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

Aug 7, 2018

In Episode 46: how Rainbow Kids are actively campaigning for their 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. 

  • Further information and links for my chat with Felicity Marlowe, can be found here -

Jul 24, 2018

In Episode 45, dual language English teacher, Victor Martinez didn’t see many other Latino 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,...

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.

  • Further information and links for my chat...

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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