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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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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 30, 2020

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) comes in with a new hot take; apparently Twitter might not be the pollyanna, ever positive, safe space we all thought it to be. 

Pete continues to claim that Education research and Cognitive Science may no be all it's cracked up to be and questions not only the Laws of Thermodynamics but perhaps the Five Fundamental Forces.

John (@jfcatto) manages to insult Pete whilst testing the limits of an audio medium by describing hand gestures that could be used in an classroom discussion, online or otherwise. 

 

50+ Resources for LGBTQIA Allies - Courtney Seiter

https://buffer.com/resources/lgbtqia-resources/

 

Teacher as Researcher - Marzano et al 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AnSpcXu9MdDBgZQ1HIwpCFMoTzqUV1wu/view

Using Hand Signals for More Equitable Discussion - Edutopia

https://www.edutopia.org/video/using-hand-signals-more-equitable-discussions

 

Tea and Consent - Blue Media 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8 

 

 

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Aug 23, 2020

Once again Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) jaw off about teaching adjacent topics like seating plans and youngsters accessing pornography. John explores the UK trad-prog divide, questioning Michael Gove's effect on the situation. Pete highlights a study showing most teachers want to be mentored beyond the usual induction training. 

 

'Drill and kill' for England's state schools while private sector goes progressive - Melissa Benn

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/aug/18/drill-and-kill-for-englands-state-schools-while-private-sector-goes-progressive

 

Nest generation mentoring : Supporting teachers beyond induction - Bressman, Winter, Efron

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0742051X17316608

 

 

Visit our website: https://www.catfish.education/

Email us feedback or suggestions: catfisheducation@gmail.com 

Read Pete's blog: https://mrvanw.com/

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/CatfishEducation

Buy some merch:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/CatfishEd/explore

Aug 17, 2020

John (@jfcatto) and Pete (@mr_van_w) generally meander around a conversation touching on; some news, coaching, viva voce and high stakes assessment stress. John then talks about some ways that teachers can talk less in the classroom. Pete then enlightens us about the ridiculousness of so called "pod schools".   

 

 

John: 8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more - Angela Watson

https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/8-ways-teachers-can-talk-less-get-kids-talking/

 

Pete: Pods, Microschools and Tutors: Can Parents Solve the Education Crisis on Their Own? - Melinda Wenner Moyer

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/22/parenting/school-pods-coronavirus.html

 

Watch KORN: https://youtu.be/3zPvfVmL0nE 

 

Visit our website: https://www.catfish.education/

Email us feedback or suggestions: catfisheducation@gmail.com

Read Pete's blog: https://mrvanw.com/

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/CatfishEducation

Buy some merch:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/CatfishEd/explore

Aug 7, 2020

This flexible reporting period; we check in with Pete (@mr_van_w) who has been diligently implementing the teaching strategies discussed from previous podcasts. We discuss the efficacy of vertical non-permanent surfaces as compared to horizontal non-permanent surfaces.

Pete expresses solidarity with the Police Force in their justifiably heavy handed dealing with Sovereign Citizens.  He continues to scoff at the treatment of these terrorist kooks, and unilaterally supports Officers of the Law and those who are here to protect us.

Completely, devoid of the predjudice. John (@jfcatto) reminds citizens to comply to law enforcement whilst still confirming their status. 

John (@jfcatto) continues to discuss retrieval practice and how it could be implemented in a learning environment. 

Slow chat: If you could build a learner profile that was used for admission to further education. What would it include? How would it out-compete the ATAR.

Remember: In every police interaction with state or federal police; confirm "Am I being detained?"

 

CogSciSci: Retrieval Practice in the Classroom

https://cogscisci.wordpress.com/2020/01/23/retrieval-practice-in-the-classroom-a-cogscisci-symposium/

 

How not to screw up retrieval practice - Adam Boxer

https://achemicalorthodoxy.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/how-to-not-screw-up-retrieval-practice/

Aug 3, 2020

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) discusses ways to explicitly teach problem solving to create a thinking classroom. He introduces John (@jfcatto) to the idea of "keep thinking questions" rather than "stop thinking questions" and students work on "vertical non-permanent surfaces".

 

Building a Thinking Classroom in Maths - Peter Liljedahl

https://www.edutopia.org/article/building-thinking-classroom-math

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