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 13 – R.E., Crowded Curriculum, Litigious Excursions & Change Room ‘Guns’

The following articles were cited in Episode 13:

Uniting Church threatens withdrawal from Access Ministries’ religious instruction program – Benjamin Preiss, The Age, 24/9/14

Abbott government to overhaul crowded curriculum – Jewel Topsfield, The Age, 12/10/14

School trips dumped as teachers fear legal action, curriculum review finds – Lauren Wilson, Herald Sun, 14/10/14

Episode 11 – School Councils, Work Programs, Timetables & Playground Injuries

In this episode we referenced the following articles and documents:

‘Parents get new powers to judge principals’ – Farrah Tomazin, The Age

Sample Work Program from a current teacher work planner

TeachMeetMelbourne – Saturday September 6th, 10am-1pm, The Geelong College