Episode 58 – Writing Worries, Kids & News, Staffroom Items & “Knees Together!”

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

Episode 48 – “Lightweight” Christmas Programs, iPad Delirium, Violence in Schools & Dibber Dobbers

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

 

Episode 40 – NAPLAN funding, Social Media Gaps, Valuable Failure & Camping Bananas

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…

2 Regular Teachers can multitask…hence we’ll see you next week!

Hello all,

We’ve always promoted the fact that we are, after all, two (genuine) regular teachers.

This week:

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.

by Scott Maxwell on Flickr

by Scott Maxwell on Flickr

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!

Cheers,

2 Regular Teachers

Episode 37 – Uni Mentors, Teachers As Parents, Fidgeting & Tipsy Lectures

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!

Episode 35 – ‘Hands Up’, Killing Creativity, Rubrics As Grades & Interview Irritations

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

Episode 15 – Election Promises, Techie Teenagers, Learning with No ‘E’s & Busted Rulers

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

Episode 12 – TMGeelong, Grade Splitting, iParenting & Emails

In this episode we referenced the following articles and links:

TeachMeetMelbourne Wiki

Disconnecting & Connecting – Mark O’Meara, TeachMeet Geelong Presentation

Grade-splitting harming children’s learning, teachers say – Jewel Topsfield, The Age, 29/9/14

Department debt blamed for grade splitting increase – Jewel Topsfield, The Age, 1/10/14

Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything – Allison Slater Tate, The Washington Post, 29/9/14

Germany: No more work emails after 6pm, news.com.au