TTT Episode 45: Striving for Engagement and Discussing John Hattie

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… Continue reading TTT Episode 45: Striving for Engagement and Discussing John Hattie

Episode 43: Cognitive Load Theory and Letting Nerdy Kids Be Nerdy Kids

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. The episode: http://teacherstalkingteaching.libsyn.com/episode-43-cognitive-load-theory-and-letting-nerdy-kids-be-nerdy-kids  Articles: John: Cognitive Load Theory: Research That Teachers Really Need to Understand – Centre for… Continue reading Episode 43: Cognitive Load Theory and Letting Nerdy Kids Be Nerdy Kids

Episode 42: Expert Chess Players and Mastery Learning

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

Episode 41: Teaching Apprenticeships, Prequestions and Pete has another whinge about NAPLAN

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

Episode 40: Education Research vs Teaching and Supporting New Teachers

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