TTT Episode 69: Education Against The Machine and Note Taking Technology

A return to form for Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto).

Pete highlights another one of his blog posts based on his experiences at CONASTA. He considers the seemingly misfitted keynotes for the audience and the value of "outsiders" on the education conversation. 

John discusses ways to train students to effectively use technology for taking notes within the classroom.     

 

Pete: Education to feed the economic machine - Mr Van W

https://mrvanw.com/2018/08/06/education-to-feed-the-industrial-machine/

 

John: Note Taking With Technology - Beth Holland

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/the-4ss-of-note-taking-beth-holland 


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TTT Episode 68: Action Research, Box Ticking and ECT Advice

In this barely-an-episode-filler John (@jfcatto) introduces the idea of conducting an Action Research to demonstrate standards of teaching. Something we may be hearing him bang on a bit more over the next year or so. 

Pete (@mr_van_w) checks the TTT mailbox (teacherstalkingteaching@gmail.com) and answers some questions from Early Career Teacher Uten.

But this all gets a bit short, it was an insane day at school and interuptions were plenty. So we added an exclusive interview with Max. It's the single greatest thing I've ever done - you should check it out (he's on the last 15 minutes).


Read more at http://teacherstalkingteaching.libsyn.com/ttt-episode-68-action-research-box-ticking-and-ect-advice#qzo2k49ku6S1W5VS.99

TTT Episode 67: Teacher-Centered education and the role and value of educators

Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) mispronounce some words and take a guess at some acronyms that they probably should know but apparently don't. 

Eventually John looks at a great article about education being more "teacher-centred". Insofar as that education should primarily support teachers to do their job and do their job well. 

Pete then reflects on a blog post where he reflected on the keynotes from the recent ConASTA 67. He questions the purpose of teaching Science in School and who Science Educator should be looking up to as role models. 

 

John: Schools should be more teacher centred - Tom Sherrington

https://teacherhead.com/2016/06/12/schools-should-be-more-teacher-centred/ 

 

Pete: Teachers - you da real MVP - Pete (@mr_van_w) 

https://mrvanw.com/2018/07/23/teachers-you-da-real-mvp/ 

 

For anyone interested it is: Light Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory 


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TTT Episode 66: Learning Styles, Drugs, Money and Doctors

A milestone episode: One tenth the number of The Beast \m/  

John (@jfcatto) examines the alluring yet non-demonstrable concept f VARK Learning Styles. A beautiful and empowering theory that doesn't seem to hold water.

The boys spruik Mini Gear as a scaffolded STEM PBL project. 

Pete (@mr_van_w) addresses some issues that have had him thinking recently. Including; talking to students about drug amidst changing legalities and modes of testing, teachers struggling to self-fund resources for their classroom, and when to schedule routine doctor appointments. 

We've also included the Machines PBL project below but here is the link.

John: The Myth of 'Learning Styles' - Olga Khazan @olgakhazan

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-myth-of-learning-styles/557687/ 

 

Mini Gear

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNZMEiM-ZMYmEk2CG3mr1_Q 

 

Pete: Talking about drugs

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/legal-experts-call-for-changes-to-nsw-roadside-drug-testing-advice/news-story/8c81656a6a287eb95380f1816838781f 

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/hybrid-learning-tools-for-digital-native/3327814/   (@MrsLoeschen)

https://www.gofundme.com/new-teacher-supply-drive   (@MsJachymiak)

 

 

TTT Episode 65: Paring Away the Guff in Teaching and Supporting early career teachers

Pete (@mr_van_w) asks "What subject specific skills does your subject have that are transferable to all disciplines?"

Pete looks for some balance in an article from Jo Facer (@jo_facer) (formerly?) of the Michaela Community School. Highlighting the benefits of Consistency for students and Sustainability for teachers.

John (@jfcatto) looks at a few of the things school leaders can do to support Early Career Teachers. Providing they are guided in sustaining the tireless job of teaching in the first place.  

Tips to teachers: Here a twitter thread for Early Career Teachers to check out. "Be inspired but not pressured"  

 

 

Pete: We Should Teach All Students, in Every Discipline, to Think Like Scientists - Peter Salovey 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/we-should-teach-all-students-in-every-discipline-to-think-like-scientists/ 

 

We Have Overcomplicated Teaching: Research Ed 2016 - Jo Facer

https://readingallthebooks.com/2016/09/17/we-have-overcomplicated-teaching-research-ed-2016/

 

John: Five things that work in early teacher' development - Cat Scutt

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/five-things-that-work-in-teachers-early-career-development/ 

 

Tips To Teachers: (@TeachMrReed)

https://twitter.com/TeachMrReed/status/1008771902578593793 


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TTT Episode 64: Marking and Reporting Techniques to Foster an Emphasis on Growth

In a effort to avoid writing report John (@jfcatto) relates some different teachers ideas on how to encourage students to learn from their mistakes in when returning exams. He also links this to an article on how to write a clutter free marking rubric.

Pete (@mr_van_w) drinks the Cult-of-Dweck kool-aid and tells the story of a school who use "report assemblies" to highlight areas for growth and setting tangible goals.  

John: Your Rubrik is a Hot Mess; Here's How to Fix It- Jennifer Gonzalez (@cultofpedagogy)

https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/single-point-rubric/ 

http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2014/10/single-point-rubric.html

 

Pete: Metacognitive Reflection at Report Card Time - Julie Nariman (@julienariman) 

https://www.edutopia.org/article/metacognitive-reflection-report-card-time 


 

TTT Episode 63: Indigenous languages and how to like your class

In the middle of a busy term John (@jfcatto) and Pete (@mr_van_w) manage to squeeze in a quick podcast with crappy sound quality.  

Pete lauds Central West teacher Aaron Ellis for teaching Wiradjuri as the compulsory Year 7 and 8 language class at Young High School. 

John explains clear steps to "like a class". Perhaps highlighting some useful steps even if the sentiment could be considered flawed. 

 

Pete: Wiradjuri Language Taught at Young High School - Aaron Ellis (not the actual article)

https://www.hilltopsphoenix.com.au/wiradjuri-language-taught-young-high-school/ 

 

John: How to Like a Class - StrictlyPositiveTeaching

https://strictlypositiveteaching.org/2018/04/05/how-to-like-a-class/ 


http://teacherstalkingteaching.libsyn.com/ttt-episode-63-indigenous-language-and-steps-to-like-a-class#QLr43MbiwtMaQqRv.99

 

TTT Episode 61: Literacy and Numeracy All for Infants and the Downsides to Teaching to the Test

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) talks about Malcolm Roberts' idea to restrict K-3 teaching to cover only Literacy/English and Maths/Numeracy. By his reasoning, these concepts are mostly interchangable and isolated to any context. Pete has other thoughts.

 

John (@jfcatto) looks at the difference between item teaching and curriculum teaching. Apparently one is good for students learning and the other raises school results. Unsurprisingly, Pete thinks that  one of these is more important than the other. 

 

Pete: Malcolm Roberts Academic Review 

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/gonski-academic-review-a-turning-point-in-australian-education/news-story/cd55f77d7c6c0783393b6e3cfeb53286 

 

John: Why Teaching to the Test is Educational Malpractice - Steven Singer

https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2016/11/03/why-teaching-to-the-test-is-educational-malpractice/ 

http://teacherstalkingteaching.libsyn.com/ttt-episode-61-literacy-and-numeracy-all-for-infants-and-the-downsides-to-teaching-to-the-test