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April 5, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about a potential new legal duty on teachers to combat knife crime, reactions to Ofsted's consultation on its draft inspection framework, and how Finland's approach to curriculum design differs from England. Tune in and enjoy. 

April 3, 2019  

Professor Dame Celia Hoyles is pretty much the closest one gets to royalty in mathematics education.

“I’ve been around a long while,” she laughs, at the beginning of our conversation for this week’s Tes Mathematips podcast.

Her decades of experience in maths education have been at the cutting edge of research. She has continually examined the place of technology and computing in maths learning, and explored innovative ways to assist students and teachers with all three.

In this podcast, the main focus is the use of microworlds for teaching maths. 

In the podcast, Celia mentions:

1.    Turtle geometry with Logo

2.    ScratchMaths

3.    Cornerstone Maths

4.    Digital Experiences in Maths Education journal

5.    Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms

6.    Her book with her husband and colleague Richard Noss Windows on Mathematical Meanings: Learning Cultures and Computers

7.    The NRICH project

Lucy mentions:

1.    Celia’s paper Transforming the mathematical practices of learners and teachers through digital technology

March 29, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss whether the resignation of a prominent head is a canary in the mine, warning about the school accountability system.

We also mull the latest data on the gender pay gap in schools, hear why education research may be facing an "existential crisis", and hear some practical advice for schools about edtech.

Tune in and enjoy.

March 27, 2019  

How can teachers help pupils to overcome the challenges of the new GCSE English literature exam specification? Teacher and senior leader Jennifer Webb shares her advice with Jamie Thom.

March 21, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we take the temperature of the annual conference of the Association of School and College Leaders.

We also discuss Sats and hints about Ofsted's new school inspection regime, and what schools should do in the face of the anti-vaccination movement.

Tune in and enjoy!

March 20, 2019  

“Once you get to real academic learning, the child discovery approach is just not going to work,” explains David C Geary, Curators' Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, keeping alight the eternal flame of the debate about the best way to teach.

Geary’s statement is based on what is really his secondary research focus: much of his career has been spent looking at how we learn maths, but his surety on how best we should teach in general is based on his theory of primary and secondary knowledge.  

In this podcast, he explains the theory and what impact it should have on teaching. 

March 15, 2019  

Tes columnist Sarah Simons talks to Dudley College vice principal Diana Martin about the college's unique approach to GCSE resits. They also discuss the wider challenges around students resitting the qualification in an FE setting - and the measures Dudley College is taking to support them. 

March 15, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss what the exams regulator Ofqual had to say about exam stress and iGCSEs this week.

We also consider what Philip Hammond's Spring Statement did - and did not - mean for schools, and get the lowdown on cortisol, dopamine, testosterone and oestrogen.

Tune in and enjoy!

March 13, 2019  

What do we know about the causes of eating disorders, and what teachers can do to spot the signs and intervene early? Helen Amass speaks to clinical psychologist Dr Tara Porter to find out. 

March 8, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss claims that schools are to blame for the rise in knife crime.

We also ask whether Ofsted is sending mixed messages by rating a school "good" despite finding that it off-rolled pupils, and consider whether the baseline assessment of children starting primary school will work.

Tune in and enjoy.

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