Filling The Pail
Dylan Wiliam

Dylan Wiliam

July 2, 2020

Dylan Wiliam is a world famous educationalist and author probably best known for his research on formative assessment. In this episode, he talks to Greg Ashman about how he became interested in formative assessment, what it is and how it became deployed by the UK government as Assessment for Learning, as well as the importance of a knowledge-rich curriculum, 21st century skills and the issues surrounding educational meta-analysis.

Katharine Birbalsingh

Katharine Birbalsingh

June 24, 2020

Katharine Birbalsingh is Headmistress of Michaela Community School, a Free School serving inner city London. In this episode, she talks to Greg Ashman about Free Schools, the challenges she faced setting up Michaela, the Michaela approach to learning and to discipline and why everyone should visit and see for themselves. Along the way, Greg and Katharine discuss the opposition to explicit teaching and how to cope with unpleasant comments on Twitter.

Andrew Old

Andrew Old

June 10, 2020

In this episode, Greg Ashman talks to UK teacher and blogger Andrew Old about maths teaching, Twitter, blogging, OFSTED, Achievement for All and school behaviour.

Daisy Christodoulou

Daisy Christodoulou

May 27, 2020

Greg Ashman talks to Daisy Christodoulou about lockdown, her new book, Teachers versus Tech, teaching writing, and myths and bad ideas in education.

Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett

May 14, 2020

Greg Ashman talks to Tom Bennett about classroom behaviour, researchED, remote learning, Tom's role as a UK government advisor, the book Tom is currently writing and the howlers architects often make when designing schools.

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