Episode 69 – STEM Skills, Grade Requests, Raising The ATAR & ‘Red Faces’

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘STEM setting preschoolers up for workforce success in 2030’, Karen Hardy, The Age, 28/11/16, viewed 29/11/16

‘Attracting the best new teachers is more complex than their ATAR’, Brenda Cherednichenko, The Age, 24/11/16, viewed 29/11/16

Episode 66 – Teachers Always ‘On’, Excursion Mishaps, Pre-Service Tests & Beards, Shirts & Shoes

In this first episode for Term 4, 2016 we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Stressed out and always ‘on”, Janet Marshall, AEU News, Issue 6, September 2016, viewed 16/9/16

Link to the article in ‘Professional Voice’  – a publication of the AEU.

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 43 – Stress Levels, Emotional Workloads, Dumb Teachers? & Flipping The Bird

In Episode 43, the following articles and posts were cited and discussed:

‘VCE Anxiety: Our kids are worried sick about school’, Mandy Squires, Geelong Advertiser, 14/10/15, viewed 14/10/15

‘The emotional workload of teachers is too often ignored’, Jean Hopman & Pat Drake, The Conversation, 6/10/15, viewed 11/10/15

‘Teachers Aren’t Dumb’, Daniel T. Willingham, The New York Times, 8/9/15, viewed 12/10/15

Episode 37 – Uni Mentors, Teachers As Parents, Fidgeting & Tipsy Lectures

In this final episode for term two, 2015, we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:

‘A day in the life…of a first year primary teacher’, Julia Proctor, The Age, 20/4/15, viewed 30/4/15

‘Are you compromising your children’s privacy online?’, Marianne Stenger, Splash ABC, 9/6/15, viewed 17/6/15

‘Let kids fidget in class: Why it can be good for those with ADHD’, Anya Kamenetz, KQED News, 15/5/15, viewed 22/6/15

Finally, we’d like to thank Cara J for being a brilliant guest!

Episode 28 – The A.P., Finland’s Topics, Pre Service Pondering & Camp Competitiveness

For our final episode of Term One, we cited and discussed the following article. We also gave a shameless plug…!

‘Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with ‘topics’ as country reforms its education system’, Richard Garner, The Independent, 20/3/15, viewed 23/3/15

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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 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