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John Catterson (@jfcatto) and Pete Whiting (@mr_van_w) are two Australian Flipped Educators. Together they talk education, pedagogy and current practice.


Find more of Pete and John:
Website - www.catfisheducation.com
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/MrCattersonScience
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/PWhiting

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    • 4.6 • 53 Ratings

John Catterson (@jfcatto) and Pete Whiting (@mr_van_w) are two Australian Flipped Educators. Together they talk education, pedagogy and current practice.


Find more of Pete and John:
Website - www.catfisheducation.com
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/MrCattersonScience
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/PWhiting

    Episode 134: Proper late night energy on the pod.

    Episode 134: Proper late night energy on the pod.

    Hey in this episode Pete (@mr_van_w) and Shawtima (@shawtimasmiles) talk about:
    Stuff. Not gonna lie, there’s some late night energy going on here and Pete ended up spending a considerable amount of time unwell this week (hence the late ep). But here we are.
    Here is Stile for our Science teacher friends: https://stileapp.com/login no add here but check it out. It’s genuinely useful. Tell them Pete and Shawtima sent you, they won’t care.
    We come back to some things that we’ve been talking about and trying, to let you know how they went.
    Then there are some articles. Shawti talks about this article on the Conversation
    https://theconversation.com/the-proposed-new-maths-curriculum-doesnt-dumb-down-content-it-actually-demands-more-of-students-162088
    Go us. Anyway, I’m going back to bed til I feel better.
    Also, join Pete on Pokemon GO! His trainer number is 1783 2412 6146. For real, do it. He plays and sends gifts daily.
    Support the podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/CatfishEducation, it really really helps us keep this regular.
    Stay Shiny Pony Boy!

     

     


     

     

     



     


     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 133: Sad Teacher Daddy

    Episode 133: Sad Teacher Daddy

    Hey in this episode Pete (@mr_van_w) and Shawtima (@shawtimasmiles) talk about:
    In this episode we share a win at school with an indigenous program at our nation’s peak STEM body, CSIRO. 
     
    We delve into Mastery Learning and Education Systems, particularly around the online platform setup by Sal Khan. We also look at the
     
    In another win for the Aboriginal Australians we discuss the modern usage of Aboriginal pedagogy in the classroom at Higher Education levels and High School. Also, why it’s important to value our culture … but you know, that’s obvious.
     
    We also look at some listener feedback and the icky feelings data can leave. We looked at the #Edureading article that lined up so well accidentally with podcast 132
     
    Podcast: People I (Mostly) Admire
    Steven Levitt
     
    Episode 22. Sal Khan: “If It Works for 15 Cousins, It Could Work for a Billion People.”
     
    The ‘doublethink’ of data: educational performativity and the field of schooling practices by Ian Hardy and Steven Lewis
     
    Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/CatfishEducation 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    TTT Episode 132: Not Pretty, But Pretty Useful

    TTT Episode 132: Not Pretty, But Pretty Useful

    Hey in this episode Pete (@mr_van_w) and Shawtima (@shawtimasmiles) talk about:
    Thinking Routines (Headlines) and how they've adapted them to suit what they want to do in the classroom.
    We talk ever so briefly about the authoritarian rise of the Flipped Teacher in an article from Times Higher Education.
    We talk in more depth about the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning that is going on at Pete’s school - The Central West Leadership Academy. This is from the book Dive into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement (non-affiliate link - as if they’d pay us).
    Then Shawtima gets real misogynistic, and focuses on the work of a dude while talking about a book written primarily by a female educator (Lynn D Sharratt) and other work by Michael Fullan. To be fair, Pete was mostly distracted by what he thought was Shawtima’s insane Trad ramblings of rankings but then it all came good.
    Also, join Pete on Pokemon GO! His trainer number is 1783 2412 6146. For real, do it. He plays and sends gifts daily.
    Support the podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/CatfishEducation, it really really helps us keep this regular.
    Stay Shiny Pony Boy!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    TTT Episode 131: ADHD Squared

    TTT Episode 131: ADHD Squared

    Pete (@mr_van_w) is back with the original Shiny Educator, Shawtima (@ShawtimaSmiles). 
    It's time to introduce some changes, to the podcast but also not really. Mostly, it's the same nonsense you already love.
    Pete and Shawti are talking about all sorts of stuff in this episode. For example, Dungeons and Dragons in schools for students who are either neurodivergent or need social skills.  We also cover Student Leadership, and getting kids good.
    Also we @JoelBSperanza); Courtney (@ComfortDisturb) and Rich (@cambourne26) 
    #StayshinyPonyBoy #KissthehomiesGoodnight
    Visit our website: https://www.catfish.education/
    Email us feedback or suggestions: catfisheducation@gmail.com 
    Read Pete's blog: https://mrvanw.com/
    Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/CatfishEducation
    Buy some merch:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/CatfishEd/explore

    • 1 hr 2 min
    TTT Episode 130: Women's Day and Testing What We Value

    TTT Episode 130: Women's Day and Testing What We Value

    Pete (@mr_van_w) shares how his school celebrated International Women's Day and discusses some of the considerations to running genuine activities and conversations.  
    John (@jfcatto) then looks at some Biesta's functions of education and the need for having a conversations about what we value in education.
     
    Good education in an age of measurement: On the need to reconnect with the question of purpose in education - Gert Biesta
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/41529875_Good_Education_in_an_Age_of_Measurement_On_the_Need_to_Reconnect_with_the_Question_of_Purpose_in_Education
     
    Jared Cooney Horvath - What is the purpose of Education
    https://youtu.be/3BEjnXS6DXg
    Tea and Consent - Blue Seat Studios
    https://youtu.be/pZwvrxVavnQ 
    How to Put on a Sock
    https://youtu.be/06kT9yfj7QE
     
    Visit our website: https://www.catfish.education/
    Email us feedback or suggestions: catfisheducation@gmail.com 
    Read Pete's blog: https://mrvanw.com/
    Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/CatfishEducation
    Buy some merch:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/CatfishEd/explore
     

    • 57 min
    TTT Episode 129: Aboriginal Education By Everyone and The Politics of Professional Development

    TTT Episode 129: Aboriginal Education By Everyone and The Politics of Professional Development

    This week Pete (@mr_van_w) shares a resource and encourages non-indigenous people to get involved in Aboriginal education and teaching Aboriginal perspectives. John (@jfcatto) then has a whine about the effects of politics on professional development opportunities. 
     
    Educator Resource: 'But I am NOT ABORIGINAL I don't know how to do this stuff!' - Amy Thunig (@amythunig)
    https://thebabyacademic.com/2018/09/07/but-i-am-not-aboriginal-i-dont-know-how-to-do-this-stuff/
     
    Stop the political meddling: Who is really setting education policy in NSW -  Marco Cimino (@MrMCimino)
    https://educationhq.com/news/stop-the-political-meddling-who-is-really-setting-education-policy-in-nsw-88829
     
     
     
    Visit our website: https://www.catfish.education/
    Email us feedback or suggestions: catfisheducation@gmail.com 
    Read Pete's blog: https://mrvanw.com/
    Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/CatfishEducation
    Buy some merch:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/CatfishEd/explore

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

SuzeM2018 ,

Great podcast for new teachers

I love this podcast. As a new teacher, listening to the ‘welcome to the club’ message was so good as many teachers have told me not to smile until Easter which does not come naturally. I can’t wait to get to know the kids so thanks guys for all the chatting and advice. We are listening!

MunkyJam ,

Fun time and radness

These two are the best looking and most rad podcasters this side of the great divide!

zomojo ,

Ed research with LOLs

A bit of banter, some reflection on class practice and an educational article or two. Keep it coming guys- I look forward to each weekly dose. It's great to have something high-school based, Aussie and instantly relatable.

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