Powerful imperfectly perfect conversations to challenge our views and beliefs. Every conversation shows me how our truth may be different from someone else's truth but is not THE truth. When we talk, discover and learn to respect our differences and similarities, we can all show up authentically and communicate authentically. That's the only way we can change education - TOGETHER in COLLABORATION.
True learning is not the simple acquisition of skills, knowledge and competences. It requires us to be flexible and open to change through powerful imperfectly perfect conversations. Are you ready?
Episode 95 - Time to let our young people shine with Angela Karanja
This is an incredible conversation with Angela Karanja who is an Adolescent Psychologist & Parenting Teenagers Expert. In this episode, you will learn more about Angela and will discover how she can help you build strong bonds with your teenager based on honesty and trust, so that they actually wants to listen to you.
You can connect with Angela here:
Website: Raising Teenagers
Linkedin: Raising Teenagers
Facebook page @raisingremarkableteenagers
Episode 94 - Coffee self-talk with Kristen Helmsetter
This episode was a real joy and pleasure to record. I was very lucky to chat with the wonderful Kristen Helmsetter, author of Coffee Self-Talk - 5 minutes a day to start living your magical life as well as romance novels under the pen name Brisa Starr.
If you have heard of the importance our our mind chatter and inner dialogue and want to develop new and healthier habits, then this book (and this podcast conversation) is for you.
You can follow Kristen on Instagram - Coffee Self Talk page and join her Facebook group
Episode 93 - Above and beyond Education with Alison Kriel
In this episode, I have a fascinating conversation with Alison Kriel who shares her experience as Head Teacher and CEO who has both turned around a failing school within a deprived area of London from the bottom 1% to the top 0.1% in 3 years and then sustained the success for a further 6 years.
Alison also shares why she believes that school staff know their school best and why she has launched a professional platform where we can celebrate, connect, share and collaborate to make #EverySchoolAGreatSchool
Episode 92 - Find your 'play' with Brandi Heather
In this episode, I speak with Brandi Heather - Award-Winning Disability and Inclusion Educator, Consultant, Business Owner of Amped2play, Play Coach, Inspirational Speaker, and Canadian Best Selling Author of Return To Play: Rebuilding Resilience, Risk and Reconnection.
You can also buy it if you are in France and Germany
Brandi and I talk about how together, we build diverse and inclusive cultures. We also discuss the importance of play. Brandi's business was created as an answer to the critical need in business, health, and education for solutions to account for our loss of physical, cognitive, and social ability to adapt in times of change.
This conversation was so empowering for me and I am delighted to be able to share it with you. Enjoy!
Episode 91 - Rethinking education with Dr James Mannion
In this episode, I speak with Dr James Mannion, Director, Rethinking Education. Specialists in research-informed school improvement and professional development. We discuss all the fantastic work James has been doing, including his Rethinking Education Mighty Network and Rethinking Education podcast.
You can also join his Rethinking Education Facebook Group and Rethinking Education Campfire Conversations.
His book Fear is the Mind Killer co-written with Kate McAllister is available on Amazon
Episode 90 - The Team as secure base model with Dr Laura Biggart
In this episode, I talk about Dr Laura Biggart, a Senior Lecturer in Social Science Research and Psychology in the School of Psychology and the Director of Enterprise and Extermal Relations for the School of Psychology. Laura is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
We talk about the difference between emotional intelligence and emotional resilience but we also explore Laura's work: The Team as Secure Base draws from social workers’ experiences and their articulation of what helps create trust as a foundation for effective teamworking.
A fascinating conversation - I highly recommend it.