TER #130 – Equity in Education with Adrian Piccoli – 17 March 2019


Main Feature: Adrian Piccoli discusses equity in education, and provides some insights from his new book, 12 ways your child can get the best out of school.

Main Features: Off Campus – Dan Haelser questions the nature of the role of Principal in schools; Cameron reviews the issue of play in schools and considers the implications for teachers.


00:00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro
07:12 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
14:08 Play in Education
31:44 Feature introduction
34:49 Interview – Adrian Piccoli
01:01:57 Announcements

TER #128 – Teachers and Social Media with Stewart Riddle – 17 Feb 2019


Main Feature: Dr Stewart Riddle discusses issues facing teachers engaging in social media, and questions the notion of who gets to speak on behalf of teachers.


00:00 Opening Credits
01:31 Students protest climate change
10:44 Feature Introduction
12:39 Interview – Stewart Riddle

52:29 Sign Off & Closing Credits

TER #126 – LGBTI+ Youth in Schools with Benjamin Law – 21 Jan 2019


Main Feature: Benjamin Law shares his experience of being a gay teenager in an Australian school.

Regular Features: Marco Cimino discusses his podcast Oh the Humanities! (and Social Sciences), Cameron discusses a UK study on managerialism and teacher professional identity and well-being.


00:00 Opening Credits

01:31 Intro

02:19 Marco Cimino – Interview

10:17 Managerialism and teacher well-being


26:00 Feature Introduction

28:01 Benjamin Law – Interview

50:41 Sign off & Credits

TER #125 – A STEM Teacher’s Journey with Murray Henstock – 6 Jan 2019


Main Feature: Murray Henstock shares his personal journey into teaching STEM and researching motivation and learning, and shares examples of his work running STEM projects in schools.

Education in the News: Cameron examines what’s been said, and not said, regarding entry standards into education degrees.

00:00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro
02:14 Education in the News
13:22 Feature Introduction
13:59 Interview – Murray Henstock
53:32 Sign Off

TER’s Top 5 in 2018!



2018 has been a smashing year for the TER podcast, hitting a record high number of subscribers and downloads, with the number of downloads in 2018 accounting for nearly 50% of the total over the podcasts five-and-a-half year history!

We were once again runners-up in the Australian Podcast Awards, and because of the work of the award organisers, TER was added to the Australian Film and Sound Archive!

Thank you to all of the guests, contributors, and, of course, listeners, who have supported the TER podcast on its continued journey and growth. We look forward to bringing you more interesting educational content in 2019.

For now, here are the 5 most popular episodes from 2018…


1. TER #110 – A conversation with Sir Ken Robinson – 1 April 2018



2. TER Topics – Project Based Learning



3. TER #108 – ACARA’s Literacy and Numeracy Progressions with Hilary Dixon – 18 Feb 2018



4. TER #113 – Undertaking a research degree while teaching – 27 May 2018



5. TER #112 – Perspectives on Gonski 2 – 13 May 2018