n this episode of the Knowledge for Teachers Podcast, Brendan Lee speaks to former principal, Greg Clement. In this conversation, we find out how he transformed Clayton South Primary School from the worst school in the network to the second best within 12 months.
Knowledge for Teachers Podcast – Reid Smith on curriculum, collaboration and Ochre Education
In this episode of the Knowledge for Teachers Podcast, Brendan Lee talks to curriculum expert Reid Smith, founder and co-CEO of Ochre Education and Head of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction at Ballarat Clarendon College. Reid’s done a lot of research around the importance of knowledge for comprehension and cognitive load theory.
A Systematic and Structured Approach to Teaching Primary Mathematics (Part 1)
This article looks at how we can take a systematic and structured approach towards teaching primary mathematics. In Part 1, Brendan Lee gives an overview of the Pre-Lesson Phase and the Daily Review Phase.
Knowledge for Teachers Podcast – Tom Sherrington on why we need effective and precise teaching techniques
In this episode of the Knowledge for Teachers podcast, Brendan Lee chats to Tom Sherrington about how Tom randomly found some Bill Rogers videos that were transformational for him. How he worked out the need to deliver precise professional learning for teachers and the common challenges that schools face. Tom also goes through how schools are using Teaching Walkthrus effectively.
Knowledge for Teachers Podcast 04 Daisy Christodoulou and Jeanette Breen on knowledge, assessment and AI in education
In this chat, Brendan Lee talks to Daisy Christodoulou and Jeanette Breen about assessments, writing, AI and much more.
Knowledge for Teachers podcast – 03 Lyn Stone on misconceptions about teaching literacy and how we should actually teach it
In this chat, Lyn Stone addresses a number of misconceptions about teaching literacy and provides loads of practical tips for teachers. You will find out how Lyn’s passion for literacy developed, why we can’t teach the English language like we have a transparent orthography and how reading and writing are not simple, but you can view them simply.
Knowledge for Teachers podcast – 02 Stephanie Le Lievre on implementing structured literacy across the school
In this episode of the Knowledge for Teachers podcast, Brendan Lee speaks to Steph Le Lievre about what schools can do to implement structured literacy across the school. She outlines precisely what schools can do and why they should do it.
Knowledge for Teachers podcast – 01 Dr. Russ Fox on building relationships, routines and using reinforcers
In this podcast episode, Brendan Lee chats with Dr. Russ Fox about why we need to address the learning environment, error correction using the 3 step process and supporting students in building habits by using gradual release of responsibility.
The Nuances Of Changing Teacher Behaviour
We can provide the best professional learning for teachers, but often it doesn’t change what they do in the classroom. In this post, I look at why changing teacher behaviour can be so difficult and what we can do about it.
How teachers have a finger in every pie, but no time to eat it
Currently, teachers are facing a major workload crisis. This article looks at the different types of knowledge needed, how much time it actually takes to develop resources and questions why many teachers continue to insist on doing it all.