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 What is the team up to these days, now that the van is a bit outdated and everything is turning digital and we have a push for respectful relationships education.

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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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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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