Often, and for too long, the link between cutting-edge research into education and actual education in practice has been too distant, too fractured. Sarah Cottingham is here to change that.
Sarah is a former Teach First teacher-turned-teacher educator, now working at the highly accomplished Ambition Institute where she designs NPQs (National Professional Qualifications).
Her insights into memory and the notion of ‘learning first, not teaching first’, built not only her classroom teaching experience but also her work training new teachers, have been hugely influential on our thinking here at Qualified Tutor – and now we bring that to you (building on our episode with Bradley Busch, a friend and colleague of Sarah’s).
- Get more of these insights regularly on Twitter @overpractised and on Sarah’s blog at overpractised.wordpress.com
- Listen to her Tips for Teachers episode with Craig Barton at tipsforteachers.co.uk/sarah-cottingham
- Grab a copy of the books Sarah referenced: Why Don’t Students Like School? by Daniel Willingham and the In Action Series led by Tom Sherrington
- Join the newly launched and incredibly exciting LTC Connect: a packed calendar of events & content across our 6 Hubs: English, Maths, Science, Wellbeing, SEND and Business. Just £7.50 per month for access to all the content in all 6 Hubs
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- Visit speakpipe.com/QualifiedTutorPodcast to have your voice heard by posing your thoughts and questions to Sarah
“My why at school was enjoying being around pupils and breaking things down … and now that I train teachers, my why is impacting people who can in turn impact many, many students”