#182 Tools and Tips for Teachers: Episode 7 (with Ollie Lovell)

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Episode details

Ollie Lovell is a maths and science teacher from Australia, an author, and my longtime, bitter podcasting rival. We have decided to get together once a month to share three things we have each learned and get the other’s take on it.


  1. Plan CPD around the in-between times (10:04)
  2. Questions to ask during CPD (17:52)
  3. Ask Who got 8/10? (28:16)
  4. Importance of rehearsal when coaching (35:42)
  5. Move slowly (50:47)
  6. What’s harder, planning lessons from scratch, or adapting existing lessons? (57:27)

Links from Ollie (from the bonus question)

Ollie’s stuff

  • Sign up for Ollie’s newsletter here: edthreads.ollielovell.com
  • On Twitter, Ollie is @ollie_lovell
  • Ollie’s website is ollielovell.com 
  • You can check out Ollie’s podcast, The Education Research Reading Room here
  • Ollie’s first book, Cognitive Load Theory in Action, is available from Amazon
  • Ollie’s second book, Tools for Teachers, is available from Amazon

My usual plugs

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