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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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Apr 4, 2021


  • Introducing Parm (00:40).
  • Why Parm thinks teacher wellbeing is at an all-time low (02:22).
  • Martine on boundaries (04:00).
  • Switching to online teaching (05:30).
  • Teachers as perfectionists (06:15).
  • The unseen pressure on women due to Covid (07:10).
  • Living alone on an island and working in education (08:40).
  • The stress epidemic (09:30).
  • Unique challenges in teaching (10:30).
  • Guernsey and Ofsted (14:55).
  • The pressure of always being "on" (16:20).
  • Dropping standards just a tiny bit (17:10).
  • Parm on presenteeism (19:20).
  • Trust, professionalism and the need for a culture of flexibility (24:00).
  • How leadership is changing (25:40).
  • The need for flexibility in leadership (28:01).
  • Could the pandemic help flexible working become more accepted? (28:45).
  • Zoom fatigue... a few tips (29:57).
  • Asynchronous versus synchronous learning online (31:27).
  • Ways to prioritise and increase our wellbeing (33:00).
  • Being able to talk about your mental health is a strength (36:45).
  • Be mindful of the impact of Covid when you deal with colleagues (43:30).
  • About WomenEd (44:38).


Thanks to Parm for being such an interesting and generous guest.

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