Discussions

Discussions



Watch back webchat, debate and live lesson highlights, including our live lesson with Brian Cox and webchats with Tony Robinson, Simon Mayo, Malorie Blackman, Dame Ellen MacArthur and Toby Young.

Join in with the interviews by sending in questions from you and your class. Send questions to webchat@tes.co.uk or tweet us @tesResources with #teschat.

If you or your pupils would love to interview an author, poet, scientist or any famous figure in education – please let us know and we will do our best to get them on board!


Have an idea for a webchat or live lesson? Email us at webchat@tes.co.uk


Tough Young Teachers - TES Q&A

Tough Young Teachers was a BBC3 blockbuster following a group of young trainees on their journey through their first year in the classroom. TES spoke to four of the participants in the immediate aftermath of the show's last episode.


Speakers for Schools Question Time

Schools all over the country were invited to join a unique live national debate chaired by Robert Peston. Watch the full video here.


Paul Morris on Alan Turing

Find out about Alan Turing's life, work and legacy – and why it is still important for children to learn about him today.


Shelter - Laura Trevelyan

Learn about the issue of child homelessness, find out about housing issues faced by many in the UK and discover how you can fundraise for Shelter in the run-up to Christmas.


Supporting children with mental health disorders

Roger Catchpole, from the UK youth charity YoungMinds, provides advice and tips for supporting children with mental health disorders and for promoting mental wellbeing throughout the school environment.


Becoming an advanced skills teacher

Craig Barton outlines what teachers need to do to become an AST, what the benefits are of taking this career route and discusses the government's plans for the AST scheme.


How I learned to stop worrying about SPaG and learned to love grammar

If the thought of teaching grammar is keeping you awake at night, then tune into our webchat with author Sara Wernham, a former primary school teacher.


Michael Mercieca

Michael Mercieca talks to TES Connect about the increasing importance of enterprise education at a time where more than one in five 16-24 year olds is unemployed and three out of four employers say young recruits lack basic skills to enter the workforce.


Revision: Keys to success

TES Connect has teamed up with motivational speaker Lee Jackson to produce a series of videos designed to get even the most reluctant reviser ready for exam season.


Greg Dyke on film education

Greg Dyke joined us to discuss the BFI's vision for film education, as well as answered questions on an exciting new development from the BFI that focuses on the delivery of film education to every 5-19-year-old in the UK.


Levi Roots

Musician, chef and entrepreneur Levi Roots joined us in the TES Connect Studio as part of a drive to excite students about food and music – using his own inspirational tale as motivation.


Stephen Twigg

What would the current shadow education secretary do if he were to take over the DfE after the next election? Tune in to find out.


Cookery skills chat with Leon founders

John Vincent and Henry Dimbleby, founders of Leon restaurants, join us to discuss the Cook 5 campaign, which aims to highlight the importance of children learning to cook and eat healthily.


National curriculum: Primary reform

Join us to discuss the government's proposed reforms to the primary curriculum.



Strategies to beat bullying

The BeatBullying Group join us for a webchat on strategies for tackling bullying in your school.


Culture in the classroom

Join us for a roundtable discussion about the evolving role of museums, galleries and other cultural organisations within education.


Toby Young

TES Connect behaviour adviser Tom Bennett interviews the co-founder of the West London Free School about his educational philosophy.


Beat Bullying in your school

Join TES Connect and Beat Bullying for a live lesson to help make bullying unacceptable in your school.


Frank Cottrell Boyce

The award-winning author stopped by the TES offices to talk about a number of topics, including his books for children and his authorship of the Olympic opening ceremony.


Speak up for school libraries

Librarian Barbara Band joined us to talk about the campaign to make libraries a statutory requirement for schools.


PGCE students: surviving your placements

Join teacher trainer James Williams and recent PGCE student Nicola Davison for practical advice on placements.


Lord Robert Winston

We chat to Professor Winston about his work as a professor, a medical doctor, a scientist, a television presenter, an author and a politician. This webchat was recorded at the opening of Middlesbrough College's new sixth form centre.


Stephen Woolley – Great Expectations

Join film producer Stephen Woolley for a discussion on adapting books for the screen, with a focus on the new movie based on the Dickens classic.


Pornography and pupils

Teacher Chloe Combi, together with PSHE expert Alice Hoyle, also a teacher, discuss the impact of widespread access to pornography among today's pupils and how schools and teachers can or should manage the consequences.


Ellen MacArthur

Sailor Ellen MacArthur on inspiring a generation to re-think, re-design and build a positive future through the vision of a circular economy.


Royal Albert Hall - Inspiring creativity

What is sound?- was recorded live on 11 October and it is now available for you and your class to watch back whenever you like.


University applications: Oxbridge

Oxford academic Peter Claus and Ken Warman, principal of Bsix Brooke House sixth form college, will be here to talk about conventional and unconventional ways to help your students when they're applying to Oxford and Cambridge.


Alan Watkinson

Alan Watkinson is double gold medal winner Mo Farah's former PE teacher and was the best man at his wedding. We asked him questions about discovering and nurturing sporting talent.


Henry Winkler

Actor and author Henry Winkler - instantly recognisable to many as "The Fonz" from Happy Days - joined us to talk about his work supporting children's literacy and dyslexia.