Mendel Beilis, Blood Libel and the Truth behind 'The Fixer', with Jay Beilis
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by Jay Beilis & Carl McCarthy
1y ago
In this special edition podcast Jay Beilis shares the story of his grandfather and the legacy of one of the most significant events in modern history.   Mendel Beilis never sought celebrity nor to profit from his suffering even though his case gripped Russia, and the world, even more than the Dreyfus affair had gripped France.  His conduct – resisting the pressure to implicate himself or other jews – saved his countrymen from a pogrom.  Close to his death, when he was asked what was the enduring impression of the trial he paid tribute to the Russian Gentiles who had helped him ..read more
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COVID-19 and a response from school leadership: carry the flame and defend the weak, with Robert Ford
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by Carl McCarthy
1y ago
In this episode we hear from Robert Ford, Director of HERITAGE International School in Moldova, Chisinau.  He shares an International School response to the global pandemic crisis and offers messages of hope and leadership. He shares his thoughts on technology, community and how leadership can help to see around corners and make some kind of sense out of what is an increasingly unpredictable global situation ..read more
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UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools: safe and inspiring places to learn, with Dr Kulvarn Atwal
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by Carl McCarthy
1y ago
In this episode Dr Kulvarn Atwal shares his fascinating insights into how schools can become safe and inspiring places by placing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of their community.  Drawing on real-world experience and his vast expertise in successful school improvement strategies, Dr Atwal demonstrates how we can give children a voice through authentic, compassionate leadership with transformational results and outcomes for schools. He talks about behaviour, exclusions, curriculum and values-led appraoches to leadership. (credits: Tom McGuire and the Brasshol ..read more
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Social Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) in schools: Great Minds Together, with Emma Mander and Meg Walls
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by Carl McCarthy
1y ago
In this episode Emma Mander and Meg Walls from Great Minds Together talk about a new way for schools to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. They offer solutions to the challenges facing schools, trusts and local authorities in the face of increasing pressures to respond to the overwhelming need for support. Emma and Meg offer voices of hope to parents and teachers.  Their key messages of openness, transparency and genuine collaboration are inspirational for us all. Best of all, their approach is tested in the field: working with real families and schools they ..read more
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Switching to Teaching: recruitment and retention special (part 2) - with David Keyte
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by Carl McCarthy
1y ago
In this episode we speak to David Keyte: YouTuber, author, podcaster, teacher and new father, about his journey into teaching and the reasons why now may be the perfect time for anyone considering a switch to the profession.  He talks about the different ways to become a teacher and the benefits it has had to his life, health and well-being.  He covers SCITT training, sports in school and the influence of sporting great, Johnny Wilkinson.  Part 2 of a half-term recruitment and retention special: if you've ever considered a career in teaching this podcast is a must-listen.  ..read more
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Get Into Teaching: recruitment and retention special (part 1) - with Addison Brown
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by Carl McCarthy
1y ago
In this episode Addison Brown, star of the 'Get Into Teaching' TV campaign, shares his thoughts on why now may be the perfect time to become a teacher.  Addison is a Team GB Water Polo Athlete, musician, father, husband and secondary school teacher in his third year of teaching at the time of this recording.   He talks about the people and books that have inspired him on his journey, the positive ways to manage workload and how to tackle those challenging moments in the early parts of a teaching career. Recorded in Manchester, UK, this is part 1 of a half-term special devoted to re ..read more
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The Sustainable Development Goals: equipping young people to live and work successfully in a global society - with John Rolfe MBE
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by Carl McCarthy / John Rolfe MBE
1y ago
The Sustainable Development Goals  provide a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world - a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet.  John Rolfe MBE is the Schools outreach Manager for the British Council.  In this episode he talks about the different ways that schools can become involved in trying to achieve these goals.  He shares examples of projects, funding opportunities and explains how pupils and teachers can connect to bring a truly global, connected curriculum to life. (credits: Sustainable Development ..read more
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Are Books the Building Blocks of Empathy? Opening Doors to Quality Curriculum - with Bob Cox
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by Carl McCarthy
1y ago
In this episode, award-winning author and educationalist Bob Cox talks about his life, the books that influenced him and the strategies behind his 'Opening Doors' series for teachers.  He shares his thoughts on using high quality texts in the classroom, using 'classics' in the curriculum and how we can help all our pupils achieve excellence in an inclusive, inspirational way. Bob also explores the idea that approaching texts and the curriculum with a pioneering spirit can support well-being for both teachers and pupils alike.  He shares examples of the impact of his work and provide ..read more
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Gloves not Gunz: Why all our children are worth fighting for - with Pete O'Shea
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by Carl McCarthy / Pete O'Shea
1y ago
In this episode we talk to Pete O'Shea from 'Gloves not Gunz', an organisation based in  Croydon and South London that aims to prevent and divert young people from crime, antisocial behaviour, exclusion from education and 'care'.   Recorded to coincide with Children's Mental Health Week, Pete talks about how positive relationships, education and diversion activities can make a difference to some of our most vulnerable, and often challenging, children and young people. We also talk about strategies for teacher wellbeing in the face of what can seem, at times, like a helpless struggle ..read more
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British Council Schools Ambassadors Conference 2021: Suzi Bewell
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by Carl McCarthy / Suzi Bewell
2y ago
In this episode we hear from the wonderful Suzi Bewell, language teacher, teacher trainer, lecturer and CEO of Polly Glot Languages.   Suzi shares insights into the new Turing Scheme and describes how her latest project, International Laughter Yoga with Suzi, is helping teachers and students with their wellbeing all around the world. @suzibewell https://pollyglotlanguages.wordpress.com ..read more
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