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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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Jan 23, 2021


  • Introducing Craig (00:53).
  • Trust-based observation key questions (03:54).
  • More on trust-based lesson observations (05:14).
  • Professional conversations and instructional coaching (08:47).
  • Matt O’Leary on observations (10:08).
  • Martine asks Craig if senior leadership observers experience a conflict of interest (quality assurance versus supportive quality improvement) (11:01).
  • Other aspects of teaching that can be evaluated (15:50).
  • Martine asks Craig how observers keep their teaching practice current (16:32).
  • Professional development communities (20:17).
  • The problem with traditional goal setting (23:08).
  • Just one thing… (25:29).
  • Peers working together and owning professional development (26:11).
  • Pandemic thoughts and Mississippi case study (30:38).
  • Wrap up - where to get Craig’s book and find him online (33:40).


Thank you so much to Craig Randall for being a charming and informative guest on the podcast.

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