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

Episode 53 – Curriculum Days, Social Media Beginnings, Sticker Charts & Old School Teacher Rules

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

‘Can social media help manage a successful classroom?’, Richard Wells, @eduwells, 18/10/15, viewed 28/2/16

‘Against the Sticker Chart’, Erica Reischer, The Atlantic, 22/2/16, viewed 29/2/16

‘The Sticker Chart’, George Couros, The Principal of Change, 27/6/13, viewed 1/3/16

Episode 50 – 1st Week, iCloud Breakage, Student Worries & The Class Bird

In our 50th (milestone!) episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘School’s in – and Mum ran over my iPad’, Chris Johnston, The Age: National, 31/1/16, viewed 31/1/16

‘Back to School: how to back up your kid’s iPad’, Adam Turner, The Age: Digital Life, 1/2/16, viewed 1/2/16

‘I wish my teacher knew…’: Young students share their ‘heartbreaking’ worries in notes’, Kashmira Ganda, Independent, 17/4/15, viewed 2/2/16

Episode 49 (The 2015 Extended Xmas Special) – Flexible Bed Times, Coding, Gadgets & Memory, Big Ideas & The Staff Kris Kringle

A special thank you to John Pearce and Claire Piscioneri for sharing the microphone with us in this episode.

Thank you to all our listeners in 2015 that have taken some time out of their busy lives to check in with us. We acknowledge and appreciate the many folk in our PLN that have commented on the blog or on social media, retweeted our links and just spoken to us about the podcast. We are truly humbled and chuffed that you are there with us when we ramble. See you in 2016!

John P's slide rule Photo: en.wikipedia.org

John P’s slide rule
Photo: en.wikipedia.org

Episode 47 – Paid Parents, Open Plan Dilemmas, Tablet Toddlers & The Staff Car Park

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Parents paid £600 ‘to help their children with homework”, Graeme Paton, The Telegraph, 15/11/13, viewed 30/11/15

‘Schools hit a wall with open plan classrooms’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 23/11/15, viewed 30/11/15

‘Tablets reshaping the way preschoolers develop, play and learn’, Cosima Marriner, The Age, 29/11/15, viewed 30/11/15