Our annual Xmas episode features a wonderful interview with two primary teacher retirees in their last week at work after 60+ years combined. Not to be missed!
In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:
‘Writing is on the fall for senior school students’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 20/4/16, viewed 24/4/16
‘And now for the bad news – media content scares half of kids’, Cosima Marriner, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24/4/16, viewed 24/4/16
’24 Weird Things You Find In Every School Staffroom’, Sophie Gadd, BuzzFeed, 21/4/16, viewed 24/4/16
In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:
‘They don’t need no education in the final weeks of school’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 7/12/15, viewed 7/12/15
‘I gave my students iPads – then wished I could take them back’, Launa Hall, The Washington Post, 2/12/15, viewed 8/12/15
‘Police called to Victorian schools more than 800 times as students attack teachers’, Peter Mickelburough, Sunday Herald Sun, 5/12/15, viewed 8/12/15
In our 40th episode we cited and discussed the following posts and articles:
‘Andrews government considers plan to tie NAPLAN results to school funding’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 9/8/15, viewed 17/8/15
‘Why should educators use social media in their classrooms?’, Karen Cornelius, Teacher Solutions, 10/8/15, viewed 17/8/15
‘Grieving parents tackle online bullying to stop other families suffering’, 7.30, ABC TV, Australia, 17/8/15, viewed 17/8/15
‘What do students lose by being perfect? Valuable failure’, Holly Korbey, KQED News, 12/8/15, viewed 17/8/15
We also acknowledge the talents of composer Piero Umiliani and The Muppets…
We’ve always promoted the fact that we are, after all, two (genuine) regular teachers.
One regular teacher had to stay back until after 7.30pm at school for a meeting.
The other regular teacher was on the other side of town, guiding a Year 6 debating team through its paces.
Sometimes, even WE can’t get together in the same room to talk about how we manage this juggling act.
Join us next Thursday 20th August, for Episode 40!
2 Regular Teachers
In this final episode for term two, 2015, we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:
‘A day in the life…of a first year primary teacher’, Julia Proctor, The Age, 20/4/15, viewed 30/4/15
‘Are you compromising your children’s privacy online?’, Marianne Stenger, Splash ABC, 9/6/15, viewed 17/6/15
‘Let kids fidget in class: Why it can be good for those with ADHD’, Anya Kamenetz, KQED News, 15/5/15, viewed 22/6/15
Finally, we’d like to thank Cara J for being a brilliant guest!
In this episode we cited or discussed the following articles and posts:
‘Not you, Hermione: teachers ban students from raising their hands’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 5/6/15, viewed 6/6/15
‘How Schools Are Killing Creativity’, Line Dalile, Huffington Post, 4/10/12, viewed 8/6/15
‘Goodbye to Grades: Windsor Locks Schools Pioneer a New Way to Assess Students’, David Desroches, BBC World Service, 8/6/15, viewed 8/6/15
There won’t be a podcast again this week due to further personal commitments, but we WILL be back next week with Episode 26. In the meantime please feel free to listen to our past episodes which you can find below, and we’ll see you next week.
Cheers, Rick and Adam.
In Episode 15 we discussed and cited the following articles & reports:
‘Schools become battlegrounds as election campaign heats up’, Richard Willingham & Benjamin Preiss, The Age, 27/10/14
‘Reality Check: Labor’s education policy’, Benjamin Preiss & Jewel Topsfield, The Age, 27/10/14
‘Meet the social media generation using their phones for everything from selfies to sexting’, 7.30 program, abc.net.au, 27/10/14
‘It’s time to kill off ‘e-learning’ and ’21st century skills” – By Richard Lambert