Welcome to Season 5 of Psychology in the Classroom - the podcast where psychological research is brought straight to you, the teacher. With a range of researchers, practitioners and psychologists talking about how you can use psychology to improve your practice. Please do share the podcast with your colleagues and you are welcome to get in touch with me to suggest topics, interviewees or request training in your school.
This term will again bring you a mix of interviews ranging from motivation to neurodevelopment of the teenage brain to the impact of outdoor learning so please do subscribe on whichever platform you listen to your podcasts so you don't miss an episode.
Welcome to the first episode of 2022! This week I speak to Dr Jo Van Herwegen from UCL Institute of Education about her work with NeuroSENse - addressing neuromyths in special educational needs and disabilities. We also discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of young people with neurodevelopmental conditions. Finally Jo has also been researching how neurodevelopmental conditions affect mathematical ability.
You can find out more about Jo’s work from the Child Development and Learning Difficulties Lab here. NeuroSENse resources are available on this link. And you can keep up to date with resources from NeuroSENse on Twitter @UoL_CEN or Facebook @CDLD Unit Research Group.
Harriet Ennis is a Psychology teacher at Bootham School in York and joins me this week to discuss motivation - something every teacher wishes their students had just a little bit more of. The conversation covers a wide ranges areas such as grit, resilience, wellbeing, ugly coping, perfectionism, healthy striving and more. Harriet mentions several pieces of research and links to these can be found below:
York St John University - Perfectionism in the most talented pupils
Resources Mentioned can be found here
Martin Seligman’s Work at Penn University Positive Psychology Centre