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Pooky Ponders – Big Questions with Brilliant People

Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Informal but informative.... Dr Pooky Knightsmith explore big questions with brilliant people each week with a wide range of topics related to education and mental health. Sometimes it's deep, sometimes it's funny, it will always make you think. Tweet @PookyH with feedback or suggestions for future guests or questions.

Recent Episodes

Why do children need to feel they belong and how can adults support? | Sarah Dove July 19, 2021 Episode artwork How can we build bridges between home and school for children with additional needs? | Ginny Bootman July 04, 2021 Episode artwork What can adults do to make the pain a child feels after losing a parent a little more bearable? | Ian & Phoebe Gilbert June 20, 2021 Episode artwork Why would knowing more about dying be good for us all? | Kathryn MannixJune 13, 2021 Episode artwork How can we ensure children are happy, safe and engaged? | Paul HodgkinsonJune 06, 2021 Episode artwork To what extent could gaps in learning affect chances in later life? | Victoria Carr May 30, 2021 Episode artwork How can students look after their mental health at University? | Nic HooperMay 23, 2021 Episode artwork How can we build effective learning relationships with every student? | Kevin HewitsonMay 16, 2021 Episode artwork Why is it so hard to talk about feelings with the people we love? | Jen Dunning & Mark BakerMay 09, 2021 Episode artwork How can we enable teenagers to make sense of an uncertain world? | Clare Ward & James GalpinMay 02, 2021 Episode artwork Why does loneliness matter and how can we build connection, community and belonging? | Iona LawrenceApril 25, 2021 Episode artwork Why does touch have so many benefits when combined with story? | Mary AtkinsonApril 18, 2021 Episode artwork Autism & ADHD: should special interests be encouraged? | Richard SemmensApril 11, 2021 Episode artwork Why do teenagers grunt (and how can we engage them in learning?) | Adele Bates April 04, 2021 Episode artwork How can we engage learners who lack confidence and motivation? | Rachel ThynneMarch 28, 2021 Episode artwork How important is creativity for wellness? | Zohab Zee KhanMarch 21, 2021 Episode artwork How do things change when we define a child by their strengths? | Amber SadiqMarch 14, 2021 Episode artwork How can we maximise our breathing to help our anxiety and emotions? | Mel HollidayMarch 07, 2021 Episode artwork What outcomes most matter for Looked After Children? | Krysta ParsonsFebruary 28, 2021 Episode artwork Why might letting go be the secret to better student behaviour? | MarkGoodwinFebruary 21, 2021 Episode artwork When it comes to disability and chronic illness, is peer support risky? | Amy DickinsonFebruary 14, 2021 Episode artwork What should be our parenting priorities right now? | Nerys Hughes February 07, 2021 Episode artwork How can we tackle the negative culture around sleep? | Vicki DawsonJanuary 31, 2021 Episode artwork How can Transactional Analysis help improve behaviour and wellbeing? | Steve RussellJanuary 24, 2021 Episode artwork Is there really always a reason behind bad behaviour? | Suzie HaymanJanuary 17, 2021 Episode artwork