Mary Myatt interview: Fewer things, greater depth.

19 Oct 2020


If you are anything like me, I’m sure you would agree that the past half term has been a challenging one. As wonderful as it is being back doing our core purpose in classrooms with young people, we are stretched both emotionally and in the extensive new demands on our time.

It is why this interview with Mary Myatt for this month’s episode of ‘The Well Teacher Podcast’ will, I hope, prove particularly helpful. Mary is a towering and inspiring figure in education, a former teacher and inspector, she now works with leaders and teachers to improve what happens in our schools. She is the author of four brilliant books on education, and her latest ‘Back on Track’ has just been published by John Catt Educational.

In our discussion, we explore how we can do fewer things in greater depth – evaluating what is really essential for us to focus on as teachers. From curriculum decisions, to how teachers can differentate efficiently and effectively, this is a conversation that will hopefully help teachers to take control over the work-life balance .

I hope you enjoy listening to the episode and that it helps, like it did for me, to refocus your thinking on what really matters in our schools.


Jamie Thom

English teacher, host of @TES English teaching podcast. Author of 'Slow Teaching.' MEd in Practitioner Enquiry, doctorate student #StrathEdD. Runner.

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