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 43 – Stress Levels, Emotional Workloads, Dumb Teachers? & Flipping The Bird

In Episode 43, the following articles and posts were cited and discussed:

‘VCE Anxiety: Our kids are worried sick about school’, Mandy Squires, Geelong Advertiser, 14/10/15, viewed 14/10/15

‘The emotional workload of teachers is too often ignored’, Jean Hopman & Pat Drake, The Conversation, 6/10/15, viewed 11/10/15

‘Teachers Aren’t Dumb’, Daniel T. Willingham, The New York Times, 8/9/15, viewed 12/10/15

Episode 41 – Secondary Burns, Teacher Goodwill, Mindfulness & Wardrobe Malfunctions

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

Visit the Radio LSC show mentioned by Lee Burns in this episode. A weekly radio show broadcast from Lalor Secondary College by some students and coordinated by Lee.

‘Teachers say what’s wrong with education in the U.S.’

‘When mindfulness meets the classroom’, Lauren Cassani Davis, The Atlantic, 31/8/15, viewed 7/9/15

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 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