TER Topics – Literacy & Phonics

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This episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #068 and #086 of the TER Podcast.

First, Stewart Riddle talks about literacy in the classroom, then Misty Adoniou discusses phonics and literacy, and issues with the proposed mandatory year 1 phonics assessment.


00.00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
01:32 Interview – Stewart Riddle
37:26 Interview – Misty Adoniou
1:05:16 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 #104 – Makerspaces & Curriculum with Michelle Jensen – 26 Nov 2017

Main Feature: Michelle Jensen discusses Makerspaces, what they are, how to build them, and how to use them to achieve curriculum outcomes in a range of subject areas.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses the importance of goals in education; Education in the News, Cameron explores the issue of standardised testing and current debate about mandatory phonics testing.

Timecodes – Links coming soon

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro – AARE17 conference
02:44 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
17:23 Goals, Values and Culture
23:17 Standardised Testing and Phonics
39:22 Feature Introduction
41:28 Interview – Michelle Jensen
1:17:10 Quote & Sign Off

TER #103 – Having hard conversations with Jennifer Abrams – 12 Nov 2017


Features: Communications Consultant, Jennifer Abrams, talks about issues of communicating in schools and ways to approach hard conversations in the workplace. Daniel Cohen and Amy Cotton come on to discuss their new educational podcast, Rate E for Educational, that looks at teaching through the lens of popular cinema.

Time codes (links coming soon)

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 NSW P&C call for delay of NAPLAN online
06:27 Rated E for Educational
26:51 Feature Intro
29:08 Interview – Jennifer Abrams
1:09:00 Quote & Sign Off


TER #102 – Holistic Education and Gifted Children with Prof Kirsi Tirri – 29 Oct 2017


Main Feature: Prof Kirsi Tirri from the University of Helsinki discusses holistic education and its role in delivering education to support gifted learners within a comprehensive education system.

Regular features: Off Campus with Dan Haesler – Dan reflects on the experience of seeing education system directors walk out of a conference after the opening speeches; Education in the News – Cameron reviews the open letter regarding the Leading Learning 4 All resources – Western Australia walks back a significant element of its Independent Public Schools model.

Links & Timecodes

00.00 Opening Credits

01:31 Intro – AEON.net.au

03:19 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

11:57 Leadership, culture & visibility

14:52 Leading Learning 4 All

25:00 WA Independent Public Schools

36:35 Feature Introduction

38:41 Interview Prof Kirsi Tirri

1:18:54 Announcements

1:19:25 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 #100 – TeachMeet TER 100! – 1 Oct 2017


This is it! The 100th episode of the Teachers’ Education Review (if you ignore all the other episodes).

To celebrate, we’ve created TeachMeet TER 100! A podcast made up of contributions and presentations from members of the TER community – many of whom you’ve heard on previous episodes, plus some newcomers joining us for the first time.

Timecodes (links to follow:)

00.00 Opening Credits

00.21 Intro – TER 100!

01:51 Blogging – Aaron Davis @mrkrndvs

07:16 Gamification – Pete Whiting @P_van_W and John Catterson @JFcatto

15:26 Communicating with Parents & Carers – Elizabeth Saunders @E_R_Saunders

22:02 Teaching Vocabulary – Mark Johnson @Markxsyst

27:36 Voice Care – Amy Cotton @Amycottonteach

35:16 Student Action & Authenticity – Nick Jackson @largerama

40:50 Nuturing Democracy in Schools – Darcy Moore @darcy1968

47:53 Who Mentors the Mentor? – Yasodai Selvakumaran @yasodaiselva

52:42 Distributed Practice & Retrieval Practice – Ollie Lovell @ollie_lovell

1:03:05 Theory – Jon Andrews @obi_jon_

1:10:31 Leadership for Beginning teachers – Stephy Salazar @stephygsalazar

1:17:59 Coaching – Andrea Stringer @stringer_andrea

1:26:18 Delivering your personal best – Matt Esterman @Mesterman

1:34:12 Acknowledgements

1:35:52 Final Thought – Australian Education Podcasting