Are you passionate about making a difference in teaching?
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
Whys The Maths Teacher Here for Social Studies with Jenna Laib
In Episode 54, how can we challenge Eurocentrism in the maths classroom and value Indigenous knowledge? Plus, how can we use graphs to explore social justice issues, and cultivate mathematical thinking with our students.
Building Cultures of Thinking in the Maths Classroom with Margarita Breed
In Episode 53, taking the emphasis off the answer in maths, focusing on building meaning and connections rather than remembering rules, and using low floor, high ceiling rich maths tasks. Plus, we have lots of maths teaching resources to share.
Looking at the World in Mathematical Ways with Marian Dingle
In Episode 52, how do our families mathematise us? How does maths at home compare to maths at school? And why are our cultures so important in maths classrooms?
Liberating Literature in Our Classrooms and Libraries with Julia Torres
In Episode 51, young people are engaging with literature in ways that are quite different to prior generations. We’ll explore young adult fiction that reflects our students' lives, issues, and worlds. We'll also challenge the traditional literary canon along the way.
Optimism, Hope and a Place to Belong with Rodney Croome
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.
Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator
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.
Episode 53 is a must listen!
Greg has a laid-back conversational way of interviewing his guests to get to the nitty-gritty of the topic. If you are at all interested in teaching maths then I highly recommend listening to Episode 53 with Margarita Breed. It is full of practical ideas to engage students with higher order mathematical thinking. Looking forward to listening to episodes yet to come.
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!
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!