We speak to Early Career Teachers, mentors and participants at all levels of the UCL Early Career Teacher Development programme.
We call it ECF Staffroom because staffrooms are the places where the best conversations between colleagues can take place, in an atmosphere which is relaxed and open. In each episode we invite the colleague to discuss how they came to be in the position they are in, what interests them about ECF, the challenges they have faced and how they are overcoming these challenges. The podcast will give a voice to teachers, allow them to discuss their growing confidence and be a window into the ECF experience for others.
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- The game's always changing, so keep playing it: keeping a focus on professional learning
- Dilemma-based facilitation: experienced facilitators share what goes wrong for them… and what they do about it
- Taking risks: ECTs trying something new and not being afraid of it
- The 'we are in it together approach' to facilitation: keeping an eye on ECTs’ welfare
- Taking ownership of their own learning: mentoring on Year 2 of the ECF programme
- Doing a week in a day: practitioner inquiry for busy Early Career Teachers
- Breaking the cycle of inequality: making space for LGBTQ+ issues on the ECF programme
- ‘Sometimes it can feel like we have to pick up the pieces and do things for ourselves'
- Top advice from our education coach: Remember you’ve got a body… and listen to it
- The distinct skillsets of good mentoring
- Context is king: how ECTs are affected by the conditions they are working in and by their own personal dispositions
- Everything Everywhere All At Once: The life of a Year 1 ECT
- One Hundred Years of Gratitude: 4 old teachers walk into a staffroom
- Making mentoring meaningful: not just ticking the box
- What teaching does to people as people: What can ECF Providers learn from ITE?
- Taking the Staffroom on the road: Gate-crashing an Induction Tutor conference in East London
- ‘Be unapologetically yourself’: ECF Director Hilary Adli shares her recipe for success
- ‘Speak up and speak out even if your voice shakes’: Anti-racism is too important to leave to chance
The ECF Staffroom brings you this special ECF Staffroom episode, with Simon Herdman, an ECT at the Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children: