Episode 31 - EdTech - Data, privacy and behaviours

February 5, 2019

Hosted by Colin Hill (@digicoled), we speak to Jamie Manolov about his research into how ClassDojo is used in classrooms globally, with potential implications to data, privacy and behaviours encouraged.

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Episode 30 - Engaging Parents

December 28, 2018

Hosted by Colin Hill (@digicoled), in this episode we caught up with Dr Kathy Weston who has recently published a book based on engaging parents aimed at primary schools. However, we went further and focused on ideas and strategies that can be used by secondary schools as the drop off in engaging with parents is more dominant as students get older.


Explore her book, co-authored with Janet Goodall and published by Bloomsbury by visiting our review at https://ukedchat.com/2018/12/17/engaging-parents/


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Episode 29 - Wellbeing in the Classroom

November 15, 2018

Welcome to Episode 29 of the UKEd Podcast from the UKEd Magazine and UKEdChat.

We recently caught up with Year 4 teacher and "Healthy Body and Mind Leader" Adrian Bethune. Described as a 'happy hero' Adrian has recently authored a book about wellbeing in the primary classroom, where pupils are typically aged between 4 and 11 years old. You can see our review of his Bloomsbury book at https://ukedchat.com/2018/11/11/wellbeing-primary/

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The @UKEdPodcast – Episode 28 - Poetry & Writing for Young People featuring @MichaelamorganM & @JennyMcLachlan1

October 3, 2018

Hosted by Colin Hill, we attended the launch of the Bloomsbury Young Readers series, speaking to authors Jenny McLachlan and Michaela Morgan. You can see more about the new series by clicking here


UKEdPodcast - Episode 27 - Helping children to feel brave

September 23, 2018

In this episode, Colin (@digicoled) speak to Avril McDonald who shares her story about the Feel Brave books which help young children to learn and to understand some of their feelings. You can learn more about her Crown House books via https://www.crownhouse.co.uk/authors/avril-mcdonald




Educating Moscow

September 11, 2018

Recorded at the City of Moscow Education forum, our host Col @digicoled speaks to teachers and students who live and work in the Russian capital city exploring the opportunities and challenges within the local education system.

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Episode 25 - Three Classroom Strategies that work

July 18, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, this final show for the 2017/2018 academic year concludes with John Stanier (from the Dartmoor Dispatch podcast) sharing three classroom strategies that work, providing the most impact for teaching and learning in schools. 

Want to know more about Hattie's visible learning? See the book via https://amzn.to/2uvMZo5

Want to get involved with contributing to the UKEdChat communities, please see https://ukedchat.com/writing/


The @UKEdPodcast - Episode 24 - Reading Wars and Teachers Matter

June 23, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, this week we talk to Professor Kathy Rastle from Royal Holloway University in London talking about extensive research recently completed regarding on the best strategies teachers, educators and parents can use to support children to become strong readers. You can read the full research by following the links in our recent news story. Click here for more information.

Also, in his continuing series, John Stanier from the Dartmoor Digest podcast talks about what makes great teaching, and how teachers matter. You can find out more about John's own show by clicking the Dartmoor Dispatches by John Stanier here.



UKEdPodcast - Episode 23 - Writing for Reluctant Readers and Risky Decisions

June 16, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, in this episode we catch up with John Hickman, who has written a series of books aimed at teenage reluctant readers based on Football Trials. You can read more about this engaging series of readable books at https://ukedchat.com/2018/06/11/footballtrials/

Also, in the fourth instalment from Dartmoor Dispatches John Stanier, an explanation as to why the developing teenage brain makes risky decisions, helping us understand some of the random choices that they can make.

You can follow the UKEd Podcast on Twitter via @UKEdPodcast, and the host in @digicoled.

Get involved, leave feedback or e-mail podcast@ukedchat.com


Episode 22 - Phonics Pruning and Thriving

May 25, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, we explore the Phonics teaching and learning strategy in England with an in-depth, fascinating interview with Debbie Hepplewhite MBE. You can view the printable Alphabetic Code Charts mentioned at
http://www.alphabeticcodecharts.com/free_charts.html along with her latest free chart with audio throughout at

We also have another instalment from John Stanier from the Dartmoor Dispatch Podcast, and you can find out more from John's podcast via http://www.dartmoortsa.org.uk/dartmoor-dispatch-and-podcasts.html

Finally, we welcome Martine Ellis, who writes book reviews for UKEdChat. Her latest read was all about thriving through your first year of teaching. Her book review, including links to the book is at https://ukedchat.com/2018/05/25/book-thrive-teaching/ and you can explore Martine's own educationally based podcast through her Twitter account at https://twitter.com/MartineGuernsey