This week sees me talking to Sarah Donarski, teacher of English and in charge of ITT training at Wellington College. We talk about how resources became too much of a focus in our lessons when starting out, as well as what she thinks the future of education looks like.
Sarah has a great deal of expertise and insight when it comes to using research to develop her own practice, and what more schools can do to help staff to reflect on their pedagogical approach. Pippa and I also take a chance to talk through our own use of resources, as well as our respective training paths and whether we wished we had taken a different route. I also learned that 'izzy-whizzy' was a thing.
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This week sees us talking to Peter Maskell, a Latin and Classical Civilisations teacher. We discuss his worst ever lesson, how he came to be involved with Classics, as well as what he thinks the future holds for the subject.
Paul and Pippa also talk through their thoughts on AQA's decision to drop Classical Civilisations and whether single exam boards might be the best way forward. Paul is also given the chance to reminisce when conversation turns to the benefits of FE colleges, while Pippa considers to what age it should be compulsory for students to have to study certain subjects or topics.
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This is the first episode of Those Who Can, hosted by Paul Dwyer and Pippa Wadey. Our inaugural episode is a chance to introduce ourselves and talk through some of the things that make us tick in the classroom. This episode will also give a flavour of what's to come in future podcasts; the kind of questions we will be asking, the issues we will be exploring, and a little more about the two of us.
Those Who Can is an educational podcast aimed at teachers and those involved in school life. We all have different approaches to life in the classroom, and this podcast is designed to find out more about the stories behind those who work to help students achieve the best possible outcomes day-in, day-out.