TER #108 – ACARA’s Literacy & Numeracy Progressions with Hilary Dixon – 18 Feb 2018

Main Features: ACARA’s Acting Director, Curriculum, discusses the new literacy and numeracy progressions, their relationship to curriculum, and intended applications in teaching and assessment practices; Annabel Astbury outlines the ABC’s new education initiative.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses the issue of schools that treat students as a liability; Education in the news, Cameron looks at the recent announcement of a national review into teacher registration, and state and parent pushback against NAPLAN.

Timecodes (links coming soon):

00.000 Opening Credits
01:31.214 Intro
01:55.324 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
12:48.141 Education in the News
20:44.068 ABC Education – Annabel Astbury
28:50.180 Feature Introduction
30:52.440 Interview – Hilary Dixon
59:28.218 Announcements
1:01:52.482 Quote & Sign Off

TER #107 – Implementing Educational Research with Tanya Vaughan – 04 Feb 2018

Main Feature: Dr Tanya Vaughan discusses implementation science, and outlines a framework for teachers to implement educational research as part of their teaching practice.

Regular Features: Off Campus – Dan Haesler explores the link between rising perfectionism and mental and emotional well being; Education in the news – Cameron considers the role of the media in promoting the increased commodification of education.

Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro – NAPLAN robot-marking halted

02:21 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

15:11 Commodification of education

30:48 Feature introduction
32:45 Interview – Dr Tanya Vaughan

59:05 Quote & Sign Off

 

TER’s Top 5 in 2017!

As 2017 draws to a close, here are the top 5 TER podcast episodes of the past year, judged by number of downloads between January 1st and December 31st, 2017!

In 2017 TER episodes have been played or downloaded 66,494 times.

That’s a total of 169,985 plays/downloads over our 4 and a half years of podcasting!

Thank you to everyone who has listened to and shared our episodes throughout the year, and especially our subscribers who keep coming back each fortnight.

While our main (and intended) audience remains in Australia, we’ve found listeners in over 50 countries [that’s the most will let us see]. The USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand fill out the list of the top 5 countries of TER podcast listeners.

While this list starts with number 5, which was played 1,986 times, the 10th most played episode had 1,843 plays, and the 15th episode had 1,735 – and No 15 was only released in November!

Now, on to the top 5 most played episodes in 2017… Continue reading

TER #101 – Effective Classroom Practice with Glen Pearsall

Features: Teacher and Author Glen Pearsall discusses his approach to effective classroom practice, and how it integrates classroom and behaviour management, effective teaching and learning, and reducing teacher workload.

Maggie Hill from the Foundation for Young Australians discusses their recent New Work Order report series, exploring the future of work and the needs of education to help ensure students are prepared.

Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
05:33 FYA & Future of Work, with Maggie Hill

14:35 Glen Pearsall – Effective Classroom Practice

43:29 Quote & Sign Off

TER #100 – TeachMeet TER 100! – 1 Oct 2017

This is it! The 100th episode of the Teachers’ Education Review (if you ignore all the other episodes).

To celebrate, we’ve created TeachMeet TER 100! A podcast made up of contributions and presentations from members of the TER community – many of whom you’ve heard on previous episodes, plus some newcomers joining us for the first time.

Timecodes (links to follow:)

00.00 Opening Credits

00.21 Intro – TER 100!

01:51 Blogging – Aaron Davis @mrkrndvs

07:16 Gamification – Pete Whiting @P_van_W and John Catterson @JFcatto

15:26 Communicating with Parents & Carers – Elizabeth Saunders @E_R_Saunders

22:02 Teaching Vocabulary – Mark Johnson @Markxsyst

27:36 Voice Care – Amy Cotton @Amycottonteach

35:16 Student Action & Authenticity – Nick Jackson @largerama

40:50 Nuturing Democracy in Schools – Darcy Moore @darcy1968

47:53 Who Mentors the Mentor? – Yasodai Selvakumaran @yasodaiselva

52:42 Distributed Practice & Retrieval Practice – Ollie Lovell @ollie_lovell

1:03:05 Theory – Jon Andrews @obi_jon_

1:10:31 Leadership for Beginning teachers – Stephy Salazar @stephygsalazar

1:17:59 Coaching – Andrea Stringer @stringer_andrea

1:26:18 Delivering your personal best – Matt Esterman @Mesterman

1:34:12 Acknowledgements

1:35:52 Final Thought – Australian Education Podcasting

TER #099 – The Staffroom with Jane Caro – 17 Sept 2017

Be a part of TER #100!

Main Feature: Jane Caro talks about the production and outcomes of her recent ABC series, The Staffroom.

Regular Features: Dan Haesler explores the controversial Great Yarmouth Charter Academy’s student induction program; Cameron talks with Shane Duggan about the recently introduced suitability test for aspiring teachers in Victorian High Schools.

Links & Timecodes

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – TER 100
06:52 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

35:25 Victorian Teacher Test – Shane Duggan

56:22 Feature Intro
58:47 Feature Interview – Jane Caro

1:16:11 Announcements
1:17:04 Quote & Sign Off

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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Links and Timecodes:

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 #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.

Timecodes

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

Links & Timecodes:

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