In a disjointed partially lost episode; John (@jfcatto) criticises the practice of behavior charts as they sound crazy. Then realises that he basically does the same thing. Pete (@mr_van_w) then questions whether students should be able to question the relevance of learning. The answer is "yes and teachers should have an answer".
John: Tear Down Your Behavior Chart! - Lee Ann Jung and Dominique Smith
Pete: Five Ways to Help Student Find the Relevance in Your Lessons - Dan Jones
This week (a little late - soz about that) Pete (@mr_van_w) sits down with some very special guests to run through the many things that we learned at RESCon this year.
It was a great time and a good listen. Not so much on the audio quality - it's four friends sitting in a hotel room talking smack. Not in our usual podcast studio.
This week Pete (@mr_van_w) makes comment on an interview with Jane Caro by one of our AEON stable-mates.
John (@jfcatto) keeps us up to date on the developments in NSW Education and some recent comments made by the Honourable and Handsome Rob Stokes.
Pete: TER #118 Jane Caro on Education - Dan Haesler
John: New NSW teachers to require a credit average, 'superior' intelligence - Jordan Baker
New NSW curriculum on the way - Dominica Sanda
In an almost-full-episode-but-really-a-part-deux Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) discuss the comments made by everybody's second-favourite astrophysicist Professor Brian Cox about the broken education system. Comments that are obviously ludicrous and he has no right to make in the first place, according to edutwitter.
John: Stressed teenagers should think about Mars, not exams, says star physicist Brian Cox - Sian Griffiths