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Step Back and Let Young People Take The Lead with Laura Hill - PTE008

Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

Release Date: 12/15/2014

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In Episode 55, what matters in respect to explaining, making connections, and being efficient at an A or B grade level in maths? And how do we build students' skills in each area?

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In Episode 54, how can we challenge Eurocentrism in the maths classroom and value Indigenous knowledge? Plus, how can we use graphs to explore social justice issues, and cultivate mathematical thinking with our students.

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In Episode 53, taking the emphasis off the answer in maths, focusing on building meaning and connections rather than remembering rules, and using low floor, high ceiling rich maths tasks. Plus, we have lots of maths teaching resources to share.

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In Episode 52, how do our families mathematise us? How does maths at home compare to maths at school? And why are our cultures so important in maths classrooms?

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In Episode 51, young people are engaging with literature in ways that are quite different to prior generations. We’ll explore young adult fiction that reflects our students' lives, issues, and worlds. We'll also challenge the traditional literary canon along the way.

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In Episode 50, a chat with long-time LGBTI human rights activist Rodney Croome. We explore the lessons learnt from the early campaigns to legalise homosexuality, unpack why personal stories are key, and small target strategies a mistake. Plus, we zero in on the dangers of the 'religious freedom' movement.

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In Episode 49, making our schools' sites of liberation and resistance. Plus challenging the dominant narratives that blame individual students whilst giving scant attention to the social justice, and structural issues impacting on them.

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In Episode 48, we explore teaching in a western suburbs school, where students often face bigotry, and negative stereotyping based on their race, their religious beliefs, and where they live. Plus, we unpack how to expand students' ideas about being Muslim.

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More Episodes

They're moments that catch you unaware. Moments that surprise and delight you. 

When students stretch themselves in ways that you'd never have imagined, going far beyond what you thought possible.
 
In this episode: Challenging our views about young people.
 
We're letting go of the reins and pushing beyond the 'we know best', 'we'll show you' approaches with author, broadcaster and speaker Laura Hill.  
 
Laura has two children, Ava and Kayla, who managed to confound her time and time again. So much so that they're partners with Laura in the Family Business, and have contributed to a significant shift in how she works with young people.
 
That's not all though, we're also talking #WhatisSchool, a Twitter Chat that Laura co-founded with Craig Kemp. 
 
Plus we have the Lightning Round - where we're talking Risk, Courage and Edge. 
 
And to bring us home, a young John Lennon goes one up on his teachers in a Not to Be Missed Quote about Life, School and Happiness. 

Episode Highlights 

  • 1:37 - What makes Laura tick?
  • 2:13 - How Laura pushes outside her Comfort Zone
  • 4:08 - Letting young people Take the Lead - Letting go of Control
  • 6:00 - Capturing that youthful exuberance - Backing off our ego
  • 7:21 - Re-thinking what's possible for young people
  • 9:09 - Winning and Losing together
  • 10:23 - Stepping back and Adding Value
  • PBL = Problem or Project Based Learning
  • 12:53 - #whatisschool: The Twitter Chat - The Impact and How we might apply it in schools
  • 14:05 - The Lightning Round
  • 15:55 - Laura's Not to be Missed Quote 

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