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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

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 How can we create a world in which no one is held back by mental health problems? | Miranda wolpertJanuary 10, 2021 Episode artwork How is a trauma informed relational approach supporting schools? | Molly MacLeod & Anna GregoryJanuary 03, 2021 Episode artwork How can adults help to build emotional wellbeing and confidence in children | Sarah GilbertDecember 27, 2020 Episode artwork What is solutions focused coaching and how could it drive down exclusions? | Geoff JamesDecember 20, 2020 Episode artwork How does Western education impact on the mental health of our young people? | Val BolamDecember 14, 2020 Episode artwork What are some common misunderstandings about autism?| Andrew EdwardsDecember 06, 2020 Episode artwork How can schools build children's healthy coping skills and self-esteem? | Jo Morton-BrownDecember 06, 2020 Episode artwork What drives us to read (and write) really twisted stories? | Mark EdwardsNovember 29, 2020 Episode artwork Could rap be the antidote to stigma when it comes to mental illness? | Emma Charlton & Joel McIlvernNovember 23, 2020 Episode artwork