QUT Teacher Podclass is all about supporting teachers. Learn about the new ways teachers are leading the learning in our classrooms. Discover ways to manage career development and improve personal wellbeing. Hear about the research that's helping to create greater engagement in the classroom.
This insightful series is brought to you by the QUT Faculty of Education and hosted by Madonna King.
Welcome to Podclass season two
In season two, our education experts and host Madonna King are joined by real-world teachers and educators in conversations that will inspire and support your practice. In this trailer, we've condensed hours of chats down to a couple of minutes to give you a quick preview of the topics.
For the love of language
Language is at the heart of learning, no matter the subject. In a connected and diverse world, Dr Jennifer Alford thinks teachers have an opportunity to teach content in ways that can help all students, including students with English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D). Dr Alford is joined by QATESOL President and experienced EAL/D teacher Gae Nastasi to share tips on how language can be used to teach different content areas and enhance all students' learning.
Education in the digital age
Traditional classrooms are being transformed by technology. When it comes to digital learning, Dr Chris Blundell says the right strategies and tools can empower teachers to use technology in the classroom with confidence and success. Listen to Dr Blundell and Sue Suter from Brisbane Catholic Education share simple steps to help teachers, parents, and students explore the power of new learning and teaching tools.
Our land, our stories, our classrooms
As leaders in learning, teachers have a powerful opportunity to share the history and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with their students. Educator Alison Quin says that incorporating Indigenous perspectives in the classroom is a journey all schools and teachers can begin. In this episode, Alison explains the small steps teachers can take to start their journey, and the big impact this can have on enhancing students' respect for Indigenous cultures.
The right to voice
What happens when students are encouraged to have a say on matters important to them at school? Dr Jenna Gillett-Swan says that empowering students to be partners in their own learning can have a positive influence on their engagement and wellbeing. She's joined by teacher Mitchell Robertson who shares his own experience rolling out a successful school-wide wellbeing framework driven by student voices.
A picture paints a thousand thoughts
If art imitates life, how can students use it to respond to what's happening in the world around them? Dr Lyndal O'Gorman says that art can be a powerful tool for students to make sense of complex issues like climate change and sustainability. In this episode, Dr O'Gorman is joined by kindergarten director Dr Amanda McFadden to discuss how teachers can use art to help children and young people explore social and environmental issues.
Honoring your health and wellbeing-
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