TER #091 – Coaching and Teacher Professional Learning – 30 April 2017

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Main Features: Tony Loughland discusses the role of coaching in Teacher Professional Learning, and proposes the idea that TPL and coaching could be considered part of a school’s ‘middle management’.

Cameron talks to Pete Whiting and John Catterson about their education podcast Teachers Talking Teaching.

Regular features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler talks about the importance of Mastery in student engagement and wellbeing; Education in the News, Cameron discusses the news that all states and territories have now withdrawn from online NAPLAN trials in 2017.

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00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – NAPLAN Online trial cancelled

05:29 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

19:33 Teachers Talking Teaching – Podcasting & Flipped Learning

46:34 Feature intro

48:54 Interview – Tony Loughland

1:28:50 Vale Simon McKenzie

 

TER #090 – Transforming Schools with Michael Anderson – 16 April 2017

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Main Feature: Michael Anderson talks about the ‘Four Cs’ of Education and how they can be used to transform schools, and return focus to learning as the centre of curriculum.

Regular Features: Cameron reviews recent news stories about the Qld. govt. withdrawing from the online NAPLAN trial, and the NSW Govt. rejection of their independent review of Special Religious Education.

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00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Ministerial Council Meeting

04:16 QLD withdraws from NAPLAN online

14:50 NSW rejects SRE inquiry findings

21:02 Feature intro

23:05 Interview – Michael Anderson

1:08:24 Announcements

1:08:57 Quote & Sign Off

TER #089 – Questioning ‘Evidence Based Practice’ with Charlotte Pezaro – 02 April 2017

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Main feature: Charlotte Pezaro discusses the implications and nuances of ‘Evidence Based Practice’, particularly as it applies to teaching.

Regular Features: Off Campus-Dan Haesler explores a model for managing change in schools; Listener Contribution-Tom from Victoria shares his experience of taking students to see Hidden Figures; Education in the News-Cameron discusses school catchment zones being used to boost property prices.

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Cast Away Awards

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07:51 Hidden Figures & Teaching Maths
10:15 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
24:52 Secondary Commercialisation of Education
40:48 Feature Introduction
41:25 Interview – Charlotte Pezaro

1:28:46 Quote & Sign Off

TER #088 – Exploring Leadership with Richard Niesche – 19 March 2017

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Main Feature: Dr Richard Niesche discusses some of the problematic ideas associated with Educational Leadership that keep coming back to life, and explores a critical response to the question of what leadership actually is.

Regular Features: Education in the News – Cameron discusses the implications of and research into ‘Zero Tolerance’ behaviour policies in schools.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Gonski Bus Tour
05:15 Zero Tolerance in Schools

41:43 Feature Intro
43:46 Interview – Dr Richard Niesche

1:24:37 Announcements
1:25:19 Quote & Sign Off

TER #087 – The Teaching & Learning Toolkit with Tanya Vaughan and Janet Clinton – 5 March 2017

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Main Feature: Dr Tanya Vaughan and Professor Janet Clinton talk discuss the Teaching and learning Toolkit, which provides summaries of education research to identify the impact and cost of various teaching and school management strategies.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler questions online discussions about research in education; Education in the News, What impact do minimum wage shave on student learning? and Cameron discusses recent reports of schools that exclude students from exams in order to maintain higher results.

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00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Gonski Campaign Bus

06:18 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

16:58 Students and Minimum Wages

23:21 Excluding students for school reputation

34:55 Feature Introduction

37:34 Feature Interview – Dr Tanya Vaughan and Prof. Janet Clinton

1:08:43 Discussion

1:20:11 Quote & Sign Off

TER #086 – Phonics and Literacy with Misty Adoniou – 19 February 2017

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Main Feature: Dr. Misty Adoniou discusses the implications of a nationwide mandatory phonics assessment, and the relationship between phonics and broader literacy instruction.

Regular Features: Dan Haesler asks “When should teachers speak up?” in a new Off Campus; Education in the news – Cameron discusses recent stories about Special Religious Instruction in schools.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Principal’s Wellbeing Survey
05:41 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
14:51 Scripture in Schools
31:48 Feature Introduction
34:28 Interview – Dr Misty Adoniou
1:04:11 Quote & Sign Off

TER #085 – 1to1 Laptops in Science with Simon Crook – 5 Feb 2017

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Main Feature: Simon Crook discusses his recent PhD thesis exploring the impact of 1-1 laptop programs on teaching high school science.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler asks ‘is mindset a lie’?; Education in the News, Cameron considers issues of teacher attrition; Teachers Brains Trust, David from WA questions reports of mandatory tests for WA primary school students.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – A hot start to the year!
02:52 Off Campus – Is mindset a lie?

15:47 Teacher Attrition

42:17 Teachers Brains Trust – School Exams in WA

46:27 Feature Introduction
48:17 Interview – Simon Crook

1:25:15 Announcements

1:28:42 Quote & Sign Off

TER #084 – Changing the Narrative with Stan Grant – 22 Jan 2017

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Main Feature: In a special edition of ‘Off Campus’, Dan Haesler talks with Stan Grant about the issues facing Indigenous Australians and the role that Education plays in addressing those issues.

Regular Features: Education in the News; Cameron discusses recent news reports about Gonski school funding, the rising cost of back-to-school expenses, and the implications for Australia of education policy in the USA.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
01:56 Gonski school funding

11:58 Back to School Costs

21:19 Betsy Devos & US Education

28:08 Feature intro
29:26 Off Campus – Intro
32:38 Stan Grant Interview

52:11 Quote & Sign Off

 

TER #083 – Inside ReMSTEP – 08 Jan 2017

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Main Feature: Ollie Lovell presents a series of interviews from the Reconceptualising Mathematics and Science teacher Education Program, which capped off a multi-year project connecting pre-service teachers with people working in the fields of maths and science.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
02:57 South Australian Teacher Education

06:49 Gonski & COAG

18:22 Feature Intro

19:49 Ollie Lovell
26:16 David Hoxley
41:34 Russel Tyler
46:05 First Year Teachers
56:16 Discussion

1:12:46 Quote & Sign Off