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UKEdPodcast - Episode 39 - Careers advice for the 21st Century

In this episode, Martin Burrett (ICTMagic) talks to Emily Huny (@HowtoSTEM) about how careers advice or guidance has changed over the decades, but does it reflect the modern patterns of work, and is it looking to the future to a jobs market that doesn’t yet exist? Links and shownotes are available at


UKEdPodcast - Episode 38 - Intervention Strategies

Hosted by Martin Burrett (@ICTMagic), this episode features a webinar focusing on Intervention Strategies in education. With guest Jen Morris, the session explored activities, strategies and resources inspired from the Twitter #UKEdChat session. For more information including additional links, see


UKEdPodcast - Episode 37 - High Impact Revision

A learner’s work is never done… Continually refreshing and revisiting one’s toolbox of skills and knowledge is a vital part of the learning process and allows us to build on solid foundations. Yet, revision can often have negative connotations where students adopt a hermit-like existence as they cram for an exam, which they can then forget about. As educators we should reclaim revision to be an integrated part of lessons, which connect past lessons with ideas that are being learnt...


UKEdPodcast - Episode 36 - Learning Spaces

Presented by Martin Burrett (@ICTMagic), this podcast episode features a live webinar - following a #UKEdChat Twitter discussion - talking about Improving Learning Spaces, featuring @teacherchalky1 We discussed whether a notional ‘standard’ classroom is fit for purpose, what are the roles of displays, what is the role of technology, and how to use an adapt all areas within a school to maximise learning. You can see more about this session (and watch the webinar) via...


UKEdPodcast - Episode 35 - Best Educational Technology

Hosted by Martin Burrett, this episode explores best educational technologies with guests @MissJonesTeach and @MattWalby. Originally, this episode was created as a webinar, so available to view at where the resources mentioned can be found.


UKEdPodcast - Episode 34 - Introducing the MTS

In the first of a series of five special episodes aimed at educators, Colin Hill introduces the Metacognition Teaching Strategy (MTS) - supporting educators and students to use metacognitive strategies in four simple steps. You can read more about the MTS at - In the episode, listeners are invited to be part of the BETA program within the development of the MTS programme. If you are a teacher or researcher and would like to be...


UKEdPodcast - Episode 33 - Metacognitive Teaching Strategy

Just a mini episode saying hello, and that we've not forgotten or neglected the UKEdPodcast. In fact, we're busy working on projects to make the podcast more meaningful for the professional development of teachers. In this episode, Colin Hill shares plans to showcase the Metacognitive Teaching Strategy - supporting educators to use metacognitive strategies in four simple steps. Keep tuned for the new episodes coming over the next few weeks, and we'd love for you to get involved. More...


The @UKEdPodcast - 32 - Emotional Intelligence and Compassion

Hosted by Colin Hill (@digicoled), in this episode we speak to Paulina Olsson whose work has seen her explore the importance of developing emotional intelligence in young people, establishing an app called Peppy Pals that help young people articulate their emotions. Also, we caught up with Andy Sammons, author of The Compassionate Teacher (read our review here) who argues that society has forgotten how to show compassion, and the role schools and teachers can have in helping resolve many...


Episode 31 - EdTech - Data, privacy and behaviours

Hosted by Colin Hill (@digicoled), we speak to Jamie Manolov about his research into how ClassDojo is used in classrooms globally, with potential implications to data, privacy and behaviours encouraged. Shownotes placed on the website


Episode 30 - Engaging Parents

Hosted by Colin Hill (@digicoled), in this episode we caught up with Dr Kathy Weston who has recently published a book based on engaging parents aimed at primary schools. However, we went further and focused on ideas and strategies that can be used by secondary schools as the drop off in engaging with parents is more dominant as students get older. Explore her book, co-authored with Janet Goodall and published by Bloomsbury by visiting our review at...


Episode 29 - Wellbeing in the Classroom

Welcome to Episode 29 of the UKEd Podcast from the UKEd Magazine and UKEdChat. We recently caught up with Year 4 teacher and "Healthy Body and Mind Leader" Adrian Bethune. Described as a 'happy hero' Adrian has recently authored a book about wellbeing in the primary classroom, where pupils are typically aged between 4 and 11 years old. You can see our review of his Bloomsbury book at You can support the work undertaken by UKEdMagazine,...


The @UKEdPodcast – Episode 28 - Poetry & Writing for Young People featuring @MichaelamorganM & @JennyMcLachlan1

Hosted by Colin Hill, we attended the launch of the Bloomsbury Young Readers series, speaking to authors Jenny McLachlan and Michaela Morgan. You can see more about the new series by clicking here.


UKEdPodcast - Episode 27 - Helping children to feel brave

In this episode, Colin (@digicoled) speak to Avril McDonald who shares her story about the Feel Brave books which help young children to learn and to understand some of their feelings. You can learn more about her Crown House books via


Educating Moscow

Recorded at the City of Moscow Education forum, our host Col @digicoled speaks to teachers and students who live and work in the Russian capital city exploring the opportunities and challenges within the local education system. For full shownotes, please see


Episode 25 - Three Classroom Strategies that work

Hosted by @digicoled, this final show for the 2017/2018 academic year concludes with John Stanier (from the Dartmoor Dispatch podcast) sharing three classroom strategies that work, providing the most impact for teaching and learning in schools. Want to know more about Hattie's visible learning? See the book via Want to get involved with contributing to the UKEdChat communities, please see


The @UKEdPodcast - Episode 24 - Reading Wars and Teachers Matter

Hosted by @digicoled, this week we talk to Professor Kathy Rastle from Royal Holloway University in London talking about extensive research recently completed regarding on the best strategies teachers, educators and parents can use to support children to become strong readers. You can read the full research by following the links in our recent news story. Click here for more information. Also, in his continuing series, John Stanier from the Dartmoor Digest podcast talks about what makes...


UKEdPodcast - Episode 23 - Writing for Reluctant Readers and Risky Decisions

Hosted by @digicoled, in this episode we catch up with John Hickman, who has written a series of books aimed at teenage reluctant readers based on Football Trials. You can read more about this engaging series of readable books at Also, in the fourth instalment from Dartmoor Dispatches John Stanier, an explanation as to why the developing teenage brain makes risky decisions, helping us understand some of the random choices that they can...


Episode 22 - Phonics Pruning and Thriving

Hosted by @digicoled, we explore the Phonics teaching and learning strategy in England with an in-depth, fascinating interview with Debbie Hepplewhite MBE. You can view the printable Alphabetic Code Charts mentioned at along with her latest free chart with audio throughout at We also have another instalment from John Stanier from the Dartmoor Dispatch Podcast, and you...


Episode 21 - Interview with Loren Carpenter - Boeing, Pixar and Computer Generated Animation Rendering

Hosted by @digicoled, this episode we are honoured to interview one of the founding fathers of Pixar Animation, Loren Carpenter, who charts his time as a computer scientist at Boeing, and then with Lucas Films. In the episode, Loren refers to the fractal imagery work of Benard Mandelbrot, and you can see the original film he created, which caught the attention of LucasFilms, at Also, another fascinating contribution from John Stanier, from the Dartmoor Dispatch...


UKEdPodcast - Episode 20 - VR AR & AI in education

Hosted by @digicoled, this episode of the @UKEdPodcast from UKEdChat explores how Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence are impacting on education globally. We also welcome John Stanier from the Datmoor Dispatch T&L Podcast with the first of a series of contributions that explore research that impacts on pedagogy. You can subscribe to John's fascinating podcast by visiting...