131 episodes

This podcast is for teachers who are ready to move beyond survival and thrive by design. Join wellbeing speaker and teacher wellbeing specialist Meg Durham for real and heartfelt conversations with a cast of education and wellbeing experts. Discover practical ways to navigate the relentless demands of school life and move forward with more courage, compassion and confidence.

The School of Wellbeing with Meg Durham Meg Durham

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

This podcast is for teachers who are ready to move beyond survival and thrive by design. Join wellbeing speaker and teacher wellbeing specialist Meg Durham for real and heartfelt conversations with a cast of education and wellbeing experts. Discover practical ways to navigate the relentless demands of school life and move forward with more courage, compassion and confidence.

    Vicky Essebag: Thriving Relationships & Solution-Focused Conversations | Episode 115

    Vicky Essebag: Thriving Relationships & Solution-Focused Conversations | Episode 115

    “Solution-focused approaches help us to move right into the solutions without ignoring the problem.”-Vicky Essebag

    Ever wondered how to improve the quality of your relationships?

    In this enlightening episode, Relational Communication Specialist, Vicky Essebag, the founder of relationspaces, shares her wealth of knowledge. She introduces us to the concept of ‘relation spaces’, a unique approach that encourages us to bring our best selves to every interaction.

    Listen now so you can transform your relationships through intentional, respectful, and meaningful conversations! 

    Vicky’s book Relationspaces is available for purchase - shop now!

    Episode 115 Shownotes - Click here

    Weekly Newsletter - Subscribe here

    Booking Requests - Complete the form

    Meg Durham - Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders!

    Please note: This may include affiliate links that help support the podcast. Thanks for being a listener!

    • 39 min
    Emma Gentle: The Grad Guide & Elevating Emotional Intellidence In Schools | Episode114

    Emma Gentle: The Grad Guide & Elevating Emotional Intellidence In Schools | Episode114

     "Graduates want to become really effective teachers" - Emma Gentle

    How can we support our graduate and early career teachers

    In this episode of The School of Wellbeing, Meg Durham chats with Emma Gentle, a teacher, mentor, and founder of The Grad Guide about the challenges faced by graduate and early career teachers, emphasising the importance of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and the need for a proper induction process in schools.

    They also explore the impact of social media on new teachers and how it brings additional stress, pressure and comparison into their lives. 

    Listen now and get ready to make the world a better place for our graduate and early career teachers.

    Episode 114 Shownotes - Click here

    Weekly Newsletter - Subscribe here

    Booking Requests - Complete the form

    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders!

    • 35 min
    Dr Adam Fraser: The Third Space & Giving Yourself Time To Reflect, Rest and Reset | Episode 113

    Dr Adam Fraser: The Third Space & Giving Yourself Time To Reflect, Rest and Reset | Episode 113

    “One of the things that teachers and school leaders can do is use the third space in a way that you can leave that work day behind and show up in the home a better version of themselves.” - Dr Adam Fraser

    Ever felt like you’re always ‘on’, juggling between work and home, with no time to recover from the demands of daily life? You’re not alone.

    In this podcast episode, expert guest Dr Adam Fraser, a renowned peak performance researcher and keynote speaker introduces the innovative Third Space concept.

    Everyday, we have moments of transitions, and yet we often do not know the best way to handle these moments. Adam provides three practical strategies: reflect, rest, and reset, which can be applied to daily transitions to enhance your personal and professional life.

    This podcast is a must-listen if you seek to improve your wellbeing and effectiveness in both your work and home environments. Tune in now and transform your daily transitions into opportunities for balance and growth.   

    Adam’s book The Third Space is available for purchase - shop now!

    Episode 113 Shownotes - Click here

    Weekly Newsletter - Subscribe here

    Booking Requests - Complete the form

    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders!

    Please note: This may include affiliate links that help support the podcast. Thanks for being a listener!

    • 41 min
    Ben Crowe: Finding Your Mojo & Embrace Your Weird | BEST OF 2023

    Ben Crowe: Finding Your Mojo & Embrace Your Weird | BEST OF 2023

    - THE MOST CELEBRATED EPISODE - 

    “Finding your mojo is about finding your authentic self first, and celebrating those imperfections rather than berating them.” Ben Crowe

    In this celebratory episode, Meg Durham speaks with expert guest Ben Crowe about finding your mojo. Teaching is about so much more than academics; it’s about discovering your passion, too!

    Listen in and learn from Ben, a professional mentor and leadership coach, about the importance of teachers finding a fresh outlook, looking within and nurturing self-compassion.

    You’ll walk away with practical techniques - like flipping “got to” to “get to”, how to use acceptance lists, and so much more. This episode champions self-awareness, mindset development, and self-compassion as keys to a more joyful, genuine life.

    You’ll also hear from a few of Meg’s loyal listeners. Were you featured? Listen in to find out!

    Episode 100 Shownotes - Click here

    Weekly Newsletter - Subscribe here

    Booking Requests - Complete the form

    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders!

    • 37 min
    Andrew Fuller: Tolerating Discomfort & Embracing Challenges | BEST OF 2023

    Andrew Fuller: Tolerating Discomfort & Embracing Challenges | BEST OF 2023

    - MOST MENTIONED EPISODE OF 2023 - 

    "We've become a very cautious population now; one that wants to play it incredibly safe." - Andrew Fuller

    Ready to explore the surprising impact of student behaviour on teacher wellbeing and discover powerful insights for creating a more resilient and thriving classroom environment?

    In this insightful episode, Meg Durham invites Andrew Fuller, a clinical psychologist, to join her in a discussion about the challenges teachers face, particularly in the wake of pandemic-related disruptions.

    Press play to find solutions for a more supportive and adaptable educational system that prioritises positive relationships and student learning.

    Andrew Fuller is an accomplished author of books that help parents raise thriving children - check out his books here!

    Episode 104 Shownotes - Click here

    Weekly Newsletter - Subscribe here

    Booking Requests - Complete the form

    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers, educators and school leaders!

    Please note: This may include affiliate links which help support the podcast. Thanks for being a listener!

    • 40 min
    Lael Stone: Permission To Feel & Strengthen Your Relationships | BEST OF 2023

    Lael Stone: Permission To Feel & Strengthen Your Relationships | BEST OF 2023

    - MOST POPULAR GUEST - 

    "Every time we rush in to fix, soothe and problem solve we're robbing ourselves and the people that we're working with of the opportunity to have this permission to feel." - Lael Stone

    Get ready to unlock the power of your emotions in the best way possible. In this insightful episode, Meg Durham speaks with Lael Stone, an educator, author, and speaker, about how teachers and school leaders can strengthen their emotional connections.

    Discover the importance of processing and acknowledging emotions, even those that have been labeled as negative in the past. Lael reveals how neglecting feelings can lead to negative emotional patterns being passed down to children, ultimately hindering their growth and potential. Tune in to learn how to break the cycle of emotional repression and experience a more fulfilling life.

    Raising Resilient and Compassion Children by Lael Stone and Marion Rose available to purchase now.

    Episode 77 Shownotes - https://openmindeducation.com/episode77

    Weekly Newsletter - https://openmindeducation.com/thought-weekly/

    Booking Requests - https://openmindeducation.com/booking-request/

    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers and educators!

    Please note: This may include affiliate links which help support the podcast. Thanks for being a listener!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Education

Mel Robbins
Mark Manson
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Duolingo
Jamie Kern Lima
Rich Roll

You Might Also Like

Hugh van Cuylenburg, Ryan Shelton & Josh van Cuylenburg
Mojo Crowe
Mamamia Podcasts
Cass Dunn
Mamamia Podcasts
LiSTNR