11 episodes

With each episode we bring you important news and relevant issues for educators, as well as the fascinating stories of education leaders from across the globe.

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

With each episode we bring you important news and relevant issues for educators, as well as the fascinating stories of education leaders from across the globe.

    Supporting Twice-Exceptional and Vulnerable Students to Thrive with Aimy McAninly

    Supporting Twice-Exceptional and Vulnerable Students to Thrive with Aimy McAninly

    This week on exceptional education we are joined by Aimy McAninly.

    Aimy is an outstanding educator who has been working in Alternative Learning Schools and with the Department of Education implementing their Respectful Relationships initiative. Today she speaks with us about how to best support vulnerable students; including using your own vulnerability to build relationships and empowering students to explore their passions.

    She also discusses her new venture in helping to set up the Tombolo Academy, a school that supports Twice-Exceptional students to thrive socially, emotionally and academically.

    We cherish your feedback on the show and would love to hear from you. If you would like to weigh in on an episode; whether it being a guest yourself or what you would like to hear about, please send an email through to: au@anzuk.education

    • 38 min
    The Rewards of Working in Special Needs with Will Yates

    The Rewards of Working in Special Needs with Will Yates

    Welcome back to exceptional education!

    We're back after a short break and we're pumped to bring you season two of the podcast.

    This season we're focusing on Special Education Needs settings or SEN. We'll be bringing you exceptional educators from the SEN field to discuss why they're so passionate about their work.

    Our first guest for the season is the incredible Will Yates, a former Education Support and SEN Consultant with anzuk. Will began his SEN journey while living abroad in the UK and turned his passion into a career in SEN recruitment. He is now combining his love of fitness and helping others by studying to become a personal trainer for those with special needs.

    Will's passion is infectious, we know that you'll be inspired by this episode!

    We cherish your feedback on the show and would love to hear from you. If you would like to weigh in on an episode; whether it being a guest yourself or what you would like to hear about, please send an email through to: au@anzuk.education

    • 29 min
    Cyber Safety for Students with Sam Macaulay

    Cyber Safety for Students with Sam Macaulay

    We're so excited to bring you this week's episode of exceptional.education.

    Sam Macaulay from the Cyber Safety Project joins us to discuss his career as a teacher and all things cyber safety.
    Sam started his career as an exceptional teacher, teaching at both Laburnum and Old Orchard Primary School, but a terrifying online incident with one of his students sparked a passion to educate both students and parents on cyber safety. He co-founded the Cyber Safety Project, with a mission to empower every young Australian
    to self manage their digital safety and wellbeing ​through proactive education.

    We love this chat with Sam and think that you will too!

    If you would like any more information on the incredible Cyber Safety Project, check out their website at: https://www.cybersafetyproject.com.au/ or get in contact with them: info@cybersafetyproject.com.au

    We cherish your feedback on the show and would love to hear from you. If you would like to weigh in on an episode; whether it being a guest yourself or what you would like to hear about, please send an email through to: au@anzuk.education

    • 44 min
    From CRT to Assistant Principal - In Conversation with Andrew Wood

    From CRT to Assistant Principal - In Conversation with Andrew Wood

    We're thrilled to have Andrew Wood as our in conversation guest this week on exceptional.education. Andrew is currently the AP at Auburn Primary School and shares his incredible journey with us today. From starting a teaching apprenticeship at the age of 18 in his home country of New Zealand, to working as a casual relief teacher in Melbourne, to now working as the AP at Auburn Primary, Andrew has some really fascinating insights into what makes a good teacher and leader.
    He is also passionate about Indigenous education, having utilised his upbringing in Maori culture to bring a Maori perspective to the classes he taught while in NZ.
    We love this chat with Andrew and hope that you do too!

    We cherish your feedback on the show and would love to hear from you. If you would like to weigh in on an episode; whether it being a guest yourself or what you would like to hear about, please send an email through to: au@anzuk.education

    • 49 min
    Become an Exceptional Education Leader

    Become an Exceptional Education Leader

    We're back with episode 7 of exceptional.education!

    This week we're joined by the truly exceptional Brendan Fraser. Brendan is a Senior Executive Consultant with anzuk.education, and today shares his incredible journey in education.

    He has worked in leadership roles across different schools and provides insight into how being a truly great leader is about helping others succeed. We also discuss Brendan's passion for wellbeing and how he is currently undertaking his Doctorate in Education, specialising in the health and wellbeing of education leaders.

    We're so lucky to have him at anzuk and we hope you enjoy our chat with him today!

    We cherish your feedback on the show and would love to hear from you. If you would like to weigh in on an episode; whether it being a guest yourself or what you would like to hear about, please send an email through to: au@anzuk.education

    • 46 min
    How to Develop Rapport with Students

    How to Develop Rapport with Students

    This week's episode delves into the art of relationship building with students. We're joined by the exceptional Meg, head of year 7 at an all girl's school in Melbourne. She discusses the importance of developing rapport with each of her students and how it helps all areas of the student's wellbeing and learning outcomes.

    It's the simple things, like remembering each student's name, caring about their personal issues and being a friendly face that helps build that mutual respect between student and teacher, setting them up for a successful time in school.

    We cherish your feedback on the show and would love to hear from you. If you would like to weigh in on an episode; whether it being a guest yourself or what you would like to hear about, please send an email through to: au@anzuk.education

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Lakerach ,

Well rounded

This is a great listen. It is really well rounded in its approach. I like that you hear about the journeys of educators, staff in schools and from the team members at anzuk. The themes that are explored are transferable to many aspects of life it is not just for educators. Great job! 👏👏👏👏👏👏

Gffxayhnv ,

Exceptional Education Ep 1

Both speakers making a positive difference by establishing clear values.

Loved the approach of Tania Hunter. Continued learning and establishing trust with students and teachers . Also how adapting your teaching style creates successful outcomes.

GeorgiaFromMelbourne ,

5 STARS

Love this podcast so much! Sharing positivity in the education world when it is needed most! Also some great insights into how other teachers and schools operate around the globe.

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