50 episodes

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 challenging systemic inequity and bigotry, along with privilege and silence.

Not content with traditional approaches to diversity and inclusion they're re-making their environments, supporting and uplifting the voices and worlds of those students and communities who've been sidelined for far too long.

Find Show Notes and Resources at: pushingtheedge.org

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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 challenging systemic inequity and bigotry, along with privilege and silence.

Not content with traditional approaches to diversity and inclusion they're re-making their environments, supporting and uplifting the voices and worlds of those students and communities who've been sidelined for far too long.

Find Show Notes and Resources at: pushingtheedge.org

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

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

    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.

    • 43 min
    Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator - PTE049

    Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator - PTE049

    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.

    We also critically unpack the Pirates movement, the drive for authenticity, and the need for diverse, intersectional representation.

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

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

    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.

    • 43 min
    Navigating White Spaces with Sherri Spelic - PTE047

    Navigating White Spaces with Sherri Spelic - PTE047

    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.

    • 28 min
    Rainbow Kids, Activism and LGBTIQ families with Felicity Marlowe - PTE046

    Rainbow Kids, Activism and LGBTIQ families with Felicity Marlowe - PTE046

    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. 

    • 55 min
    Uplifting the Voices and Languages of Latinx Students with Victor Martinez - PTE045

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

    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.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

Yael Blinco ,

English teacher/teacher librarian

I just discovered this podcast last week. I have now listened to the whole series and loved it all. Greg Curran has found inspiring educators from around the world to keep teachers passionate about teaching and learning. All teachers should listen and shake up their practice!

@PensiveM ,

Real educators; Real inspiration

I have just listened to two episodes of 'Pushing the Edge' and I am keen to hear more. The format is simple, the content = motivating and the educators Greg interviews are passionate, dedicated and, most importantly, real. Better than a cup of coffee for a buzz!

@whosanktheboat ,

Whats my edge?

I think what I like about Greg's podcast is the easy conversational style, the down to earth people and how what is being spoken about relates to me. Its reflective food that encourages me to question myself gently and without external judgements. What are the edges I have that could be pushed out a bit; developed. Short, sharp and punchy! Well done Greg, I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing more.

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