Real Life Practice – The Podcast

So, after a lovely chat with the brilliant James Tunnell from Nursery Nook today about my first Podcast with Greg Bottrill it got my brain ticking over with ideas. So, welcome to the podcast family “Real Life Practice” (ta-dah!)

However that’s where you, the lovely followers of my blog and social media pages come in. If anybody who currently works in a nursery or playgroup or is a childminder would be willing to chat with me and share their own ideas and practice for different subjects such as:

Maths and Numbers
Communications
Enabling Environments
Sustained Shared Thinking
Physical Play
Outdoor Play and Learning.

It would be great to keep them bite-sized as they are more accessible and “listenable” if that’s even a word! I record them using zoom but only use the audio of it but it’s nicer to talk to somebody when we can see each other and, luckily, a zoom recording also gives you the audio soundtrack separately which is what I use to produce the podcast, so we can happily record it in our pyjamas! (That is optional of course)

If anybody is interested then they can email me to go through it and arrange a convenient time to zoom call them to record. My email address is hello@themalepractitioner.com

Exploring Personal Pedagogy – Greg Bottrill

In the sixth video in the series, Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) had the awesome opportunity to chat with author, trainer and consultant Greg Bottrill about his own journey into Early Years and what’s influenced his own Personal Pedagogy.

You can find out more about Greg and Adventure Island by visiting his website at www.canigandplaynow.com

He’s also on facebook, visit by clicking HERE

Don’t forget the other videos in the series:

Lyndsey Slessor – Nursery Manager

Alice Sharp – Experiential Play and Adventures with Alice

James Tunnell – Nursery Nook

Vanessa Dooley – Jigsaw EYC

Sally Wright – The Ark Groups

Greg’s original book “Can I go and Play now?” is available by clicking our affiliates link:

His latest book, “school and the magic of children” is available from our affiliate link:

Exploring Personal Pedagogy – Lyndsey Slessor

In the fifth video in the series Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) talks to experienced Nursery Manager Lyndsey Slessor about her career and what shapes her own Personal Pedagogy.

Next week on Exploring Personal Pedagogy will be Greg Bottrill.

Why not visit our previous interviews:

Alice Sharp – Experiential Play and Adventures with Alice

James Tunnell – Nursery Nook

Vanessa Dooley – Jigsaw EYC

Sally Wright – The Ark Groups

Exploring Personal Pedagogy – Alice Sharp

In this fourth interview of the series Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) has been chatting with the founder of Experiential Play and Adventures with Alice, Alice Sharp about her own journey into Early Years:

You can find out more about Alice and her amazing work, including her awesome Adventures with Alice training programme, by visiting her website at www.alicesharp.co.uk

You can also follow her on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdventurerswithAlice/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventureswithalicesharp/

Next week on Exploring Personal Pedagogy will be Lyndsey Slessor.

Why not visit our previous interviews:

James Tunnell – Nursery Nook

Vanessa Dooley – Jigsaw EYC

Sally Wright – The Ark Groups

Exploring Personal Pedagogy – James Tunnell

For the third interview in the series Glenn, AKA The Male Practitioner, talks to Nursery Teacher, Trainer and Early Years consultant James Tunnell from Nursery Nook.

If you would like more information about Jame’s work and the training he provides (face to face and online) then visit his information packed website at www.nurserynook.co.uk

He also has a presence on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nurserynook/

Next week we will be talking to Alice Sharp from Experiential Play and Adventures with Alice.

Why not visit our previous interviews:

Sally Wright

Vanessa Dooley

Exploring Personal Pedagogy: Vanessa Dooley

In the second video in this series Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) speaks to the founder of Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy, Early Years Consultant and Trainer Vanessa Dooley as she discusses her pathway into Early Years and what influences her Personal Pedagogy.

You can find out more about Vanessa’s #JustQuality accreditation scheme and the immensely popular ~EPOP (Exploring the Power Of Play) conferences by visiting her website HERE

Here facebook page is HERE

If you would like to purchase a copy of her highly rated book “Are you ready for your inspection?” then feel free to click our affiliate link below:

The next interview in this series is James Tunnell from Nursery Nook.