Episode 70 – Fun with Fins, Student Files, Cursive Handwriting & The Perfect Spew

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘All schooled out’, Danny Katz, The Age, 2/12/16, viewed 2/12/16

‘Mum’s gone to Finland. One parent’s lesson in why Finnish children excel at school – and love it too’, Naomi Sani, SchoolGuide.co.uk, 7/4/14, viewed 5/12/16

‘Victoria’s teachers favour keyboard skills over cursive handwriting’, Elissa Doherty, Herald Sun, 3/12/16, viewed 5/12/16

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 60 – Human Teachers, The ‘F’, PISA Pondering & The Staff Bathroom

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

Jane Caro’s musings on ABC’s The Drum can be viewed HERE

‘Is it becoming too hard to fail? Schools are shifting toward no-zero grading policies’, Moriah Balingit & Donna St. George, The Washington Post, 5/7/16, viewed 12/7/16

‘Altering teaching to improve international ranking  tests may take joy out of learning’, Lucy Clark, Good Weekend – The Age, 9/7/16, viewed 9/7/16

‘Is standardised testing putting too much pressure on kids?’, Kelsey Munro, The Age, 9/7/16, viewed 10/7/16

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 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