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The Teaching Space Podcast

The podcast is on pause for a year (as of August 2021) as I am tackling the final year of my masters in education (which I am doing alongside my full-time job). In the meantime, please revisit the considerable back catalogue of episodes. Also, give me a follow on Twitter, where I am still very active and sign up for my personal newsletter here. You can visit The Teaching Space website here:

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Nov 14, 2020


  • Introducing Vanessa Mee (00:53).
  • Vanessa’s journey into teaching (01:52).
  • Transitioning from working in the UK to Guernsey (04:13)
  • The type of trainee teachers Vanessa works with (06:16).
  • How a trainee’s experience of education affects them (08:16).
  • Tip: time block your week and also focus on big picture planning (10:00).
  • Tip: personalise your space and build relationships with your students (12:10).
  • Vanessa on Imposter Syndrome (13:15).
  • Tip: continue research, reading and experimentation (16:05).
  • Tip: maintain links with industry (17:36).
  • Tip: do less (teacher/student activity ratio) (19:30).
  • Tip: look after yourself as a priority (23:10).
  • Tip: become part of your school/college community (24:10).
  • Mentoring trainee teachers (25:35).

Wrap Up


If you are a trainee teacher or a newly qualified teacher or trainer in any sector of education, why not pop over to The Teaching Space community - I’ll see you there.

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