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 #101 – Effective Classroom Practice with Glen Pearsall


Features: Teacher and Author Glen Pearsall discusses his approach to effective classroom practice, and how it integrates classroom and behaviour management, effective teaching and learning, and reducing teacher workload.

Maggie Hill from the Foundation for Young Australians discusses their recent New Work Order report series, exploring the future of work and the needs of education to help ensure students are prepared.


00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
05:33 FYA & Future of Work, with Maggie Hill

14:35 Glen Pearsall – Effective Classroom Practice

43:29 Quote & Sign Off

TER #099 – The Staffroom with Jane Caro – 17 Sept 2017


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Main Feature: Jane Caro talks about the production and outcomes of her recent ABC series, The Staffroom.

Regular Features: Dan Haesler explores the controversial Great Yarmouth Charter Academy’s student induction program; Cameron talks with Shane Duggan about the recently introduced suitability test for aspiring teachers in Victorian High Schools.

Links & Timecodes

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – TER 100
06:52 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

35:25 Victorian Teacher Test – Shane Duggan

56:22 Feature Intro
58:47 Feature Interview – Jane Caro

1:16:11 Announcements
1:17:04 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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Links and Timecodes:

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”.

Links & Timecodes:

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 #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