Episode 60 – Human Teachers, The ‘F’, PISA Pondering & The Staff Bathroom

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

Jane Caro’s musings on ABC’s The Drum can be viewed HERE

‘Is it becoming too hard to fail? Schools are shifting toward no-zero grading policies’, Moriah Balingit & Donna St. George, The Washington Post, 5/7/16, viewed 12/7/16

‘Altering teaching to improve international ranking  tests may take joy out of learning’, Lucy Clark, Good Weekend – The Age, 9/7/16, viewed 9/7/16

‘Is standardised testing putting too much pressure on kids?’, Kelsey Munro, The Age, 9/7/16, viewed 10/7/16

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 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 32 – Persuasive Problems, Play Time, Work Loads & Excursion Headaches

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

‘NAPLAN does not have the write stuff’, Emily Frawley, The Age, 11/5/15, viewed 10/5/15

‘This Is What Recess Looks Like Around The World’, Gabriel H. Sanchez, BuzzFeed Books, 21/4/15, viewed 7/5/15

‘Stressed teachers quitting over high workload, Australian Education Union report reveals’, Lauren Wilson, Herald Sun, 10/5/15, viewed 11/5/15

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 30 – Console Gaming, NAPLAN Prep., Standing Desks & 49 Complaints

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10’, Wesley Yin-Poole, eurogamer.net, 2/4/15, viewed 27/4/15

‘Criticisms of NAPLAN ‘tired’: ACARA chief’, Andrew Bracey, Education Review, 23/4/15, viewed 28/4/15

‘Should Your Kids’ School Have Standing Desks? These CrossFitters Think So’, Adele Peters, Fast Co.Exist, 23/4/15, viewed 27/4/15

‘Teacher barred from classroom after 49 complaints’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 27/4/15, viewed 27/4/15

Episode 17 – Remembrance Day, #EndorseDigitalTech, Result Tampering & Broken Bones

In Episode 17 we cited the following articles:

‘Outcry as schools shift Remembrance Day minute’s silence’, Vanessa Desloires, The Age, 11/11/14

Endorse the Australian F-10 Digital Technologies Curriculum, Petition by Rebecca Vivian, www.change.org

‘Dozens of Atlanta teachers indicted in cheating scandal’, Sara Morrison, The Wire, 29/3/13

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