Tes magazine podcast: The brain, office layouts, speech

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Magazine pdocast cover 15 January

In this week's episode of the Tes magazine debrief podcast, we discuss: 

  • Why we need to understand the mind and the brain together
  • If a headteacher really needs an office
  • The worrying issue of revenge porn and how to tackle it
  • A school in Japan with a deliberately bumpy playground

Listen below or search "Tes Podagogy" on Apple, Spotify (scroll to the bottom), Amazon and Google podcasts.

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Find Tes magazine debrief podcasts from previous issues below...

8 January 

    • Are reading ages useful for teachers – and children?
    • Pupils going shoeless in the classroom.
    • Why we blush and why it's not something to overlook in school
    • And we discuss some of our best teachers ahead of the launch of an exciting new podcast from Tes...


    1 January issue

    • Is it ever OK to swear in school?
    • Would you want a robot AI reader helping pupils in your class?
    • Can a dictator leadership style deliver results?

    Listen below or search "Tes Podagogy" on Apple, Spotify (scroll to the bottom), Amazon and Google podcasts.


    18 December issue

    • The Tes Person of the Year 2020 – and some of those who made the shortlist, too
    • This issue of Tes is free to access online as well so you can read the full top 10

    11 December issue

    • How teaching changed forever in 2020
    • The social perils of secret Santa
    • How to make your primary classroom gender-neutral
    • And our favourite childhood toys

    4 December issue

    • How schools can work with other agencies to support all pupils
    • Why the state of your school loos matters
    • Can we ever solve the motivation conundrum?

    27 November issue

    • Is learning an innate skill inherited from prehistoric times?
    • How to spot if there are SLT 'gangs' at your school
    • Teachers' most overused words

    • How fancy – or not – should your classroom greetings be?

    20 November issue

    • What happens if you teach university-level content to Year 7s?
    • Why every school needs a "behaviour beast"
    • Should sex education continue in post-16 education?
    • Why a new mug could be the perfect gift for teachers

    13 November issue

    • The complex causes of distraction in classrooms – and how to stop it
    • Why doughnut leadership is a must
    • How to cast your nativity play more fairly
    • A new Christmas initiative connecting classrooms to care homes

    6 November issue

    • The self-diagnosis crisis hitting schools
    • Why smiling – even fake smiling – is so important in teaching, and what face masks do to disrupt that
    • How Covid-19 restrictions are hitting the social fabric of colleges


    30 October issue

    • A huge forgotten research project from the 1970s proved the value of Direct Instruction – or did it?
    • How we can use our fists to teach pupils to regulate their anger
    • The funny walk we all do as we approach a stage
    • Teachers' scariest school moments ahead of Hallowe'en

    23/10: Prejudiced pedagogy, display boards and behaviour


    16/10: Children, chairs and cake

    9/10: Comfort feedback, pointing and pens


    2/10: EYFS, plants and lying


    25/9: Slant, nonsense and rude words


    18/9: Trust, popularity and make-up

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