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52: Part 2 Educational Leadership Series: Conor Heaven: How to be a successful leader and develop others on your team
Kelly Long chats with Conor Heaven, an Infant School Middle Leader and an Advisory Council Member of NAHT Edge whose aim is to discuss and debate policy on behalf of all Middle Leaders.
Conor is passionate about teaching and learning and is curious about pedagogy, relationships, learning mindsets, first quality teaching, engagement, assessment and motivation. He believes collaboration is key to raising standards and wants to be part of the growing, sharing online community.
In the second episode of the Educational Leadership series, Kelly and Conor discuss the challenge of how to be a successful leader and develop your team.
Teacher-Parent Relationship Techniques that Work!
“Share your passion for every child that you teach!”
- Create a buzz around the child’s learning with the parent
- Show parents the learning journey that their child has gone through
Professional Challenge – How to be a Successful Leader and Develop your Team
- Overcoming the fears of being a leader
- How to own your leadership style and empower others
- How to turn your leadership vision into a reality
- Creating autonomous team environments
“Believe more is possible!”
- Don’t cap a child’s potential based on their perceived ability
“Have passion and belief in others!”
Best Educational Resources
Debbie Inglis – @HTCoach
Dame Alison Peacock – Learning without Limits
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51: Iesha Small: Part 1 Educational Leadership Series: Unconventional Leadership
Kelly Long chats with Iesha Small, an Assistant Headteacher at a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school in Hertfordshire, in the UK. Iesha writes a leadership blog as well as runs Mindshackles, a website dedicated to sharing the personal stories of reclaiming life from mental ill health.
In the first episode of the Educational Leadership series, Kelly and Iesha discuss the challenge of unconventional leadership and how to overcome the bridge between perceived understanding of what leadership entails and its truth.
50: Kelly Long: Inspiring for 50 Episodes
Kelly Long celebrates 50 episodes of Inspiration 4 Teachers with guest co-host Emma Rickham. Join them as they discuss the highs of 2015 and celebrate the inspirational work of Inspiration 4 Teachers’ guests over the last year and all that is magnificent about teaching and learning.
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49: Tom Bennett: What is the best way to teach?
Kelly Long chats with Tom Bennett a teacher from Dagenham, East London. He writes a weekly column and blog for the TES, is founder and director of researchED (a movement designed to promote research literacy and critical thinking in education). Tom is also the chair of a working group asked by the DfE to look into improving behaviour management in initial teacher training.
In this episode Kelly and Tom discuss the conflict that exists between what sciences know about education vs what teachers actually do in the classroom to facilitate learning.