Hywel has been a teacher for over twenty-five years. His reputation has grown hugely since he stepped out of the full-time classroom. He has found an incredible and innovative niche in the world of model teaching contributing to and advising curriculum designers and innovators from Barnsley to Brussels, from Cairo to Cleethorpes. Hywel is as at home in front of hundreds of Headteachers on the conference circuit as he is when working with EAL children on the carpets of their classrooms. Hywel contributes to the national conversation around education at school and university level. He is an experienced teacher in Special, Primary and Secondary settings, nationally and internationally. He is also a well- respected author and contributes regularly to a variety of publications. Hywel is a visiting lecturer at Leeds Beckett University delivering on Masters courses, and at the University of Huddersfield where he runs the Secondary Drama PGCE. His work now reaches beyond the world of education focusing on how stories can promote compassionate cultures and humane leadership.
His award-winning book ‘Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally’ is published by Crown House Publishing and has proved very popular with educators around the world and now is a feature on the reading list of many university teacher training courses. It has just been released on Audible. His book ‘Uncharted Territories’ is written with Dr Debra Kidd and was published in 2018. He writes a regular column for the Times Educational Supplement about his encounters as a ‘travelling teacher’. His next book is ‘Botheredness’, due in 2021. He has also contributed fiction to a prison-based literacy reading programme developed by The Shannon Trust.
He was recently described as ‘..a world leader in enthusiasm’.
Tune into Hywel’s Teacher Stories to hear him expertly and hilariously share Teacher Stories from our classrooms.