Rated E for Educational – School of Rock – Episode 2

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 out-of-work, no-hoper rocker runs out of luck, he decides to engage in identify theft and misrepresent himself as a substitute teacher. What follows is a series of shenanigans not recommended in any teaching textbook, including unapproved excursions, inadvisable lesson structures and upsetting the parent body of a prestigious independent school. Slowly the hero’s heart is warmed by the students he teaches as he uses them to achieve his own musical goals, but will he win over the parent community, challenge the bedrock of pedagogical theory and win the rock competition? Our hosts Daniel Cohen and Amy Cotton find out in this episode.

Erin Marr’s review of School of Rock

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Episode 2 Rebecca Ross

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

Rebecca Ross, Accreditation Advisor, Leadership and High Performance Directorate, NSW Department of Education, works with teachers to demonstrate their practice against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. In this conversation she shares insight into her background experiences and her current work, and how they continue to inform her practice as a teacher. A strong advocate for volunteering, Rebecca considers how the English Teachers Association NSW helped shape her professional practice. Host: Amy Cotton, Teacher Learning Network.

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Rated E for Educational – Kindergarten Cop – Episode 1

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.

A muscle-bound and attitude adjusted detective goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a witness on the run. The school is not happy that he lacks qualifications and experience, two things that Mr Kimble realises are vitally important within his first five minutes of teaching. It’s the film where boot camp becomes a teaching technique and where gender stereotypes are reinforced for the sake of comedy. Will Mr Kimble be able to become a great teacher whilst looking for a murderer’s wife and son? Will his police partner ever stop throwing up? Can little kids show you up when you’re a mega star? Will the ferret save the day? Hosts Daniel Cohen and Amy Cotton endeavour to find out in this episode with special guest Max Grarock.

Erin Marr’s review of Kindergarten-Cop

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Episode 1 AEU Principals Conference (Inclusivity) 27-28 April 2017

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

The Australian Education Union Victorian Branch’s 2017 principal conference was on the topic of inclusivity. In this episode, Teacher Learning Network interviews Gill Callister, Secretary Victorian Department of Education, conference delegates (Pauline Barker, Greensborough College; Terry Bennett, Melba College; Vincent Sicari, Eltham High School; Karen Terry, St Helena Secondary College) and conference organiser David Tyson, Professional Learning Manager, AEU Victorian Branch. Topics include the nature of inclusivity and the work currently being undertaken by several schools in Victoria. Discussion turns to annual implementation plans and how these have been used to push an agenda of greater inclusivity. Host: Amy Cotton, TLN.

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