Hello <<First Name>>
Welcome to this week’s issue of The Teaching Space Extra. I hope your week has gone as planned.
Talking about planning, let’s start with a little housekeeping.
(Ahem... yes, that is a cat on a hoover!)
I checked my podcast schedule yesterday and realised that I have (quite cleverly) given myself a considerable break from releasing podcast episodes over the holiday period. Clearly, I realised, in advance, that I’d need a big rest at the end of December! So here’s the schedule:
- 7 December 19 (yesterday): last episode of 2019 released (episode 77)
- 8 December 19 (today): last email newsletter of 2019
- 11 January 20: first episode of 2020 released (episode 78)
- 12 January 20: first email newsletter of 2020
We’ll kick off 2020 with a fantastic interview episode featuring podcast listener, teacher and fellow productivity geek, Justin Hockey. Please be sure to tune in for that one as Justin shares some great productivity strategies with teachers and trainers in mind.
On to today’s episode…
This Week’s Podcast
This week I am sharing a small but powerful project I started a few months ago following an inspiring talk at the ResearchED National Conference. Here’s the episode:
How to Start a Professional Development Library (Anywhere)
If you are not in a position to try what I outline in the episode, then please consider sending a link to the audio to your librarian or person in charge of professional development.
An App to Try
As an avid audiobook and podcast listener, I am constantly on the lookout for apps that do a good job of translating the written word into audio. I think I might have found ‘the one’ (although I am still experimenting with it). Readaway app is currently only available for iPad and iPhone but hopefully, they will expand to different platforms soon. It strikes me that this could be really helpful for learners who struggle to proofread their work.
That's all from me today. And this year! As we hurtle towards the end of 2019, I just want to say THANK YOU for your continued support. There would be no podcast without YOU. Have a great remainder of 2019. Happy holidays. I’ll see you on the other side, in 2020.