EPISODE #37 | Michelle Lewis – Teaching with ADHD and Empowering ADHD Students, Their Teachers and Parents

In this episode with Michelle we dive into: The inspiration behind starting i.am.me and focusing on ADHD advocacy, Personal stories highlighting the challenges of living with ADHD, Common misconceptions about ADHD and how to address them, Strategies to empower students with ADHD, Characteristics of ADHD, The role of parents in supporting their children with ADHD and collaborating with educators, Practical tips for teachers to create an inclusive classroom environment, Advice for students with ADHD on self-advocacy, PLUS MUCH MORE

EPISODE #36 | Gavin Kinch – Leadership in International Schools: A Principal’s Journey and Vision

Gavin’s journey to the International School system (Anglo-Chinese School – ASC, Singapore), Things to consider when looking at joining the International School system, Challenges and key learnings from transitioning to an international educational environment, Managing cultural diversity and promoting inclusivity (ASC has representation from 30 Nationalities), Gavin’s leadership philosophy and advice for aspiring international educators, Well-being initiatives and how they compare with those in Australian schools, PLUS MUCH MORE.

EPISODE #35 | David Kolpak – There’s No One Size Fits All Approach

How David thinks about positive education across the whole school, How to approach wellbeing coming into a new school, Importance of regular audits, Difference between Positive Education and Wellbeing, Flipping from how to why, Challenges of wellbeing across a whole school and how to overcome those challenges, The benefits David has witnessed of having a dedicated wellbeing program in schools, What’s next when you have an established wellbeing program, PLUS MUCH MORE

EPISODE 34 | Chris Crabb – The Ultimate Whole School Approach To Wellbeing

Successful start – what is it, how it works and the benefits, Seaview Downs Primary School’s whole school wellbeing approach, Whole school wellbeing is a marathon, not a sprint, How the school goes about training teachers and the importance of teacher training, The importance of thoughtful and common language, The schools Interoception / wellbeing room and its purpose, PLUS MUCH MORE

EPISODE 33 | Casey Grice – Professional Sports and Community Responsibility

In this episode with Casey we dive into:
The role professional sports as an industry can play in the mental health space, i.e. school programs, out in the community, etc | Using a huge brand to do good |The influence of role models | The Crows Foundation Vision: Strong community connection building a better future for children and youth in South Australia – what this looks like

EPISODE 32 | Mona Farroukh – Implementing Wellbeing in a School of 3000 Students

In this is episode with Mona we dive into:
How Mona and her team implement wellbeing into the curriculum through 40 assets |
The World’s Biggest Gratitude lesson and its lasting impact |
The power of showing gratitude |
Tips for teachers on how to include gratitude into the classroom and across the school |
Al Ansar’s wellbeing theme days|
Is learning from other schools under utilised? |
The parent “Happiness Room”

EPISODE 31 | Peter Malinauskas – The Premier of South Australia

In this episode with Peter we dive into:
How Peter looks after his own wellbeing within a hectic lifestyle,
His decision-making process when faced with a tough decision and how he weighs up different factors and perspectives,
Preventative Vs Reactive approaches to mental wellbeing,
Empathetic leadership,
How he handles and thinks about criticism,
How he and his wife Annabel think about parenting

EPISODE 29 | John Kelly – The Metaverse & Project Based Learning

In this episode we dive into
– How John started a school that he wanted to see
– How to use the Metaverse in project based learning
– The benefits of learning in the Metaverse
– How you can get started with using the Metaverse in project based learning
– Why removing exams can enhance wellbeing