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Making a Difference by Not Playing It Safe - Part 2 - PTE017

Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

Release Date: 05/11/2015

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

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.

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

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.

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

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 where they live. Plus, we unpack how to expand students' ideas about being Muslim.

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

In Episode 47, fitting in and assimilation in predominantly white spaces. Plus, promoting girls' participation in sports, and making physical education classes more inclusive and fair.

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

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. 

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

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 why do Victor’s students prefer to speak English rather than Spanish, and how does he challenge this.

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

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

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

Jo Hirst a parent and children's book author reveals the ups and downs of raising a trans child in an often hostile world. We explore how teachers and school leaders can better support trans and gender diverse young people.

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

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.

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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

In Episode 41, from holding back to standing up and speaking out as a teacher; 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.

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More Episodes

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 couple of books that have been influential in my teaching career.

LISTEN TO PART 1

In Part 1 of my chat with Rachael Lehr we talk about motivations and inspirations for Pushing The Edge, Social Justice, How to Stay True to Yourself, and How to Navigate Self-Doubts.

Listen to Part 1 (Episode 16) on ITunes or on my website.

SHOW-NOTES

For complete Show-Links and Resources go to PUSHING THE EDGE - EPISODE 17.

LISTEN TO RELATED EPISODES OF PUSHING THE EDGE

Click the links below to start listening to each episode:

Pust Past Your Comfort Zone with Rachael Lehr

Pushing The Edge of Whole School Change with Ray Boyd - Ray is the Principal of the School that Rachael Lehr teaches in.

Take Care of You with Jason Borton. Jason is an Australian Principal who isn't afraid to ask challenging questions, and think outside the business as usual. He asked one of the questions in this episode.

Step Back and Let Young People Take the Lead with Laura Hill. Laura tells some compelling tales about life with her two young daughters, In particular, how they've caused her to reassess her ideas about what's possible for young people. Laura asked one of the questions in this episode.

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I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode - or maybe you have a question or two. Write to me at: greg@pushingtheedge.org

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