Teaching Today Podcast Episodes

This page has up-to-date Teaching Today podcast episodes. It's a podcast about teachers, with teachers and for teachers. All episodes are available on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and iTunes.

Teaching Today Podcast Episode 5: What is the role of sport in education?

Our fifth episode in the Teaching Today podcast series explores the role of sport in education.

Do children and young people spend enough time participating in sport and physical activities during school time?
What are the benefits of using sport as a learning and engagement tool?
How do we get more teachers and learners involved in physical activity during the school day?
How does success on the sports field translate into success in the classroom?

Host: David Balham

Panellists:
Celia Fleck, PE Curriculum Facilitator with University of Auckland
Alissa Murdoch, teacher and sport lead at Avalon Intermediate in Wellington
Garry Carnachan, Executive Director of NZ Secondary Sports Council

Listen and tell us what you think by commenting on social media or email letstalk@educationcouncil.org.nz

A transcript of the podcast is available here.

Mentioned in the podcast: Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children’s learning

 

Teaching Today Podcast Episode 4: A case study on culturally responsive teaching

The fourth episode of Teaching Today podcast is a case study on culturally responsive teaching at Rotorua Girls' High School.

The all-girls school just won a Prime Minister's Excellence in Education Award for their efforts to raise Māori achievement. Four years ago the school struggled to engage students, 78% of whom are Māori, but with new principal Ally Gibbons at the helm, the school has transformed itself completely. How did they do it? listen to the podcast as Ally shares insights and practical advice on raising engagement and education outcomes for Māori learners.

Listen and tell us what you think by commenting on social media or email letstalk@educationcouncil.org.nz

A transcript of the podcast is available here.

Teaching Today Podcast Episode 3: Modern Learning Environments (MLEs)

The third episode focuses on Modern Learning Environments, also known by a variety of other names such as Flexible or Innovative Learning Environments. The panel brings a wealth of knowledge and perspectives on MLEs and what they mean for the future of education in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Host: Francesca Hilbron

Panellists:
Mark Wilson, principal of Cashmere High School in Christchurch
Lesley Murrihy, principal of Amesbury School in Wellington
Bobbie Hunter, Professor of Pasifika Education Studies at Massey University
Mark Osborne, Director of Leading Learning Ltd

Listen and tell us what you think by commenting on social media or email letstalk@educationcouncil.org.nz

A transcript of the podcast is available here.

Teaching Today Podcast Episode 2: Teacher Well-being

You can listen to the second episode of Teaching Today below or download from iTunes or Apple Podcasts

This month, the podcast series Teaching Today focuses on teacher well-being and brings together Professor Meihana Durie and psychologist Jacqui Maguire with our host Francesca Hilbron to discuss and give advice on the importance of teachers taking care of themselves and each other, and keeping emotional intelligence in check.

Listen and tell us what you think by commenting on social media or email letstalk@educationcouncil.org.nz

A transcript of the podcast is available here. 

 

Teaching Today Podcast Episode 1: Physical Restraint 

In the inaugural episode of Teaching Today, we tackle the issue of physical restraint in an education setting.
Are the guidelines helpful?
Did the legislation get it right?
How can whānau and teachers work together?
A primary school principal, social worker, PPTA rep and early childhood educator share their views on these questions and much more.

Host: Francesca Hilbron

Panellists:
Heather Henare, CEO of Skylight Trust
Mark Potter, Principal of Berhampore School
Tom Haig, Deputy General Secretary of Policy at PPTA
Mandy Coupe, Kindergarten Taranaki

Listen and tell us what you think by commenting on social media or email letstalk@educationcouncil.org.nz

A transcript of the podcast is available here. 

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