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In this very special bonus episode we talk education reform with the true experts: the students. 

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_62_Bonus.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 10:44 PM

This week in the lounge we talk about who is listening, and we ask for effective lessons for kinaesthetic learners.

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_62.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 10:32 PM

We are back with a banng and a new attitude!

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_61.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:52 PM

Serge Vartanov: TFA alumnus.

 

This week we are out to California for part one of an in depth conversation about the pros and con's of Teach for America. This week a discussion of the controversy surrounding the program.

Copious Show Notes:
 

1. The blog post mentioned five minutes in... This one calls TFA elitist 
http://t.co/0xCfAACFLP

 

2. And this post compares TFA to a cult
http://mskatiesramblings.blogspot.ca/2012/07/controversies-and-cults-teach-for.html

 

3. This is Diane Ravitch's take on TFA
http://dianeravitch.net/2013/10/15/john-thompson-asks-whether-i-hurt-reformers-feelings/#comments

 

4. Teach for America on why we should TFA
http://t.co/WnYXd7S9Tq

 

5. TFA as a pathway to a teaching career
http://t.co/Elb9ej2Uj0

 

6. How effective are TFA teachers?
http://t.co/oWbbeevcfs

 

7. How I Joined TFA and Got Sued for 20M. 
http://www.city-journal.org/html/13_1_how_i_joined.html

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_World_Tour_7.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 5:08 PM

This week in the lounge we have two very special "mini guests" for our very extra special mini-sode. Our young education experts share their opinions on school uniforms, homework and evaluation methods. If we really want to improve education we need to listen to the children! Not to be missed.
 
Copious Shop Notes:
 
1. A great site for kids who are interested in science and technology
Direct download: Staff_Loungin_60.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 9:45 PM

This week in the lounge we are back chez Bowers with a very extra special guest (hint, he is related to Adrian). This summer we will take on a myriad of issues, lightning round style. This week: repeating grades, school uniforms and the homework debate.

 

Copious Show Notes:

 

1. Current Issues in Education

http://www.education.com/topic/current-education-issues/

 

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_59.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:00 PM

 
Divergent thinking and integrating technology, Monday's eve and connecting teachers and how to really revolutionize teaching (if you want to know how, you need to listen)
 
Copious Show Notes:
 
1. Ken Robinson: Paperclips and Divergent Thinking
 
2. Monday's Eve Discussion
 
3. Real Life Poets: Changing minds, one rhyme at a time
 
4. 20% Time
 
5. Colour Zen (a game that Al loves)
 
Direct download: Staff_Loungin_World_Tour_6b.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 6:11 PM


This week we week we jet out to Alabama to talk to  Al Elliott. Teacher, poet, father, raconteur and all around great guy.
Part A. Hip Hop, getting into teaching, professional mentors and how the profession has changed in the last twenty years.

 

Copious Show Notes:
1. The Regional Genres of Hip Hop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hip_hop_genres

 

2. Eyes on the Prize
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092999/

 

3. The Algebra Project
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebra_Project

 

4. Robert Parris Morris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebra_Project

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_World_Tour_6a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49 PM

This week in the lounge we talk teacher strikes, is walking the pavement the best way to put pressure on management to settle a labour dispute or should we be looking to develop new strategies.
 
Shout out to us on the Twitter @staffloungin
 
And listen carefully, if you do you could be one of three loungers to win a prize.
 
Copious Show Notes:
 
1. The History of the BC teacher's strike
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Timeline+long+troubled+bargaining+history+teachers+provincial+government/9864912/story.html
Direct download: Staff_Loungin_58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28 PM

This week in the lounge we are back chez Bowers to discuss the importance of student engagement (about 40 minutes in).
 
Shout out to us on the Twitter @staffloungin
 
Copious Show Notes:
 
1. Chris Emdin: Teach Teachers how to Create Magic
http://www.ted.com/talks/christopher_emdin_teach_teachers_how_to_create_magic
 
2. Star Talk Radio with Chris Emdin and GZA
 
3. Science Genius Rap Battles


Direct download: Staff_Loungin_57.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:38 PM

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