Aug 22, 2020
Welcome to The Teaching Space podcast. Thanks for joining me for
episode 101; the first episode of season three.
In today’s episode I will look back on season two and highlight
the “best bits” as well as explaining to you the plan for season
three which is largely based on feedback from you, my
Season Two Best Bits
The first episode was 15 December 2017. There were no “seasons”
then. Season two spanned episodes 64 to 100, so I called episodes
one to 63 season one.
Season two’s best bits included:
- Episode 65: Using Batching to be a Productive Teacher or
Trainer (using podcast planning and marking as an example).
- Episode 66: The Power of Sticky Notes (including the history of
the humble sticky note and seven ways you can use them in your
- Episode 67: Seven Ways to Simplify Your Life Outside Work
(including wardrobe, paying bills, meals, batching, saying no,
calendar planning and household chores).
- Episode 75: 5 More Ways Teachers and Trainers Can Improve
Presentations (a follow up to episode 45, exploring branding,
presentation purpose, notes, grid design and bullets).
- Episode 78: One Teacher's Journey to Productivity: An Interview
with Justin Hockey (fellow teacher and productivity nerd).
- Episode 82: Four Methods for Formative Assessment (including
discussion and questioning, quizzes, peer assessment and coded
- Episode 88: How I Read and Take Notes on a Journal Article
(sharing my method and tools, refined during the first year of my
- Episode 89: Mind Maps for Teachers, Trainers and Students
(exploring what mind maps are and how to create them by hand and
- Episode 92: How I Run an Online Class (a COVID crisis inspired
episode sharing my approach and tools).
- Episode 100: An Interview with Oliver Caviglioli (the finale to
season two - a fun and interesting interview with a real-life
Episode locations are: theteachingspace.com/episode number
in digits (e.g. theteachingspace.com/101).
Plan for Season Three
Towards the end of season two I sent a questionnaire to my email
newsletter subscribers asking for feedback on the podcast to shape
season three. Off the back of that, I am trying a new approach.
Here are the headlines:
- Longer episodes, once a fortnight, no break for holidays except
- More interviews.
- More video.
- Change to music.
- Brief, but time-stamped show notes.
- Live shows… maybe.
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