Recent Posts

  • GCSE Long Answers and MyMarkingMachine.com

    We are delighted to be joined by Mark Robinson (@mark_robo) who has had some deep thoughts about how to write and mark questions. So much so that he has taught a computer to do it for him and you can use it too!

  • Covid Legacies: helping trainee teachers

    We are delighted to be joined by the inspirational David Cotton to talk about supporting trainees who have missed out so much during the pandemic.

  • Covid Positives

    Thomas and Robin are joined by Patrick Kaplo from Wyndham, New Hampshire to follow up on a question he asked way back at the beginning of the Covid crisis, namely "How will this change our practice?"

  • Literacy for Physics

    We are delighted to be joined once more by Friend of the Podcast and Physics Teacher Support Polymath Carole Kenrick (@HelpfulScience) to talk about writing in Physics. Carole has put […]

  • The definitive GCSE core practical guide…

    We are so privileged this week to be joined by Christina Astin. She wears so many hats she would keep a division of milliners employed, but she kindly talks us through some of her most recent and most important work.

  • nearpod

    Will introduces us to Nearpod which is a beautifully designed teaching aid that has lots of excellent features to help you with AFL during lockdown.

  • Another Lockdown Lowdown

    Thomas and Robin chew the fat over how they are progressing in the new lockdown. We’ve been thinking about how to backfill gaps in the curriculum, in particular practical work. […]

  • Good enough is good enough.

    Thomas and Robin return to talk survival as we lock down again. With many teachers now doing hybrid teaching, we discuss strategies for keeping sane.

  • Festive Demos and Practicals

    We talk through the dear listener's favourite holiday season activities; things that make you smile then think.

  • Ways to Teach… Magnetism and Magnetic Fields

    Thomas and Robin have a couple of goes at sharing the ideas our dear listener has given us about teaching about magnetic fields and magnetism. We were particularly thinking about non-specialists who are likely to be covering this with the younger kids.