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Voices in Education, powered by Securly, is a podcast by educators for educators that puts our teachers, student service professionals and district leaders in the spotlight – amplifying their stories, their struggles and their successes.Join our host Adam Smith, a mental health advocate and former teacher, as he sits down with some truly inspiring guests to share in their incredible stories. From student safety and wellness, to overcoming burnout and adversity, you’ll gain invaluable insights, advice and motivation to re-energise your own practice and remind you of your own passion for supporting young people everywhere.Let's hear from the Voices in Education!

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Voices in Education, powered by Securly, is a podcast by educators for educators that puts our teachers, student service professionals and district leaders in the spotlight – amplifying their stories, their struggles and their successes.Join our host Adam Smith, a mental health advocate and former teacher, as he sits down with some truly inspiring guests to share in their incredible stories. From student safety and wellness, to overcoming burnout and adversity, you’ll gain invaluable insights, advice and motivation to re-energise your own practice and remind you of your own passion for supporting young people everywhere.Let's hear from the Voices in Education!

    Episode 30: Fostering a High-Trust, Low-Fear Culture in Your School

    Episode 30: Fostering a High-Trust, Low-Fear Culture in Your School

    Leadership, especially within the education sector, isn't something that can be mastered in a single semester. But aiming for perfection and shying away from your missteps can be the greatest mistake of all if you want to find success and create a positive school culture.

    As a former principal and current Director of Student Services & Special Education at Uintah School District, Dr Dean Wilson joins Voices in Education to discuss the importance of vulnerability and self-reflection in leadership. For Dr Wilson, clear expectations, frequent feedback, and open communication are not just nice-to-haves, but outright essentials for building and maintaining a successful and supportive culture in schools. For current and aspiring educational leaders, this is one conversation you cannot afford to miss.

    This special episode of Voices in Education is brought to you in conjunction with Securly Prepared: a ground-breaking digital student wellness event that offers educators, support staff, and school leaders the tools and know-how they need to make a meaningful difference for students today.

    If you'd like to check out Securly Prepared, it is available here right now on demand.

    Voices in Education is powered by Securly

    Securly is your school’s all-in-one solution for student safety, wellness, and engagement. Securly's 2023 State of Student Wellness Report is a free-to-download paper that takes a closer look into the data and current trends surrounding student wellness. You'll learn how your school can overcome resource limitations, introduce efficient technologies into the classroom, and ultimately better support the students who need your help the most.

    Download your free copy of this illuminating special report today.

    • 39 min
    Episode 29: The Key to Collaboration for Schools & Parents

    Episode 29: The Key to Collaboration for Schools & Parents

    Collaboration between educators and parents is key when it comes to creating safe, nurturing environments for the kids within our schools - not least when it comes to helping manage their mental health and wellness. And though there is a definite improvement in the quality of connections made between many educators and caregivers, there is undoubtedly more work to be done.

    Anne Moss Rogers, an author, trainer, suicide loss survivor, and one of the top motivational Mental Health Speakers for schools, joins Voices in Education to explore how both sides of the equation can make meaningful steps to improve their communication and overall student support. Anne Moss also shares her personal story as a suicide loss survivor and how that drove her to help other parents.

    This special episode of Voices in Education is brought to you in conjunction with Securly Prepared: a ground-breaking digital student wellness event that offers educators, support staff, and school leaders the tools and know-how they need to make a meaningful difference for students today.

    If you'd like to check out Securly Prepared, it is available here right now on demand.

    Voices in Education is powered by Securly

    Securly is your school’s all-in-one solution for student safety, wellness, and engagement. Securly's 2023 State of Student Wellness Report is a free-to-download paper that takes a closer look into the data and current trends surrounding student wellness. You'll learn how your school can overcome resource limitations, introduce efficient technologies into the classroom, and ultimately better support the students who need your help the most.

    Download your free copy of this illuminating special report today.

    Special thanks to Anne Moss Rogers

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emotionallynaked/
    Anne Moss' Book Page: https://mentalhealthawarenesseducation.com/mental-health-books/
    School Mental Health Programs: https://mentalhealthawarenesseducation.com/mental-health-speaker/mental-health-speaker-for-schools/

    • 36 min
    Episode 28: Preparing Your School Systems for Success

    Episode 28: Preparing Your School Systems for Success

    According to recent data, school systems that prioritize student safety and wellness are seeing increasingly positive results when it comes to both student academic success and educator retention - but what does it take to build and maintain such a system in the modern day?

    Dr. Robert Avossa, the founder and president of K-12 Leadership Matters LLC and former superintendent, joins the Voices in Education podcast to discuss just that. With an emphasis on creating positive, supportive school cultures through listening, learning leaders, Dr Avossa shares his wide-ranging experiences and observations of today's schooling system and how we can look to improve on it.

    This special episode of Voices in Education is brought to you in conjunction with Securly Prepared: a ground-breaking digital student wellness event that offers educators, support staff, and school leaders the tools and know-how they need to make a meaningful difference for students today.

    If you'd like to check out Securly Prepared, it is available here right now on demand.

    Voices in Education is powered by Securly

    Securly is your school’s all-in-one solution for student safety, wellness, and engagement. Securly's 2023 State of Student Wellness Report is a free-to-download paper that takes a closer look into the data and current trends surrounding student wellness. You'll learn how your school can overcome resource limitations, introduce efficient technologies into the classroom, and ultimately better support the students who need your help the most.

    Download your free copy of this illuminating special report today.

    • 37 min
    Episode 27: Education is the Great Equalizer

    Episode 27: Education is the Great Equalizer

    It is becoming clearer with every passing year that education is rarely 'one size fits all' when it comes to our students' learning, wellness and success. As the world changes and evolves, our understanding and practices most evolve too - but that is often easier said than done.

    For Superintendent Iranetta Wright, education is the great equalizer: no matter a child's background or learning preference, school is the one constant in their life. And, as educators, it's our mission to deliver the best experience and start in life we can for our kids.

    Join Superintendent Wright on Voices in Education as she details her learnings, ideas and expertise when it comes to being a leader for change in the school space. Through stories of her own journey, Iranetta shares her invaluable insights when it comes to creating the best teams, learning opportunities and student wellness support initiatives we can - this is an episode not to be missed!

    Voices in Education is powered by Securly

    Securly is your school’s all-in-one solution for student safety, wellness, and engagement. Securly's 2023 State of Student Wellness Report is a free-to-download paper that takes a closer look into the data and current trends surrounding student wellness. You'll learn how your school can overcome resource limitations, introduce efficient technologies into the classroom, and ultimately better support the students who need your help the most.

    Download your free copy of this illuminating special report today.

    • 38 min
    Episode 26: Becoming the Teacher You Wish You Had at School

    Episode 26: Becoming the Teacher You Wish You Had at School

    As teachers, we all try our best to juggle being successful educators, caregivers, administrators, mentors, managers and so many other responsibilities that it can feel impossible to adequately achieve in every area. But what if the solution to these challenges was more to do with the whole school system rather than the individual teachers?

    Julie Norman, a Leadership and School Effectiveness Advisor in the UK and founder of the Quality First Education System, believes schools have to work together to help create more efficient and effective environments for both staff and students alike by ensuring everyone feels respected - with a compassionate sense of themselves and others.

    Join Julie on Voices in Education as she shares her whirlwind journey from a rebellious and mistreated teen to becoming the teacher - and school leader - she wishes she'd had as a child. She shares her keen observations of what does and doesn't work when building school communities, how to work together successfully with "the problem children", and what she believes to be the most important factors in improving student and staff experiences within schools.

    Voices in Education is powered by Securly

    Securly is your school’s all-in-one solution for student safety, wellness, and engagement. Securly's 2023 State of Student Wellness Report is a free-to-download paper that takes a closer look into the data and current trends surrounding student wellness. You'll learn how your school can overcome resource limitations, introduce efficient technologies into the classroom, and ultimately better support the students who need your help the most.

    Download your free copy of this illuminating special report today.

    • 37 min
    Episode 25: Reach Out Before You Burn Out

    Episode 25: Reach Out Before You Burn Out

    Educators often put the mental health and wellness of their students above their own, but when teacher burnout is such a common occurrence in and around the classroom in the modern day, this approach soon reveals itself to be a detrimental and unsustainable one for all involved.

    In spite of his inarguable successes as both a teacher and an award-winning Head of Key Stage 3, Adam Parkes experienced a burnout so all-consuming that he found himself stood on a literal cliff edge: a fateful day that would, thankfully, result in him turning his life around - as well as the lives of thousands more educators all across the globe.

    Adam Parkes joins Voices in Education for a truly heartrending yet wholly inspiring conversation with a powerful moral message for educators everywhere. Not only does Adam recount his sobering personal struggle, but he discusses how his experience inspired him to help and encourage others to reach out through his wonderful non-profit organization, Taking Off The Mask, and how other educators facing burnout can make meaningful changes in their lives, too - all while still supporting their students.

    Voices in Education is powered by Securly

    Securly is your school’s all-in-one solution for student safety, wellness, and engagement. Securly's 2023 State of Student Wellness Report is a free-to-download paper that takes a closer look into the data and current trends surrounding student wellness. You'll learn how your school can overcome resource limitations, introduce efficient technologies into the classroom, and ultimately better support the students who need your help the most.

    Download your free copy of this illuminating special report today.

    • 32 min

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