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
Photo: en.wikipedia.org

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 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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by ‘mrrakt’

Episode 25 – Student Panels, Raising the ATAR, School Canteens & 50 Shades of 2 Regular Teachers

In this episode we discussed and cited the following articles:

‘Students used to interview and hire teachers at Victorian schools’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 16/2/15

‘Teaching degrees fail to get a pass mark: review’, Matthew Knott & Henrietta Cook, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13/2/15

‘Big food companies muscling in on lucrative school canteen industry to promote and sell their products to students’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 1/2/15

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria – official website

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 16 – Handwriting, Sharing Expertise, World Teachers’ Day & Teaching Practicum Mishaps

In Episode 16 we discussed and cited the following articles & blog posts:

‘Students’ handwriting remains the mark of learning’, Mel Campbell, The Age, 31/10/14

Great Techie Brekkie Examples (thanks @willie42 & @BecSpink):

* Bell PS Staff Techie Brekkie

* Aitken Creek PS Techie Brekkie

“My daughter can be whatever she wants. As long as she’s not a teacher.”, Rebecca Sparrow, Mamamia, 31/10/14

Episode 10 – 1:1 Contracts, Awards, Class Sizes & Staff Room Politics

In Episode 10 we referenced the following articles and documents:

‘Pupils at Thomas Ferens in Hull refused GCSE results over iPad dispute’ – by Hull Daily Mail

‘Smaller class sizes generally better: new study’ – by Geoff Maslen, SMH

‘Class Size –  The Research’AEU Victorian Branch, July 2014