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

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.

    May 1, 2018

    In this episode, standing up when hatred is stoked; building community through brave conversations about race; and why representation and presence matters. Here we talk hiring more black teachers, as well as The Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time.

    Plus we shine a light on a civil rights lawyer from the 1950’s and...

    Jun 6, 2017

    In this episode, we focus on a soccer team in the western suburbs of Melbourne Australia. A team made up almost entirely of new arrivals and refugees from the Horn of Africa.

    Our guest studied this team, its players and families over a 3 year period. And we'll be unpacking his key discoveries.

    In particular, how the...