Every Student Podcast

A series of conversations with educators who are delivering quality teaching and learning to improve opportunities for every student in their care.

30 November 2020
The Every Student Podcast

Michelle Tregoning

Michelle Tregoning talks about the "identity crisis" within mathematics and how the NSW Mathematics Strategy is helping students develop the mathematical skills they need to succeed in life.

Larissa Behrendt

Professor Larissa Behrendt discusses her public education experience and what schools can do to improve learning outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Read the transcript of Every Student Podcast: Larissa Behrendt.

Michelle Wainwright and Michael Blenkins

Two principals join Mark Scott to reflect on the catastrophic bushfire season and the ongoing recovery.

Sally Egan

Sally Egan from the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation talks to Mark Scott about the updated What Works Best research.

Read the transcript of Every Student Podcast: Sally Egan.

Professor Patrick McGorry

Youth mental health expert Professor Patrick McGorry joins Mark Scott to discuss mental health concerns in young people during the pandemic.

Read the transcript of Every Student Podcast: Patrick McGorry.

Deirdre Dorbis and Dwayne Hopwood

Two principals join Mark Scott to share what they learned during the pandemic shutdown and their focus for the future.

John Hattie

Education expert Professor John Hattie joins Mark Scott to discuss supporting students' ongoing learning following the return to school.

Read the transcript of Every Student Podcast: John Hattie.

Georgina Harrisson and Jane Simmons

Department education leaders Georgina Harrisson and Jane Simmons talk to Mark Scott on continuity of student learning in this special COVID-19 edition.

Julie Inman-Grant

With many students now learning from home, Mark Scott discusses online safety issues with Julie Inman-Grant, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner.

Daisy Jeffrey

Student, climate activist and author Daisy Jeffrey joins Mark Scott to discuss the lessons she's learning on her journey to make an impact.

Brad Lanham

In a special COVID-19 edition, Canley Vale Public School acting principal Brad Lanham talks about how his school transitioned to learning from home.

Banora Point Public School

The principal and staff of Banora Point Public School talk to Mark Scott about the power of positive feedback.

Ben Jensen

Education researcher Ben Jensen talks to Mark Scott about how we can improve Australian students' international report card.

Vicki Baczynskyj

Vicki Baczynskyj in conversation with Mark Scott on how relationships, consistency and consequences can change challenging student behaviour.

Paul McDermott

Primary School Principal of the Year Paul McDermott joins Mark Scott to discuss how Blue Haven Public became a 'hot school'.

Cameron Paterson

Author and educator Cameron Paterson stops by the Every Student Podcast to discuss flipping the system.

Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd joins Mark Scott on the Every Student Podcast to discuss how industry partnerships set up students for success.

Jennie Wilson

Mark Scott sits down with Moulamein Public School Principal Jennie Wilson to ask why she fell in love with teaching in small schools.

Lloyd Godson

Teacher, scientist and aquanaut Lloyd Godson joins Mark Scott on the podcast to talk world records, inspiring students and changing careers.

Stephanie McConnell

In an episode of firsts: a student joins the Every Student Podcast with Stephanie McConnell - the first principal of Lindfield Learning Village.

Maurie Mulheron

Teachers Federation President Maurie Mulheron joins Secretary Mark Scott for a candid interview discussing bureaucracy, banjos and leading a school.

Unity Taylor-Hill

What can the experiences learned in founding a school teach us about future-focused education? Anzac Park Public School's Unity Taylor-Hill on the Every Student Podcast.

Murray Kitteringham

Mark Scott sits down with Murray Kitteringham from Sir Joseph Banks High to ask why the most innovative schools are "uncomfortable but willing".

Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly joins the podcast to explain her journey to becoming an exceptional leader at the school she once attended, one of the state's most remote.

Stacey Quince

Campbelltown Performing Arts High principal Stacey Quince stops by the podcast to talk about how her school ensures every student is known, valued and cared for.

Eddie Woo

Australia's favourite maths teacher and 'Local Hero' Eddie Woo chats with Mark Scott in a special episode recorded live at the University of Sydney.

Genevieve Bell

ANU Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell joins the Every Student Podcast to discuss emerging artificial intelligence and its impact on society.

John Goh

How did the child of migrants become one of our most well-known school leaders? John Goh from Merrylands East Public School chats with Mark Scott.

Yasodai Selvakumaran

Meet one of NSW's most exciting young educators, a high school teacher at Rooty Hill in Sydney's west, and one of the world's top 10 teachers for 2019.

Sneak peek

Join Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, as he introduces listeners to the education leaders who are doing things differently to drive positive change in our classrooms.

  • Secretary's update
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