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Episode 38: Check Out PBL and Metacognition for Learning

Teachers Talking Teaching

Release Date: 11/02/2017

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Teachers Talking Teaching

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto reflect on current events and discuss the duty and tactics for addressing issues of race within our classes.   They also answer the cross platforms listener mailbags and announce an exciting new line of merch.     Merch:

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Unfortunately, due to technical issues last weeks episode will ever be lost in the ether. Obviously our Patreon subscribers will be able to hear John's half of the episode. However, for the rest of us Pete and John discuss online learning and the motivation for the design of the current online learning experience. They also use this time to answer a few listener question.    Dylan Williams - Pose Pause Pounce Bounce  Jess: Classroom hours slashed for teaching students to avoid educator shortage - Adam Carey   Please keep sending in your questions, comments and doubtful...

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TTT Episode 113: We Lost an Episode and Mostly Just Banter show art TTT Episode 113: We Lost an Episode and Mostly Just Banter

Teachers Talking Teaching

Unfortunately, due to technical issues last weeks episode will ever be lost in the ether. Obviously our Patreon subscribers will be able to hear John's half of the episode. However, for the rest of us Pete and John discuss online learning and the motivation for the design of the current online learning experience. They also use this time to answer a few listener question.    Dylan Williams - Pose Pause Pounce Bounce  Jess: Classroom hours slashed for teaching students to avoid educator shortage - Adam Carey   Please keep sending in your questions, comments and doubtful...

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TTT Episode 111: Connecting with Your Class Online and What Matters in Online Learning show art TTT Episode 111: Connecting with Your Class Online and What Matters in Online Learning

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Pete and John are back to start another term, different from one they have ever started before. Pete suggests some ways we can build relationships with students despite being physically separated. John explores some of John Hattie's thoughts on online learning.    Pete: Connecting with students in the online classroom - Reach Out   John: Visible Learning Effect Sizes When Schools Are Closed: What Matters and What Does Not - John Hattie

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As COVID-19 continues to spread uncontrolled around the world,  Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) return to the bubble, soon to be their own private bubbles. They discuss the imminent cessation of face-to-face teaching and the move to an online learning environment.   Pete: Mr Corona/Covid-19 plea to Admin everywhere - Pete Whiting (@mr_van_w)  John: Online Learning in the Time of a Pandemic: What it is, What It Isn't - Joel Speranza (@JoelBSperanza)    Awkward PSA chats with the Education Minister  

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This week John (@jfcatto) returns to his lane and focuses on effecting change in the classroom through different directed questioning techniques. Then, Pete (@mr_van_w) considers the challenge of teachers' teaching out of their field of expertise. John: No hands up: Rethinking questioning techniques - Daniel Beech (@MrDBeech)   Pete: “From Weakness to Strength: Turning the challenge of ‘out of field’ teaching into a team that thrives” by Yasodai Selvakumaran.    Other stuff: Do We Really Need Baby Boomers? - CollegeHumo[u]r   "Too strong for you...

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This week Pete (@mr_van_w) laments the extra workload caused by menial tasks that have no benefit to the teacher or the students but are mandated within schools or systems. New contributor Shawtima (@ShawtimaSmiles) invites us to join her on her quest to improving her workflow and taking some of the power back. John (@jfcatto) comments on a report written by an idiot, who somehow managed to get a job as chair of a committee, that doesn't even garner support from the members of the committee. Also - who knew John would know what Dementors are?   Pete: The Pedagogical Dementors - Sarah...

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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   Pete: Needed: A Dose of Assessment Literacy - W James Popham  

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

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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    John: Incentivising Quality: It will take more than just carrots to keep teachers in the classroom - Melanie Ralph

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

Teachers Talking Teaching

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    John: Incentivising Quality: It will take more than just carrots to keep teachers in the classroom - Melanie Ralph

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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 Metacognition in Learning and Achievement - Chris Fadel and others

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/10/the-role-of-metacognition-in-learning-and-achievement/ 

 

Also if You're Keen: Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians

http://www.curriculum.edu.au/verve/_resources/National_Declaration_on_the_Educational_Goals_for_Young_Australians.pdf