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How to Say No: Proven Strategies for Teachers and Trainers

12/13/2018
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Episode 41 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores some strategies to help teachers and trainers in saying “no”. Introduction This is the show I promised you in episode 37 - we will be exploring strategies for saying “no”. To avoid doubt we are focusing on saying “no” to colleagues when the right answer is “no” even though we feel like we should say “yes” and often do. Why Should We Say “No” Sometimes? If you Google “say no motivational quotes” you’ll find a whole heap of...

Duration:00:09:33

How to Drastically Cut the Time You Spend Typing Emails

12/7/2018
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Episode 40 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores how dictation could help you cut time spent typing emails. Introduction Did you listen to Episode 33? In it, I explained my secret method for working twice as fast as anyone else… touch-typing. Did you try it? Can you already type? This episode is for those who are still struggling. It’s for those who already type at ANY speed. In short, it’s for anyone who needs to get words down quickly. So… anyone! Today’s episode is all about...

Duration:00:09:22

Could it be That You Need to Drop Your Standards?

11/30/2018
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Episode 39 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores why we may need to evaluate our self-imposed standards. Introduction Shocking episode title? I hope so! Did I get your attention? Did you read it wrong? No - you did not. In today’s episode we are talking about the standards you impose upon yourself, not those imposed by your organisation or profession. It’s time to audit those standards if you are struggling to get everything done and must take work home in the evenings. If your...

Duration:00:09:01

How to Stop Being Distracted and Interrupted by People and Things

11/23/2018
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Episode 38 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores some strategies and ideas on how you can concentrate more and be distracted less. Introduction One of the biggest challenges of being a teacher or trainer is that we have such small gaps of time between sessions to get non-teaching work done. As a result, we attract more interruptions than most! (Perhaps not “more”, it’s just they are condensed into a shorter space of time). We also have a tendency to get distracted easily (again, because...

Duration:00:09:31

Why Setting Boundaries With Your Colleagues is Essential and How to do it

11/16/2018
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Episode 37 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores why establishing boundaries with colleagues is important and essential within working environments. Introduction In the last episode we explored setting boundaries with learners. I explained: I found two great articles on this topic to help me prepare for this episode. You can find links to them in the show notes. Why Are Boundaries Important? Having boundaries in place allows you to: Examples of Personal Workplace Boundaries Some...

Duration:00:09:46

Why Setting Boundaries With Your Learners is Essential and How to do it

11/8/2018
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Episode 36 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores why establishing boundaries with learners is essential in educational situations. Introduction In today's episode we're talking boundaries. I like to think of boundaries as positive limits. They aren’t huge walls with barbed wire on the top. They are a protective measures. Boundaries can relate relationships, physical elements and emotions. This week it's about your learners. The next episode will be all about your colleagues. Why are...

Duration:00:09:17

How to Use a To-Do List Properly

10/26/2018
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Episode 35 of The Teaching Space Podcast is all about how to use a to-do list PROPERLY! Introduction We all know I like to geek out on productivity apps - this is not one of those episodes! Well, not entirely. In today’s show we are focusing on how to use a to-do list properly, regardless of the method you use. OK there might be a bit of app talk, but I will keep it to a minimum. Let’s get the app talk out the way first… Do you Need an App? No. Pen and paper works fine. But if you...

Duration:00:09:25

Why Audiobooks and Podcasts are Essential CPD

10/18/2018
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Episode 34 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores how audiobooks and podcasts can be helpful and perhaps are essential in CPD. Here are the show notes for this episode. Introduction I’ve been listening to podcasts and audiobooks since before they were mainstream. Podcasts came first. I produced my first podcast almost 10 years ago, so I’d been listening to podcasts for a few years before that. My first podcast listening experience was an amazing knitting podcast called Electric Sheep....

Duration:00:09:58

How You and Your Learners Can Work Twice as Fast as Everyone Else

10/12/2018
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Episode 33 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores how touch-typing can help both teacher and learner to work much faster. Introduction Learning to type was probably one of the best things I ever did and this applies to all roles in my life: student, adult, “corporate world me” and teacher. It enables you to work more efficiently at the computer. You get more done thanks to increased speed and accuracy. Touch-typing helps me every day with: If you can already type, keep listening,...

Duration:00:09:35

How to Achieve Inbox Zero (The Podcast Edition)

10/5/2018
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Episode 32 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores the steps to take in order achieve Inbox Zero. Here are the show notes for this episode. Introduction My blog post about achieving inbox zero is one of my most popular. It’s a long post though, so for those of you who prefer to consume my short podcasts, here you go. What is Inbox Zero? The Problem With Email The Big Clean Up Make a List Your email inbox must not be your task manager because: Here’s what you need to do: Email...

Duration:00:10:08

Why Meal Planning is Essential for Teachers and Trainers

9/28/2018
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Episode 31 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores the benefits of Meal Planning for both Teachers and Trainers. Podcast Episode 32 Transcript Welcome to The Teaching Space Podcast, coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello and welcome to Episode 31 of The Teaching Space Podcast. It's Martine here. Thank you so much for joining me today. This episode explores why meal planning is absolutely essential for teachers and trainers. I know it sounds really random, but do stick...

Duration:00:08:18

7 Reasons Why All Teachers Should Use Google Calendar

9/21/2018
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Episode 30 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores the benefits of using Google Calendar for teachers. Podcast Episode 30 Transcript Welcome to The Teaching Space Podcast. Coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello, it's Martine here and welcome to Episode 30 of The Teaching Space Podcast. Today I will be sharing with you Seven Reasons Why All Teachers Should Use Google Calendar. If you've been using Google Calendar for a while, you'll be aware that this year, it's had a...

Duration:00:08:54

Helping Learners To Use Images Legally

9/14/2018
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Episode 29 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores how learners can and should use images legally in the content that they produce. Podcast Episode 29 Transcript Welcome to The Teaching Space Podcast, coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello, it's Martine here. Welcome to Episode 29 of The Teaching Space Podcast. Today we're talking about how to help learners use images online legally. Let's start with the why and then move onto the how. Why Is It Important? So, why is...

Duration:00:08:52

How Teachers Can Become Google Certified

9/2/2018
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Episode 28 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores how teachers can become Google certified and the positive effect this can have. Podcast Episode 28 Transcript Welcome to The Teaching Space podcast, coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello and welcome to Episode 28 of The Teaching Space Podcast. It's Martine here. Thank you so much for joining me. Today's episode is about How Teachers Can Become Google Certified. Now, if you've been listening to the podcast for a while,...

Duration:00:09:00

5 Amazing Books Teachers Will Love

6/30/2018
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Podcast Episode 27 Transcript Welcome to The Teaching Space podcast, coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello and welcome to Episode 27 of The Teaching Space Podcast. This show is all about books. I will be sharing five amazing books teachers will love. I recorded a similar episode right at the start of the podcast which was Episode 3. You'll find that here. Summer Break Before I start recommending books, however, I have a little bit of housekeeping to share with you....

Duration:00:09:02

Do You Need A Digital Declutter?

6/29/2018
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Episode 26 of The Teaching Space Podcast helps you prepare for a digital declutter to boost your productivity. Podcast Episode 26 Transcript Welcome to The Teaching Space podcast, coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello, it's Martine here. Welcome to Episode 26 of The Teaching Space Podcast. In today's episode, I'm asking the question, do you need a digital declutter? I'm going to put myself out there and say I think you probably do. As such, in this episode, I plan to...

Duration:00:10:55

The Power of a Morning Routine for Teachers

6/22/2018
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Episode 25 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores how powerful a morning routine can be for teachers. Podcast Episode 25 Transcript Welcome to The Teaching Space podcast, coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello. It's Martine here and welcome to Episode 25 of The Teaching Space Podcast. Today we're talking about the power of a morning routine for teachers. Now, I'm not talking about the morning routine that happens with your learners in your classroom. I'm talking about...

Duration:00:09:44

Managing Your Teaching Workload With Asana

6/15/2018
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Podcast Episode 24 Transcript Welcome to The Teaching Space podcast, coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello, it's Martine here, and welcome to Episode 24 of The Teaching Space podcast. Today I'd like to talk about how I use Asana to manage my teaching workload. Asana and Trello Actually, I'm not just going to talk about my teaching workload. I use Asana to manage my entire life. I use it in combination with some other apps, but ultimately Asana is the hub of...

Duration:00:11:08

Seven Ways Teachers Can Rethink Meetings

6/8/2018
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Episode 23 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores seven ways that teachers can rethink their approach to meetings. Podcast Episode 23 Transcript Welcome to The Teaching Space Podcast, coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello, it's Martine here. Welcome to Episode 23 of The Teaching Space Podcast. It's wonderful to have you here with me. Today's episode is all about meetings. I'm going to share seven ways teachers can make a start at rethinking their approach to meetings,...

Duration:00:08:50

Your G Suite for Education Secret Weapon

6/1/2018
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Episode 22 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores how Google Keep is your G Suite for Education secret weapon. Podcast Episode 22 Transcript Welcome to the Teaching Space Podcast coming to you from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Hello. It's Martine here and welcome to Episode 22 of the Teaching Space Podcast. Today's Episode is called is Your G Suite for Education Secret Weapon. And I should add that if your school or college isn't a G Suite for Education organisation you can still make...

Duration:00:09:03