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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

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Do you often wonder, How can I stay true to me and my passions? How can I get beyond the day to day grind? Ok then, get ready to step outside your comfort zone. Find out how to navigate the obstacles and overcome your self-doubts. Discover ways to find support, be challenged, and get inspired. Join Greg Curran as he chats to Innovative Educators who are not content to just survive, they actively create ways to Thrive.

Do you often wonder, How can I stay true to me and my passions? How can I get beyond the day to day grind? Ok then, get ready to step outside your comfort zone. Find out how to navigate the obstacles and overcome your self-doubts. Discover ways to find support, be challenged, and get inspired. Join Greg Curran as he chats to Innovative Educators who are not content to just survive, they actively create ways to Thrive.
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Do you often wonder, How can I stay true to me and my passions? How can I get beyond the day to day grind? Ok then, get ready to step outside your comfort zone. Find out how to navigate the obstacles and overcome your self-doubts. Discover ways to find support, be challenged, and get inspired. Join Greg Curran as he chats to Innovative Educators who are not content to just survive, they actively create ways to Thrive.

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Episodes

Optimism, Hope and a Place to Belong with Rodney Croome - PTE050

10/2/2018
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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 chat with Rodney Croome, can be found here, https://pushingtheedge.org/50. Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for Our Students in...

Duration:00:43:40

Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator - PTE049

9/18/2018
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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. Further information and links for my chat with Benjamin Doxtdator, can be found here, pushingtheedge.org/49. Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for Our Students in Challenging Times, https://pushingtheedge.org/standing-up There's also many...

Duration:00:52:28

Challenging Stereotypes about Race, Religion, & Suburbs with Amra Pajalic - PTE048

9/4/2018
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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 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 about the complexities of being Muslim. Further information and links for this chat with Amra Pajalic can be found here,...

Duration:00:43:30

Navigating White Spaces with Sherri Spelic - PTE047

8/21/2018
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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 Times - https://pushingtheedge.org/standing-up Also, listen to Season 4: Making Physical Education and Sports More Inclusive -...

Duration:00:28:10

How Rainbow Kids are Stepping Up and Speaking Out with Felicity Marlowe - PTE046

8/7/2018
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In Episode 46: how Rainbow Kids are actively campaigning for their 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.Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for Our Students in These Challenging Times - https://pushingtheedge.org/standing-upFor more of my LGBTIQ...

Duration:00:55:01

Uplifting the Voices and Languages of Latino Students with Victor Martinez - PTE045

7/24/2018
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In Episode 45, dual language English teacher, Victor Martinez didn’t see many other Latino 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. Further information and links for my chat with...

Duration:00:49:11

Being Color Brave not Color Blind with Rosa Perez Isiah - PTE044

7/10/2018
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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 Further information and links for my chat with Rosa Perez-Isiah, can be found here - pushingtheedge.org/44. Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for...

Duration:00:30:26

Trans Children Do Know Who They Are with Jo Hirst - PTE043

6/26/2018
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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 found here - pushingtheedge.org/43.Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for Our Students in These Challenging Times.We've also got many more...

Duration:00:53:12

Complicating Diversity and Inclusion with Maha Bali - PTE042

6/12/2018
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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, go to pushingtheedge.org/42Listen to more Season 5 episodes on Standing Up for Students in Challenging TimesWe've also got many more Social...

Duration:00:39:41

Whose History Are We Telling with Eric Fieldman - PTE041

5/29/2018
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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 activism. For further information and episode links, go to pushingtheedge.org/41Listen to Season 5 episodes on Standing Up for Students in Challenging...

Duration:00:50:05

Nothing's Neutral, Everything's Political with Phiona Lloyd-Henry - PTE040

5/15/2018
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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. pushingtheedge.org/40Standing Up for Students in Challenging Times.Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran@GregBCurran

Duration:00:41:37

Courageous Conversations About Race with Val Brown - PTE 039

5/1/2018
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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 views on country music. pushingtheedge.org/39@GregBCurranSocial Justice episodes

Duration:00:54:49

Having a voice and a sense of belonging in a soccer club with Ramon Spaaij - PTE038

6/6/2017
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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 identities, their sense of place, and belonging to their new country through soccer and sport more generally. Also how the young women are resisting...

Duration:00:48:30

Tackling homophobia and transphobia in football with Angie Greene - PTE037

5/23/2017
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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 talented athletes. Their sports journeys though have been very different. Steve went on to play AFL football at the highest level for 5 years....

Duration:00:30:57

Changing the Culture in Sports Clubs with Ryan Storr - PTE036

5/9/2017
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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 change. Isn't there a 'social justice' case for change? Well our guest has plenty of insights into these areas - having studied sporting clubs up...

Duration:00:29:10

Supporting Culturally Diverse Youth through Football with Sue McGill - PTE035

4/25/2017
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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 Round where we're pushing the edges of participation, assumptions, leadership and community. Our guest is Sue McGill, Regional Manager of 'The...

Duration:00:33:56

Making Sport Accessible for People with Disabilities with Sam De Leve - PTE034

4/11/2017
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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 heard people describing their identities as intersectional. We unpack what that means in the context of Sam's life. And in the Lightning Round...

Duration:00:52:28

Teaching Physical Education in a More Inclusive Way with Loretta Konjarski and Grant O Sullivan - PTE033

3/28/2017
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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 Education classes more inclusive. Then there's the Lightning Round where we're pushing the edges of language , lifelong participation, mental...

Duration:00:33:48

Making Sport Safe, Comfortable and Inclusive for LGBTI people with James Lolicato - PTE032

3/14/2017
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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 around - to make physical education and sports environments more inclusive? Plus, what can you do - if you're in an unsafe, unwelcoming sports...

Duration:00:36:21

Making Football More Welcoming with The Outer Sanctum - PTE031

2/28/2017
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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, they're never central to these shows. Then I discovered 'The Outer Sanctum' podcast. I took it out with me on my Friday morning walk around the...

Duration:00:51:21