Episode 25 – Student Panels, Raising the ATAR, School Canteens & 50 Shades of 2 Regular Teachers

In this episode we discussed and cited the following articles:

‘Students used to interview and hire teachers at Victorian schools’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 16/2/15

‘Teaching degrees fail to get a pass mark: review’, Matthew Knott & Henrietta Cook, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13/2/15

‘Big food companies muscling in on lucrative school canteen industry to promote and sell their products to students’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 1/2/15

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria – official website

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 6 – DLTV, Laptop Leases, Extra Curricular Conundrums & Teacher Blunders

Links discussed in this week’s episode:

Teachers sue over having to lease laptops from Education Department – By Jewel Topsfield, The Age

Should teachers have to pay for the technology they use? – By Rich Lambert, April 2013

Education Conferences – some thoughts and ideas –  By Kynan Robinson, July 2014

How to follow a #Hashtag chat in Twitter (thanks to Riss Leung for the share)