Podcast 118: Graphic Organisers To Support Retention


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Graphic Organiser

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...
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How can graphic organisers support teaching and learning?

Our 118th interview is with, David Rodger-Goodwin, geography teacher, head of year 10 and 11 at a secondary school in Lincolnshire and very soon, an author!

Listen to the podcast (41 minutes)

In this podcast, listen to David and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:

  • David’s background and his educational journeyOrganise Ideas: Thinking by Hand, Extending the Mind
  • David’s interest in ‘Graphic Organisers’ and metacognition
  • Teaching geography in the modern age
  • Being a head of year during the pandemic
  • Current workload challenges for teachers
  • Divided opinions on graphic organisers and teacher application, plus
  • Take a look at David’s new book, published in September 2021.

Watch the video

I have a very simple ethos; if there is a better way of doing something, show me. I want to be the best teacher I can for my students.


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