In this episode of Teachers Talking Teaching - @jfcatto is on holiday and enjoying a country music festival.
He's replaced by sometimes podcaster and always rad dude @Smedboule.
He and @mr_van_w go through all of the things that give them hope in the new teaching year while throwing some side shade at John because ... well why not.
At a time when teachers are preparing to go back to school John (@jfcatto) introduces eight questions for teachers to consider to ensure students are engaged and not just compliant.
Then (@mr_van_w) spends half a podcast discussing a discussion he heard on another podcast. #secondhander
Spolier/Disclaimer/Edit: Finally, John awkwardly defends an offhand comment he made disparaging a beloved educelebrity.
John: How to Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant - Katrina Schwartz
Pete: The EduChange Podcast: John Hattie - Luca Parry *sp
Pete (@mr_van_w) highlights another (un)forseen problem with NAPLAN and the NSW Governments new HSC literacy benchmark.
John (@jfcatto) uses an article as an excuse to present his opinion on mobile phones in schools.
Pete: NAPLAN: 87 per cent of NSW Indigenous students need to resit tests - Pallavi Singhal
John: The idea of banning mobiles mobiles in schools is as daft as Canute attempting to hold back the tide - Bernard Trafford (@bernadtrafford)
After a couple of weeks break. John (@jfcatto) goes on a deep dive into a review of the heavy theory of cognitive load.
Pete (@mr_van_w) flies a flag for little nerds and encourages teachers to listen without judging.
John: Cognitive Load Theory: Research That Teachers Really Need to Understand - Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation
Pete: Song of Joy- Teaching Students to Love What They Love - Doug Robertson (@theweirdteacher)