TER #094 – Inquiry Learning & Gifted Students with Jim Watters – 25 June 2017



Main Feature: Jim Watters from QUT outlines the use of Inquiry Learning to engage and extend gifted students, while also offering differentiated learning for mixed ability classes; Jennifer Jolly, chair of the upcoming World Conference on Gifted and Talented Education.

Regular Features: Education in the News, Bronwyn Hinz from the Mitchell Institute discusses their recent report on the costs of missed educational opportunities in Australia.


00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Schools Funding
06:20 Bronwyn Hinz – Mitchell Institute Reporet
20:34 Feature introduction
22:38 Interview – Jim Watters
1:04:05 Interview – Jennifer Jolly
1:14:36 Quote & Sign Off

TER #093 – Growth Mindset with Carol Dweck – 11 June 2017



Main Feature: In this episode, Dan Haesler interviews Carol Dweck, the researcher behind the concept of Growth Mindset, and asks about the uses, abuses and misunderstandings of mindset in schools.

Regular Features: Education in the news – Careers Australia College collapses; School hours and parent’s commutes

Links & Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Gonski funding update

03:04 Careers Australia college collapses

09:03 School hours and parent’s work

16:27 Feature Introduction

19:10 Interview – Carol Dweck

53:26 Announcements Future Episodes

56:04 Quote & Sign Off

TER Live #014 – TeachMeet at the House



This episode presents select recordings from TeachMeet House, held on  May 2017 at the Sydney Opera House.

Special thanks to Andrea Stringer for organising this event and inviting us along to record these presentations.

00.00 Opening Credits
00:21 Intro – TER Live 14
01:48 Welcome to TM at the House
02:23 Frank Newman – Programs for teachers & students
13:53 Nigel Coutts – Thinking & Mathematics
19:40 Jake Little – Utilising video tutorials to maximise student work time
26:22 Phillip Cooke – What if we mix up the HSC
37:14 Michelle Jensen – Authentic learning to add value to student outcomes
53:26 Kathleen O’Rourke – Professional Learning…Don’t Come Easy
1:04:04 Belinda Faulkner – Why? Soft skills
1:09:42 Stephy Salazar – Let the kids adventure
1:14:59 Yvette Lewington – Making your mark
1:19:57 Simon Crook – The dos and don’ts of doing a PhD
1:26:34 Judy Anderson – Leading change in schools through STEM education
1:34:21 Close of event
1:35:17 Thanks and 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.

Links and Timecodes

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

TER #087 – The Teaching & Learning Toolkit with Tanya Vaughan and Janet Clinton – 5 March 2017

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Main Feature: Dr Tanya Vaughan and Professor Janet Clinton talk discuss the Teaching and learning Toolkit, which provides summaries of education research to identify the impact and cost of various teaching and school management strategies.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler questions online discussions about research in education; Education in the News, What impact do minimum wage shave on student learning? and Cameron discusses recent reports of schools that exclude students from exams in order to maintain higher results.

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Timecodes & Links

00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Gonski Campaign Bus

06:18 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

16:58 Students and Minimum Wages

23:21 Excluding students for school reputation

34:55 Feature Introduction

37:34 Feature Interview – Dr Tanya Vaughan and Prof. Janet Clinton

1:08:43 Discussion

1:20:11 Quote & Sign Off