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The Unteachables Podcast

Claire English

Welcome to 'The Unteachables Podcast'! I’m your host Claire English, a passionate secondary teacher and leader turned teacher mentor and author of the book 'It's Never Just About the Behaviour: A holistic approach to classroom behaviour management'. I am here because I am on a mission to transform classroom management and teacher support.


Why I do this? It doesn’t feel that long ago that I was completely overwhelmed and out of my depth with behaviour, trying to swim, rather than sink. It took me spending thousands of hours in the classroom, with all of the inevitable ups and downs, to make me the teacher I am today; confident, capable, and empowered in my ability to teach all students, yes even the ones who are the toughest to reach. And now, I am dedicated to supporting teachers like you to do the same. 


I created The Unteachables Podcast to give you the simple and actionable classroom management strategies and support that you need to run your room with confidence, compassion, and calm.

On the Podcast you will hear from incredible guests such as:
-Bobby Morgan of the Liberation Lab
-Marie Gentles, the behaviour expert behind the BBC documentaries 'Don't Exclude Me' and 'Helping Our Teens', and author of the book Gentles Guidance: How to Understand, Inspire and Empower your kids.
-Robyn Gobbel, author of Raising Kids with Big Baffling Behaviours
-Dr Lori Desautels, assistant professor and published author
-Ceri Sandford of Wine with Teacher Podcast / Embrace your ADHD Chaos 
-Danica of Little Bloom 
Think of them as your behaviour besties (and there are many more to come!).


So whether you’re in early years, primary or secondary. A beginning teacher, an early career teacher, a teacher in training, a teaching assistant, an experienced teacher, a leader in teaching, and you’re wanting to feel happy and empowered and enjoy being in the classroom, whilst also making an impact with every single one of your students, then you’re definitely in the right place.


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#72: Let’s have a heart to heart… How are you going? Plus, big news on how The Unteachables is changing.July 23, 2024
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#71: Kids don’t learn off people they don’t like… but getting them to like you is sometimes easier said than done! How to reach and teach students with big behaviours.July 16, 2024
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#70: I truly didn't believe all of my students could succeed. Why this was diabolical for behaviour and engagement, and what I had to change.July 09, 2024
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#69: How to give instructions that students get (and follow!!). Avoiding classroom confusion and chaos by using the 'Get Ready, Get Set, Go!' strategy.July 02, 2024
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#68: Turning your classroom into an island of safety for every single student (oh, and for yourself as the teacher, of course)June 25, 2024
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#67: So you want to move away from punitive discipline? Here’s where to start.June 18, 2024
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#66: Are you caught in the vicious cycle of reactive classroom management?June 11, 2024
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#65: Redefining a strong approach to classroom management: It's about so much more than just the behaviour.June 04, 2024
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#64: Conquering the colossal to do-list, embracing imperfection, and being "more like Kerrie". Swimming, surviving, and thriving, with Ashley from Rainbow Sky CreationsMay 28, 2024
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#63: Blame my brain! What's behind those big, bad, bold, and downright bloody baffling behaviours.May 21, 2024
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#62. 'Apathetic' teenagers, post-pandemic classrooms, and finding all the glimmers with Dr Lori DesautelsMay 14, 2024
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#61. “Make me a sandwich”. How we can address the alarming misogyny present in our classrooms.May 07, 2024
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#60. Students not taking accountability for their behaviours? Here's what to do.April 30, 2024
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#59: Struggle with boundaries as a teacher? This one sentence will change absolutely everything about how you see them, and hold them.April 23, 2024
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#58: Do your students take you seriously? How to balance being warm, friendly, and approachable, with holding crucial behaviour boundaries.April 16, 2024
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#57: “You'll NOT act a fool in my classroom and go unchecked!” What it really looks like to have solid classroom expectations and boundaries (HINT: It's not that)April 09, 2024
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#56: TEACHER PEP TALK! Feeling powerless in the classroom? Disempowered? Disrespected? Like you have no control? This is for you.April 02, 2024
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#55: Q&A. Help! I get ZERO support, advice, or mentorship from my leaders around the challenging behaviours in my class. [A SNEAK PEAK INTO THE PRIVATE PODCAST]March 28, 2024
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#54: So if punishment is OFF the table, what is ON it when it comes to behaviour? 3 tangible takeaways to implementing a non-punitive classroom management approach.March 19, 2024
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#53: If your classroom management doesn't include these 3 things, it won't work. A walk through of my entire classroom management approach.March 11, 2024
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#52: I had a strong why, but I was still a weak teacher. What it really took to develop my classroom management practice.March 05, 2024
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#51: How to become a 'Disruptive Educator', and make the move from high-control to compassion-driven classrooms with Bobby Morgan of The Liberation LabFebruary 26, 2024
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#50: Teachers with few behaviour issues have the following 5 things in common... Or do they?February 19, 2024
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#49: No homework, no mandatory testing, AND shorter school days? The observations of an Australian teacher exploring Finland's world-class education system. February 06, 2024
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#48: Should we be ‘letting things slide’ as teachers? Or should we be holding students accountable for every little challenging behaviour?January 30, 2024
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