ACEL Podcast


Check out the ACEL Podcast series from the National Conference in October.  You’ll find engaging interviews with speakers such as Jean-François Rischard, former VP of the World Bank and Hedley Beare and Jerry Starratt.   Jan Heyworth and I also discuss our quality learning framework and the challenges we face in delivering our strategic intent of improving learning outcomes for all students and ensuring a rewarding working life for teachers. 

6 thoughts on “ACEL Podcast

  1. Greg, thanks for the info on John Hattie. I have not had the chance to catch up on his latest work however I was impressed with his presentation at bthe ACEL Conference in Sydney. The concept of visual learning is interesting especially when we apply it to the visual images our students receive from our teaching strategies.Do they see teachers as passive or active in the classroom. Are we stuck behind a dsek or are the teacher desks removed to encourage a style of teaching that is interactive,involved and engaged.Each lesson is an opportunity to involve students. The question is do we involve all or only a few. The answer then becomes a student management issue because some are disengaged.
    As I stated at the outset I have not read Hattie’s book but what is emerging is the demands of our students for learning and how they want to learn. This is our challenge.

  2. Peter, it would be interesting to ask students exactly what they think about teachers and their classroom practice. Stephen Heppell is always talking about the importance of student voice in improving learning outcomes but the question is are we prepared to hear what they have to say?

  3. Greg, student voice is a wonderful set of data that we need to explore in greater formats.I like how Fullan talks about internal and external accountability. Until we as teachers and practitioners accept in totality the need to have in place internal accountabilities in our every day practices then change will be limited. I suppose what is crucial is the culture that exists in the school- do we have a learning culture that is based on our catholic values?

  4. In every venture we take, it is expected that we come across to challenges and such challenges should be addressed properly so we can reach our ultimate goals.

    Discussing these challenges with the students also would make a big differences in the decision making.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s