Episode 63 – Ongoing Vs Retrospective, Attendance, Reporting Robots & Lost Property

In this episode we cited and discussed the following article:

‘Teachers use online ‘robots’ to write school reports’, Natasha Bita, The Australian, 18/6/16, viewed 1/8/16

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 46 – Social Isolation, Sensitive Issues, Indigenous Languages & The Silly Season

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

‘Stop saying technology is causing social isolation’, Hector L. Carral, Digital Culturist, 18/10/15, viewed 15/11/15

Click HERE for the ‘social isolation’ themed images and HERE for the project entitled ‘Removed’ that were mentioned in our first topic.

‘VCE Indigenous language students awaken ‘sleeping’ Dhudhuroa tongue’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 10/10/15, viewed 12/10/15

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)

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 33 – ‘Modern Teachers’, New Tech History, A+ VCE & The ‘Real’ General Comment

In this week’s episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘The 16 characteristics of a modern teacher’, Jeff Dunn, DailyGenius, 8/5/15, viewed 16/5/15

‘How New Technologies Push Us Towards The Past’, William H. Davidow & Michael S. Malone, Harvard Business Review, 8/5/15, viewed 18/5/15

‘The A+ teachers helping students to 40+ in VCE’, Liz Porter, The Age, 18/5/15, viewed 19/5/15

Publisher’s note: Adam discovered his selection of ‘choice’ general report comments from a repost he viewed on his Instagram feed. If you were the one that shared it, let us know. 🙂

Episode 29 – Reading Recovery, Mind The Future, ANZAC & Quizzical Staff Rooms

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

‘Reading Recovery ‘harmful’, visiting academic Louisa Moats says’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 26/3/15, viewed 13/4/15

‘Digital Learning Futures: Mind The Gap!’, video, Steve Wheeler, Learning with ‘e’s: My thoughts about learning technology and all things digital, viewed 22/4/15

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Episode 24 – Essential Practices, Reporting Systems, Sexuality In Schools & Staff Photos

In this episode we discussed and cited the following articles:

‘Essential teaching practices – do they exist?’, Geoff Masters, Teacher, ACER, 9/12/14

‘Christian lobby boycotts gay student program’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 20/12/14

Episode 14 – Student Issues, LOTE Revival, Curriculum Strands & Calling In Sick

The following articles & blog posts were discussed & cited in Episode 14:

‘Teachers urged to report concerns on radicalised students’ – Farrah Tomazin, The Age, 12/10/14

‘Government struggling to achieve language revival in schools’ – Farrah Tomazin, The Age, 12/10/14

‘Crowded Curriculum or a Wrong Mindset’ – by Aaron Davis

‘Getting Busy in Sick’ – By Rick Kayler-Thomson