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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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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 25, 2018

In this episode of Teachers Talking Teaching - @jfcatto is on holiday and enjoying a country music festival. 

He's replaced by sometimes podcaster and always rad dude @Smedboule.

He and @mr_van_w go through all of the things that give them hope in the new teaching year while throwing some side shade at John because ... well why not.

Jan 18, 2018

At a time when teachers are preparing to go back to school John (@jfcatto) introduces eight questions for teachers to consider to ensure students are engaged and not just compliant.

Then (@mr_van_w) spends half a podcast discussing a discussion he heard on another podcast. #secondhander

Spolier/Disclaimer/Edit: Finally, John awkwardly defends an offhand comment he made disparaging a beloved educelebrity.

 

John: How to Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant - Katrina Schwartz

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/12/09/how-to-ensure-students-are-actively-engaged-and-not-just-compliant/

 

Pete: The EduChange Podcast: John Hattie - Luca Parry *sp

https://podtail.com/podcast/the-educhange-podcast/john-hattie/

 

Jan 11, 2018

Pete (@mr_van_w) highlights another (un)forseen problem with NAPLAN and the NSW Governments new HSC literacy benchmark.

John (@jfcatto) uses an article as an excuse to present his opinion on mobile phones in schools. 

 

Articles:
Pete: NAPLAN: 87 per cent of NSW Indigenous students need to resit tests - Pallavi Singhal

http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/naplan-87-per-cent-of-nsw-indigenous-students-need-to-resit-tests-20171211-h02ddu.html 

John: The idea of banning mobiles mobiles in schools is as daft as Canute attempting to hold back the tide - Bernard Trafford (@bernadtrafford)

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/idea-banning-mobiles-schools-daft-canute-attempting-hold-back-tide 

Jan 4, 2018

After a couple of weeks break. John (@jfcatto) goes on a deep dive into a review of the heavy theory of cognitive load.

Pete (@mr_van_w) flies a flag for little nerds and encourages teachers to listen without judging.  

 

Articles:

John: Cognitive Load Theory: Research That Teachers Really Need to Understand - Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation

https://www.cese.nsw.gov.au//images/stories/PDF/cognitive_load_theory_report_AA1.pdf

 

Pete: Song of Joy- Teaching Students to Love What They Love - Doug Robertson (@theweirdteacher)

https://hestheweirdteacher.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/song-of-joy-teaching-students-to-love.html 

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