In the last episode of term three, I have managed to wrangle a teacher here at Rongotai College into sitting down for a chat.
Matt Eagle is a Social Studies teacher who has invested a considerable amount of time, effort and hard work into building a community of learners within Rongotai College and the surrounding community. Whether that be through teaching social studies, coaching basketball or role modelling what it means to be an engaged and reflective learner, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge.
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Today we welcome Dale Sidebottom, an enthusiastic primary and secondary trained teacher who travels around the world hosting active learning workshops to primary and secondary students with his company Energetic Education. He also runs a successful personal training company that focuses on creating engaging training contexts and environments. Dale is an amazing bloke who loves a good yarn and you're going to hear a lot about what drives him to motivate others in this episode.
Today we welcome Stephen McConnachie from Middleton Grange School onto the podcast. With a passion for all things technology, Stephen has successfully managed to embed exciting tools and e-learning approaches within his classroom. He also role models his use of technology by leading a wide variety of professional development opportunities for Mathematics educators around Christchurch and New Zealand.
It's fitting that for Episode 20 we get to hear from the amazing Andy Milne! A passionate Health teacher that gives SO much to the Health and PE community, Andy was this year awarded National Health Teacher of the Year. He is truly a global educator if ever I have met one, and we spend quite a bit of time discussing what this means among a variety of other very cool things Andy has achieved in his career. It was a real honour speaking with him.
To celebrate 20 episodes, we are giving away a t-shirt from sendateacher.com (which we discuss in the podcast). All kiwi educators who share the Twitter post, or leave a review on iTunes (and yes you can have two entries if you do both!) will go in the draw to win one of these cool t-shirts and help get a teacher to #SHAPENashville 2018!
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Today I get to speak with a former colleague who has been all over the media recently, for the changes around compulsory Te reo Maori at Auckland Grammar. Neitana Lobb is a passionate educator who has been teaching for about four years now and is doing great things motivating our young people and advocating for Maori culture in education.
In episode 18 of the NZPETeachercast, we have a passionate senior leader from Sacred Heart Girls' College in New Plymouth. We spend a lot the episode talking about how the school wide inquiry came about, with an emphasis on the HOF group that helped co-construct the process. Due to some unfortunate weather, there is a bit of clipping throughout - apologies in advance.
A while back it was suggested that maybe someone should interview me on NZPETeachercast.. I thought nothing much of it until a very respected colleague of mine (Celia Fleck) emailed me through some interview questions - now I know how all these people feel when I randomly ask them to appear on the podcast! Celia asked some great questions and we spend some time focusing on the past, present and future, linking in with the theme from this years PENZ conference. We cover a range of things: my sporting background, flipped learning, growth mindset, My Study Series, the future of PE and a few other things. I hope you learn a little more about me!
Todays episode is a unique one, because we put a request out for questions on Twitter and have presented them to a beginning teacher (actually in her second year). I must admit we received some really good questions!
Mallory is a fantastic Health and PE teacher from Kings College who has been innovating since she started her career 18 months ago. She is a big proponent of social media and co hosts the NZBT chat on Twitter with Georgia Dougherty. Mallory (and Georgia) were also awarded the Outstanding New Professional at the recent PENZ conference, recognition that was well deserved for both of them!
Every so often you come across a teacher who is gifted with an amazing talent and ability to inspire the tamariki of NZ like no other. In the very brief time I have known him, Julian Reid falls into that category of educator - and I am blown away by his passion and enthusiasm for making a change. I have listened to this episode three times already and I regret only asking Julian 10 questions!
kickstarting new episodes of NZPETeachercast with a great interview with Jeremy Cumming, a seconded Secondary Advisor at the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch from Catholic Cathedral College. We have a fantastic discussion about the flipped classroom, with a bit of an emphasis on how it can impact relationships with our students.