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Kat Howard

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Latest 3 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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Chapter 58 - Forever 27 - An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

We'd Rather Be Reading

Tinder is for reverse harem planning right? This week Lia and Jerrica decide they are 27, and living vicariously through their single friend- Jerrica hoping for a harem and Lia hoping for just one nice guy. To each her own. Yes we just brought equality to that dated saying. You’re welcome future. While they catch up on other topics, they also discuss the book of the week An Unkindness of Magicians. Lia loves it and Jerrica’s baby brain is broke so she’ll have to read it again when she can form coherent sentences. Happy reading!!Listen in and follow us for more hilarious book related posts on Twitter and Instagram.Pictures of the covers on our Instagram feed @wedratherbereadingJoin the discussion on Twitter @wedratherreadTheme Music: "For The Penguins" Written and performed by David AllredFrom the album The TransitionCourtesy of Erased Tapeswww.erasedtapes.comListen on SpotifyBuy the album


22 Mar 2022

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Key Voices #126 - Wellbeing, curriculum and flexibility with Kat Howard

Key Voices

This week we talk to Kat Howard, Head of Professional Learning at David Ross Education Trust Teaching School Hub,  Author and Founder of Litdrive. We talk about some of the key themes of Kat’s books: Stop Talking About Wellbeing and Symbiosis. We also talk about some of the lessons that can be learned from remote learning for both teaching and flexibility in schools, and how to have meaningful conversations about curriculum development.  We talk about:  Why we should stop talking about wellbeing Some of Kat’s observations coming from another sector outside education  The opportunities the pandemic has presented to do things differently such as; Engaging in more CPD Collaborating more easily Working more flexibly Using remote learning as a chance to watch other teachers and really honing in on certain aspects of teaching Kat’s approach to blogging and writing books  How Kat chose to use time while on maternity leave to participate in and deliver CPD The vital role curriculum can play in engaging pupils and staff How to have successful curriculum conversations  Adapting your curriculum to support catch up  Here is the blog Kat mentioned about how she writes books and blogs You can learn more about Litdrive, the organisation Kat founded, here You can learn more about the Maternity Paternity Teacher Project here or listen to the Key Voices episode with its founder here  


16 Sep 2021

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19. Curriculum review and implementation with Kat Howard

Oxford Education Podcast

Kat HowardIn this episode of series 2 of Word Up, Helen Prince chats to Kat Howard about curriculum implementation and how an exciting curriculum fires up and motivates learners. She also discusses fidelity to the subject, how to capitalise on colleagues’ interests and passions to enrich knowledge and extend the curriculum, and the importance of awe and wonder in the classroom.Kat Howard is Head of Professional Learning for a large Multi-Academy Trust Teaching School Hub and is also the founder of national charity, Litdrive UK. In addition to her in-school role, Kat is an in-house Expert Adviser for the Teacher Development Trust, writing curriculum content for the Reformed NPQ Leadership Suite. In previous roles, she was a Senior Leader taking oversight of staff professional development, performance management and curriculum, with strategic leadership for English, and prior to her career in education, Kat gained extensive experience in the financial sector, overseeing recruitment, training and operations for a leading high street bank. Kat tweets at @SaysMiss and blogs at https://saysmiss.wordpress.com/ Read about Oxford Smart Curriculum and download the Smart Curriculum Direction Paper


10 Sep 2021

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#19 Kat Howard - Symbiosis

GLT & Friends Book Club

The Greenshaw Learning Trust & Friends Book Club is a podcast in which teachers discuss the ideas and concepts in a leading education book with the author themselves. Join Rhiannon Rainbow (@Noni_Rainbow) and Dave Tushingham (@DaveTushingham) for a long form discussion about educational literature! #GLTBookClub. We will be focusing on pages 101-109 inclusive from chapter 8.  @GreenshawTrust Join our community Original music by Thomas Henesey

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15 Jul 2021

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Series 2 - Episode 13 - Symbiosis by Kat Howard and Claire Hill

From page to practice

Link to the Learning Ladders Best Education Podcasts 2021: https://www.learningladders.info/news/best-podcasts-for-headteachers-and-schools-2021-winners/ If you’re enjoying From Page to Practice, please consider showing your appreciation by buying me a coffee here:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fptppod it means a lot to know my time and effort is well received! However, the most important thing is that you download, listen and subscribe to the podcast. Make sure you share with friends and colleagues and if you feel able to, please post a quick review wherever you download your podcasts.


2 May 2021

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Wellbeing is the Outcome Rather than the Process with Kat Howard Transformative Principal 362

Transformative Principal

Kat Howard is AP at the Duston School and founder of LitDrive, PD for English Teachers. She is also the author of the book “Stop Talking About Wellbeing” Came to teaching quite late after working in finance Felt lack of reward outside of education. How to help teachers take care of themselves. Approaching workload - we have a responsibility to ourselves Building strong relationships. Effective conversation and effective exchange. We’ve done several things to support conversation It’s not just the resolution of the problem. In schools, I don’t think email is a productive tool. That’s the double edged sword of our profession. Wellbeing is the outcome rather than the process Our sense of purpose is really important. Teachers don’t want to create their own behavior process in the classroom. Give teachers autonomy over things that are important. Curriculum design & teaching. Teacher guilt - but it’s for the kids! Teachers don’t come in to education to be mediocre. People tell you what you want to hear. How to be a transformative principal? Listen Today’s Sponsors TeachFX Innovative school leaders across the country have started tracking online student participation using TeachFX because it’s one of the most powerful ways to improve student outcomes during COVID — especially for English Learners and students of color. Learn more about TeachFX and get a special offer at TeachFX.com John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: Michaela: The Power of Culture by Katharine Birbalsingh Teaching WalkThrus: Visual Step-by-Step Guides to Essential Teaching Techniques by Tom Sherrington and Oliver Caviglioli Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley The Teaching Delusion: Why Teaching In Our Schools Isn’t Good Enough (And How We Can Make It Better) by Bruce Robertson Stop Talking About Wellbeing: A pragmatic approach to teacher workload by Kat Howard John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors


18 Nov 2020

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33. Thinking in Different Dimensions of Story (or Choosing Fencing over Law School) w/ Kat Howard

Writing Remix Podcast

In Episode 33, we talk to award-winning author Kat Howard about doing research for fantasy fiction, retelling familiar stories from new perspectives, collaborating on a comic series, learning from different genres, digging into the revision process, finding inspiration in poetry and nonfiction, and much more! Kat Howard is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, andContinue reading "33. Thinking in Different Dimensions of Story (or Choosing Fencing over Law School) w/ Kat Howard"

30 Oct 2020

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11 : Ask the Difficult Questions of Your Work with Kat Howard

Professional Weaver Podcast

This week we talk with Kat Howard from New York. Kat Howard is a fiber artist who blends the literary nuances of poetry into the textural work of weaving. Her MFA background in Book Art and Creative Writing, has given her a clear voice and understanding in her practice as a sculptural tapestry weaver. She uses a variety of materials in order to address how the female body has been viewed over time. Her combination of utilizing visual art and poetry is simple, but fully charged: revealing women’s relationships to their bodies, and the roles that those bodies have played throughout history. Find Kat Howard online : Website | Etsy | Instagram | Facebook Episode Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Visit the Show Notes to see links to all of things we mentioned : https://proweaverpod.com/episode-11 Submit your Weaving Question : Ask a Weaving Question! Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/


17 Jul 2020

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Ep 01: Hot topics with Kat Howard

The Full English Podcast

In our first episode, Pam chats to Kat Howard, founder of LitDrive, Assistant Principal at a school in Northamptonshire and author of Stop Talking About Wellbeing: A Pragmatic Approach to Teacher Workload. Pam and Kat discuss workload, mental health and wellbeing, effective time-saving marking strategies and imposter syndrome.


7 Jul 2020

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1 - Teacher Wellbeing with Kat Howard

Once Upon a Teacher

Kat Howard, Author of 'Stop Talking About Wellbeing' and Assistant Principal at The Duston School, talks to James about Teacher Wellbeing and ensures us that it is more than just yoga!  Kat's book is available in print and as an e-book via Amazon. Music (c) Doug Maxwell


7 Apr 2020