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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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Mar 31, 2017

Pete (@mr_van_w) is amazed that there are teachers that still believe in learning styles and John (@jfcatto) tries to see the half-full cup in everyone and other "hippy nonsense".

 

 

Articles:

 

Pete: Letting Go of Learning Styles - Amber & Andy Ankowski

http://www.pbs.org/parents/expert-tips-advice/2016/03/letting-go-learning-styles/ 

John: Assuming Positive Intent - Laura Thomas

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/assuming-positive-intent-laura-thomas  

Mar 23, 2017

For a change John (@jfcatto) and Pete (@mr_van_w) bring in a couple of good news stories. Well kind of good news.

 

 

Articles:

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Students in Countries with High Religiosity Perform Lower in Science and Mathematics - Gijsbert Stoet & David Geary

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289617300247 

Why the Most Successful Students Have No Passion For School - Jihyun Lee

https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-most-successful-students-have-no-passion-for-school 

 

Pete: Students Today, Employees Tomorrow - Kristie Kellahan 

http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/students-today-employees-tomorrow-20170222-guj7aa.html 

 

Mar 17, 2017

At the end of a busy week for everyone:

John (@jfcatto) discusses the difference between coding thinking and thinking coding. Whilst Pete (@mr_van_w) bemuses slipping enrollment for private schools.  

Articles:

John: In Finland Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers - Emily Deruy

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/02/teaching-computer-science-without-computers/517548/ 

Honourable mention: @linjdaliukas http://www.helloruby.com/ 

Pete: Private Schools are losing their magnetic pull

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/private-schools-are-losing-their-magnetic-pull-20170313-guxfzr.html 

 

 

Mar 9, 2017

John (@jfcatto) questions whether we are using technology to substitute or redefine teaching methods and Pete (@mr_van_w) embraces International Women's Day by raising the issue of the lack of girls choosing to learn Science #womanoftheyear 

 

Articles:

John: Are We Innovating or Just Digitising Traditional Teaching - Beth Holland

https://www.edutopia.org/article/are-we-innovating-or-just-digitizing-traditional-teaching-beth-holland

 

Pete: Girls and Science a Dream Deferred - Ainissa Ramirez 

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/girls-and-science-dream-deferred 

Mar 2, 2017

Pete (@mr_van_w) critiques a woman he knows nothing about for doing the right thing and speaking up about problems in education and John (@jfcatto) imagines a scenario where we taught how to play baseball as inappropriately as we teach how to do Science. 

 

Articles:

Pete: The Way We Teach Our Children Is Truly Crazy - Elizabeth Farrelly @emfarrelly

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-way-we-teach-our-children-is-truly-crazy-20170223-gujyh1.html 

John: Why Isn't Science Class More Like Learning to Play Baseball? - Alison Gopnik

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/10/12/why-isnt-science-class-more-like-learning-to-play-baseball/ 

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