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 What is the team up to these days, now that the van is a bit outdated and everything is turning digital and we have a push for respectful relationships education.

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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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.

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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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