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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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Oct 31, 2017

Pete (@mr_van_w) asks six (well. five really) questions principals ask before getting on board with new EdTech. John (@jfcatto) brings in some tips for doing better PBL.

 

Pete: Six Things Principals Are Thinking When They Get Pitched Edtech - Sara Shenken-rich  

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-10-20-six-things-principals-are-thinking-when-they-get-pitched-edtech https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/17/ellen-van-neerven-indigenous-poet-abused-hsc-english-students

 

John: How to Make Sure That Project-based Learning is Applied Well in Schools - Thom Markham (@thommarkham)

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/12/02/how-to-make-sure-that-project-based-learning-is-applied-well-in-schools/  

 

Oct 20, 2017

After a huge day of flipping radness at Innaburra School, Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) recap the day and some of the take homes. 

 

 

Oct 19, 2017

Pete (@mr_van_w) get disappointed about the racist backlash after the HSC English exam. John (@jfcatto) asks us to look beyond the bare necessaties for 1:1 tech in the classroom. Pete then recounts a positive twitter chat he had about GBL and Gamification. Finally, he warns against teacher nostalgia idolising the students of past.

 

Pete: Indigenous poet Ellen van Neerven abused by year 12 English students - Michael McGowan

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/17/ellen-van-neerven-indigenous-poet-abused-hsc-english-students

 

John: Some blog post that he claims exists but has no proof of. 

 

Pete: The Danger of Teacher Nostalgia - Jennifer Gonzalez 

https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/teacher-nostalgia/

Oct 12, 2017

This week, Pete (@mr_van_w) talks about a Sydney school who has found that teaching philosophy increases primary students ability to verbalise higher order thinking. (Correction: Malabar is actually only "Shire-adjacent" #NotMyShire)  

 

"Comrade" John (@jfcatto) exposes "GOP" Pete's ulterior motive in  teaching student to code. 

 

Pete: Philosophy lesson lead to better behavior and marks in Sydney school - Pallavi Singhal

http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/philosophy-lessons-lead-to-better-behaviour-and-marks-in-sydney-school-20171005-gyusfj.html 

 

John: Tech's push to teach coding isn't about kid's success - it's about cutting wages - Comrade Ben Tarnoff

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/21/coding-education-teaching-silicon-valley-wages 

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