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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: June, 2017
Jun 20, 2017

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.   

 

 

Articles:

John: The 'Best' and 'Worst' Teachers, According to Reddit - Brenda Iasevoli

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2017/06/the.html 

 

Pete: Cultures of Thinking: Project Zero - Ron Ritchardt 

http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/cultures-of-thinking 

via Ryan Gill (@ryanagill) & Carla Gagliano (@carlagagliano)

Project Zero Sydney (#pzsyd)

Jun 8, 2017

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.  

 

Articles:

Pete: My conservative school uniform does not protect me - Jacqueline Rousselot

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/my-conservative-school-uniform-does-not-protect-me-20170601-gwhtvj.html 

 

John: Majority of teenagers have cried due to exam stress, poll finds

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/majority-teenagers-have-cried-due-exam-stress-poll-finds 

 

Pete: Primary school teachers' suicide rate nearly double national average, figures reveal - May Bulman

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/primary-school-teachers-suicide-rate-double-national-average-uk-figures-a7635846.html 

Jun 1, 2017

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 John (@jfcatto) then replaces the outdated concept of digital natives with three further tech subsets of modern students.   

 

Articles:

Pete: Australian 15-year-olds declining in financial literacy PISA report - Pallavi Singhal

http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/australian-15yearolds-declining-in-financial-literacy-pisa-report-20170523-gwbqem.html 

 

John: Forget "digital natives." Here's how kids are really using the internet - Alexandra Samuel

http://ideas.ted.com/opinion-forget-digital-natives-heres-how-kids-are-really-using-the-internet/ 

 

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