Become Inspired by Life on Time Podcast

25 podcasts
wellbeing training for teachers
By Jon Ford
18th March 2021
Why wellbeing training for teachers and parents is priority in Hong Kong

In our latest episode we speak to Jason Broderick from Discovery Bay international school, in Hong Kong.  He describes why wellbeing training for teachers and parents is so important and how all teachers at the school have been trained in wellbeing. Jason is a qualified psychologist and gives incredible insight into the groundbreaking wellbeing strategies…

support whole school wellbeing
By Jon Ford
11th March 2021
Pro-active strategies to support whole school wellbeing

In this episode we speak with Elena Dundjerovic, Assistant headteacher from the Beaumont school.  Elena gives great insight into the pro-strategies she has used and will be using this term to support whole school wellbeing.  She talks about how the school learnt lessons from the first lockdown and have pro-actively implemented new strategies to help…

wellbeing at your school
By Jon Ford
4th March 2021
Can Whatsapp help wellbeing at your school?

In this episode we speak with Heather Nolte from the Colegio Americano de Torreón in Mexico.  She gives a great insight into how schools are coping in Mexico with the pandemic and also gives some interesting strategies for keeping pupils wellbeing in check. Some of her advice could be used to support wellbeing at your…

remote learning
By Jon
9th February 2021
Leo’s 4 tips for remote learning

In this episode Jon catches up with Leo to find out how he is coping with remote learning and if he can offer any parents or children tips to help stay focused.  His 4 tips are; Keep to your routine Find a room where you don’t get distracted Plan time to connect with friends Set…

By Jon
18th January 2021
Lockdown – a child’s perspective

In this episode Jon speaks with Leo from LTA psychology.   Leo gives 4 Tips to help you get through Lockdown – Leo is only 11 years old and has used the Lockdown’s to create his own psychology YouTube channel called LTA psychology.  He gives insight and perspective into what it’s like to be child during lockdown…

financial wellbeing
By Jon
9th December 2020
Financial wellbeing tips for teachers

With the latest news of pay freezes for teachers we thought it really important to touch on financial wellbeing.  We know finances can impact our wellbeing so in our latest podcast we speak to Ryan Briggs, Client Relationship Manager at Wronski Wealth Management and accredited specialist in financial education and wellbeing. Financial wellbeing is a state…

strategies to help you cope
By Jon
17th November 2020
Strategies to help you cope with continued uncertainty and how to ask for help – with Dr Bear

In this episode Dr bear and Jon discuss strategies to help you cope with continued uncertainty.  From strategies to help you cope with anxiety, to skills which can help you create boundaries for your own self care.  Dr Bear and Jon also discuss the steps you can go through when you maybe having a wobble…

coping with adversity
By Jon
9th November 2020
Coping with adversity – lessons from an Afghan war Apache pilot

In this episode Jon speaks to a leading military pilot about coping with adversity. He talks about his 20+ year career in the military, from working as paratrooper in NI and Iraq, to his pilot training and time flying Apache helicopters in the Afghan war.  He gives his own views on managing adversity, moments of…

By Jon
23rd October 2020
3 safeguarding tips for schools during the pandemic

In this episode Jon speaks with Mike Glanville, the co-founder of MyConcern, a leader in safeguarding software for schools.  Mike talks about his extensive experience working in the police CID unit.   He gives advice to schools and teachers on how to keep their safeguarding processes in check during this challenging time.  For more information about…

Teacher and staff wellbeing
By Jon
15th October 2020
Teach Strong – 5 tips to help teacher and staff Wellbeing

With schools fully open in the UK, teachers and staff are now facing more day to day challenges, from keeping children safe, offering blended learning and getting children back to speed after 6 months off.  It’s not therefore surprising that teacher and staff wellbeing may be being affected, which is why we thought it time…

Pandemic Nutrition
By Jon
29th September 2020
Pandemic nutrition advice – Can Vitamin D fend off Covid 19?

If you have found that you are reaching more for foods and drinks that you know aren’t helping you, then you are not alone! We have pandemic nutrition advice from Nutritionist and soon to be Health Psychologist Emma Hendricks, who gives some really useful hints and tips on how to approach your diet during the…

when you survive
By Jon
11th September 2020
When you survive – featuring Greig Trout

In this episode we talk to Greig Trout. Greig is a double cancer survivor and the man behind and His story resonates with us here at life on time because he puts much of his recovery and his new found happiness down to strategies like goal setting. Take a listen to find out…

becoming a leader
By Jon
12th July 2020
Becoming a Leader – Podcast

In our final episode of the series, the team talk about Becoming a Leader.  Jez discusses how he now teaches leadership skills as part of PE, the team introduce their creative Director Martin Harling-Coward and Dr Bear gives insight in to how things have turned more normal in his day to day treatment of his…

building confidence in young people
By Jon
5th July 2020
Building confidence in young people – Podcast

In this episode the team discuss confidence and have a very special guest in premier league sport psychologist Dr Karl Steptoe who is the lead sport psychologist at Loughborough University.  Karl gives some really helpful insights on building confidence in young people. To find out more on building confidence in young people please take a…

importance of values
By Jon
27th June 2020
The importance of Values – Podcast

In this episode the team discuss the importance of Values.  Creating and setting values that you aim to live by is one of the founding principles of Life on Time and in this episode Dr Bear explains what they are and how they can help you, your teachers, children and students live a more fulfilled…

black lives matter
By Jon
22nd June 2020
Black Lives Matter

The Black lives matter movement after the death of George Floyd has created a lot of media attention and will have created a lot of emotions with lots of communities around the UK.  In this episode Jon has an open conversation with his friend and business consultant, Dr Wayne Wright from WSq solutions as he…

By Jon
14th June 2020
Help for homeschoolers – Podcast

In this episode the team discuss childcare and help for homeschoolers during lockdown.  On the episode we have special guest Arnold Kaloki from a company called Brightteach, a specialist home tutoring company.  Arnold has some really great tips for homeschoolers on how to keep children engaged with their home education during the pandemic. For more…

teachers' Wellbeing
By Jon
6th June 2020
How to help teachers’ wellbeing podcast

In episode 8 the team discuss teachers’ wellbeing.  Dr Bear is back to give some really useful tips on how to look after yourself and cope with the uncertainty of going back to school.  Dr Bear draws on his experiences he has gained over the past few months helping his colleagues in the NHS on…

Physical activity
By Jon
1st June 2020
Physical Activity, sport and wellbeing

In this episode Jez and Jon discuss how important sport and physical activity is to our wellbeing.  Jez has one of his high performer sport students on to find out how she organizes her day… Also take a look at our article on the importance of physical activity and sport for wellbeing in schools here

How to build resilience
By Jon
25th May 2020
How to build resilience

In this episode Jez, Dr bear and Jon discuss how to build resilience.  Resilience is a key skill at anytime but espeically in times of crisis so we thought in apt time to get talking about it.  Dr Bear gives some insight on how he uses resilience and what skills it involves.  We also have…

By Jon
16th May 2020
Should PSHE be the focus after Lockdown?

Dr Bear and the team discuss PSHE in episode 5.  They discuss what it is, but also why it should in their opinion become the major focus for schools post lockdown. We also have special guest Jayne Wright who is a PSHE expert who gives schools and teachers some great tips for when lockdown ends. What…

How much sleep teenagers need podcast
By Jon
10th May 2020
How much sleep teenagers need in Lockdown

In this episode the trio discuss sleep, the importance of it and also how much sleep teenagers need inparticular, to stay fit and healthy.  There is also a special guest Mandy Gurney from Millpond sleep clinic who is a child sleep expert.  She gives a great insight into the sleep patterns of teenagers and how…

Mindfulness for children podcast
By Jon
2nd May 2020
How mindfulness in lockdown can help you and your children

In this episode the team discuss their current experiences of the past week, Jez divulges how his first week of remote learning went and Dr bear gives insight about some of the NHS work he has been doing to help the doctors and nurses on the front line of the covid19 pandemic.  Dr Bear also…

Student goal setting lockdown
By Jon
27th April 2020
How student goal setting can get your teen through Lockdown

With the world going into another week of lockdown, we thought we would offer some simple student goal setting tips on how to deal with stress and improve your student well being. Some worrying recent studies on the mental health effect of quarantine in China and Italy show that up to 37% of the people…

Life on Time Podcast front cover
By Jon
22nd April 2020
Introduction to the Life on Time Become Inspired Podcast Series

Welcome to Life on time’s Become Inspired podcast. We hope you enjoy being here and go away with tools that can help you and your student personal development and wellbeing. Our become inspired blog aims are to; Give helpful advice on wellbeing and personal development for students, teachers and parents. Be fun, but serious with…