35 episodes

Real educators. Real students. Real struggle. We bring you stories from schools and classrooms that reveal the true struggles faced in education.

Hosts: Traci Bonde, Valerie Sun, Emily Hendricks

Mental Health, Learning, Growing, Teaching, Wellness.

Are you an edu-professional or student that is struggling? We would love to hear your story.

Website: struggleforchange.com
Email: struggleforchangepodcast@gmail.com.
Twitter: @strug4change
Instagram: @struggleforchangepodcast
Facebook: @struggleforchangepodcast

Produced/Edited by: Completely Fresh Productions (www.completelyfresh.com)


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Real educators. Real students. Real struggle. We bring you stories from schools and classrooms that reveal the true struggles faced in education.

Hosts: Traci Bonde, Valerie Sun, Emily Hendricks

Mental Health, Learning, Growing, Teaching, Wellness.

Are you an edu-professional or student that is struggling? We would love to hear your story.

Website: struggleforchange.com
Email: struggleforchangepodcast@gmail.com.
Twitter: @strug4change
Instagram: @struggleforchangepodcast
Facebook: @struggleforchangepodcast

Produced/Edited by: Completely Fresh Productions (www.completelyfresh.com)


Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/struggle-for-change/support

    Episode 34: Prepping for an "A.I. Future" with Author Priten Shah

    Episode 34: Prepping for an "A.I. Future" with Author Priten Shah

    Join us as we discuss AI's impact on education access and how it may or may not meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens.



    Are you an education professional or a student struggling? Email us at struggleforchangepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear your story.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 33: A New Take on Wellness with Laura

    Episode 33: A New Take on Wellness with Laura

    Emily and Valerie talk with Laura, a HS English teacher at Sonoma Academy, around unique approaches to instilling mindfulness in students and embedding wellness in the day-to-day school schedule. We also ponder about trapped bats in houses and Taylor Swift electives.


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    • 44 min
    Episode 32: High Fives and Student Wellness with Chris

    Episode 32: High Fives and Student Wellness with Chris

    Chris, the creator of High Five Movement joins us in a conversation to talk about his wellness practices for himself and the implementation of wellness/positive practices in the classroom. He shares the importance of fueling our bodies with nutritious food to have energy to do the necessary things as it can greatly impact our mental and emotional wellness. Lastly, the positive connections we make with our students, helping them turn negative into positive thoughts, and letting them know that we're there for them are all things we can keep doing. Give your students a high five to improve the mood!

    Check out High Five Movement to "build resilience, manage stress and anxiety, and develop positive relationships with peers and teachers".



    Chris' Favorites

    Podcasts:Dr Sanjay Gupta Chasing LifeHuberman LabJoe Rogan (I’m an alien believer)

    Books:The Happiness Advantage by Shawn AchorNegotiating for Dummies (Life is a negotiation)


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    • 52 min
    Episode 31: PTSD and Transparency with Diane

    Episode 31: PTSD and Transparency with Diane

    Here is a throwback to March of 2020, when Traci sat down with Diane Main in a heart-felt interview addressing her personal struggles with mental health as an education professional.



    Diane's OG Blog.



    Note: This version has been re-mixed and re-mastered!



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    • 36 min
    Pocket Change: Banned Books

    Pocket Change: Banned Books

    It’s not just authors feeling the pressure of book-banning movements. Through this current uptick in school and public library censorship, students are missing opportunities to hone their critical thinking skills as readers and teachers facing barriers to providing a well-rounded curriculum for students.



    In honor of Banned Books Week 2023, Emily shares some tidbits around the history of book censorship and today's impact on authors and readers alike!



    Episode Resources and Further Reading/Viewing:




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDppHAzyFew
    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/06/world/asia/india-textbooks-changes.html
    https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/the-firey-history-of-banned-books-video/its-lit-season-2/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpKqRC-9Avc&t=883s
    https://guides.library.harvard.edu/c.php?g=1269000&p=9306840
    https://pen.org/report/banned-usa-growing-movement-to-censor-books-in-schools/
    https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/as-book-bans-escalate-heres-what-you-need-to-know/2022/09
    https://ed.stanford.edu/news/stanford-lecturer-explores-rise-book-bans-nazi-book-burnings-school-board-races
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/12/books/book-bans-libraries.html
    https://news.northeastern.edu/2022/08/24/banned-books-in-us-schools/
    https://www.freedomtoread.ca/resources/bannings-and-burnings-in-history/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&app=desktop&v=h28316trOYU



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    • 11 min
    Episode 30: Normalizing Mental Health in Education with Tory

    Episode 30: Normalizing Mental Health in Education with Tory

    Join us as for a meaningful conversation around normalizing mental health management as an education professional. Tory shares with us his own raw and honest approach to managing mental health, and how it has made him a stronger educator and more-grounded human.



    We hope you find some strategies that you can apply tomorrow.



    Are you someone with a story about a struggle related to education?

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Bexuh1013 ,

Such Great Topics

I love the vast variety of topics covered in this podcast. Real life “struggle” and feeling not alone in the Education game. I love the outside interviews and hearing so many different point of views. Keep it up!

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