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Aug 28, 2016

'Back to School' 

What's included in this episode? 

  • Interview with Obie Matin, Secondary English Teacher, St. Martin in-the-Fields, Brixton, London  (3:00)
  • How to handle ‘back to school’ anxiety and renew the love of teaching whether its your first year as an NQT or 20 years in
  • The hidden role of student recruitment to your subject
  • English as a core subject - expectations of excellence
  • Supporting student transition to secondary school
  • Using lifelong learning and adult education to improve your own teaching practice
  • How education has shifted to become more personalised
  • Understanding Government and bureaucratic change is a constant and focusing on what you can affect - the students in your class
  • Slowing down or speeding up - what’s next for Obie Matin?
  • Plus, shout-outs to Teacher Toolkit, WomenEd, and City Lit

Quotes:

ON THE FEAR OF BACK TO SCHOOL: ‘That anxiety and dread…the beginning of another school year.’
HOW TO COPE: ‘It’s about finding strategies that bring the joy of teaching back to you.’
SUMMER HOLIDAYS AND TEACHERS: ‘it’s impossible to explain in words the freedom that teachers have in summer holidays’
EXAM RESULTS: ‘Every time it’s results day or results night i have the same feelings i had when i was opening my own brown envelope. you work with those students for so long and worked so hard with them…and they’ve worked so hard!’
LIFE-LONG LEARNING: ‘Before I was a teacher, I was an adult education junky.’
ON TEACHMEET: ‘‘It’s just an incredible movement’

Further Reading:

St. Martin in-the-Fields, Brixton, London: http://www.younglambeth.org/organisation/st-martin-in-the-fields-school-for-girls.html 
Teacher Toolkit: http://www.teachertoolkit.me/ 
WomenEd: http://www.womened.org/ 
Teach Meet London Boat: https://storify.com/PodcastEdtech/teachmeet-london-boat-tmlondonboat 
City Lit: http://www.citylit.ac.uk/ 

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