Episode 22 – Home Readers, Swimming Abilities, Enter Scores & 1st Day Trials

Welcome back to the 2 Regular Teachers podcast for 2015!

In this episode we discussed and cited the following articles:

‘Ditch the home readers – real books are better for your child’, Ryan Spencer, The Conversation, 23/1/15

‘Three out of five children leaving primary school can’t swim shock statistics reveal’, Alana Schetzer, The Age, 20/12/14

‘Lament over standards as aspiring teachers flop literacy’, Wes Hosking, Herald Sun, 1/1/15

Episode 13 – R.E., Crowded Curriculum, Litigious Excursions & Change Room ‘Guns’

The following articles were cited in Episode 13:

Uniting Church threatens withdrawal from Access Ministries’ religious instruction program – Benjamin Preiss, The Age, 24/9/14

Abbott government to overhaul crowded curriculum – Jewel Topsfield, The Age, 12/10/14

School trips dumped as teachers fear legal action, curriculum review finds – Lauren Wilson, Herald Sun, 14/10/14

Episode 12 – TMGeelong, Grade Splitting, iParenting & Emails

In this episode we referenced the following articles and links:

TeachMeetMelbourne Wiki

Disconnecting & Connecting – Mark O’Meara, TeachMeet Geelong Presentation

Grade-splitting harming children’s learning, teachers say – Jewel Topsfield, The Age, 29/9/14

Department debt blamed for grade splitting increase – Jewel Topsfield, The Age, 1/10/14

Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything – Allison Slater Tate, The Washington Post, 29/9/14

Germany: No more work emails after 6pm, news.com.au