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… Continue reading Episode 42: Expert Chess Players and Mastery Learning
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… Continue reading Episode 41: Teaching Apprenticeships, Prequestions and Pete has another whinge about NAPLAN
Podcast Direct Link Nov 16, 2017 Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) love The Rock and facial hair. In fact, we love facial hair so much that if you click on the Movember link in the sidebar, that will take you to where you can donate to Joel Speranza’s Movember charity drive. Finally, John probes into… Continue reading Episode 40: Education Research vs Teaching and Supporting New Teachers
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… Continue reading Episode 38: Check Out PBL and Metacognition for Learning
Episode 01 of Teachers Talk Teaching in which John and Pete discuss the articles From Degrading to De-Grading by Alfie Kohn and Why Learning People Wince At Talk Of “Classroom Flipping” by Dr Joshua Kim.