TER #107 – Implementing Educational Research with Tanya Vaughan – 04 Feb 2018

Main Feature: Dr Tanya Vaughan discusses implementation science, and outlines a framework for teachers to implement educational research as part of their teaching practice.

Regular Features: Off Campus – Dan Haesler explores the link between rising perfectionism and mental and emotional well being; Education in the news – Cameron considers the role of the media in promoting the increased commodification of education.


00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro – NAPLAN robot-marking halted

02:21 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

15:11 Commodification of education

30:48 Feature introduction
32:45 Interview – Dr Tanya Vaughan

59:05 Quote & Sign Off


TER #105 – Design Thinking as TPL with Lesley Henderson – 10 Dec 2017

Main Feature: Lesley Henderson from Flinders University discusses the use of Design Thinking as an approach to Teacher Professional learning.

Regular Features: Dan Haesler discusses teacher workload in Off Campus; Cameron discusses news stories about NAPLAN robot marking and recently released PIRLS results, as well as the future of the TER Podcast.


00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro
01:59 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

17:19 NAPLAN robot marking

21:48 PIRLS data shows growing divide

28:35 Feature Introduction
30:36 Lesley Henderson – interview

1:01:19 Announcements
1:06:36 Quote & Sign Off

TER #096 – The Michaela School (UK) with Katharine Birbalsingh – 23 July 2017


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Main Feature: In a special edition of Off Campus, Dan Haesler speaks with Katharine Birbalsingh, the Principal/Head Teacher of the controversial Michaela Community School in the UK.

Regular Features: Education in the News, Cameron reviews a story about mandatory student participation in Victorian school councils. Tom Gordon talks about his work as a science communicator for the University of Sydney, and his podcast, STEMpunk

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Student Voice and School Governance
18:22 Tom Gordon – STEMpunk Podcast

41:27 Feature Introduction
43:39 Dan Haesler – Off Campus

45:11 Katharine Birbalsingh – Interview
1:22:40 Comments
1:31:19 Announcements – TMWooly
1:31:50 Quote & Sign Off

TER #095 – 4th Anniversary Double Feature – 9 July 2017

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This is the 4th Anniversary of the teachers’ Education Review Podcast! To celebrate, we present 2 feature interviews. Dan Haesler presents a special feature edition of Off Campus, with UK educator & author Phil Beadle, talking about education on TV and other issues; Cameron interviews David Rutkowski from the Centre for Educational Management in Oslo about his recent publication, ‘The Global Education Race: Taking the measure of PISA and international testing”.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – 4 years of TER Podcast
05:43 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

08:36 Interview – Phil Beadle

34:36 Introduction – David Rutkowski

36:59 Interview – David Rutkowski
1:24:38 Thanks, Quote & Sign Off

TER #091 – Coaching and Teacher Professional Learning – 30 April 2017


Main Features: Tony Loughland discusses the role of coaching in Teacher Professional Learning, and proposes the idea that TPL and coaching could be considered part of a school’s ‘middle management’.

Cameron talks to Pete Whiting and John Catterson about their education podcast Teachers Talking Teaching.

Regular features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler talks about the importance of Mastery in student engagement and wellbeing; Education in the News, Cameron discusses the news that all states and territories have now withdrawn from online NAPLAN trials in 2017.

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Links & Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – NAPLAN Online trial cancelled

05:29 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

19:33 Teachers Talking Teaching – Podcasting & Flipped Learning

46:34 Feature intro

48:54 Interview – Tony Loughland

1:28:50 Vale Simon McKenzie


TER #090 – Transforming Schools with Michael Anderson – 16 April 2017



Main Feature: Michael Anderson talks about the ‘Four Cs’ of Education and how they can be used to transform schools, and return focus to learning as the centre of curriculum.

Regular Features: Cameron reviews recent news stories about the Qld. govt. withdrawing from the online NAPLAN trial, and the NSW Govt. rejection of their independent review of Special Religious Education.

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00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Ministerial Council Meeting

04:16 QLD withdraws from NAPLAN online

14:50 NSW rejects SRE inquiry findings

21:02 Feature intro

23:05 Interview – Michael Anderson

1:08:24 Announcements

1:08:57 Quote & Sign Off

TER #089 – Questioning ‘Evidence Based Practice’ with Charlotte Pezaro – 02 April 2017


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Main feature: Charlotte Pezaro discusses the implications and nuances of ‘Evidence Based Practice’, particularly as it applies to teaching.

Regular Features: Off Campus-Dan Haesler explores a model for managing change in schools; Listener Contribution-Tom from Victoria shares his experience of taking students to see Hidden Figures; Education in the News-Cameron discusses school catchment zones being used to boost property prices.

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Cast Away Awards

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07:51 Hidden Figures & Teaching Maths
10:15 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
24:52 Secondary Commercialisation of Education
40:48 Feature Introduction
41:25 Interview – Charlotte Pezaro

1:28:46 Quote & Sign Off