Episode 78 – Positive Starts, Going Green, Morris Gleitzman & Prep Surprises

This is our first episode for 2018. It is great to be back! Welcome to new and old listeners. Leave us a comment, a question or perhaps a sneaky anecdote from your classroom…!

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Welcome to the jungle: the Bali school attracting wealthy Western families’, Tom Vanderbilt, The Age Good Weekend, 3/2/18, viewed 3/2/18

‘Australia’s new children’s laureate Morris Gleitzman hopes to inspire children in dark, uncertain world’, Linda Morris, The Age, 12/2/18, viewed 12/2/18

Episode 73 – ‘Can Do Better’, Class Half Full, Student Leadership & No More Notes!

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

‘Can Do Better’, 60 Minutes, 12/2/17, viewed 13/2/17

‘Class half-full’, Peter Blatchford, AEU News, Volume 22, Issue 7, December 2016, viewed 20/12/16

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 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
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