50 episodes

If you're passionate about making a difference, especially on the Social Justice front, then you're in the right place.

Join me (Greg Curran) as I chat to educators and community leaders who are challenging systemic inequity and bigotry, along with privilege and silence.

Not content with traditional approaches to diversity and inclusion they're re-making their environments, supporting and uplifting the voices and worlds of those students and communities who've been sidelined for far too long.

Find Show Notes and Resources at: pushingtheedge.org

Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran Greg Curran

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    • 4.9, 25 Ratings

If you're passionate about making a difference, especially on the Social Justice front, then you're in the right place.

Join me (Greg Curran) as I chat to educators and community leaders who are challenging systemic inequity and bigotry, along with privilege and silence.

Not content with traditional approaches to diversity and inclusion they're re-making their environments, supporting and uplifting the voices and worlds of those students and communities who've been sidelined for far too long.

Find Show Notes and Resources at: pushingtheedge.org

    Optimism, Hope and a Place to Belong with Rodney Croome

    Optimism, Hope and a Place to Belong with Rodney Croome

    In Episode 50, a chat with long-time LGBTI human rights activist Rodney Croome. We explore the lessons learnt from the early campaigns to legalise homosexuality, unpack why personal stories are key, and small target strategies a mistake. Plus, we zero in on the dangers of the 'religious freedom' movement.

    • 43 min
    Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator

    Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator

    In Episode 49, making our schools' sites of liberation and resistance. Plus challenging the dominant narratives that blame individual students whilst giving scant attention to the social justice, and structural issues impacting on them.

    We also critically unpack the Pirates movement, the drive for authenticity, and the need for diverse, intersectional representation.

    • 52 min
    Challenging Stereotypes about Race, Religion, & Our Suburbs with Amra Pajalic

    Challenging Stereotypes about Race, Religion, & Our Suburbs with Amra Pajalic

    In Episode 48, we explore teaching in a western suburbs school, where students often face bigotry, and negative stereotyping based on their race, their religious beliefs, and where they live. Plus, we unpack how to expand students' ideas about being Muslim.

    • 43 min
    Navigating White Spaces with Sherri Spelic

    Navigating White Spaces with Sherri Spelic

    In Episode 47, fitting in and assimilation in predominantly white spaces. Plus, promoting girls' participation in sports, and making physical education classes more inclusive and fair.

    • 28 min
    Rainbow Kids, Activism and LGBTIQ families with Felicity Marlowe - PTE046

    Rainbow Kids, Activism and LGBTIQ families with Felicity Marlowe - PTE046

    In Episode 46: how Rainbow Kids are actively campaigning for their LGBTIQ families' rights, and how schools can better support them. Also, why personal stories are key to changing hearts and minds in the battle for human rights. 

    • 55 min
    Uplifting the Voices and Languages of Latinx Students with Victor Martinez

    Uplifting the Voices and Languages of Latinx Students with Victor Martinez

    In Episode 45, dual language English teacher, Victor Martinez didn’t see many other Latinx students like himself in college and he wants it to be different for his students. We discuss opportunities and attitudes, along with bringing the lived experiences of his students and their families, however harsh they may be, into the classroom. Also why do Victor’s students prefer to speak English rather than Spanish, and how does he challenge this.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Pamlovesbooks ,

Pushing the Edge is a MUST LISTEN

As a person of color it's very refreshing to hear that there are allies all over the globe. I'm passionate about making the world a better place for kids and Greg gets it. I've shared his podcast with my friends who want to help but dont know what to do. The first step is education and Greg's podcast gently and wonderfully shows us how to advocate for diversity by educating us on ways that others are doing it. I cannot thank Greg enough for having the conversations that need to be had.

Readermendo ,

The perfect podcast

The is currently my favorite podcast. It's the perfect mix of inspiration and honesty. Listening to Greg and his guests honestly did push my edge. I was recently about to take a pretty big step in my life. I'd been thinking about it for awhile but afraid to do it. Can you relate? I used Greg's blog to help me "push my edge". And you know what, I did it! I took a new leap in my life. If your an educator (or just a regular person even) looking for a way to push your edge, this is blog is for you.
Thank you Greg!

GabbyJM2015 ,

Leading ed transformation

Greg’s podcast is leading the way to many transformations. He addresses some of the key issues in transforming education. I appreciate all his work. Gabrielle

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