Episode 73 – ‘Can Do Better’, Class Half Full, Student Leadership & No More Notes!

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and segments:

‘Can Do Better’, 60 Minutes, 12/2/17, viewed 13/2/17

‘Class half-full’, Peter Blatchford, AEU News, Volume 22, Issue 7, December 2016, viewed 20/12/16

Episode 69 – STEM Skills, Grade Requests, Raising The ATAR & ‘Red Faces’

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘STEM setting preschoolers up for workforce success in 2030’, Karen Hardy, The Age, 28/11/16, viewed 29/11/16

‘Attracting the best new teachers is more complex than their ATAR’, Brenda Cherednichenko, The Age, 24/11/16, viewed 29/11/16

Episode 59 – The Performance Era, Education Budget ‘16, Student Tech Leaders & Rick Had A Little Lamb

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:

‘The “Performance Era”‘, Will Richardson, willrichardson.com, 3/5/16, viewed 2/3/16

‘Federal Budget 2016: $1b back-to-basics test for schools’, Samantha Maiden, Herald Sun, 1/5/16, viewed 1/5/16

‘Mandy Squires:Compulsory VCE maths a formula for failure for some kids’, Mandy Squires, Geelong Advertiser, 2/5/16, viewed 2/5/16

Episode 54 – Education’s Purpose, Homework Angst, Public School Praise & Student Sickies

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:

‘Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework’, Heather Schumaker, Salon, 6/3/16, viewed 8/3/16

‘In praise of state schools – and their teachers’, Richard Teese, The Age, 7/3/16, viewed 7/3/16

Episode 53 – Curriculum Days, Social Media Beginnings, Sticker Charts & Old School Teacher Rules

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:

‘Can social media help manage a successful classroom?’, Richard Wells, @eduwells, 18/10/15, viewed 28/2/16

‘Against the Sticker Chart’, Erica Reischer, The Atlantic, 22/2/16, viewed 29/2/16

‘The Sticker Chart’, George Couros, The Principal of Change, 27/6/13, viewed 1/3/16

Episode 50 – 1st Week, iCloud Breakage, Student Worries & The Class Bird

In our 50th (milestone!) episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘School’s in – and Mum ran over my iPad’, Chris Johnston, The Age: National, 31/1/16, viewed 31/1/16

‘Back to School: how to back up your kid’s iPad’, Adam Turner, The Age: Digital Life, 1/2/16, viewed 1/2/16

‘I wish my teacher knew…’: Young students share their ‘heartbreaking’ worries in notes’, Kashmira Ganda, Independent, 17/4/15, viewed 2/2/16

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 33 – ‘Modern Teachers’, New Tech History, A+ VCE & The ‘Real’ General Comment

In this week’s episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘The 16 characteristics of a modern teacher’, Jeff Dunn, DailyGenius, 8/5/15, viewed 16/5/15

‘How New Technologies Push Us Towards The Past’, William H. Davidow & Michael S. Malone, Harvard Business Review, 8/5/15, viewed 18/5/15

‘The A+ teachers helping students to 40+ in VCE’, Liz Porter, The Age, 18/5/15, viewed 19/5/15

Publisher’s note: Adam discovered his selection of ‘choice’ general report comments from a repost he viewed on his Instagram feed. If you were the one that shared it, let us know. 🙂

Episode 31 – Standardised Bluffing, Teacher Titles, Work/Life & Educational Fossils

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles, blog posts and videos:

‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Standardised Testing (HBO)’, video, vidme, viewed 6/5/15

‘What’s in a name? Quite a bit for pupils addressing teachers’, Amanda Dunn, The Age, 2/5/15, viewed 2/5/15

‘Can teachers ever have a work-life balance?’, Sean Reid, The Guardian, 7/12/11, viewed 27/4/15

Episode 24 – Essential Practices, Reporting Systems, Sexuality In Schools & Staff Photos

In this episode we discussed and cited the following articles:

‘Essential teaching practices – do they exist?’, Geoff Masters, Teacher, ACER, 9/12/14

‘Christian lobby boycotts gay student program’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 20/12/14