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Teacher Magazine (ACER) Teacher Magazine (ACER)

    • Education
    • 4.3 • 32 Ratings

Podcast by Teacher Magazine (ACER)

    Teacher Staffroom Episode 21: All about wellbeing

    Teacher Staffroom Episode 21: All about wellbeing

    You might’ve noticed we’ve been placing a real emphasis on wellbeing at Teacher recently. We’ve looked at new research into student wellbeing, resilience, and launched a new publication dedicated to educator wellbeing outside of the classroom.
    Like all episodes of Teacher Staffroom, we'll take you through these topics, along with other noteworthy stories. We'll also be posing some questions throughout this podcast, so feel free to pause the audio as you go, gather some colleagues and discuss together how these stories could be relevant to your school context.
    Host: Dominique Russell
    Sponsor: Charles Sturt University

    • 10 min
    The Research Files Episode 63: School library census with Dr Katherine Dix

    The Research Files Episode 63: School library census with Dr Katherine Dix

    We recently brought you news of an Australian study showing that having a qualified teacher librarian on staff is associated with improved student literacy outcomes. Those findings stem from a 2019 census commissioned by the School Library Association of South Australia and carried out by a team from the Australian Council for Educational Research. The wide-ranging survey collected data on school library staffing, facilities, funding, and support, and as you’ll hear, researchers also carried out a review of every school website. The findings have been published in the report School libraries in South Australia: 2019 Census. Lead author, ACER Senior Research Fellow Dr Katherine Dix, is our guest today. We’ll be discussing the importance of school libraries, some of the different models being used by schools, provision in primary and secondary, and in different locations, and the connection (or disconnection) between the value leaders place on their library and its representation on the school’s public-facing website.

    • 23 min
    Teaching Methods: Blended learning at the School of Now

    Teaching Methods: Blended learning at the School of Now

    We’re talking about blended learning. It’s an approach adopted by the School of Now – that’s a program launched in 2019 to broaden subject choice for students from two schools in the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, New South Wales, and connect them with expert teachers. It’s grown since then of course, and it’s fair to say it came into its own during the COVID-19 school shutdown. Our guest is Maura Manning, Director of Learning in the diocese. We’ll be talking about how the blended learning model operates at the School of Now, what it means for teachers and teaching, the focus on equity of access, and how students are supported – both online and at their home schools.

    • 26 min
    Teacher Staffroom Episode 20: School improvement initiatives

    Teacher Staffroom Episode 20: School improvement initiatives

    Changing school practices means everyone working together – leaders, teachers, support staff, students, parents and the wider community – toward the goal of improving outcomes for students, including their levels of achievement and wellbeing. At Teacher, we’ve heard plenty of inspiring school improvement stories, and in today’s episode we're going to take you through some recent highlights.
    Like all episodes of Teacher Staffroom, we’ll take you through these topics, along with other noteworthy stories. We’ll also be posing some questions throughout this podcast, so feel free to pause the audio as you go, gather some colleagues and discuss together how these stories could be relevant to your school context.
    Host: Dominique Russell
    Sponsor: Bank First

    • 10 min
    The Research Files Episode 62: Teacher adaptability

    The Research Files Episode 62: Teacher adaptability

    Teachers are asked to respond to new and uncertain situations all the time – from keeping abreast of curriculum and subject knowledge updates to making quick pivots when a lesson isn’t quite going according to plan. Our topic for this episode is teacher adaptability and our guest is Dr Rebecca Collie – a DECRA Fellow and Scientia Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education at UNSW. Dr Collie and colleagues recently published a paper in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education, on their study into adaptability among science teachers in schools across eight countries. We’ll be talking about the study findings, and the research around teacher adaptability. We’ll also talk about the link between teacher adaptability and self-confidence, behaviour management and student self-efficacy. And, there’ll be some recommendations for school leaders in there around the importance of professional learning communities.
    Host: Jo Earp
    Guest: Rebecca Collie
    Sponsor: Bank First

    • 24 min
    School Improvement Episode 28: Refocusing teaching and learning

    School Improvement Episode 28: Refocusing teaching and learning

    In today’s episode we're joined by Principal Elizabeth Humphries and Assistant Principal Nicole Wilson from East Derwent Primary School in Tasmania. Since 2018, they’ve been on a journey of school improvement which has seen significant progress in student engagement and achievement, as well as staff retention and teacher welfare.
    We’ll discuss the steps they’ve taken which have resulted in suspensions at the school decreasing by 75 per cent and fewer staff members leaving the school. A big part of this journey has been the school’s involvement in a Tasmanian Department of Education initiative called Refocus Teaching and Learning, which will be explained in much more detail later on in the episode.
    Host: Dominique Russell
    Guests: Elizabeth Humphries, Nicole Wilson
    Sponsor: Bank First

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

DiliLobb ,

Interesting topics but terrible sound

This is a very valuable podcast and it suitable for beginning teachers and very experienced teachers. Unfortunately the sound quality is so bad that I can’t listen to it. I’m surprised that they haven’t fixed this problem. The interviewer also seems very inexperienced. I’ve unsubscribed.

Penguin205 ,

Poor sound quality

Every teacher should listen to this podcast. Even though the sound quality is so poor that it's nearly impossible to listen. Please improve the sound!

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