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Ever wanted to be a changemaker in the world but never quite known how to make it happen? This is Limitless, the podcast that explores how change is created and what stops us from being the ones to make it. Join me, Alex O’Neill, as in the first series we delve into how the brain can create barriers to success and how to move past them.

I always love to hear what you think about the topics we explore, so if you’d like to talk to me and support the podcast come on over to http://www.patreon.com/limitlesscommunity - I can’t wait to meet you!

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Ever wanted to be a changemaker in the world but never quite known how to make it happen? This is Limitless, the podcast that explores how change is created and what stops us from being the ones to make it. Join me, Alex O’Neill, as in the first series we delve into how the brain can create barriers to success and how to move past them.

I always love to hear what you think about the topics we explore, so if you’d like to talk to me and support the podcast come on over to http://www.patreon.com/limitlesscommunity - I can’t wait to meet you!

    S4 E5: Interview with Joel Shaljean, trainer and ex-teacher who is showing teachers what poor behaviour really means

    S4 E5: Interview with Joel Shaljean, trainer and ex-teacher who is showing teachers what poor behaviour really means

    Are we looking at behaviour management the wrong way?
    Behaviour management is a topic all to itself when it comes to teaching, but what if we're looking at it the wrong way? Managing behaviour in a classroom often centres around rewards and punishments, from sticker charts and rainclouds for young children, to exclusion rooms and detentions for seniors, all of which can be short-lived and hard to implement.
    Joel Shaljean is a therapeutic trainer in Essex and worked as a deputy head in a special school for a number of years. In this episode, he shares his knowledge about seeing behaviour as a result of underlying thoughts, feelings and experiences and instilling pro-social skills in young people. Behaviour management policies in schools can have unintended negative consequences and Joel shows us an alternative way to consider how we can look after our young people in the school environment (and at home).
    If you'd like to get in touch with Joel find him on LinkedIn.
    Enjoy today's episode!
     
    I'd love to hear from you, get in touch :)
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    The music in this episode is Indestructible by Noah SmithThe episode was edited together by Ali Walker Audio

    • 50 min
    S4 E4: Interview with Dr James Mannion, education researcher who wants to change the school system

    S4 E4: Interview with Dr James Mannion, education researcher who wants to change the school system

    Education in the UK is "a system that is deeply unhealthy in many ways"
    Dr. James Mannion started his career as a teacher to change the way education was embodied in schools. However, he realised that the system was so outdated and broken that the teaching workload made it extremely hard to enact any real widespread change.
    So he launched Rethinking Education, an organisation that supports schools through change initiatives, challenges the status quo on a podcast, and brings education reformers together through online forums and real-life conferences.
    In this episode, we cover why the way the school system is set up currently just doesn't work to create healthy, lifelong learners, why fear is a problem, and we dive into "Implementation Science" which looks at how schools (and other organisations) can create change that lasts.
    Rethinking Education website
    James' website
    James on X (Twitter)
    Get inspired and enjoy!
     
    I'd love to hear from you, get in touch :)
    X (Twitter): @alexoneillLinkedIn: alexoneill17Facebook: alexoneill17Instagram: alexoneill_limitlessWebsite: www.limitlesscommunity.co.uk 
    The music in this episode is Indestructible by Noah SmithThe episode was edited together by Ali Walker Audio

    • 48 min
    S4 E3: Interview with Peter Hartkamp, advocate for youth rights and founder of a Sudbury school in The Netherlands

    S4 E3: Interview with Peter Hartkamp, advocate for youth rights and founder of a Sudbury school in The Netherlands

    When your child tells you they would rather be dead than be in school, it would make any parent take action.
    Peter Hartkamp and his wife did just that - by taking their daughter out of mainstream education and setting up their own school in The Netherlands. After some failed attempts at circumventing the education system there, they now run the successful Sudbury School in Amersfoort and this interview is all about the school and why Peter kept pushing the government in The Netherlands to allow him to create this change for his daughter and the many other children who now attend the school.
    For more info on the school, check out their website:
    Sudbury School Amersfoort
    Peter's book "Beyond Coercive Education" is available in various places - check it out if you would like to hear more about his thoughts on children's rights.
    Enjoy!
     
    I'd love to hear from you, get in touch with me :)
    Twitter: @alexoneillLinkedIn: alexoneill17Facebook: alexoneill17Website: www.limitlesscommunity.co.uk 
    The music in this episode is Indestructible by Noah Smith

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S4 E2: Interview with Dr Ian Cunningham, author and founder of the Self Managed Learning College

    S4 E2: Interview with Dr Ian Cunningham, author and founder of the Self Managed Learning College

    There's a different way to educate our young people, and Dr Ian Cunningham shows us what that is.
    Ian is a professor, author, and educator who founded the Self Managed Learning College in Brighton. His work spans many years and the College is a demonstration of how children can find their own path in their learning without the pressure of standardised tests or a set curriculum to motivate them.
    In this interview, Ian goes into detail about how the College came to be, how it runs each day, and his view of a beautiful educational future.
    Check out the Self Managed Learning College
    Donate to the College to support disadvantaged young people 
    It sounds like such a cool place to learn!
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    How to set up a learning community
    If you think you'd be up for setting up something like the Self Managed Learning College in your local area, come and get some expert advice on Tuesday 4th July from Sophie Christophy, co-founder of the consent-based, self-directed learning communities the Cabin and the Lodge. You will have plenty of chances to ask questions and hear about her real lived experience of creating a free learning space.
     
    Book now!
     
    I'd love to hear from you, get in touch with me :)
    Twitter: @alexoneillLinkedIn: alexoneill17Facebook: alexoneill17Website: www.limitlesscommunity.co.uk 
    The music in this episode is Indestructible by Noah Smith

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S4 E1: Interview with Dr Naomi Fisher, clinical psychologist and advocate for self-directed learning

    S4 E1: Interview with Dr Naomi Fisher, clinical psychologist and advocate for self-directed learning

    If you've ever thought there was something about school that just didn't sit right with you, Dr. Naomi Fisher will probably be able to articulate why that is.
    She is a clinical psychologist and author and has worked with children and adults who have struggled with or fallen out of the education system for many years. She has seen the challenges young people struggle with at school and advocates for society to look at whether it might be the system itself that needs to change instead of the individuals within it.
    Naomi has written two books: Changing Our Minds I have read and would HIGHLY recommend and is on Kindle for 99p throughout June, and her new book, A Different Way to Learn, is just about to be released on the 21st of June. As a listener of the Limitless podcast, you can grab a copy of it from the Jessica Kingsley website for 20% off using the code NFISHER20.
    Get Changing Our Minds from Kindle
    Get A Different Way to Learn from Jessica Kingsley
    If you want to hear more from Naomi you can find her in the following places:
    Substack blog
    Website
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Enjoy the episode and get inspired!
     
    I'd love to hear from you, get in touch with me :)
    Twitter: @alexoneillLinkedIn: alexoneill17Facebook: alexoneill17Website: www.limitlesscommunity.co.uk 
    The music in this episode is Indestructible by Noah Smith

    • 54 min
    Series 4 Trailer - Inspiring an education revolution

    Series 4 Trailer - Inspiring an education revolution

    When was the last time you felt truly capable of changing the world?
    Series 4 of the Limitless podcast brings you inspiration on how to start a revolution in education.
    Maybe you're a parent, a teacher, a student, or a passionate advocate of bringing about change to the way we deliver education in this country. Maybe you feel stuck and frustrated at the way of things and want ideas on how you can make a difference. Maybe you feel alone in your ideas and want to hear what other people have to say.
    Join us for a delve into the world of education - and let's start a revolution, together!
    Get in touch
    Twitter: @alexoneillLinkedIn: alexoneill17Email: alex@limitlesscommunity.co.uk 
    The music in this episode is In A World by Tiger Gang

    • 2 min

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OpheliaPup ,

I’m starting to loosen my limits!

Alex is such a delight to listen to, and her podcast is fascinating. Super well-researched and written, it’s already taught me so much about how the brain works. It’s a great length, you can listen in under 15 minutes and get some really useful tips on mindset. The audio quality is excellent too.

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