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The Tes Podagogy podcast is three years old – here are all the podcasts so far

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On 5 September 2017, Tes launched a new podcast. The idea was to try and connect research to practice, to shine a light on academic discourse and force those involved to apply it to practical application.

We had no long-term plan, we had no guests lined up beyond the first two and, as host, I had no experience with podcasts. What could go wrong?

It turned out, a lot went right.

Education podcasts

Over the past three years, we have published 78 podcasts, welcomed some of the most esteemed figures in academia and collected thousands of listeners along the way.

For this season (our 11th) we have also recorded our podcasts on video so you can see the discussion as it happened, as well as hear it (see below)

We also have a shiny platform of our own, so if you just want pedagogy podcasts from Tes, you have that option (but please do check out our news, FE, and international podcasts, too). You can subscribe by clicking here

We are adding a short podcast this year where we discuss the issues raised in the cover feature of the magazine, so an extra podcast per week.

So please do subscribe, comment, discuss, give us feedback. Tell us who you would like on. Tell us topics you want covered. And delve into our archive, which looks a bit like this (in order of appearance):


Daisy Christodoulou on what effective assessment looks like 


Professor Dylan Wiliam on growth mindset theory 


Professor Linda Graham on the teacher’s role in effective behaviour management 


Professor Daniel Willingham on how we learn to read 


Dr Sara Baker on why no one fully understands play in education 


Professors Robert and Elizabeth Bjork on how memory works 


Professor Carol Dweck on her growth mindset critics


Professor Uta Frith on what you need to know about autism 


Professor Anders Ericsson on deliberate practice (Anders sadly died this year, a real loss to educational research) 


Dr Luke Roberts on how schools create bullies 

Professor Maggie Snowling on what you need to know about dyslexia 


Doug Lemov on effective routines for learning 


Sir Kevan Collins on how research should be used in education 


Mark Brenchley and Ian Cushing on the essentials of teaching grammar 


Professor Kalwant Bhopal on race in education 


Professor Christian Bokhove on research myths and how to fight them 


Professor Sam Twiselton on how to train a teacher 


Professor Becky Francis on the impact of setting 


Dr Kathryn Asbury on genetics 


Professor Jessie Ricketts on literacy in secondary schools 


Professor Vanita Sundarum on gender in schools 


Professor Daniel Muijs on judging teacher performance 


Professor Rob Webster on the effective use of teaching assistants 


Professor Rose Luckin on the use of AI in schools 


Professor Neil Mercer on oracy 


Professor Victoria Murphy on EAL 


Professor Paul Kirschner on direct instruction 


Professor Christine Howe on group work 


Professor Courtenay Norbury on Developmental Language Disorder 


Professor Lucy Cragg on executive function 


Professor Angela Duckworth on character education 


Professor Steve Higgins on what we don’t know about education 


Professor Ann Castles on phonics 


Professor Dominic Wyse on teaching writing 


Professors Eamon McCrory and Essi Viding on trauma 


Dr Luke Beardon on supporting students with autism 


Professor Celia Chan on curriculum design 


Professor Andrew Przybylski on why tech won’t warp teens 


Professor Sarah Jane Blakemore on the teenage brain 


Dr Louise Kay on school readiness 


Professor Rachel Lofthouse on mentoring 


Professor Emily Farran on spatial ability 


Professor David Whitebread on learning through play 


Professor Tamsin Ford on child and adolescent mental health 


Professor John Dunlosky on what makes for effective revision 


Professor Karen Sands O’Connor on diversity in children’s books 


Dr Tara Porter on eating disorders 


Professor David Geary on primary and secondary knowledge 


Professor Jane Oakhill on comprehension 


Professor Samantha Johnson on strategies for children born pre-term 


Dr Simon Edwards on the myth of the unteachable pupil 


Professor Daniel Ansari on how we first learn maths 


Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten on mental health in primary schools 


Dr Alice Jones on social and emotional roots to behaviour 


Professor Pam Grossman on project-based learning 


Professor Lee Elliot Major on social mobility 


Professor Brett Laurson on peer influence 


Dr Pete Etchells on why video games are not the enemy 


Professor Rob Drummond on ‘standard’ English 


Professor Peter Fonagy on attachment 


Professor Bill Lucas on creativity 


Professor Patrick Leman and Dr Harriet Tenanbaum on peer learning 


Professor John Hattie on his visible learning critics 


Professor Mark Priestly on curriculum design 


Professor Dorothy Bishop on education interventions with under 7s 


Professor Michael Young on powerful knowledge 

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