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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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October 13, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about the landmark judgement from the Court of Appeal which ruled in favour of Ofsted following a long-running court battle with an Islamic school over the separation of girls and boys. We discuss what the provisional Progress 8 scores mean for schools and we also talk about our new analysis which shows that money will be diverted towards schools with the least deprived children - such as grammar schools.

 

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Professors Robert and Elizabeth Bjork are among the world's leading researchers into memory and learning. For this podcast, they discuss what teachers need to know about memory and explain how group work, tailoring content to student interests and testing are key to helping students retain knowledge. 

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October 6, 2017  
Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about how figures obtained by Tes show that none of the schools branded "coasting" by the government have been turned into an academy as a result, and we discuss how more than a quarter of schools 'ordered' to become academies are yet to convert. We also talk about one teacher's harrowing story about working in a school in special measures. And we discuss this week's Tory conference and what could be on the political agenda. 
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October 4, 2017  

Dr Sara Baker of the Cambridge Unviversity PEDAL centre explains why we may have got play wrong in education - she asks whether we should be more playful as chidlren progress through school, rather than less? She also talks EYFS, YR to Y1 transition, why secondary teachers are more playful than they think they are and the importance of matching teaching to cognitive development. 

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