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Teachers Talking Teaching

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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.comYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/MrCattersonScienceYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/PWhiting

Latest Episodes

TTT Episode 107: Master Teachers and Assessment Literacy

This week John(@jfcatto) wades through the Grattan Institute's mammoth report recommending the implementation of Instructional Specialists and Master Teachers. Pete (@mr_van_w) highlights the idea of Assessment Literacy for teachers and to question what inferences and conclusions can be made from assessments. John: Top teachers: sharing expertise to Improve teaching - Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann https://grattan.edu.au/report/top-teachers/ Pete: Needed: A Dose of Assessment Literacy - W James Popham http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar06/vol63/num06/Needed@-A-Dose-of-Assessment-Literacy.aspx

60 MIN3 d ago
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TTT Episode 107: Master Teachers and Assessment Literacy

TTT Episode 106: Liberty in Learning and Is HALT Worth The Effort?

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) ponders an interview from one of our our stable mates ERRR that makes him question how progressive is too progressive. John (@jfcatto) then discusses something close to his heart; teacher accreditation at the higher levels of Highly Accomplished Teachers (HAT) and Lead Teachers (LT). Pete: Education Research Reading Room #038: Peter Gray on the Freedom to Learn - Ollie Lovell https://www.ollielovell.com/errr/petergray/ John: Incentivising Quality: It will take more than just carrots to keep teachers in the classroom - Melanie Ralph https://lustreeducation.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/incentivising-quality-it-will-take-more-than-carrots-to-keep-teachers-in-classrooms/

60 MIN1 w ago
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TTT Episode 106: Liberty in Learning and Is HALT Worth The Effort?

TTT Episode 105: Teaching in the Media and A Parable on Discovery Learning

Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) return to the 2020 year with a rambling recap of their holidays. Pete identifies some of the obligatory media narratives that need to be trotted out at the start of another school year. John regales us with a parable illustrating the some of the nuances between Direct Instruction and Discovery Learning that are not taken into account by the quantitative studies Articles: Pete: I haven't even started teaching yet, but it's already cost me $700 - and I'm not alone - Ellen Wengert https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-24/starting-costs-graduate-teachers-in-the-classroom/11872676 What can parents do to help their child's teacher? A 'recovering' teacher's term one wishlist - Gabby Stroud https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-29/what-can-parents-do-to-help-their-childs-teacher/11902654 John: Discovery Learning Experiments - Georgios Zonnios https://georgios.blog/discovery-learning-experiments/

63 MIN2 w ago
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TTT Episode 105: Teaching in the Media and A Parable on Discovery Learning

TTT Episode 104: The Cost of Resilience and the Not-so-Great Equaliser

In another episode of the occasional podcast Teachers Talking Teaching John (@jfcatto) contemplates the the way in which schools and society frame resilience to children, particularly the ones that need it most. Pete (@mr_van_w) then discusses the equity of the HSC and subsequent university admission system. John: Rethinking 'resilience' and 'grit' - Alissa Quart https://www.bostonglobe.com/2019/11/09/opinion/rethinking-resilience-grit/ Pete: In defence of the HSC - Blaise Joseph https://www.cis.org.au/commentary/articles/in-defence-of-the-hsc/ The Sins of the Father - Pran Patel https://theteacherist.com/2019/11/10/the-sins-of-the-father/

34 MIN2019 NOV 29
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TTT Episode 104: The Cost of Resilience and the Not-so-Great Equaliser

TTT Episode 103: Praising Generalists and The Motivation for Innovation

Another haphazard release finds Pete (@mr_van_w) just returned from ResCon in Brisbane where he was inspired by a presentation to go back to the work of John Dewey. John (@jfcatto) then is impressed by a innovative school but worried about how the motivations affect future implementation. Pete: John Dewey on How to Find Your Calling, the Key to a Fulfilling Vocation, and Why Diverse Interests Are Essential for Excellence in Any Field - Maria Popova https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/10/20/john-dewey-democracy-and-education-calling/ John: Kelvinside Academy open Nuvu Innovation School- Jody Harrison (@jodeharrisonHT) https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17961074.kelvinside-academy-opens-nuvu-innovation-school/

33 MIN2019 OCT 25
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TTT Episode 103: Praising Generalists and The Motivation for Innovation

TTT Episode 102: Students Don't Like (Active) Learning

In a triumphant return-from-hiatus episode John (@jfcatto) and Pete (@mr_van_w) make history by bringing so such synergy to the table that they that they have read the same article. Students don't like the brain-sweats because it hurts their head. Unfortunately, learning is hard. Articles: Pete: Study shows students in 'active learning' classrooms learn more than they think - Peter Reuell https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/09/study-shows-that-students-learn-more-when-taking-part-in-classrooms-that-employ-active-learning-strategies/ John:Study shows students in 'active learning' classrooms learn more than they think - Peter Reuell https://phys.org/news/2019-09-students-classrooms.html

30 MIN2019 SEP 13
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TTT Episode 102: Students Don't Like (Active) Learning

TTT Episode 101: Personalised Learning and Student Evaluation of Teaching

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) are back and a bit more upbeat. Pete did a viva voce and really dug it. John discusses Personalised Learning and some peoples worries about privacy of third party companies from Silicon Valley. Pete raises questions of the conduct of student evaluations of teaching, how much credence we put in student opinions and how those opinions can be implicitly biased. Articles: John: The Messy Reality of Personalized Learning - E. Tammy Kim https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/the-messy-reality-of-personalized-learning Pete:Students evaluation of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors - Anne Boring, Kelly Ottoboni and Phillip B. Stark https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/02/04/student-evaluations-of-teaching-gender-bias/ On Shame and 'Daring Classrooms': We Need to Fix Systems, Not Kids - Christina Torres https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/intersection-culture-and-race-in-educat...

46 MIN2019 AUG 9
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TTT Episode 101: Personalised Learning and Student Evaluation of Teaching

TTT Welcome to the club

This is just a quick little episode as a welcome to those new to the profession. It's the best job in the world but it's challenging. Glad to have you on board. Stay shiny Pony Boy!

7 MIN2019 JUL 30
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TTT Welcome to the club

TTT Episode 100: Gamified Colonialism and Teaching is Hard in Australia

Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) have finally made Episode 100. Crack out a bottle of champagne and lets' celebrate... actually scrap that this one is a super downer. Listener discretion is advised. Pete, a proud Kamilaroi man, gets super angry and about a teacher gamifying their classroom using the framework of colonialism. John then brightens the day with new study from the OECD that finds that Australian teachers are have higher workload and more administration. Pete: Gamifying settler colonialism - Benjamin Doxtdador (@doxtdadorb) https://www.longviewoneducation.org/gamifying-settler-colonialism/ John: Australian teachers have higher workloads, fewer resources: OECD report - EducationHQ News https://au.educationhq.com/news/60602/australian-teachers-have-higher-workloads-fewer-resources-oecd-report/ The Herd ft. L-FRESH the LION - 77% (live for Like A Version) https://youtu.be/StORD4EgvWY

51 MIN2019 JUL 26
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TTT Episode 100: Gamified Colonialism and Teaching is Hard in Australia

TTT Episode 99: Teaching Like Magic and Reading About Yourself

This week/fortnight/month Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) barely manage to get an episode out with John on the editing decks. He's pretty rubbish. John ruminates on a listener comment and laments the perceived goal of edupreneurs of aiming bigger and not wasting their life in the classroom. Pete regales us with the link between teaching and magic and his admiration for Penn and Teller. Romance, precision and generalisation. Then John finishes up with a teacher who has put together a African-american book list so that little black boys and girls can read abut themselves. Articles: John: Breaking Good: Ex-Chemistry teacher becomes a billionaire - Venus Feng https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/breaking-good-ex-chemistry-teacher-becomes-a-billionaire-20190613-p51x5t.html Pete: Teaching: Just Like Performing Magic - Jessica Lahey https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/what-classrooms-can-learn-from-magic/425100/ John:Black Kids Like Reading About Themselves - Dw...

52 MIN2019 JUL 2
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TTT Episode 99: Teaching Like Magic and Reading About Yourself

Latest Episodes

TTT Episode 107: Master Teachers and Assessment Literacy

This week John(@jfcatto) wades through the Grattan Institute's mammoth report recommending the implementation of Instructional Specialists and Master Teachers. Pete (@mr_van_w) highlights the idea of Assessment Literacy for teachers and to question what inferences and conclusions can be made from assessments. John: Top teachers: sharing expertise to Improve teaching - Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann https://grattan.edu.au/report/top-teachers/ Pete: Needed: A Dose of Assessment Literacy - W James Popham http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar06/vol63/num06/Needed@-A-Dose-of-Assessment-Literacy.aspx

60 MIN3 d ago
Comments
TTT Episode 107: Master Teachers and Assessment Literacy

TTT Episode 106: Liberty in Learning and Is HALT Worth The Effort?

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) ponders an interview from one of our our stable mates ERRR that makes him question how progressive is too progressive. John (@jfcatto) then discusses something close to his heart; teacher accreditation at the higher levels of Highly Accomplished Teachers (HAT) and Lead Teachers (LT). Pete: Education Research Reading Room #038: Peter Gray on the Freedom to Learn - Ollie Lovell https://www.ollielovell.com/errr/petergray/ John: Incentivising Quality: It will take more than just carrots to keep teachers in the classroom - Melanie Ralph https://lustreeducation.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/incentivising-quality-it-will-take-more-than-carrots-to-keep-teachers-in-classrooms/

60 MIN1 w ago
Comments
TTT Episode 106: Liberty in Learning and Is HALT Worth The Effort?

TTT Episode 105: Teaching in the Media and A Parable on Discovery Learning

Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) return to the 2020 year with a rambling recap of their holidays. Pete identifies some of the obligatory media narratives that need to be trotted out at the start of another school year. John regales us with a parable illustrating the some of the nuances between Direct Instruction and Discovery Learning that are not taken into account by the quantitative studies Articles: Pete: I haven't even started teaching yet, but it's already cost me $700 - and I'm not alone - Ellen Wengert https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-24/starting-costs-graduate-teachers-in-the-classroom/11872676 What can parents do to help their child's teacher? A 'recovering' teacher's term one wishlist - Gabby Stroud https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-29/what-can-parents-do-to-help-their-childs-teacher/11902654 John: Discovery Learning Experiments - Georgios Zonnios https://georgios.blog/discovery-learning-experiments/

63 MIN2 w ago
Comments
TTT Episode 105: Teaching in the Media and A Parable on Discovery Learning

TTT Episode 104: The Cost of Resilience and the Not-so-Great Equaliser

In another episode of the occasional podcast Teachers Talking Teaching John (@jfcatto) contemplates the the way in which schools and society frame resilience to children, particularly the ones that need it most. Pete (@mr_van_w) then discusses the equity of the HSC and subsequent university admission system. John: Rethinking 'resilience' and 'grit' - Alissa Quart https://www.bostonglobe.com/2019/11/09/opinion/rethinking-resilience-grit/ Pete: In defence of the HSC - Blaise Joseph https://www.cis.org.au/commentary/articles/in-defence-of-the-hsc/ The Sins of the Father - Pran Patel https://theteacherist.com/2019/11/10/the-sins-of-the-father/

34 MIN2019 NOV 29
Comments
TTT Episode 104: The Cost of Resilience and the Not-so-Great Equaliser

TTT Episode 103: Praising Generalists and The Motivation for Innovation

Another haphazard release finds Pete (@mr_van_w) just returned from ResCon in Brisbane where he was inspired by a presentation to go back to the work of John Dewey. John (@jfcatto) then is impressed by a innovative school but worried about how the motivations affect future implementation. Pete: John Dewey on How to Find Your Calling, the Key to a Fulfilling Vocation, and Why Diverse Interests Are Essential for Excellence in Any Field - Maria Popova https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/10/20/john-dewey-democracy-and-education-calling/ John: Kelvinside Academy open Nuvu Innovation School- Jody Harrison (@jodeharrisonHT) https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17961074.kelvinside-academy-opens-nuvu-innovation-school/

33 MIN2019 OCT 25
Comments
TTT Episode 103: Praising Generalists and The Motivation for Innovation

TTT Episode 102: Students Don't Like (Active) Learning

In a triumphant return-from-hiatus episode John (@jfcatto) and Pete (@mr_van_w) make history by bringing so such synergy to the table that they that they have read the same article. Students don't like the brain-sweats because it hurts their head. Unfortunately, learning is hard. Articles: Pete: Study shows students in 'active learning' classrooms learn more than they think - Peter Reuell https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/09/study-shows-that-students-learn-more-when-taking-part-in-classrooms-that-employ-active-learning-strategies/ John:Study shows students in 'active learning' classrooms learn more than they think - Peter Reuell https://phys.org/news/2019-09-students-classrooms.html

30 MIN2019 SEP 13
Comments
TTT Episode 102: Students Don't Like (Active) Learning

TTT Episode 101: Personalised Learning and Student Evaluation of Teaching

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) are back and a bit more upbeat. Pete did a viva voce and really dug it. John discusses Personalised Learning and some peoples worries about privacy of third party companies from Silicon Valley. Pete raises questions of the conduct of student evaluations of teaching, how much credence we put in student opinions and how those opinions can be implicitly biased. Articles: John: The Messy Reality of Personalized Learning - E. Tammy Kim https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/the-messy-reality-of-personalized-learning Pete:Students evaluation of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors - Anne Boring, Kelly Ottoboni and Phillip B. Stark https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/02/04/student-evaluations-of-teaching-gender-bias/ On Shame and 'Daring Classrooms': We Need to Fix Systems, Not Kids - Christina Torres https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/intersection-culture-and-race-in-educat...

46 MIN2019 AUG 9
Comments
TTT Episode 101: Personalised Learning and Student Evaluation of Teaching

TTT Welcome to the club

This is just a quick little episode as a welcome to those new to the profession. It's the best job in the world but it's challenging. Glad to have you on board. Stay shiny Pony Boy!

7 MIN2019 JUL 30
Comments
TTT Welcome to the club

TTT Episode 100: Gamified Colonialism and Teaching is Hard in Australia

Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) have finally made Episode 100. Crack out a bottle of champagne and lets' celebrate... actually scrap that this one is a super downer. Listener discretion is advised. Pete, a proud Kamilaroi man, gets super angry and about a teacher gamifying their classroom using the framework of colonialism. John then brightens the day with new study from the OECD that finds that Australian teachers are have higher workload and more administration. Pete: Gamifying settler colonialism - Benjamin Doxtdador (@doxtdadorb) https://www.longviewoneducation.org/gamifying-settler-colonialism/ John: Australian teachers have higher workloads, fewer resources: OECD report - EducationHQ News https://au.educationhq.com/news/60602/australian-teachers-have-higher-workloads-fewer-resources-oecd-report/ The Herd ft. L-FRESH the LION - 77% (live for Like A Version) https://youtu.be/StORD4EgvWY

51 MIN2019 JUL 26
Comments
TTT Episode 100: Gamified Colonialism and Teaching is Hard in Australia

TTT Episode 99: Teaching Like Magic and Reading About Yourself

This week/fortnight/month Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) barely manage to get an episode out with John on the editing decks. He's pretty rubbish. John ruminates on a listener comment and laments the perceived goal of edupreneurs of aiming bigger and not wasting their life in the classroom. Pete regales us with the link between teaching and magic and his admiration for Penn and Teller. Romance, precision and generalisation. Then John finishes up with a teacher who has put together a African-american book list so that little black boys and girls can read abut themselves. Articles: John: Breaking Good: Ex-Chemistry teacher becomes a billionaire - Venus Feng https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/breaking-good-ex-chemistry-teacher-becomes-a-billionaire-20190613-p51x5t.html Pete: Teaching: Just Like Performing Magic - Jessica Lahey https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/what-classrooms-can-learn-from-magic/425100/ John:Black Kids Like Reading About Themselves - Dw...

52 MIN2019 JUL 2
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TTT Episode 99: Teaching Like Magic and Reading About Yourself
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