Staffroom Rambles – Podcast Episode 6

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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