Podcast 38: Why Can Quitting Make You A Better Teacher?

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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...
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Why can quitting teaching make you want to be a teacher even more?

Our 38th interview on the Teacher Toolkit podcast is with Andy Milne, a Brit living and teaching overseas. Andy has been teaching for 23 years and currently teaches Health and P.E in a North West suburb of Chicago.

In this episode you can hear Andy and Teacher Toolkit Editor, Holly Gardner:

  • talk about the influence Vic Goddard had on his early career
  • discuss why he gave up teaching – and why he went back again
  • share the tips he would give teachers who are considering leaving teaching
  • explain why teachers understanding their students’ aspirations is so important
  • discuss the differences between teaching in the UK vs America
  • describe what education without standardised testing looks like
  • express the importance of community being reflected in schools

Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!

You can find out more about Andy Milne on Twitter and read his blog #slowhealthchat. Find out about his project Send A Teacher here and be sure not to miss the post he wrote for Teacher Toolkit called 5 Things I Learnt From Quitting Teaching.

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