Episode 73 – ‘Can Do Better’, Class Half Full, Student Leadership & No More Notes!

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and segments:

‘Can Do Better’, 60 Minutes, 12/2/17, viewed 13/2/17

‘Class half-full’, Peter Blatchford, AEU News, Volume 22, Issue 7, December 2016, viewed 20/12/16

The 2016 Xmas Special (Episode 71)

With special guests Tony Foster, Andy McNeilly and, as always at Christmas, John Pearce.

In this episode, John discussed a book creation project he conducted with students back in the 1990’s. Below is a link to the example he brought along to the podcast. A wonderful Christmas story ‘with a twist’, as John pointed out, created by a Year 3/4 student. Enjoy!

Stephanie’s Christmas Story

The link to the Connecting with your Kids Facebook page can be accessed by clicking the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/connectingwithyourkids/

Episode 70 – Fun with Fins, Student Files, Cursive Handwriting & The Perfect Spew

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘All schooled out’, Danny Katz, The Age, 2/12/16, viewed 2/12/16

‘Mum’s gone to Finland. One parent’s lesson in why Finnish children excel at school – and love it too’, Naomi Sani, SchoolGuide.co.uk, 7/4/14, viewed 5/12/16

‘Victoria’s teachers favour keyboard skills over cursive handwriting’, Elissa Doherty, Herald Sun, 3/12/16, viewed 5/12/16

Episode 69 – STEM Skills, Grade Requests, Raising The ATAR & ‘Red Faces’

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘STEM setting preschoolers up for workforce success in 2030’, Karen Hardy, The Age, 28/11/16, viewed 29/11/16

‘Attracting the best new teachers is more complex than their ATAR’, Brenda Cherednichenko, The Age, 24/11/16, viewed 29/11/16

Episode 66 – Teachers Always ‘On’, Excursion Mishaps, Pre-Service Tests & Beards, Shirts & Shoes

In this first episode for Term 4, 2016 we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Stressed out and always ‘on”, Janet Marshall, AEU News, Issue 6, September 2016, viewed 16/9/16

Link to the article in ‘Professional Voice’  – a publication of the AEU.

Episode 65 – The Weary Teacher, The Conference Agenda, ICT Assimilation & Dress Up Days

In this episode we cited and discussed the following article:

‘A weary teacher’s most spirited lesson’, Julia Baird, The Age, 13/8/16, viewed 13/8/16

The link to the graphic shared by Derek Wenmoth in his keynote presentation can be found HERE