TER Live – Teachmeet: Creating Curiosity

This episode presents Teachmeet; Creating Curiosity – part of the TM Melbourne Teachmeet series.

Presenters discuss ways to engage studnet curiosity and encourage creativity through STEM, inquiry and project based learning.

00:00 Opening Credits
00:00 Intro
02:48 01 Opening Remarks
08:30 02 Peter Murphy – An introduction to new national student design challenge TECx
14:12 03 David Roy – The problem with STEM and the Creative Arts
19:17 04 Michelle Dennis – Creative Storytelling with Adobe
27:47 05 Josh Velez – Share a minecraft project we did in 5-6 during remote learning
33:47 06 Catherine Royans – Cognitive load in the STEM classroom
36:09 07 Chris Harte – STEM plus Social Innovation plus Design Thinking as building blocks of learner creativity
42:28 08 Lisa Jacka – Virtual Worlds
48:31 09 Jess McCarthy – How to effectively facilitate inquiry learning to teach STEM while teaching online
55:07 10 Deb Corrigan – STEM’s importance, its role within schools and overcoming challenges.
01:02:56 11 David Jones – Content awareness in STEM planning -thinking interests and curiosity for girls
01:10:39 12 Tony Vallance – 8 minutes on ‘Integrating STEAM’ quick ideas for STEAM learning.
01:17:36 13 Closing Remarks
01:19:52 Acknowledgements and Sign Off

TER #155 – Attainment Grouping with Becky Taylor – 01 Sept 2020


Teachers Education Review · TER #155 – Attainment Grouping with Dr Becky Taylor – 01 Sept 2020

Main Feature: Dr. Becky Taylor discusses her research into attainment grouping pratices in schools and their impact on academic achievment and self confidence.

Regular Features: Steven Kolber explores the implications of different metaphors for learning.

00:00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro
02:09 Kolber’s Corner
Steven Kolber on Twitter
10:28 Vale Sir Ken Robinson
Episode #110 – A conversation with Sir Ken Robinson
14:01 Feature Intro
16:00 Interview – Dr Becky Taylor
Dr Becky Taylor’s profile on UCL
48:32 Sign Off & Closing Credits

TER Teachmeet – What we’ve learnt so far

TERTM Learnt so far

Teachers Education Review · TER Live – Teachmeet. what we’ve learnt so far

In this 7th Anniversary episode, we present TER Teachmeet: What we’ve learnt so far. Educators reflect on their experiences and lessons learnt form the remote learning period of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timecodes and links:

00:00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
03:59 Steven Kolber – What I’ve Learnt
11:06 Ollie Lovell – What happens when we stop pushing?
13:12 Michael Jones – My Reflection
16:25 Heulwen Sweet – What I have learnt over the past 3 months
19:20 David Zyngier – What the Pandemic has taught us about disadvantage. And what we need to do to fix it.
27:39 Cameron Malcher – Unquestioned Assumptions
39:37 Monique Dali – PST and Mentoring
49:48 Olivier Elzingre – Language classes, what I’ve learned from recent events
57:46 David Hardie – Education Policy and Quantum Physics.
01:04:09 SIgn Off

TER Live – Teachmeet: Challenging Teacher Bashing


Teachers Education Review · TER Live – Teachmeet, Challenging Teacher Bashing

In this special TER Live episode we provide recordings from the online event, Teachmeet: Challenging Teacher Bashing, which weas originally organised as part of the Education and Democracy Summit.


00:00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
03:19 Event Opening – Steven Kolber and Keith Heggart
17:27 David Zyngier – What do teachers think about and understand democracy?
22:10 Stephy Salazar – Welcome to the New Teacher Tribe
29:08 Cameron Paterson – Democracy and Education
37:16 Jem Kolber – Democracy in Education – it starts in the classroom (my experience using socratic circles with high school students)
50:06 Ruth Smith – A democratic approach: the view through a lens of strengths
59:37 Bec West – Teacher bashing from within
01:10:08 Naomi Barnes – Social media, education and democracy: having a platform on the platforms
01:21:56 Deb Netolicky – Teacher expertise, voice and action
01:30:42 Polly Dunning – Martyrs and deadbeats: The dichotomy of demoralisation
01:39:35 Adrian Piccoli – The politics of teacher bashing – why it makes no sense
01:47:12 Jane Caro – Women’s Work
01:57:27 George Lilley – The Demise of Teacher Agency & Expertise – How?
02:06:59 Marc Pruyn – Centring Teachers and Communities through Transformative Citizenship Education
02:16:31 Sign Off


Links & Resources:

Zyngier, D (2012) Can teachers make a difference? Experimenting with, and experiencing, democracy in education.

Zyngier, D. (2012) Understanding the perspectives, experiences and perceptions of teachers in relation to democracy in education.

Zyngier, D. (2012) Re-Discovering Democracy: Putting action (back) into active citizenship and praxis (back) into practice.

Zyngier, D., Traverso, M.D., Murriello. A, (2105) Democracy will not fall from the sky.’ A comparative study of teacher education students’ perceptions of democracy in two neo-liberal societies: Argentina and Australia. Research in Comparative & International Education

Summaries of over 50 peer reviews of Hattie, etc- http://visablelearning.blogspot.com/

A focus on Teacher Agency-http://visablelearning.blogspot.com/p/teacher-agency.html



Have your say in TER Teachmeet: What we’ve learnt so far

TERTM Learnt so far

In the first half of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen schools, teachers and students pivot rapidly to curriculum delivered through remote learning strategies, and then almost just as quickly return to normal school operations, but without normal student attendance or curriculum requirements.

While this has undoubtedly been a stressful time for all involved, it has also been a time in which necessaity has driven invention and new learning, the benefits of which we seek to reflect on, record and share with the TER audience as part of this upcomming episode.

TER Teachmeet: What We’ve Learnt So Far invites school educators to share their reflections on something they’ve learnt from recent experiences that has, or will, inform ongoing positive change in their teaching practice.

Please share your experiences with the TER audience as part of this special event!

Whether you’ve explored a new technology, developed new approaches to learing design, gained a new appreciation for students’ perspectives and challenges, or otherwise found some positive change to your teaching practice to come from the past few months, then we want to hear from you!

Don’t worry if you’ve never recorded audio content for a podcast before. It’s easy! You’ll be emailed a guide on how to record good quality audio content with your smartphone or similar device once you complete the EOI below.


What: TER Teachmeet: What we’ve learnt so far

What do I need to do: Record either a 2 or 7 minute reflection on something you’ve learnt as a result of the remote learening experiences of 2020, and send it in to be included in the episode.

When: Submissions due by 15 July, 2020. Episode online 19 July, 2020.

How: Once you have recorded your presentation, please use this form to submit it to the podcast.

If you have any quetsions, please email info@terpodcast.com!