Navigating the journey from teacher to leader with Orbis professional learning
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by Department for Education, South Australia
2d ago
This episode offers insights into the teacher to leader transition and the vital role of high-quality professional development. Join us as Kurt Ferguson from Taparra Primary School (previously South Downs Primary School) shares how Orbis professional learning programs, including Middle Leadership, supported his leadership growth. Meanwhile, Sarah Edwards from Loxton High School discusses how transitioning from a teaching role to leadership expanded her skills and network, and why she’s loving working at regional schools.  Show notes: Orbis Exemplary Learning Middle Leadership program Lea ..read more
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Leveraging learner agency with Professor Guy Claxton
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by Department for Education, South Australia
2w ago
In this episode, UK cognitive scientist Professor Guy Claxton explores the crucial connection between learner agency and effective learners and how educators can support this in their classroom. We sat down with Professor Claxton fresh from a live online workshop he facilitated with almost 600 students across South Australia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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From foreign diplomat to secondary school teacher, in conversation with Mr Rod Bunten
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by Department for Education, South Australia
3M ago
In 2009 Mr Rod Bunten, the husband of the Governor of South Australia, left the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and completed a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. He then started a second career as a secondary school teacher of physics and mathematics. In this episode Mr Bunten shares his thoughts on making science and maths more relevant for students, preparing teachers for management roles, and why teaching is among the most honest and self-reflective of professions. Show notes:  School visits - Governor in Schools program  We'd love to hear from you, you can get in ..read more
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The teaching of synthetic phonics
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by Department for Education, South Australia
4M ago
Join us as Dr Jennifer Buckingham discusses the how and why of teaching synthetic phonics. Dr Jennifer Buckingham OAM is Director of Strategy and Senior Research Fellow at MultiLit, and Director of the Five from Five Project. She explains some of the strategies educators can take to develop efficient reading for all students. Show notes:  2023 Literacy Summit presentations Literacy teaching and learning resources Understanding the Big 6 components of reading Dr Jennifer Buckingham – MultiLit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Discovering career options with the Workabout Centre
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by Department for Education, South Australia
5M ago
From barista training to industry immersion weeks, the Workabout Centre supports Aboriginal students to make a successful transition from school to work, higher education or further training. In this episode, hear from the Workabout Centre’s Senior Project Officer Natasha Chisholm and former Workabout Centre and Mark Oliphant College student Jacob who is now working at the Australian Taxation Office. They share how the Workabout Centre helps Aboriginal young people learn important skills and discover career options. Show notes Workabout Centre Workabout Centre (Facebook) Aboriginal Education ..read more
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The metacognition of wellbeing and learning
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by Department for Education, South Australia
6M ago
Metacognition is the process of thinking about one’s own thinking and learning. In this episode, clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller explains how metacognition applies to wellbeing and learning and the role it can play in improving student outcomes. Andrew has worked with more than 4,000 schools and identified the concept of The Resilient Mindset. Plus, did you know the department has a Self-Regulation Service (SRS) which helps schools and preschools meet student needs with a focus on regulation? Occupational therapist Kathryn Mahadeva discusses why co-regulation and building good relationship ..read more
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The benefits of outdoor learning
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by Department for Education, South Australia
6M ago
Discover the advantages of taking your students outside the classroom and how it can help connect their learning to the real world. Joss Rankin is a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University, in Health and Physical Education and Outdoor Education Lead. He shares some of the barriers to outdoor learning and how they can be overcome. Show notes: Outdoor learning – Australian Curriculum The Teach Podcast team would love to hear from you about what you thought of this episode or ideas for future ones, get in touch via education.teachpodcast@sa.gov.au  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy info ..read more
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Embracing student agency
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by Department for Education, South Australia
7M ago
From implementing green initiatives to having a say in history lessons students at Craigmore High School in Adelaide's northern suburbs are empowered and supported to play a role in their learning experience.  In this episode Student Agency Leader Georgina talks to us about fostering student agency in the classroom and students Ellie and Elliot tell us why it's made them excited to come to school.  Show notes: Areas of impact: Learner agency If you want to find out more about student agency and Craigmore's approach you can contact Student Agency Leader Georgina via georgina.davis734 ..read more
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Improving communication in schools and preschools
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by Department for Education, South Australia
8M ago
How good is the communication at your school or preschool? Following the department's Perspective survey last year, communication, change and voice were identified as three focus areas for sites. In this episode, hear from educators at Parafield Gardens High School and Port Lincoln Junior Primary School who have seen a considerable improvement in their site’s communication results and how they went about it. Show notes Perspective survey – how leaders can interpret and share results (staff login required) Actioning Perspective (plink login required) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in ..read more
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Professor Geoff Masters on equity and the purpose of public education
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by Department for Education, South Australia
10M ago
Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Board of the Australian Council for Education Research, says all schools are facing two key challenges: how to better prepare young people to survive and thrive in the future and ensuring every student learns successfully.  He believes that current curricula aren’t going to provide the preparation required and that deep reform is needed.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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