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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.
Teacher-Parent Relationship Techniques that Work!
- Your first interaction with a parent should always be a positive one!
- Parents are partners, not adversaries.
Professional Challenge – Unconventional leadership
- Why should you become a Senior Leader?
- The three questions you need to ask of yourself to determine your core leadership values.
- What should be at the centre of every decision that you make?
“Leadership is always better in person!”
“Don’t forget the Goose!” to illustrate that one person cannot assume to rise above another.
Best Educational Resources
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
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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.
48: Martin Matthews: The Challenge of School Governance
Kelly Long chats with Martin Matthews about the challenge of school governance and the varying levels of accountability and legal responsibility within schools.