In an uplifting episode of the podcast, John (@jfcatto) talks about some of the traits that can be found in the "best" and "worst" teachers. Pete (@mr_van_w) talks briefly about ways in which to get students to think in the classroom.
John: The 'Best' and 'Worst' Teachers, According to Reddit - Brenda Iasevoli
Pete: Cultures of Thinking: Project Zero - Ron Ritchardt
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Project Zero Sydney (#pzsyd)
Pete (@mr_van_w) highlights the lack of flexibility and possible victim blaming of school uniforms. John (@jfcatto) worries that exam stress may be completely unnecessary and pose little benefit to teaching and learning at a whole. Then Pete leaves everyone on a downer with a new study showing the worryingly high rate of teacher suicide.
Pete: My conservative school uniform does not protect me - Jacqueline Rousselot
John: Majority of teenagers have cried due to exam stress, poll finds
Pete: Primary school teachers' suicide rate nearly double national average, figures reveal - May Bulman
Pete (@mr_van_w) calmly deals with the downfall and reinstating of Healthy Harold before asking; what are we expected to teach at school? John (@jfcatto) then replaces the outdated concept of digital natives with three further tech subsets of modern students.
Pete: Australian 15-year-olds declining in financial literacy PISA report - Pallavi Singhal
John: Forget "digital natives." Here's how kids are really using the internet - Alexandra Samuel