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Teacher Talk

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Teacher Talk is a podcast created by two black female teachers talking all things education. This podcast is a safe space for likeminded professionals to share their stories and discuss ways we can make a difference in the educational system. We hope this podcast will give you an insight into life in the classroom.


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Episode sixteen - Why I set up my own virtual school with Andrea Bazemore

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Episode sixteen - Why I set up my own virtual school with Andrea Bazemore
Welcome back to another Episode of Teacher Talk, we will be bringing you monthly episodes on the first Friday of every month! In our new season, Teacher Talk interviewed Andrea Bazemore a Black Teacher from Texas who set up her own virtual school, with a view of making her school inclusive for staff and students. In this episode, she discusses the barriers she has faced and how she has overcome them to make the school what it is today.  Follow and keep up with The Black Apple School on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/blackappleschool/ Keep up and interact with Teacher Talk on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/teachertalkpodcast/
48:20
October 7, 2021
Episode fifteen - A year in Teacher Talk, has education made progress?
Welcome back to another episode of Teacher Talk. We have officially been running the podcast for a year, time has gone quick! In this episode, we discuss the impact current events have had on education and whether or not education has been progressive.  We also discuss school policies and whether they are up to date with how parts of society are progressing.  Happy listening x
37:08
June 18, 2021
Episode fourteen - What are ESN schools and have we moved forward since then?
Welcome back to another episode of teacher talk. We are back with another episode. This time, we discuss the ESN schools, predicted grades, and the continuous pressure the pandemic has had on teaching! Happy listening, continue to interact with us on our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/teachertalkpodcast/
34:55
June 4, 2021
Episode thirteen - What's it like to live and teach in the UAE?
Welcome back to another episode of teacher talk! In this episode, we are joined by Bettianna, a primary school teacher who has been living and teaching in the UAE for two years.  We share what it is like to actually live and teach here and how we came to the decision to come and live here. We hope it provides an insight into what it is like! Follow and interact with Betty on  https://www.instagram.com/turntteachers/ Happy Thursday and happy listening!
01:19:27
May 13, 2021
Episode twelve - being a Black woman in the education system.
Welcome back to another episode of teacher talk! We are coming up to halfway through the term, not long to go! In this episode, we discuss our experiences as Black women in the education system. We also discuss how at times, society erases the voices of Black women. This podcast is here as a safe space and to amplify our and others’ voices. Happy Thursday and happy listening!
35:39
March 4, 2021
Episode eleven - free school meals fiasco and more!
In this episode we catch up on the current events; remote learning, prioritising your peace, and the free school meals fiasco! Happy listening.
30:53
February 4, 2021
Episode ten - being the first born daughters of immigrants with homegirls unite
In this episode, we are joined by homegirls unite founded by Hanna and Yasin, we discuss friendship, education, the pressure of marriage and being firstborn daughters of immigrant families! Happy listening 
54:50
January 21, 2021
Episode nine - burnout and boundaries
And we are back...in episode nine we discuss what it has been like teaching during a pandemic in term one, teacher burnout, and creating boundaries to prevent burning out in term two! This term has only just started and has already put educators under a serious amount of pressure. We hope this episode provides you with some ideas on how to prevent burnout regardless of your profession. Keep listening and keep sharing and we look forward to bringing you more episodes in 2021! Teacher Talk
28:41
January 7, 2021
Episode eight - Why representation matters with Rahma Sesay
Welcome back to another episode of teacher talk, in this episode, we discuss why representation is important for ALL students and whether we should continue to have BHM.
51:46
October 22, 2020
Episode seven - my journey to becoming a teacher with Emmanuel Awoyelu
Welcome back to another episode of Teacher Talk, in this episode we had the privilege of sitting down with Emmanuel, a teacher, SENCO and governor, and all-around inspirational person. We discussed his journey into becoming an educator, the juggling act that we face as educators, and his own educational experience.  Keep listening and sharing and enjoy this episode!
01:12:34
October 8, 2020
Episode six - How the British education system failed me as a student and a teacher
In this episode of teacher talk we interviewed Sarah Olubunmi about her journey through the British education system as a student and teacher. It was a pleasure to share experiences and hear her story. 
55:32
September 24, 2020
Episode five - What a year to be a teacher
Welcome back to the new term and what a start it is! In this episode we catch up on what has been going on in the world, updating you on what we’ve been up to and plans for the next episodes! Happy listening
23:39
September 10, 2020
Episode four - Being a young, Black, British girl in the education system.
In this episode we have an open and honest discussion on what it’s like being a Black girl in the British education system. Have a listen and stay tuned for part two!
31:45
July 30, 2020
Episode three - Parenting in lockdown with Margarita Tan
This episode we talk about what it’s like being a parent in lockdown and having to homeschool kids! We interviewed Margarita, an English teacher and mother of two! She shares her experiences and tips with us!
31:24
July 16, 2020
Dismantling the fear culture around uncomfortable conversations in schools.
In this episode we discuss the channel 4 documentary, “The School That Tried To End Racism,” how to tackle fear culture and creating safe spaces for staff and students.
40:33
July 2, 2020
Episode one - Introducing ourselves and our experiences.
Welcome to Teacher Talk, in this episode we introduce ourselves and talk about some of our experiences as students and as teachers. We also discuss potential ways the education system can move forward.
36:25
June 17, 2020