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November 17, 2017  

We discuss rampant pay increases for academy leaders - including principals of single schools who are paid more than the prime minister - and new research on free schools that gives ammunition to their critics and their supporters.

We also talk about one academic's concerns that the government plans to formalise the assessment of children in early years are doomed to failure because policy makers do not understand the basics of brain development.

Tune in and enjoy. 

 
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November 15, 2017  

“Schools can create a climate where bullying becomes more acceptable," says Cambridge University Phd researcher Luke Rogers. He has done extensive research into bullying and finds that what most schools are doing is not only ineffective, but in some cases schools can also make things worse. In this podcast, he talks about effective ways of tackling bullying, why we need to change our language and approaches, and why we may need to get rid of those anti-bullying display boards in schools. 

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November 10, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we talk about some of the biggest issues of the week. We discuss the first ever UK-based study into flipped learning in a school setting and we explore whether the increasingly popular teaching technique represents value for money. We also talk how the country is getting worse at helping EAL students' families speak English - and the devastating effects this failure can have on young people. 

 

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Anders Ericsson, professor of Psychology at Florida State University and the academic behind deliberate practice theory, discusses his expertise research and how to ensure students work at their peak performance.

NOTE: there is some slight clipping of the sound on this podcast due to a technical issue due to the international phone line, it should hopefully not spoil your enjoyment of the interview 

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November 3, 2017  
Join the Tes team as we talk about some of the biggest issues of the week. We look at the concerns that remain in the profession around exam marking - and discuss why this year's English GCSE has been such a concern. We also talk about the new Institute for Teaching - which was launched in Manchester this week - and director's Matt Hood's comment piece in the magazine. And we discuss whether having a better understanding of neuroscience can make you a better leader. 

 

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November 3, 2017  

In this week’s Tes Further podcast, Sarah Simons and FE editor Stephen Exley discuss the thorny issue of GCSE resits. Exclusive analysis has revealed that fewer disadvantaged learners are attaining a grade C or 4 in their GCSE resists by the age of 19 compared with their peers. Sarah Simons also explains how the college staffroom is a useful resource for any of life’s problems – including the elimination of unwelcome rodents at the foot of your garden. 

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Uta Frith is one of the world's leading experts on autism and emeritus professor of cognitive development at UCL. In this episode, she talks about damaging stereotypes and myths that surround autism and how teachers are crucial to the devlopment of children with autism. She also talks about the best ways for teachers to assist autistic students. 

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October 20, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we talk about some of the biggest issues of the week. We look the dramatic rise in the number of assistant headteachers in recent years, and try to unpick what might be lying behind it - as well as the impact it might be having on teacher workload. We also discuss a very well paid primary leader, and ask how widespread such high salaries are in the non-academy sector. And we talk about the problem that you might see outside your schools gates everyday: parking, parents and local residents.

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Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and the woman behind Growth Mindset theory, explains how her theory has been misinterpreted, what she has to say to her critics and her efforts to create a growth mindset pedagogy

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October 17, 2017  

This week, Sarah Simons talks to Tony Payne, head of student experience at Canterbury College (soon to be part of the East Kent College Group), about the NEU superunion's focus on FE, and whether a ‘one union’ approach is in the best interests of the sector. They also discuss the ongoing WorldSkills 2017 competition in Abu Dhabi – and the "massive sacrifice" Team UK competitors must make in order to hone their craft to a world standard – as well as how disruptive romantic relationships between students can be to the learning process.

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