Rated E for Educational – End Scene 2017

Rated E for Educational looks at the relationship between students and teachers and how this is portrayed in film. Basically we had so many examples of us saying ‘they clearly have no idea what a teacher really does’ that we decided to share our thoughts in podcast form.
If you would like to share your thoughts or movie suggestions with us then get in touch with us through our various channels.

Thanks for listening to Rated E. We’re locking ourselves away in a dark rooms with surround sound for the summer. Here’s a message about what’s coming next year.

 

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Rated E for Educational – The Matrix – Episode 6

Rated E for Educational looks at the relationship between students and teachers and how this is portrayed in film. Basically we had so many examples of us saying ‘they clearly have no idea what a teacher really does’ that we decided to share our thoughts in podcast form.
If you would like to share your thoughts or movie suggestions with us then get in touch with us through our various channels.

When an disillusioned computer programmer stumbles onto a conspiracy that has enslaved the world he goes down the rabbit hole to find the answers he seeks. Thomas Anderson undergoes his awakening to become the chosen one. Assuming his new identity as Neo, his hacker name, he learns what the Matrix is, learns how to free his mind and fights the machines that have enslaved the human race. Despite having a severely compromised learning plan and receiving, at best, poor mentoring, and at worst being thrown to his demise woefully unprepared Neo will start to believe in himself. Will Neo single-handedly win the war against the machines? Will Amy get bored by Daniel getting too philosophical? How many times will Keanu Reeves say “Whoa”? Join Daniel Cohen and Amy Cotton as they plug into The Matrix.

Erin Marr’s review of The Matrix

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Rated E for Educational – Dangerous Minds – Episode 5

Rated E for Educational looks at the relationship between students and teachers and how this is portrayed in film. Basically we had so many examples of us saying ‘they clearly have no idea what a teacher really does’ that we decided to share our thoughts in podcast form.
If you would like to share your thoughts or movie suggestions with us then get in touch with us through our various channels.

When a pretty white woman takes a substitute teaching role at a school with students in precarious situations she learns quickly that no textbook on teaching is going to help her. Swapping her dowdy rags for a leather coat and some attitude, Michael Pfieffer gives all of the students an A, which surprises the back chat out of them. Slowly but surely, with a lot of missteps, she learns how to teach in a very tough environment with little mentoring support and a frowny-faced education system. It’s the episode where Daniel and Amy get very serious for a while because this film depicts something that is real – students whose hope at breaking the link between poverty and disadvantage is education. It’s the episode where we defend a film that has been maligned through the decades as a Hollywood trope of white lady saving black kids (which is still true, but there’s a lot more going on in this film). Hosts: Daniel Cohen and Amy Cotton

Erin Marr’s review of Dangerous Minds

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Episode 5 – Margaret Hogan

Educationally Sound features discussions with interesting and prominent people in the field of education in Australia.

Margaret Hogan has been a teacher and a principal and every role in between. She remains a keen volunteer and advocate of asylum seekers. She now acts as a critical friend for education leaders. Margaret joins us today to talk about her career, her motivation and being a woman in leadership.

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Rated E for Educational – Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back – Episode 4

Rated E for Educational looks at the relationship between students and teachers and how this is portrayed in film. Basically we had so many examples of us saying ‘they clearly have no idea what a teacher really does’ that we decided to share our thoughts in podcast form.
If you would like to share your thoughts or movie suggestions with us then get in touch with us through our various channels.

What do you do when you’re a twenty-something orphan who just blew up a prototype space station? Head to Dagobah! The ultimate spring break destination where the humidity makes your skin glow. As an optional extra you can be taught by a 900 year old swamp resident in the ways of the Force, a mystical energy field that does some pretty cool stuff. But will you be a good student despite having to get a dead ex-teacher’s recommendation? Nope, you’re going to argue with the greatest teacher the Force has ever known and you’re going to land your X-Wing right in the middle of a pond, despite being known as one of the best pilots in the galaxy.  It’s the episode where Daniel shows he knows embarrassingly little about the Star Wars universe and Amy demonstrates waaaaaay too much detailed interest. Will Amy be persuaded by the dark side that their teaching techniques are better? Find out now! Hosts: Daniel Cohen and Amy Cotton.

Erin Marr’s review of Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back

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Episode 4 – LTVCRTNetwork

Educationally Sound features discussions with interesting and prominent people in the field of education in Australia.

The Latrobe Valley CRT Network has developed a community-based, contextually relevant model of professional development which empowers local Casual Relief Teachers to create their own professional devleopment experiences. In this episode we talk to Ian Conabere and Karen Mackay, lead volunteers in the network, about how they sustain the network’s practice in regional Australia and what effects it has had for the local teaching community. It’s a story of local empowerment and overcoming the tyranny of distance that is the Aussie countryside. Host: Amy Cotton, Teacher Learning Network.

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Rated E for Educational – Mean Girls – Episode 3

Rated E for Educational looks at the relationship between students and teachers and how this is portrayed in film. Basically we had so many examples of us saying ‘they clearly have no idea what a teacher really does’ that we decided to share our thoughts in podcast form.
If you would like to share your thoughts or movie suggestions with us then get in touch with us through our various channels.

When a home-schooled pop-singer decides she’s going to go straight and attend high school, she’s in for a big surprise. High school is hard, and people are harder! Lindsay Lohan faces bullying, popularity contests, maths quizzes, romance and lots of metaphors in this kick-arse film that changed the slang a whole generation uses. Watch teachers walking on their hind legs, students walking on all fours, and a principal with no control over anything. It’s the episode where hosts Daniel Cohen and Amy Cotton fail to be funnier than the original material.

Erin Marr’s review of Mean Girls

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Episode 3 Judith Page

Educationally Sound features discussions with interesting and prominent people in the field of education in Australia.

Judith Page is the Director of Teacher Accreditation at the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). In this episode Judith gives the audience insight into current work in accreditation being undertaken by NESA. She also talks about her career pathway to one of the more senior roles in NSW education and the various issues facing women in leadership positions. This is the first episode in our Women in Education Leadership series that will continue intermittently over the next year. Host: Amy Cotton, Teacher Learning Network

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