Episode 10 – 1:1 Contracts, Awards, Class Sizes & Staff Room Politics

In Episode 10 we referenced the following articles and documents:

‘Pupils at Thomas Ferens in Hull refused GCSE results over iPad dispute’ – by Hull Daily Mail

‘Smaller class sizes generally better: new study’ – by Geoff Maslen, SMH

‘Class Size –  The Research’AEU Victorian Branch, July 2014

Episode 9 – NAPLAN, IBL, VIT & Flat Tyres (FT)

News articles cited in relation to the 2014 NAPLAN writing data:

Marked Down: how one tough question skewed the NAPLAN resultsThe Australian

Persuasive writing stumps many students in NAPLANThe Age

A resource related to Inquiry Based Learning from the TL21C program – Shared by Rich Lambert, 2013

 

Episode 8 – Devices on Camp, LOTE, Contracts & Yard Duty Beatings

 

‘Two-thirds of new teachers on contracts’ – Jewel Topsfield ‘The Age

Below is an extract from the ‘Electronic Devices on Camp’ contract that Rick sent home with students prior to Grade 5 camp:

ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON CAMP

Dear Parents,

We understand many students use their electronic device (iPod, iPad etc) to take photographs and that the camera on these devices is the only one they own.

We are happy for parents to give permission for their child to bring their device with a camera to camp, if they do not have a standard camera.

The following guidelines will apply:

  • Personal cameras/devices are the sole responsibility of the student whilst on camp. The school has no liability over loss, misuse or damage to the device
  • Students are not to make phone calls or send text messages from their devices  (if they have this capability)
  • Students are not to upload photos to any non-school social networks they may be members of (ie. Instagram) whilst on camp

If your child will be bringing their personal device to camp, please complete the short contract below and hand to your child’s class teacher on the morning of camp.

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I __________________am happy for my child to bring their personal device to camp and have read and understood the guidelines with my child.

Signed: ______________________________________ (parent)

I__________________ have read the guidelines and understand that I am responsible for the correct use of my device on camp.

Signed:______________________________________ (student)

 

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2 Regular Teachers will be back with Episode 8 next week!

Hey everyone,

Due to a very busy schedule episode 8 of the 2 Regular Teachers podcast has been postponed this week and will be back, bigger and better than ever, next week on our usual Thursday night.  We’ve got some great topics that we want to cover in our next episode including the use of devices such as iPads, iPods and cameras on camps and excursions, as well as discussing contracts in education and their impact on teaching staff across the country.

As always we really appreciate everyone who listens in each week and the terrific feedback we receive as well. We can’t wait to get back on the horse with Episode 8 next week!  Until then….

Rick and Adam.