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

Episode 64 – The Anecdote Special!

Thank you to David Hopps and Lee Burns for sending us their recorded anecdotes. A real treat!

We strongly encourage you to check out Anne De Manser’s post about teaching at Woorndoo Primary school 30+ years ago. A brilliant read and a real eye opener. Thanks Anne. Her post can be found HERE.

See you in 2 weeks!

Adam & Rick

Episode 63 – Ongoing Vs Retrospective, Attendance, Reporting Robots & Lost Property

In this episode we cited and discussed the following article:

‘Teachers use online ‘robots’ to write school reports’, Natasha Bita, The Australian, 18/6/16, viewed 1/8/16

Episode 62 – Kindergarten Shock, The ‘Kambrya Effect’, Content V Method & Dodgy Days Off

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

‘The Kindergarten Shock’, Scott Lewis, Voice of San Diego, 25/7/16, viewed 26/7/16

‘Student boom at Kambrya after documentary puts school on the map’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 14/7/16, viewed 20/7/16

‘The School the World Needs to Know About’, Alex Epstein, medium.com, 8/7/16, viewed 26/7/16