110: Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion

Welcome to season 7 of the Education on Fire Podcast which is focusing on Wellbeing.

My guest today is Shaun Dellenty who has worked in education for twenty years as a class teacher, school leader, improving schools consultant and school governor. In 2009, faced with significant homophobic bullying in his own London Primary School he responded by devising a ground-breaking (now multi-award) winning compassion based training approach to LGBT+ inclusion in learning communities ‘Inclusion For All.’ This programme continues to be delivered around the the U.K. and overseas.

In 2016 he was honoured by the U.K. Prime Minister for services to education and LGBT+ communities and in 2019 his first book ‘Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion’ was published by Bloomsbury Education. The book was immediately recommended in UK Parliament. Shaun works nationally and internationally, training school based staff, lecturing trainee teachers and recounting his inspiring journey from bullied teenager to nationally celebrated advocate to countless young people.His work has featured in the press and on television and is recommended by the Church of England and Faith and Beliefs Forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website 

www.shaundellenty.com

 

Social Media Information 

Twitter @ShaunDellenty
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/shaundellentycelebratingdifference/

 

Shaun’s Book – www.bloomsbury.com/uk/celebrating-difference

 

If you are new to the show here are the links to the beginning of each themed season so far.

Take a look back or visit for the first time.

The first 9 episodes discuss what we believe to be important in education.

009 : Season 2 Launch Show – Computing and technology

031 : What do the children think? How to be involved in season 3

040: Season 4 launch show – Music and the Arts in schools

071: Physical Education – Season 5 Launch Show

087: LitFilmFest English & Literacy Season 6 Launch

 

Show Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

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Life coach for teens and parents. LF046

Courtney Harris joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life.

Our guest – Courtney Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a Life Coach for Teens and Parents, Courtney helps young people get out of worry, isolation, and anxiety and into connection. Through coaching, tweens, teens, and young adults find their voice and grow confidence as they explore their sense of self and personal power. With a Master’s in Special Education, and 10 years of teaching experience, including Social and Emotional Learning, Courtney brings vast knowledge of the teenage brain and effective family interventions to her coaching practice. As a Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Courtney supports parents in exploring kind but firm methods for leading their children and teens; simultaneously, she lovingly guides parents in maintaining self-care and growing alongside their children. Clients who work with Courtney have the opportunity to connect more deeply to themselves and others. Ultimately, families who work with Courtney achieve improved communication, deeper trust, and greater peace.

 

 

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

1. Who are you?
2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
3. What was valuable about your school experience?
4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
5. Who did you admire when you were young?
6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
8. What advice would you give your younger self?
9. What does your future look like?
10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Website

https://courtneyharriscoaching.com/ 

 

Social media information 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/courtneyharriscoaching/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/courtneyharrisedconnect/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/courtneyharriscoaching

Resources mentioned

The 4 Agreements: Don Miguel Ruiz

 

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Stringbabies with Kay Tucker – NAPE 039

The National Association for Primary Education has a long history of supporting music and the arts. Mark Taylor host of this podcast is also a musician and music educator which makes this a very exciting episode.

Stringbabies is a holistic approach to teaching bowed strings and general musicianship using a unique notation system developed by cellist Kay Tucker.
Although initially aimed at 3 to 6 year olds, Stringbabies has been embraces by students of all ages and abilities (especially special needs) and has gained a string reputation for helping to develop sight reading, aural and composition skills.
Twice a finalist in the Rhinegold Music Teacher awards for excellence and also the BBC Surrey and Sussex Community Heroes awards, Stringbabies has its own awards accredited by Victoria College Examinations and the violin and cello books are due to be published on the Charanga platform (www.charanga.com)

 

 

Website 

www.stringbabies.com

www.musicbabies.org.uk

 

Social Media Information 

Facebook: stringbabies
Twitter: @stringbabies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk 

 

 

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109: The Making of a Bully-Free School

Welcome to season 7 of the Education on Fire Podcast which is focusing on Wellbeing.

Today I chat to Tina Owen-Moore about her experience of creating a new school and The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School her book that unveils the story of it’s success.

Tina Owen-Moore has been an educator for twenty years. She started in 1998, as a high school English teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2005, with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tina worked with a group of teachers and students to open The Alliance School, the first school in the nation started with the explicit mission of reducing bullying. She led the school from 2005-2016, and has consistently worked to share Alliance’s practices, so that all schools can be safe and inclusive places for all students.

 

Tina has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including being named 2010 Educator of the Year by GSAFE Wisconsin, being recognized by the Wisconsin Charter School’s Association with the Innovator of the Year Award for her co-creation of the Teacher Led Network, and receiving an LGBT Progress Award from the Shepherd Express Magazine of Milwaukee. She was also honored with the Marquette University School of Education’s Young Alumna Award in 2008. The school was awarded the 2011 Wisconsin Charter School of the Year, Platinum Award, and in 2015 won recognition as one of the “41 Most Innovative Schools in America” by Noodle.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University, her Master of Arts degree from Alverno College, and her doctorate in Education Leadership from Harvard University. She is the mother of two adult children, Felicia and Jeremy, and has been a foster and surrogate mother to many others. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois with her wife, Velvet, and their two adorable cats, Tiger and Juani.

 

Website

 

www.bullyfreefirst.com

 

Social Media

Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram:

@Tina Owen-Moore

 

If you are new to the show here are the links to the beginning of each season so far so you to look back or visit for the first time.

 

The first 9 episodes discuss what we believe to be important in education.

009 : Season 2 Launch Show – Computing and technology

031 : What do the children think? How to be involved in season 3

040: Season 4 launch show – Music and the Arts in schools

071: Physical Education – Season 5 Launch Show

087: LitFilmFest English & Literacy Season 6 Launch

 

Show Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

 

 

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Everyday Teen Heroes with Margaret Rooke. LF045

This week we have a change of format to our usual show because I had the opportunity to interview Margaret Rooke who’s new book is something I think everyone should have the opportunity to read.
Margaret Rooke writes books to inspire children, teenagers, their parents and carers, and people who work with them.
Her books include:
‘You can Change the World. Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere’, ‘Dyslexia is my Superpower (Most of the Time)’ and
‘Creative, Successful, Dyslexic. 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find out more about Margaret through her social media channels on Twitter & Instagram.

@margsrooke

 

 

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