Welcome to TeachCast

Welcome to TeachCast, a podcast by teachers for teachers. TeachCast is created and hosted by the Teach NSW team to explore the world of teaching and learning in NSW public schools.

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Shannon is a primary teacher with experience teaching high-potential and gifted students in NSW public schools. After completing a Master of Teaching (Primary) at Western Sydney University, Shannon taught in primary schools spanning Western Sydney.

In Shannon's current role as a Senior Education Officer, she leads the Beyond the Line Program which supports initial teacher education students to complete an expenses-paid, week-long study tour with the NSW Department of Education, across regional, rural and remote NSW public schools. This aligns with her passion for supporting pre-service teachers in experiencing all of the teaching and learning opportunities offered by the department.

Current obsessions: Morning walks and iced-chai lattes.
Favourite subject to teach at school: It has to be science, I'm obsessed with any lesson that we can embed experiments or identify cross-curricular links.
Canteen or bus duty: Canteen, to have a sticky beak at snack choices.


Siobhan is a high school teacher, who has taught English to students across a diverse range of NSW public school settings. Siobhan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) from the University of New South Wales.

Siobhan has a deep commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds achieve their full potential and has experience in the field of high-potential and gifted education. In her current role as a Senior Education Officer, Siobhan enjoys sharing her knowledge with beginning and pre-service teachers and raising awareness of the benefits, scholarships and opportunities available with the NSW Department of Education.

Current obsessions: Iced matcha lattes and novels by Australian author, Trent Dalton.
Favourite extra-curricular activity to run at school: Debating and public speaking competitions.
Canteen or bus duty: Bus. Love the power of being a traffic controller.

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Latest Episodes

Welcome to TeachCast. A podcast by teachers, for teachers

Meet Shannon and Siobhan, our passionate teacher co-hosts, who are excited to share their own teaching journeys and introduce you to the upcoming guests and episode topics for the first season of TeachCast.

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On studying to become a teacher and how the FTC enriched Inara’s experience

We speak to pre-service teacher, Inara, about being a Future Teachers Club member, her early teaching experiences in the classroom and advice for future teachers on the same path.

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On teaching mathematics and how it opened doors for Eddie Woo

We speak to Eddie Woo, mathematics teacher and educational leader with the NSW Department of Education, about his career trajectory, love of bringing mathematics to life in the classroom and rise to becoming a YouTube sensation.

On the great debate between primary and secondary teaching

Our co-hosts, Shannon and Siobhan, go head-to-head in the great debate of primary versus secondary teaching and cover the difference in teaching and leadership roles in primary and high school contexts.

On developing your leadership potential ft. @giftedandtalentedteacher

We speak to Sarah, an assistant principal in a NSW public school, for advice on navigating leadership opportunities as a teacher and how to build a supportive teacher network beyond the classroom.

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