Podcast 105: How Can We Rethink Education?


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Ross McGill Rethink Education

@TeacherToolkit

In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday...
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How can we do things differently across English education?

Dr James Mannion asked me to feature on his Rethinking Education podcast, featuring in-depth conversations with people about how we might tweak the education system towards a more sustainable way of life.

You probably won’t find any other conversation about anything to do with TeacherToolkit, anywhere else online, than in the following podcast. It’s long, it’s deep and there are some book prizes to be won if you listen carefully!

Listen to the podcast (2 hrs 26 mins)

As James writes on his podcast page:

“Ross McGill really needs no introduction. Through his alter ego Teacher Toolkit, Ross is something of a publishing powerhouse, with a quarter of a million followers on Twitter – by far the biggest following of anyone in education. A teacher and school leader with decades of experience, Ross works with schools, colleges and universities across the UK and around the world.

Ross also has one of the most influential education blogs on the planet, with around 14 million hits. He has also published five books, the most recent being Mark Plan Teach 2.0.

This is a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation in which we discuss the perils of EduTwitter; the way in which teaching is becoming a much more sure-footed, evidence-informed profession; and the trouble with Ofsted, an organisation Ross refers to as the Grim Reaper.”

I’d like to thank James for his time and energy to put this podcast together. You can learn more about him and discover more of his podcasts on Rethinking Education.


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