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Every Student Podcast: sneak peek

Join Mark Scott as he introduces listeners to the education leaders who are doing things differently to drive positive change in our classrooms.

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Mark Scott

Welcome to the Every Student Podcast.

I’m Mark Scott and I lead the team that runs the NSW Education Department – one of the largest education systems in the world.

Every day, in 2,200 schools, more than 820,000 students are being prepared to lead rewarding lives as engaged citizens in a complex and demanding world.

In this podcast series, I’ll be talking with some of Education’s originals. Those working across education who are driving positive change in our classrooms.

Education can’t be status quo – because we are not preparing young people for a status quo world.

And despite the scale of our system, we know our impact means we have to engage with every young person in our care. Students are at the centre of all our decision-making.

We want to ensure that every student is known, valued and cared for.

That every student is improving every year.

That every student is engaged and challenged to continue to learn.

That every student is being fully prepared for a changing world.

So, how are we doing that in our schools?

The Every Student Podcast is a series of conversations with some of our great leaders in Education – as they deliver quality teaching and learning to improve life opportunities for every young person in their care.

I’ll be speaking with teachers who are changing the way kids learn, like YouTube sensation Eddie Woo…

Eddie Woo

Mathematics is powerful, and beautiful, and elegant because it allows us to see the world in a way we couldn’t before…

Mark Scott

Teachers like the Principal of Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, Stacey Quince…

Stacey Quince

I think the old model of students being filled with content knowledge, then regurgitating that in a really traditional assessment model isn’t good enough for our students anymore.

Mark Scott

…and those interested in the data and science behind teaching.

We’ll explore how teachers and schools are looking hard at what their students really need, and how they are doing things differently, to meet that need – everything from school bell times, to great social support, to rethinking assessment. We’ll learn from the personal stories of people who aren’t afraid to intelligently challenge the system.

John Goh

In 2011-2012, on New Year’s Eve I cheekily put a tweet up. I said: “Let’s have a real crack at school hours and I wanna change the school hours”.

Mark Scott

And we’ll talk about what all of that could mean for your child and your school.

You can subscribe to the Every Student Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever good podcasts are found. And if you know a remarkable, innovative educator who we could all learn from, get in touch with us via Twitter @NSWEducation, on Facebook, or email us at everystudentpodcast@det.nsw.edu.au.

I look forward to welcoming you, as you join me and my guests in discussing the ideas in education that mean improvement for every student.

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About the Secretary

Mark Scott is Secretary of the Department of Education. He has worked as a teacher, in public administration and as a journalist and media executive. He is committed to public education and learning environments where every child can flourish.

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