My name is Hannah Tyreman and I am a writer, walker, reader and thinker. This is my online home where I share the joy and knowledge-filled insights gained from my ordinary life.

My writing commitment: I’m learning to honour my thoughts. I’m learning that my words can be shared before I’ve connected all the dots or learned everything there is to know. My writing can be a snapshot of a single moment in continually-evolving time.

This page is an attempt to capture some of who I am and what I do. Since this is an endless journey of discovery, this page will be updated.

Last updated: 19 May 2023

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The Wondering

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Getting to know me…

Brené Brown, in the Unlocking Us podcast, asks a series of rapid-fire questions at the end of conversations with her guests. These are my responses at this moment in time.

Fill in the blank: Vulnerability is… often perceived as my superpower and is something I’m learning to feel less ashamed of.

You’re called to do something brave, but your fear is real and stuck in your throat.  What’s the first thing you do? Remind myself that Withdraw inwards, turn red, feel hot and nervous, then either retreat altogether and berate myself later, speak with a wobbly voice and risk tears, or just go for it and ruminate later. Acting with courage is something, as an introvert, that I’m constantly called to do. I’m learning how to reduce its effects on me, especially when the bravery is required in spaces I don’t yet feel safe.

What is something that people often get wrong about you? That I’m not fun.

What’s the last show that you binged and loved? Ted Lasso. Always Ted.

Give us a film you really love? A Knight’s Tale. First loves are hard to beat.

Give us a concert you’ll never forget? I’ll give mentions to Unkle Jam, Ray LaMontagne and Skunk Anansie but if it’s just one then it would be the album launch of Our Earthly Pleasures by Maximo Park 16 years ago. I was working. My now partner was there. Our eyes met and the rest is history, well, after we actually met and spoke a few months later.

What’s your favourite meal? Spaghetti or Linguine Amatriciana. I worked in an Italian restaurant back home one summer and either at the start or at the end of a busy shift, the chef would box one up for me. I’ve since found a recipe that comes very close to that deliciousness, without the need for a manic waitressing shift to earn it.

What’s on your nightstand right now?  A velvet eye mask, digital radio alarm clock, my Kindle, my current reads: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor, and a pair of fluffy socks.

Give us a snapshot of an ordinary moment in your life that brings you great joy?  My daily walking practice, whatever the weather and however my mood. I feel joy at moving my body, breathing fresh air, and the continued commitment I’m making to myself: 475 days and counting!

What is the one thing you’re deeply grateful for right now? The weather is turning towards hammock season.

Getting to know my work…

I am a writer, walker, reader and thinker. I write weekly over at The Wondering and I write less frequently here.

I am a Curriculum Designer at the Teacher Development Trust. Previously, I have been an English teacher and a Learning and Development Manager in Further Education settings. Most recently, I was a Head of Learning Design at the Chartered College of Teaching where my work focused on maximising the potential of online learning to support teachers’ professional development. 

I have designed courses on education technologies; engaging with and in teacher research, a pilot programme for the Early Career Framework, a series of courses on decolonising and diversifying the curriculum, and I now work on content and design for National Professional Qualifications for school leaders and teachers.

I am an advisory board member for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Teacher Development Fund. I also maintain the website for the BAMEed Network, a grassroots organisation aimed at ensuring our diverse communities are represented as a substantive part of the workforce of teachers and leaders in education.

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A collection of my published creations, interviews, presentations and writings

BAMEed Network website. August 2018 to present

I designed and now maintain the website for the BAMEed Network after joining the team in 2018. BAMEed is a charity aimed at ensuring diverse communities are represented as a substantive part of the workforce of teachers and leaders in education. I support a number of aspects of online work including website content and design, social media, graphics and video content.

Online teacher CPD: principles from research and practice. Paul Hamlyn Foundation, 2021

In July 2021, in my capacity as an Advisory Board member for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Teacher Development Fund, which aims to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, I was asked to deliver a short presentation to the latest group of successful funded providers on what research suggests about effective teacher CPD when it takes place online.

Remote coaching, 2020

As Head of Learning Design at the Chartered College of Teaching, I wrote this blog about approaches to coaching and mentoring online.

A walking diary. Womankind, 2019

My 5-day walking challenge diary was selected for publication in an international magazine, Womankind, in late 2019.

This diary is published here in full with permission from the team at Womankind magazine, Poet Press.

Interview. Teaching Excellence podcast, 2019

Whilst I was working at the Chartered College of Teaching, I was invited to share my insight into effective professional development and technology use as the first guest on the Teaching Excellence podcast.

#ReadTL15 conference, Reading College, 2015

In my role as Learning and Development Manager at Reading College, I arranged two Saturday conferences for the wider teaching community. This is a set of reflections on the second of these.

Aligning technology with the world of work. Jisc, 2015

In my role as Learning and Development Manager at Reading College, I contributed to a Jisc case study on education technologies and professional development for the publication, Technology for employability: FE and skills case studies, 2015.