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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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The Grand Finale. The Behaviour Manual with Sam Strickland and High Noon.
The Behaviour Manual – An Educator's Guidebook offers over 100 strategies, approaches and teaching methods that will help any school, leader, middle leader, teacher, ECT or ITT to pro-actively lead on behaviour. It has been designed to help the entire profession and anyone at any level and all ranges of experience. The book is divided into three broad sections. Section one examines the role of the Mothership (the school) and the role that leaders at any level can play. Section two looks at the role of the Satellites (the key areas that make up the school) and the integral role that middle leaders play. The final section looks at the micro level, focusing on the role that teachers play and offers a plethora of approaches teachers can employ. Each of the 100+ strategies is unpacked over a one or two-page spread. Within each spread is an outline of what the approach is, it is then unpacked to detail how it works or can be applied and each spread finishes with a cautionary warning and an advice tip. This book is deliberately written to help, to offer support, to offer advice and there is, bluntly, no waffle, no padding and no fluff. If you want a book that you can pick up, easily read and digest a key approach or strategy in less than 5-10 minutes then this is for you. It is grounded in expertise, experience, research and deliberately written in a clear, straightforward and open style that leaves you in no doubt regarding how any of the given approaches works and could be employed in your school setting. 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 four 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, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into five key areas – behaviour, leadership, pastoral care, CPD, and the future of teaching and learning – this book is perfect for primary and secondary ECTs, 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.
01:27:46
July 16, 2022
Simplicitus with Emma Turner
Primary curriculum design has been in sharp focus in recent years. After leading on curriculum design and effective subject leadership for 24 years across multiple schools, Emma has written the handbook for both the complex thinking which underpins primary curriculum design and provided the practical models to make it work. There is much advice out there for primary schools but much is often dominated by voices not trained or experienced in primary practice. Emma outlines the unique considerations needed for designing and implementing a rich, high-quality curriculum which serves our youngest learners – a blend of academic thinking, educational research, the wisdom of decades of primary experience and a true love of the unique nature of primary. Primary curriculum design is a unique knowledge domain of its own and Emma explains and explores how this knowledge and the thinking around it needs to be championed and implemented through both academic and child development lenses. Rooted in experience, underpinned by successful approaches implemented in hundreds of schools – curriculum design in primary is complex and nuanced but it can also be 'Simplicitus'. @naylorsnatter and Naylor's Natter no longer have any association with rED Blackpool following the cancellation of the 2022 event. We wish the organisers well with future events. 
59:55
July 11, 2022
Why I'm ending the podcast- T and T crossover special
A great discussion on why after 3 years , Naylor's Natter is coming to an end. I am now focussing on writing. We discuss the new Naylor's Natter book and how to design your own #cpd  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 four 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, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into five key areas – behaviour, leadership, pastoral care, CPD, and the future of teaching and learning – this book is perfect for primary and secondary ECTs, 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.
01:05:55
June 25, 2022
Tools for Teachers with Ollie Lovell
If the sky was the limit, what would you do to become the best educator that you can be? In 2016, Ollie Lovell asked himself this same question, and concluded that asking the world’s foremost leaders in education what they do would be a great place to start. So he did just that! Over the past five years, Ollie has spoken to sixty of the world’s most prominent teachers, leaders, and education researchers. Based upon interviews with Tom Sherrington, Anita Archer, Dylan Wiliam, John Hattie, Judith Hochman, Jay McTighe, Tom Bennett, Bill Rogers, Daniel Willingham, and many more, this book summarises the most useful techniques, strategies, and mental models from sixty in-depth conversations, and presents them in a clear and actionable form for you to start improving your teaching and learning from the first page.
01:05:60
June 06, 2022
Wellbeing and Leadership with Headteacherchat
Welcome to HeadteacherChat-A Professional Network for School Leaders. 👋 The Network for School Leaders. Hosted by Lucy & Jonathan Coy Planner and more: https://shop.headteachers.org/ Naylor's Natter 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 four 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, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into five key areas – behaviour, leadership, pastoral care, CPD, and the future of teaching and learning – this book is perfect for primary and secondary ECTs, 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=1IVHBGLD9U6I0&keywords=naylors+natter+book&qid=1653225460&sprefix=Naylor%27s+n%2Caps%2C121&sr=8-1
01:02:03
May 23, 2022
Parklands- A School built on love with Chris Dyson
If anything can bind together nearly 400 pupils and 100 school staff in challenging circumstances, it’s love. And love is in plentiful supply at Parklands. The pupils at Parklands Primary School, located on the Seacroft estate in Leeds, often face significant hardship. Children start at the school significantly behind their peers nationally, especially in terms of their language and literacy. Yet the school is famed for outstanding learning – both in terms of Ofsted judgement and, more importantly, in achieving amazing outcomes for its learners. In this inspiring book, head teacher Chris Dyson shares the story of how he has steered the school towards the seemingly impossible educational dream of high achievement, personalised support and complete inclusion. He explains how the school setting can be a place where there is love but also hope and relentless ambition for children, and reflects on the steps that he and his staff have put in place to make this a reality for Parklands’ pupils. Chris delves into how this culture and climate of love drives behaviour and decision-making throughout the school – and, as a result, how this creates a safe, loving environment in which all of its learners can thrive. Chris also provides insights into how the leadership team goes about raising funds for the school, and how they choose to spend it on both curricular and extracurricular projects. And, furthermore, how the school broadens its pupils’ experiences and cultural capital by means of residential trips, in-school productions, and sports and arts provision. An uplifting read for all teachers and school leaders. Chapters include: Chapter 1: Love Chapter 2: Leadership Chapter 3: Learning Chapter 4: Fun Day Friday and the Best Seats in the House Chapter 5 Looking After Your Staff Chapter 6 Achievement Chapter 7 Parents, Community and Family Chapter 8 Taking Care of Business 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 four 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, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into five key areas – behaviour, leadership, pastoral care, CPD, and the future of teaching and learning – this book is perfect for primary and secondary ECTs, 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.
48:48
May 16, 2022
No excuses with Alison Colwell
Anyone who cares about education – and especially those in charge of it – should read this brilliant book.” – Iain Dale ***FROM THE PUBLISHERS*** An unputdownable true account of how a tenacious head teacher led one of the most challenging schools in the country to excellence. No Excuses charts an extraordinary principal’s journey in diary form from the moment she took over at a failing secondary school in a deprived area of the country, where less than a quarter of children attained five or more A*–C GCSEs, and how she set about the gruelling task of transforming its reputation using her zero-tolerance, tough-love approach. Armed only with a wicked sense of humour, fearless energy and a powerful vision, Alison Colwell put in place a stringent set of rules, including a strict uniform policy and a complete ban on mobile phones, provoking resistance and hostility from some parents, the wider community and on social media. This is the darkly funny, moving story of how, together, teachers and their – often troubled – pupils rebuilt a school and community, with an inspirational head at the helm. Charming, touching and full of brilliant leadership advice, this is the diary of the woman the Daily Mail labelled Britain’s strictest head teacher. 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 four 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, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into five key areas – behaviour, leadership, pastoral care, CPD, and the future of teaching and learning – this book is perfect for primary and secondary ECTs, 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.
52:42
May 06, 2022
The Lone SENDCO with Gary Aubin
rED Blackpool- Tickets available  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researched-blackpool-2022-tickets-313938607827?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb Research by the Seaside is BACK! researchED Blackpool returns for its third year following enormously successful conferences in 2018 and 2019. Both previous conferences SOLD OUT – so book early to avoid disappointment! As always, expect for an exciting day packed full of research-informed practice from speakers from both primary and secondary backgrounds. The SENDCO role can feel quite isolating. SENDCOs know more than anyone in their setting about SEND, so who do they go to when they need support? Especially when new to the role, who do you turn to when tackling a problem or looking for inspiration? The Lone SENDCO answers over 300 questions that SENDCOs grapple with, whether experienced or new: How should outcomes be worded? Do I get longer to respond if I receive a consultation in the holidays? How shall I structure my inclusion department? How do I assess SEND for a child with EAL? How should I be working with my school’s Careers Officer? How do I motivate disengaged learners? What do Ofsted look for in an inspection? Split helpfully into easily-workable sections, this reference book can be picked up and dipped into, whatever the priority. Whether it’s organising an annual review for the first time, taking your partnership with parents to the next level or linking your work in SEND to cognitive science, The Lone SENDCO tackles the questions you have and the answers you need. Sections include: EHCPs and annual reviews, working with parents/carers, statutory compliance and legislation, strategic thinking as a SENDCO, identification and assessment of SEND, supporting transition for pupils, working with pupils, Ofsted developing my knowledge as a SENDCO, funding for SEND, teaching and learning, exam access arrangements, understanding data, tracking progress, managing a SEND register, understanding the SENDCO role, challenging decisions around placement and provision, CPD as a SENDCO, SEND as a whole-school issue, working with TAs, working with external partners, provision mapping, interventions, troubleshooting and a guide to types of need.
01:08:17
April 18, 2022
The Excludables with Kat Stern
ResearchED Blackpool 2022 tickets NOW AVAILABLE  Research by the Seaside is BACK! researchED Blackpool returns for its third year following enormously successful conferences in 2018 and 2019. Both previous conferences SOLD OUT – so book early to avoid disappointment! As always, expect for an exciting day packed full of research-informed practice from speakers from both primary and secondary backgrounds. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researched-blackpool-2022-tickets-313938607827?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb When it comes to 'The Excludables', it is time to shake up the debate. Students who are excluded from school, and society, are at a higher risk of being incarcerated. They are more likely to have mental health difficulties, special educational needs, live in poverty, have social care involvement and they disproportionately come from certain ethnic groups. This book pulls on all those threads using up to date research and establishes a deeper understanding of how and why these things affect school behaviours. The factors that lead to exclusion are complex, and this book meets that challenge head on, including the kinds of “crunchy bits” that are usually avoided at all costs, such as children who are high in callous-unemotional traits, and trauma-informed approaches in prison education. Written by an experienced educator and behaviour consultant, this book steps away from the worn-out discourse that surrounds behaviour in schools, and away from the notion that educators are the only relevant experts. Get ready to explore genetics, bias, epistemic trust, and the human stress-response system; all examined through the lens of the realities of behavioural challenge faced by educators every day. This is a read that will confront everyone in some way. 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 four 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, Pritesh Raichura and Mary Myatt. Divided into five key areas – behaviour, leadership, pastoral care, CPD, and the future of teaching and learning – this book is perfect for primary and secondary ECTs, 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=236NLR5CLI0E6&keywords=naylors+natter+book&qid=1649532820&sprefix=naylor%2Caps%2C68&sr=8-1
01:00:34
April 11, 2022
The Complete Guide to Pastoral Leadership with Amy Forrester
This isn’t your average book about pastoral care – it is a no-nonsense exploration of the knowledge base that excellent pastoral practitioners, be they aspiring, new, or experienced, need to excel in their roles. Written for teaching and non-teaching pastoral leaders alike, this book combines theory, evidence, and research with best practice and on-the-job experience to help you on the way to becoming the very best pastoral leader that you can be. It is written for pastoral leaders by a current pastoral leader, reflecting the reality of our roles – the extraordinary pressures and challenges that we face, sometimes in just getting through the day. 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, 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.
57:26
March 07, 2022
Kindness Matters with John Magee
Kindness Matters Founder – John Magee My name is John Magee AKA The Kindness Coach and Founder of Kindness Matters. I have been teaching kindness and wellbeing to school children and teachers since 2010.My motivation and passion for education began after the credit crunch of 2008, when I lost my family business, my marriage broke down and I battled bankruptcy and consequentially deep depression.I was given the opportunity by Community Business Partner CIC CEO, Amanda Meachin, and Darwen Community Academy Headteacher, Brendan Loughran, to speak at an event called Inspiring Communities.Looking back, never would I have imagined the impact this talk would have across the UK in raising awareness around mental health.The talk gave me the visibility and opportunity to create an AQA accredited PSHE course, to quickly become a best-selling author of Kindness Matters, be recognised as an inspirational speaker and develop online courses that would go on to transform staff and pupils’ wellbeing with kindness at the heart of insets and pupil interventions.In 2012, I formed Kindness Matters to share that knowledge with others, to lead healthier and happier lives inside and outside of school.A bit more about me:AQA PSHE curriculum designer School governor North West Community Cohesion Award Winner NLP Coach & Mentor to leaders in education Best selling author of Kindness Matters Dad to three wonderful children I hope you find this website and the resources I share helpful for pupils and staff to understand the many ways we share and receive kindness! Thank you for your kindness,John Kindness Matters “If you read one book this year to help transform your life and the lives of others… this has to be it!” – Hal Elrod, #1 bestselling author, The Miracle Morning When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.
42:44
February 28, 2022
'What Every Teacher Needs to Know: How to embed evidence-informed teaching and learning in your school' with Jade Pearce
Book exclusive- Jade's summary The book has three parts. In part one I have attempted to summarise twenty of the most seminal pieces of education literature. I hope this part of the book will make learning about evidence-informed teaching more accessible. This includes a summary and takeaways for teaching. The final section of the book then looks at how schools can embed evidence-informed teaching and develop an evidence-informed culture. It begins with an account of the research and literature in this area and then details my school’s journey over the past six years. I have also included case studies from two more school leaders and hope this will show a range of ways in which schools can reach this goal.Part two brings together the research on what I believe are six of the most important areas of evidence-informed teaching. The aim here was to summarise the (in-depth) research on each of these aspects as succinctly and accurately as possible, allowing readers to gain an in-depth knowledge of the most important elements of each strategy. I have also tried to bridge the gap between evidence and practice by providing practical examples of how these strategies may be implemented in the classroom. Naylor's Natter-the book  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Naylors-Natter-collective-teachers-education/dp/1472992466/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1U37HJT711RE8&keywords=naylors+natter&qid=1644856551&sprefix=Naylor%27s+na%2Caps%2C86&sr=8-3 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.
55:58
February 21, 2022
The Juggling Act- Leadership and Life with Professor Toby Salt
Being a leader in education is an always-on job. There’s always more to do, more staff and children to help. So how can a leader ensure that they are doing the right things, at the right time, without burning themselves out? Professor Toby Salt has worked in some of the hardest, most stress-inducing jobs in the wider education space, as well as juggling a large family. How did he make it work? Sometimes with great techniques, sometimes with bitter experience. The Juggling Act gives leaders in education and the wider public sector clear advice about how to manage the constant juggling act of professional and personal life. It reveals how to handle the logistics of management life: meetings, time management, technology. As well as how to handle the emotional parts: births, deaths, redundancies, missing your kids’ important moments, sticking to your values, and everything in between. It is an accessible read filled with anecdotes humour and experience. Naylor's Natter- The book 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.
01:13:60
February 06, 2022
Must do better with Harry Hudson
Must do better challenges this damaging and pernicious status quo. It examines the origins of our problem with teaching, it shines a light on the exciting reality of teaching in the 21st century, and it charts a new course for the image of the modern teaching profession. The book is written to be easily read by the general reader, because ultimately it is with the general reader – the parent, the employer, the politician – that lies the power to effect the change that society needs. We can and we must change the image of teaching for the better. Launch event https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/must-do-better-book-launch-tickets-238376469437 Naylor's Natter- The Book Pre-order available  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.
44:13
January 31, 2022
Must do better- Video taster version with Harry Hudson
We have a serious problem with the image of teaching in this country. In the eyes of many, teaching is not truly a profession akin to other professions. In the popular imagination, it is not on a par with medicine, law or accountancy, engineering, architecture or business. It is not held in the same esteem as careers which are of equivalent importance to society. Must do better challenges this damaging and pernicious status quo. It examines the origins of our problem with teaching, it shines a light on the exciting reality of teaching in the 21st century, and it charts a new course for the image of the modern teaching profession. The book is written to be easily read by the general reader, because ultimately it is with the general reader – the parent, the employer, the politician – that lies the power to effect the change that society needs. We can and we must change the image of teaching for the better. Launch event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/must-do-better-book-launch-tickets-238376469437
20:55
January 29, 2022
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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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/
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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
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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.
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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.
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November 08, 2021