Best Physicaleducation podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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If you're passionate about making a difference, especially on the Social Justice front, then you're in the right place. Join me (Greg Curran) as I chat to educators and community leaders who are challenging systemic inequity and bigotry, along with privilege and silence. Not content with traditional approaches to diversity and inclusion they're re-making their environments, supporting and uplifting the voices and worlds of those students and communities who've been sidelined for far too long ...
 
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In Episode 50, a chat with long-time LGBTI human rights activist Rodney Croome. We explore the lessons learnt from the early campaigns to legalise homosexuality, unpack why personal stories are key, and small target strategies a mistake. Plus we zero in on the dangers of the 'religious freedom' movement. Further information and links for my cha ...…
 
In Episode 49, making our schools' sites of liberation and resistance. Plus challenging the dominant narratives that blame individual students whilst giving scant attention to the social justice, and structural issues impacting on them. Further information and links for my chat with Benjamin Doxtdator, can be found here, pushingtheedge.org/49. ...…
 
In Episode 48, we explore teaching in a western suburbs school, where students often face bigotry, and negative stereotyping based on their race, their religious beliefs, and the suburbs they live in. We examine how their teacher who grew up in the same suburb, supports them to talk through and write about their lives; as well as teaching them ...…
 
In Episode 47, fitting in and assimilation in predominantly white spaces. Plus, how to make your physical education classes more inclusive and fair. Further information and links for this chat with Sherri Spelic, can be found here - https://pushingtheedge.org/47. Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for Our Students in Challenging T ...…
 
In Episode 46: how Rainbow Kids are actively campaigning for their LGBTIQ families' rights, and how schools can better support them. Also, why personal stories are key to changing hearts and minds in the battle for human rights. Further information and links for my chat with Felicity Marlowe, can be found here - https://pushingtheedge.org/46. L ...…
 
In Episode 45, dual language English teacher, Victor Martinez didn’t see many other Latinx students like himself in college and he wants it to be different for his students. We discuss opportunities and attitudes, along with bringing the lived experiences of his students and their families, however harsh they may be, into the classroom. Also wh ...…
 
In Episode 44, how the hostile political climate around immigration impacts on students and their families, and why we need to support students' speaking up about the day to day racism in their lives. We also explore how to be a color brave rather than a color blind teacher. And why silence around poverty and racism is oppressive Further inform ...…
 
In Episode 43, parent and children's book author, Jo Hirst reveals the ups and downs of raising a trans child in an often hostile world. We explore the challenges of how to be an advocate for your child; and how schools can better support trans and gender diverse young people. Further information and links for my chat with Jo Hirst, can be foun ...…
 
In Episode 42, becoming conscious about oppression; why we need to re-think traditional critical thinking and debating approaches in the classroom; re-thinking how we view anger about injustices perpetrated on our communities; and how to get beyond generic approaches to diversity and inclusion. For further information and links for this episode ...…
 
In Episode 41, from holding back as a teacher - to standing up and speaking out for our students and their communities; who’s present and who’s absent in our history curricula and text books? And how can we get beyond diatribe when debating social issues in the classroom? There's also our Spotlight segment where we shine a light on youth activi ...…
 
In Episode 40, why anti-oppressive education matters; why the concept of neutrality is problematic in education; how to create culturally responsive curricula; and honoring our students’ histories, existence, and ways of knowing. All this plus our regular segments, Spotlight, Twists and Turns, and The Right Track. For further information and ep ...…
 
In this episode, standing up when hatred is stoked; building community through brave conversations about race; and why representation and presence matters. Here we talk hiring more black teachers, as well as The Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time. Plus we shine a light on a civil rights lawyer from the 1950’s and 1960’s, and Val rethinks her v ...…
 
In this episode, we focus on a soccer team in the western suburbs of Melbourne Australia. A team made up almost entirely of new arrivals and refugees from the Horn of Africa. Our guest studied this team, its players and families over a 3 year period. And we'll be unpacking his key discoveries. In particular, how the players' construct their ide ...…
 
Warning: This episode contains language that some people may find offensive or distressing. Show Description Angie Greene's been surrounded by Professional Sport since she was a young kid. Her Pop, Frank Sedgman was a champion tennis player, her dad Russell is in the Australian Football League Hall of Fame, and her two brothers were, and are ta ...…
 
In this episode, how do we go about changing the culture within sporting clubs - opening them up to the rich diversity within our communities? How do we deal with sexism, the ableism, the racism, the homophobia and transphobia that puts off so many of us? And what about all the emphasis on the 'economics' and 'market share' - as reasons for cha ...…
 
In this episode, how can sport clubs open up opportunities for culturally diverse youth? How can they help them bridge the gap between their communities and mainstream sporting teams? And why should sports clubs reach out, beyond their traditional supporter base? What's in it for them and their communities? Plus, we've also got the Lightning Ro ...…
 
In this episode, we meet dancer, multi-sport athlete and wheelchair user - Sam De Leve. We explore the power of sport and sporting communities to change how disabled people see themselves, their bodies, and their possibilities in life. Also why do access, equipment, and language matter? And what makes a good sports coach? Plus you've probably h ...…
 
In this episode, how do we make Physical Education more safe and welcoming for our diverse mix of students? We tackle labels and the limitations of gender specific sports, as well as being closeted as an athlete. Also how we can help young people have a more positive view of their bodies - and what you can do right now - to make your Physical E ...…
 
In this episode, an Australian organisation that's transforming LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) people's attitudes towards sports participation - bringing them back to the games they love. Why do so many LGBTI young people stop playing sports between 16 and 20? And what teaching strategies can we use to turn this situation ...…
 
I have a confession to make. I love footy shows. I cannot get enough of them, as they dissect seemingly every move of each game in the AFL, the Australian Football League. And yet I've always found the straight, white blokiness of most of these footy shows, problematic. Whilst there's occasional nods to diversity or diversity-related issues, th ...…
 
Just imagine, you're a newly arrived refugee or migrant in an unfamiliar country: your new home. How do you build your self-confidence? How do you make new friends outside your community? And how do you start to feel more like a local? For the Refugee Council of Australia, SPORT is key. It's an important bridge to the new culture But what about ...…
 
It's what we want for all our students - safe schools. For some students though - school is the most unsafe place for them to be. And increasingly they're saying, 'enough is enough if our school leaders & teachers won't take action to make school safe for us we will.' In this episode of Pushing The Edge, young people taking the lead -to make th ...…
 
Transformative moments: The moments where you come face to face with a stark realization, that changes how you see yourself, your life and the world around you. And life from hereon - is different - if you choose to make it so. That's what happened to our guest, Justin Schleider, who comes to realize his privilege as a White, Straight, Middle C ...…
 
This is a special edition of Pushing The Edge. Bill Ivey and Christina Torres return to discuss: How to be ally for social justice in education. It can be quite a learning curve, filled with many questions and uncertainties. What if we want to speak up but don’t fully understand the issues, or the correct language to use? What if we slip up and ...…
 
In this episode, speaking up as White Educators and challenging the silence on issues of social justice - online - and in our schools. We’re also chatting about truly seeing our students & teaching a #BlackLivesMatter curriculum. And in the Lightning Round, we’re pushing the edges of visibility, democratic ideals, bias and indoctrination. Our g ...…
 
When we explore identity with our students, we often focus on single dimensions like race or ethnicity. But if we consider race, how does your gender, belief systems, or socio-economic status impact on your experiences and opportunities in life? The intersections of identity, that's the focus of this episode. And in the Lightning Round, we're P ...…
 
How can we support and empower students to make change happen? How can we empower them to be change-makers who challenge and transform unjust systems? Well, we've gotta dislodge and disrupt the stories of oppression and victim-hood that are so prevalent. We've gotta review and re-frame the ways we talk about ourselves and our communities. We've ...…
 
Student voice is often spoken of within education circles. Often though it's voice with limitations or prescriptions, with adults ultimately making the decisions or limiting the amount of influence that students actually have. In this episode, we take a different route. We examine how one school in New Zealand moved from student voice to studen ...…
 
In this episode, we explore student activism in a K to 8 elementary school. Here students are critically exploring and unpacking the issues that affect their lives and the people they care about. But that's not all - they're also coming up with Action Plans to make a difference on these issues. Issues such as street litter, gun violence, homele ...…
 
In This Episode: finding and understanding ourselves through our stories; the links between language and autonomy; re-framing assessment in ways that work for our students; and playing the game - or at least critically playing it. My guest is Silvia Gonzalez, a teacher-artist who works primarily with black and Latino young people in Chicago, US ...…
 
In this episode, getting our students excited about science: tapping into and growing their sense of wonder and awe about the world around them, and supporting them to collaborate on the topics and issues they care about. Plus, how to get others on board with your ‘out -there’ ideas. And in the Lightning Round, we're Pushing The Edge of risk, m ...…
 
In this episode, getting authentic with our reading and writing, plus giving ourselves permission to branch out beyond our comfort zones, doing what's best for students. But that's not all - We've also got the Lightning Round where we're pushing the edges of mindset, branching out, resistance and the collective. And to bring us home, Michelle S ...…
 
In this episode, listening to that 'call from within', and responding to 'turning points' in our lives - with Andy Vasily. What do you do when faced with potentially life changing moments? Do you continue with what's safe and familiar? Or do you dare to step off that conveyor belt? Plus, you've got ideas for change - your colleagues are all on ...…
 
In Part 2 of my chat with Rachael Lehr - We're Standing Up for Student Voice, Identifying the Key Challenges facing School Leaders, and Changing the World at a Local Level. There's also the Lightning Round where we're Pushing The Edge of Home, Relationships, Discomfort and Making a Difference. There's also my Not To Be Missed Books. This time a ...…
 
Now normally I'm (Greg Curran) the host of this Podcast but over the next two episodes we're turning the tables. I'll be in the hot-seat answering questions posed by former Pushing The Edge guests (Sam Bates and Rusul Alrubail in this episode), with Rachael Lehr taking on the hosting role. Rachael's a classroom teacher and science specialist at ...…
 
They're at the top of all the wrong lists and bottom of all the right lists. Or so our guest thought until she actually started teaching Maori students in a total immersion Maori School in New Zealand. This episode we're challenging the deficit or victim mindsets that often prevail about Indigenous Students. We're painting quite a different pic ...…
 
In this episode, transforming the opportunities and outcomes for our students - through Whole School Change How do you get staff, students and the wider community onboard with change - especially when it requires significant shifts in thinking and practice? What role does mindset play? What are the tipping points, and how d'you navigate the res ...…
 
If you’re passionate about social justice and ‘making a difference’ in students’ lives -you’re probably familiar with a few choice accusations that can cause educators to withdraw, self-censor, tone it down, or shut-up. The accusations? That they’re not objective or neutral, that they’re pushing an agenda, or pushing their bandwagon. In This Ep ...…
 
You’ve got something to say but you’re nervous. Your stomach’s in knots and your head’s filled with endless chatter Why would anyone want to hear what I’ve got to say? What if they don’t like my ideas? Even worse what if no-one reads or listens – and my ideas just disappear into the vortex? In This Episode: How do we navigate the fears and self ...…
 
It's a phrase that's often met with groans and rolls of the eyes - Professional Development. But what if you could tailor that Professional Development or PD to your circumstances - making it relevant to you and your class? And what if you had access to ongoing support and advice at any time of the day? Well that's the situation for many educat ...…
 
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