Episode 44 – Bullies, Disability Funding, Anthem Respect & The Ceramic Pig

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles (and past report cards!):

‘Torquay mum says bullied son out of school’, Kathryn Powley, Herald Sun, 22/10/15, viewed 26/10/15

‘Private schools offer easier access to government disability funding’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 18/10/15, viewed 27/10/15

‘Singing the national anthem at school should be compulsory’, Kevin Donnelly, The Age, 28/10/15, viewed 28/10/15

Rick's Year 5 report (click to enlarge)

Rick’s Year 5 report (click to enlarge)

Rick's Ceramics Report (click to enlarge)

Rick’s Ceramics Report (click to enlarge)

Episode 43 – Stress Levels, Emotional Workloads, Dumb Teachers? & Flipping The Bird

In Episode 43, the following articles and posts were cited and discussed:

‘VCE Anxiety: Our kids are worried sick about school’, Mandy Squires, Geelong Advertiser, 14/10/15, viewed 14/10/15

‘The emotional workload of teachers is too often ignored’, Jean Hopman & Pat Drake, The Conversation, 6/10/15, viewed 11/10/15

‘Teachers Aren’t Dumb’, Daniel T. Willingham, The New York Times, 8/9/15, viewed 12/10/15

Episode 42 – Ethics, Self Care, Digital Literacy & Long Service ‘Leave Us Alone’

In this episode, the following articles and posts were cited and discussed:

‘Ethics classes tackle the tricky questions in school’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 1/10/15, viewed 1/10/15

‘Teaching: an education in self-care’, Pip McIlroy, Teach For Australia, 28/4/15, viewed 6/10/15

‘OECD: computers haven’t boosted Australian student performance’, James Wells, Education Review, 24/9/15, viewed 2/10/15