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John Catterson (@jfcatto) and Pete Whiting (@mr_van_w) are two Australian Flipped Educators. Together they talk education, pedagogy and current practice. Find more of Pete and John: Website - www.catfisheducation.com YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/MrCattersonScience YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/PWhiting
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May 25, 2017

Pete (@mr_van_w) is back and unsurprisingly primed for a rant despite feinting to the contrary. He then espouses the benefits of corporate-speak in the classroom. John (@jfcatto) discusses the complicated issue of specialty teachers in primary education.

Spoilers: Together the solve "Australia's Primary Challenge" #yourewelcome 

 

Articles:

Pete: Why My Classroom Needs A Mission Statement - Joel Speranza (@JoelBSperanza)

http://joelsperanza.com/classroom-practice/mission-statement/ 

 

John: Time For Teacher Educators to Step Up on Primary Specialisation - Jacqueline Magee (Learning First) 

https://learningfirst.com/blog/2017/5/15/australias-primary-challenge 

Affirmative: Should We Have More Specialist Teachers in Primary Education? - Greg Ashman

https://gregashman.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/should-we-have-more-specialist-teachers-in-primary-schools/ 

Negative: Secondary Science and Maths Teachers in Primary Schools are Not the Solution - Dr Charlotte Pezaro

https://cpezaro.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/specialist-science-and-maths-teachers-in-primary-schools-are-not-the-solution/ 

 

May 20, 2017

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) is busy, so John (@jfcatto) is carried through the podcast by first year teacher, colleague and regular listener Rich Watkins (@Cambourne26).  

 

Articles:
John: Where is the evidence to support differentiation? - Greg Ashman

https://gregashman.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/where-is-the-evidence-to-support-differentiation/ 

Rich: Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices - Lori Desautels 

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/brain-breaks-focused-attention-practices-lori-desautels 

 

 

May 11, 2017

In an episode discussing the dangers of taking absolute and polar opinion; Pete (@mr_van_w) talks about the Michaela School and the torrents of vitriol that are directed at the school and more importantly the staff. John (@jfcatto) presents a point of view that he surprisingly doesn't agree with.

 

Articles:

Pete: I reject your experiences and substitute my own - Mark Johnson (@markxsyst)

https://disengagededucator.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/i-reject-your-experiences-and-substitute-my-own/ 

John: Are Progressive Teaching Methods A Bit Like Fast Food? - Andy Warner

https://andywarner78.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/are-progressive-teaching-methods-a-bit-like-fast-food/  

May 4, 2017

Pete (@mr_van_w) continues talking about the politicisation of education on the release of Gonski 2.0. John (@jfcatto) brings to the podcast some hard evidence about the benefits of 1:1 computers in Science whilst trying not to mention the DER.

 

 

Articles:

Pete: "A range of articles that quote slightly different numbers"

 

John: Direct link between teaching and learning with laptops and HSC results in Biology, Chemistry and Physics - Simon Crook

http://www.aare.edu.au/blog/?p=2060 

 

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