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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

Release Date: 06/22/2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, mindset, innovation and the status quo.

Our guest, Jasper Fox Senior, a middle years Earth Sciences teacher.

EPISODE RUN-DOWN

Jasper introduces himself (1:00 minute mark)

What is Earth Sciences and how is it being taught differently nowadays? (2:38)

Connecting what's outside to inside the classroom - what it demands of us as teachers (3:47)

Shifting to a collaborative and real-time feedback model with students (5:43)

Jasper's model of teaching Earth Sciences (7:06)

Using video to teach and engage students (7:42)

How Jasper sets up his classroom (8:59)

Where it all started - How Jasper transformed his teaching of Earth Sciences (10:28)

What Jasper's students think about his videos and the challenge of not boring students (15:14)

How to get colleagues, parents and resistant students onside with new teaching approaches (19:12)

What Jasper learnt about himself (24:45)

The Lightning Round: risk - mindset - innovation - status quo - leadership - Pushing The Edge (25:49)

My Innovation Coaching Program - Let's Make your Innovative Ideas a Reality (29:43)

Jasper's advice to his younger self (31:06)

EPISODE SHOW-NOTES

For complete Show-Links and Resources- including links to Jasper's Science videos - go to PUSHING THE EDGE - EPISODE 20.

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