School of Thoughts

Discussions and interviews about education in the 21st Century

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Friday Jun 03, 2022

In this episode, I talk to Year 6 teacher, Dayna Chu about the importance of the classroom environment. We discuss the visuals and aesthetics of the classroom and how it's not just about teachers putting up flashy displays but involving students in co-creating a learning environment that helps them to learn more effectively.

Monday May 09, 2022

In this episode, I talk to Teaching and Learning expert, Angela Landy, about what we have learned from two years in and out of Remote Learning. What should we start doing more of, what should we continue to do and what should we never do again in our schools in light of what we know about how students have been learning through the pandemic.

Friday Aug 06, 2021

In this episode, I am joined by special guests Pat Devine and Andy Horneman as we talk about the amazing power of music both in a school setting and our wider life experiences.

Saturday Jun 19, 2021

Insights from special guest Nathan Higgins about Self Regulated Learning and strategies to overcome the challenges involved in working towards learning goals.

Thursday Apr 22, 2021

In this episode I talk to Angela Eynaud and Chris Gatt about Flipped Learning at Northside. What is it and why do we do it?

Tuesday Sep 29, 2020

In this important episode about looking after our wellbeing during lockdown and Remote Learning, I am joined by Fiona Dumitrache, the Head of Student Wellbeing at Northside Christian College. Fiona shares many useful insights into how we can get through the days and weeks ahead. The wisdom shared here is also very helpful for our lives in general even after the Pandemic has eventually been left behind us.

Monday Aug 24, 2020

In this episode we journey into the experiences of three secondary school students who share with us their ups and downs during Remote Learning along with some of their strategies on how they overcome the day to day challenges of learning from home.

Thursday Aug 06, 2020

In this episode, we take a look at Gifted and Talented Education. Along with our special guest, Amy Horneman, we discuss some of the myths surrounding this field and explore “INSPIRE” - NCC’s very own Talent Development Program.

Sunday Jul 26, 2020

In this, the first episode, we unpack some of the important features of Remote Learning during the Covid-19 Global Pandemic, with Special guests Angela Eynaud and Chris Gatt.

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