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56 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Virtually Teachers episode 16: a conversation with Mike Hill
0.00-0.41: Introduction 0.41-24.26: introducing Mike and an exploration of his ideas on world building 24.26-43.44 : a discussion about the 'knowledge turn' 43.44-52.49: the tension between construction and deconstruction across a curriculum 52.49-end: recommendationsMike: People From My Neighbourhood by Hiromi KawakamiSimon: get in the garden and the new book by Lionel ShriverDavid: The Story of India by Michael Wood You can find more of Mike's work here:https://www.history.org.uk/publications/resource/9922/curating-the-imagined-past-world-building-in-the https://intheoldendays.home.blog/2020/04/28/world-building-what-can-history-teachers-learn-from-imaginary-realms/
59 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Episode 15: Are GCSEs fit for purpose?
0.00-1.16: introduction1.16-22.23: What does assessment mean to us?22.23-53.50: Are GCSEs fit for purpose?53.50-end: Recommendations Chloe: https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week13/britains-tiger-kings-trail-ross-kemphttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000tzg6/louis-theroux-shooting-joe-exoticRachel:Instagram and Ruth Brownleehttps://www.instagram.com/shetlandruthie/?hl=enSimon:Anatomy of Scandal by Sarah Vaughn The Pattern Seekers by Simon Baron-CohenJacob:Les Miserables by Victor HugoDavid:The Ezra Klein Show (podcast)https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/isabel-wilkerson-wants-to-change-how-we-understand/id1081584611?i=1000488978920https://www.nytimes.com/column/ezra-klein-podcast
53 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Virtually Teachers episode 14: Remote learning
0.00-1.02: Introduction to the episode1.02-17.48: How have we helped our students to feel more connected in an online context? 17.48-31.24: What approaches have we found to be most succesful in overcoming the challenges of remote teaching?This section draws on Doug Lemov's new book on remote teaching which can be published here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teaching-Online-Classroom-Surviving-Thriving-ebook/dp/B08HGXDBT9/ref=sr_1_1?crid=AN8D96WBNRLQ&dchild=1&keywords=lemov+remote+learning&qid=1613418301&sprefix=lemov+remo%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-131.24-49-20: How can we make sure we are not doing 'busy work' for the sake of appearances and make our provision as lean and effective as possible? This section draws on this excellent blog by Kat Howard: https://saysmiss.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/justification-for-busy-work/49.20-end: Lockdown suggestionsChloe: It's a Sin on Channel 4https://www.channel4.com/programmes/its-a-sinRachel: Yoga with Adriene https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadrieneSimon: No Time Like the Future by Michael J Foxhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Like-Future-Considers-Mortality/dp/1472278461/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1M4O0VBX03LB6&dchild=1&keywords=michael+j+fox+no+time+like+the+future&qid=1613418405&sprefix=Michael+J+Fo%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1Jacob: 1776 by David McCullough https://www.amazon.co.uk/1776-America-Britain-at-War/dp/0141021713/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=1776&qid=1613418437&sr=8-1David:1: Jacob Keet's videos (see our twitter account)2: The Beautiful Risk of Education by Gert Biestahttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Beautiful-Risk-Education-Interventions-Philosophy-ebook/dp/B0184CBP1I/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=biesta&qid=1613418506&sr=8-2
25 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Virtually Teachers episode 13: Festive reflections
0.00-01.07: Introduction to the episode01.07-5.53 : Jacob's reflection5.53-10.53: Simon's reflection10.53-18.13: Rachel's reflection18.13-21.09: David's reflectionFestive recommendationsRachel: John Patrick Elliott https://johnpatrickelliott.bandcamp.com/album/december-songs?fbclid=IwAR2OHomNsnBpTZV3l0o_5Mv8pfh9Sq4c3xNVGeMtpsAcjQaCCFYiiIxOizsSimon: A Promised Land by Barack Obama Jacob: Any Human Heart by William BoydDavid: Like Stories of Old on YoutubeIt's a Wonderful Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ7n4bOLNwc&ab_channel=LikeStoriesofOldWho we are when everything goes wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT_sKGbP1yY&ab_channel=LikeStoriesofOldJacob's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/keet1579
41 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Virtually Teachers episode 12: Reflections on the term
0.00-0.45: Introduction0.45-25.39: Reflections and changes in our curricula/practice25.39-35.48: Practical tips for teachers 35.48-end: RecommendationsJacob: Fires of Fath by Eamon Duffy Chloe: Office Lens (app)Rachel: My Octopus Teacher David: Queen's Gambit Zaiba: Teaching to Transgress by Bell Hooks
53 minutes | Sep 26, 2020
Virtually Teachers episode 11: Behaviour
0.00-1.03: Introduction1.03-30.21: What are the keys to great behaviour at a school level?30.21-43.23 : Tips for managing behaviour in the classroom43.23-50.54 : How have we adjusted our practice to meet the current moment?50.45-end: Weekly recommendationsJacob: Dune by Frank HerbertSimon: Fuel What Matters podcast (hosted by Simon and others)https://open.spotify.com/show/6d4BR0iSBXsAmB1biSQNZw?si=NO6GiPBhScGBJwfbKyjRRg#:~:text=The%20Fuel%20What%20Matters%20Podcast,professional%20athlete%20journeys%20and%20more!Rachel: Criminal MindsDavid: James Baldwin episode of Throughlinehttps://www.npr.org/2020/09/14/912769283/james-baldwins-fire
48 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Episode 10-The NQT year
0.00-0.55: Introduction0.55-48.01: Top tips for NQTsWeekly recommendations:Jacob: Baudolino by Umberto EcoChloe: Discounts for teachers. You can get 35% off an Emma Mattress!https://www.discountsforteachers.co.uk/Simon: Teacher Man by Frank McCourt and Hoodies All Summer by CanoRachel: 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi David: Autumn by Ali Smith
53 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Virtually Teachers episode 9-A recovery curriculum?
0.00-1.09: introduction1.10-21.12: what makes a good PSHE curriculum? 21.13-48.41: Do we need a recovery curriculum? What should it look like? Blogs and resources that Rachel referred to: https://schoolsweek.co.uk/a-recovery-curriculum-or-recovery-conversations/?fbclid=IwAR3QOl4_Xm-WiGanyfkwfEbUUN1Bm8MhlQLsNP4nhy2zrdYHgk_P4P_d9zkhttps://marymered.com/2020/04/14/five-ways-to-help-children-heal-when-schools-reopen/?fbclid=IwAR1PjcwkebFSsp9trv8swOyXBzbZyVkiK7pd_N13HWczL6Mb5L8Y3sJpUrkhttps://bigeducation.org/lfl-content/a-roadmap-for-renewal/?fbclid=IwAR0GZ-XdfgGZWGncvaID85TwhO3mOmLVTAtC2uRHwQ4H0OvHvkqR1F34NzM48.42-end: weekly recommendations: Chloe: Parks and Recreation (the best sitcom ever made)Rachel: a request for reading material! Tweet @scillyteacherSimon: The Plot Against America (TV series) and being outside/running up hillsJacob: his recent youtube episode on his trip to Istanbul (link below)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFkSOZx14kE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0MJS8vxGmm2ZazEgf68gXggtJ2D2JX23yIHXu75P3bGbHAiY5tTj7iKboDavid: the film music of Ennio Morricone and the beautiful recent piece in the New York Times by US civil rights icon John Lewis (published postumously)https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/john-lewis-civil-rights-america.html
60 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
Episode 8: What makes a great school leader?
0.00-0.58: Introduction0.00-18.11: What makes a great school leader? 18.11-34.14: What are the leadership traps to avoid? 34.14-54.31: What makes good curriculum leadership?54.31-end: Lockdown suggestionsChloe: Benidorm (TV series)Rachel: The Norman Conquest by Marc MorrisJacob: In Defence of History by Richard EvansSimon: Conrad Thompson's WWE podcasts David: The New York Times Daily podcast
65 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
Episode 7-How can we help to decolonise the curriculum?
0.00-1.20: introduction to the episode and to our guest Zaiba Patel1.20-20.39: What can individual teachers do to address racism? 20.40-42.38: How can we avoid destructive silences in our curricula? 42.39-1.01.17: What needs to happen on a wider/systemic level for the moment to lead to meaningful change?1.02-20-Lockdown recommendationsZaiba: Natives by Afua Hirsch Rachel: Sugar and Blood by Andrea StuartSimon: Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods (film on Netflix)Jacob: The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins David: The Good Fight on Amazon Prime We also referred to a number of resources this week and many of them can be found at the links below:EqualiTeach: https://equaliteach.co.uk/Arthur Chapman's presentation on Public Understanding of the Past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO3z9voyvCUJustice to History podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-461660784/j2h-podcast-1-anti-racism-and-the-history-classroom-the-challenges-for-knowledge-and-pedagogy-in-2020Resources on teaching African history: https://africankingdoms.co.uk/
42 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Episode 6: What are the realisations that have shaped our teaching?
0.00-0.57: Introduction0.57-1.50: Introduction to this week's discussion1.50-12.36: Simon's reflection12.36-20.36: Rachel's reflection20.36-30.49: Jaco'b reflection30.49-36.30: David's reflection36.30-end: Lockdown suggestions:Rachel: Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the LightSimon: The novel Rhodam and David Olusoga's Black and British Jacob: Britain BC (book about prehistoric Britain) David: Detectorists (TV show available on BBC Iplayer) The music is by our very own Jacob Keet!
49 minutes | May 21, 2020
Episode 5-What are the solutions to the workload and retention crisis?
0.00-0.50: Introduction0.50-22.00: What can individual teachers do to mitigate the workload issue and ensure that they don't burn out? 22.00-34.45: What are the systemic and cultural issues that drive excessive workload?34.45-45.42: What might be effective in tackling the workload issue at a school level? 54.42-end: Lockdown recommendationsChloe: Hollywood on NetflixRachel: Teacher Tapp (teacher polling app)Simon: counterfactual novel Rhodham and The Last Dance (again)Jacob: SPQR by Mary Beard David: Normal People on BBC Iplayer
45 minutes | May 15, 2020
Episode 4-How far should the present shape the history that we teach?
0.00-0.54: Introduction to the episode0.54-13.48: Are there any events/people/topics that we think we will teach differently because of he pandemic?13.48-20.33: How do we navigate the tension between a curriculum with expanatory power while not inserting our own perspectives in a problematic way? 20.33-40.00: The Big History Project40.00-44.37: Lockdown suggestionsChloe: #Curricularium remote CPD. Tweet at Will Bailey-Watson @mrwbw if you would like access!Rachel: Killing EveSimon: Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl Jacob: World Order by Henry Kissinger David: Marnie Hughes-Warrington on History as WonderLecture: https://londonhiesig.wordpress.com/events-3/Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-as-Wonder-Beginning-Historiography/dp/1138846228/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=history+as+wonder&qid=1589573339&sr=8-1The music is played by our own Jacob Keet!
52 minutes | May 7, 2020
Episode 3: The 'knowledge turn' in education: positive reflections and concerns
0.00-0.46: Introduction to the podcast00.46-2.16: Introduction to this week's topic2.16-21.00: How has the increased emphasis on knowledge, cognitive science etc. improved our practice? 21.00-33.00: How has curricular thinking improved our practice and thinking?33.00-47.55: Do we have any reservations about the way that the ‘knowledge turn’ has manifested itself in teaching practice, schools or educational discourse? Are there ways forward which might address these concerns?47.55-end: Lockdown recommendationsChloe: Self Made on Nextflix Rachel: Peterloo to the Pankhursts on Futurelearnhttps://www.futurelearn.com/courses/peterloo-to-the-pankhursts-radicalism-and-reform-in-the-nineteenth-centurySimon: American Lion (about Andrew Jackson) and Last Song on NetflixJacob: The Silence of Animals by John GrayDavid: Talking Politics: History of Ideas (podcast) https://www.talkingpoliticspodcast.com/history-of-ideasThank you to our own Jacob Keet for the music!
50 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Episode 2: What are the impacts of high-stakes accountability?
0.00-1.20: Introduction1.20-4.00: Introduction to the topic of accountability and a quote from The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Muller. 4.00-18.18 : Discussion of the impacts of high-stakes accountability18.18-34.12: Discussion of the new Ofsted framework34.12-45.44: Discussion of the impact of the pandemic on the way that we see accountability and potential ways forward45.44-end: Lockdown suggestions We referred to the following blogs and books in the course of the podcast: https://rebeccaallen.co.uk/2019/09/29/the-ungameable-game/https://johntomsett.com/2020/02/28/this-much-i-now-about-putting-staff-first/https://www.amazon.co.uk/Putting-Staff-First-blueprint-revitalising/dp/1912906848/ref=sr_1_1?crid=VNDF9C9RHKPR&dchild=1&keywords=putting+staff+first&qid=1587928214&sprefix=putting+s%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tyranny-Metrics-Jerry-Z-Muller/dp/0691174954/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+tyranny+of+metrics&qid=1588283157&sr=8-1https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Good-Progress-Assessment-Learning/dp/0198413602/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=making+good+progress&qid=1588285228&sr=8-1https://onebighistorydepartment.com/2019/11/04/an-honest-view-of-the-curriculum-planning-process/Rachel: Webinars on teaching African history with Toby Green, Trevor Getz and Nick DennisRegister here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5737318050986299147Chloe: Online CPD on Seneca and through the Open University Jacob: The Fordham Medieval Soucebook (online resource) https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/sbook.aspSimon: Landscape gardening David: Devs on BBC Iplayer (TV show) The music was performed by our own Jacob Keet!
27 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Episode 1: What should we value in education?
0.00-1.23: Introduction to the show and the hosts1.23-21.26: Discussion of the blog post below by Michael Merrick and reflections on its implications for our classrooms as well as education more generally. https://michaelmerrick.me/2020/03/31/time-to-re-think/?fbclid=IwAR0_3iVlh6kZ1QtS9hfKzOsNDCaWZF0RV_hOfvGxCQNzvZnMtydpT4ZhDdo 21.26-27.10: Lockdown suggestionsRachel: Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander novelsChloe: Outlander (TV series on Amazon Prime)Jacob: Reading and particularly biographies of Napoleon!Simon: Exercise and particularly Crossfit and burpees!David: Folk on Foot podcast (https://www.folkonfoot.com/) and Studio Ghibli films (Netflix)Music: https://www.bensound.com
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