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 2019 Episode 3: Induction and mentoring

Hear the stories of two provisionally certificated early childhood teachers ready to leave the profession and why they chose to stay (spoiler alert: caring, supportive and effective mentoring).

This episode is jam-packed with gems of advice and insight from mentor teachers in the ECE sector on how they effectively nurture and support the next generation of teachers.

A transcript of the episode is available here.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Quality Practice Template
Induction and Mentoring Guidelines

The Tuakana Teina pilot programme matched experienced pou tautoko/mentor teachers with provisionally certificated teachers/pia with the aim of supporting them on their journey towards full certification. It was so successful, applications filled up quickly and are now closed.

Teaching Today Podcast 2019 Episode 2: Nurturing Pacific culture and engaging with whānau and the community

For this episode we visited Toru Fetū Kindergarten in Porirua, just outside of Wellington. Toru Fetū is the first purpose-built Pacific kindergrten and nurtures the languages and culturesof the Cook Islands, Niue and Tuvalu, work which last year won them a Prime Minister's Education Excellence Award. 

Find out how the teachers nurture strong language and cultural identity in their learners and have become the heart of the local community.

Host: Francesca Hilbron

Panellists:

Andy Cairns, senior teacher
Caroline Mareko, senior manager, community and participation
Ngaretta Strong, learning communities liaison eacher
Alana Nootai, assistant head teacher

A transcript of the podcast is available here.

In this episode we mention Tapasā which is a resource for all teachers of Pacific learners: it is designed to support teachers to become more culturally aware, confident and competent when engaging with Pacific learners and their parents, families and communities. The Council is currently co-constructing an implementation plan for Tapasā with expert teachers.

Teaching Today Podcast 2019 Episode 1: Myth busting appraisal

The first episode of the 2019 season is a myth busting special! We bust some misconceptions about the appraisal process and explain how effective appraisal is a lever that drives up best practice in teaching and why it's teachers and learners who reap the benefits.

Host: Francesca Hilbron

Panellists:

Christina Thornley, lead advisor of Innovation and Collaboration at the Teaching Council

Jane Lee, manager of national projects at ERO

A transcript of the podcast is available here.

In the episode we mention heaps of useful resources available on our website for making sure your appraisal supports quality practice. Here also are some quick links to Quality Practice Template, Alignment Matrix and Code and Standards workshops.

 

Teaching Today Podcast Episode 6: Professional boundaries

The sixth episode examines professional boundaries: something teachers grapple with on a daily basis. Expert John Parsons speaks about real-life examples and gives his tips on how boundaries can help teachers navigate complex relationships, protect themselves, preserve mental health and emotional energy and uphold standards and values.

Host: Francesca Hilbron

Panellist: John Parsons

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: NAG 5

 

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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