Welcome to Episode 6 of Staffroom Rambles, the weekly education podcast by Tom Rogers and Chris Mayoh.
This week we discuss the TeachMeet movement after the successful #TMHistoryIcons organised and co-hosted by Tom, Ofsted chief Michael Wilshaw’s attack on the pay of Multi-Academy Trust executives and whether students should receive some more education about healthy sleeping patterns.
Links to articles we discussed this week can be found here:
The TeachMeet wiki page (use it to see the TeachMeet events coming up across the UK and beyond): TeachMeet wiki
A TES article from Tom Rogers about his recent TeachMeet, #TMHistoryIcons: ‘There are very many teachers out there fired up about teaching, despite the sometimes deafening background noise’
The website of Russel Tarr’s Practical Pedagogies Conference (which I can highly recommend).
A BBC article featuring Michael Wilshaw stating that some executives of MATs are overpaid: School results don’t justify academy trust pay, says Ofsted
Another BBC article throwing out claims that a recent UK advert was wrong in claiming teachers can earn 65,000 GBP a year: Teacher recruitment advert complaints rejected
And finally, again from the BBC, a study exploring how much sleep teenagers actually need: How much sleep do teenagers need?
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