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 #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 #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 #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 #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.

Timecodes & Links:

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