Your Favourite Teacher

2
Jul

Teacher Talk - Ep1

2 English teachers discussing some of the issues in Education: why parents are choosing to home education, ofsted changes, data and much more. 

21
Jun

When I grow up I want to be a footballer…

A peak inside the life of the aspiring football players at Nottingham Forest Football Club. Chris Caunt, Head of Education and Welfare, talks us through how they balance their footballing careers with their demanding school schedule. 

30
May

Coach Kyriacou - How to fall asleep…

A look at the science behind our sleep patterns and routines with some key advice on getting a good night's zzzzz

30
May

English Language Revision: Paper 1

A walk through AQA June 2018's exam paper with my favourite sidekick, Mr Shirley!

22
May

Poetry Revision - London, William Blake

A look at the themes, ideas and links within the poem.

22
May

Poetry Revision - Exposure

A look at the poems theme ideas and links

21
May

Poetry Revision: Eden Rock - Charles Causley

A reading of the poem, looking at key themes and ideas. Great for those studying "Love and Relationships" poetry. 

20
May

Poetry Revision Prophyria’s Lover - Robert Browning

A reading of the poem, looking at key themes and ideas. Great for those studying a 'Love and Relationships' cluster.

20
May

Poetry Revision - The Farmer’s Bride

A reading of the poem, looking at key themes and ideas. Great for those studying a 'Love and Relationships' cluster

20
May

Poetry Revision: Neutral Tones - Thomas Hardy

A reading of the poem, looking at key themes and ideas. Great for those studying 'Love and Relationships' cluster. 

20
May

Poetry Revision: When we two parted - Lord Byron

A reading of the poem, looking at key themes and ideas. Great for those studying 'Love and Relationships' cluster.

19
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14
May

A Christmas Carol - Exam Practice

A look at how Dickens presents family, regret and creates atmosphere using three extracts from A Christmas Carol. Extracts on our instagram - Your Favourite Teacher

14
May

Romeo and Juliet Exam Practice - Literature Paper 1

A look at justice and Mercutio. Using extracts from Act 3 Scene 1 and Act 2 Scene 1

14
May

Macbeth Exam Practice - Literature Paper 1

A look at Macbeth being troubles and his state of mind at the end of the play. Using extracts from Act 3 Scene 2 and Act 5 Scene 5.

19
Mar

Walking Away - Cecil Day Lewis

Back at Southchurch High School for a look at this poem from the 'Love and Relationships' cluster. More analysis on our instagram! #yourfavouriteteacher

19
Mar

Mother, Any Distance - Simon Armitage

Thank you to Miss Connelly from 'Southchurch High School' for taking the time to teach me about this lovely poem!

12
Mar

Interview with Holly on her career as a Personal Trainer

A great chat about the journey into personal training and the sharing some fitness secrets. 

6
Mar

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley- Letter 1

A reading and discussion of our first look at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, told in the form of R Walton's letter to his sister. 

5
Mar
28
Feb

Frankenstein: Context part 1

Our first look at the context of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - we discuss some of the scientific experiments of the time, romanticism and the influence of religion. 

25
Feb

Interview with Coach K - How can you take your sports performance to the next level?

A great chat with my wonderful friend Alex, looking beyond school P.E. to the big wide world of fitness and how we condition our bodies.  

20
Feb

What does it mean to be an influencer? - Interview with charlotteann.uk

Kicking off our podcast season in style, listen as I interview my good friend Charli about her lifestyle balancing teaching with a fitness/lifestyle instagram. 

24
Jan

Our Bett Show Radio Feature

Great to be on Net Support Radio with the lovely Russell today. I promise more pods are on the way!

3
Jun
1
Jun

Language Paper 1 walk through

Source A

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (found on AQA website) 

Talked through by Miss Shaw

31
May
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May

Exposure - Wilfred Owen - revision

Walk through the poem and discuss ways to compare with others is AQA exam cluster.

21
May
18
May

Macbeth overview

Brief overview to kick off any last minute revision

18
May

Jekyll and Hyde - duality

My favourite theme, can link to any essay in Jekyll and Hyde

18
May
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May
8
May

Animal Farm - Chapter 7

Orwell's Animal Farm read to you each day, chapter by chapter

8
May
2
May

Revision of AIC, check your understanding.

Very silly podcast asking a few introductiory questions to AIC

2
May

Animal Farm - Chapter 6

Orwell's Animal Farm, read to you chapter by chapter. 

1
May

Animal Farm - Chapter 5 discussion

I'm really getting into this story now, listen to the discussion of the events of chapter 5, a real turning point in the story!

1
May

Animal Farm - Chapter 5

Orwell's Animal Farm read to you chapter by chapter.

1
May
26
Apr

Animal Farm - Chapter 4

Orwell's Animal Farm read chapter by chapter

26
Apr
25
Apr

Animal Farm - Chapter 3

George Orwell's Animal Farm, read to you chapter by chapter.

25
Apr

Animal Farm - Chapter 2 Discussion

Talking through some of the ideas in chapter 2 and thinking about what to look out for moving forward.