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New Term Refresh

October 2, 2022 in In the Classroom, Pedagogy, Podcast - No Comments

A new term is dawning, shining it’s somewhat unwelcome light upon us. Holidays never seem long enough, do they?

But as you turn your gaze to the new term, I hope that you can see it with at least a little bit of welcome. A bit of curiosity, a bit of hope, a bit of joy. A new term is a time for refreshing and resetting.

Anonymous Teacher Files – Teachers with Disabilities

This is the first of our Anonymous Teacher Files, where teachers have asked for me to be their voice on a sensitive topic. 

In this episode, a teacher has reached out to discuss discrimination related to a hearing impairment. I delved into the statistics of teachers with disabilities, and offer advice for how to deal with discrimination that may be occurring in your workplace as a teacher.

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Thinking of Leaving Teaching? With Angela Wilson

This conversation is for every teacher who has toyed with the idea that perhaps they’re not as happy as they’d like with their teaching. I don’t mean all the *extra* we’re dealing with, but deep down within your core.

Perhaps you need clarity and validation that teaching is absolutely still your thing. Perhaps you are on the fence. Perhaps you’re ready to get out. No matter where you sit, this one is for you!

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No, Teens Don’t ’Tune Out’ Mum’s Voice, with Dr Daniel Abrams

Seen the media reports lately claiming that teens actually tune out their Mum’s voice? The reality is a little more complex. 

Clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences (and publishing author of the article that the media are referencing) Dr Daniel Abrams joins me to discuss his research on how voice activates the reward systems in neurotypical and neurodivergent brains. 

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