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Season 2: Kelly Long: Oh What A Season!
Episode Snapshot – Oh What A Season!
To celebrate the success of season 2, let’s highlight the key nuggets of knowledge shared by the guests featured on the show. Dave Smith kicked off season 2 of the show discussing, Effective and Sustained Leadership in Challenging Environments and his three core principals of Believe, Encourage and Inspire!
Next, our English as an Additional Language specialist Kamil Trzebiatowski enlightened us with the strategies and resources we can use to teach EAL learners. In particular, he shared the pedagogy behind effective EAL teaching and learning.
Next up, Mark Anderson, an award winning blogger and former classroom practitioner, explored IT applications. Host Kelly Long and Mark discussed which IT applications are the most effective for learning and they delved into what framework to use when choosing IT suitable applications for learning.
Lisa Ashes rounded off the featured guests’ interviews by sharing strategies on Managing Challenging Classroom Environments and Behaviour. Whether you are a seasoned teaching pro or new into the classroom, Lisa has pro-active and re-assuring behaviour management ideas you need to be using.
And then the Happiness and Wellbeing Series opened up a wider conversation about the happiness and wellbeing of our schools and what we can do as individuals to manage our own levels of happiness, but also what we can achieve as a collective to overcome adversity and difficulty. You can find that mini-series across episodes 65-69. They are certainly worth of a listen and a re-run to gleam and practice all of the advice shared by our Wellbeing experts.
Now, moving onto your thoughts and opinions. We would like to better serve your interests as an educational community and discover why you choose to listen to the show and therefore would value your time in completing a short listener survey.
Online Revision Pal Course
Exciting news! Our online revision course launches in the autumn! It’s a course that Kelly Long has created, designed specifically to guide students through an effective revision process. She reveals which are the two most effective revision strategies guaranteed to get results. Kelly instructs students on what not to do from a revision strategy point of view and guides students through a complete start to finish revision formula that they can implement across their revision schedule.
If you as a teacher are keen to know more about how the course can benefit the students in your school or you’re a parent and know that your child has exams coming up in the autumn and are keen to set them on the right revision path, sign up for an early bird discount email via Revision Pal (closes 31st August 2016).
Until season three, keep inspiring, but don’t forget to be kind to yourself, rest up and enjoy a wonderful summer!
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Season 2: Happiness and Wellbeing Series: Gill Kelly: The Benefits of Wellbeing in Schools
Episode Snapshot – The Benefits of Wellbeing in Schools
Kelly Long chats with Gill Kelly, a former headteacher and now a passionate advocate of school wellbeing. Gill has over a decade of experience in effective school leadership in a variety of different schools. Gill works nationally, sharing her experiences to support schools in embracing complexity and take to heart her mantra – ‘Take care of yourself, take care of each other, take care of this place’
In the fifth and final episode of the Happiness and Wellbeing series Gill guides us through whole school wellbeing.
Together Kelly and Gill dive into how schools can develop curriculum learning that places wellbeing being at the centre of what a child can achieve.
Gill guides us through:
- Advice for school leaders in cultivating positive wellbeing oriented schools
- 9 strategies to promote staff and student wellbeing
- Processes that encourage wellbeing and enhance learning
- Overcoming the complexities of teacher stress, burnout and the fear of being judged
In the fifth and final interview of the Inspiration 4 Teachers Happiness and Wellbeing series, Kelly and Gill reveal The Benefits of Wellbeing in Schools.
I'm doing okay, not great, not amazing, not horrible, just okay. And that is okay! Click To Tweet
Season 2: Happiness and Wellbeing Series: Nina Jackson: Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
Episode Snapshot – Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
Kelly Long chats with Nina Jackson, an Associate Director with Independent Thinking. Nina’s expertise is in special needs education and many years’ of experience in schools focusing on music, the Arts and teaching and learning in all its guises, Nina has a breath-taking grasp of what makes classrooms, children – and their teachers – tick.
In the fourth episode of the Happiness and Wellbeing series Nina outlines a range of strategies targeted at improving the emotional and mental health of staff and students in schools.
Together Kelly and Nina dive into how schools can support staff and students with their emotional and mental wellbeing.
Nina guides us through:
- Creating a whole school policy that fosters positive wellbeing
- Strategies for developing emotional resilience
- Practising good mental health
- How to create opportunities and workable programmes for people to talk and support each other
In the fourth interview of the Inspiration 4 Teachers Happiness and Wellbeing series, Kelly and Nina reveal how schools can help students and teachers to support Emotional and Mental Wellbeing.
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Season 2: Happiness and Wellbeing Series: Natasha Grey: Harness Happiness
Episode Snapshot – Harness Happiness
Kelly Long chats with Natasha Grey, an expert in Child and Family Therapy. She is the co-author of the children’s book titled Everyday Superheroes and is the host of the Conscious Living Podcast. She focuses her time and energy on wellbeing and wholeness that includes mind, body and spirit.
In the third episode of the Happiness and Wellbeing series Natasha outlines how to use questions to harness and find happiness.
Together Kelly and Natasha dive into how to take control your life.
Natasha guides us through:
- How to use questions to find happiness
- Taking control of your life, and certainty
- Finding and empowering meaning in your life
- How to choose and create your happiness
- Setting yourself up to win
In the second interview of the Inspiration 4 Teachers Happiness and Wellbeing series, Kelly and Natasha reveal how to harness happiness.
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