TER Teachmeet – What we’ve learnt so far

TERTM Learnt so far

Teachers Education Review · TER Live – Teachmeet. what we’ve learnt so far

In this 7th Anniversary episode, we present TER Teachmeet: What we’ve learnt so far. Educators reflect on their experiences and lessons learnt form the remote learning period of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timecodes and links:

00:00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
03:59 Steven Kolber – What I’ve Learnt
11:06 Ollie Lovell – What happens when we stop pushing?
13:12 Michael Jones – My Reflection
16:25 Heulwen Sweet – What I have learnt over the past 3 months
19:20 David Zyngier – What the Pandemic has taught us about disadvantage. And what we need to do to fix it.
27:39 Cameron Malcher – Unquestioned Assumptions
39:37 Monique Dali – PST and Mentoring
49:48 Olivier Elzingre – Language classes, what I’ve learned from recent events
57:46 David Hardie – Education Policy and Quantum Physics.
01:04:09 SIgn Off

TER Live – Teachmeet: Challenging Teacher Bashing


Teachers Education Review · TER Live – Teachmeet, Challenging Teacher Bashing

In this special TER Live episode we provide recordings from the online event, Teachmeet: Challenging Teacher Bashing, which weas originally organised as part of the Education and Democracy Summit.


00:00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
03:19 Event Opening – Steven Kolber and Keith Heggart
17:27 David Zyngier – What do teachers think about and understand democracy?
22:10 Stephy Salazar – Welcome to the New Teacher Tribe
29:08 Cameron Paterson – Democracy and Education
37:16 Jem Kolber – Democracy in Education – it starts in the classroom (my experience using socratic circles with high school students)
50:06 Ruth Smith – A democratic approach: the view through a lens of strengths
59:37 Bec West – Teacher bashing from within
01:10:08 Naomi Barnes – Social media, education and democracy: having a platform on the platforms
01:21:56 Deb Netolicky – Teacher expertise, voice and action
01:30:42 Polly Dunning – Martyrs and deadbeats: The dichotomy of demoralisation
01:39:35 Adrian Piccoli – The politics of teacher bashing – why it makes no sense
01:47:12 Jane Caro – Women’s Work
01:57:27 George Lilley – The Demise of Teacher Agency & Expertise – How?
02:06:59 Marc Pruyn – Centring Teachers and Communities through Transformative Citizenship Education
02:16:31 Sign Off


Links & Resources:

Zyngier, D (2012) Can teachers make a difference? Experimenting with, and experiencing, democracy in education.

Zyngier, D. (2012) Understanding the perspectives, experiences and perceptions of teachers in relation to democracy in education.

Zyngier, D. (2012) Re-Discovering Democracy: Putting action (back) into active citizenship and praxis (back) into practice.

Zyngier, D., Traverso, M.D., Murriello. A, (2105) Democracy will not fall from the sky.’ A comparative study of teacher education students’ perceptions of democracy in two neo-liberal societies: Argentina and Australia. Research in Comparative & International Education

Summaries of over 50 peer reviews of Hattie, etc- http://visablelearning.blogspot.com/

A focus on Teacher Agency-http://visablelearning.blogspot.com/p/teacher-agency.html



Have your say in TER Teachmeet: What we’ve learnt so far

TERTM Learnt so far

In the first half of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen schools, teachers and students pivot rapidly to curriculum delivered through remote learning strategies, and then almost just as quickly return to normal school operations, but without normal student attendance or curriculum requirements.

While this has undoubtedly been a stressful time for all involved, it has also been a time in which necessaity has driven invention and new learning, the benefits of which we seek to reflect on, record and share with the TER audience as part of this upcomming episode.

TER Teachmeet: What We’ve Learnt So Far invites school educators to share their reflections on something they’ve learnt from recent experiences that has, or will, inform ongoing positive change in their teaching practice.

Please share your experiences with the TER audience as part of this special event!

Whether you’ve explored a new technology, developed new approaches to learing design, gained a new appreciation for students’ perspectives and challenges, or otherwise found some positive change to your teaching practice to come from the past few months, then we want to hear from you!

Don’t worry if you’ve never recorded audio content for a podcast before. It’s easy! You’ll be emailed a guide on how to record good quality audio content with your smartphone or similar device once you complete the EOI below.


What: TER Teachmeet: What we’ve learnt so far

What do I need to do: Record either a 2 or 7 minute reflection on something you’ve learnt as a result of the remote learening experiences of 2020, and send it in to be included in the episode.

When: Submissions due by 15 July, 2020. Episode online 19 July, 2020.

How: Once you have recorded your presentation, please use this form to submit it to the podcast.

If you have any quetsions, please email info@terpodcast.com!