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 32 – Persuasive Problems, Play Time, Work Loads & Excursion Headaches

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

‘NAPLAN does not have the write stuff’, Emily Frawley, The Age, 11/5/15, viewed 10/5/15

‘This Is What Recess Looks Like Around The World’, Gabriel H. Sanchez, BuzzFeed Books, 21/4/15, viewed 7/5/15

‘Stressed teachers quitting over high workload, Australian Education Union report reveals’, Lauren Wilson, Herald Sun, 10/5/15, viewed 11/5/15

Episode 31 – Standardised Bluffing, Teacher Titles, Work/Life & Educational Fossils

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

‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Standardised Testing (HBO)’, video, vidme, viewed 6/5/15

‘What’s in a name? Quite a bit for pupils addressing teachers’, Amanda Dunn, The Age, 2/5/15, viewed 2/5/15

‘Can teachers ever have a work-life balance?’, Sean Reid, The Guardian, 7/12/11, viewed 27/4/15