TER’s Top 5 in 2017!


As 2017 draws to a close, here are the top 5 TER podcast episodes of the past year, judged by number of downloads between January 1st and December 31st, 2017!

In 2017 TER episodes have been played or downloaded 66,494 times.

That’s a total of 169,985 plays/downloads over our 4 and a half years of podcasting!

Thank you to everyone who has listened to and shared our episodes throughout the year, and especially our subscribers who keep coming back each fortnight.

While our main (and intended) audience remains in Australia, we’ve found listeners in over 50 countries [that’s the most will let us see]. The USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand fill out the list of the top 5 countries of TER podcast listeners.

While this list starts with number 5, which was played 1,986 times, the 10th most played episode had 1,843 plays, and the 15th episode had 1,735 – and No 15 was only released in November!

Now, on to the top 5 most played episodes in 2017… Continue reading

TER #065 – The Safe Schools Program with Sally Richardson – 06 Mar 2016



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Main feature: With the Safe Schools Program receiving a lot of attention and criticism, we spoke to Sally Richardson, National Program Director for the Safe Schools Coalition to get a better understanding of what the program involves and how it operates in Australian schools.

Regular features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler outlines some key principles to maintaining balance; Cameron and Corinne discuss news about a recent education funding deal; Cameron and Corinne discuss issues relating to LGBTIQ youth in schools.

Links and Timecodes:

00.00 – Opening Credits
01:19 – Intro
10:22 – Off Campus with Dan Haesler
21:30 – Australian School Funding
37:19 – LGBTIQ students in schools
55:30 – Feature Introduction
58:11 – Interview – Sally Rishardson, Safe School Coalition
1:17:45 – Discussion
1:26:52 – Announcements
1:33:01 – Quote and Sign Off

TER #056 – Roleplay-based Pedagogy with James Witchard – 18 Oct 2015

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Main Feature: As a teaching tool, Roleplay offers a way for students to engage personally and emotionally with learning activities. James Wictahrd has been researching and implementing

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler talks about ways to improve Professional learning in schools; Spotlight on Special Education, Tim Connell discusses Positive Behaviour, Intervention and Supports (PBIS); Reports: Corinne talks about her recent visit to the Microsoft Office in Sydney; Cameron provides a snapshot of the recent Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. Continue reading

TER #035 – Teaching Critical Thinking with Dr. Steven Novella – 16 Nov 2014

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Main Feature: Dr. Steven Novella speaks about Critical Thinking. What it is, how to teach it, and the potential benefits to individuals and societies that value critical thinking.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler talks about 5 ways to Wellbeing; Education in the news, Cameron and Corinne talk about the Victorian State Election and the University cheating scandal; AITSL’s Teacher Feature, teachers talk about the Australian teaching Standards; Mystery Educator, new puzzle! Continue reading

TER #034 – Australian Curriculum Review – 02 Nov 14

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Main Feature: Cameron speaks with three Australian academics about the final report on the review of he Australian Curriculum. Dr. Nicole Mockler from the University of Newcastle talks about the broader issues of curriculum, Dr. David Zyngier from Monash University talks about the review process and the political and cultural issues raised in the report, and Dr. Michael Anderson from the University of Sydney talks about The Arts in the Australian Curriculum.

Regular Features: NEW FEATURE! Listener feedback returns with teachers sharing their insights on last episodes main feature; Dan Haesler proposes four key questions to ask of teachers in ‘Off Campus’; Teachers talk about the teachers who impacted on their own lives in AITSL’s Teacher Feature; Cameron reflects on issues of Equity and Access to education in Education in the News.

Do you have an opinion you’d like to share? The join in the conversation! Discussions continue each fortnight on Voxer. Install the app, then contact Cameron or Corinne to be added to the group. Continue reading

TER #033 – Jenny Luca on Digital Literacy and 21st Century Learning – 19 October 2014

Main Feature: In an interview recorded at EduTech 2014, Corinne speaks with Jenny Luca about digital literacy and 21st Century Learning.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler explores issues related to teacher professional learning; Education in the News, Cameron and Corinne talk about the latest issues of the past fortnight; AITSL’s Teacher Feature, teachers discuss their most effective professional learning experiences; Mystery Educator; Announcements.

Did you enjoy the episode? The join in the conversation! Discussions continue each fortnight on Voxer. Install the app, then contact Cameron or Corinne to be added to the group.

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TER #032 – Richard Gerver on Effective Educational Leadership – 5 Oct 2014

Main Feature: Cameron speaks with Richard Gerver, British educator, speaker and author of “Creating Tomorrow’s Schools, Today” about his experiences leading transformative change in a British public school.

Regular Features: Off Campus with Dan Haesler, Dan discusses his insights from his recent trip to SIngapore; Education in the News, global conflict affecting schools and the issue of teaching values and ethical issues in schools; AITSL’s Teacher Feature, teachers discuss the things they’d like to change about education; Mystery Educator Competition – new clue!

00:00 – Opening Credits

01:19 – Intro: World Teachers’ Day

05:26 – Off Campus with Dan Haesler: “Postcard from Singapore”

12:50 – Education in the News

30:36 – AITSL’s Teacher Feature

34:13 – Main Feature: Interview with Richard Gerver

01:30:18 – Mystery Educator Competition

01:31:11 – Announcements

01:32:14 – Quote and Sign off