Pushing The Edge With Greg Curran

Sinopse

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 Pushing The Edges of Innovation and Social Justice to make their environments more welcoming and inclusive. Find Show Notes and Resources at: pushingtheedge.org

Episódios

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

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

    02/10/2018 Duração: 43min

    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 Challenging Times, https://pushingtheedge.org/standing-up Listen to more LGBTIQ related episodes and blog-posts at https://pushingtheedge.org/glbti There's also many more Social Justice-inspired educators and community leaders to listen to, in our 'Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran' podcast archive, https://pushingtheedge.org/social-justice-resources. Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran - and let me know what you think of this episode. And if you enjoyed our chat and found it useful, please share it with others. Thanks for listenin

  • Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator - PTE049

    Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator - PTE049

    18/09/2018 Duração: 52min

    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 more Social Justice-inspired educators and community leaders to listen to, in my podcast archive, https://pushingtheedge.org/social-justice-resources. Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran - and do let me know what you think of this episode. And if you enjoyed our chat and found it useful, please share it with others. Thank you.

  • Expanding Students Ideas About Race, Religion  Place with Amra Pajalic

    Expanding Students' Ideas About Race, Religion & Place with Amra Pajalic

    04/09/2018 Duração: 43min

    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, https://pushingtheedge.org/48. Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for Our Students in Challenging Times, https://pushingtheedge.org/standing-up And check out the 'Pushing The Edge' podcast archive featuring many more Social Justice-inspired educators and community leaders, https://pushingtheedge.org/social-justice-resources. Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran - and do let me know what you think of this episode. And if you enjoyed our chat or found it useful, please share it. Thanks so much.

  • Navigating White Spaces with Sherri Spelic

    Navigating White Spaces with Sherri Spelic

    21/08/2018 Duração: 28min

    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 - https://PushingTheEdge.org/sports Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran - and do let me know what you think of this episode.  And if you enjoyed this episode or found it useful, tell others about it and share it.

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

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

    07/08/2018 Duração: 55min

    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. Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for Our Students in These Challenging Times - https://pushingtheedge.org/standing-up For more of my LGBTIQ posts and episodes, check out - https://pushingtheedge.org/glbti Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran - and do let me know what you think of this episode. And if you enjoyed this episode or found it useful, please tell others about it and share it. Thank you.

  • Uplifting the Voices and Languages of Marginalized Communities with Victor Martinez - PTE045

    Uplifting the Voices and Languages of Marginalized Communities with Victor Martinez - PTE045

    24/07/2018 Duração: 49min

    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. Further information and links for my chat with Victor Martinez, can be found here - pushingtheedge.org/45. Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for Our Students in These Challenging Times. There's also many more Social Justice-inspired educators and community leaders to listen to, check them out here. Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran - and do let me know what you think of this episode. And if you enjoyed this episode or found it useful, please tell others about it and share it. Thank you.

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

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

    10/07/2018 Duração: 30min

    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 Our Students in These Challenging Times. We've also got many more Social Justice-inspired educators and community leaders to listen to, check them out here. Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran - and do let me know what you think of this episode. And if you enjoyed this episode or found it useful, please tell others about it and share it. Thanks so much.

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

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

    26/06/2018 Duração: 53min

    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 Social Justice-inspired educators and community leaders to listen to, check them out here. Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran - and do let me know what you think of this episode. And if you enjoyed this episode or found it useful, please share it. Thanks so much.

  • Complicating Diversity and Inclusion with Maha Bali - PTE042

    Complicating Diversity and Inclusion with Maha Bali - PTE042

    12/06/2018 Duração: 39min

    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/42 Listen to more Season 5 episodes on Standing Up for Students in Challenging Times We've also got many more Social Justice-related episodes, check them out here. Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran If you enjoyed this episode or found it useful, please tell others and share it. Thanks.

  • Whose History Are We Telling with Eric Fieldman - PTE041

    Whose History Are We Telling with Eric Fieldman - PTE041

    29/05/2018 Duração: 50min

    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/41 Listen to Season 5 episodes on Standing Up for Students in Challenging Times And listen to more Social Justice-related episodes on 'Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran' podcast Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran

  • Nothings Neutral, Everythings Political with Phiona Lloyd-Henry - PTE040

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

    15/05/2018 Duração: 41min

    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 episode links, go to pushingtheedge.org/40  Check out more episodes in this current season, Standing Up for Students in Challenging Times. And listen to more Social Justice-related episodes on Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran. Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran

  • Courageous Conversations About Race with Val Brown - PTE 039

    Courageous Conversations About Race with Val Brown - PTE 039

    01/05/2018 Duração: 54min

    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. For further information and links, go to pushingtheedge.org/39 Follow me on Twitter - @GregBCurran Listen to more Social Justice episodes on Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

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

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

    06/06/2017 Duração: 48min

    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 narrow & discriminatory views of femininity AND creating their own sports spaces. Plus how sports clubs are serving their entire communities using strengths or assets-based approaches to drive change. For full show-notes go to: http://pushingtheedge.org/sports Episode 38 - Quick-Guide ▪ Ramon's emerging interest in soccer & sport ▪ The local soccer club on Ramon's doorstep ▪ The challenges of running a local soccer club - for migrants & refugees ▪ Why migrants & refugees want to be involved in a soccer club ▪ T

  • Tackling homophobia and transphobia in football with Angie Greene - PTE037

    Tackling homophobia and transphobia in football with Angie Greene - PTE037

    23/05/2017 Duração: 30min

    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. Brent however, removed himself from team sport altogether because of the homophobic language he'd hear on the sports field and in sports environments in general. Angie saw what her brother was going through, over many years. Add in the sexism, and racism, and she didn't want to be part of sporting environments either. That was till she started, Stand Up Events, an organisation that's challenging sexual and gender discrimination in sport. For full show-notes go to: http://pushingtheedge.org/sports Episode 37 - Quick-Guide ▪ Angie in

  • Changing the Culture in Sports Clubs with Ryan Storr - PTE036

    Changing the Culture in Sports Clubs with Ryan Storr - PTE036

    09/05/2017 Duração: 29min

    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 close as a researcher and participant. Ryan Storr is a PhD researcher and co-founder of Proud2Play, an Aussie organisation designed for anyone who ever thought there was no place for them in sporting environments. For full show-notes go to: http://pushingtheedge.org/sports Episode 36 - Quick Guide ▪ Ryan introduces himself ▪ Why inclusion in sport matters ▪ Does having skills = acceptance in sport? ▪ Why did Ryan hide his sexuality - when playing sport? ▪ Why does being open about who you are matter? ▪ What might inclusion in a s

  • Connecting Sporting Clubs Back to Their Communities with Sue McGill - PTE035

    Connecting Sporting Clubs Back to Their Communities with Sue McGill - PTE035

    25/04/2017 Duração: 33min

    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 Huddle' at North Melbourne Football Club, Australia. For full show-notes go to: http://pushingtheedge.org/sports/ Episode 35 Run-down ▪ Introduction to Sue and the North Melbourne Huddle ▪ The power of sport for social connections ▪ How The Huddle fosters connections for culturally diverse youth ▪ The importance of listening and the process of building trust with young people ▪ Why sporting clubs should build links to their multicultural communities ▪ What can Phys Ed teachers and Sports Coaches do to engage young people ▪ How do T

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

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

    11/04/2017 Duração: 52min

    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 we're pushing the edges of labels, intersections in identity, visibility, disruption, disability, and bodies. For full show-notes go to: http://pushingtheedge.org/sports Episode 34 - Quick Guide ▪ Sam introduces themself ▪ What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? ▪ How Sam's disability impacts on the sports they play and the protection needed ▪ The drawcard of sport for Sam ▪ The importance of being around disabled people ▪ Mistaken perceptions about people with disabilities ▪ Sam as a disabled and trans non-binary Jew ▪ What does non-bina

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

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

    28/03/2017 Duração: 33min

    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 health, self-acceptance and inclusion. For full show-notes go to: http://pushingtheedge.org/sports Show Guests Grant O Sullivan and Loretta Konjarski - from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia Episode 33 Run-down ▪ Introduction ▪ Grant introduces himself ▪ The impact of being a closeted athlete ▪ Loretta introduces herself ▪ The impact of labels and why we should challenge them ▪ The impact of homophobia and transphobia on young people's participation in sport ▪ How Physical Education teachers can make their classrooms more

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

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

    14/03/2017 Duração: 36min

    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 environment? There's also the Lightning Round where we're pushing the edges of participation, body image, pronouns and feeling welcome in sport. For full show-notes go to: http://pushingtheedge.org/sports Show Guest James Lolicato, Co-founder of Proud 2 Play Inc Episode 32 Run-down ▪ Introduction ▪ What do we know about LGBTI people and participation in sport? ▪ Why do pronouns matter - in sport? ▪ Why do LGBTI people feel unsafe in Physical Education (Phys Ed) classes or sports? ▪ Inclusive teaching strategies for Phys Ed ▪ Pra

  • Making Football More Welcoming with The Outer Sanctum - PTE031

    Making Football More Welcoming with The Outer Sanctum - PTE031

    28/02/2017 Duração: 51min

    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 neighborhood, and it's been a regular companion since then. It's a show that's defied my expectations, giving space to voices rarely heard in the mainstream sports media and consistently tackling issues of racism, sexism, and homophobia within the AFL. The Outer Sanctum Podcast fires me up. It intrigues me and draws me in. It makes me laugh. In a time, where hate-related speech dominates the landscape, it makes me happy and fills me with hope. So I was pretty stoked when I had the chance to chat to two of the hosts from the Oute

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