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Job Crafting – with Angela Wilson

This episode I welcome back Angela Wilson to talk about job crafting – what it is, what it isn’t, and the steps to follow to ensure your job actually brings you some joy this year!

Job crafting is all about tailoring your day-to-day experiences to bring forward your interests, passions, and whole self into your daily work (but still within the constraints of your role!). Angela steps us through how to do this effectively, while ensuring you aren’t adding more to your already overflowing plate.

Healthy Harold! With Sue Osmond

December 5, 2022 in In the Classroom, Pedagogy, Podcast - No Comments

Take a trip down memory lane with me!

This week I’m chatting with Sue Osmond, who is the Program Manager for Life Ed (QLD).

Find out the answers to your most burning questions:

1. Why a giraffe?

2. What was that body mannequin that had those light up sections?

3. What is the team up to these days, now that the van is a bit outdated and everything is turning digital and we have a push for respectful relationships education.

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Inclusion is not Assimilation – RELIT2022 Part 3

This is part three in a three part mini-series exploring my unconventional takeaways from the RELIT2022 cup-filling day!

Shelley Moore challenged perspectives about inclusion in the classroom (and in society). She shined a light on our selfish excuses, our alienating policies, and our one-size-fits-all approach. 

I provide real, actually achievable steps you can enact in your classroom today to work toward true inclusion for all of your students – because the barriers are in the environment, not in the small human in front of you.

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Colonisation and the Impact of Powerful Storytelling – RELIT2022 Part 2

This is Part Two of my three part reflection on RELIT2022.

This week I take a dive into the talk from Nikki Sanchez – an incredibly powerful storyteller, decolonisation educator, and orca extraordinaire.

Her messages are deep, distressing, and so critically important for us as educators. Be warned, I cry in this episode. But the takeaways I had were a little off-point – the power of giving windows of resiliency, and of true storytelling.

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If You’re Not OK, Your Students Don’t Stand a Chance – RELIT2022 Part 1

This is part one in a three part mini-series exploring my unconventional takeaways from the RELIT2022 cup-filling day!

Part 1 takes a dive into the wisdom of Dr Jody Carrington. Her messages ring with such truth:

– If you’re not ok, the people you’re in charge of don’t stand a chance

– All we want is to feel seen

– When you are acknowledged, you rise

Join me as I explore these topics and what they mean for us in our classrooms.

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