TTT 013 : What I learnt from my NQT teacher training with Julien Lemaire
27 September 2015
Julien Lemaire is a native French MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) teacher in an Inner city London school. In the academic year 2013/14 he completed a year-long Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). The following year he completed his NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) in which he was also observed by OFSTED in one of his lessons graded ‘Outstanding’. An accomplished linguist, Julien speaks five languages to a high level French, Italian, English, German and Spanish. He currently specialises in teaching two of these languages. Prior to his teaching career he spent nine years working as a sales team manager for the supermarket chain Carrefour in Cagliari, Sardinia which is where he also spent a year as an Erasmus exchange student.
TTT 006 : Behaviour Tips and Tales from Inner City London with Master of the Classroom
16 May 2015
‘Master of the Classroom’ (the alias of my guest) on this latest podcast works as an English teacher in an Inner-city London school. He is an outstanding teacher and manager of classroom behaviour and is also in charge of his school’s literacy programme. Although he has been working in secondary education for the last seven years, he started working with children when he was only sixteen years old after a friend suggested he got a job working with him at a charity called ‘Disability Challenge’. The charity ran summer camps for children with a whole range of disabilities from emotional and behavioural needs. Discussions with the Social Workers that oversaw the scheme led him into other social inclusion projects such as art therapy. Before he began work as a secondary school teacher he also spent a year doing social work overseas with children from depived backgrounds.
TTT 005: What it takes to be a leader (Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders) with Mike Carson
01 May 2015
Mike Carson is a leadership expert, author and founding partner of Aberkyn, a UK company set up with the purpose of developing leaders. His 2013 book ‘The Manager – Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders’ in which he interviewed some of the top football managers in the world was described by The Guardian newspaper as a “compelling examination of 30 managers ranging from Roy Hodgson to Alex Ferguson”. In his own words he says “One of my greatest passions is facilitating workshops, creating a safe space where leaders can develop personal insights that transform their own lives and work.” In his early career Mike spent 12 years as an operations officer in the Royal Navy where he had the opportunity to closely study leadership. He was also appointed Deputy Chief of Staff in the UK maritime force serving in war zones on several occasions. He is also an avid Manchester City fan.
TTT 001 : How using humour can make you and your class more relaxed with Deborah C
01 February 2015
Any teacher will tell you that the first year in the profession is particularly challenging. It can be difficult to step back and laugh at yourself, especially when you feel like you are in the line of fire. Deborah, a secondary art and psychology teacher in an outer London comprehensive school in England sees humour as a necessary antidote to ease the tension. I met her through a close friend of mine whilst I was doing what is known as the NQT (Newly qualified Teacher) year. Her humour and wit helped me see the funny side of situations. We discuss how humour can be used effectively in the classroom and what makes someone funny.
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