92 episodes

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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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

    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
    TTT128 Dear John

    TTT128 Dear John

    Hi TTT Family,
    No John this week so I thought I'd reflect a little on life and my new schools for you.
    Enjoy,
    Pete
    @mr_van_w

    • 23 min
    TTT Episode 127: Do Learning Pods Work and Ruling Over the Room

    TTT Episode 127: Do Learning Pods Work and Ruling Over the Room

    This week John (@jfcatto) checks in to see how "Learning Pods" worked out. Are they the silver bullet to combatting school shutdowns? (Spoilers: No). 
    Pete (@mr_van_w) read a couple of books. One he likes and one he doesn't like so much. 
     
    Articles: Learning Pods Show Their Cracks - Ronda Kaysen 
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/style/learning-pods-pros-and-cons.html
     
    Democracy in Education - John Dewey
    https://allenbolar.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/dewey-democracy.pdf
     
    Running the Room - Tom Bennett (@tombennett71)
    https://www.ollielovell.com/errr/tom-bennett-behaviour-management-running-the-room/
    https://www.johncattbookshop.com/running-the-room-the-teacher-s-guide-to-behaviour
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/running-the-room-tom-bennett/book/9781913622145.html
     
     
    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

    • 39 min
    TTT Episode 126: Welcome to 2021

    TTT Episode 126: Welcome to 2021

    Welcome to 2021. We made it. More importantly Pete (@mr_van_w) made it.
    In this episode Pete and John (@jfcatto) reflect on the year that was and hopes for the year that will be.
    Pete shares his story and looks for silver linings in the lessons learned from this life changing experience.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TTT Episode 125: Instructional Videos and Solo Hexagons

    TTT Episode 125: Instructional Videos and Solo Hexagons

    This week Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) return to some of their trusted wellsprings of pedagogy. John outlines some tips for putting together educational videos. Pete describes a cool twist on the use of solo hexagons in the classroom.  
     
    How to Create Engaging Instructional Videos - Jenny Gieras
    https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-create-engaging-instructional-videos
     
    Digital Learning Selector - NSW DofE
    https://app.education.nsw.gov.au/digital-learning-selector/ 
     
    Hexagonal Thinking: A Colorful Tool for Discussion - Betsy Potash
    https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/hexagonal-thinking/
     
     
     
     
    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

    • 39 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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