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 66 – Teachers Always ‘On’, Excursion Mishaps, Pre-Service Tests & Beards, Shirts & Shoes

In this first episode for Term 4, 2016 we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Stressed out and always ‘on”, Janet Marshall, AEU News, Issue 6, September 2016, viewed 16/9/16

Link to the article in ‘Professional Voice’  – a publication of the AEU.

The DigiCon 2016 Special (Episode 61)

For the second year in a row, we were honoured to be given an opportunity to be a ‘voice’ at DigiCon 2016. Thank you to Bec Spink and the DigiCon team for allowing us the opportunity. We hope you enjoy our coverage of the conference.

Some resources discussed below:

Aaron Davis’ blog: http://readwriterespond.com/

To gather more resources and find out more about the educators and guests who appeared in this episode, we encourage you to follow their handle on Twitter.

Aaron Davis – @mrkrndvs

Dean McLaren – @Seedsforgrowth

Ash Leung – @LeungAsh

Brette Lockyer – @brettelockyer

Katelyn Hurley & Lauren McShanag – @hellokaddy1 & @lauren_mcshanag

Erin McNamara & Tamryn Kingsley – @ErinMcNamara20 & @KingsleyTamryn

Bec Spink – @BecSpink

John Pearce – @mrpbps

And of course, a plethora of other brilliant educators that can be found within the #DigiCon16 stream on Twitter.

 

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 28 – The A.P., Finland’s Topics, Pre Service Pondering & Camp Competitiveness

For our final episode of Term One, we cited and discussed the following article. We also gave a shameless plug…!

‘Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with ‘topics’ as country reforms its education system’, Richard Garner, The Independent, 20/3/15, viewed 23/3/15

eddy and wills cafe – Opening soon!

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 25 – Student Panels, Raising the ATAR, School Canteens & 50 Shades of 2 Regular Teachers

In this episode we discussed and cited the following articles:

‘Students used to interview and hire teachers at Victorian schools’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 16/2/15

‘Teaching degrees fail to get a pass mark: review’, Matthew Knott & Henrietta Cook, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13/2/15

‘Big food companies muscling in on lucrative school canteen industry to promote and sell their products to students’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 1/2/15

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria – official website

Episode 22 – Home Readers, Swimming Abilities, Enter Scores & 1st Day Trials

Welcome back to the 2 Regular Teachers podcast for 2015!

In this episode we discussed and cited the following articles:

‘Ditch the home readers – real books are better for your child’, Ryan Spencer, The Conversation, 23/1/15

‘Three out of five children leaving primary school can’t swim shock statistics reveal’, Alana Schetzer, The Age, 20/12/14

‘Lament over standards as aspiring teachers flop literacy’, Wes Hosking, Herald Sun, 1/1/15

Episode 20 – Transition, Poaching ‘The Best’, Slush Funds & Too Many Mugs

In Episode 20, we cited the following articles and blogs:

‘How do schools cope when their best teachers are poached?’, Geoff Maslen, The Age, 8/12/14

‘Victorian schools in $28 million slush fund’, Richard Baker & Nick McKenzie, The Age, 9/12/14

The Education Reformer, Musings by Geoff Maslen