137 episodes

This podcast is for teachers and school leaders who are ready to move beyond survival and thrive by design. Join wellbeing speaker and teacher wellbeing specialist Meg Durham for real and heartfelt conversations with experienced educators and wellbeing thought leaders. Discover practical ways to navigate the relentless demands of school life and move forward with more courage, compassion and confidence.

The School of Wellbeing with Meg Durham Meg Durham

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 50 Ratings

This podcast is for teachers and school leaders who are ready to move beyond survival and thrive by design. Join wellbeing speaker and teacher wellbeing specialist Meg Durham for real and heartfelt conversations with experienced educators and wellbeing thought leaders. Discover practical ways to navigate the relentless demands of school life and move forward with more courage, compassion and confidence.

    Dr Steven Rogelberg: Meetings Matter & The Surprising Art + Science of Meeting Well | Episode 121

    Dr Steven Rogelberg: Meetings Matter & The Surprising Art + Science of Meeting Well | Episode 121

    “The characteristics of an excellent meeting leader are very similar to an excellent teacher” - Dr Steven Rogelberg

    Most of us can relate to the misery of pointless meetings. They take over our calendars and make us wonder why we couldn't have been sent an email. However, in a world where collaboration is everything, we can't live without meetings entirely.

    On this episode of The School of Wellbeing podcast, organisational psychologist Professor Steven Rogelberg, shares how to make meetings more enjoyable, productive, and beneficial to staff and student wellbeing. If you want to make your meetings matter and ones your colleagues will look forward to, listen to this episode and learn from an expert.

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    ** The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders in Australia! **

     

    • 19 min
    Joel Hines: Human Potential & How To Cultivate Connection With The THRIVE Framework | Episode 120

    Joel Hines: Human Potential & How To Cultivate Connection With The THRIVE Framework | Episode 120

    “To reach our full potential, we need the support of community.” Joel Hines

    How can we access and amplify our human potential?

    In this enlightening podcast episode, host Meg Durham is joined by Joel Hines. Joel’s career has been dedicated to guiding others to explore the shared experience of being human. Known for his integrity and authenticity, Joel empowers leaders to cultivate engagement, foster collaboration, and motivate others.

    In this episode, Joel explains the THRIVE framework, a six-step process designed to cultivate connection and enable potential. They discuss the power of self-trust, acknowledging one’s achievements, and the need for space to process thoughts and feelings.

    Tune in now and prepare to transform your understanding of human potential and connection.

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    ** The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders in Australia! **

    • 28 min
    Sarah Rusbatch: Beyond Booze & Grey Area Drinking | Episode 119

    Sarah Rusbatch: Beyond Booze & Grey Area Drinking | Episode 119

    “The thing about alcohol is it's a brilliant short-term quick fix. The problem is it's an absolute nightmare for your body long-term.” Sarah Rusbatch

    Have you ever heard of the term Grey Area Drinking?

    Join guest Sarah Rusbatch, accredited Grey Area Drinking Coach, as she shares her transformative journey from depending on alcohol to manage the everyday stresses of life to sobriety. She now helps big-hearted humans overcome self-doubt and fear to live the life they deserve without alcohol.

    In this episode, you'll learn about the societal norms perpetuating alcohol use and how teachers are the number one profession seeking support to move beyond booze. She provides practical strategies for managing alcohol consumption and emphasises the importance of self-awareness and self-compassion in this process.

    Prepare to be inspired by Sarah’s story and commitment to helping others move beyond booze.

    Sarah’s book Beyond Booze is available for purchase - shop now!

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    ** The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders in Australia! **

    • 32 min
    Dan Steele: Growth Coaching & Listening To Encourage Thinking | Episode 118

    Dan Steele: Growth Coaching & Listening To Encourage Thinking | Episode 118

    When you think of a coach, you usually think of coaching athletes to the best of their ability. Imagine what would happen if we applied that same coaching approach to school life...

    In this podcast episode, Dan Steele, a rockstar educational leader and coach with a real history of shaking things up in school communities, dives deep into the powerful impact coaching can have on educators and the schools they teach in. He discusses the balance between providing enough support and challenge for educators to grow.

    Get ready to discover how self-awareness, ditching the need to be perfect, and the magic of truly seeing your students can take your teaching to a whole new level – through the powerful lens of coaching!

    * Please note, In Dan's excitement he said Carl Jung instead of Carl Rogers when we chatted about "Way of Being". Check out Carl Rogers and  Christian van Nieuwerburgh to learn more.

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    Dan Steele - LinkedIn | Growth Coaching International

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    ** The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders in Australia! **

    • 31 min
    Melinda Phillips: Release the Pressure & Reclaim The Joy Of Teaching| Episode 117

    Melinda Phillips: Release the Pressure & Reclaim The Joy Of Teaching| Episode 117

    "There's been profound changes in the volume and complexity of the work that we do as teachers, and that leads to unsustainable workloads that come at the detriment of our work and our wellbeing." Melinda Phillips

    How can we release the pressure of school life?

    In this insightful podcast episode, organisational psychologist and experienced educator Melinda Phillips chats with Meg about the impact of increasing work demands on big-hearted educators

    They explore practical strategies such as addressing workplace stressors, evaluating our standards and understanding the cost of caring. This conversation emphasises the importance of listening to one’s body and recognising its signals as a duty of care. They also discuss how reaching a point of burnout can sometimes serve as a wake-up call, prompting educators to reassess their work-life balance and take deliberate.

    Tune in to learn how to navigate workplace stress, build healthy habits, and embrace the mess and magic of school life

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    Melinda Phillips - Website | LinkedIn

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    Speaker Requests - Complete the booking form

    ** The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders in Australia! **

    • 33 min
    Mariane Power: Neurodivergent Adults & Embracing Neurodiversity In The Workplace | Episode 116

    Mariane Power: Neurodivergent Adults & Embracing Neurodiversity In The Workplace | Episode 116

    “Neurodivergence refers to all of the different neurodevelopmental profiles that we see.” - Mariane Power

    Want to learn more about neurodivergence in adults?

    Join Clinical Psychologist Mariane Power as she explores the intricate and nuanced topic of neurodiversity. Learn how neurodivergence impacts wellbeing, the role of inclusive environments, and the unique challenges faced by neurodivergent adults working in schools.

    This enlightening podcast will broaden your understanding and equip you with neuro-affirming practices to support the diversity of your school staff. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your knowledge of neurodevelopmental profiles including Autism (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia and Dyscalculia.

    This podcast is a must-listen for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of neurodivergence and its impact on individuals and school communities. It’s a journey of discovery, understanding, and acceptance. 

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    Mariane Power - Instgaram | LinkedIn | Website

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    Booking Requests - Complete the form

    ** The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders in Australia! **

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

felsingerk ,

Inspiring, Educational, Prolific

This podcast gives an abundance of new knowledge every episode. Easy listening with great perspective and new accessible information. I’m an instant fan and wish I new about these earlier.

Davinabj ,

Fabulous!

Fabulous, easy listening. Great as a Mum to be able to learn new things, and such interesting guests and conversations- thanks Meg!

Doadiddy ,

Great conversations

Always very topical and helps to educate about wellbeing. Highly recommend listening and following Meg.
Charlotte (wellbeing gets real).

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