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Do you have questions about our schooling and education system? Do you feel that something is not working but don't know where to start?
Then, you've come to the right place!

Welcome to these powerful imperfectly perfect conversations that shine the light on AMAZING INDIVIDUALS who are DISRUPTORS AND INNOVATORS in EDUCATION.
Together, we explore the question - how may we change the way we parent and educate our children and young people for all to flourish?

Not through ONE PATH nor ONE SIZE FITS ALL but ONE'S PATH to a fulfilled and happy life.

Are you ready? Let's get started...

Flourishing Education Podcast - Disrupting Education Fabienne Vailes

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Do you have questions about our schooling and education system? Do you feel that something is not working but don't know where to start?
Then, you've come to the right place!

Welcome to these powerful imperfectly perfect conversations that shine the light on AMAZING INDIVIDUALS who are DISRUPTORS AND INNOVATORS in EDUCATION.
Together, we explore the question - how may we change the way we parent and educate our children and young people for all to flourish?

Not through ONE PATH nor ONE SIZE FITS ALL but ONE'S PATH to a fulfilled and happy life.

Are you ready? Let's get started...

    Episode 159 - Honouring our children and who they are as individuals with Dr Thom Markham

    Episode 159 - Honouring our children and who they are as individuals with Dr Thom Markham

    This week I am delighted to share my conversation with Dr Thom Markham who is considered one of the founding fathers of Project Based Learning, Thom Markham is an educator by trade, a positive psychologist by training, and a global entrepreneur dedicated to expanding educator mindsets in service to a positive future. n 2015, Thom established PBL Global to offer online courses and onsite professional learning for a transformative strengths-focused model of project based learning that integrates high quality project design, student centered growth, and social emotional well-being.

    In this conversation we discussed how to let go of the traditional standard pathway and supposition in education that all will be fine and that instead we have to think about the personal capabilities of our children and how to best develop them and one way to do that is to honour who they are as individuals rather than asking them to fit into the system.

    Thom's book can be found here: Redefining Smart

    • 41 min
    Episode 158 - We are not alone. Nature has given us everything we need with Maggie Favretti

    Episode 158 - We are not alone. Nature has given us everything we need with Maggie Favretti

    This week I am delighted to share this powerful imperfectly perfect conversation with Maggie Favretti. Maggie is a Co-Design Thinker, an Award-winning Educator, Mentor, and Founder of Design Ed 4 Resilience 

    We discussed how we can design Education and Lifelong learning to cultivate belonging and shape collaborative community responses to climate change and other complex issues. Maggie told me about how to learn about and tap into the power of life found in nature, self and community so that we can learn how to CO-Create the world we want to live in.

    A truly beautiful and empowering conversation. I am sure you will love it too

    The book recommended by Maggie at the end of our conversation can be found here: All We Can Save

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 157 - A values driven life - how to consciously make decisions that matter to us with Alan Williams

    Episode 157 - A values driven life - how to consciously make decisions that matter to us with Alan Williams

    I am delighted to share a conversation with Alan Williams, Director of ServiceBrand Global. This is round 2 as I spoke to Alan last year and I will be completely honest, this conversation over the summer was absolutely life altering for me.

    In this episode Alan explains what a values driven life: it really means consciously making choices and decisions and behaving in line with what we understand is important to us. Instead of just reacting and responding to the environment around us, we become clearer about what was is important to you.

    And the starting point is is the question, what is important to me? So what are my values? 

    I am sure you will love this conversation as much as I did.

    Link to the book by David Bohm - Wholeness and the Implicate Order

    Video of Dancing Guy - How To Start A Movement - Leadership Lessons From Dancing Guy

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 156 - Personal and societal transformation through the seven levels of consciousness with Richard Barrett

    Episode 156 - Personal and societal transformation through the seven levels of consciousness with Richard Barrett

    Today I am extremely excited to be sharing this powerful imperfectly perfect conversation with Richard Barrett. Richard is Managing Director of Barrett Academy for the Advancement of Human Values.

    Richard shares his breakthrough work - the Barrett Model. Inspired by Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and tested over more than two decades of real-world experience with thousands of organizations, the model identifies the seven areas that comprise human motivations. These range from basic survival at one end, to service and concern for future generations at the other.

    In this episode Richard explains how as parents we can take a values-based approach and provide personal and societal transformation through self-expression. We teach our children and young people to fully self-express, connect and contribute. 

    Richard added that we should never ever sacrifice our self-expression because it is about exploring your gifts and talents. Connection is about self expression. And contribution is about service.

    To explore and download the handbooks Richard mentions in the podcast - visit Humanity Awareness Initiative

    • 55 min
    Episode 155 - Looking at our education system through an ecosystemic lens with Max Girardeau

    Episode 155 - Looking at our education system through an ecosystemic lens with Max Girardeau

    I am delighted to share this new episode with the wonderful Max Girardeau who is Director and co-founder of The Visionaries.

    In round 2 of our conversation, we talk about the work Max, Adrian and Nikki do. In this imperfectly perfect episode, Max shares their guiding inquiry: how to support regenerative leadership to emerge both in young people and in educators, and those working in the systems of education.

    So what do Max and his co-founders mean by looking at our education system through an ecosystemic lens?

    So let's make this episode, the reference conversation to spark some thinking and ideas for those that are looking to take that kind of approach but know that the way that we're doing things currently isn't serving

    The book mentioned by Max at the end of the podcast is:
    Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home by Toko-pa Turner

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 154 - The WISR Conceptuall Framework - How to question the power dynamics that are all around us with Charlotte Hankin and Benjamin Freud

    Episode 154 - The WISR Conceptuall Framework - How to question the power dynamics that are all around us with Charlotte Hankin and Benjamin Freud

    Today I am beyond excited to share this powerful imperfectly perfect conversation with two trailblazers in education Charlotte Hankin and Benjamin Freud.

    I absolutely love the work that Charlotte and Benjamin are doing with Coconut Thinking to disrupt the way we educate and parent our children and young people in order to help individuals and organizations create, develop, stress test, and implement their ideas for sustainability and regenerative design.

    I wanted to talk to them in particular about their WISR conceptual framework developed with Louka Parry, Education Futurist for the purpose spreading "awareness and action" on Regeneration.

    Some other important website relevant to the conversation to check out:

    WISR

    The Learning Future

    The books Charlotte and Benjamin mentioned at the end of the podcast are:

    Jeremy Lent Web of Meaning
    Fritjof Capra Web of Life 

    • 1 hr 9 min

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