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 64 – The Anecdote Special!

Thank you to David Hopps and Lee Burns for sending us their recorded anecdotes. A real treat!

We strongly encourage you to check out Anne De Manser’s post about teaching at Woorndoo Primary school 30+ years ago. A brilliant read and a real eye opener. Thanks Anne. Her post can be found HERE.

See you in 2 weeks!

Adam & Rick

Episode 58 – Writing Worries, Kids & News, Staffroom Items & “Knees Together!”

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Writing is on the fall for senior school students’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 20/4/16, viewed 24/4/16

‘And now for the bad news – media content scares half of kids’, Cosima Marriner, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24/4/16, viewed 24/4/16

’24 Weird Things You Find In Every School Staffroom’, Sophie Gadd, BuzzFeed, 21/4/16, viewed 24/4/16

Episode 56 – Topsy Terms, Teachers Going Viral, No Pay iPad & Hot Buttered Rolls

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Our schools need a holiday from chaotic term breaks’, Frank FitzGerald, The Age, 5/4/16, viewed 6/4/16

‘Primary school teacher is sacked after video of her twerking in a bikini in Mexico sweeps the web and is spotted by outraged parents’, Gerard Couzens, Daily Mail Australia, 10/4/16, viewed 10/4/16

‘Parents protest school computer policies, refuse to pay for iPads’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 5/4/16, viewed 11/4/16

‘See the dodgy 1982 lunch menu that fed a Melbourne primary school’, Jamie Duncan, Herald Sun, 11/4/16, viewed 11/4/16

Episode 55 – Leadership Changes, 10 Year Reflections, The Great Teacher Team & Cam’s Community Calamity

In our final episode for Term 1, 2016, we cited and discussed the following blog post:

Are Great Teachers Bad Teachers?‘, Aaron Davis, ReadWriteRespond, blog, 19/2/16, viewed 17/3/16

Episode 52 – ‘Ultranet Girl’, Parent/Teacher Defence, 30 Year Reflections & Happy Harold

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘$1.4 million promotional event for botched Ultranet project’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 15/2/16, viewed 15/2/16

‘”If you are bullying a teacher because your kid is an idiot, they got the idiot gene from you”‘, Mandy Nolan, Mamamia, 8/1/16, viewed 21/2/16

‘Goodbye, farewell and thanks – a 30-year teacher looks back with gratitude’, David McLean, The Age, 7/2/16, viewed 21/2/16

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Episode 51 – Out of School Apps, Data Difficulties, Gender Equality & Natural Disasters

In this episode we discussed a range of topics that we are experiencing in the classroom at this very minute. As a consequence, we only cited one article this week…

‘Mother pulls children from Frankston High School over transgender awareness rules’, Rita Panahi, Herald Sun, 7/2/16, viewed 8/2/16

Episode 48 – “Lightweight” Christmas Programs, iPad Delirium, Violence in Schools & Dibber Dobbers

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

‘They don’t need no education in the final weeks of school’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 7/12/15, viewed 7/12/15

‘I gave my students iPads – then wished I could take them back’, Launa Hall, The Washington Post, 2/12/15, viewed 8/12/15

‘Police called to Victorian schools more than 800 times as students attack teachers’, Peter Mickelburough, Sunday Herald Sun, 5/12/15, viewed 8/12/15

 

Episode 47 – Paid Parents, Open Plan Dilemmas, Tablet Toddlers & The Staff Car Park

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Parents paid £600 ‘to help their children with homework”, Graeme Paton, The Telegraph, 15/11/13, viewed 30/11/15

‘Schools hit a wall with open plan classrooms’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 23/11/15, viewed 30/11/15

‘Tablets reshaping the way preschoolers develop, play and learn’, Cosima Marriner, The Age, 29/11/15, viewed 30/11/15

 

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)