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Entertainment Companies Express Solidarity With Black Lives Matter
"Log into your Netflix account and you will see a new category this week the black lives matter collection Amazon prime and HBO are also featuring black TV and film making at the same time HBO Max has pulled from its library the classic film gone with the wind until it can give audiences context on the movie on how it romanticizes slavery in the south during the civil war now all these entertainment companies and plenty more have expressed solidarity with black lives matter and they're highlighting a lot of good shows also some not so good shows for some guidance I want to bring in NPR's pop culture critic Linda Holmes Highlander hi and our TV critic Eric deggans Herrick Hey let's start with one movie that had shot to a lot of people's viewing here is it just the help from twenty eleven and then came this huge backlash Linda I'm gonna throw this to you first because I know you just wrote a column about the movie and and some of the problematic elements that prompted this backlash yeah the help is a film about black maids in Mississippi in nineteen sixty three but it sees their story very much through the eyes and the experiences of a young white woman played by Emma stone who decides to write a book about them and it's very much about her as the person who saves them and help them out that's a classic Hollywood trope of the white savior and you know file a Davis who plays able in one of the maids has talked about this herself and said she regrets doing the film because of that focus on the white character rather than on the maids huh to the point about problematic elements of of some of the show's Erica each item will be honest and say I grew up watching and loving gone with the wind I imagine there are a lot of people out there thinking of a TV show or film that they have loved and thinking there's actually some pretty problematic characters and storylines and there it is a critic how do you think about this one of the things I always recommend is paying attention to how characters of color are treated by the story line are they fully realized characters with their own goals with their own values or are they constantly sacrificing themselves in order to aid a white protagonist I think that Linda makes a great point in her column where she talks about how the black maids and they help are constantly risking their jobs and their lives to help this white protagonists who just wants to like write a book about them and and and the question is always you know what are black characters are characters of color are doing for themselves do they seem like a collection of stereotypes or do they seem like authentic people who may have flaws are they like there to move the story along what do they really have agency and finally with gone with the wind you know what idolizes the antebellum south and it idolizes the south that was enslaving black people you know what what is the story ultimately saying is good and what is it saying that's negative and does that really line up with your values as if you were you have to constantly ask yourself these things Linda to Eric's point about that we should be aware as we watch black characters on screen are they authentic characters are they fully realized characters what are some things you would recommend viewers look for well I what I want to say first that I think if you're a white person like I am who who is trying to kind of do better and understand better what you watch is always going to be just a compliment to whatever real work you're doing watching a movie is not enough of course and that's why in a lot of ways what I recommend to people and I hope people do it's just change persistently consistently durably change the mix of creative voices that you are listening to and that you are giving your eyeballs too and not only when they are specifically addressing race so you know watch makayla Cole's new HBO show which is called I may destroy you if you're looking for something that's new if you want to go a little older and a little more mellow one of my favorite romances as the two thousand found love in basketball it matters a lot just what you're putting into your own eyes as far as representations of people I think it can be really hard to undo repeated exposures to something with conscious explanations of it I I I would push back against one element of that and say that I do think that one reason why people may have felt more comfortable voting for a black man to be president is because we saw a black man as president on both the hit TV show twenty four and the popular movie deep impact and so I do think that what we allow characters of color to do in film and TV shows expands our idea of what we may accept people of color doing in real life Linda give us a recommendation or to Eric did you want to weigh in here what what would do you recommend that people watch if we are trying to
Ross Jeffs on Individualizing Speed Training by Understanding Concentric
"We have an awesome show for you lined up on individualizing factors and speed training. individualization has been one of my favorite topics to get into I feel like one of the most rewarding things that. Seems to happen throughout the process of coaching athletes is finding that athlete who just wasn't responding to the training that they had been given and looking at them, and and having the layers of awareness to understand where they're at and his into as an individual giving them the training they need and seeing them succeed. That is one of my absolute favorite things as a coach and. And that's why these podcasts on training individualization. I just enjoy them a ton, so Ross Jeff's. He was on the podcast back on episode, one forty, five, talking about trainers versus racers, which again is another element of individualization, basically knowing how to train athletes based off of how close they can get to their peak performance output in practice versus competition and how to train them correspondingly. Ross is currently working as a sprints jumps in hurdles coach at the aspire academy in Doha Cutter. He formally has worked in the Netherlands is the sprints and jumps coach. He's also coached under the guidance of Jonas Dodo within this speedwork system. Outside the track field Ross's worked with a number of athletes. From -rageous sports including tennis boxing. Olympic medalists from backs, basketball and rugby sevens, and Ross really has a full gamut of people that he's worked with. He's absolutely one of the most brilliant young coaches I've talked to. He's open-minded. He's curious. He has a huge tribe of mentors and I always learn things that are very applicable whether I reading his articles or obviously talking to him in these podcasts, so for the show today Ross is going to get into the idea behind on three types. Types of sprinting or three types of sprinting athletes and how to identify those, and then how those athletes ten respond best to training, and so I've seen a presentation that Ross did on this I was thoroughly intrigued, and unlike we have to do a podcast on this and so I'm super lucky to have him back and so we're going to get into that. We're going to get into three types of these three types of sprinting athletes identifying them and then how to train them. And whether you attract coach or not, there's a ton of gold in the show just in the sense that honestly if you're a track coach, a lot of times like if you're training jumpers, you may have a group that is almost more going to be close to one type. Were says a team sport. You're going to have a lot of types and so being able to just go through these ideas. It's going to give you a great new layers awareness, and this was an awesome show, so all that being said. Let's get onto episode two six with Ross Jeff's. Ross man awesome. Have you back? How how have you been? has there been any. I've been doing any online coaching in the midst of all this. What's what's happening in the world to track and field right now? Ed, you'll find, have me May Yeah, it's interest. Not Come in Cadillac up in about almost a year now so. Been in lockdown since. At Emma, so we've been there most fought training session close, so there's no, there's not much garnell. Plenty plenty of time was that where this presentation that we're GonNa talk about today was born. I'm sure that's been. It's been in the works right for a long time, but did that. Give you the free time to get all this together. Yeah. The James Baker whose who who runs fullness performance, and he's kind of been bugging me to kind of put together for a while, so it's the right time to do things. For sure I think sometimes when there's little bit more free time or downtown I know for me. It's been a lot easier to get a wider spectrum of guests on for sure on my own end with all this on the for the podcast, but I I was really still I know our our last time with the trainers versus racers was awesome. I mean it gave me so many things to think about an implement, and so I was super excited to see that you add the. New a new categorization, and of course we talked about this like no, not the goal isn't to put athletes boxes, per se, but just the more we can learn about how different outfits respond is is just so incredible and interesting to me and so. Let's kick this off. Let's to tell us about. Your your category, your categorization, concentric, elastic and metabolic maybe to start with the history of it, like where where did all this come from in terms of you? Your journey of deciding or or determining which athletes I know, track sprinters. We're talking about specifically, but which types of sprinters were responding to which types of training? So. Springtime into briefly set the scene fest. I think if you watch. The Olympics there are many commonalities inconsistencies around. Will faucets sprinters in the while. Technically, but there's also some variation, right and all too often this variation schroeck officer. As an idiosyncrasy oh. You know this athlete would run faster if they run like Basil D'Amato, isn't a nominee, so we shouldn't coalpit. Will actually might be inefficient for one person might be actually efficient for a number, and it's the same if you analyze training program I mean in this hundred meter final that it's going to be some very similar themes that coaches through the face, but that also be some very different themes. We know people have run. Teno running never more than two times I meet some of the way up to five hundred six hundred arrests so very early mccutchen career realized that Sanofi just one in very different need to the program that they were given an equal equally, they responded very differently to kind technical changes well. Her when this happens. Time and time again over to for years you start to see some click consistencies than pictures around what kind of profile you haven't is and then to go that people have been putting some ideas out on the topic around neuro. Typing in action type toilets fouts five typing stuff from Hank. Ulcers put some stuff out around muscular Hashtag as good a reset from the distance, running community around Ariel terrestrial runners, so it's kind of blended all these ideas and something that. into something I understand in seeing can apply on a consistent
Why Did Mitsubishi Furlough the SpaceJet?
"Development of the Mitsubishi regional jet kicked off with great fanfare in two thousand, eight, the to family aircraft offered an environmentally friendly design and state of the Art Pratt and Whitney geared turbofan engines. It was also a milestone for Japan's aerospace industry, which has developed just one complete commercial aircraft since World War Two. The Y. S. eleven turboprop, which ceased production in nineteen, seventy four. Aircraft Lesser Titan Steven udvar-hazy told Mitsubishi at the time that if it could pull the program off, it could quote do what Toyota has done in cars and quote, first deliveries were targeted for two thousand thirteen, but that date came and went, and the program struggled with repeated delays. Recently rechristened the space jet, the program seemed to have stabilized, and then the covid nineteen crisis hit faced with its parent company's need to drastically cut expenses. Mitsubishi aircraft has suspended development of one of the to space. Joe Models halted test flights and wound down production. So. Can the program survive this setback? And how does it alter the already turbulent dynamics in the regional jet market? Joining me to try to make sense of all this are Bradley. Parrot, aviation weeks Beijing bureau chief who has followed the Mr J.. procreate spaceship program for many. And in Frankfurt, aviation weeks executive editor for Commercial Aviation Jens Flottau so, Brad, let's start with you. Would you fill us in on? What's going on with the space jet? Yes, there's a very apt metaphor we can use basically the programs being fellow D- Justice and employer over the past few months may have told her a worker to start working. Just go home, but bought consider him or herself sack. The the sorry Nyj I had space jet. Basic Development is basically being welcomed down to a very slow low level It's not being completely. Stop so far as I can tell and very little is happening for the moment for how long well we don't know, but just as an employee as being followed has not has not been set. The Emma J program has not been canceled. Sorry, spaceship program, forcet an Olympic explain exactly what what is flowing amounts to. The company has six prototypes which are being completed. There were four main tests light. Light, base, in Moses Lake in Washington that fleet was waiting for another aircraft, the sixth most recently built one, which is the one which is crucial cruise, one is the one that actually embodies the the standard of design which can be certified, and the aircraft was supposed to go was supposed to carry the main burden of the remaining flat testing that was a situation as about three months ago two months ago. what's happened now of course is that. Is that the mostly basis bay multiple? The small remaining there just to maintain the the prototypes. That's important. They're not being scrapped or anything like that to being maintained and that six prototype which has finally finished in March is still in Meghalaya, and that's where it's interesting for the moment. At the State of the program, most development is actually flight testing, and they're not doing The production will. Production is continuing for the eighth off seven speed finished. The eighth is, we'll be finished. But other production is being stopped. which will mean -Tory work. Flight testing work. What's left? The development engineering team, and that's going to be reduced to some extent, and that's basically what's going to be puttering along for the duration one lost. Important point is that. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries which is the majority owner of Mitsubishi. Aircraft decided in early May to go ahead with the purchase of Combodia CJ program, including factories that indicates love commitment to the program. Brats I'm I mean the the most intriguing part of the to be at least is the shelving of the M one hundred at the smaller. Version of the two, and as far as I can tell, they are going back to the Bronx drawing. Bolt for this program now that it has finally become a scope compliance the US. I'm just curious. Do you have any indications about what's that's relaunch might entail is becoming bigger is becoming smaller was a would at all. No simple answer is no. They probably don't themselves
Hormones in Lockdown
"Delight to have talked to Elaine the back on the side now elaine hard. nicey cranky. Is Nice to have you hit, so you all just you into context? Even though I'm sure many listeners will remember you fondly from a previous episode, you are a doctor, a functional medicine and a bio identical Komen specialists as an ex NHL doctor. You are joining me because we all currently at the time of according. To and a bit months into lock down here in the UK. That's why it is yeah. It's the day the MO- moving into an online. Yeah number that may expected unguessed. And I noticed a few weeks ago. Amongst many friends, a feeling of Real Block and lots of people feeling out of sorts I'm sorry that there isn't a word to describe it. I'm just going to get that freshen hopefully. Appropriate definitely feeling out of sorts, and and you would imagine it would be to be expected, but then I started to wonder about hormones. Which is why I called you. I wondered whether. The sudden change in lifestyle of having to go into lockdown. Could actually be impacting our hormones and therefore affecting our mood affecting how we feel. and. Could it be? It certainly cake. Yeah, I! MEAN WE'RE! We're in a really stressful period. That sort of. Mass external stress that's going on as well as sort of. The stresses that are. End. The toke before by whatever's going on in the word is A. Big External stress is going on and on the other people are having a big change in their lifestyle or whom? The two types of people that I'm seeing the people who are at home on the road. Who are really honestly I'm in itself. Massive strikes the lack of content than the help. They the other people here. Or tied up at home with families. They probably aren't spending so much time with which is creating a lot of stress from. The underlying people constantly an index change of energy, and not really having an escape or usual and business, work and jam. Whatever it is that we can do to hit those stress or just set up time to enjoy ourselves so. So there's. Not Pressure really say we're being fed of external stress from the news from the media. Always, there's a lot of uncertainty to one on. We don't know what hotline. Has a massive impact on your hormones to the bodies produce no-load Cortisol whether we realize it or not, you know among people who, in feeding at what you wealthy and. Will be on Cortisol. Dot Hostage. And took a cop or the female hormone so the what he produces auditoriums from 'em classroom. They will join T. pathways to the cortisol properly separate from the hormone pathway I on if you're under distress was expanded my patient loss. Boy Has the fighter flight moved. And if you're in the fighter, flight, major bodies and a half to compensate for your digestive system, your or your sex hormones, your thyroid oil going to be affected, so you're only husky sort of. Going to. Just take to use up the resource. So Producing Cortisol and why not? Tomlin your female hormones are being affected your progesterone drops, which something quoted gesturing statement, so it can affect your hormones balanced. And Cortisol also depresses your thyroid function cook to accommodate about more sluggish and weights. And at affects your insulin. Your function of your pine clear A to ship sugar metabolisms with more craving sugar, which again put the hormones out of balance, so there's things going on internally. That are affecting. The waiver faded and. The and The humble West alleviate the stress away nearly doing things, exercise and her friends. and. The usual to an mechanisms that we have and People are quoting the leap and endless fear. Thing I think people are beginning to come out of it. Am well happen. Is Your team will especially for somebody like and people? We talked last minute podcast. Peak were already sort of. Semi hormone imbalance menopause. Apparently, menopause is going to knock might add further. People who are sort of not vh on appropriate so symptoms people who are stressed into Miss Periods Anyanwu three periods where. They're hormone balance at the MS. gets worse things like that, so it has go amount for strengths as massive quotas on those must have been system.
Ross and Carrie are Falsifiable
"Hello and welcome to Oh no Ross and Carrie the show where we don't just report on for in science rally and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Yup, and they make the claims we show on to carry poppy and I'm raw spot sure, and this is a little updates and corrections episode. We've been meaning to do that for a long time because it's been a while since we've Enron, we've updated ourselves in corrected ourselves. Well. We do that off and on anyway, so we've released lots of little mini corrections along the way, because whenever relevant and not to off-topic. We like to let you know when we messed up. Set things wrong or just update every body. Right? 'cause there's all. All these little things that continually happened after investigations they never fully leave us. We are left with newsletters. We are left with new bell respondents video obsessions right yet new subscriptions to youtube channels. That's kind of the danger of the show in our format is we cover so many topics and we try to stay kind of tapped into all of them. That's at ten on the danger rating is. Youtube Rabbit Hole! Danger Ratings from all the investigations. Just add them up. You'll probably notice when we get to corrections that a lot of these corrections are like. When did they ever even talk about that bright? I don't remember that it's not important to me well. It was important to someone who emailed us a lot of the Times. It'll be something that we sort of tangents. Head tangent all. The most dangerous territory when I remember hearing about this thing Blah Blah well anyway. Moving on that's when I get things wrong than when we hear about him, but this is good. We WanNA. Know when we're wrong. There's nothing wrong with being wrong. We're always going to be wrong. Everybody's wrong about things all the time and the way you find out to to get them right in change, you know sometimes people right and say well. You got this thing wrong here you. Are you getting mad? Mad, at other people for getting things wrong. Yeah, the this fine people get things wrong. There's a difference when you're making a claim. That's part of Your Business. Your Job Your profession, your promoting Brung ideas, and there's also another thing where you know you learn, and you stop saying things and say Oh. Sorry, oops! I was wrong about that. I won't get that wrong again. I think. How central is that thing to your point? The theme of whatever you're doing. Quite a bit his. Your whole thing is that you're the world's most supported medical medium. Most supported most backed by the scientific establishment I. Don't know. Maybe you should know what a double blind study is. It's that whole maximum of extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. There's kind of a similar scale there. Where there's a level of importance to the thing you're saying. Yeah, and how much rides on you getting correct anyways. We want to clear the air when we get things wrong so mostly people write very nicely. Yes, that's when we really appreciate that all right anyway. I update and or correction So, we cured cove Ed. That's what my notes say. Okay, so this is in relation to our recent homeopathy for covid nineteen class that we took. Yeah, so we offhandedly asked what hydrotherapy is because she kind of went quickly passed that I guess in a slide and we were like what's bad. Things with water. Is that drinking water? What is that? We're going to be bothered? Yeah, there is I mean so much flies by in that class. It's wild, but a few people wrote in or tweeted. Let us know what it is, so we're right. It's using water for pretty much anything. It's a big catch all term for some things varying levels of repute. Yeah, so that's one of the problems is that it's so widely applied that. Up Studies about like a hundred therapies real. Does it work including like using an ice pack? You know like on a sprained ankle as an example of water therapy. Therapy. Okay that works saying well yeah yeah. Agree Fun of the thing that comes to my mind is Charles. Darwin had a water cure that he was really into and Thurston is run. A good cure for Thursday's to drink water. Yes, very good Charles Darwin I didn't find out about this until I saw the two thousand nine film creation with Paul Bet knee playing Charles. Darwin and there was this whole scene where he takes his daughter to this practitioner, and they dumped just tons of water on him, and I'm watching the movie thinking he didn't do that. That's crazy. Turns out he did. He had a series of terrible complaints of all kinds of things going wrong with his body. Body he was vomiting, he had nausea. He had I think headaches and eggs, Emma and just everything was wrong with Charles. Darwin Poor Guy People now think it was maybe some problem with his autonomic nervous system. That's like the system that runs all of your unconscious functioning of your body so newest poor guy. He was miserable all the time, and so he would have like water dumped on him and Yeah, he had a doctor trying out the on, and he didn't buy into that so much. Charles Darwin because it was pretty new at the time. anyways. That's what I think. When I think of water therapy, you were saying. Well we've also of course heard. It applied to colonic hydrotherapy, which is right, shooting water up here, but for various reasons, and that's definitely on the less supported by the evidence
"Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Magan Show I'm your host and we're going to Warner, and this episode is a mini show, and it's about everything that is going on in the world right now. And by that, I mean the mud, Jewish Lloyd and racism, not just in America, but around the world. If you're a regular listener, this Mayfield coming a little bit out of the blue. Out of left field, maybe because you are probably aware I actively avoid any political debate on the podcast I want everyone to feel all welcome to listen, and so on a couple of occasions on this show when guests have expressed their feelings about the current president for example I've been quick to interject. Something like everyone is welcome because truthfully. I really dislike. The idea of someone listening to my show and feeling they are excluded are not welcome in the conversation. My podcast tends to send to around the topics of beauty, health, wellness and business, which are universally my opinion, therefore I want anyone with an interest in those topics to feel. This is a platform they can enjoy. And what I'm about to say doesn't mean that I now want anyone to feel unwelcome, but I feel it's important that I vocal about what I believe in because. If I've learned anything from last week, it's the silence or being neutral tends to benefit the people i. don't want to support more than it does. The people I do want to support. I have never stated publicly the I anti animal abuse because I believed it was implied I have never stated publicly that I believe abusive and Against Man Woman or child to be wrong. Because I thought it was implied, I have never stated publicly. I am an anti-racist because of my privilege. And a friend said to me earlier this week. If you're genuinely shocked, you really haven't been paying attention. And so it's commitment. Stop paying attention. I have in the past taken this Switzerland neutral position, and in the last week I've had Oxfam myself why why haven't I? Actively had those conversations on this podcast or just indulge them or Become involved, and in all honesty I've narrowed it down to two things. Firstly, I am a coward and I don't want to say anything that might make someone just like me. And secondly I don't feel articulate knowledgeable enough, so I let other people do it for me. To address the former if someone decides, they don't like me all my content. Because of a standby take, then I'm going to be okay with that. To address the latter, it's my responsibility now to become knowledgeable to educate myself so that I can be articulate and contribute positively to the conversations I feel strongly about and stand up for the people. The causes I want to stand up for. I have friends in this industry. Who used that platforms in a way? I M too scared to you and I am learning from their example. This however will take time. I don't believe in Tokenism, click to victim or performance of. Them it's not enough for your protest. Only extend as far as blacked out instagram posts I'm virtue signaling with this episode, or by what I've just said given recent events is really clear. It's not enough anymore to just not be racist to be actively anti-racist. We need to start stepping up and speaking out against racial injustices, and we need to stand up for the basic human rights of our fellow citizens, because it is absolutely the right thing to do. I have never considered the possibility that I was contributing to racism by participating in the conversation. I genuinely thought progress than been made, and that's so wrong of me. So. This episode is me acknowledging are I've been wrong. Admitting the need to do better and letting you know that I am making a commitment to make these changes, so I can be an ally and if there's one thing I've learned from. Four years of doing this podcast is that I am never once been alone in my thoughts and feelings so i. hope that by saying this out loud. You may be feeling similar things, and that will lead to a positive discussion. This episode is imperfect, but I felt it was important to say something I. Am aware that I am going to make mistakes as I learn and educate myself but I would rather mess up and be corrected now so that I can learn then continue to be silent. I would really love to extend this discussion to the facebook group, because that really is social media at its best, and are also wonderful, wonderful contributors and members of that group and I would love the opportunity to learn from year to learn from each other. Right now the way any any one of us can help is by signing petitions donating texting or calling, but what we can continue to do is to educate ourselves because this won't go away once. The topic stops trending and as I said I am committed to. Taking stand learning and I don't mind falling on my face. If it means that I come out of it at better person, he stands up for the things that I believe in.
Oprahs 2000 Capsule
"Joanne competence greatest wish is to tell the world. What happened to her beloved daughter Lori. She says my goal for the year two thousand is to tell my daughter story on your show, and then to let that go and get on with my life. Just thinking of her name or thanking her it brings a smile, Emma Hart, Lori and Powell was having the time of her life. She was eighteen, vibrant and popular. She loved her rock and Roll Music, and the Glamour of entering local beauty heartens. then. The mother's unspeakable nightmare happen. Laurie disappeared on a lonely country road and Joanne. comptons torment began. Police found her body in a nearby river. She'd been stabbed to death. Investigations led nowhere, and Laurie's murder remains unsolved when they found Lori and she didn't have anything on her. Just a little steadier rain. No Clothes No pocket. No check. In the ten years since Lori disappeared daily, life has stood still for Joann. Our never be able to come to terms with the US to me. Lori Dad today just as easy as she died ten years ago in one bedroom. She keeps a collection of mementos. Her dolls that she collected. I care for dress from her. Pageants she used to like to be him. Time has not healed Joanne Compton each day. She says the loss feels like a whole that gets deeper. I keep worry ends memory law of all the time in my heart. That Dayton's part of me I don't want anyone else touch. I keep for all live. In my thoughts. Just. Thinking backs I'll. Lorries buried in a cemetery near the family home. Her mother though. Still is waiting for some kind of peace. Joanne row to Dr Phil and She wants to end her. With this tragedy she knows that she is obsessed. And she wrote to Dr Phil McGraw Asking for help. Fill is here with a plan to help Joanne. Move On. This is a show for anyone dealing with the tragedy. Perhaps maybe you will hear something today. That will be a spark a piece of light to open a door that has gotten you stuck. He is a psychologist and he's alive strategist. Non This letter? You say Joanne ten years ago. Ago My daughter Laurean was murdered since that day. I've not been able to let go. It has never been solved and after all this time I don't guess it will be since then I've spent hours and days looking for answers writing to anyone that might help I have a need in me to tell her story not in a small way, but in a big way. This need is driving me crazy. It's all I think about every day. I believe that because of this need. It's making me sick within. I've had to have heart surgery and have develop stomach ulcers. The stomach pain is unbearable at times, but not as unbearable as Laurie's debt.
The gender beauty gap
"Most of US understand that there are hidden costs to being a woman. Blame it on advertising the cult of self-improvement blame it on sexism and the rich white guys who ruled the world. The fact is is at ton of pressure for women to be beautiful and present well. The stack support is to research, says in Two Thousand Sixteen Australian women spent fifteen billion dollars grooming themselves compared to men who spent just seven. So we're spending more than double on our appearances than men. But what else is it costing us? He's Emma, Hussar. We spent three years in the federal parliament as MP. I remember one day my colleague a male came in, and he was doing the segment before me. He literally popped car in the basement caught lift up the same way I did busted into the makeup room got some patronizing went right coup, and he had coming donny's hair and makeup. was. A powder powder awnings noise for maybe ten six, not even lying Janis interview comeback, and said goodbye and left, and I hadn't even gotten out of the way and I went. He blasted like this sucks. It really really sucks. The gender beauty gap his chewing up out time, not just money, and you WanNa know what else it's costing. US Six out of ten women opt out of really important life activities like hanging out. Out with friends and family, going on a date, being assertive or going to see a doctor because they're worried about the way that they look, that's Dr Phillip, Dietrich's, she's a psychologist whose done a lot of research into body image, and yes, you heard right. The gender beauty gap also creates a reluctance to do not just the things that we love, but actually the things we need to do like. Sit Doctor Up. She's quoting research done by a private research company into how more than ten thousand women across the world felt about their bodies, seven and ten Australian. Women's said that they feel like there's pressure for women to look a certain way. We know it affects psychological and physical health, several decades of really robust evidence, showing that we also know that it affects our social. Social Relationships, and interestingly also in the workplace in education aspirations, so this research suggesting that women you know not turn up to work on or go for that job interview on days that they're really feeling like they don't meet standards of what should be acceptable in terms of how they look, so it's having an impact on all key areas of women's lives. This. Episode is all about the gender beauty gap, an idea sometimes also known as the grooming gap and the beauty expectation gap. And look in the fought for gender equality. There are a million gaps. He's a snapshot of the future out orders the set to inherit. Women Orgasm lists that's a gap we masturbate lists. And we get paid list a lot full pay gap and at school for kids. There's even a fitness gap way. Young girls feel too self conscious to exercise. Within these entirely unfair system, we're also expected to throw resources into looking. For as long as we possibly can and to tonight asleep cling to that as we will evaporate if no one thinks we're hot. Dr Phillips describes the impact of all this pressure and. Chat about having to appear attractive as a quiet public health emergency. So. It's now more normal for women and girls to be unhappy with the way that they look and we see prevalence rates in the research bearing from anywhere from fifty to ninety percent of women and girls. Feeling the way that they look is not good enough why this is concerning on one hand. That might seem quite trivial. How does worrying about the way you look really play out in the big scheme of things, but what we also see from the research several decades now is that when women and girls feel like they don't look. Look good enough. They more likely to experience depression stress, anxiety engage in unhealthy weight. Control practices exercise too much or too little, and so what we have is, it's an issue that affects most women and girls. It has serious negative consequences for their physical health and wellbeing, so that indicates that it's a public health issue. Can we talk about the different types of time that we spend on appearance? So there's the actual sort of preparation for the day where you stand in front of the mirror that kind of time, but then you describe. We chew up, are in time. Something called body checking. What is that buddy? Checking really comes from this theory code, self, objectification, theory, and essentially what that is, when as a woman go, we start to see ourselves more as objects to be looked at by other people, often by men through the mail gaze rather than our bodies being you know these. Tools on being really multidimensional, and when we start to feel that way about ourselves, we're much more likely to engage in body, checking or self surveillance so really checking in with how looking at all times during the day. So that could be when you're walking along the shops, checking your reflection in the mirror, or you're walking around the shop. So when you see any kind of reflective surface, it can also be things like when sitting at amazing in the board room and you will kind of. Of judging how much space you'll taking up in the chair for example, all of these little kind of subtle moments where we're just thinking okay, how do I look right now? How am I presenting to other people, but it's also the amount of cognitive energy all that thought process and the amount of attention that we're paying to thinking about how we look rather than necessarily focusing on the task at hand, so it says incremental moments that count as well when we think about forty
Edited by Andr Naffis-Sahely The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature
"I'm going to be talking about an extraordinary book. It's called the heart of a stranger. It's an anthology of exile good richer. And you know once upon a time that was an inevitable subject when we were talking about Joseph Conrad who wrote in English when his native language was Polish or about a -demia Nabokov when he was an exiled Russian aristocrat native language Russian road I in German and then in English but here we have an anthology. I think it's one of the most remarkable anthologies I've ever read it takes us from the ancient Greeks up to the present and shown us how much of the world has been living in exile. Odysseus returned to Greece at the end of the Trojan. More is the story of a man going from an island to island exile. Sometimes the exiles in this book are like the Britishers in Africa. They're exiled in Paradise. They are really. What is the expression you found for this Andre Parasites parasites in Paradise Andrei Nafis a? He is the editor of this book. The heart of a stranger. He gathers essays letters diaries poetry from every continent. How many authors are there in this book? Do you think there's one hundred contributors. We're reading not just homer and the Old Testament and the new testament but all the way to Palestinian poetry. This editor is born of an Iranian father and Italian mother he was born in Abu Dhabi and he brings the travels around the world. He's Taunt in England. He's currently teaching classes both oxydental college and Ucla. Now I'm telling you my listeners. This is the book to read if you want to know what is happening in the literary. World Today. Who are the people were talking to us? Who were their predecessors people like Emma Goldman? How did the idea for the San Thaung G Begin Andrei? Well I thank you for having me on the program. It's really quite quite a privilege to be able to talk to you about this. You know the the first question I usually get asked a dealing with. This book is is why now and I think. A lot of people pointed to the fact that this seems to be a particularly good moment to talk about exile. Although of course there's never been a bad moment to talk about exile others sixty five million displaced people that we know of this year two major wars and of course right now. I'm living in Los Angeles which is a home of exiles. We tend to think of the the homeless here in Los Angeles is coming from somewhere else attracted by the Clement California weather but of course a lot of them are Californians. So there's that they mentioned of the book. The other one is personal while it took me roughly around three years to put the book together after I signed the contract. Publishers in reality of really being preparing for it my entire life my father as you mentioned. Israelian he was exiled from Iran in nineteen seventy nine for belonging to a French Communist group. He was forced the Liberals leave the country my grandfathers on both sides where economic `exiles of one kind or another and so. I think there was the intense personal history on the one hand and on the other the need to create a very modest platform for some of the writers that I think need wider exposure. Let's pretend that I have not seen the San Thaung achieve before. What is the literature of exile? I know it has many definitions and that's one of its definitions that it can't be defined of but what is it well. I think it's it's safe to say that. Especially these days. We tend to think of as a by product of civilization so we are continually exposed to headlines The talks about political exiles exhaustive war tax exile governments in exile. But I think it's quite clear to me. That exile is actually engine of civilization. So take the founding myth of the Israelites with an exodus. The reason promised land. The American republic was founded by themselves the European Union likewise the Europe the Italian renaissance fueled by Byzantine exile so the literature of exile. Is I see. It really is a record of the civilizational process because again without exile you cannot have civilization the very first story actually in the book is a a retelling of an ancient Egyptian myth by the fantastic novelist. Keep Foos who one of my favorite authors Name of win win a Nobel Prize. He did thus to date. He is the only middle-eastern Nobel laureate
Marvel’s Avengers game development seemingly still on track, new gameplay coming next month
"Marvel avengers holding a war table stream. Whatever that is on June twenty-fourth the upcoming avengers game has sort of been quietly trucking along while you know the video game hype lasers have all been pointed on games like final fantasy seven remake last of US partout ghosts of Sushi Emma and the next Gen consoles but the game is still on track for a September release and on June twenty four. Th there will be a war table stream which will share new gameplay and Co op. It feels weirdly far out to be building excitement for the stream but in the face of summers increasingly dense calendar announcements. I suppose it doesn't hurt to claim your spot as early as possible. Avengers is one of those games that I am just. I'm not super excited about but I bet when it comes out and we all have a chance to actually play it. I think we'll all really enjoy it. Developer Crystal Dynamics is
Milli Fox: Learning self-worth
"Welcome Meli. Were so excited to have you on the hair for her. Podcast welcome. We can't wait to take on your story. Thank you so much for joining us. How are you doing over in quarantine? How how are you dealing with everything on your end? You're you're expecting so that adds extra thirty seven weeks pregnant so but you know what I'm doing pretty well good like I'm tired. I've got the regular aches and pains of Third Trimester yet but overall. I think I'm in a pretty great position like I feel privileged to be actually incorporated with my in laws recently moved into their basement. So I feel that's actually really beneficial to have extra sets his around when I need you taking on over. Yes pretty good. I mean I is relieved. Made a like a mind soul decision. Intentional choice to start my days off in a certain way to get my mindset rate so that I am not coming as many days So let tell us a little bit about this. So this is a five. Am Club rights even waking up a little bit early each day. An interesting thing to do. When you're expecting you probably want all the sleep you can but I love this. Tell us a little bit more. What what this is about. Yeah I had a conversation with myself about it because I was getting a little snippy and resentful at the fact that I didn't have as much control over my day and I'm sure a lot of feel that way but Being risk again my in laws and having my son Emma has been hall. You know none of us are getting any alone. Time like we normally would And having no space in the day for me to do the things that I usually like to do like journal or wrong not that I was meditating every day or I am now so I just decided you know. I like to go to bed early. So why don't you just go to bed? Another half hour earlier usually not doing anything except for binge watching Netflix at that time. Right So just cut it at second episode and go to bed and Wake up I usually wake up about five. Twenty five thirty not everyday works out because my son's early riser. Twos some days. He'll get up blake today. He got up at five thirty so I didn't actually get to do anything but that's case just one day. Most days I get at least fifteen twenty minutes to myself sometimes to forty five minutes. So I'll do my ten minute meditation. I'll do my gratitude journaling and you know my goal setting sort of mindset work or sometimes go read a book or just whatever. I WANNA do in that time. Just Nice quiet time for me which is really helped me with my ability to have more patients than Less reactivity I guess I love this so much. You're speaking to my heart. Because I'm an early riser. And at first it was so incredibly painful but now I find like that's my time to kind of set intentions for the day on my do my journaling similarily. Probably to what you do. And Oh my gosh when the house is quiet and you know you get downstairs and you can see the sunrise. There's really something so powerful in that. I love that. Yeah Yeah I was skeptical about it. I you know I kind of the thing that I thought it was about was increased productivity yet. But it's not really I mean that is one of the effects of it but it's it's really more so about taking charge of your morning which sets the tone for your day right you had is and I feel like You it's true when you have kids especially you're not in control of your day like flies like that before you know it. It's like two. Pm You're like Oh my God. I haven't even eat lunch because I've been so busy taking care of everyone else just having that time where that is your time. Is the kids go to bed? It's just not you just don't have the energy and you're not in the same like Oh yeah totally to do those things so not yet when the kids go to bed. It's like lights. It's it's I'm useless. My brain is useless and we talked about you about like creating great habits and habit stacking wherever you want to add a new habit at it into somewhere you know you're going to be productive so you know every day you're going to brush your teeth you know every day you're gonNA do your face routine with skin care so add whatever new practice you want during those
Apple Buys the Rights to Tom Hanks Movie "Greyhound"
"Just spent seventy million dollars to get the new. Tom Hanks movie which was supposed to appear in theaters about and Can't obviously normally what the what producers have been doing is putting them on for. Twenty Dollar Reynolds. I watched a number of movies that were supposed to come out. We just watched Emma The Hunt that was wild paid twenty dollar rental but that we would have paid that much to go. See it in the theater so that was okay. This is interesting this movie Greyhound. Which is all done will premiere on exclusively an apple. Tv Plus and the bidding war for the Sony pictures movie which was supposed to come out father's Day. Really heated up apple ended up paying according to deadline seventy million dollars for this movie which was written and produced by Tom. Hanks well I think it's a it's a prestige play as much as a they're not gonNA make the money back with subscriptions.
Victoria Chang: Love, Love
"What is the age group of this Book Victoria? I think it's around maybe eight years old to thirteen years old so it's middle grade but they called middle grade yes. The book is called Love Love and of course. I was excited because it's a novel written entirely in Poetic Lines and at the same time again. The fear of poetry that might enter is completely abolished by the clarity and directness with which it's written now. You had written a picture book before this. That was times. Notable Book of the Year Victoria. This is new for you. Yes yes yes yeah. I two children and there's thirteen eleven now and as they've grown I've had to sort of read books or learn more about what books available to children in because I write adult poetry and Emma writer occasionally. I'll have these ideas where I wanna try that too. And and so these books. The children's books are result of love. Lov excited me particularly as I read to learn that it's title has as much to do with the opening score of tennis as it does to do with the Gulf between two sisters they have been drawn apart by an experienced. One sister at first seems to be getting more attention than the other at school. The other one is shy overweight but then the first the preferred sister her hair starts. Falling out. Is the way it's presented. One can find her hair between the pages of her books. In particular at the exciting sections of the Nancy drew books that both sisters love to read and the younger sister Francis practically has to steal from her older sister and read it night with flashlight because her older sister is not a sharer is not generous. In that way. In fact that is the subject of this book. What will get these children to share? How will they share their inner worlds with one another now? You're a poet and people are used to poets being. What would you say profound and matic difficult? And you've written a hoke entirely in poetry and for children for children to understand directly. What was that like? It was incredibly fun because so much of Howard is about really sometimes difficult metaphor which is really a leap. A metaphor is is a big jump. Even similarities are a jump And so I think that writing children's was just another challenged or writing to children or for children and really thinking about the things that they can understand and then trying to figure out how to write them and challenge them in images stick poetic literary ways emotional ways philosophical ways but yet still make it easy enough and legible enough so that they can have a really good experience and not be too stuck and so finding that balance was really hard but I. I really thought it was a fun experience for me because I had never written a verse novel before and Written For Children in this age group and so the challenge was what appealed to me move. The book is dedicated to my human children tenny and Winnie and to my wiener dog children mustard and catch up and you Tell in this dedication to all the bullied kids in the world. I see you to all the kids who suffer icy you and the important thing is to be seen. It's a rarity it's a very rich experience. Hell did your children respond to the book. They haven't read it and I know now they don't they don't really. I don't know I think that they just I hear them talk. Sometimes they talk to their friends and once in a while like just last night. I heard them heard one of them. Say Oh yes. She's she's an author she. She's a poet. She writes books so I think they talk about me but I'm not sure they know exactly what it is that that I do so I'll give you know my children. Copies of my books and sign them even and they. I know they don't read them and I'll ask them why sometimes and they say oh it's they they don't have a good explanation but they'll say oh. I think it'll be too sad or they try and say something that would make me feel better when in reality I just don't think they're interested I imagined that maybe reading them when I when I'm dead to be morbid like a it can be that they'll then they'll be more interested in kind of everything about my mind and how it works in how I saw the world in the same way that I miss I i. I'm curious about how my mother thought about things you know who Who passed in two thousand fifteen so I do think that that my hope is. I'll leave things for them and they can read them or not. You know when they're ready. I discovered your work recently. But it seems as if you've led many lives and in particular you seem to have been involved in hedge funds and stocks and the Business World Song. Oh Yeah I do have a an MBA from Stanford. And so I did get a business degree and I have an investment bank at a management consulting firm. I worked at lots of different places And Yeah I I. I was just sort of doing what other people were doing. If that makes sense I followed a group of people that I had met at Harvard where I was for graduate school and they just told me. Oh you should do this or do that so you know I was. I think more impressionable when I was younger in. Just because you're good at something doesn't mean you should do it So I think it's just sort of finding your own. Voice is the process in my life that I'm still finding trying to find and and now I'm more comfortable sort of figuring out what is exactly. Do you like to do versus. What can you do Where are you capable of and so I think that time of my life was more about just not knowing what I was really interested in or not really understanding that you could be a writer because my parents weren't born here so it's not like they knew there was such a thing you know and so? I didn't really know there is such a thing so took me a wild to to figure out that you could be a writer in some ways And use any ladders also have other jobs and things but they're still a possibility that one could lead a very rich creative inner worlds The writing and pushing it out word through books and things like that that I just really didn't know existed. You know we didn't have a lot of books in our house. They were books. There were like encyclopedias or Chinese books and Our Library to started to accumulate as children based on the books that we read not the books that my parents read because you know they spoke Chinese at home so those are all sorts of things that I had to figure out more. Maybe more gradually than someone who might have had a you know parents that were born in this
Mindfulness for Children With Kamala Alcantara
"Good day and welcome to episode two hundred sixty one of live happy now. This is Paul thanking you for joining us again. This week most of us are aware already of how important it is to be able to use tools like mindfulness and meditation to help Create Intercom. But it's tough as it is for adults master. Imagine what it's like for a child. This week's yet has created a way to teach children things like meditation. Mindfulness Yoga and more with the help of some very cute. Ninja bunnies camelot. All Kante is co founder and chief content officer of Ninja focus an APP that helps young children learn breathing techniques. Mindfulness emotional regulation and a lot. More her goal is to help. Strengthen families and motivate children to be kinder were compassionate and happier. Let's hear how Ninja Focus can help them? Do that camelot. Thank you so much for coming on. Live happy now today. Thank you for having me. What you've created is simply amazing and I'm really excited for people to hear about this APP and see what all it can do. Can you kind of start off by talking about your intention behind creating Ninja Focus? Yes of course. Ninja focus as maybe base. Had seen is a mindfulness platform for kids. And we're really targeting. The critical ages of three to ten up to twelve in you know. I'm a huge mindfulness advocate. Because if it's beautiful restorative effects and I was seeing in schools and in homes for my friends in for my family. People who are parents didn't have an effective way to really teach their kids about. Mindfulness and mindfulness is extremely inclusive. Practice if you can you can practice. Mindfulness it's important. That young kids learn to practice mindfulness. Because it's an easy way to help them. Learn to focus on their own by paying attention to their breasts and understanding how to be present observing their own emotions in the moment that way. They're better equipped to respond in a way that's more productive and less emotional when they're feeling things that they don't want to feel and I was seeing APPs that we're taking kids and teaching them how to sleep and Yoga APPs for kids but I couldn't find a holistic platform that could teach kids about mindful eating and compassion and self esteem and really learning. What mindfulness is how they can control their breasts to reduce their stress and anxiety and I wanted to create something super superfund and focused on kids. Where kids could actually pick up the APP or their parents get hand over the tablet and would be healthy screen time. That kids could understand how to navigate the APP and so we built this beautiful cute little Ninja Bunny Mascot and I looked up what the most popular animals were. Kids love animals and also Ninjas so I thought the idea of Ninja bunny and wind ninjas mainly because Ninjas have to focus their silent and they have to pay attention to their surroundings in order to do their job effectively and so kids were able to easily relate to a Ninja so when kids go into the APP. They're able to just pick an emotion. Like how are you feeling today and offered you know if they pick angry? They're offered a guided meditation. That six straight to them about how they're feeling and in a language that's easy for young kids to understand and let me say that that is something that really impressed me about it because you have that whole component of teaching children to identify what they're feeling because I mean sometimes as adults. We haven't even learned how to do that. That you immediately have to start thinking okay. My board and my sad emma which of these things am. I really brilliantly don. How did you come up? With a way to customize it for these different ages because that's what's coral too when you go on there and you can choose the age range that you're in. This is really a a custom tailored experience for each child. Yeah so you know. I was a teacher previously in worked with young children in various capacities whether it be in community service or teaching them yoga or meditation and with kids. The ability to customize is really important especially for their development and so when I was figuring out what the content would look like how kids would consume it. What do I do? I actually called in kids. I called I called appearance. We had one two three hour sessions with individual families in these kids through the different drawings we had at the time and we had a prototype of the APP and so the APP actually looks completely a lot different and when we had input from the kids it really shapes their experience so the APP itself was driven by kids and so the design is set that if a child is under the age of six we noticed in our trials and we're doing research that that age group. Kinda press things so when baby are under six. They're taken to a screen in the APP. Which just a world of. Yoga falls and mindfulness mountains. Meditation rocks in so they're able to just click in explore in find out what they like in for the older kids who kind of understand emotion at that time they are taken directly to the Harry. Feeling screen where they're able to pick how they're feeling in that moment in choose content that is relevant towards how they are feeling and so. That's that's what we did. I ask kids as a kid. You tell me this is for you. This is improving. So that's that's sort of how as directed in its so adorable. We're the artwork. Come FROM SO. It was the work of a team. A design team and we had a lot of kids their input as well and when it comes down to it what I did was we ran a contest on nine designs and we had like a hundred and thirty expert designers submitted these bunny designs and I literally told him. I just WanNa Ninja Bundy. That's cute kids and so we narrowed it down to the top three actually. Open it up to kids that taught in Spain kids. I taught in Phoenix and I. I sent it out on facebook and we had kids choose which money they liked. The most and so kids chose the bunny and sort of the world. An animation Ms Secret Gamer myself. And so I put together a lot of different game designs in looked at what was working for kids and what wasn't working in sort of just drew out this world to designers and they made it happen.
Nintendo announces Paper Mario: The Origami King
"Nintendo announces paper. Mario the Origami King seemingly out of left Field Nintendo released a trailer this morning for the previously rumoured. Now confirmed new paper. Mario game it's called paper. Mario the Origami King. The trailer starts out with a surprisingly creepy sequence where Mario is standing in the lobby of the Mario Sixty four castle on top of the iconic son design and an Origami version of princess. Peach walks out and asks paper. Mario will you crease yourself and be reborn like me to which Mario replies? No An Origami. Peach says wrong answer right answer it matters not your replies are paper thin and the Sun Design on the ground opens up dropping him underground from there. It shows a montage of sequences from the game. It looks like a little folded up. Version of bowser might be an ally which the paper Mario website confirms with some taxed that says the kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace. Join Mario and his new partner. Olivia as they team up with. Unlikely allies like Bowser and the toads to battle evil folded soldiers. The trailer also shows paper. Mario riding around in a little shoe car shows paper airplanes in a new combat system. That is all about lining up your enemies in a circle. It is maybe the biggest question mark I still have from the reveal the combat the last few paper. Mario Games away from the more traditional RPG combat used in the first two paper. Mario Games which I was not a fan of the changes. I didn't like attacks being connected to a currency and I'm curious to see if this game uses something. Similar regarding combat. The website says use the one thousand fold arms ability to extend your arms to interact with the environment and solve puzzles in battle lineup scattered enemies and plan your attack to maximize damage with the new ring. Based battle system that requires both puzzle solving skills and quick wit. The trailer ends with Mario. Wearing a paper. Moshe Sam hat and he's making little pugh noises. There's a bomb character nearby and then a Livia says There's something you don't see every day and then there is also a donkey Kong paper Michelle hat in the corner of that scene as well one other detail from the Games website. It looks like the antagonists name is Ali so you as Mario Bowser and Libya will be fighting Ali. If I were a betting man I would say that. A Libya and Ali are probably siblings. The game comes out on July seventeenth. Which is the same day as Ghost of Sushi? Emma both of which are excitingly. Close
Retired judge called to determine if Flynn should be held in contempt
"After general Michael Flynn's days in court about over US district judge Emma Smith already wants new America's briefs before ruling on the bar justice department's request to dismiss the Flynn case now sell then once retired judge John Gleeson to argue with a friend of the court to deem whether Flynn should face a criminal contempt hearing for perjury last January under new representation Flynn's legal team wanted to withdraw the Flynn guilty plea to one count of lying to the FBI those FBI conversations are not contested as a result of new justice department disclosures as to their origin and purpose the Flynn case remains stalled in its sentencing phase is this new round of legal
'Complacent' UK draws global criticism for Covid-19 response
"I don't know what St elect means. Presumably we all live and normal types staying away to danger but if I see you message Novas steel air and you see to me but does that mean I stay at home or no? I can't give you a straight answer to that. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon isn't the only one with criticisms of the leadership in Westminster Increasingly. Ridden is under international scrutiny. In the confused messaging is just the start. Reaction has been pretty confused to this. Emma Duncan is Britain editor so the new slogan is stay alert. The old slogan was stay at home and when you told people to stay at home they knew what to do when you tell people to stay alert. They don't really know what that means. They can't see this fire so they're not really clear what they're staying alert four there's been some actual confusion from the government about some of the loosening. Say for instance. The government was originally sang. The loosening was going to happen two days ago and then that was corrected to happening today. The foreign secretary when describing the restrictions. Goaty wrong about who you could meet and broadly speaking there is kind of worry about how people are supposed to get back to work even if they work safely when schools are still not open. That's not part of this stage of the loosening of lock Dan so there are a lot of questions at there and a lot of criticism particularly from the labor unions. And this isn't the first time the government has come under fire for confused policies or confused communications. Yeah that's absolutely right. There's a lot of criticism of the fact that the government started on a testing program early in March and then discontinued that early to start it up again too late and struggling to get to the position that other countries are in and there's been a lot of criticism of the fact that that has not been enough personal protective equipment particularly for people working in the health services and generally people in vulnerable jobs. And what is the public mate of all this? I mean the prime minister had his own. Cogan scare which calmed the criticism for time. But but broadly what to Britain's think now well? There was a huge band since support for Boris Johnson early on in March and April his popularity rating swords and. That's been true of some other leaders to but since late April they've been sliding again and that's really because of this perception that the government messed up early on because people don't really know what they're supposed to be doing so it's quite interesting is looking at the polls about how. Britain's think that the government has dealt with this crisis compared to other countries and basically Britain's think that we have messed up here. They think that we've done worse than anywhere on the European mainland worse than the Asian countries. And the only country that Britain's generally think they've performed better than is America will butts what's people within Britain think about Britain's response when looking abroad. What about abroad looking at Britain? Do we have a sense for how what's happening here has been perceived? Yes we do and this crisis is not doing burdens international reputation and he goods among Asians flurry on social media from worried parents whose children are studying in Britain. Who wanted to pull them out quickly and on the European mainland particularly web. Britain's reputation is not high at the moment because of Brexit and the handling of the brexit negotiations is been huge amount of unfavorable comments. About this government's failure. There was a German column. That caught my attention saying that. Boris Johnson going into intensive care a metaphor for the nation as a whole entire nation was in intensive care on ventilation and self isolating Which was what Brexit was if you look in America among newspapers like The Washington Post and New York Times there's also quite a bit of criticism so Britain which likes to think of itself as a country with high standing in the world is slipping pretty sharply as a result of its handling of this crisis. And so you genuinely believe goes beyond a bit of editorializing abroad and Britain's general tendency toward self-deprecation chattering classes certainly do have a tendency towards self deprecation. Decline is is a very popular pastime in this country. But we aren't seeing a stamp change in how birth news being talked about and this is feeding into some other difficulties. The country's having so the brexit negotiations are not going to a well it looks increasingly as they. Britain is going to crash out of your with is a deal at the end of the year and has started trade tooks with America. But there's going to be very difficult because there are some tricky issues involved for instance The NHS America wants to be able to sell it. Services and goods to the NHS Burton is very protective increasingly protective about the NHTSA. Having that as part of a trade deal will be tricky. And there's increasing tension between Britain and China and that's not unique to Britain obviously as a lot of criticism of China all over the world that the moment bodies particularly shop in Britain weather's as a faction of the Tory party that is increasingly critical of China and so Britain is looking a little lonelier than it would like to at the moment will just it. I wonder how much that description of the current world order has been changed than by Britain's response to go with nineteen what I think the response does and the reactions to Burton's response. It's made a little harder for Britain to do what it likes to do. In the old cliche punching above it wait Burton's punching below. Its weight at the moment. And that matters gang forwards birth news very keen on it soft power. It likes the idea that it has influence in the world when it comes to pushing agendas like human rights like climate change that it has a seat at the top table. It is listen to great a proportion than its. Gdp or Defense Forces might argue for and that really depends on reputation for competence and good governance and that reputation has taken a bit of an
Feel Good Habits with Marcia Kilgore
"I'm so trade at trying to turn around how I feel and and how I'm thinking so if I have an important event and I have to do it I will use all the again all those chosen. If it's just a tiredness thing it's water benefits. I can't cope with this thing will question that thought it so this fantastic limiting Byron Katie. Have you ever heard? Yeah Yeah I mean just. You don't have to study everything that she does or or be an expert at her method but just questioning whether or not the thought that you having is correct and this. I think it goes into my second habit which is connecting. Sometimes tired you feel fearful of because you're not connected and I honestly believe that. Humans are kind of like batteries. Sometimes we need to go off and Y- recharge so Rechargeable batteries as sometimes. You need to just go sleep or rest or whatever it is. Sometimes the the solution is actually go plug into another battery. And so that's what gets your energy flowing and if rest hasn't done it for you or if you're having thought that maybe isn't helpful and I would say there two kinds of thoughts fight right helpful or not. Helpful never true. It's like well you can. You can think about the same thing two different ways in helpful away. And that's your choice but remembering that if you're feeling anxious about something is just a unhelpful. Fought and maybe you need to do something differently and very often. I find that if I just connect with other people and you know you go and you recharge you meet somebody. Suddenly it lifts your energy so much and it's because you've got somebody else's energy to lift you up to feel connected and really easy way reaching out zooming somebody calling someone or just going in and getting into a different mode where you don't necessarily theol- like that problem or the thing that was maybe reducing. Your energy is still there because it's not true anymore in story. I'm really interested in what you said about unhelpful and helpful foods and I think that's a really brilliant way of distinguishing them and also it makes it really easy when you feel like you're having a bad day or you're in a negative head space for you to be able to say actually maybe. I'm just being really unhelpful. Now I need to be helpful. Did where did you learn? That former was that was a business thing or is that just something you learn as a kid think somewhere. I re as much as I possibly can because I also find that reading gives you so many ideas idea whenever you stuck. I just hope right when you you are stop and you can find a little point of light. It's almost like the guy that's out of that stuck place when you're in that place where you don't have enough light really acknowledge that will take you out of there so. I tend to read anything I can. Whether or not Student 'cause you always find a little snippets of inspiration in there and someone just said very simply in its true. I guess there could be a neutral thought by means you're having a thought and it's not helpful you will. This spot isn't helpful. So let me have a different thought. I have a great example of this so we a Finance Director. At one point he was know mark the most positive person and sometimes instructors. They could be you. Want them to be constructed frugal. And that's what a good finance director and we were trying to. I think trying to sell a product to retailer and I said Hey. Could you make this call to this retailer? 'cause I'm really Swanton in Buffalo and he Had emailed me Taylor and not hurt back and I. I think I emailed him. I said so. I won't say his name. Just he's he's losing said did you the retailer. And he said yes but haven't heard back from and so they're not they're not interested. I actually laughed and I said that's running because if I emailed that person a tape myself to do this and they did email that I would say. Oh holiday it's different. He comes up when I did get back. So they're not interested at automatically. Assumes is unhelpful fe and I would think must be on holiday did time to get back to me and interestingly a couple of days later they emailed back so you can either stretch yourself out give up and say oh it's negative or you can think oh they must be reason for this and it is sprayed training to have like yourself immediately into the positive thoughts but you can do it everybody can do is just Joyce.
"emma" Discussed on Emma
"Hello and welcome to another episode of the PODCAST. And it's just you may but we've got some Some virtual guests and some adventures to tell you what. What's Yes we've been out on the road again. We attended a conference Very recently at Cardiff High School in South Wales for the first ever research Ed Comrie Conference. Yeah conference with the difference. Because we've been to one or two conferences ourselves but always tended to just be aimed education. Academics has never been a teacher in sight but for the first time we went to that. Raby Sta Conference. That is entirely created with teachers in mind. Yeah it was excellent. It was a real buzz about the place. They were all some students on our current program who present Some teach students shout out to them. So the really nice mix of practitioners from all across different aspects of the of the profession. And we were all there together to listen to some keynote speakers. There was some parallel papers. There was a lot to choose from wasn't a year there. Were absolutely lo two sessions and some of them with some very big names people who've written books that we've read so even reviewed on the podcast. It was a a difficult decision. I wasn't working out what to go to but it was. It was certainly exciting. Room is absolutely full of teachers. Who are giving it their Saturday to be there. So we've got a clip for you just to kick this off to give you a little bit more of an insight into the work of Research Ed and to give you an insight into why this research had come reinvent was so special and important. Yeah we've got Gareth rain. Who is one of the organizers? He's a friend of the PODCAST. You may have heard him on the curriculum design panel mega episode a few weeks ago so we interviewed him down the line from his school in. Paneth and asked him what it was. All about. So Gareth you're a big mover and Shaker in the wilder research ed so I guess you'll probably the person to ask what is it. How did IT COME TO BE? What's research had four? I'm amid tall. I'm nobody in the ruler so research adds started about seven years. Go relea- where told Bennett no-doubt in conversation with lots of people had this idea of getting teaches together on a Saturday so that they could talk about the idea of how research could be used in their costumes and so he got together with Helene? O'shea I hope I'm pronouncing her name correctly under put a tweet out and said if we were to run such an event may be for about ten pounds I think. Do you think that people would turn up and within an hour? I think they had enough people that responded to say yes. I definitely would come on Night the the field of dreams Kevin Costner. Few bill did they will come. That's exactly what's happened you know. The rest is history so they've had now events in countries in every continent apart from Antarctica. They all always vary widely attended at a nate. Have the national conference in London. Each which is always a huge event now in in the calendar. Fantastic I mean. Is this something for student. Teaches and keep tease early career teachers as well as more experienced members of the profession. And you often hear from them. You know I'm just worrying about the nuts and bolts. I just want to keep them quiet and sitting down but actually is this something in it for people who are new to the profession. Everybody so Student teachers even people who had just considering going into teaching I would say could attendant should defend research events. They are despite sometimes the apparent dichotomy between different ideas. On twitter they saw open to everybody so heterogeneous emit makeup in terms of the speakers. A A a very welcoming events on it's great to see the different age ranges. Probably I would say it would be more so under certified's when you're actually up the events but there's people always through retired teachers both speaking and being part of the days and I think that's absolutely fantastic. And we hear a lot of our perceived gap between the world of education and the world of people working away in the classroom. I'm trying to close that. Gap is explicitly. Part of what we're doing over here in Wales now you know. It's written into the design of our teacher. Education programs is something we really need to begin on within doing. So what do you think the challenges are in trying to achieve that and I guess apart from Research Ed's Where do you see? The solutions might lie. So one of the major challenges is is time Another interesting aspect of a research Unwind being successful in how it's been successful is the fact that people are willing to give up a Saturday so to have people at all stages of their career who want to pay their own money to turn a bonus out today to listen to great speakers. I think is incredible. If you divorce me ten years ago this would do business success. I probably wouldn't have faith that Tom had said Noxon. Today's precious weekends pressures for family. Tell him for catching up on all the things that teaches fight so difficult to do during the week yet. This grassroots way of working seems to be flourishing so Natural Guide in Erie Wales. But it's great to see so I think. What are the challenges? Despite the fact that they've been successful successful is time. It's really hard for teachers to release people from the classroom. Of course. There's always accustomed with that. I think if we can maybe strike a balance between how. We're able to do that so I'm teaching of Saint Joseph's school here Tickets from the school so teaches didn't pay. I'm we allowed. Our teachers will attend the event on now. Would've Irene set days in the year will be given over to that so that Saturday working will be given back to them where we don't have to have in school so I think schools can be creative in terms of how they do these things so that would be one way of tried to deal with the challenge. I think that something else that we didn't jokes to school has really worked for us on that was to set the curriculum development team. So if I go right back to to suit off to the publication of successful futures we decided in suggests that we wanted to look at what we do in the school to review everything on to think about what we should change in how we could change it and so we established a curriculum development team of five people within the school so from relatively creatures right through to his head and between us we read lots of lots of books journals a blogs. Listen to podcasts. I Nev- we fed back to each other unbanned. Those fights them went out to the teachers across the school. Undone chatted about ideas on we even provided digests of stuff. So we said you might not have the time Toledo love daisy student. Seven minutes about education but here all the things that we think you should know from the book and then hopefully you would then use that to go to read the book. But if you haven't got these are the things that we think could help you and impact upon you in the classroom practices school. So those kind of digests At which we had down pressure looting sessions will really help. I think Ta stop so I think the schools could be running such a days or after school sessions. Leads time clubs. I know all these sorts of things are going right now. I think it's a real gold at age of the use of research in schools under the ideas of teachers doing it for themselves and a really nice message there but this isn't just something for senior management for the top brass in a school. You're making it clear that brand new members of the profession of something they can bring to an established school environment. Yeah absolutely under something. That hopefully is happening in universities now and other and I do see it happening through the students. The we've had just here in St Joseph's school is that they're being given these messages right from the stuff to decorate. So they're being told that you should be research informed and that you should not only try and access the the kind of books and journals Electrodes are recommending but also to go wide then to try and even develop the ability to undertake enquiries and so those people will be able to go into schools already working in that way and then helped me be called. Who Only told Nikolaus? You have done that in a long time. We have never done that kind of thing so they will become valuable within schools because they will have the skills to help by this and it looked like it was a really successful event. Research had come reap the first research at Camry. Does that mean this going to be another one? We hope so obsolete. We're we're in discussion with Heading no we've at kind of the provisional date for next year so we just have to try and make sure that we're able to cross the t's and dot the i's Aman if we can we'd probably be left until announced that tate sometime suits hopefully still within this month of much. We'll keep an eye out gareth. Ray Thank you so they have it. Gareth rain if you build it. They will come in and they indeed did come. It was really full hall and we started off. Didn't we with Not The man himself in the flesh but a video message from a giant of education search. Yes Mary My. It caused him. Saint Dylan does because he's going to listen. That's okay. We're not breaking the whole room. Mary Sorry Dylan see if we still employed yes you had a video message from Tila willing. Because he was on a plane when research at but he is. He's very committed to the research at movement isn't he is and he gave us some really great food for thought at the start of the day that actually because we were presenting. We'll talk about this a bit later on we presenting at the end of the day and I was a bit nervous at that to begin with because I thought Oh gosh. I'm going to be waiting the whole day. Not going to be able to really get into the other speakers because I'm GonNa be worrying about mine but actually I found it really helpful because everything every new presentation kind of gave me a new spin or or shed light in a different way on what we were going to do in the afternoon so I actually found it really helpful starting wave Saint Dylan Speight Mama for the English because Dylan William here. When I was first teaching back in the nineteen seventies. I think my attitude towards research in education will is exemplified by the story of a man who's walking his dog in a field and a hot air balloon comes into view above his head and the man of the basket leans over says. Where am I on? The ground says bloom thirty feet above my head.
"emma" Discussed on Emma
"Again. It's been a long long lock miscellaneous cake offenses section officer is guilty. Even offense if they have a handcuffed malfunction resulting in the fire service being called there also in trouble if they play any Christmas song police vehicle before December the first or allow Christmas song to play a vehicle without changing the channel. An offense aggravated. If it's last Christmas by worm played this a rookie officer had filed a deceased report with his own name on which was fine with an additional penalty on the anniversary of his death every year and other locked himself in the toilet over Donald's and was fined after staff had to rescue him cake finds are also cold for went out for police posted image of a serving inspector as part of an appeal in place of a suspect. What did result one officer tweeting under the name suburban PC described tripping over his laces while chasing a suspect three weeks later. I'm out of hospital with a ruptured kidney and a hefty fine following a kangaroo court. The National Police Chiefs Council declined to comment without and with that I just like to consider for moments and perhaps put out there on twitter. Anybody would like to contact us with their own versions of this. What would be offenses punishable by cake? Fine in the world of teaching and I'm going to start the ball rolling by saying being reply all and not meeting you Mike Person who jumps the photocopier and walks away loudly.
"emma" Discussed on Emma
"And hello welcome back to the PODCAST. Podcast that is still locked. Down and pair of podcasters. You still haven't seen each other now for several weeks several weeks. It does feel like that as well as time. Strange right now they face it Nehal. Yeah we've not been having our campuses being close to a snow for water week. I think There was two. I've I'm losing track me. Two at time has become strange. Tying feel suspended I feel suspended in time. We probably describe our circumstance. Right now sat in a car. This podcast down the line Because obviously we ought to be in the same place we are. We are social distancing from one another. So yes I in the car outside my dogs because everybody is sleep. It's quite late night. I don't have the luxury of any kind of guarantee or anything cars. A very good record in because they're very very dead inside their designed to kind of debt and old road noise and the engine noise. They're great space to record and But I am literally parked on the side of the road outside my house. I can pick up my Wifi from outside the House and Yeah it's Dark. It's cold and some people just won't pass but addicting. They sold me the link. We go to bring you this podcast. I feel I feel with surpassing ourselves. I think this is good. Yeah it's I I imagine you're probably you're comfortable high so you. My surroundings are nowhere near as as Quirky as yours right. Now I'm in the The tranquility of my study and Yeah I have no cocker Spaniel. You'll be pleased to hear a wandering around me. 'cause he's tie-dyed to walks. Because these self-isolating times we take the dog different shifts so got levingston walked to within an inch of his life or I'm just wondering if all the coding skin to be interrupted by the police coming past asked me whether my journey from my front door to my car was essential or not. The answer is yes it is. We hope that it might feel like proper journalists than some police manno tapping on your window. You Talk I live so we are going to bring you our traditional holiday light edition of Blogs tweets and stories from the news that we've gathered together Mine certainly are not particularly education related as usual. We haven't told each other what we've got an advanced but I can tell you that minor pretty far removed from the world of education deliberately so well one of mine is education related Quite short but the other one is definitely not related. Although I'm sure I'll I'll make some tenuous links But yeah hopefully you will find them of interest and if not you can always switch off. Please don't just stay with us if you can't stay with it. Just it can be freezing in the dark car recorded this. That's worthwhile yeah. Stick it out. Go the long distance for Tom. I'm going I'm going to start this off. You're going to start off with something. Work related this tweet. That came out on a very ominous day. Actually on the sixteenth of March twenty twenty which. I'm pretty sure was the day. That are poor Stevens. We're told that they could no longer be Going into school on their place but anyway this is not related to that. This comes from an a twitter handle at our S and school network. Which is an abbreviation of Research Schools Network? Which is an England based organization? I think have lots of connections with other organizations that we talked about on this podcast such as the Education Endowment Foundation. They have tweeted a quote from a guest blog on the education. Endowment Foundation's website And Quote at reeds treating implementation as a process not an event and seeking to answer the question. Does it work? Hia is how we believe. Our school can best improve. Student outcomes. it sounds quite dry. Leon are light episode but so I just thought I'd I'd mentioned white grabbed me and Tom and I have been an all of our co workers. Colleagues academic had been reading Mary. Miot book of late and She talks a lot about do wing more with less spending more time going deeper allowing teachers more time to think deeply. We've talked about this law in relation to quicken foils just rut really liked this this idea it. The the blog is speaking to senior leaders school leaders mainly but it just makes a refreshing point in the context of evidence informed practice in schools. Who Evidence informed. I dislike this idea that you know implementation is a slow burn Uninvolved a lot of collaboration discussion. Tiny get people on board and also that that really good question that's quoted in that tweet which is does it work here Because there are a lot of fire side than there are a lot of you know really important evidence strategies areas of focus that regain a lot of Menton in education. But I just struck me with this tweet that amidst so of some slightly more vitriolic tweets out there by you know retrieval practice cognitive science which is absolutely Acknowledged to be very very important in the world of education but I dislike the idea that you know with everything we should be asking. Does this work here. And how can we best? You know integrate this in a way. That's going to be right for us and Fowler kids. This is the theme. That would come up all the ones has next. We've talked about this move towards evidence. Informed research informed practice in schools and general. I think a lot of US welcome. I think it's a a real shot in the arm for the profession. But we've we've said more than once said with our friends from impact Wales. We'll said With Professor David James. It's so tempting for that to become the next management stick for beating people with all the next kind of quick fix or or you know sort of thing that the new broom imposes on everybody when they get appointed to a school. And you're and you're absolutely right. There are no shortcuts with this stuff and there are no black and white cut and dried ounces as much as some people might want them to be. Yeah absolutely and when I when I then sort of drill down into the block itself which is quite sure read actually. There was some nice reflect refreshing messages to to school leaders In how they how they grow leadership capacity and how they lead on on change implementation and you know change culture change mindsets and one of the big things that they talk about In this blog with this person talks in this blog by should name him. His name's Roger Higgins Director of Norwich Research School part of the education endowment foundations for search schools network and he talks about the platform for Good School. Implementation is to create the right lead ship environment and carefully plan for implementation as a process not event and he talks about the importance of Senior leadership teams teams working as teams Rather than You know as individuals sort of going around policing everything is. It was just refreshing and for any student teachers out there who have got aspirations for senior leadership roles on the nine. I think is a lot to be found by looking into sort of school culture and implementation of of research informed practice house interesting. I think are sort of mentality building up a little. A little kind of metaphorical drawer marked really controversial. Podcast episodes we should do. I know we said to be recorded. Christmas. Didn't we gonNA really let ripon creativity at some point after Kepler stiff drinks. I think I'm going to add to that. Draw school leadership culture Yeah yeah he said. He says that he says the changes. We're making twenty. Chip habits aren't easy so it's just nice. It's nice to hear that and I hope that it may be nice for any senior leader listeners out there to to hear that two and two You know to to know that we don't see the enemy we see is very very important. Leaders of change in definitely make the occasional Kind of spiky comments about senior leaders sometimes better you know I. I always was aware even even when I was perhaps as a as a teacher. The chalk face kind of cursing the latest Thing to hit my email inbox that they were only being hammered by somebody above them in the same way. Anna wonder whether perhaps it might be worth just putting out their open invitation for any senior leader. Who would like to maybe come on and discuss The complexities and the sort of the pros and cons of different ways of being a senior leader with us. Because I think that could be a really interesting episode. I agree and there's an offer if after I heard done Tom. Okay Kamata senior leaders really WANNA speak to you now. You're up you're okay. So I know we always say blogs and I think I've done this before ended up with a sort of online newspaper column instead but it it's it's effectively a bit like a blog. I suppose I'm cheating slightly This column in. The Guardian called the network which deals with technology and. This is an article that came out. It's written by John Naughton then. It came out on Saturday the twenty eighth of March so just a couple of short days ago. And I'll spare you the sort of fooling the to cope with the bit. That really grabbed me. was a comment that they're making about Amazon. The enormous online giant company Amazon and the role they played in this corona virus pandemic. That's hit us all And just to kind of quickly give you the the punchline of the article the last couple of paragraphs it says that this whole kind of situation with the corona virus pandemic reveals an important truth back to our economies namely the extent to which Amazon has become so central and so powerful he named checks and other journalists at this point. Julia Carrie Wong and says that she's pointed out the Amazon in the US is beginning to behave more. Like a government than the trump administration itself. the author likens the hiring by Amazon of hundred thousand staff and their two dollar an hour. Pay Rice that they've given their staff to twenty-first-century version of F Diaz famous works Progress Administration In in the Great Depression the company sudden support for small businesses around Seattle headquarters so that they might live to serve Amazon. Another Day is. She says akin to a government stimulus package on its decision to stop accepting non essential products from third party. Saleh's who uses warehouses essentially Mites to government style market regulation so the pandemic will radically transform. The Industrial and commercial landscaper Western societies loss of companies. Large and small will go to the wall. No matter how fervent government promises of support our but when the smoke clears in some kind of normality returns a small number of corporations ones that have played a central role in keeping things going will emerge strengthened and more dominant and chief among them will be Amazon. What will then have to come to terms with is. The Amazon is becoming part of the critical infrastructure of Western states. So to perhaps a Google and Microsoft apple is more like a luxury good nice but not essential and the only reason for keeping facebook is what's up in which case one of the big questions to be answered a society's rebuild once the virus is finally being tamed will be. Really difficult one. How should Amazon be regulated? I just found that really interesting because it is absolutely true to to see that Amazon is now becoming so big. It is almost like a kind of like a small country or a government or something in itself and those points about some of the things that he's doing over in America. It's almost kind of taking the reins of of certain things that are traditionally the role of governments And it's just kind of really interesting to think whether this is one of the things that that will come out of this situation a kind of realization that some of these companies are now. I mean you. You just couldn't imagine being without the they have an enormous enormous amount of power and there was. There's been some really scary articles by Amazon. Those are a really terrifying one about Alexa. Outsourced data didn't send you because I know you've got one in your swell just about to say before we started this podcast. I asked Alexa to switch on my steady lights. I'm going to say it's you know she'll switch off okay and funnily enough it some. You know it's something that my half and I've been mindful of since we've been working at home out today because you can you can mute Alexa Stop Her from listening because she does should took speaking speaking about like she actually exist. It does records you. Obviously you can you can. You can look at all your review it you can. You can delete all but does transcribe everything that you've said. Kind of create. It creates micro con recordings of things that it thinks. You're saying to her. It's bizarre so yes an aunt..
"emma" Discussed on Emma
"Thank you sunny. So we've five really interesting challenging. Thought provoking presentations there. I think one of the themes that run through all five of them is the fact that you the audience student teachers are at the forefront of all this change in a way and the schools are going to be looking at unit very different way to how they might have looked at new entrance to the Profession. Impasse years which is kind of scary. I suppose so as a public service to you. We have got representatives from the government from consortia school senior leadership and academia. Who are now it for you to be thought provoking right back out boom with some questions. Now Emma's got one to kick us off to give you a little bit thinking time because it's always good to give people thinking. Time are Glamorous Assistant Lisa Fan. Who's got a microphone on the longest wire? I could find my office so anybody. Even the people in the naughty corner at the back potentially can ask a question As long as you wait for the wonderful to kind of get to you with the microphone but while we're while we're waiting for your brains to Kinda turnover. Emma has a question for the panel to kick us off. Thank you Tom. So I'm going to start by coming up this from a subject perspective. I am primarily a teacher but I'm I'm a drama teacher dramas specialist and actually historically. We've never had national curriculum so we have faced the big question of curriculum design day today and we have benefited from not having prescription but also we have climbed as a result of not having prescription. I'm just you touched on this sunny. In the end of your speech in relation to equity. I'm just wondering for our student teachers who are about to go into different settings and Nikki. You mentioned asking why I just wonder how we What advice we give them to give them the confidence to go into settings where perhaps there might be differences approached. There might be differences in terms of how quickly have slowly. They're responding to the curriculum reforms? It seems to me that there is a big weight on the shoulders of our of our avenue to qualified teachers in our OP. Starting teachers in the profession. So what advice would you give them to give them the confidence to go in and and tackle these these challenging circumstances? That isn't to anyone in particular I mean I would. I would say to be aware of the very range of situations in the schools that you'll be going into. There are some pioneer schools who've been curriculum pioneers and who've been heavily engaged in in one part of the curriculum design process may have experts in that particular area. There are other schools who've been professional learning pioneers. Who would have worked in that area? There are other schools who've not been pioneer schools but who've made a start on developing their vision for the curriculum there were other schools who are at this stage. Not so I would say my advice to you. I will be two to get really understanding of the school that you're going into and really get a feel for where they're at what stage on their journey there because every school is at a different stage of their journey so really understand the school that you're going into and working with build up relationships with the teachers says that you're in a position to be able to be a part of the team that is on that journey in that school And you're going in as a as a as a member and a valued member of the team in the departments and the groups that you're working in and you're with them as they're on the journey moving forward you might the only did I two. That is the when you go into your your jobs in in September. Don't be just kind of consumers. Don't just go into a school and think that the professional learning will be done to you and and that everything will just fall into place it. Won't YOU HAVE TO BE PROACTIVE. When you go into schools as I said it might it might talk professional learning inquiry. That can be a little niche. That can be where you are the experts on that senior leaders and teachers in school. We'll look to you for your expertise so I think that in the first instance might be an area where You know primary or secondary you really have an important role to play so I would. I am. Don't be shy. Don't go into schools and tell them where they're going wrong but don't be shy all so don't don't be afraid to to put forward your ideas. Don't be afraid to do a great job in your costumes and I make people want to come and see you. So Saint Joseph's is a relatively small school just a one form entry but some of the best practice I've seen has been from teachers in the first couple of years of their career and I'll happily send in more experienced teachers to go and see what's going on so the something that hasn't been mentioned at all so far this morning teacher agency A big part of this curriculum is is around each agency in around. You doing what you think is right for your students in your classes. You just keep doing that. Some people want to come and see what you're doing and hopefully will in from you too I think When I the very first thing and very I I showed up at the first school. I Todd in Cincinnati Ohio I was talking to a teacher and and I was being rather idealistic because I my purpose might motivation and teaching was was embedded within some pretty lofty ideals. like the for purposes are and the person turned to me. And said you think you're GONNA change these kids lives and I say I hope so. And he goes there just hillbillies with Afros and I stopped for a moment and my illusions of what I thought school and my colleagues and everything was shattered and changed because I went up against someone whom was like diametrically opposed to everything I was hoping to achieve as a teacher and school. So luckily though I had the luxury of being able to read Lots of books about the philosophies of education lots about the purpose and values and education. I had been able to set what I what my course was. My trajectory wasn't what I hope to achieve so I was firm my understanding of what I felt. My purpose was but also flexible so that I wasn't being rigid in my thinking but I could fall back on what I had read before and what I believed and I found allies and colleagues and comrades throughout the school. Who helped because survived those rougher spots and to kind of see kind of a more comprehensive approach that we as as a school are trying to achieve so I recommend That not only. Do you know your purpose but that you understand it and that you study and that you create your thesis about your teaching that you can defend that you can allow to be complemented by others. Thoughts added to but also that you can respond appropriately to things that you find challenging or that may be damaging in the school and to your pupils. It's time for someone to break out in the room. I I like to address the whole Pollen Column Williams Saqlain English Teacher Due to the uncertainty of qualifications moving forward On the Welsh I'm Jesse's let's say when compared to Scottish Irish or English qualifications will they be perhaps an initial disadvantage of value when applying to top universities like Oxford Cambridge? Nicholas Maw pittance you because I live within the gwent area on. I'm speaking specifically about pupils from trajano. Planet went as a whole all. They more advanced disadvantaged when applying to Oxford and Cambridge compared to more affluent areas. I know the process of universal application depends on levels. But she says he's taken to account as well Yeah so I I would. I would say firstly that we have got an independent regulator of qualifications in Wales Qualifications Wales. It is their job to leave the consultations on what the future of qualifications will look like The first one of those is out now. The next one is going to be out. I believe in the in the autumn which will be more of the specifics about the types of subjects and a number of options etc that that the qualifications will have That they are committed to ensuring that our qualifications are accepted and aren't treated equally. That is one of their fundamental principles. And that really is their their role as the regulator to ensure that the world whatever qualifications are adopted. Here are meet. The needs of learners are also universally recognised. I would say there are ready when you when you look at University applications. You look at admissions office universities except qualifications from all around the world they accept Scottish hires they accept the international back there except French. German Hong Kong diplomas they accept qualifications at the moment. From all around the world So it universities are not a not just accepting of a-levels so I would say. They used to a wide range of qualifications. What means for Wales though at the moment we don't know we don't you know until the court consultations happened until qualifications wells make the decisions about what qualifications are going to look like here. We don't know whether they're going to be very similar to to as they are now whether they're going to be different in any way that moments not being decided but it is fundamentally qualifications Wales purpose to ensure that they are Equally recognized and they have been working with US quite extensively in the development and designing the curriculum while through each of the rallies on as early the principles are not this what we are very very clever. Whatever qualification would look like? It'll be transferred about internationally and nationally recognized as it is even though we all keep juicy brand but archie says. He's art different from England for example numbered as graded so there is a divergence happening there but it comes back to the question about the Welsh. Gcc's in general they will be. There will be two nationally recognized and that is paramount. Importance of qualification wells when they offer the sweeter calls for any of the regulatory bodies then awarding bodies to work there after. But it's a good question. I know the daily Rag mentioned about the Consultation Document and so on so whilst maybe the consortium government might play things with a straight bat in an give an answer that might be a little bit generic. I'll just tell you straight from my point of view I think is quite straightforward really. I think all. Gcc's should be branded in the same way. I'm what I mean by. That is at the moment employers. Maybe then hired colleges and universities you can have from Wales. Let's say a plethora of different qualifications. Hey Jan dis what I did this. You could list them all. I think it might be wise that at a level or qualifications are given the GNC brand. So what I mean by. That is kids go to colleges They have a haven booty. Jesus they have a car mechanics so that when they come out of school at the age of sixteen and they say I've got ten. Gps's that's exactly what they have. They haven't got four. Gps's I'm one something else in two of something else at a higher level or lower level which can be quite confusing for some colleges for some employers of course that needs to be robust that needs to obviously ensure that across the board GCC's challenging and we're not dumbing down any of the qualifications. But I think in terms of any confusion in the system particularly later on them when you go to apply to universities and so on. It's absolutely clear that children in Wales. They have that set the qualifications. And there's no ambiguity. Right where are you going to send Lisa next I'm Scott Tireless. Pg SEE secondary drama. Student I kind of double question is so the first one is when going into school. A lot of approaches school will take is a carousel program to all different subjects. So what are your opinions on using Carcelle within your own schools within your own academic studies on? Then the second question would be when we look towards the new pedagogical style of inventively as we look towards the full call. Pepsi's as the car set itself actually crippling this approach because if we think about how we tried to teach about a topic and we gotta get into a set goal of they must learn this indepth knowledge of say drama where we look. Braxton of ASCII every kind of practitioner. How do we ensure the full corpses Gov our own subject Knowledge Kinda coexisting and Scott? Sorry to interrupt but speaking in practice we talking about a very limited amount of hours in..
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"Very much. Thank you compelling insights into your schools journey and we're going to be moving on now to our next panelists We'RE LOOKING FROM A SECONDARY PERSPECTIVE. Now and it's my pleasure to introduce you to Barry Crompton from stem. Well School in Paneth funk's an a big donkey to Emma for inviting me today. I'm coming at this from a from a secondary school perspective just to give you a brief background of of my experiences. It's been my job ready for the last five years at stumble right from the inception of the idea of successful futures. And the fact that Graham Donaldson Poodle all these ideas forward folder full purposes and so on the Welsh government in all the wisdom then decided that the best way forward with successful futures was to have pioneers schools and stumbled schools be one of those pioneer schools in terms of professional learning for the past. Five years. And it's been my job really to head that up and lead it from stumbled school Just to give you an idea of what I'm going to do today. I'm just going to go through some of the experiences in different in different trials. The school have done things that within this new curriculum that was published earlier in the week. Maybe your not aware of in fact maybe many schools in Wales on not aware of beyond just the text beyond just the curriculum that's being published the little nuances. That maybe are important. It should show to you that there are opportunities with the new curriculum but also that there are many many challenges so the fish challenge. I think is really to do with on Christy Williams said in a podcast when she when she published on twitter. We now need to take time. School shouldn't really go into this. Experience now rushing into changing their curricula in a secondary perspective totally reinventing the way schools work. In fact you may be aware in. Did you may be in certain schools. Where maybe they've got rid of old heads of department employed new heads of AOL's and that has led more recently to industrial action in some schools and so on so really forging ahead with something without thinking through kind of fortunately create some problems just to give you an example. You may be aware that when the criminals put together have these maddest statements. You have progression steps. You have descriptive learning well if you had an inexperienced or an ASS. Lt Team that haven't really been involved with the new curriculum. It'll non-pioneer school. They've really just waited until the new curriculum kind of lands on their desk while they may look at the headlines of the new curriculum on just make the crew decision that will there are six. What matters statements for the science and tech there are only three what matters statements for the expressive Arts Alley. Therefore that means just give twice as much time on the curriculum on the timetable for science than I do for expressive arts. That's just the way it's written down and of course that would go totally against the whole idea behind and the ethos behind the new curriculum one of the messages. That's that's hopefully going to come across very clearly is that there should be some kind of equality and patty across the alleys schools. Now that's easier said than done because again we've been sort of brought up over the last twenty years or so particularly in secondary with this idea that some subjects or maybe more important than others in terms of accountability in terms of measures the pressure on mass teaches English teachers science teachers with level two plus an coal subject indicate and all of these different measures. It's meant that curriculum has become a little bit skewed towards it and subjects and now with new curriculum this should be parity across that but in order for that to happen and this is where I think some of the little stories I might tell Mike. Resnick with you. One of the things we have to do is members of staff on the schools. Is that in order for this new curriculum. To Be Successful. We have to upskill staff at a huge part of the upskilling process is to do with professional learning and we have professional learning programming. That we're very proud of. We have one hundred twenty members of staff which again if you have primary experience at the moment you've just gone through Your First Placement One hundred twenty members of staff. It's it's a lot of people to make sure that upskilled within that process it's clear now. That inquiry is a really important part of the new curriculum on. This is a huge opportunity for you. You've just finished your first placements going to your second. Placements I'm GonNa scare you now in September. You will be starting your new jobs. Okay when the happens you're going to be in a really unique situation in Tim's have been quietly and in terms of professional learning. You will be the experts in your schools. That's what you're going through at the moment. This research informed practice and whilst that this moment in time you might be sick to death of assignments and juggling that with teaching and so on honestly when you go into schools you need to get into the professional learning programs. You need to offer your services the schools and say look. You're used to doing this. You know the best ways to choose the right question look at methodologies reading around subjects and all of those things because older teachers like myself. We did those kinds of things twenty years ago in between that time from being. Pge Yes there have been other opportunities but it is really embedded in my practice whereas for you the opportunity is it is embedded in your practice and you need to carry on now another really. They'll controversial but another challenge regarding the new curriculum is to do with subject specialism and of course again. I'm speaking to you. Maybe the reason why you've done a PC is because you love history. You love geography. You love biology. Whatever it might be on the field with the new curriculum is that specialism will no longer be that important as a historic myself. There's a very genuine fear that the humanities AOL will somewhat dilute my subject knowledge. I suddenly have to know a little bit about geography and Ari and bring lots and lots of things together. I'm not really bothered me. In in the beginning in fact we had a meeting just immediate as a lovely day actually with representatives from the Dutch government. We felt quite important in style that they chose to have little to school and have really frank discussions and the Dutch government wants to try KIRKUM reform. Just as we're trying in wells it didn't last very long a few months. And you probably don't know this but they are very very powerful guilds of teachers in Holland. So there's a guild of history teachers guild of geography teachers on when they put the initial proposals forward having similar curriculum. Now to us where you had the idea of humanities and an grouping subjects together that was as far as call those gills completely shocked down the ideas on the Dutch government just scrapped. The idea on they had to go back to basics on. They have to try again now. It's interesting the teachers in Wales mixed bag. Maybe it's not a mixed bag. There's a lot of criticism out there about this new curriculum. I think it depends on which school you're in you could. Well be in school now. You've just finished your first placement in school where they've really critical of the new curriculum. It's not going to work there. Still some people out there who genuinely think this will not come to fruition. Kristie Williams will lose her job. And we'll just go back to the way it was. They are genuinely people out there who think that so with these criticisms when you look on places like twitter and across social media platforms. It really is a difficult job for pioneers schools. Who are now given the remits of going out and making sure people are positive about in the new curriculum and to tell you about the stories and and the pitfalls and promise that they could be. It's really difficult for us to do that. Because of the way the media can work. It's one of those things where I think that's an opportunity for you as well when you go into interviews when you go now to look for new posts in that process make sure you you match yourself up with school. That really is positive about the new curriculum. If you can don't be one of those people who perhaps are Naysayers. The ones who say that. It can't work because if the majority of people say in the teacher profession. It's not going to work then. It won't work right. We have to give it a go and give it a try and as mentioned into your own in terms of outcomes and in terms of assessment. I just said the word. I'm really sorry but that would in secondary school. It's the reason why many secondary schools are perhaps not forging ahead with the new curriculum. They're scared that if they make big changes that when kids do and when they go on to a level if you experiment too much at key stage three years in school it's going to ultimately result is standards dropping and the unfortunate thing. Then we'll be that estim- will be on your back and so on but that's the kind of old school of thinking that's the way schools you know hopefully used to think a now we're going to start looking into this new horizon and this new way of thinking just to give you an example of how the new curriculum might work. My boy is in your seven. He definitely wasn't going to come to Donald School. I can't think of anything worse for him. Blessed for me to teach him so he goes to another school in the Vale of the Morgan and they've actually taken the decision. They are a pioneer school as well to trial in your Savon a humanities approach now obviously being a historian and in stom- Well. We definitely have made that decision yet. We are sticking without traditional subjects and no big decisions to be made but it was. It was really difficult for me in the past couple of months to see how it goes as a dad. Of course she'd always think well if it doesn't work for him and he's not a good story and and he's not really good things. I'd love him to be good at. How would I feel about that? The only thing I will say it's been really positive I've had discussions with with my son. The I'm convinced other year seven students in my school in particular may not of had. I won't bore you with it but when I ask my eleven year old cell about the black death and try to trick him by saying what are the positives of the black death for him to have a discussion about it at the tell me about economic situation and how labor markets changes on..
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"The case of semantic gravity if we put something in a specific context is easier to understand something that's easy so strong semantic gravity. It's easy easy and if it has week semantic gravity it means we understand it D- contextualized which is harder so strong is easy. The week is hard in semantic gravity so the example. I think one of the examples that we use drum you talk about. This was the idea of knowing about the battle of Hastings. For example the history teacher or you know something to do the Second World War II by a very specific contextual thing or to go right down the other end of the scale war thing. I mean that's a that's a massive thing. It's it's quite deacon text utilized. It's hard to understand understand and I suppose if you know the more you know about war so the weaker the semantic gravity so therefore the harder as the more you know about war the I suppose the deeper you go when it has a stronger semantic property fifty so you can look at the battle of hastings in a whole new way. Yeah and the more you can transfer things. I guess to new and unfamiliar things so as a teacher. We're not going to start by saying hey kids. We're going to learn about war today because that's really hard we're gonNA start with specific content student. Examples semantic density works a slightly different way round semantic density is in how many ways thing is understood in different connections so the example. We we use these ample gold. Didn't we have the things that we were looking at. In the context of science we look at in the context of science initially. And we said Okay you you could understand gold in just one way which is a shiny metal or if you're doing science you could understand too in terms of where it sits on the periodic table or you know what kind of and and structure it has a molecular structure or you could understand it in terms of its melting point or you know it's reactivity or something like that you start understanding gold Connecting it in a lot of different ways says semantically dance yet you become more semantically dense and that gets harder so it's going the other way round the more dense you get. The harder is because you understand the thing in more different ways and we actually took gold. Then didn't we took out science and we said the gold while actually if you're in if you're in sports if you win gold means you came. I if you talk about gold you know it's got got connections with being rich ch- it's kind of got connections. Maybe being slightly tastelessly rich go looking chain. Yeah exactly You know gold suddenly has an awful lot more understandings. Understand it in an awful lot of different ways and as a teacher. You've you've probably got to isolate it initially thought to give it You know far fewer connections. So you're GONNA you're going to remove all of its connections and give them much week.. Semantic density and only issue pupils get older more experienced in the world and understanding of the kind of metaphorical associations with things and you know more complicated implicated scientific associations with gold will start to make sense in a whole lot of different ways and connect to load rather different things and it semantic density will become stronger longer. So what is the point of this. I hear you ask well what this article goes on to do as he goes on to visualize the process by which teachers take hake these complicated things and make them accessible to pupils so it talks about the way that we will take a thing and initially we will present it to pupils who's with strong semantic gravity and week semantic density so we will put it in context and we will forget about those other meanings. We're just give it a meaning so that people can get it but we will then start to so we'll take the thing and we will make it simple and it's got loads of diagrams. It calls them escalators. You know you start off with it super complicated and decontextualize as teachers we kind of move down the escalator of difficulty. Not doing exactly that but then it makes the point that if we just do that with a Lotta things. We're not doing the pupils any favors because they then just understand a load things in separate context next unconnected transfer exactly and so this author Maton goes out into a series of lessons and watches as teachers. Take these things make them easy easy and then crucially repack them re kind of connect them to the rest of the world start kind of weakening the need for context so the people can start making things transferable and start making connections and of course in Donaldson World we talk about powerful connections so this is really the important and so so the wave this sort of diagram. Instead of just coming all the way downwards it comes downwards and then Carter changes direction starts going up puts again. So it's just a really nice way of visualizing a thing that we all do by instinct and giving it names and explaining why we do it and explaining that maybe we we do in different ways and in different directions in different shapes in different subjects on the rain is pouring down so yeah uh-huh not a festive side of snow falling rain outside Directly Bavaro desk here which has to leak so. I hope it doesn't so I'm just recommending recommending that as a nice example of an article that puts into words something that we'll do every day without thinking about it so that we can maybe think about artistic or explicitly. I think it's really great win. And it really kind of opens your eyes when we know this new got this kind of conceptual frame. I'm for it the theory behind it. You see it more more visibly everywhere. I I was on a school at Training Day on our school on our Of course the other day and student teacher was talking about a lesson that they had observed of their peers in different subject discipline and they describe is this lesson. Particular lesson was a geography lesson that was about aging populations and what the teacher done is as the starter. They looked at the case of an old person. and Lt Person It was like a case. Study Dawson pupils. You know how difficult their life be when they're when they're at this age h what might they need to support them. Before the teacher went onto zoom out and look at aging populations as a thing you know look impact look hurt consequences et cetera. And so you know hearing that tail just made me think there it is there. It is right there. Good to make it explicit because maybe we are sometimes guilty of just leaving them at the bottom of the escalator not repacking because repack difficult is good to it just sort of know that so that we can watch ourselves and check ourselves and make sure we do that all important thing lovely. Well done thank you. You're T- The two boys that based off of you okay. Oh you're not gonNA believe this random. It's you again on. It's something interesting. Dang that's okay because I've just taken a big swig of coffee. Not Why any no no. No it's coffee is coffee vice chancellor on his schedule it is are transparent. Mark those who could be in there all right so this is something interesting to me again. Is there Okay and I. I'm getting a bit SCIENC- here I think because I'm going I want to talk about something that happened thirty years ago this February. Oh yeah which is. That's the one of the voyager spacecraft at turned camera back at the earth as it left the solar system and took a picture of the earth and this has become an extremely famous picture and it is a picture I was aware of found it. It's starting to a little bit more. As as we approach the thirtieth anniversary taking of this picture I was aware of the picture but I wasn't aware of a lovely quote that came with it. That just Kinda makes us think a little bit so if you are sitting with your your tyrannical device in front of you listeners. You may be fire at Mr Google at this point and safe you can find the Pale blue dot photo. It's simply known as the Pale. Blue Dot photo and to save Emma the trouble. I'm going to show her picture of the Pope in you can see the earth. Wow on it's it's less than one pixel on this picture because for each was you know billions of miles over three billion miles away from us by the point that it took took this picture and you you can see it. It's just sort of caught in a in a bit of class from the sun and it's this tiny tiny Pale blue dot which which I knew out Out But I didn't know that that there was a quote. The went with it from a talk that was given by again. I'm not entirely sure how to pronounce the Call Sagan or saga and I'm sure but he gave a talk about this picture and I just thought that at this moment of pause in the year we could just have a little think about this and he says look again at that adult. That's here that's home. That's us on it. Everyone you love everyone you know everyone you ever heard of. Every human being who ever was lift out that lives every teacher of morals every corrupt politician every superstar every supreme leader every saint and sinner in the history of our species. He's lived there on a motive dust suspended in a sunbeam. Wow think if the rivers of blood spilled by those generals and emperors so that in Glorious Oreo triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of adult are imagined. self-importance the delusion that we have some privileged position position in the universe challenged by this point of Pale life to me. It underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish arish the Pale blue dot the only home we've ever known top and maybe you know quite apart from all the all the climate change stuff that's going on at the moment in the news actually just from a really kind of individual personal point of view. It's a great reminder when we believe that it's you know today's crisis is all encompassing and you know or maybe that what we do is is super important that maybe it's not really. ooh That's great when it just made me think about anyone planning assemblies. Oh if you cheat agree might need some really nice discussion. Yeah it might so you could use it for that and you could just use it to guess that's a perspective yeah we were talking about semantic gravity you. You seem to the entire. Yeah exactly but she doesn't do us good sometimes because I think we do bound up in in these crises of our lives and our work sometimes so just remember everything that's ever been even life on a dot. It tastes a fraction of a pixel SCIENC- feel ozzy's fields this too leslie thank you for that. Okay right it's me break just fish McAfee. It's me and it's something to try okay. Okay and this. Something try was inspired by a thread. That was kicked off on twitter by Tom. Bennett and for those as I. Don't follow Tom Bennett. He is founder of Research Ed He's behavioral advisor to the government in England and and many other things and first and foremost to teach He is many other and he he sent out quite an interesting Question into the twitter sphere and I shall read to you now on some of the things that came out of said question so hive mind colon. What is the best literacy intervention? A teacher slash school can make for year eleven set in January for the improvement of a wide range of subjects..
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"We do. We do that with seating festive. We have festive drinks at our Si- Alcoholic vice-chancellor Non Alcoholic Full of festive. Cheer and it is our intention to loosely center. This Christmas episode is Christmas special around the twelve days of Christmas so we have secretly unbeknownst to one another come up with six items two full full wellbeing to try and to for something interesting and we are going to pull them out of a Santa hat randomly and and give them to you as an extra extra presence and your Christmas tree because we are good to you four we do that. Quick festive a ED plea for some ratings and reviews we had some really nice ones actually. At one stage people started reviewing us in writing a space kind of dropped off a little bit with feeling unloved. So if you could possibly Raise yourself from Your Carb Coma on the SOFA and views. It'd be really nice because I don't think either of US actually believe we've got listeners. Sometimes very good point. Yeah make yourself known to us and Rubbish Christmas that that would be. That'd be harsh okay. So we've got our usual three regular slots because we always have some things lined up. But because so many guests they usually have things lined up as well and so we've got an enormous enormous surplus of lovely ideas that we never get to us. So we're going to pull them out to the hats or pull out of a pencil case that a student's future she left in my classroom. Don't feel sorry the hat hat I know you. So I picked doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be made that's going to be speaking. It's very true but it is me an it's wellbeing well-being okay. Okay so are you have got a wellbeing tip here now normally Our tips are ways to improve your own wellbeing being but I'm going to slightly twisted around a bit out. This festive season and think about ways that we can maybe improve somebody else's well being instead which is a nice little twist and I I want to kind of coin a phrase or make a concept. I couldn't really look at what it was to call it so I'm going to call it. Well being leverage wellbeing leverage this is not to anybody else's come up with our. Don't think it's this is something I made up so the idea here. Is Everybody's very busy. Teachers are all kind of hanging on by their fingernails. And we're all kind of I encouraged to look out for one another and be kind to one another and make sure everybody's okay and I guess. Sometimes we all have that slight feeling now. I'm not sure really got enough time to make sure sure that I'm up in about walking around and fully clothed and doing my job but all of that never mind looking after somebody else at the same time. So I'm I'm just going to kind of maybe make a little bit easier by introducing the idea of leverage and anyone who's a scientist who's listening will know that lever is simply a thing which which allows you to exert a small force to move a really really big heavy thing so this is my idea for just just giving you the concept that you could exert a very small while being forced to to make a very big wellbeing effect interesting very well. Thank you and I'm not a science teachers. We all know but they would go and I'm going to use an example from myself here all details details kind of removed. So let's just let's just picture the scene and less without giving any details. Let's just assume that I've just had the worst day of my teaching career without giving any any sort of further details and there I was sitting Here with the worst day of my teaching career just behind me the day before and I just want to give a shoutout to the person who came in and not with me who might not be sitting a million miles away from me right now. who was out on a school visit and instead of turning her car? Westwood for Home Turned Eastwards Eastwards towards campus when she didn't need to and I had a phone call saying I'm in the coffee shop and we can have a cup of tea all and obviously on really kind of objective level I think it was probably about a four mile. Diversion out of your way and it was a cup of tea which is is not a huge thing but because because it was not a great day for me that Particular Day Vat Cup of tea has attained mythic proportions. Aw Yeah kind of yeah in our in our friendship story and with that very very small thing you did a very very very big thing your your wellbeing act had enormous leverage because right at that moment somebody having a cup of tea with me was exactly what I needed so just putting out their this festive season that you actually have to do something huge and extravagant you just have to apply all your force in the right place at the right time and you could have a disproportionate effect on someone's wellbeing. Maybe make them your friend for life. That's that was a lovely one. Nice One star with and you're absolutely right. I I would agree with that wholeheartedly. And I I would imagine there are countless times on everybody's three bodies Less that somebody has done something seemingly very small and that has made them feel a world batter on my wellbeing tech later on a similar theme actually so excellent okay. So let me go. A well-being tip you wellbeing leverage on copyright well being leverage. It's it's very Tila terrier just small thing but do the right way. Yeah have a big effect okay. I have pulled out of the not quite a hat and actually it's Emma wellbeing reshuffle bees. Yeah that's not gonNA help they kind of yeah you you can't see what's going on here okay. Right in which case I'm GonNa do the one that links most nicely to that actually funnily enough links to a time when I was feeling particularly bad I was having a particularly bad run of days. Actually you miss feeling very very low when I know that you know in the spirit of You know the movement of letting people know that it's okay to not be okay. I'm letting you know that Not Too distant time. I wasn't feeding so good. And this was somebody Outside of the working world who is a a good friend and she said something to me shed something with me That someone a friend of hers said to her when she was feeling pretty much at rock-bottom bottom okay so first of all INC wide messages. It's okay to feel at rock bottom and that will be very much dependent on on what your bottom is his. But if you're feeling at rock-bottom and these are for the bottom times because otherwise this will seem like a really really silly wellbeing tip so if you're at rock-bottom my friend. Rachel says the only thing that you need to do that day is breathing. I'm breathing act and not only objective. Sometimes when mm-hmm we are feeling at absolute rock bottom the best that we can do and it's enough is to simply breathing. I'm breathing at excellence. Excellent well I think the only way is up from here because by making explicit the fact that we've both had pretty bad days. We'd Ah we'd love working here. Most of the time these things I think teaching is one of those things where we always say the highest very high in the low very low and maybe it's a good thing to just is kind of getting back to and listening and say Yep applies to us to ask indeed indeed okay so breathing in and breathing out and am I still pulling these the great job that feeling an awesome sense of responsibility or eights me always wellbeing again. And it's me right. I'm passing as I did at. She's very good at that because this wellbeing tip is linked to the last one In which I said that you you made me not an a very very big effect and my day and if by that you you are listening to have been inspired to go and try and do that for somebody else somebody that you work with. A colleague I just want to point out the other really really important thing about that cup of tea. That's had made for me and that was the fact that the phone call that I received That Day said I am here and we're having a cup of tea it didn't say. Would you like me to come in and have a cup of tea with you because as a card carrying teacher. We're all bad at this. We won't actually ever say yes to that question. Yeah that's a very good point. I didn't want to put on other Novotny Way. 'cause actually at that particular moment in time you really struggling workload and I think had you actually said to me shallow. Common Man I would have said No. I'm fine don't worry about it. You've got two words to go home to your dog Anne refined while my mind was screaming at me. Yes please come in with me so I'm just going to put out there that if you are feeling like going out and and waving your wellbeing lever around you it's become a thing you may wish to just consider the ask teachers. We are our own worst enemies and that colleague may not tell you that they need you to do it. You might ask them and they might say no so sometimes passing to do is just to do it. Yeah take the the option out of their hands. Take off the table and just go be with them. I think that's yeah. I would agree with all of those things so if fuel sat on the SOFA thinking of yourself go make someone else a cup of tea or immense pyo decent thing for someone who could do with a bit of a wellbeing lever. Yes and if you're making a new year's resolution maybe you should go and do that for a colleague next to as well because Spring Term Call Swick pressures if you're in secondary Yeah someone might really thank you that team and you might make a friend for life lovely. Very nice start okay. We've been all about well being so. Let's hope that this next one perhaps perhaps the pence. Okay I have I just got a neat pile now. Okay so it's me okay on. It's something interesting interesting okay. I'm going to try the difficult one I. It's not a difficult one but yeah sir. It's one that I've been trying to get my head to Ryan so One of my research interests. is creativity and to give context to this I'm setting for my PhD. And I one of the difficult things when you're sitting is to not get kind of drawn off on a tangent Into something else. That's also interesting but not related to your PhD per se This happened to me of late and I just decided to go with it because it was interesting so I was reading a book about Drum Education. the book as an edited Book by David Holmberg entitled on the subject of drama. But don't worry if you're thinking I know nothing about drama nothing dramas nothing to do with me. This is actually about creativity. And that agenda is is is high priority within Education Keisha in Wales. And I'm sure beyond in fact on Sunday the first of December Network Ed On twitter or network Ed chat to use the Hashtag Tag hosted a discussion hosted by our lovely Rachel door. She was guest last year. hosted a discussion about creativity. And the questions she asked were. What does creativity mean to you? And what role does it play in your learning and teaching what. What do we see as the roles of creativity creative thinking and teaching for creative learning? And how can we ensure schools are developing the notion of an enterprising mindset mindset. So I'm not GonNa talk about anything to do with network at chapter. I thought I'd give it a heads up Give it a shoutout not heads up. You can tell us what holiday brain so it got me thinking about creativity and how creativity is viewed What it involves sir?.
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"Hello and welcome back to Amarin. Tom's PG podcast. We are very nearly at Christmas. We are and we are very pleased as to welcome a very new guest to olive leaf. PODCAST studio Bethune Rowlands. Welcome thank you very much. Would you like to just tell our listeners. Business a little bit about who you are. You are colleague got caught a little bit about what you do before we talk about your research case. So I'm a lecture here Cardiff Matt's I teach on the be a primary education with cute. Es Course I do it through the Welsh medium and with English medium. I also like to he he with. PG Primary Amputee Secondary. I used to be a teacher teacher for twenty years. And then I worked in University of South Wales before coming here to Cardiff and would it be fair to say that you are an early career researcher. I'm very early. Career researcher researched in my twenty s of being a primary teacher. I hadn't hadn't really in that role. I don't start to do research once I started in the university so I've been in the last two years active researcher. John Thank you very much and I think is important to say that we have an award winner in our midst. We're borrowing down to you wit. It is just such an accolade given what you've said about how how new to the world of research you are. So I'm I'm really excited to interview along with my lovely talk today about your research because you one and I'm GonNa get this route you with a joint winner of the British Educational Research. Associations Post boost appraised one thousand nine hundred and nine on your work entitled raising awareness of Dyscalculia. Did I say that rats correct within the educational setting tag so Beira. Yeah you a question straight off. The Bat are moving to you. Well I was just thinking because we are I guess gas quite early career researchers as well and we've been to the bees conference British Educational Studies Association and they are lovely. We Love Bees. Incredibly Nice US barrer though they are the kind of you know. They're the big league in our kind of will the British Education Research Association. They write the ethical guidelines that we all follow when we're doing doing educational research. The words on the grapevine is the it can be quite intimidating going to bear and presenting so just in case we fancy taken GonNa step up the ladder. How did you find presented at the mighty beer field? I conference this is my first ever conference so that You know it was. I hadn't I didn't know what to expect so sometimes listen carefully ignorant about it so when I competed I was assed part of my work for the postgraduate certificate in higher education I researched into dyscalculia and finish this work and it came at the time when you're to submit admits abstract to to be so I decided I will have give it a go and many of my colleagues at university South Wales at the time decided to do the same. I'm I'm was obviously delighted to find. Abstract was successful so I went out to create the poster and a little bit may be naive. Wasn't sure but I've never been translated this before to know what to expect and we went and we had absolutely fantastic time. They were very welcoming when we arrived. We were given stick with quite large stickers. We knew ten people. Also welcome you to to be I'd like to have Bacon Rolls No is very good so we saw with my presentation. I have to be they for two hour hour slots for people to become talk me about my project. Everybody was so welcoming. They really interested in the subject. They wanted to know more about it. on it was fantastic. There was nobody wanted to catch you out or be nasty and I was very fortunate. Many of my colleagues also were presenting at bureau so I went to their presentations nations as well and everybody was listening. You know some some vagrant questions but there was nobody there was very intimidating or nothing so they were fabulous fair-play they play sometimes. Naive not is just a good thing I think I think that's what I hopped on when I said to. Emma shall we make it podcast. I remember that you have no idea. No the idea. Now that's really reassuring to hear really reassuring and I guess before you tell us about your award-winning research. The first thing that we and I'm sure our listeners. I would really like to know is what as Dyscalculia. Hey So dyscalculia summarized is dyslexia Assia in maths. And it's not very well recognized or understood may be in the profession as maybe dyslexia is so research has proven proven that. There's so many children we understand what dyslexia is. But they just don't know the signs of a of identifying children with dyscalculia. Okay unlovely Segue to my next question how would we. And I'm going to say adults as well as as teaches working with with people's how would would we recognize identify this lifelong condition in ourselves in our people's so the key things you would be looking at really as the the the the as dyscalculia is a calculating so the inability under the quite being able to calculate and children children can't count very well the continually. It's ghetto point. Where they they? They'll get to ten eleven twelve. Stop up they won't show what's coming next then need support all the time they get directional confusion. So what you'll find is that children and I'm looking at a clock quarter past and quarter to the whole thing. They cannot identify the differences between the two. So it started. I I identified it from my daughter was very poor maths and I couldn't understand why she she. She wasn't really progressing as she. You should be doing and I was a teacher time and I must been teaching for about fourteen years and I remember one of my friends came to me and she said to me I you know. Maybe she's got dyscalculia. Oh cool and I remember. At that time. I was being in the freshman fourteen years and I didn't know what it was and from that point I knew I needed to research and help my own daughter so through that I really wanted to find out how I can help her because she she has difficulties with time turn the time them with money and place value is terrible and oversee the key things you want to teach. Your children is many to tell the time and times table table. She just could not recall. The memory retention is terrible. Can't recall timetable. And it is like the best I can describe it. Is Somebody somebody taking the hard drive out of computer and just taking place. You've taught something you've learned that you've given them strategies you've helped them. They've got it that day he go back the next day and it's like the heart driver's gone and and they've got to start again so it's changing the strategies of how we teach somebody to be able to get them to understand. You know the how to do master you break it down tables. For example with two times six is twelve and then just look patterns for example maybe four times six two and then look at the doubling of it and just those those key facts before going into anything else maybe relating thing it things but So that's how I started really the GENU- research in Dyscalculia and you mentioned in your research that very few teachers a train to work in this field and a real discrepancy between our our understanding recognition of Dyslexia In comparison with this Cockatiel. Why did you suspect this is? This is like a training lack awareness. I think at the moment in the lack of funding and in research at the moment in this area many researchers say say themselves you know That is time that Julia caught up with dyslexia. In you know that we do need to raise awareness. I think anybody. DT notice lex serious. I think the majority of would acknowledge that but when it comes to discuss cooler I don't think we do. And there's a lack of research untimeliness. It's at the moment and so really. I wanted to raise awareness from a personal perspective of my daughter who who really finds it difficult in maths and would benefit from the strategies and supporting children in multi. Sensory approach is really teach in the mud sense approaches. And the you know the same way as we would we dissect children's with wanted to raise awareness for my research work and guess end to your research so before we talk about the findings from your day and I really like to ask a bit more as well about multi sensory teaching purchase but will come to that in a moment. Tell us about your study. who was involved? What was your methodology? So how did you go about gathering data. I just kind of the nuts and bolts of that no problem well and they started the poster presentation what I did. I did this with students. I was working with. I wanted to keep it. My my main aim was to raise awareness with with the students within the university without Taito and so when they went out the two cases that they actually became more aware of what is this calculation identified children and how to support them and these were sorry gypsy these were primary shootouts. That's correct yeah. So they'll be primaries that these with Cutie as they were in level five's the second year and so I went about first of all I did a whole cohort lecture and I started the lecture really and I put a questionnaire out and I just popped it out tonight said Gino. You know I discussed earlier is have been identified in a one year out on placement did any children with children diagnosed and it came came back. There's quite shocking. Hotly any of the students at ever heard of the word they didn't know what it was so it was saying we went about then giving giving the lecture materials giving them ideas given approaches to help them to support their children when they go out to schools and then at the end then I would I asked them. You know from from the Tito's tight introduced to them what they use it in the classroom. And they were all under center them said they would put quite compelling starts he said a staggering fifty one percent scored zero zero be no knowledge of Dyscalculia and the remaining forty nine percents going between one and five so very brief understand very brief. She's quite shocking. As I you know everything that you in your hunch. That's right right and then I asked the students as well is when they were out on their placements. How many of the children were actually diagnosed with? Lee's discount Julia. I think one child was identified at the time of being identified with Dyscalculia. Yeah so the triangulating those stocks stocks. And you just go. Wow this is this is significant. I studied food then for my air may and found we went to a specialist dyslexia centre thirty of the children. All have specific needs in dyslexia quite severe to.
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"Okay just before the music rolls on this one we're going to have a bit of a podcast I and put an and overcome clear stand emon Tom's PG podcast and I'm hoping we're hoping that you feel very And our tradition now is to do something a little bit lighter for the holidays which gave lots of food for thought and you would just as excited as we were in that coffee shop bit over-excited also a coffee was what I'd have sugar and Caffeine Standard Diet is an and so the teachers out there back relaxed session a little bit shorter the normal and we're going to bring you ends at at them what part so Tommy you're going to kick us off I am so yes we're just Easter time we did a blogger tweets an story spurs this counts as a blog it's a regular column he's standing in for our normal wellbeing slot yeah so something Russian okay on the subheading is the effects of this technique are extraordinary so dates to in one thousand nine hundred seventy four but judging from the media and many people I know it's the official paralysis leaving her unable to complete basic chores so this idea that stare in our to do list in a panic and I think we can all kind what to do and you really want to be productive in that PPA time but you kind of see any other and better suited to this era era of exhaustion and overwhelm Ban yes Japan we salute you Japan we do we're GonNa go to an international conference era think an excuse to go over then you add no further tasks to your plate until you finished at least one arranged in columns each task moves from the To-do call him to doing has the effects are extraordinary by limiting work in progress. You feel your finite capacity what's new job is one of your task it'll jammed things up for months wow yes USC before embarking on the next commitment become addictive a pattern and eventually a habit and I can relate to that they're all they're all edge I'm not even GONNA look at my to do list and tell two hundred that's an impossible request your only options are to choose consciously which operating lead down to Earth engagement with how things really are and the truth is be doing three but he's right if you don't consciously pick the three you're going to be working on then limited amount of things that you physically can do so you might feel like you need to do them all but anyway that might be one to think about decide three things you're going to do park everything else and don't program here at Cardiff met the other week it was the strategy four the spectrum of the half and lo and behold in the world of engineering once again this is a space for Kanban board we do then fantastic okay well my contribution this talked in the past about homework and homework that are useful eight which comes from Miss K. p. ten at Miss Look Worm and crafty type and I think she's she's based in the West Midlands in England that's a conversation for another day okay so what she posted Oh lovely happy weekend all and then she's put Hashtag aim for excellence it all the hashtags now let me describe what's in the picture these are Charles the first I should be including divine right of kings the great chain of being oh well was your child able to explain what they've been learning about and did you learn I was a child was able to tell me about the great chain of being the IT started to describe it and he took over and gave me a detailed oh practice homework a really helpful learners they didn't take too much time yes to find out something they have to respond it it's just I just thought it was a really nice exceptions in areas to return back to with help the parents I love that one of the things you know the parents say Oh what did you do in school today earn much and actually the parents really want to know what's going just found the binding them into the whole process made the whole thing feel a lot better than they used to child who's in the home and you can potentially be someone to help with homework a sub teacher saying how good it was to to write letters home when pupils have been good I me that letter home I said Yeah Nice let me see yeah my parents saw letter with the school standpoint really what's know when they've been good as well as what they've been bad there we go something to try show is the Washington Post it was definitely an American news paper websites take this is going to really annoy you but it it's a bit like my you know the pitfalls of the classroom it's GonNa.
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"And grapple with the new curriculum might be prey of private companies giving quick-fix solutions to curriculum design so what would channel being and therefore the whole notion of being am reception we're wanting to engage with with with evidence being reflective about your place I think all of that just reinforces the vital importance of professional learning the vital importance of having the kind of community and the wider world so that what we do is to ensure that those four purposes which are the driver the the I suppose the danger at this time is that schools and teachers don't have that confidence who don't have space that was another kind of keen theme and tying else teaching profession owns change a teaching profession that sees being relevant as being integral to being depart of their profession who are constantly asking themselves questions about about the extent to which they are continuing what they're doing is continuing to serve children well techs within which throws foolish prophecies are given life changes the prophecies remain but the context changes and having reflective teachers no but it's important that the that the resources made available to schools are authentic in relation to the nature of reforms accompany taken we stop and then do something dramatic so we need to have a teaching profession that owns change is not driven by somebody if if people feel unsure on Saturn then the loop for for things for answers are going to help them that the they've been told to do so that's an is about the nature of the confidence and capacity of the of the profession we need to build up right from the it when we think about the emerging leadership culture in in Welsh education is very important part of leadership in the system again is is to going to answer all of their problems and that applies to the nature of of of what it means to be a professional and also I think that ova culture professional learning culture of collaboration amongst teachers which allows them to very critical users of whatever's in practice working with colleagues to help reflect on practice more generally Being attuned to developments taking place in the White House your response to those concerns and what vice would you give to teach us you could be the prey of companies Yeah I think I think that's legitimate officials and whilst government and elsewhere and you'll you'll begin to heal the slight change in and vocabulary because I I've gone yes ensuring despite that equity imperative experience in parity of quality for the pupils all across such a diverse and yet coverage not that that climate and we we don't want to have of school leaders informally ship positions who are looking for the magic bullet Oh country yeah the the basic principle is equity doesn't mean uniformity in fact equity means being able to marshal apples you took around Wales and discovered the kind of the diversity that geographic diversity of isolation of some parts of the country and I'm I guess there's all the uncertainty and not become from published as good stuff comes published as well it's not so good stuff so it's it's it's not it's not socially should be affordable square bulk so every time the delivery of implementation is used as money's supposed to go in the box and I prefer you can talk about a whole lot different so I think sometimes the Komo very naive you that you know having having something from the center that is simply rules subsidiarity the contents the concept of a locally authentic curriculum will have at least partially sprung from those travels how do you see the also sufficient agency school Evelyn a teacher level to be able to think that through in the context of the children are in that school each and consider by the way things might be done differently that's just built into the way in which the probation does things so it's why one of the things in discussions are had with with eight there's an obligation to make sure that children are not late day and therefore the needs to be a a sufficiently coherent framework to ensure that there is a consistent understanding of what beautification looks like what good pedagogy looks like the support of the not for that to to happen appoint which a new teacher cross actual university to begin that journey which we'll Lasso Great Point Asi which I Institute of Education in Singapore Singpore's move from a fairly low ranking education system to one which Pisa rank as the best in the world but what he made clear okay this is probably the most controversial questions so set up my still before I ask so we recently attended a talk by professor packed in from the by chance it's just the happenstance of the of the local circumstance what I think this reform is trying to do is to establish those Oh class education system big question well I know Paktiya very well he and I sat together on an international currency we'll we'll solve all their problems and the snake oil salesman you alluded into in one of your earlier answers to the last week a very very passionate commitment to the teacher and that was the big message I think that packed tea is is it over magic bullets set off at the very very critical and skeptical and cynical but skeptical in relation to two things that they are told awfully like what we're doing in Singapore saw the the consonants between the kind that aspirations they had for the people in Singapore and the aspiration such are coming through convinced everyone and these were initially held up as a blueprint for whilst reforms so how long do you think it will take for whales to be seen internationally as having at the start of his keynote speeches that it's been hard fifty year process reports from Scotland that curriculum for excellence reforms some nationally prescribed curriculum for US equity and just simply wrong thank you across the country somehow or other addresses the kind of issue that you're talking about and but actually I think that the versus true all that does is produce some Italians you get a protest Chinese supposed to what comes from the sentence ends up in the classroom is dramatically different so you actually do have diversity but diversity common common sense of purpose the will be In the curriculum frameworks there there will be clear expectations legislation that will go through he's with the is is realization I think the job professional estimate the aspiration reality not to implement something back to our primary audience all our audience but our primary audience is either student teachers or early career teachers and when the new curriculum is sitting across is partly it's a privilege to be a teacher and there's a huge responsibility goes with that he talks about paying forward as a freeze he a seven are all going in the direction so what wheels is doing I think is responding to the same kind of of thinking and precious servcies expertise addresses the needs that are in front of you and the lows whatever those needs are to be responded to musk period over which these forms not to have to take root I think the the timescale that that has been set for the forms some people have to D- benefit in the same way and I think part of his argument is not why you shouldn't resist change because if people in the past resisted chain taking things forward so we're not implementing a blueprint from anywhere this is this is this is made in Wales and this is right for well filter settling is measured I think in the past the temptation of being tried to see this is this is good on grit and it would have been done in a very the Senate next year will donate frame of expectation so it it's not free for all it's not it's not you know just Scotland's not a blueprint for this reform the reform that took place in Scotland there from the to place in Singapore reforms that took place in Australia Melvin Declaration back in two thousand vegetal child that's in that school and and the needs of that community in that ten in that context so I think those that believe that somehow or other we wouldn't have the kind of quality education which we have just know this was an obligation to embrace change robin not not resisted so finally implemented in schools in two thousand twenty two people that we currently teaching we'll be in the third year in I to reforms and a whole range of countries across the world but I believe wheels has has has land from previous experience and is now able to be a leader in terms of about two thousand and five onwards and interestingly one of the things he said to me when he looks at some stuff that's happening here he said all that in terms of of timescale I think I mean actually the kind of the most the the kind of significant developments in Singapore took place as you know that that all of us have benefited from what of teachers in the past did an teacher's responsibility to pay forward to the right so this is a measured reform measure piece the former is just in parenthesis one thing you said the I don't agree with that is which advises the First Minister of Scotland and Iceland before these four pack t giving I suspect with a similar talk to colleagues in Scotland in a society and economy at the moment is such that we cannot afford to have educational change as being every ten to fifteen years eighteen kill I think the fact successful futures published in Two Thousand Fifteen two thousand twenty five before the qualification place so that's the way it ten year Pedia pawtucket
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"The best and the much more meaningful planning and thought that goes into making sure that both disciplines gaffer crack of the whip and when people don't quite get the difference between those two things. I think that's a great way to kind of show the difference absolutely assuming onto our final category catch grateful common concept which actually we were talking about. We had a bit of a taxonomy that emerged later. We've also talked about a spectrum. We would probably per category foreign three on even grinding in terms of how meaningful the connections they can. They can facilitate we put the peripheral rule one that the arts being used right at the bottom we put the hit and hope in the middle and these last two we couldn't really choose between them in terms of their meaningfulness so we put. I'm sorry by side at the top we did so common concept is people's learning about a concept which is shared between more than one discipline so I suppose there already you've got to engage with the subject teacher within the opposite discipline opposite disciplines in order to seek out what that common concept might be they overcome difficulties bay the pupils overcome difficulties misconceptions regarding the concept in one discipline by using their understanding at the concept in another this works equally well in either direction is really useful. If we give you a concrete example of this the involves English this comes directly from one of the papers that we read and this is where pupils were investigating the concept so the common concept of composition by using a double page spread in notebooks they look at composition in writing and composition in drawing people's make progress in composition in one medium in order to improve their understanding of the skills and competition in the other and the impact was that progress was made in both disciplines because pupils could use the individual individual strengths to improve the weakened and it was quite independent their decision about when to go to the opposite page so they might might be having trouble with the writing choose to work a little bit more on a on the drawing and that might unlock something that might then intern have an impact impact on their on their writing composition on the article used a really nice metaphor didn't in the metaphor translation seeing it as a process of translation backwards and forwards which was a nice one to think about it was actually because it talks about translation when we're trying to translate from one language to another sometimes there is no word it. Oh there is so you have to come up with something new. There's something unknown unknowns innovation kind of comes in when and you find that there isn't a word in this language that translates directly to this word in his language is I mean not that example is really powerful ofo with me because I've never thought of doing that as an English teacher looking at composition from an artist's point of view but I do practice myself and so seeing there's sort of all light bulbs going off in my head right now bowed how that helps both disciplines and and I think going back to kind of authenticity also going back to the the the real will that were setting our peoples that for I was actually listen into radio for woman's hour this morning on my way into work and they were interviewing famous out. You've got to help me with this. BRAS play. She's ninety-one. She Scottish sh we'll find out for you but she was. She was on the radio. She was talking about how she likes to go to art gallery. He's she's really interested in the work of Turner and his artwork has really influenced her composition. She gave some really good concrete examples. WHO's of this you know so even in in the in the field in the profession artists out there are looking to other arts disciplines to help them identify common concepts and to help them unlock aspects of their creativity and innovation in what they working and making money from it yeah so those are findings and I suppose we were quite heartened by this not only because we've now got some concrete examples to give our students rather other than sort of slightly vague instructions which is what we had up to this point but also this whole idea of combining subject disciplines. I mean Judith hinted at this in the last episode is particularly scary to secondary teachers partly because of the subject identity and partly because of the sense that kind of almost the whole school needs knocking down and rebuilding from scratch you know in the timetable needs thrown in the Bin and all that kind of thing and what are the things we discovered was the most meaningful ways of combining the subject disciplines ah don't actually destroy the kind of really important sacred things of the individual subjects in fact as we found in the difference between indisciplined re proximate and the one above it was called cooperative development between the last meaningful in the morning mean for was actually the presence of the subject discipline things in there and also that you don't need a ton of resources a ton of expense and to throw the whole kind of thing out and start again so that was kind of strangely heartening really yeah. I think it really was an and one of the Writers Wiggins thousand one also mentions that you you know we don't need chuck whole bunch of money at this in order to make meaningful connections it could start with a cup of tea with you sitting down with somebody within your AOL in my case it was music and just looking at your your respective curriculum documents or looking at the what matters statements looking at you know the the more subject iterations of of those documents and then looking for commonalities minorities common ground how powerful to be able to then simply just as a step in the right direction say to one of the will. You'll doing seem work on X. I'm doing Kazimi. We're we normally do complete different times in the year. Let's just place them side by side in the end and see how we can draw attention to one another's common common concept so discipline skills or whatever I think savage has it right Disney when he he tells us in his book on Cross curricular teaching and learning that really all you need is to go to those other subjects with an appreciation and a sensitivity towards what makes makes those subjects special to those people who love them and teach them and specialize in them and that if you go in with that sort of mindset I mean really I suppose we're just modeling and approach to things to pupils that people should be doing more widely in the world really you're not GonNa go far wrong and you're gonNA find plenty of interesting things that could well refresh rush the way that you go about your job so there we go. That's how deep discussion into cross curricular teaching and learning inexpressive is it's time to have another go short slots and as promised. Emma has an interesting quote from Einstein I do I mentioned novel the I've been reading last time I won't go into to the absolute details of it but I will just remind you that it comes from Deborah Harkness from her all souls trilogy a discovery of witches and and as I was reading I came across an interesting quote that was by Albert Einstein and comes from a much longer essay entitled the World Old as I see it by Albert Einstein and it's a really interesting reads so have a little look for if you'd like to read it in its entirety but what I thought was that that this particular extract peaked my curiosity because I thought it might have a wider message for teacher trainees or indeed teaches at any stage career because it kind of China with me of you know the reason why we do what we do but also kind of gave us permission inadvertently from Albert Einstein into not always know the answers so he says the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious it is the fundamental emotion which stands is it the cradle of true art and true science whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder no longer marvel is as good as dead and his is our dimmed. It was the experience of mystery even mixed with fear that engendered religion a knowledge of the existence of something we cannot Donald Penetrate our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty which only in their primitive forms are accessible to our minds it this this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity in this sense and in this alone. I am a deeply religious. Man Man. Now quite wordy is quite long. I think what what I got from this is that you're not always going to have have concrete answers the quest for knowledge in the quest for mystery and and the feeling that sometimes art and science always give you the answer is but actually that stats maybe reason to thrive into live is that quest for a mystery in your life into to be asking why and in how when what next really spoke to me and I guess you as teach trainees at the start of your journey to Murray that you don't know all the answers we're still trying to crack this. this teaching lock but but but enjoy each new scheme of work that you teach when you come in fresh because it'll be a mystery not you as to how you're how you're people's will receive it and they will always throw up something new and exciting in in response to to this lovely the job that we have in in giving the gift of knowledge skills and and a lot more to Orlenas yeah I think probably this episodes coming out towards the the end of September so maybe those new academic year resolutions are starting to hit the reality a little bit so it's nice to just remember what we're supposed to be doing. As teachers is an the kind of set up in our classrooms for pupils. Okay so wellbeing for me yeah and I have a quote note. I have a quote from the world of music to kick this off and this is from a book by a famous accompanist called Gerald more so an accompanist is that person who sits at the piano behind the soloist generally getting totally ignored in performance and I trained as an accompanist so I used to sit behind a range of divas us on stage before I got into this teaching large and so his book is one. That's very precious to me and there's too little bits that I just want to share first of all he says at the risk of shattering the readers illusions I must terrified the veil of mystery which shrouds the God like figures of musicians and state when they walk onto the platform phone. They're often so petrified with nerves that they would give half their fee or nearly off to be elsewhere and he also it goes on to say that the audience applauds a dexterity of a juggler is not aware that he's perspiring profusely and his immaculate top hat that he's cursing copiously sleep under his breath or that he's practice in particular trick for months before venturing to perform in public it all looks so easy and certainly certainly as musicians and I guess as actors as well. Everybody is trained not to give the audience an uncomfortable experience by making it clear what an absolute suit nightmare were often have it on the stage and I think we do as teachers as well. I think in the school environment where almost conditioned and to try to always look like we're on top of things to pupils to our colleagues maybe to those senior managers. He might be centene blood in the water. We always try to present this facade. The everything's great we're totally on top of things. I'm going to invite you. You listeners to just consider the possibility that actually maybe we're not on on top of that to suggest that perhaps if we're so busy giving the impression that we're absolutely on top of things. Maybe we're convincing somebody near us in the workplace who is looking at you and thinking. Oh Gosh they're on top of everything I'm not on top of everything therefore I must be a complete disaster area and and I know that we have both been guilty of doing this to have it we sometimes they presenting the facade evidence great and actually we're not and I oh you sometimes make a point now of just letting you know complete shambles. I make just because I don't want you to think doc that about me and often you know. I think that's a really useful opportunity for that the other person to say yet no I'm..
"emma" Discussed on Emma
"Cross curricular pedagogy in this resonates sweetie nicely with the research that Judith presented in our previous episode about different types of integrated curriculum design but this went went to it's slightly more granular and more focused degree where they were classifying how that looks and how that feels the outcomes aw ah within expressive arts lessons and it was quite a nice bit of luck for us really because we thought we were going to have to do a kind of double process of coding this sort of really broad brush rush coating was just supposed to be the first stage and then we were going to look for some more individual themes within that but actually just doing that to category coding theory and practice turned indepth these classifications of cross curricular approaches in the expressive ways that you can join more than one subject together in the classroom and it was so potentially useful that we actually stopped. We do it in decided that was going to be focus. Yes and I think the reason why we stopped and got so excited was that we had a bit bit of high politics. We had a bit of a hunt when we were just feeling our way. In previous versions of our cross curricular practical expirations with students are university St Sessions. We had a hunch that there might be a bit of a a spectrum of meaningful connections and hopping back to to Donaldson Donaldson and also to your research judith so this spectrum I guess you could loosely classified as being on one end of the scale. You've got arts. Disciplines being used as a container or am research save referred to them as being a handmaiden for other subject disciplines wins all the way up to much more what we would call meaningful connections where perhaps arts disciplines are being enhanced in both camps use by being combined in an integrated or multi disciplinary going back to your your episode you death in that way so having having looked at five sources that came up with these categories we then decided to come up with our own kind of classification system. Didn't we tom we you did yeah and this links with something. You said Judith in the last episode didn't you in terms of the challenges primary that the subject disciplines need to be taught. You said they're being used I yes I think there is also a danger that speaking to primary colleagues that things aren't always appearing appearing within the curriculum and then when they are appearing within the curriculum they're not always the skills and the knowledge are not as being being explicitly taught and a lot of our sources that classified had some version of that we highlighted and we found the names they all had different names and we highlighted did them all the same color but what they were basically saying was the arts were being used as a way to make something else more interesting or more fun and we decided edged to call this. We'll call it category one peripheral yes so the arts is on the outside banging on the door trying to get in sitting around the outside and I think it's really important to say there's not there's nothing wrong with that approach. There's nothing wrong with using songs to make drilling more interesting or you know even as some of my primary student said they just is play music to get the kids to tidy up faster and things like that. It's absolutely fine a perfectly good strategies a teacher as long as you understand that you're not necessarily teaching teaching them that discipline skills of music or whatever it is that you're using Philip purpose lovely quote that sums that up here and this is by wiggins two thousand as an one one of the sources that we came across in view he says if it is limited to this as in a peripheral or handmaiden sort of approach we cannot falter our colleagues for relating us the arts to a subservient position as mere entertainers and not times with everything that Judith mentioned about how the the arts historically have been marginalized and may be seen as as perhaps the icing on the cake but but not you know frightened Santo or not a firm fixture on any curriculum not worthy of exploration and investigation themselves and and development but it also you going through this now remind me of or it makes me think about English as a subject because that's my own area area of actually we wouldn't think of just having English been taught through the other subjects. Obviously it is taught through the subjects but it has its own credibility another subject area as well. We don't just use writing or reading to service the other subjects that's par. Tulsa Eh but it has its own special place within the curriculum which is which is what should happen with the arts as well so that was I mean we sort of think think of that as being the lowest on our scale simply because we just feel that the the arts discipline itself is so low on the priorities in that learning experience and the next one that we I came up with. I think it's fair to say was the one that we tend to see most often. When a student teachers thrown into our cross curricular project we're trying for the very first first time to try and combine drama music in a learning experience which is we didn't call it this but the sort of hate and hope method the put them together in a room and hope that some sort of meaningful connections will be made just combine them and what did we call it disciplinary proximity yeah together news? Sir Yes so this is where we're aspect of two or more discipline chat time space topic under stimulus and I think this is similar to your well and I was the multidisciplinary where they might be combined by topic. It's probably yes multidisciplinary as combined by topic But yes the disciplines are still exist in very much side-by-side yes yeah the hope is that one day are filing enriching and mention enough yet but enrich another and the thing with this which we found with our students is it just doesn't always work. It's it's it's too easy to just just hope that that's going to be the case and if you don't have some sort of quality control in place in terms of the way that you plan either one discipline gets massively short changed changed at the expense of the other or actually sometimes. I think we've observed this. They both Kinda get dragged down to a sort of lowest common denominator situation so thinking from my music music point of view we would see learning experiences plan by students where the music was really just relegated to sound effects. Yes I'm not really kind of musical content and similar. I think your Your Bay was freeze. Frames wasn't Emma yeah absolutely so just diluting everything dimed to the sort of the most foundational form which is fine but it's as you said Judith is not that kind of deep dive Def- India subject it also in danger of becoming a tick box thing of yeah. We can say that we've done drama because we've Don a freeze frame. We can say that we've included music because we've put some music in the background and the right point yeah great point so yes and this is something again that came through in the literature obviously which was where all of this derives from but we've got quotes here that sums this up this is nine hundred seventy six says as the quality of the art experience needs to be constantly improved so that children perceive the equal value of the subject being related and gain more knowledge of the arts as well as knowledge of the subject areas as kind of just a compounding quotation there so. I think what we concluded. was that sometimes teams they can work if you just put the two disciplines in room and hope for the best but in our articles that we read in knock classifications that we found it quickly became clear to us it was possible to get beyond just hoping and plan in such a way that both disciplines were far more likely to be equally served. Yes yes so then we started to get to approach is where the magic was beginning to happen. Third category is called Cooperative Development as as we've coined it and this is where people's use their skills and or knowledge in one discipline to help them understand concepts or overcome become obstacles in another and vice versa so development in one discipline helps prompt development in the other in an iterative process. Yes yes so I tend to think of this building walls. You've got your one discipline wall in your other discipline wall and you don't necessarily want one to become massively higher than the other but they're never going to be quite the same height and I think in some of the best things are student. Teachers have done for us when we've been working with them in this. It's when they give the pupils does the time and space to choose which way they go round so if they get stuck in the music they've got the kind of freedom to stop and park it and go and go. It's something to do with drama which will allow them to kind of get more understanding or go round the obstacle and not have it managed out so I know we've had we've seen things where the kind of classroom management has taken over and the opportunities to do that have been kind of taken away from the pupils because people's will be stronger in different disciplines at different times and I guess this really does rest and live and die on some of the additional kind of resourcing implications that you talked about Judith. Did you know if they are going to be able to sort of pendulum between the two disciplines at the same time then that's what we got scheduling issues to navigating advocating also resource issues to navigate but I guess you mentioned about you know at a at a minimum. It's teaches talking to to one another by the opposite discipline and looking for those opportunities for building the two walls and wealthy in regard to our own subjects. The elements of music in the elements of drama have common ground yeah and it's very much a sense of discovery from the teachers as well on development all AWW undestanding not only their own area but having a broader understand enough of what's going on so so you know when interviewing the teachers involved in the project that we were doing it was it was very much. They were boosted. They were encouraged by content with the by their connections with the other subjects. Yeah we can say this. Doesn is a lovely quote. Sewer Jim Strike. Yeah Yeah that coffees kicking in sticking in yet so we're gins from two thousand and one says the actually is not just the pupils the benefit from this if you do it properly properly because it gives the opportunity for teachers to enrich their own understanding of things by going and talking to their colleagues and discovering the exciting thinks about the other subjects and how interface with their own subject specialisms absolutely so yes that was category number three and that's where we I would suggest and I think you probably back me on this time. If not I withdraw your coffee. Time is a more meaningful full connection between the subject definitely and we saw this with our students. Didn't we have a nice example of that with our students where they taught some skills was in African drumming which was a music scale and they taught some skills in movement. Something called him hands which I haven't come darling darling. My life is enriched by it enormously as I didn't get involved and then crucially they were able to experiment and discover how how altering the way that the music was performed so just simple things have fast. It was performed. How loudly it was performed made them perform? The physical theatre theater in a different way so they were able to see how the elements have one influenced the elements of another and the crucial thing was that they learned some solid discipline supplant skills in the two subjects I and without having done that they couldn't have moved onto the stage of investigating how connected yes. I'm unjust to to add to that that concrete example what was also a really key feature. The successive of this workshop was that they chose into narrow quite oy precisely down to the the elements. They wanted to their peoples to explore. It's about depth not breath. If you want your pupils pulls to to read kind of gain those that knowledge and skills in a meaningful way you need to be quite restricted in what you ask them to focus on yeah and that's a really great example of the difference between the disciplinary proximity shove them in a room and hope for.
"emma" Discussed on Emma
"Hello hello and welcome to a special summit bonus very short edition of the podcast with me and emma. Hello hello how are you. I'm alright and this is coming <music> out in the middle of the summer when hopefully nobody's thinking about teaching or any of that kind of thing that's all so we are not going to do anything heavy in this episode. I've got a lovely. I dare era people sat on a beach with us in their headphones. Having a little listen drifting away on the going on those they do but we were just a little bit worried is such a long time between the end of season one and the beginning of season two and there is going to be a season two that we just wanted to pop into your podcast fee just to reassure you that we haven't gone anywhere and how it will reflect on what we did in season one and a little look forward to what we're going to bring to you next year so starting off with our reflections a lot of good stuff apart from sweating and not which is definitely definitely a good thing but sweating stressing over our our lovely podcast baby that we're pretty proud of but yeah yes a good staff came out of it is not without its blood sweat and tears but it's definitely been worth and it's just been really strange actually hasn't when when when a student or a member of staff has come up and said oh i really enjoyed that whatever on your podcast and you realize it is actually out there in the public yeah so i guess top of the list is his engagement engagement from anybody and everybody who has lessened but i guess i personally students who've engaged with their and who perhaps have followed followed up on some of the reading or follow up on some of the strategies that we jess date or indeed of improved their well being as a result you know just stephen engagement h. meant and it making a difference there experience. A gas was the impetus for this podcast worlds because we don't actually spend an enormous number of hours with our students. It's not like <hes> undergrad degree where they're all the time. They're only in for a day a week and it was just nice to be able to bring them some things that we didn't have the time for. We couldn't physically the government to the building and it's actually worked really well. As the way of reaching some of our candidates who have applied to the program so that they can get a sense of <music> who we are and what we're all about before they join us in september so in that sense it's been a good marketing tool but also a good way to get into their subconscious as early yeah. It's it's good and it's always nice that they won't have any nasty surprises. I suppose if they come on the program because they know what we're about and what we do and it just means. They're gonna maybe hit the ground running a little bit more when they join us in september so hello to all those candidates who email back and forth and told me what they've enjoyed over the course of this year well done for listening listening and we will see you in person valley shortly. Yes we will and i guess connection is is a key theme to some of the things that we've been really proud of this year. We've connected with some really interesting people guests. We've had on the podcast people who we've given shy tights too so hopefully our our reaches has been wide in terms connection and engaging with all of those people and what they're interested in yeah. There's been some lovely people who've gotten touches. It's always been like a form of publishing has supposed to publish here in university and instead of writing everything some of it. We've just put out as a podcast and it's always nice. When you meet a new person. Absolutely we've engaged with <hes> some international listeners we haven't we haven't managed to <hes> to track dime getting on the podcast yet but we are aware of their existence and hopefully that will continue continue. Yes one of the beauties of the podcast softer as it can sort of tell me roughly where everybody is and it's interesting to see how many people there are in different parts of the world and do say hello to us. You're very quiet quiet llanview out there on twitter so i if you like what you hear or if you don't like what you hear or you have suggests i know you like to come on get in touch because we'd love to hear from you and that brings us to the all important social media platforms that we we inhabit namely namely twitter writers probably our main our main social media output but yes. We don't have one for the podcast but we have one each for ourselves. I'm thomas brees all one word and what am i. You are ethiopia underscore c._m._u. Wow that's yes as hubs of even tyrone home known your phone numbers and it just didn't retain that information to work on my retention retrieval practice yes so tell us tell us what you think yeah or if you have a suggestion for topic because we have got to find twenty one more episodes if we come back next year yeah when we come back next yes when we come back next i say we need twenty or more episodes to philly i always with so we have always suggestions but before we do that we'd like to just take a little bit of time to reminisce about some of our favorite episodes food and our favorite wellbeing tips from our inaugural year of the podcast. What about east home. What was your what was your favorite episode. Well l. strangely enough. I think although we had highlights like getting the minister in for example in interviewing her and all that kind of thing strangely. I think my favorite it's episode was probably the easter special one. I also enjoyed the christmas special one. I particularly liked that one that we did those two lighter episodes without kind of pulling the occurred him back too much it. It's quite hard work making some of these episodes. We put a fabric work into them and try and make them tight as we possibly can and it was just kind of refreshing rushing to chill out a little bit in easter episode. I particularly liked the fact that we spontaneously decided not to give each other material in advance. That's a formula <hes> that will repeat next year isn't it i think we will and it was it was just nice to have a laugh and i know that towards the end of last year i got a little bit mischievous in my approach to certain discussions quite nice to drop. If you crazy ones in there into the episode it was just. I think that one was is probably the closest to what it's like. When we just sit down with a cup or somewhere i agree with that and i really enjoy being able to share the marietta marietta outputs or even just a fraction of of the outputs are constantly coming through my twitter feed constantly coming through blogs that i've subscribed to so so you know there's a big conversation there by education and and it's really great to be able to present some of those voices on our podcast yeah i think so so we're hoping to do a few more of those next exchange because they were they were an experiment. I think they were a successful and so yeah. That was my favorite episode. I enjoy listening to that and mine. I well. I'm going to be a little bit sort of sitting on the fence. I'm a libra so do try to maintain balance which you could assume he's also indecision paralysis by analysis. I i actually loved all of the episodes we had guests. I love interviewing. I i am developing ping a real passion for interviewing and asking really great interview questions which i will continue to work on this year but i i really love hearing the variety steve perspectives on education and on hearing about people's passion projects to <hes> to quote khakassia he wasn't a gaspar is somebody who we've got earmarked and who anyways who is already been contacted about coming on on the show next year. We should definitely thank those guests because they usually absolutely terrified kevin here. Aren't they yeah yeah. We try to calm them down. She says she brings her hands. In fear of getting back on the horse i mean i think thank even we as we tested these microphones after a long break. We're not entirely sure what was going to happen when the red light went south sudanese. It's pretty scary. Doing this and our guests are very lovely to us to come in. They normally really looked pretty frightened and we we ply them with coffee and cupcakes and things like that. We definitely want to recognize it takes a certain amount of bravery to get up in front of the microphones even when you're talking about your special subject so thank you guests anna gassar an extension of that is if you if you would like to be guest you know not not not they don't listen to tom. He's not meet again just received more free and lose so no if you if you would love to join us at eta on our humble podcast then do get in touch with us paps via twitter and we'd love to range getting you in you can get you in. We can get you down the line. We'll have you a chef away. You'll come on the podcast. Yes guests are always good. Okay so <hes> to calm nerves. Let's let's just cast our minds back to to our favorite wellbeing tips that came across the airwaves the air that was an important part of the podcast wasn't it. We were feeling the need some wellbeing when we set it up so we decreed it will be a regular part of the podcast and it seems to work quite well yeah so what was what was your favorite tip. Tom well think my favorite one was. My mind. Most left field when i brought to the john hattie episode which was episode six and some people still kind of go on at me about this one. I know that <hes> <hes> our friend julia jenkins from teach fists mentioned this one and that was the survival the idea that i remember that so the outdoor instructor taught the people that the most important survival thing they needed was the ability to make a cup of tea and the reason was that they would go and do something familiar get hot and consign them and not rush into doing something stupid. I like that. It's passed into our language. Hasn't we do actually in conversation say sometimes this has happened. Oh no of had this email. I'm going to have a survival cupo before. I reply apply to it. Yeah absolutely lexicon there have been several they see a permanent survival captured stalled in front of us. I think i think so my favorite wellbeing tipped bat. She comes from episode five <hes> which cross curricular episode and it was the mood elevator i mean has a bit of a special place in my heart because it did come to my attention via my other half who inhabits the world all engineering and it was just really great to to be able to learn something from completely different sphere that i thought had a a really good application <hes> within education and i'm beyond really just being able to name the emotions that feeding and to know that you i you you might not be doing your best thinking in that moment because your emotions onto at the right floor on the elevator. I think it's a sign of a good wellbeing tip when it's passed into our shared language because it's it's not unknown when we're props on the phone off talking to say oh. I don't think i can do this today. I'm really low on the mood elevator. Yeah absolutely says another another common phrase that you'll hear around these parts <laughter> podcast is changed our whole way of speaking to another clue what we're talking about most the time no instead if you haven't listened to episode then you go back and listen so you know what the hell away so..
"emma" Discussed on Emma
"Email. He was incredibly excited excited about what he'd heard he was infused and he just wanted to share that with me and I thought well you know what you can share that with the rest of the world so we're GONNA get an mirror brandon. Joe and Tom and I want to give a shoutout to them and say a big. Thank you to them the coming on because they've got some really inspiring things to tell you all yeah I would agree with that and say that we have actually recorded their episode already. Four them are absolute podcasting legends so I would shooting for the episode defy and buy some amazing chance. I've also got you doing something to try so yeah okay so I was having a little nosy roamed on twitter as I sometimes do of weekend with a cup of tea on my Sofa and I noticed an article that was written by Mark Essner for the times educational supplement and it was about preparing G._C._C. level people's for exams and it was about how to prep prep them and give them some really good examples of revision techniques and something that caught my eye was technique that you use in class that effectively turns your people's classwork into a usable revision aide down the line. He recommended an approach that comes from across the Atlantic in the U._S.. Called Cornell notes. What they say is a note taking system that was actually devised in the forties by somebody? Nobody called Walter pork an education professor at Cornell University and he advocated its use in his best selling book how to study in college what it is. It's it kind of gives a nod to all those end to graduate students students out there who can remember sitting in a lecture theatre the first time being given this really inspiring lecture and writing every single thing down for fear that they might miss something and not necessarily really knowing what they should write right down and what they shouldn't or indeed undergraduate students sat in elector who was owning in and zoning I have said undergraduates like new Jenny Rather Dayton title and nothing else and it struck me that actually early. Nobody ever really taught me how to write lecture notes very good point. No nobody taught me how to write lecture notes hence I wrote almost none so I guess we'll to poke notice this discrepancy and therefore devised eastern designed and imparted a note taking system for undergraduates unwell anybody ready. I'm what Marcus nurse saying is that people's in classrooms could use it what it involves is essentially taking your your piece of note paper and dividing it into thirds the first third being the kind of main area that you would normally write your notes. If you've got a normal piece of note paper the margin and maybe a little bit of extra space would be enough fl your left hand portion of the page the right hand side of the page where you normally write your notes can be just a little bit smaller than usual so you've got kind of a smaller left hand column and a slightly larger right tank column and then underneath your final third can and be sort of with a third of the page from the bottom up. I'm not very good at describing not a region page into three thirds and in those three thirds you do different things. Okay a case step one in your right hand. It's kind of way you would normally traditionally write your notes. This is the record phase so during the lecture you use the note taking column on the right to record the lecture using saying what he calls telegraphic sentences and I watch e telegraphic sentences comes from telegrams and what that means is short concise sentences so nothing to would e so these these notes are good to be really kind of. Punchy and an unuseful when you're trying to revise them later on down the line so in that right column you've got key notes on things like dates details definitions formulas concrete examples pictures pictures so nothing too far from probably what you already right in your notes but then this is where the magic happens in the column on your left or two left this is kind of step two and this is the recall column. I'm what it's the advice is. Is there in that column during the lecture also you're writing key words you distilling the main oats on the right hand side into keywords but also writing key questions so that you can test yourself on the material afterwards you might also note on the left hand side cut the big ideas of the lecture so what you're doing there is you distilling your distilling the lecture to its essence and you're writing in question so you could test yourself on those notes after the lecture what that does is it promotes more active engagement in the lecture so rather than kind of sitting passively as someone receiving information you actually happen to use that information and device questions for at the same time now also again magic can happen after the lecture in the final thirds that bottom third of the page and not step is the summarize is step so what is suggested is that you use that space after the lecture to summarize your notes by way of testing yourself on how much you know now what you could do who is you could eat the right hand column and simply test yourself using the questions that you wrote on the Left and see how much you can remember or indeed you could try and summarize you could add some additional information that you found out since the Latte Joseph taking those notes a little bit deeper there are multiple ways of doing it but essentially if you use this in a secondary context or maybe in a very very basically you could use an appropriate context. You're turning exercise books in the content from the lesson into a revision aid so they've got on the right hand side the May notes from some direct teaching you've been doing on the left hand side some key questions to test themselves and then a space for them to for their homework down the line practice weekdays retrieving information that they've learned and I must say I tried this when you showed me this what I used it in a slightly different way. I <hes> like we all do received a large and indigestible document in my email was supposed to read our name. The the document in case the person responsible for is listening and I created a Cornell page layout by dragon my left margin across and making it really big and dragging my bottom margin up and making it really big printing the document which is where we slightly he kills trees and doing that but with the text in the main block and I found it really useful way to kind of digest the important themes and put myself little comments and things like that. I found it really helpful so thank you so this is actually rooted in some. I'm in some useful research. That's going on in the realm of Cognitive Science Weinstein Simmer rockies book understanding how we learn a visual guide from one thousand nine hundred eighteen and they talk at the back and gives some really great guidance actually to people's ripples about revision and they say that research from the field of applied behavior analysis recommends the use of guided notes they actually hold up guided notes as a really really good example of practice that helps people's undestand and remember and be able to kind of convert the short term into long term memory but whatever it is you're trying to teach they say some more effective to note taking approach it has been proven to improve note taking on learning from lectures ages and they say that teachers lecturers can also provide guided note resources containing cues and blank spaces that pupils are students have prompted to take notes about specific concepts covered in lessons so even if you don't do it Cornell notes style if you've got a section of the lesson where you're doing some direct teaching the important thing is to have really thought about what you want your peoples to capture and to think about and to actively engage with during that direct teaching and then providing a resource that guides them and guides their notes they know what it is that you want them to look for Cornell notes. Get out there and start using them. I have to say this episode has been an absolute treasure trove of things to do particularly the older pupils. Isn't it your kind of high level learners which is quite timely at sea when we as we as we approach exam period yeah so there we go loads of things for you to use thanks it must be nice doing a podcast just to get nice news timing not much better so much perkier. Thank you thank you for keeping the faith okay. We will be back next time with the aforementioned for students I really do we recommend getting yourself ready to listen to not because they were absolutely brilliant absolutely and they're going to give you some really important key ministers about trained to be a teacher as certainly are so until then we'll say bye bye that was Tom's page you see podcasts presented by me and on Thom breeze this episode was brought to you by flipped learning Cornell notes and all the people better than us. 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"emma" Discussed on Emma
"You need to think about what you students can undo what skills and prerequisite knowledge they will need to draw upon to do the kind of pre work the homework stage and if you if you worry Oh you think they might not be able to do that independently without you there uh-huh without the guidance from parents and carries at home then it might not be the right time to use this strategy but he does say students can be trained in these skills that pay dividends later on and what he says is if you never train them? I mean those skills you will never feel confident that is going to deliver the rigor that you require when you do it yeah. I think that is a recurring theme with a lot of these things isn't it. You can't just expect pupils to be able to do these difficult things where they they work independently. You've got to put the work in. I read a really interesting article about it. Today I was looking because you have to be critical about these things. I was looking for articles which were against flipped. Learning is good overeat interestingly <hes> my first port of call was something I found an internet search basically said flipped learning doesn't work but then I discovered it was an opinion piece from a pupil in a school newspaper websites and he was basically saying come on teachers his gallon with it and teach supposed to which I found was really kind of interesting that sometimes the peoples can be quite old school about what teacher is I want to teach is for the other. One I find was was on called the flip end of a love affair by Shelley right right. It was basically saying why I don't use flipped learning anymore and I feel are here. Here's somebody who's tried flip learning and found it completely doesn't work when I read the article. It was a lot more subtle in fact she done flipped learning she'd found it really successful but then her pupils pulls had actually gone above and beyond flip learning so she didn't need it anymore and she'd moved on from actually providing the content in advance and then doing all the deep meaningful learning to a point where the pupils were actually so trained to be independent and free thinking they were going out and finding the stuff themselves lead in their own learning doing their own groupings and all of that kind of thing so that the reason that she actually gave him flip learning was that she didn't need it anymore. I think the important thing that it speaks to and that you've kind of mentioned there as well is that our pupils will need to be independent learners later on in their adults academic and employment careers so we do need to take these steps towards taking aching the rails away and taking the scaffolds away. What's wrong with me obviously having having done this with postgraduate students was that there's a lot of work to be done in prepping post sixteen students and full work undergraduate level they will often in an undergraduate program have to engage in a seminar discussion that will have been preloaded yes with a lecture or indeed they might encounter some pre work Capri reading by way of flip learning so it's kind of setting them up a with experience of that scenario and be with the skills to be able to competently engage in some of the discursive and problem solving work that can come off the back of the flip learning absolute yeah and I think a really important thing to do if you're gonNA try and get people on board with? This is just to be really straight with about why you're doing it. I think that you need sometimes to. To pull the curtain back and explain what's going on behind the scenes and so that you won't get for example a pupil like that one right in in that school newspaper thinking their teacher was kind of slacking off by giving all the work in advance explain to them that you're going to give them not resource so that they can access it in a comfortable place at home. They can look at it as many times as they like. They can do it whenever they feel they want to so that you can do something more meaningful in class and I certainly found our student teachers although they are fatty motivated crowd they were very receptive. I thought to that idea in terms of being time poor as well. I you know not to be too utilitarian about it but there's a lot of content that teachers have to cover a lot of curriculum content content and teachers often have concerns about how best to use their time that very precious time they have with the learners and I think if this can be seen as a way of still delivering that really important content nt but creating the space time to do some of that sort of higher order exploratory stuff that Sherrington talks about in the kind of mode be aspect of his book that that teaches. I'm learning really crave an I personally really crave that as a teacher and I would recommend that anyone who wants to give it a go. If you can find an appropriate moment not every single lesson not every single day but an appropriate part of your specification or curriculum I really would recommend. I commend you. Give it a try. Okay Tom. It's it's your turn this week for wellbeing slot. We have to actually do some work this week. I've just remembered why we like having guests. So what would you like to share with our listeners <hes> to help improve their wellbeing this week okay so I'm going to take you back in the preamble to this you know me. I like to make these into kind of long. jackanory episodes are going to take you back to my youth very long time ago. When I was learning to be a musician session unlike so many young musicians I joined my local youth orchestra in my town and there was scraping away on my violin and orchestra very hierarchical places? Everybody knows their place you know in the pecking order Nichols I started very low in the pecking order and towards the front of the string section worthies amazing string players who were on the county Youth Orchestra and we all looked up to them and thought they were amazing and all the rest of it after a while I became good enough to join the county youth orchestras who are vital to the county youth orchestra and low behold. I was right at the back and right at the front where people who are on the National Youth Orchestra and you know again we bow down to them. They were amazing and then after a little while I got good enough enough to join the National Youth Orchestra Wales. I was very lucky I had a fantastic time. I was somewhere in the middle never did quite make it to the front and again they were people right at the top of that tree who were in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. I never had a cast Johnson hell of getting his talks to Great Britain happy enough on the National Youth Orchestra Whales but the point is that as a musician. You have to make peace quite early on with the fact that there is always going to be somebody better than you. You is not quite like maybe one hundred meter runner or something like that where you could legitimately aim to be the best in the world because you know there is actually a best in the world are there are no best in the world's in music once you reach a certain point you know you might be the best. Is that something play in a particular kind of music. They'll be always somebody better at playing a different kind of music and I really genuinely think that how you kind of approach that sudden realization you come to junior formative years that there's always always gonna be somebody better than you has a really big effect on your kind of happiness and your wellbeing and I'm pleased to say I kind of did make my peace with it and once I got to university I realized that the best thing mm to do with those people who are better than me and there were plenty of people better than an awful lot of things that university was not to feel jealous of them or hate them or what to push down the stairs so that they can play any more or anything in order to kind of resent the or even to kind of not even to beat yourself because you weren't as good as them the very very best thing that you could do for your own wellbeing and actually to improve yourself was to go and work with them to go and I had some fantastic experiences playing music with people who were a lot better than me and they were the people who challenged me and pushed me on a made me better and I've gotta say actually they were usually the nicest people to work with as well absolutely unanswered so many parallels with teaching I think is a useful really useful. jackanory episodes toll made a lovely analogy but yeah you're right and this this this feeling in education. Sometimes it can be your enemy that nothing is ever finished and you're never quite the best you can be because it's always different ways that you can improve and you know there's no. I mean we do have standards. Of course we have standards but you know you can always seek to know more to enhance your people's learning better. You know it's it's never ending so I think it's a really useful sentiment to kind of be an antidote to that. That feeling of of of worthlessness that we send full. I'm not saying you know I'm not saying I was that enlightened. Every single day of the week that I never occasionally had moments where I thought Oh you know I'll never be as good as so and so but I think just trying to minimize those and and realizing that those really really genuinely great people are usually the kindest and the most willing to share and the most willing to work with people so if you're out there and you feeling a bit jaded or bit short of ideas or you. You don't think he's very are we good something rather than suffering by yourself and leading the E._U.. Up Go and find someone that you think is amazing and very very good at things and see if they'll work with you. We'll do what I do make podcast with them and I think what you'll find is that they will also have things that they feel they don't do well. You'll it'll it'll give you a human perspective on on the on the Holy Grail of teachers in your school definitely rights time for the shoutout slot on a thing you've go one Emma I have. I'm going to tee up episodes sixteen. Tom And I'm going to tee up <hes> full very special guests that we've got coming out to you an into your ears in two weeks time. They are four of my student teachers on on the P. C.. Second Drama Program is a little bit of a story attached to this because one of them brandon who you will meet in a couple of weeks time emailed me very excitedly a few weeks back having just been to listen to a talk delivered by none other than Kirsty Williams are Minister for Education in Wales and it was a very inspired person that I had on the other end of email..
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"Hello and welcome to episode fifteen of the podcast and it's a bit of a special title episode in a way because this is the first one for ages. Wes just you and me. I know I feel a little bit lonesome Tom. I know it's strange. Isn't it and it's also hopefully going to include a little bit more of me. I should explain to listeners that we recorded three episodes back to back a little while ago in which I was really ill and so I've been missing in action from the podcast pretty much for about the past six weeks that's not true holy and we were busy so we knew we had to do three recordings on on the banks and I was just sitting feeling terrible so I am feeling better because it's not quite sometime later and I intend to speak and that boise sounding good yes. I'm sounding a lot O- sounded so ill in some of those so here I am back from the edge of being dead and here to talk about. Is that Coleman play. Sorry things very bad man flu. It was pretty awful. I was a hero throughout opt. You are a hero forever. So what are we talking about today. Then Tom we are having another episode in which we talk in depth about a teaching learning strategy now the last time we did this it. was you talking the jigsaw technique as right sit while ago now so today we're here to talk about another one that we've tried with our students in which <hes> is is quite well known out there and it's called flipped learning flipped learning manning okay so to all the laymen and women out there what is flit learning. How does it work so it's actually quite a simple concept? When you get your head around it all sounds terribly kind of impressive without name <hes> <hes> but it deals with this idea that if we're not careful the big where we're in the room with our pupils can be the bit where we give out an enormous amount of information or content and I'm sure we've all been there either receiving leaving or giving the dreaded death by powerpoint and I should put my hand up here and say that I am really not a fan of powerpoint as a thing because I think it does encourage the death by powerpoint approach? There's a really interesting article in the Guardian Eighteen actually which somebody demolishes powerpoint as being this thing that just encourages passivity in the learn as they sit there thinking yes. I'll get my email later or if I write these bullet points down really carefully that must mean I've done everything that I need to do and I think teachers on the quiet quiet like as well because they sought of feel that they know they're gonna get everything in there. Everything's planned in advance. The trouble is is not a great use of that really scarce this time we have in a room with our pupils because what we then do is having given them that really one way traffic with all the information and they've sat there and they've either kind of written stuff off the border. They wanted you to email it. We then send them off to to try and do really quite difficult things with information or by themselves at home so actually what you're saying is is that all that kind of frontloading of material that we think they should be able to learn about without us in the room they come to lessen preloaded with so that the really tricky stuff the high road stuff. Maybe they are. They're doing with us in the room with them. Exactly so you simply swap around you get him to do the easy stuff the content loading when they're by themselves and you free up the space and the time in the classroom to do something much more meaningful and so it's really important to say at this point flipped learning is not about snazzy notice of your resources. There's a kind of myth out there. I suppose if you're GONNA do flip learning you have to be some kind of technical wiz who can make amazing videos of content that are going to wow your pupils that you're not going to be able to do it without loads of equipment and loads of technical skills the as ask Tom Sherrington says in his book in rainforest which we reviewed a couple of episodes ago flipped learning as been around forever. I mean you don't have to give them a video. It could be a book. It could be a printed handout it. It's not about the resource you give them. It's about are you can then do in your lesson time because they've had it in advance and I think to elsewhere on sharing to. I think it's important for us to mention here that this is one strategy amongst many what we're not attempting to do is to vilify direct direct instruction or direct teaching there are times in lessons where we actually need to be leading from the front and that doesn't necessarily have to be passive is not to <hes> Christodoulou but actually this is just a a new approach where you know that you've got content tint that your pupils can cope with outside the lesson independently yeah absolutely and this didn't come from us being zealots for progressive against traditional or anything kind of political or idealistic like that it came. I'm from the really simple practical conversation that we had one day which just said something like. We only see our students on a Monday because that's how it works on the P._G.. See Course we've got all this stuff to get through. We've got a new curriculum in Wales which is asking people to work. Looking across curricula ways we've got to start to include all of that on top of what we do already. We're already pushed for time. What can we do and I think it's important to say? There were a lot of things that we knew about our students. The skills that they had the told us they would to be able to cope with listening to and engaging with the pre material before the session and we also knew that the thing that we wanted them to learn about lent itself to having that kind of preloading reloading of material beforehand and the thing that we were trying to get them to understand more depth and detail was one of the assignments in fact. We've done it twice. Haven't we turn your both assignments because it was really the obvious target for a death by powerpoint to be perfectly honest has been traditionally a powerpoint or to do the rams which just give out all the kind of nuts and bolts of what needs to be in the assignment what sections there are what goes on in the sections how many words they should be the when the thing is to you in and I will put my hand up and say that more than once I have stood in front of my class for two hours and I have delivered that lecture and I just knew in my heart of hearts. It was a terrible use of time. So how did it work when we did it well. Oh I see simply took the powerpoint which had previously delivered life and I used the new rate function on powerpoint to stick my dulcet tones over the top of it so that I could send out the students in advanced and this deals I think with that myth I mentioned earlier that you have to be some kind of technical genius in order to do flip learning to make video resources powerpoint. Has It built in Kuala. People don't realize this that if you've got a powerpoint presentation there is a record function most laptops and ipads ads and things like that have got built in microphones these days and if you record you can advance the slides you can speak. It'll record your voice. It'll remember how long each slide needed to be there for and then play the powerpoint back it will be there with your voice correct slide timings you can turn into video file as well which you can upload to youtube so I simply took the powerpoint that was there already and repurposes rated video and that's a really important thing to understand because one of the major arguments points against doing learning is that it's more work for teachers because they have to create these resources I as well as obviously plan the deep learning session. That's going to be there so do repurpose your materials. If you're trying this you don't have to make something new as a really good point <hes> and then the important conversation that we had once we knew we were going to do this as flip learning was what was the aspect of this content of their knowledge and skills in relation to the assignment that they actually really needed he did us to be there and needed each other on a classroom based scenario when activity is in order to to grapple wave and to learn exactly we needed to find something that they were going to be asked to do by themselves under the old model which I they were gonna find difficult or was going to take them a lot of time or perhaps might not show up in their assignments in the end thereby resulting in them having lower marks and what we aimed for in this particular assignment without going into too much detail for any of our listeners. I don't know this piece. The students needed to talk about an impact that they had through doing something in the classroom. They were being asked about what they done to impact or improve some aspect of the learning in their classroom and so oh we need them to be able to describe that impact they also needed to be able to provide evidence of that impact and then having done a literature review in the previous part of the assignment they needed to link all the way back to that literature <hes> and discuss in what way how what they saw the impact that they saw kind of fitted with what the literature was saying. There's a kind of triangle there the impact the evidence and the associated literature sources and that's quite a hard thing thing to do when it's new to you like it is for a lot of ask. You is a really good point Tom and actually A._F._l.. Reedie has a has an important part to play in this process of deciding whether flip learning is the right strategy or not we knew that notoriously Torius Australian teachers find this part of the assignment quite difficult because it asks them to engage some high awards master's level skills synthesizing lots of different material from different places analyzing evaluating so we need to have them in the room with us so we could guide them through a model and stretch them and challenge them so they felt that they had the skills and the knowledge to be able to do that in their assignments took the form. If we think about it worries about technology it's nice to know that that took the form of an exercise printed on cards so they simply had cards in which they wrote about the impact card for that evidence a card for their literature sources and they physically put them together on the desk in front of them so that they could. Let's see the way that those things linked together and how they needed to be set out in the assignment and Lo and behold I would say that that area of the assignments was hugely improved as a result of doing that. I'm pleased to say I had no fails from my cohort. Who'll this year and I was exactly the same and yes? I've got to say from a teaching perspective as well. Initially I was a little bit reticent. I felt that I was in more of a facilitator role Roland. I did feel a little bit uncomfortable. I wasn't going to give them all the information upfront. I was a little bit worried about Utah. Well yeah I mean I must confess. I like that Roller Law and I try to get whatever I can which is. Maybe why I try to use it. I think it's what I said earlier. Everybody is kind of beguiled and tempted by that lovely powerpoint based session that runs on rails. We all wanted because it's easy. We don't have to think quite so hard but I I do. I Will Bang on about the fact I I think it's worth beaten that temptation every day of the week. So what does what does literature say about this strategy. Tom Is there any evidence that supports the validity of this as a strategy were. This is an interesting one because of course the first first thing I did when I was looking into this. I went to the Great John Hattie who we all know in love and has got something to say about pretty much everything and what was interesting is that he doesn't actually mention flipped learning as a thing ranking. I was in his book visible learning for teachers today preparing for this recording. It's not in the index and I was a little bit surprised about that but thinking about it'll be more doing a little bit more reading. I think I think the point of it is that flipped. Learning is a thing that enables you to do a whole lot of other stuff in that time that you free up so I guess the content loading bit could be considered as homework and we've mentioned about about John Hattie's ranking and his effect size for homework before he says very clearly about homework that it has a really variable effect. You have to give the right sort of homework and the right sort of homework is either drilling of stuff you know or ready or kind of surface level content loading stuff. John Hattie himself says that trying to deepen difficult stuff in homework is nowhere near as effective and I think that's probably the closest we get to an hour tonight kind of a big thumbs up for flip learning from John Hattie of course it also means that you can be doing things like feedback reciprocal teaching classroom discussion in that freed up time and that's all stuff that pops up on his ranking with an effect size in excess of North Point Eight. which is you know really large Asia and I'm just looking at some not counter perspective but just some woods of of advice in warning from Tom Sherrington who talks about some of the things that we've not to start the podcast which is that.
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"Teaching is is so useful in the classroom and going off piste. I read like that idea as well that you know current affairs can make even Donaldson talks about <hes> looking to what's going on in the real world to find find parallels to make it meaningful to our people's obviously links that perhaps resonate with their everyday lives and that permission to go off piste goodness uh Sir what maverick teachers do really as they feel that they can do that and that's where the students gained from it so I Guess Tomorrow Dafa Deep Discussion as we did with the Christodoulou Book. I think it'd be nice to kind of say you know aw final sort of review points are general takeaways from from this book and I'm happy to kick this off and and say what I like about it is that there's something for every stage of your career in this book whether you are a seasoned professional and as Tom said at the start you you look at those two opposite metaphors and different schools that you worked in begin to make a lot more sense or resonate with you or indeed he does Judy said if you're a novice just really great practical tips and some research leads fee to explore what about you do following on from that I think it's just a good jumping off point for various ideas and strategies. He doesn't give a loss of detail doesn't some cases more than others but actually you can take an idea. Take it away. Go and discuss it with the department and think how can we make this work. I think he did a great job of covering an enormous an enormously wide range of topics and I think he does it from a good place. I think he does it from a place where nothing is sacred in the best possible way <hes> and where we're demanding high standards and certain MARV accountability but we're also keeping that magic that makes teaching an art so while agree with everything he says I'm not entirely sure he agrees with everything he says to be perfectly honest. I I take it all and I find it really useful great now as you know due to the guests that we invite to our lovely podcast come along with some woods of wisdom on while being shy tanked and something to try so what is your well being tipped for us this week our K.. I'd like to recommend not to say that we do here at Cardiff met which is a stuff book club. We meet regularly to talk about various research books and we met today in fact and I was trying to think why I'd like it so much. It is very satisfying not only does it make you read and keep up today with books but you share and learned so much from colleagues and it's particularly satisfying because it's a non threatening environment where you can <hes> work in a non judgmental way but in developing your own knowledge etcetera and it is just very enjoyable getting together with colleagues and discussing things so having a book club in a in a previous life. I've run a writing club stuff writing club as well but anything which brings you together I would recommend for wellbeing. I would agree with that and something that you did this time around that. I thought was a really good idea for those teachers out there POPs. You've got quite heavy workload in thinking or how am I going to possibly do but crept for comfort in the whole book that you actually sent a chapter to those who hadn't necessarily tense look at the whole book but really wanted to come and join I thought that in terms of kind of differentiation and access and workload management you know you might not be able to read the whole book but take. Take a look at a chapter common habit. Listen and you can still and colleagues come who haven't read it but actually they're inspired to go away and read it yeah halls. We've had a discussion on that research. Books don't have to be heavy today. We've discovered we've uncovered but in the process of doing this stuff book club. There are a number of really accessibly written books that are full of really good stuff and I think we've all benefited from it. Thanks for that wellbeing tip Judith Okay so who you gonNA show type two this week okay. This is a shoutout shoutout to a special group of trainees and this is the trainees or as student teachers who have young kids and these I'm always full of admiration for those trainees who managed managed to get through their P._G.. Course and have a family to look after as well they are usually very driven very well organized a delight to work with and they show that it can be done absolutely absolutely and this is resonates quite nicely with an episode episode eleven. I believe it was it was the one we were talking about how to how to apply into successfully get onto a p._g.. Program and we we reference parents prince who are thinking of applying then and I think that advice kind of extends then unto those fantastic parent trainee teachers out there who do great job and finally have you got a little something for us to try over us our you're listening to try. I have an infant. I've got a little something for you to try which is and based on some work that one of my ex students did abby cooper and she was indeed one of these students who hard young children she still does have she qualified in two thousand and sixteen and her kids now are seven and eight she now works in an Orchard School in Bristol and she's made it to at second in faculty as well in the English faculty and she comes in and talks to some of our students and also students in other universities who shall remain nameless about her approach to assessment and what I want to suggest that you have a go at is using a marking crib sheet now she uses when she's doing her mocking. She has a sheet beside her where she is making notes notes about what she's not to sink within the mocking so I mean probably a loss of us do this. I have a scrap of paper where on on not and even now the common things that come up now. This is what he is doing and she she is doing a in pops a little bit more of an organized way so <hes> she has an a four sheet of you. Imagine she's got an a four sheet in front cover. It's sort of landscape and it's got seven boxes on it and in those boxes are things like there's a box hawks the praise and uh she's going along. She will put in the box those students who are due for a for particular praise for doing something perhaps haven't done before or <hes> showing a good example of something. She has another box of course for concern <hes> again. She'll note the names of students that she needs to catch up on on that she has a box for missing or incomplete works. You can see that she's tracking all the different aspects. Let's on this crib sheet as she goes along. She has another box for an dirt or dedicated improvements reflection time so that's going to be the focus when she gives back the work. These are the main themes that have come up on. This is what we're going to work on. There is a box misconceptions and actions so for example it might be getting their apostrophes wrong or issues with homophones or whatever and then the final two boxes are on spike so spelling punctuation and grammar and presentation now she uses this because as teachers we spend an awful lot of time. Mocking particularly English teachers history teachers et Cetera spent an awful lot of time putting marks on students work and be quite frank. I think Sherrington a note this as well at a very often. It's <hes> wasted time because the students don't look in detail at it but what is important is that we as teachers on noting the areas where they're learning whether they're not learning and keeping this crib sheet by makes you do they sit on an organized way so I think it sort of minimal in a moment king on the work but keeping a crib sheet while you keep an all useful information and I think with all the classes show me examples and as long as it fits in with the mark in policy the school she she likes to copy the crib sheet for the students as well so they're aware of the key issues as well so really small working on that so that's what I would suggest that you you try and have got lovely. Thank you for van that age old adage. Isn't it a quality not quantity helping you to manage that workload and doing things that are actually going to be meaningful for your people's progress do it has been an absolute pleasure as always thank you for being a guest on our lovely podcast. Thank you T- Tom and it's goodbye from all of us and we will. I'm sure see you again in the future okay but was emmer and Tom's P._G.. podcast presented by Emma and Tom Breeze. Today's special guest was me judith knee. Today's book was the learning rainforest by Tom Sherrington. We salute student teachers with small children once again with organization..