Bringing together the worlds of health, education and well-being to support and inspire school communities.
Reimagining School Sport with Dr. Doug Gleddie, Dr. Lauren Sulz, and Jonathan Mauro
Jamie is joined by Dr. Doug Gleddie, Dr. Lauren Sulz and Jonathan Mauro to discuss all things school sports. They look at the ways school sports are part of a healthy school community, what benefits they provide to students who participate, and how school sports can be reimagined so more students can benefit.
The Podclass: Electives on https://open.spotify.com/show/3pT5LsHZCtCQJ3gppB4gNe (Spotify)
The Podclass: Electives on https://music.amazon.ca/podcasts/befa7a47-ab40-4e15-a279-0a923e436da3/THE-PODCLASS-ELECTIVES (Amazon Music)
More platforms coming soon!
Mental Health and Substance Use with Members of the Youth Addictions and Mental Health Provincial Advisory Council
Content warning: discussions of suicidal ideation and abuse
Jamie talks with Alberta Health Services Youth Addiction and Mental Health Provincial Advisory Council (YAMH PAC) members Katelyn, Nik, and Heather about their experiences on the council and lived experiences with mental health and addiction. They share the activities and resources that have supported them in their journeys and ideas for educators to support students and create safe spaces.
Podcasts as a Pathway to Professional Learning
Recorded as a virtual panel session for https://everactive.org/events/stf/ (Shaping the Future 2021).
Join a panel of podcast hosts, producers, educators and enthusiasts for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Podclass: Conversations on School Health.” Learn the evidence behind why podcasts are a great strategy for professional learning, how this series was brought to life and is being utilized in a “flipped classroom” approach for a BEd. course, and how teachers at any stage of their career can take advantage of shared or solo learning opportunities through podcasts.
Multiculturalism in the Classroom with Dr. Rahat Zaidi
Jamie talks with Dr. Rahat Zaidi, an Associate Professor in Second Language Pedagogy at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary about diversity in culture, language, and backgrounds in Canadian classrooms. She shares resources and strategies for teachers to acknowledge and honour diversity without having to be a language or cultural expert.
http://www.living-together.ca/ (Living Together: Muslims in a Changing World)
McIntosh, P. (1989). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack. Peace and Freedom (p. 10-12).
Zaidi, R. (2017). Anti-Islamophobic curriculums (1st ed.). Peter Lang Publications. ISBN 1433142562, 9781433142567
Zaidi, R. and El Chaar, E. (2020). Identity texts: an intervention to internationalise the classroom. Pedagogies: An International Journal. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1554480X.2020.1860060 (10.1080/1554480X.2020.1860060)
Zaidi R. (2020). Dual language books: Enhancing engagement and language awareness. Journal of Literacy Research. First published July 16, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1086296X20939559 (https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1086296X20939559)
Zaidi, R. (2019). http://oxfordre.com/education/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.001.0001/acrefore-9780190264093-e-231 (Islamophobia and education). In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.231 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.231)
Positive Teacher Well-being with Dana Fulwiler
Elizabeth talks with Dana, a teacher and instructor at the University of Calgary and the University of Pennsylvania, about the need to prioritize teacher wellbeing in addition to student wellbeing when it comes to school health promotion. She shares practical strategies for teachers to feel their best, maintain perspective, and enjoy their work.
https://mysleepwell.ca/ (My Sleep Well)
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/tapestry/resilience-1.5360023/stop-trying-to-do-it-all-yourself-family-therapist-says-self-help-only-goes-so-far-1.5360032 (CBC Article on Self Help)
https://dayoneapp.com/ (Day One App)
https://www.viacharacter.org/ (VIA Institute on Character)
https://www.coursera.org/learn/resilience-uncertainty (Coursera: Resilience Skills in a Time of Uncertainty)
How to Become a Health Champion for Yourself and For Your School with Lisa Taylor
Elizabeth talks with Lisa Taylor, an instructor at the University of Calgary, about small shifts to embed wellness in your daily routine as a teacher. She shares stories about how she became health champion in the schools where she taught and how health promotion can lead to happier school communities.
Apps for reading articles:
For iOS: https://www.naturalreaders.com/app/ (Natural Readers App)
For android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hyperionics.avarandhl=en_CAandgl=US (Voice Aloud Reader)