Episode 4 – Open your door- let the fresh air in

We talk about being ‘brave’, consider the ‘why’ and asking for forgiveness after! 

#10 Get involved- the more people you know in school the more you will enjoy work more. Get to know everyone- from the caretaker to the school office staff.

#11 Realise you don’t need to be an expert in everything. The pupils are the greatest asset in your classroom. 

#12 Allow your pupils to lead their learning. Have a strategy and a plan for what they want to get out of the learning in then use ‘out of the box’ apps like Keynote, Clips and iMovie to complete their project and feedback to you in different ways. 

Episode 4 listen here

Episode 2 – The Dr says ‘run it off!’

We talk to a man who has an impeccable immune system with 100% job satisfaction. With over 14 years experience we talk to Marc Faulder about his story and add three more vitamins into our medicine cabinet. 

Marc’s vitamins include:

#4 Meet other people- find people who are the same as you. Find free course and TeachMeets 

#5 If you are feeling a bit lost or isolated- go and look around other schools- if you can see the wider picture of your school it puts things into perspective.

#6 Live in the now. Happiness is not a destination, it is a journey. Don’t race ahead to get out of the classroom because everything you are doing on a day to day basis is making you that great leader.

Episode 2- Listen here

Episode 1 – The best medicine is laughter

Tom and Luca open the first episode open the series with an honest look at the teaching profession from the comforts of the beer garden. Enjoy!

Luca kick starts our journey back to full health with his top three vitamins for the first aid kit…

#1 Remember you are in a room full of comedians – laugh at them and with them.

#2 When you leave at the end of the day -switch off.

#3 Remember that you are human- you won’t always get things right.

Tom’s top tips…

#1.1 Get energy from others – Surround yourself with strength – avoid the mood hoovers and get closer to those who support your ideas and vision.

#1.2 Preperation is key – get your resources ready and think smart by re-using and re-editing the same resources

#1.3 Network- connect with other teachers outside your school- go and find your tribe! 

Episode 1- listen here

What is Streaming for Reading?

British values pack 1



Quick, simple and effective.

Questioning follows a simple and easy to follow format using RIC- Retrieve (highlight what you can see), Infer (read between the lines) and Choice (how does the author/singer’s choice of tone and music affect the content and message?).

Simply print out the lyric sheet and pop the questions on the board. Load up the songs via YouTube, Apple Music or Spotify and off you go! 

It would be great to see your children taking part so please share any examples using the hashtag #Streamingforreading @Streamingforread or @Tomkonsek 

You can download more packs here.

Or find out more about RIC questioning here

Inspire pack 1

Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid (latest version) Inspiring Christmas comprehension.

Got a spare 30 mins this week? Try something fun in your classroom…

High quality comprehension question pack:

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Do they know it’s Christmas Band Aid (new version)

Like Streaming for Reading? Check out our full range of texts here.

Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid (latest version) Inspiring Christmas comprehension.


Use this inspiring song to teach your kids about those less fortunate this Christmas.

High quality comprehension question pack:

Download here for FREE

Do they know it’s christmas Band Aid (new version)

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