TER #096 – The Michaela School (UK) with Katharine Birbalsingh – 23 July 2017

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Main Feature: In a special edition of Off Campus, Dan Haesler speaks with Katharine Birbalsingh, the Principal/Head Teacher of the controversial Michaela Community School in the UK.

Regular Features: Education in the News, Cameron reviews a story about mandatory student participation in Victorian school councils. Tom Gordon talks about his work as a science communicator for the University of Sydney, and his podcast, STEMpunk

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Student Voice and School Governance
18:22 Tom Gordon – STEMpunk Podcast

41:27 Feature Introduction
43:39 Dan Haesler – Off Campus

45:11 Katharine Birbalsingh – Interview
1:22:40 Comments
1:31:19 Announcements – TMWooly
1:31:50 Quote & Sign Off

TER #095 – 4th Anniversary Double Feature – 9 July 2017

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This is the 4th Anniversary of the teachers’ Education Review Podcast! To celebrate, we present 2 feature interviews. Dan Haesler presents a special feature edition of Off Campus, with UK educator & author Phil Beadle, talking about education on TV and other issues; Cameron interviews David Rutkowski from the Centre for Educational Management in Oslo about his recent publication, ‘The Global Education Race: Taking the measure of PISA and international testing”.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – 4 years of TER Podcast
05:43 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

08:36 Interview – Phil Beadle

34:36 Introduction – David Rutkowski

36:59 Interview – David Rutkowski
1:24:38 Thanks, Quote & Sign Off

TER #094 – Inquiry Learning & Gifted Students with Jim Watters – 25 June 2017

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Main Feature: Jim Watters from QUT outlines the use of Inquiry Learning to engage and extend gifted students, while also offering differentiated learning for mixed ability classes; Jennifer Jolly, chair of the upcoming World Conference on Gifted and Talented Education.

Regular Features: Education in the News, Bronwyn Hinz from the Mitchell Institute discusses their recent report on the costs of missed educational opportunities in Australia.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Schools Funding
06:20 Bronwyn Hinz – Mitchell Institute Reporet
20:34 Feature introduction
22:38 Interview – Jim Watters
1:04:05 Interview – Jennifer Jolly
1:14:36 Quote & Sign Off

TER #093 – Growth Mindset with Carol Dweck – 11 June 2017

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Main Feature: In this episode, Dan Haesler interviews Carol Dweck, the researcher behind the concept of Growth Mindset, and asks about the uses, abuses and misunderstandings of mindset in schools.

Regular Features: Education in the news – Careers Australia College collapses; School hours and parent’s commutes

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00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Gonski funding update

03:04 Careers Australia college collapses

09:03 School hours and parent’s work

16:27 Feature Introduction

19:10 Interview – Carol Dweck

53:26 Announcements Future Episodes

56:04 Quote & Sign Off

TER Live #014 – TeachMeet at the House

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This episode presents select recordings from TeachMeet House, held on  May 2017 at the Sydney Opera House.

Special thanks to Andrea Stringer for organising this event and inviting us along to record these presentations.

00.00 Opening Credits
00:21 Intro – TER Live 14
01:48 Welcome to TM at the House
02:23 Frank Newman – Programs for teachers & students
13:53 Nigel Coutts – Thinking & Mathematics
19:40 Jake Little – Utilising video tutorials to maximise student work time
26:22 Phillip Cooke – What if we mix up the HSC
37:14 Michelle Jensen – Authentic learning to add value to student outcomes
45:32 Claudine Neal – #REALWORLDLEARNINGMATTERS
53:26 Kathleen O’Rourke – Professional Learning…Don’t Come Easy
1:04:04 Belinda Faulkner – Why? Soft skills
1:09:42 Stephy Salazar – Let the kids adventure
1:14:59 Yvette Lewington – Making your mark
1:19:57 Simon Crook – The dos and don’ts of doing a PhD
1:26:34 Judy Anderson – Leading change in schools through STEM education
1:34:21 Close of event
1:35:17 Thanks and Sign Off

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

Australian Education Podcasts

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