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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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Nov 30, 2017

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) hate-reads a blog post in which traditionalist takes psychological research out of context to prove a point and uses metaphors that don't make any sense. 

John (@jfcatto) shares a fantastic resource from the NSW Department of Education (DEC) and Evidence for Learning. After questioning what the C in DEC might stand for goes through one of their research summaries on Mastery Learning, which may make the "slight" improvement of 150% teaching efficiency. 

 

Pete: Novices use thinking skills. Experts use knowledge. - Adrian Cotterell 

http://adriancotterell.com/index.php/2017/10/09/novices-use-thinking-skills-experts-use-knowledge/ 

 

John: Mastery Learning - Evidence for Learning

http://www.evidenceforlearning.org.au/toolkit/mastery-learning/ 

Nov 23, 2017

In this episode, Pete (@mr_van_w) kick off at yet another downfall in the implementation of NAPLAN and the failings of useful data at a local level.

John (@jfcatto) doesn't mind the concept of Teach for America/Australia but thinks it sound a bit like a cult of poor implementation.

Pete then backs up with an article by friend of the show Steve Griffiths (@sciencesteveg) about research into pre-questioning enhancing retention of content in flipped videos. 

Next week: The premiere of John and Pete's new podcast where they discuss what Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson might talk about if he had a podcast 

 

 

Pete: 

NAPLAN has done little to improve student outcomes - Radhika Goror 

https://theconversation.com/naplan-has-done-little-to-improve-student-outcomes-86049 

 

John:

I Quit Teach for America - Olivia Bloomfield

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/09/i-quit-teach-for-america/279724/ 

 

Pete: 

Doe Pre-questioning Improve Learning - Steve Griffiths

http://flglobal.org/does-pre-questioning-improve-learning/ 

Nov 16, 2017

Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) love The Rock and facial hair.

Finally, John probes into the disconnect between education research and classroom practitioners and perhaps the need for education communicators. 

Then, Pete talks about how new teachers should be built and supported rather judged and weeded out.  

 

John: Why don't teachers use education research in teaching? - Paul Maclellan

https://eic.rsc.org/analysis/why-dont-teachers-use-education-research-in-teaching/2010170.article 

 

BTW: Flipped Learning is pretty much a waste of time

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/exclusive-flipped-learning-leads-small-progress

 

Pete: Why Jessica quit teaching: She'd given her heart and soul to those kids but the SLT didn't think it was enough - Thomas Rogers

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/why-jessica-quit-teaching-shed-given-her-heart-and-soul-those-kids 

Nov 9, 2017

John (@jfcatto) looks at some practical tips to share with your students for engaging in "targeted study" rather than busy work. 

Pete (@mr_van_w) tells us about a new show coming to PBS next year that teaches preschoolers meta-cognition and computational thinking.

 

John: "How do I study?" Deliberate Practice in Exam Revision - Melinda Roberts

https://xavier.vic.edu.au/xavier/content/%E2%80%9Chow-do-i-study%E2%80%9D-deliberate-practice-exam-revision 

 

Pet: PBS Show Will Teach Preschoolers to Think Like a Computer - Jenny Abamu

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-07-03-new-pbs-show-will-teach-preschoolers-how-to-think-like-computers  

Nov 2, 2017

John (@jfcatto) looks at the difference between good PBL and sending kids off to look stuff up on the internet. Pete (@mr_van_w) how teaching metacognition can help students learn and then goes on an unrelated rant.  

 

John: Why every teacher should look into PBL - Alice Leung (@aliceleung)

https://aliceleung.net/2017/01/26/why-every-teacher-should-look-into-project-based-learning/amp/ 

 

Pete: The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement - Chris Fadel and others

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/10/the-role-of-metacognition-in-learning-and-achievement/ 

 

Also if You're Keen: Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians

http://www.curriculum.edu.au/verve/_resources/National_Declaration_on_the_Educational_Goals_for_Young_Australians.pdf 

 

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