How can we focus on what’s best and what’s working well for Māori students in school?

Associate Professor Melinda Webber has focused her career on telling the good stories that other people ignore. She has shone a light on what’s working well for Māori students – their strengths and what’s helping them succeed. She also shines a light on the pockets of excellent culturally responsive practice she finds in schools. Melinda…

Real-time Resilience #10: Sparklers at Home — Supporting Young People and Their Families

This week, Denise spoke with Anna Mowat, content creator for Sparklers and they discussed strategies for people looking after young children including: Look after yourself – that means lowering the bar – expect less of yourself and others during this time. And forgive your mistakes. Emotions may run high –do what keeps you and your…

Real-time Resilience: School’s Back Online: How to Avoid the Overwhelm

This week was a start back to online school for students around the country. We know teachers will have been feeling more nervous than students so Adrienne Buckingham talked to Rowan Taigel, experienced educator and wellbeing facilitator with NZIWR and WhatifPLD, about advice for teachers this week. Her focus on high tolerance and low expectations,…

Real-time Resilience #9: School’s Back Online: how to avoid the overwhelm

This week was a start back to online school for students around the country. We know teachers will have been feeling more nervous than students so Adrienne Buckingham talked to Rowan Taigel, experienced educator and wellbeing facilitator with NZIWR and WhatifPLD, about advice for teachers this week. Her focus on high tolerance and low expectations,…

Thriving Learning Communities — With Jillian Coppley

How can we build thriving learning communities by focusing on what’s strong and not what’s wrong? Denise talks to Jillian Coppley, about Thriving Learning Communities — a programme that works by helping educators to focus on ‘what’s strong not what’s wrong’ in their students. Listen as Jillian explains how Thriving Learning Communities helps build self-awareness,…

How can we look through our cultural lens and see our common humanity? — With Dr Tayyab Rashid

How can we look through our cultural lens and see our common humanity? Tayyab explains to Denise how his experience of living in other cultures has taught him to notice variation within each culture. He encourages us to notice that variation rather than stereotyping, and to always pay attention to our shared humanity. After working…

Coaching for Whole-school Wellbeing — with Professor Christian van Niewerburgh

Can coaching be about whole-system change as well as individual support? In this interview with Denise Quinlan, Christian van Niewerburgh explains why coaching is not an indulgence – at its heart, coaching is about being able to support the wellbeing of others. Christian values the range of ways coaching can support wellbeing in education: teachers…