Schools of Well-Being

Schools of Well-Being

The Schools of Well-Being podcast invites you to listen to conversations I am having with fellow researchers and academics who explain the schools of through that influence what they think well-being and well-becoming means and how it connects to schools, students, teachers, educational leaders, and communities. I also have vibrant conversations with K-12 educators about the inspiring ways their schools are living out well-being and well-becoming. Our motto for this podcast? Come for the joy, stay for the flourishing!... Show More

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August 19, 2020 36 min

In this final episode of the Summer Season, I talk to “radical idealist” Dr. Sabre Cherkowski who is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Okanagan School of Education at the University of British Columbia. We talk about how we can learn ways to live better and flourish together even when shift happens in the educational contexts around us. Attributes: Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Educa...

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Dr. Cameron Hauseman (Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration, Foundations, and Psychology at the University of Manitoba) and I talk about the challenges, strategies, and importance of sustaining well-being for educational leaders.
Attributes: Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer. Editor: Rebeca Heringer. M...

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In this episode, I talk to Barb Isaak, Executive Director of Manitoba Association of School Superintendents, about the WB2 (Well-being and Well-becoming in Schools) Partnership. We also discuss the importance of interconnections and relationships in flourishing educational leadership. Attributes: Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer....

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I talk to Lucy Mayor and Sherri Alexander about the well-being of belonging through a land-based program at Juniper Elementary School. We wanted to make one quick correction here in the notes that Thompson, Manitoba is a community of 14 000, not 1400! Happy listening.
Attributes: Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer. Editor: Rebeca He...

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We begin this season with a very timely and important conversation about compassion and contemplative studies in education with Dr. Wayne Serebrin (Associate Professor in the Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning Department at the University of Manitoba). Attributes
Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba
Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer
Editor: Rebeca Heringer
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In this short episode I reflect on our first “Spring Season” of the podcast, thank educators for their incredible work during Covid-19, and talk about the upcoming Summer season that will begin again on June 24, 2020. Attributes: Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer. Editor: Rebeca Heringer. Music composed and performed by Malcolm Er...

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In this episode I talk to University of Manitoba doctoral candidate Heather Krepski about how she conceptualizes well-becoming for children and the important connections between social justice and student well-becoming. Attributes: Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer. Editor: Rebeca Heringer. Music composed and performed by Malcolm ...

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I have a conversation with teacher Lisa Neufeld about Jameswood Alternative School’s approach to student and staff well-being before Covid-19, and the work for well-becoming that she and her colleagues are continuing to engage in with the resilient youth population from her school during this time of social distancing. Attributes: Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Produ...

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This episode is a lively, thought-provoking conversation with James Gibbs (Principal), Raya Charrier (Gr. 7 and 8 teacher and Assistant Principal) and Kelly Croy (Guidance Counselor) at Dr. George Johnson School, a middle school that is located in Gimli, Manitoba. We discuss the important connection between hope and middle school students’ well-being. Attributes: Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Univer...

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In this episode, I have a conversation with Jane Friesen (Director of Clinical and Extended Services for Pembina Trails School Division), Shannon Tipping (Principal of École Viscount Alexander) and Colleen Roberts (Principal of General Byng School). We talk about their three-year WB2 (Well-being and Well-becoming in Schools) Project, which focuses on improving well-being for students as they transition from middle school to high sc...

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Today I talk to Dr. Thomas Falkenberg (Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba). Thomas is a leader in the area of well-being in schools in Manitoba and across Canada. In this episode, Thomas shares his work creating a conceptual framework for well-being and well-becoming in schools and describes some of the collaborative partnerships he has initiated at school, divisional, and...

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In this first episode, I tell a few stories about who I am, why I’m launching this podcast to connect to my wider educational community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and why we hope you will keep listening to the episodes on well-being in schools that will be released in the upcoming weeks. Attributes: Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Her...

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