaching profession Inspired by interviews from the popular education podcast of the same name, Naylor’s Natter brings together a wealth of advice from the most influential voices in education today. In this exciting, one-of-a-kind book, Phil Naylor revisits the very best interviews from three years of education podcasting, drawing on the advice and opinions from some of the world’s most innovative educators, including Doug Lemov, E. D. Hirsch, Daisy Christodoulou, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into six key areas – behaviour, assessment, school leadership, curriculum, pedagogy and continuing professional development (CPD) – this book is perfect for primary and secondary NQTs, teachers and school leaders looking for new takes on hot topics, as well as tips and strategies to improve their practice. There are QR codes throughout linking to the episodes discussed, so you can listen to the interviews and explore the topics in even more detail. Full of valuable insights into the current state of education, and what the road ahead may look like, this is an indispensable tool for starting conversations and transforming the way you teach. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/naylors-natter-9781472992468/
59:58
November 29, 2021
Effective Professional Development with Dr Sam Sims
About Dr Sam Sims I’m a quantitative education researcher, interested in teachers and education policy. I work at UCL Institute of Education, where I lecture on policy analysis and evaluation. I’m also a researcher at Education Datalab. This site contains links to my research and teaching material, as well as links to resources that I think people will find useful. I regularly give talks to schools and at conferences, on topics including effective professional development, teacher motivation and retention. You can find me on Twitter @DrSamSims, read a short Q&A with me here or listen to me giving an overview of some of my research on this podcast here About the EEF guidance report: Supporting high quality teaching is pivotal in improving children’s outcomes. Indeed, research tells us that high quality teaching can narrow the disadvantage gap. It is therefore hugely encouraging to see a host of new initiatives and reforms that recognise the importance of teacher quality such as the Early Career Framework and the new National Professional Qualifications. These exemplify a growing consensus that promoting effective professional development (PD) plays a crucial role in improving classroom practice and pupil outcomes, and this guidance further reflects this, offering recommendations on how to improve professional development and design and select more impactful PD. PD has great potential; but it also comes with costs. We know that teachers engage in professional development activities whilst balancing multiple and, at times, competing commitments and time pressures. The need is clear, therefore, for PD to be well‑designed, selected, and implemented so that the investment is justified. This guidance will support schools in selecting external PD and designing and delivering their own PD. It will also support external providers in designing, delivering, and explaining their offering to schools. To develop the report’s three recommendations, we reviewed the best available international research as well as current practice, and consulted with school leaders and academics. As with all EEF guidance reports, its publication is just the start of how we aim to support schools in implementing these recommendations. We will be working with the sector, including through our colleagues in the Research Schools Network, to build on them with further training, resources and tools. Naylors Natter - the book is available for pre-order here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Naylors-Natter-Harnessing-collective-profession/dp/1472992466/ref=sr_1_2?crid=F0GDCW8G7A1&keywords=naylors+natter&qid=1637315588&qsid=260-2524738-9538720&sprefix=Naylors%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-2&sres=B08K5YM62M%2C1472992466%2CB0815V52S1%2CB002EPBL1Q%2CB07QQ6WDXR%2CB00BM8H980%2CB01C1LBCZC%2CB08C31PSTP%2CB005JYTFNU%2CB01LE2YE4A%2CB07JQ6PK1T%2CB00WU834Z8%2CB09499ZZFJ%2CB00WX4AEQG%2CB07M6HYCQN%2CB004CY91AA
51:50
November 21, 2021
The next big thing in school improvement- Professor Becky Allen
Full unedited transcript here:naylorsnatterpodcastjusttalkingtoteachers.wordpress.com This is a book about educational fads, why they arise, and how we might learn to live with them. Those working in schools are subject to perpetual waves of novelty in the name of school improvement. And yet, in the long term very little actually changes. Big ideas come and go, leaving only faint clues as to their existence. The trouble is that the appealing stories that take hold will never solve the fundamental problems of modern schooling. The school system is too complex, too diverse, and too uncertain to be fixed by any Big Idea. Before too long, the Next Big Thing replaces the Last Big Thing. ’The Next Big Thing in School Improvement’ brings together the unique perspectives of a policy analyst, a headteacher, and a classroom teacher, to explain why it is that the school system often resists our attempts to improve it. Drawing on the recent history of English education policy, a variety of disciplinary traditions, and the emerging field of complexity science, the authors present a new take on why the school system behaves in ways that defy our attempts to change it. This is a book about finding a better way to improve our schools. It is not the Next Big Thing, but it does explain why there will inevitably be one, and what to do when it arrives.
01:02:02
November 15, 2021
Celebrating Teachers Making a Difference- with Gary Toward and Chris Henley
Full Transcript here pna1977.wordpress.com Celebrating Teachers: Making a difference, written by Gary Toward and Chris Henley, is a feel-good celebration of all that is great about teachers and teaching – and an exploration of the difference teachers make and how they do it. Forewords by Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown) and Sir Anthony Seldon. Gary Toward and Chris Henley believe that teaching is the best and most important profession. Now, you might argue that it would be medicine that should take that accolade – as medics save lives and mend people. But teachers create lives and ‘make’ people. They, in fact, create medics! This book celebrates the superhero of the classroom: the teacher. Teachers make a difference, and often that difference is life-changing. In this book, Gary and Chris look at some of the many cases where such a difference has been made and examine exactly what it was that made such an impact on the life of the young person – and they also highlight the key approaches that teachers might want to try out in their own classroom, with their own pupils. The authors link the real-life case study stories to what educational research and cognitive science tell us, and point the way for all teachers to adopt, adapt and develop these effective strategies and approaches in their own practice. And, in sharing these inspiring stories, Gary and Chris hope to offer an antidote to the negativity that too often circulates in the media around education and the teaching profession. An uplifting and insightful read for all teachers and educators.
53:12
November 08, 2021
The Wellbeing Curriculum with Andrew Cowley
Full transcript available here (unedited) pna1977.wordpress.com Andrew Cowley, author of The Wellbeing Toolkit and co-founder of Healthy Toolkit (@HealthyToolkit), presents the ultimate guide to help primary schools develop a practical, principled and values-driven wellbeing curriculum for their pupils. Schools are responsible for giving children the tools and emotional resilience to cope with the changes and challenges they will face in the future. Developing an explicit wellbeing curriculum for primary-aged children is crucial: when taught how to make good life choices and care for their physical and mental health, children will thrive both at primary school and beyond. The Wellbeing Curriculum covers a range of issues from self-awareness, looking after others and building trust, to exercise, healthy eating, cyberbullying, leadership, diversity and empowerment. It offers practical ideas for embedding a wellbeing curriculum into lessons, assemblies, PSHE and RSE sessions and as part of the school ethos. This is the must-have book for schools looking to adapt their pastoral approach, and put pupil wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum.
59:27
November 01, 2021
Naylor's Nuggets- E-mergency Mail only?
Homeschooling, virtual lessons , teams and zooms . These necessary and vital educational lifelines have receded from view on the vista of most teachers for the moment . Technology played a vital and essential role in supporting schools and students during lockdowns. As a profession we have settled on various ‘keepers’ from this period, notably virtual parents evenings. What we have developed in the authors view from this period is a culture of 24/7 ‘contact-ability and consequent accountability due to the misuse and over-reliance on email. During the periods of partial closure, schools immediately and successfully flipped to an online learning model . This was facilitated primarily by email accounts allowing access to the suite of services offered by Google/Microsoft or other providers. At the time , schools were also able to bolster their contacts for parents/carers with email addresses . The speed at which contact could be made was a huge advantage for attendance, safeguarding and of course learning . These email addresses also became a lifeline for families to gain support for free school meal vouchers, access to services and a direct line to teachers .At the time , there was also limited access to many external agencies. Schools stepped into this void , notably in the area of healthcare becoming testing centres overnight. They also plugged gaps in many other areas helping to support the most vulnerable in society at a time when it was needed the most. As schools returned to normal in September , the normal business of schools resumed . Leading schools in 2021 is hugely demanding and rewarding . It requires fortitude , strength of will , huge reservoirs of energy and to maintain this a healthy work-life balance. The number of adverts currently in TES for senior leaders is testament to the size and scale of the challenge .Alongside the everyday work schools do in providing quality of education, personal development, curriculum and outcomes and behaviour , many of the expectations added during partial closures have continued to be the expected ‘norm’ for school leaders . I noticed this building during the summer holidays of 2021 when significant numbers of emails would land in my inbox daily from external agencies , parents and teachers . These extra expectations are demanding in and of themselves but the added accountability and contact-ability have the potential to considerably add to the challenges leaders and teachers already feel . There is also the added expectation of immediate contact from both parents and students. Having engaged parents and keen learners is obviously a very positive situation fro schools , however issues can arise when emails are not returned immediately and there is also the potential for misunderstanding on both sides . During the lockdowns and partial closures , working patterns shifted and life was restricted . Now that society and schools are fully open, we need to regain the work/life balance that is essential to maintain equilibrium in a very demanding job , the use of email needs a fundamental reassessment
08:07
October 30, 2021
Huh-Curriculum conversations between subject and senior leaders with Mary Myatt
Schools need to have purchase on the curriculum: why they teach the subjects beyond preparation for examinations, what they are intending to achieve with the curriculum, how well it is planned and enacted in classrooms and how they know whether it’s doing what it’s supposed to. Fundamental to this understanding are the conversations between subject leaders and their line managers. However, there is sometimes a mismatch between the subject specialisms of senior leaders and those they line manage. If I don’t know the terrain and the importance of a particular subject, how can I talk intelligently with colleagues who are specialists? This book sets out to offer some tentative answers to these questions. Each of the national curriculum subjects is discussed with a subject leader and provides an insight into what they view as the importance of the subject, how they go about ensuring that knowledge, understanding and skills are developed over time, how they talk about the quality of the schemes in their departments and what they would welcome from senior leaders by way of support. We have chosen this way of opening up the potentially difficult terrain of expertise on one side and relative lack of expertise on the other, by providing these case studies. They are suggested as prompts rather than the last word. Informed debate is, after all, the fuel of curriculum development. And why Huh? Well, 'Huh?' may be John's first response when he walks into a Year 8 German class but, in fact, we chose 'Huh' as the title of our book as he is the Egyptian god of endlessness. As Claire Hill so eloquently comments in her chapter, 'Curriculum development is an ongoing process; it's not going to be finished, ever.' And we believe that 'Huh' captures a healthy and expansive way of considering curriculum conversations.
54:05
October 12, 2021
Back to School - Routines, systems, structures and norms with Amy Bills and Natalie Hawkins
Amy is currently Regional Education Director with Academy Transformation Trust and will be Deputy CEO - Education with Diocese of Coventry MAT as of 1st September. Natalie is Principal at North Walsall Primary Academy, part of Academy Transformation Trust. Episode emphasises the importance of a ‘curriculum mindset’ when it comes to behaviour and routines. Key themes: Climate Curriculum Consistency Continuous improvement
01:00:47
September 06, 2021
Teach Like a Champion 3.0 with Doug Lemov featuring a TLAC playlist
A welcome return to Naylor's Natter for Doug , we talk about TLAC 3.0 and we get an exclusive! Doug talks about the tracks that influenced him when he was writing the book and we play them for you. This is a Vinyl Suite exclusive! Teach Like a Champion 3.0 is the long-awaited update to Doug Lemov’s highly regarded guide to the craft of teaching. This book teaches you how to create a positive and productive classroom that encourages student engagement, trust, respect, accountability, and excellence. In this edition, you’ll find new and updated teaching techniques, the latest evidence from cognitive science and culturally responsive teaching practices, and an expanded companion video collection. Learn how to build students’ background knowledge, move learning into long-term memory, and connect your teaching with the curriculum content for tangible improvement in learning outcomes. The new version of the book includes: An introductory chapter on mental models for teachers to use to guide their decision-making in the classroom. A brand new chapter on Lesson Preparation. 10 new techniques Updated and revised versions of all the technique readers know and use A brand new set of exemplar videos, including more than a dozen longer “keystone” videos which show how teachers combine and balance technique over a stretch of 8 to 10 minutes of teaching. Extensive discussion of research in social and cognitive science to support and guide the use of techniques. Additional online resources, and supports Read this powerful update to discover the techniques that leading teachers are using to put students on the path to success.
01:04:12
August 28, 2021
Habits of Success: Getting Every Student Learning with Harry Fletcher-Wood
For students to benefit from lessons, they must attend, listen and try their best. But at times, almost all teachers struggle to manage classroom behaviour and to motivate students to learn. Drawing on decades of research on behavioural science, this book offers teachers practical strategies to get students learning. The key is students’ habits. This book reveals simple yet powerful ways to help students build habits of success. Harry Fletcher-Wood shows how teachers can use behavioural science techniques to increase motivation and improve behaviour. He offers clear guidance on topics such as using role models to motivate students, making detailed plans to help students act and building habits to ensure students keep going. The book addresses five challenges teachers face in encouraging desirable behaviour: Choosing what change to prioritise Convincing students to change Encouraging students to commit to a plan Making starting easy Ensuring students keep going Workshops, checklists and real-life examples illustrate how these ideas work in the classroom and make the book a resource to revisit and share. Distilling the evidence into clear principles, this innovative book is a valuable resource for new and experienced teachers alike. Blog: https://improvingteaching.co.uk/about/ Book  https://www.routledge.com/Habits-of-Success-Getting-Every-Student-Learning/Fletcher-Wood/p/book/9780367444983
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August 19, 2021
Teaching for Realists with Omar Akbar
We all know the education system has its flaws, but they shouldn't stand in the way of providing the very best learning experiences for your pupils. This book presents a ground-up approach to help you manage the obstacles you might encounter and implement day-to-day methods to maintain your love for the profession, teach effective lessons and ensure pupil progress. Omar Akbar, author of The (Un)official Teacher's Manual, offers a wealth of hard-won practical advice for avoiding frustration and developing teaching techniques that have a real impact in the classroom. Full of hilarious anecdotes and exploring hot topics such as pupil apathy, enriching the curriculum, Ofsted, data and behaviour, this book is a refreshing and uplifting take on what NQTs can do to have a happy, healthy and successful career in education – starting now. Contents: Introduction Why teaching is the best job in the world How to make the curriculum work How to overcome pupil apathy How to make paper work How to manage all things data How to survive against the Ofsted odds How to manage behaviour policies How to use rewards effectively How to build positive relationships with your pupils How to get the support you need How to be a happy teacher
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August 10, 2021
Shimamura’s MARGE Model of Learning in Action - In conversation with Nimish Lad
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 through which we can discuss learning. This book aims to bring the MARGE model to life through the use of case studies written by practising teachers, and examples taken from classrooms across a range of phases. Through taking each of the principles of MARGE in turn, this practical guide helps all teachers better understand how they can develop their practice and improve the impact they have with the students they teach 0Q2ZStvwKCsgMvIt2Ghn
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July 26, 2021
The best of the Vinyl Suite - Part 1
The vinyl suite is an opportunity for guests to share with listeners how music has influenced them and their career. Ideal for a run, walk or just a rest! Featuring: Nimish Lad Nikki Cunningham-Smith Halil Tamgumus 
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July 23, 2021
The Boy Question with Mark Roberts- How to teach boys to succeed in school.
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 literacy levels and a reluctance to read for pleasure or write at length. In this compelling book, Mark Roberts provides clear answers about how teachers can tackle ‘The Boy Question’. Each chapter answers a frequently asked question about how best to teach boys, outlining the issue and demonstrating what can be done about it. Informed by a wealth of research and the author’s personal experience of successfully teaching boys, this book offers an abundance of practical advice for the busy classroom teacher. It will shine a light on what makes boys tick and how we can design effective curriculums to ensure they can best acquire powerful knowledge. With practical advice and examples to help address anti-social attitudes and stem the cycle of boys’ underachievement, this is essential reading for all teachers and school leaders. Mark's books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Roberts/e/B08B4Z2FQH/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 Mark's podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/boys-dont-try-the-podcast/id1509601921
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July 15, 2021
The Action Hero Teacher- Classroom Management Made Simple with Karl C Pupé
TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR CLASSROOM Are 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, Karl C. Pupé shares his wealth of knowledge gained by working with some of London’s most challenging students. In his straightforward and conversational style, Karl will teach you: • The four types of students that are in every class and how to manage them • How to set rules your students will actually follow • The three most common teaching styles that will turn your class against you and how to avoid them • How to get respect and influence your students, quickly and easily • How to talk to your angriest learners, without freaking out And much more. It's not another dusty research paper that will take a month to read and a year to understand. This book is like your friend in the staffroom, ready with a warm cup of coffee and some wise words to share. The Action Hero Teacher will give you a no-nonsense roadmap that will make you less stressed and more confident going into your classroom. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Action-Hero-Teacher-Classroom-Management-ebook/dp/B07PFK6JYX/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Karl+c+Pupe&qid=1625170896&sr=8-1
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July 01, 2021
The Working Class with Ian Gilbert
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 no excuses and compliance , and that ignore the broader issues of poverty and inequality, is shared by many others across the sphere of education and this widespread disaffection has led to the assembly of a diverse cast of teachers, school leaders, academics and poets who unite in this book to challenge the status quo. Their thought-provoking commentary, ideas and impassioned anecdotal insights are presented in the form of essays, think pieces and poems that draw together a wealth of research on the issue and probe and discredit the current view on what is best for children from poorer socio-economic backgrounds. Exploring themes such as inclusion, aspiration, pedagogy and opportunity, the contributions collectively lift the veil of feigned equality of opportunity for all to reveal the bigger picture of poverty and to articulate the hidden truth that there is always another way. This book is not about giving you all the answers, however. The contributors are not telling teachers or school leaders how to run their schools, their classroom or their relationships the field is too massive, too complex, too open to debate and to discussion to propose off-the-shelf solutions. Furthermore, the research referred to in this book is not presented in order to tell educators what to think, but rather to inform their own thinking and to challenge some of the dominant narratives about educating the feckless poor. This book is about helping educators to ask the right questions, and its starting question is quite simple: how can we approach the education of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in a way that actually makes a difference for all concerned? Written for policy makers and activists as well as school leaders and educators, 'The Working Class' is both a timely survey of the impact of current policies and an invaluable source of practical advice on what can be done to better support disadvantaged children in the school system. Edited by Ian Gilbert with contributions from Nina Jackson, Tim Taylor, Dr Steven Watson, Rhythmical Mike, Dr Ceri Brown, Dr Brian Male, Julia Hancock, Paul Dix, Chris Kilkenny, Daryn Egan-Simon, Paul Bateson, Sarah Pavey, Dr Matthew McFall, Jamie Thrasivoulou, Hywel Roberts, Dr Kevin Ming, Leah Stewart, (Real) David Cameron, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, Shona Crichton, Floyd Woodrow, Jonathan Lear, Dr Debra Kidd, Will Ryan, Andrew Morrish, Phil Beadle, Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Darren Chetty, Sameena Choudry, Tait Coles, Professor Terry Wrigley, Brian Walton, Dave Whitaker, Gill Kelly, Roy Leighton, Jane Hewitt, Jarlath O Brien, Crista Hazell, Louise Riley, Mark Creasy, Martin Illingworth, Ian Loynd, David Rogers, Professor Mick Waters and Professor Paul Clarke. Here is the Spotify link I mentioned. Some crackers on there. This is the ITPress link to the book if it helps. This resource might be useful too from the ITL site.
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June 18, 2021
Feel Free to Smile- An episode on behaviour with Nikki Cunningham-Smith
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 their practice, take care of their mental health and implement behaviour management strategies that really work. Feel Free to Smile draws on anecdotes from Nikki's time as a teacher in alternative provision settings, as well as contributions from fellow professionals and current NQTs such as Ross Morrison McGill, Vivienne Porritt, Kemi Oloyede and Sarah Mullin. It provides practical strategies, tips and quick fixes for dealing with difficult behaviour and keeping your cool in testing situations. With advice on all aspects of behaviour, as well as reflective questions and space to jot down your thoughts, this book is the perfect companion if you’re feeling daunted by challenging behaviour and looking for an experienced voice to help lead the way.
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June 10, 2021
The Future of Teaching with Guy Claxton
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 Mind; Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning; The Wayward Mind; and Intelligence in the Flesh. Recent books in education include What's the Point of School?; Building Learning Power; and with Bill Lucas and others, New Kinds of Smart, The Learning Powered School; and Educating Ruby. Guy's Building Learning Power approach to teaching is widely used in all kinds of schools across the UK, as well as in Poland, Dubai, Indonesia, India, China, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina. The Naylor's Natter review: Guy Claxton speaks here with the authentic voice of a teacher and the knowledge of an esteemed academic. In this book , he presents the case for nuance and against the simple mindedness that is holding back education. As an avid reader of education books, I have noted the drift towards surface understanding and selective application of educational research. I have witnessed a cavalier attitude towards certain academic research being accepted as received wisdom ,whilst other types dismissed as folk tales produced by snake oil purveyors. The research and evidence movement risks becoming a parody of itself. Sweeping away edu myths whilst simultaneously creating its own through lethal mutations of Direct Instruction, cognitive load theory, retrieval practice and knowledge rich curriculum. Claxton presents a balanced , well-researched and up to date vision for the future of teaching . The middle ground may not be popular , nuance may well not sell out conferences but this pragmatic and accurate model of the future of education is well worth your time and money
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May 25, 2021
The Kindness Principle with Dave Whitaker
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 and compassion might just provide the cure. The Kindness Principle begins with the idea that relationships should be at the heart of behaviour management and culture, and sets out the ways in which the adoption of relational approaches can help create safer and happier schools. Schools where all staff and learners are valued and understood, where expectations and standards are high, and where kindness and acceptance matter. Dave Whitaker explores why it is so important to understand children – offering techniques and advice on how to work effectively with all children (even the most challenging and troubled ones) without resorting to zero-tolerance, no-excuses and consequence-driven practices. Dave also shares a wealth of real-life experiences from some of the most challenging schools in the country, along with research-informed insights that will help teachers understand children’s behaviour in a new light. To this end he provides a wealth of guidance to help develop effective practice and learn from people who have actually walked the walk and don’t just talk the talk. Furthermore, the topics covered in the book include: restorative approaches, unconditional positive regard, building personal resilience, structures and routines, and the ins and outs of rewards and sanctions. Suitable for teachers, school leaders and anyone working with children.
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May 14, 2021
Beyond Wiping Noses: Building an informed approach to pastoral leadership in schools with Stephen Lane
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 focus has inevitably been focused around pedagogy. However, with the well-documented increase in pupil anxiety and mental ill-health in recent times, there is also a pressing need for schools and teachers to embrace a more rigorous approach to pastoral care. In this urgently needed book, teacher and Head of Year Stephen Lane (aka Sputnik Steve) presents a case for developing a research-informed approach to the pastoral aspect of teaching. This approach is the result of Stephen's own explorations of pastoral practice-and in Beyond Wiping Noses he offers helpful advice on how to design a knowledge-rich pastoral curriculum that encompasses both knowledge of the self and knowledge of the other. Stephen expertly surveys the field of pastoral provision and leadership and provides practical takeaways around how schools can build an integrated approach to taking care of their pupils. He considers how pastoral routines can be embedded in the curriculum and developed to take account of cognitive load theory and Rosenshine's principles of instruction. The book also includes chapters focused on key pastoral considerations-such as safeguarding, behaviour, bullying, and wellbeing and mental health. Suitable for teachers, school leaders and anyone with a pastoral role in any school setting.
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May 07, 2021
Restorative Practice: Building relationships, improving behaviour and creating stronger communities with Mark Finnis
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 school exclusions, Mark Finnis – one of the UK’s leading restorative practice experts – is here to show you that there is another way. Drawing on his many years’ experience working with schools, social services and local governments across the country, Mark shares all you need to know about what restorative practice is, how it works, where to start and the many benefits of embedding a relational approach into any educational organisation that genuinely has people at its heart. Covering coaching circles and the power of doing things with (and not to) children and young people, to moving your values off lanyards and posters and into the lived experience of every member of the school community, this book sets out how restorative practice – when done well – can transform every aspect of school life. The book shares advice on how to put behaviour right when it goes wrong in a more positive, less punitive way, and, more importantly, on how to get it right and keep it right in the first place. Furthermore, it advocates an approach that is collaborative, empowering and positive – and ultimately geared to improve motivation, engagement and independent learning in even the hardest-to-reach young people. Suitable for school leaders, educators and anyone working with young people. Independent Thinking on Restorative Practice is one of a number of books in the Independent Thinking On … series from the award-winning Independent Thinking Press.
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May 01, 2021
TDT Takeover April
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 appointed by the Department for Education in England to be a new Lead provider for the new suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for school leadership. Find out more and sign up to get more information about delivering or participating in the new TDT National Professional Qualifications: https://bit.ly/3u3zCIn Download our working paper 'A Culture of improvement': https://tdtrust.org/coi/ Find out more about our Pedagogical Coaching Programme: https://tdtrust.org/pedagogical-coaching/ Sign up to our monthly newsletter to stay up to date with all things CPD: https://tdtrust.org/newsletter/
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April 30, 2021
Those who can, teach with Andria Zafirakou, MBE. The winner of the 2018 Global Teacher Prize
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’s most ethnically diverse places. She is passionate about education and changing the lives of young people and underserved communities through creativity. She has worked her entire teaching career of 14 years at Alperton Community School and was promoted to Deputy Head of Art within a year of her arrival. She is now Associate Deputy Headteacher leading on staff professional development. Using the prize money awarded by the Global Teacher prize, Andria founded a charity called Artists in Residence (AiR) with an aim to improve arts education in schools. Andria has also been named in the top ten of The Evening Standard's 1000 Londoners List, a list of the most influential people in London. She is a Culture Leader for the World Economic Forum's as well as a member of their Global Future Leaders Council. Andria sits on the Advisory board for the Cultural Leaders Alliance.
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April 24, 2021
Proactive Pastoral Care- Research and Evidence with Maria O'Neill
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 Education, University of Buckingham, @barnabylenon In writing this work, Maria has combined her pastoral passion with a deep empathy for children’s needs. Teamed with a forensic analysis of her subject matter, Maria has authored a 'must-read' text for anyone who cares about making pastoral care a priority. -- Andrew Cowley ― Deputy headteacher and author of 'The Wellbeing Toolkit', @andrew_cowley23 Proactive Pastoral Care resets the dial in the post-COVID world for what it means to educate and nurture young people in schools. Let this book be your practical guide in rediscovering how to build a culture of love and support which seeks to build capacity in our young people. -- Mike Buchanan ― Founder of PositivelyLeading, Chair of the European Positive Education Network, @PosiLeading Maria explores in a compelling way the importance of being proactive in our pastoral care structures, systems and practices. This fully researched and well-informed book should be invaluable to individuals and organisations committed to ensuring that our schools are supportive, caring communities in which pupils and staff thrive. -- Jill Berry ― leadership development consultant and former headteacher, @jillberry102 Maria has so much knowledge around mental health and pastoral support and has a real heart to make sure people get the care they deserve. Proactive Pastoral Care does not disappoint; filled with practical advice it is a book for anyone who is looking into the way they do pastoral care. Whether you are just starting out in pastoral support or have been doing these roles for years, this book will offer you something new and transform the way you deliver it. -- Hope Virgo ― author and founder of #DumpTheScales, @HopeVirgo This book will inspire and motivate everybody working with young people to develop a proactive approach to pastoral care that supports learners in achieving their full potential. -- Phil Jones ― National Chair of The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE), @PJEducation Maria has written a book which is very easy to read. As a governor, it has helped me formulate questions I can ask my school leaders about pastoral care in my schools. -- Naureen Khalid ― Trustee and governor, @5Naureen
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April 17, 2021
Graham Chatterley on Building Positive Behaviour
.In Building Positive Behaviour Graham Chatterley aims to get educators looking behind what is causing challenging behaviour by breaking down many of the potential causes. The book then offers a scaffold and sequence to build it all back up to meet the individual needs of all pupils. We should never be satisfied with some children falling through the cracks and with the right ethos and culture they won't. The change in this culture starts with staff. By increasing understanding of why challenging behaviour occurs it not only benefits the children but the staff also. Many staff take poor behaviour personally when in reality they had little to do with it. Children develop many survival strategies that often come in the form of a mask. This book will help staff to see behind that mask and hopefully reduce the need for it. With an empathetic approach based on validating children's feelings rather than fixing the behaviour the side effect is calmer classrooms and better learning for all.We have the blocks, let's build them! Instead of dealing with what's in front of us. with a rewards and sanctions based approach which will work for the majority. Let's use a sequential approach that works for all. The Strugglers, the Disruptors and the Disengaged alike. The 'Sequential Approach' offers another way that many educators have been looking for.In Building Positive Behaviour, Graham Chatterley challenges the reactive nature of those traditional systems in favour of a proactive response to behaviour, based on identifying and meeting the needs of the minority of pupils who find school sytems overwhelming. The book is overflowing with pupil examples of where the sequential approach has been used to positive effect , providing the reader with a scaffold, areas to prioritise, a sequence to follow and resources to help implement. This book is suitable for any educators who want a culture of prevention rather than cure.Graham is open and honest about his initial struggles trying to find his way in teaching and how that turned around, who were his inspirations and examples of people/schools who are doing it well right now.Anybody who wants to learn more about what is behind behaviour, looking for a blueprint of how to create a positive learning culture for all or anyone who is curious about their being another way, then this is the book for you.ReviewsThis is a brilliant, honest, brave, well-informed and eminently practical book. Graham has drawn from his wealth of experience in mainstream schools and alternative provision as well as his deep knowledge, to produce a really helpful guide to working with pupils who present what we sometimes call “challenging behaviour” (Graham prefers the term “dysregulated.”)Giving many examples from his own broad experience, Graham, who openly admits he didn’t always get it right himself, explains how and why a sequential approach can work to produce “calmer children, calmer classrooms, more learning.” Every now and then he interrupts himself with a “Pause for Thought” question, inviting us to reflect on our own practice.Particularly timely in 2020, as our children return from lockdown, this is a book for all seasons. I wish it had been around 30 years ago, because I too didn’t always get it right.JOHN COSGROVE, RETIRED HEADTEACHER, AUTHOR
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April 11, 2021
Stepping into Senior Leadership with Jon Tait
Biography Leader Jon is an influential and inspirational education leader who is currently deputy headteacher in a large and diverse North East secondary school. Jon’s innovative approach to school and organisational leadership challenges the habits that have gone before, looking at ways to improve education through change management. Jon graduated with his NPQH (National Professional Headteacher Qualification) in 2017. Teacher As a classroom teacher he has experience of working in 3 different North East schools for over 15 years. Trained as a Physical Education teacher, Jon taught both boys and girls PE for over 10 years before now teaching Computer Science. Jon is an expert in teaching and learning and is responsible for the strategic leadership of the quality of teaching in his school. Jon has also been recognised by Microsoft as one of their Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and forms part of their global educator visionary team, showcasing how technology can pave the way to better student outcomes. Author Jon regularly writes for his own education blog on topics about strategic school leadership and classroom pedagogy. He also is a regular education blogger for various UK education websites and contributes regular thoughts and think pieces on topical matters across the education landscape. He is also a published author for Bloomsbury Publishing writing 4 titles on education. Speaker Jon regularly presents at TeachMeets and teaching conferences both in the UK and internationally via Skype. This has included presentations to conferences in New York, Ohio and Dubai along with national conferences here in the UK. Jon also delivered a talk on the world famous TED stage in 2015, talking about ‘The Future of Learning’.
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April 10, 2021
EdTech Evidence and Research and the work of Just Like Us for LGBT+ young people
EdTech evidence discussion with: Dan Sandhu, co-founder of the EdTech Evidence Group and CEO of Sparx - @DanSandhu - dan.sandhu@sparx.co.uk  Murray Morrison, co-founder of the EdTech Evidence Group and CEO of Tassomai - @Tassomai - murray@tassomai.com  Details for EdTech Evidence Group - https://www.edtechevidence.com/   Just like us  The charity for LGBT+ young people – we work directly with schools and colleges to make education more inclusive through school talks, our Pride Groups programme and School Diversity Week.  Chief Exec Dominic Arnall chats to Phil 
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April 03, 2021
Roma Dhameja on Student Voice in a Diverse World
Roma has been in education for 9 years now after a career in Marketing. She started her blog noonetoldmehowtodothis.com Through it, she shares ideas, reviews, discusses Leadership and Professional development and generally hashes out thoughts to help her navigate the world of education. Through the blog she has found an incredible and supportive community on Twitter. Roma has been championing student voice for the past 5 years and believes that many of the answers to our most pressing questions in education can come through collaboration with students who have learnt the value of collective responsibility
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March 27, 2021
TDT Takeover March
This month's TDT Takeover  In this week's TDT Takeover edition of the Naylor's Natter podcast, we discuss the importance, impact and future of EdTech for teaching with TDT's Head of Education, Maria Cunningham, TDT Project Officer, Dave Price and Lampton School's Head of English, Richard Iglikowski-Broad. Download our working paper 'A Culture of improvement' and sign up for our upcoming video unpicking the findings with authors Maria Cunningham and Bethan Hindley: https://tdtrust.org/coi/ Sign up to our monthly newsletter to stay up to date with all things CPD: https://tdtrust.org/newsletter/
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March 27, 2021
Teacher Hug Book Club - Naylor's Natter Takeover
Featuring conversations with teachers and authors .  Please be aware this contains natural breaks where adverts come in during live show.
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March 20, 2021
Dave McPartlin on Daring to Dream
Who is Dave McPartlin? Dave McPartlin is the head teacher at Flakefleet Primary School. He gained notoriety when he and his students blew away judges and reached the finals on Britain's Got Talent in 2019. Before becoming head of Flakefleet Primary School, he was previously headteacher at St.Peter's CE Primary School in Lancashire. Dave and his students trail-blazed all the way to the finals, narrowly losing out on the coveted prize to Chelsea pensioner, Colin Thackery. His school's first performance was a rendition of Queen's hit Don't Stop Me Now. It brought judge David Walliams to tears, landed them a golden buzzer and an automatic place in the semi-final. Walliams said: "One of the most joyous things I have ever seen, full of unbridled joy, you’re a great teacher, you’re a great, great teacher."
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March 20, 2021
Halil Tamgumus (Mr T) on leadership, representation, diversity and back to school
Join Phil for this uplifting conversation with the wonderful Halil Tamgumus (Mr T). We take in: Leadership Growing up  Back to school  positives of social media Phil and High Noon's Vinyl Suite and we pick Halil's top 3 music choices that define him and his career. Genuinely, one of the best we've done!
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March 13, 2021
Anthony D with Emma Turner on Pastoral Care
Anthony D @AAnt26 CEO/Founder of @StandingOvproj Founder #YoungGentlemansProject Pastoral and Creative Arts Coffee shop owner
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March 05, 2021
TDT February Takeover
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February 26, 2021
Magic Weaving with Sir John Jones
There is a small and select band of educational professionals in the UK who have not only had their achievements recognised in the New Year’s Honours List, but who are also able to inspire others with their outstanding knowledge, passion and enthusiasm – Sir John Jones is one. Knighted in 2003 for his services to education, Sir John worked most of his professional life in challenging schools across the North West of England, his last post being the head-teacher of a large secondary school in Merseyside. His achievements and reputation for straight talking, leadership and creativity led him to be invited onto various organizations, panels and think tanks including the National College for School Leadership, the DfES’ Leadership Development Unit, the Teacher Development Agency’s National Remodelling Unit and visiting posts with both Manchester and Liverpool Universities.Principles Sir John is: I am committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals and in the sustained development of organisations by: Using fully my experience and knowledge. Helping people and organisations develop their vision for the future. Promoting collaboration within and between organisations. Teaching the power of positive goal-setting through hope and optimism. Enabling organisations to find their own solutions that work. Building capacity for sustainability. Providing on-going support from planning through to the realisation of the vision. Types of work Work in which John has been engaged: Presentations to groups of varying sizes and compositions, tailored specifically to the needs of the audience. Extensive follow-up work to ensure that any ideas are developed and embedded. Consultancy work on a full range of issues facing organisations, from short, technical consultancies to extended whole-organisation improvement processes. Research on all aspects of leadership and management in order to improve and enhance current practice. Support for action research projects. Commissioned bid-writing for Local Authorities. Chairing think tanks and leadership development groups The book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Weaving-Business-Finding-Learning-Teaching/dp/0956376029/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=59057008211&dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAiAgc-ABhA7EiwAjev-j6VVlqLAD-bM8jUe7ZsWZ7lCIvVAOBRXU2MWaazAcIEfYcauHbPfVRoCAlAQAvD_BwE&hvadid=259059100500&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9046715&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=1801148813880316383&hvtargid=kwd-314451253387&hydadcr=10808_1789872&keywords=the+magic+weaving+business&qid=1611921368&sr=8-1&tag=googhydr-21
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February 19, 2021
No Silver Bullets- Paul Ainsworth with Abby Bayford
There are no secrets to school improvement. There are no silver bullets and no magic answers. It is far less glamorous. It is a question of identifying numerous actions and applying effort ‘day in, day out’ to improve them. This book contains 89 strategies which leaders have successfully used in primary and secondary schools to make the difference to their pupils. 'This brilliant book is a ‘must have’ for any school leader. It is packed full of realistic strategies that can be adopted, adapted and implemented' - Sarah Paul, Headteacher, Wyberton Primary Academy. ‘Packed to the brim with practical advice for school improvement that is founded in his real-life work.’ - Jayney Cooksley, Headteacher, Briar Hill Primary School. ‘Really resonates with me, the strategies are particularly useful for new Headteachers and those working in stand-alone schools’ - Rebecca Walker, Primary Director, West Norfolk Academies Trust. ‘The title of the book is perfect – there are no ‘silver bullets’ but this strips the mammoth beast of school improvement back to a toolkit that focuses on doing fewer things really well. No bandwagons to jump on, just relentless consistency in tried and tested strategies to provide a great education for all learners.’ - Donna Tandy, Deputy Chief Executive, The Focus Trust. ‘Each page bristles with rich examples of school improvement,’Abby Byford, Director of the ATT Institute ‘Provides simple and easy-to-access advice to school leaders, will be very much welcomed by many,’Rowena Hackwood, CEO, Astrea Academies Trust 'This book is a must have for any school leader looking to bring about positive change, with tried & tested ideas.’Liz White, School Improvement Advisor. ‘Everything I know of Paul’s work is nothing but excellence and ‘No Silver Bullets is no different’Julie Keyes, The Education Consultant. ‘No Silver Bullets offers a valuable and pragmatic approach to ensuring that school improvement strategies ‘stick’. Grounded in Paul Ainsworth’s extensive experience and expertise, this book will be an invaluable resource to any school leader seeking to make sustainable improvements in their school community.’ - Zoë Elder, author of ‘Full On Learning’ ‘A book to not just read once but act as a reference, challenge and reflection as to where you are at on your School Improvement journey and context.' - Stephen Logan, Deputy Head, Malet Lambert School. ‘No Silver Bullets is an excellent guide to key strategies that really make a difference when it comes to school improvement from someone who “walks the talk” with school leaders each and every day.' - Gavin Booth, CEO, Infinity Academies Trust. ‘No Silver Bullets is a reassuring and realistic message that school improvement relies on day to day hard work and clear focus and not an external quick fix being adopted by the school.’ -Leann Lynch, Strategic Teaching and Learning Leader, L.E.A.D. Equate Teaching School Alliance. ‘I have supported over sixty schools in the last six years as I have worked in Director of School Improvement roles across for four Multi-Academy Trusts. I help Headteachers and school leadership teams make their school the best it can be. I rarely suggest drastic changes, instead on each visit, I look for little tweaks which will make the difference to their school. This book contains the suggestions that I make the most often. They are quickly adopted and help drive school improvement.' - Paul K. Ainsworth So whether you are a school leader or a system leader, read through the actions and see which of these small changes can make a big difference to your school.
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February 12, 2021
The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education with Michael Chiles
In the words of Bill Gates, 'We all need people who give us feedback. That's how we improve.' The art of giving feedback is widely recognised as one of the most powerful tools in education and equally one of the most variable aspects in the way it is applied. In The Feedback Pendulum, Michael aims to explore how the use of feedback has evolved over time, drawing on a combination of research and sharing experiences, and examples of best practices across the different phases of education to establish a culture of efficient and effective feedback that supports the teaching and learning cycle. This book will unpick the research, the experience of expert practitioners, and practical strategies in the different phases of education, including: the evolution of feedback over time; pre-school feedback; primary and secondary school feedback; specialist education feedback; parental feedback; and CPD feedback. Through the use of spotlights from teachers and an education psychologist's perspective interweaved throughout, Michael provides a manifesto for enhancing feedback in education.
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February 05, 2021
What's working well in remote education with Professor Daniel Muijs
Daniel Muijs is Head of Research at Ofsted. Prior to his current role, Daniel was Professor of Education at the University of Southampton, and Associate Dean Research and Enterprise in the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences. He also previously worked as Professor of Pedagogy and Teacher Development at the University of Manchester, Professor of School Leadership and Management at the University of Newcastle and as senior lecturer in quantitative research methods at Warwick Institute of Education. He is an acknowledged expert in the fields of Educational and Teacher Effectiveness and quantitative research methods and has published widely in these areas. He is co-editor of the journal 'School Effectiveness and School Improvement', and has held key advisory posts in a range of academic and professional organisations, including currently the executive council of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction and the Questionnaire Expert Group for the OECD TALIS survey. Daniel holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), an MSc in Managerial Economics (Catholic University of Leuven) and a BA in Communication Sciences (Catholic University of Leuven) OFSTED guidance  As we move into a third national lockdown, with remote education for most pupils once again the default, we are of course very aware of the heroic efforts of leaders, teachers and staff in developing remote education. Likewise, we know there are difficulties and challenges that schools, colleges and teachers face in doing so. This short guide, which draws on findings from our interim visits, research and literature review, aims to provide some useful tips. FULL TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE HERE https://wordpress.com/home/pna1977.wordpress.com
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January 29, 2021
Best evidence on supporting students to learn remotely with Simon Cox
Simon Cox is the Director of Blackpool Research School and in this episode will be discussing the best evidence on supporting students to learn remotely Blackpool Research School at St Mary’s Catholic Academy is an exciting development and part of the evidence-based journey that St Mary’s Catholic Academy has been on. We have supported schools at the forefront of making evidence-based practice the norm and Research School status is the natural next step for us. As the Research School for the Blackpool Opportunity Area, our aim is to develop an evidence-based profession, empowering teachers to use accessible tools based on research evidence to improve outcomes for all pupils. Our core purpose is to: Share and disseminate the very best of evidence-based practice to schools and teachers across Blackpool. Provide evidence-based training. Host conferences and events Support schools and work with Teaching Schools in the region Develop interventions and practices that help improve the life chances of pupils. The EEF's rapid evidence assessment examines the existing research (from 60 systematic reviews and meta-analyses) for approaches that schools could use, or are already using, to support the learning of pupils while schools are closed due to Covid-19. When implementing strategies to support pupils’ remote learning, or supporting parents to do this, key things to consider include: Teaching quality is more important than how lessons are delivered Ensuring access to technology is key, especially for disadvantaged pupils Peer interactions can provide motivation and improve learning outcomes Supporting pupils to work independently can improve learning outcomes Different approaches to remote learning suit different types of content and pupils This research was funded by The EdTech Hub – as part of the partnership between the EdTech Hub and the Education Endowment Foundation. It has been published as a global public good – to support the global response to the education impacts of COVID-19. The EdTech Hub is a Global Initiative led by the Department for International Development (DFID), The World Bank and The Gates Foundation.
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January 22, 2021
Blended and Remote Learning with Janice Allen
In this episode we discuss how Headteacher Janice Allen was an early adopter of a pioneering blended learning offering . Jan explains in detail: Rationale for the changes What model did you go for? What was the implementation plan? How did you bring your team with you? What have been teacher's and parents reactions (before Christmas) Have you now clicked into blended learning post Christmas? How are teachers and pupils adapting? What tips do you have for school leaders at the moment? We have 3 more specials in our blended learning series to come from Simon Cox (Blackpool Research School) , Daniel Muijs (OFSTED) and Doug Lemov.
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January 17, 2021
It takes 5 Years to become a teacher with Ros Wilson interviewed by Emma Turner
About Ros  Primary, middle, and secondary school teacher Extensive experience working with pupils for which English is an additional language (EAL) Many years in Senior Leadership Head of Primary overseas Advisor for Assessment for Kirklees Local Authority Primary Strategy Manager for Education Bradford 12 years as an Ofsted inspector Five years as an Advanced Skills Assessor 20 years as an independent consultant supporting schools Creator of Big Writing, VCOP, and The Criterion Scale Published several books on primary writing and assessment with Oxford University Press Publications Ros has written a number of publications on writing, talk, curriculum, and assessment. Her latest books are published by Oxford University Press. Ros has recently written an exciting and amusing biography which centres on her journeys and adventures through life. She is also working on a series of illustrated children’s books that are fun and educational. Twitter Ros is active on Twitter and has made many great friends and professional connections. Ros has also had the pleasure of speaking at many grassroots events such as BrewEds through colleagues met on social media. Ros was listed as one of the top ten educational voices. Chartered College Through Twitter, Ros has developed a lasting friendship with Dame Alison Peacock and Professor Sam Twiselton OBE, CEO and Vice President respectively. Ros is proud to be an Affiliate Member and strong advocate of the Chartered College for Teachers. BBC Teach In November 2019, Ros was delighted to participate in a BBC Teach Live Lesson. The topic was remembrance and covered cross curricular learning, the difficulty of discussing conflict and loss, and how to get children to think critically and analytically. She has since edited and proofed scripts for subsequent recordings. Harrow International Ros was proud to be on the Global Advisory Panel for Harrow International Schools. Take a look at their great work here.
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January 15, 2021
Rae Snape on leading, teaching and learning with Emma 'Turbo' Turner
A Headteacher since 2007 with a passion for improving outcomes and opportunities for young people & educators. I am passionate about Arts & Creativities in peoples' lives & the transformative power of Education to change the lives of individuals, communities, society & the world to make an even better place. I am proud to be an Ambassador for HundrEd and a Smiley Movement Host presenter. About Rae in her own words Hi Everyone! My name is Rae Snape. I am a Headteacher and National Leader of Education based in Cambridge, England.   I have been the Headteacher of the Spinney Primary School since 2007. The Spinney is a happy, welcoming, creative and OfSTED “Outstanding” school in Cambridge. The school has been described as "forward thinking and outward reaching" and we connect with the local, national and international ecosystem in order to secure an exciting, dynamic and successful curriculum for our pupils. The Spinney is a National Teaching School and the lead school of the Kite Teaching School Alliance. I am passionate about the positive and transformative power of Arts, Culture and Creativity in young people’s lives and the Spinney is proud to have achieved Arts Mark Platinum from Arts Council, England. Along with other key Cultural Leaders, I was one of the initiators of "My Cambridge" a Cultural Educational Partnership for the City bringing together The Universities, The City Council, County Council, Schools, Businesses and Enterprise. Objectives include ensuring more young people have experience of and participation in high quality cultural opportunities, access to Arts Award programmes and the chance to experience viable and exciting pathways into the Creative Industries. I am the Chair of Cambridgeshire School Improvement Board, and a member of Cambridgeshire Culture which, with support from the bridge organization Festival Bridge aspires to connect all the regional Local Cultural Education Partnerships to “Champion raised aspiration for Cambridgeshire, to include a cultural entitlement for all the County’s young people.” I am the Festival Designer of Cambridgeshire Festival of Education an annual optimistic celebration of teachers and teaching whihc takes place at the Faculty of Education Cambridge University. I have been a member of the Department For Educations’s Primary Headteachers’ Reference Group since 2010 and am the Vice Chair of this group. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. You can find me tweeting @RaeSnape and my mantra is #OnlyConnect
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January 08, 2021
The researchED Guide to Leadership: An evidence-informed guide for teachers with Tom Rees and Jennifer Barker
researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings. Claiming that the leadership industry has failed to have the impact on schools that is required, this book takes a fresh view that domain-specific knowledge and expertise is vital to running schools well and argues that we tend to underestimate the knowledge required to do this complex job efficiently. In the researchED guide to leadership, Stuart Lock brings together chapters by experts including Dylan Wiliam, Jen Barker, Danielle Dennis, Jon Hutchinson and The Reading Ape to unpick the challenges of school leadership, combining a thorough trawl of the research and mixing in practical advice to exemplify a very different approach to leading schools – one that is rooted in developing the required knowledge to address the challenges that are common to our schools. Jennifer Barker @Barker_J Dean of Learning Design at @Ambition_I Tom Rees @TomRees_77 Follows you Former Headteacher & Trust Education Director.Muggle. Sidekick. Exec Director - @Ambition_Inst
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January 01, 2021
The UK Ambassador for Happiness - Action Jackson with Emma Turner
Action Jackson” is the UK 🇬🇧 ambassador for happiness, running motivational workshops in schools, he founded Fixup Team in 2001. A group speakers that go into schools to motivate young people to be resilient. Action Jackson is a motivational speaker and a life coach who has worked with a vast range of people, from students, management teams of major corporations to individuals from different walks of life. Action Jackson has taken himself to a place where he is known as an expert in motivation and personal development, called upon by companies like Morgan Stanley, the NHS, Local Education Authorities, schools and colleges, he has assisted thousands of businesses and people to achieve their goals and live their Dreams, his seminars are described as mind blowing, entertaining and life changing. Specialties: Training and developing Leadership and excellence. Confidence Building,Life Management,Life Coaching, http://www.fixupseminars.co.uk/
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December 25, 2020
Top of The Pops 2020-Countdown of the most popular episodes of 2020
Here is a Christmas special countdown of the top 10 episodes of this epic year of 2020. Thank you to everyone for your support this year .We are looking forward to in 2021: Naylor's Natter-The Book!  Live Naylor's Natter monthly.  More and varied guests and interviews A transcription service for listeners to use interviews for school based CPD. Here are some links: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/when-the-adults-change-everything-changes-with-paul-dix/id1448601060?i=1000477663598 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/running-the-room-with-tom-bennett/id1448601060?i=1000490873012 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/power-culture-katie-ashford-pritesh-raichura-bbc-bitesize/id1448601060?i=1000476129897 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-learning-happens-dr-carl-hendrick-prof-dr-paul/id1448601060?i=1000471743293 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/boys-dont-try-with-matt-pinkett/id1448601060?i=1000462874698
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December 19, 2020
Fear Is The Mind Killer: Why Learning to Learn deserves lesson time - and how to make it work for your pupils
For the last 15 years, Dr James Mannion and Kate McAllister have been working to design, implement and evaluate the Learning Skills curriculum - a systematic approach to helping students become more confident, practice, self-regulated learners. An eight-year evaluation with the University of Cambridge revealed that Learning Skills led to significant gains in subject learning, with rapid gains among students from disadvantaged backgrounds. In this practical guide for teachers and school leaders, James and Kate reveal a recipe for success rooted in three key concepts: metacognition (reflecting on learning); self-regulation (taking ownership over the learning process); and oracy (developing high-quality speaking and listening skills). This is a book about what happened when a small team of teachers seized an opportunity to provide their students with the knowledge, the skills and the confidence to take control of their own learning. This journey began with a question: how and what would we teach, if there was no one watching? On the other side of fear is the teacher you want to be, and the children you'd like to teach…
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December 18, 2020
Retrieval Practice 2: Implementing, embedding & reflecting with Kate Jones
The research supporting retrieval practice is overwhelming; it is an effective and essential teaching and learning strategy. Leaders, teachers, students and parents all need to know about this strategy and how it can enhance learning. Retrieval practice is being widely used across schools and the research continues to shape classroom practice. After the success of Retrieval Practice: Research & Resources for every classroom, Kate Jones, an evidence-informed teacher and leader, takes the discussion further, going beyond the background, basics, and benefits of this strategy. This book focuses on the effective implementation of retrieval practice to support both teachers and leaders to ensure retrieval practice becomes firmly embedded in classroom routines. There are contributions from leading academics and a range of subject specialists reflecting, offering their wisdom and expertise as to how retrieval practice can be utilised to have a positive impact in the classroom and on outcomes. From the latest research to addressing common mistakes and tackling retrieval practice during a global pandemic, Retrieval Practice: Implementing, embedding & reflecting takes a fresh and in-depth look at this tried and tested technique. Pre-order here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Retrieval-Practice-Implementing-embedding-reflecting/dp/191362241X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1607539111&refinements=p_27%3AKate+Jones&s=books&sr=1-1
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December 11, 2020
The Leadership Factor with Drew Povey
Some leaders just have ‘it’. They walk into a room and you know that they are in charge. But how? What sort of person is so inspirational, that even when the chips are down they make their team feel like the strongest warriors, ready and willing to march over the hill into battle? Every successful CEO, world-beating sports captain and inspirational teacher exhibits the same characteristics: the 7Cs that together create the Leadership `it’ Factor; Curiosity, Change-ability, Charisma, Connection, Confidence, Collaboration and Courage. Taking each attribute in turn, Drew explains its necessity, and then guides the reader with steps and exercises on how to master it. With countless concise case studies from the world of business, education and global politics – some famous; some not so famous; many notorious – Drew draws lessons, guides development and paves the path to great leadership. Drew's website: https://drewpovey.co.uk/books/ We also have our regular TDT section and this week we have a segment on healthy schools
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December 04, 2020
Emma Cate on being a KS1 Phase Lead. Early Reading, Early Maths and the role of a Research Lead.
.This weeks edition of Naylors Natter sees Nimish Lad interview Emma Cate, part of the T&L and Curriculum team, as well as the Research Lead and Key Stage One  Phase Lead at Ore Village Primary Academy . Emma has a passion for teaching Maths, Early reading, and traditional teaching methods in EYFS, is a prolific blogger and runs TheSafeSpace. She is well known online for her knowledge rich Art curriculum blog. In this episode, Emma and Nimish discuss the importance of explicit teacher in the early learning of pupils. We also have our regular TDT and #teacher5aday section 
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November 27, 2020