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 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 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…

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