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 37 – Uni Mentors, Teachers As Parents, Fidgeting & Tipsy Lectures

In this final episode for term two, 2015, we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:

‘A day in the life…of a first year primary teacher’, Julia Proctor, The Age, 20/4/15, viewed 30/4/15

‘Are you compromising your children’s privacy online?’, Marianne Stenger, Splash ABC, 9/6/15, viewed 17/6/15

‘Let kids fidget in class: Why it can be good for those with ADHD’, Anya Kamenetz, KQED News, 15/5/15, viewed 22/6/15

Finally, we’d like to thank Cara J for being a brilliant guest!

Episode 36 – Sibling Differences, Equality Emails, Filtering Follies & Wobbly Teeth

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

‘Parents’ comparisons make siblings different’, News Release, Brigham Young University, 15/6/15, viewed 15/6/15

‘Ballarat principal urges no vote in gay marriage poll’, Alex Hamer, The Courier, 9/6/15, viewed 14/6/15

‘Primary-aged children accessed pornography at school’, Henrietta Cook & Rania Spooner, The Age, 15/6/15, viewed 16/6/15

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 34 – Work Drinks, Jihadi Watch Scheme, Reader Trust & Laptop Pyres

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

‘Parent frustration over student-free day after St Bede’s Primary School email error reveals teacher drinks’, Stephen Drill, Herald Sun, 21/5/15, viewed 1/6/15

‘Students, teachers to learn how to spot potential jihadis, under officials’ plan’, Carly Crawford, Sunday Herald Sun, 24/5/15, viewed 1/6/15

‘This Book Is Too Old For You’, Maria Casale, The New York Times, 29/5/15, viewed 31/5/15

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 27 – Learning 3 Ways, Uncomfortable Questions, Homework Negotiation & Supporting CRTs

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Personalised vs. differentiated vs. individualised learning’, Dale Basye, ISTE, 8/5/14, viewed 16/3/15

‘Say This, Not That: A Guide To Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations About Teaching’, Love Teach, We are Teachers, March 2015, viewed 16/3/15

‘Primary school homework debate leading some parents to opt out’, Alexandra Smith, Liam Mannix & Melissa Fyfe, The Sunday Age, 15/3/15, viewed 16/3/15

Episode 23 – Summer Downtime, Karl’s Homework, Merlino Promises & Information Nights

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

‘Summer holidays: down time or down to it?’, Julia Proctor, The Age, 15/12/14

‘Leave parents alone!’, video, Xavier Bloomer, 29th January 2015, viewed 5/2/15

‘Victoria’s Minister for Education tackles education malaise’, Geoff Maslen, The Age, 2/2/15

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 16 – Handwriting, Sharing Expertise, World Teachers’ Day & Teaching Practicum Mishaps

In Episode 16 we discussed and cited the following articles & blog posts:

‘Students’ handwriting remains the mark of learning’, Mel Campbell, The Age, 31/10/14

Great Techie Brekkie Examples (thanks @willie42 & @BecSpink):

* Bell PS Staff Techie Brekkie

* Aitken Creek PS Techie Brekkie

“My daughter can be whatever she wants. As long as she’s not a teacher.”, Rebecca Sparrow, Mamamia, 31/10/14