Back to School SERIES: Wellbeing tips for Teachers and Leaders
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by Emma Gentle
1M ago
In this episode, Em delves into the fundamental aspects of nurturing wellbeing for teachers and leaders, focusing on setting boundaries, embracing self-care, and fostering a growth mindset in the realm of education. Setting Boundaries: Em introduces the seven types of boundaries, highlighting their significance in maintaining balance and preserving personal and professional space. She explores mental, emotional, material, internal, conversational, physical, and time boundaries, emphasising their application in real-life contexts. Acknowledging the discomfort around setting boundaries, Em delv ..read more
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What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Why is it so Important?
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by Emma Gentle
6M ago
This week I speak about the components of Emotional Intelligence and why we need as high EQ as teachers and leaders.   ..read more
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Are You Feeling Overwhelmed? Listen to this...
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by Emma Gentle
7M ago
The 'overwhelm' trap can be a common one to fall into when becoming a teacher. The reality is teaching can be mentally and emotionally draining and each year more and more admin falls into our laps. Student behaviour can be challenging to work with you if you don't understand how to support your children. I get it! It can be a lot!  This episode will help you pinpoint where your overwhelm might stem from, so you can identify what's going on for you and determine how you can move forward. Some of the themes I cover: Executive functioning Mindset Gratitude Utilising your planning time Aski ..read more
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My First Term of Teaching with Miss Inclusivity
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by Emma Gentle
7M ago
BONUS EPISODE!! Miss Inclusivity is a graduate teacher, currently teaching Year 1/2, who is deeply passionate about inclusion in her classroom. Her commitment is to ensure that every student in her classroom feels valued and supported. She is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment through emotional regulation, visual scaffolds & cues, and a classroom where her students have FUN! As a young teacher from QLD, Miss Inclusivity also makes accessories and resources for teachers as a creative outlet, has her own podcast: 'Miss Inclusivity The Podcast' and shares all of the navigations of ..read more
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The Science of Writing with Nathaniel Swain
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by Emma Gentle
7M ago
Nathaniel Swain is a teacher, instructional coach, researcher and writer, who is passionate about literacy, language and learning and effective and engaging teaching for all students. In 2019, he founded a community of teachers and other educators committed to The Science of Learning, called Think Forward Educators. Today Em and Nathaniel chat about: - How Nathaniel got into teaching - The Science of Learning - What is Think Forward Educators? Free Professional Development - Have we been teaching reading and writing the wrong way round? - Tips for new teachers (relatable for ALL teachers!) - H ..read more
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Structured Literacy with Jocelyn Seamer
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by Emma Gentle
7M ago
I had the privilege of speaking to the lovely Jocelyn Seamer today, about all things Science of Reading and Structured Literacy! It's so important for teachers to be up to date with evidence based research. Jocelyn is determined to make sure that all teachers are supported to implement evidence informed practice in structured literacy.   Jocelyn and Em chat about: Who is Jocelyn Seamer? Jocelyn’s passion for literacy and equity The difference between structured literacy and balanced literacy The Cueing System- The difference between guessing and problem solving when trying to read How to ..read more
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A Message for New Teachers: You Can Create Your Own Story
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by Emma Gentle
7M ago
Chloe is an early years teacher, mentor and literacy leader located in rural Queensland. After a tumultuous first year of teaching, she has worked hard to find joy and fulfilment in her role again, which has ignited her passion for helping other new teachers do the same. What we discussed: Chloe’s background into teaching Chloe’s challenging first year experience What Chloe needed in her first year of teaching that she didn’t receive How Chloe overcame her challenging teaching experience How Chloe used her experience to start thriving as a teacher Our thoughts on #teachergram Chloe’s early en ..read more
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Supporting Neurodivergent Children with Dr Emily King
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by Emma Gentle
7M ago
Dr. Emily King is a Child Psychologist and former School Psychologist who has worked with neurodivergent children and teens for the last 20 years. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Emily is also the founder of Learn with Dr. Emily™ where she shares online resources related to raising and educating neurodivergent youth. Dr. Emily is passionate about empowering parents and teachers to take care of themselves so they can grow into the adult that every neurodivergent child needs in their life.    What we discussed:   ..read more
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Positive Psychology and Manifestation with Mel Hiive Society
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by Emma Gentle
8M ago
Mel is the founder of Hiive Society and Inspire Happy Humans and a former primary school teacher. Mel’s passion and expertise lie in Positive Psychology and the neuroscience behind manifestation, which she currently teaches within her Hiive Society membership platform for women in business.  Prior to Hiive Society, she aimed to get Positive Psychology interventions into as many classrooms as possible, by creating and selling downloadable teaching resources. This experience is what has brought her to the podcast today.    Mel and I discuss: Mel's teaching background a ..read more
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How I'm Going Against the Grain in Education and How You Can Too
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by Emma Gentle
8M ago
So many people want to see the education system change, but teachers feel hopeless and disempowered. People are ready for change but they don’t know where to start. I want to remind you that teaching CAN be fun! Teaching is what you make it. What I speak about: Teaching can be fun and fulfilling for you if you want it to be! How I’m going against the grain and what I think is important in education Why we need to change schools from the inside out: Foster safe, inclusive classrooms that support ALL learners. It starts with us! We create the change Why we need to support new teachers and see t ..read more
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