Pete (@mr_van_w) is back and unsurprisingly primed for a rant despite feinting to the contrary. He then espouses the benefits of corporate-speak in the classroom. John (@jfcatto) discusses the complicated issue of specialty teachers in primary education.
Spoilers: Together the solve "Australia's Primary Challenge" #yourewelcome
Pete: Why My Classroom Needs A Mission Statement - Joel Speranza (@JoelBSperanza)
John: Time For Teacher Educators to Step Up on Primary Specialisation - Jacqueline Magee (Learning First)
Affirmative: Should We Have More Specialist Teachers in Primary Education? - Greg Ashman
Negative: Secondary Science and Maths Teachers in Primary Schools are Not the Solution - Dr Charlotte Pezaro
This week Pete (@mr_van_w) is busy, so John (@jfcatto) is carried through the podcast by first year teacher, colleague and regular listener Rich Watkins (@Cambourne26).
John: Where is the evidence to support differentiation? - Greg Ashman
Rich: Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices - Lori Desautels
In an episode discussing the dangers of taking absolute and polar opinion; Pete (@mr_van_w) talks about the Michaela School and the torrents of vitriol that are directed at the school and more importantly the staff. John (@jfcatto) presents a point of view that he surprisingly doesn't agree with.
Pete: I reject your experiences and substitute my own - Mark Johnson (@markxsyst)
John: Are Progressive Teaching Methods A Bit Like Fast Food? - Andy Warner
Pete (@mr_van_w) continues talking about the politicisation of education on the release of Gonski 2.0. John (@jfcatto) brings to the podcast some hard evidence about the benefits of 1:1 computers in Science whilst trying not to mention the DER.
Pete: "A range of articles that quote slightly different numbers"
John: Direct link between teaching and learning with laptops and HSC results in Biology, Chemistry and Physics - Simon Crook