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 What is the team up to these days, now that the van is a bit outdated and everything is turning digital and we have a push for respectful relationships education.

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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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TV Teacher Tropes

April 19, 2022 in Teacher Life - No Comments

As a teacher, it can be equal parts amusing and infuriating to see the depictions of our profession in shows and movies. Sometimes you have to take a step back and remind yourself that this is for entertainment purposes, and not (necessarily) how most people actually view us.

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