Podcast 37: Why Did Northern Rocks Have To End?


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Debra Kidd

Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working... Read more about Joshua McGovern

What’s next after Northern Rocks?

Our 23rd interviewee in the 100 Women Series is Debra Kidd, teacher trainer, writer and founder of Northern Rocks. Debra is a “travelling teacher”, going into classrooms and helping teachers develop CPD.

In this episode you can hear Debra and Teacher Toolkit editor Holly Gardner:

  • examine why teacher’s data-driven workloads display a lack of trust
  • reflect on how the Northern Rock project came to exist
  • explore the positives and negatives of the teacher blogging and Twitter movement
  • discuss the gender split of voices online and at teaching events
  • share the one thing she’d like to see changed in education
  • touch on what Debra would have been if she wasn’t a teacher
  • discover who Debra would like to have to a dinner party.

Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!

You can follow Debra on Twitter and read her blog Love Learning.


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