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ALL NEW Pushing The Edge - Standing Up For Students in Challenging Times. Listen Now.  

Jul 10, 2018

In Episode 44, how the hostile political climate around immigration impacts on students and their families, and why we need to support students' speaking up about the day to day racism in their lives.

We also explore how to be a color brave rather than a color blind teacher. And why silence around poverty and racism is...


Jun 26, 2018

In Episode 43, parent and children's book author, Jo Hirst reveals the ups and downs of raising a trans child in an often hostile world.

We explore the challenges of how to be an advocate for your child; and how schools can better support trans and gender diverse young people.

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Jun 12, 2018

In Episode 42, becoming conscious about oppression; why we need to re-think traditional critical thinking and debating approaches in the classroom; re-thinking how we view anger about injustices perpetrated on our communities; and how to get beyond generic approaches to diversity and inclusion.

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May 29, 2018

In Episode 41, from holding back as a teacher - to standing up and speaking out for our students and their communities; who’s present and who’s absent in our history curricula and text books? And how can we get beyond diatribe when debating social issues in the classroom?

There's also our Spotlight segment where we...


May 15, 2018

In Episode 40, why anti-oppressive education matters; why the concept of neutrality is problematic in education; how to create culturally responsive curricula; and honoring our students’ histories, existence, and ways of knowing.


All this plus our regular segments, Spotlight, Twists and Turns, and The Right Track.