Teacher Healer - Education for Real Change

Teacher Healer - Education for Real Change

The Teacher Healer podcast is a space where we get to geek about education and heal the world at the same time. Come down the rabbit hole to define what we think education could and should look like to make school better for kids, teachers and society as a whole. We’ll talk about healing and what kinds of healing are most needed to create the future we want to live in and raise our kids to grow up in. This is a podcast about finding solutions to heal the world and heal ourselves. It's for educators, school leaders, parents and healers.


September 18, 2022 56 min

In this episode, I’m joined by Annabelle Knight, Director of Strengths Canvass. Annabelle talks about the importance of putting people and relationships at the centre of education and how deep collaboration can provide multiple solutions for evolving the education system.

Annabelle Knight has over 40 years experience in school leadership, pedagogy and wellbeing in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary contexts. Her consulting busin...

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In this episode, Janine Meadley, host of the Teacher Healer podcast gives teachers an emergency pep talk.

Your homework:

  • Take your power
  • Be the change.
  • Further learning related to this episode/references:

  • Howard Gardner's Five Minds for the Future
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Global Goals Curriculum
  • New Pegagogies for Deep Learning
  • Yong Zhao
  • Michael Fullan
  • Learn more at teacherhealer.com

    Music by Twisterium from Pixabay.


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    In this episode, I’m joined by Rachael Dubois, actor and drama coach. Rachael shares some of her most powerful moments working with audiences and unpacks the value that drama education can bring to young people and adults alike, including building empathy.

    Rachael Dubois is an experienced facilitator and teaching artist with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts. She is also an actor, theatre practitioner and film maker.

    Rachael u...

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    In this episode, I'm joined by Megan Corcoran, a teacher who has recently decided to leave the classroom.

    Megan spent over eleven years teaching and leading in alternative schools for young people who have experienced trauma and/or significant disadvantage. During that time, she worked as a school leader in Australia’s largest alternative school. She studied a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and her teaching practice is t...

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    In this episode, I'm joined by Lael Stone.

    Lael is an educator, TEDx speaker, author, mother, and parenting counselor. She is also the co-creator of Woodline Primary School, an innovative new school based on emotional wellbeing and connection. Lael is the co-host of The Aware Parenting Podcast and a sought-after public speaker who talks candidly about her experiences and her great passion; creating wellness in families through c...

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    Janine, host of the Teacher Healer podcast, talks about her recent experiences with breathwork and cold therapy and how these regulate the autonomic nervous system and could be used to improve the way we create a new normal post-pandemic. 

    Your homework: How could you use cold therapy and breathwork to come back into your parasympathetic nervous system, and how could you support the children in your life to do the same?

    Further learn...

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    In this episode, I’m joined by Amanda Freeman, Energy Coach and Facilitator. Amanda speaks about how her experience with disability and adult education taught her the value in supporting individual needs in learning environments. She also talks about the power of reiki as a tool for healing for kids as well as adults.

    Amanda helps purpose-driven well-being professionals and therapists develop both the confidence and the go-forward p...

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    In this episode, I'm joined by Margaret Thorsborne, OAM. Margaret speaks about the power of Restorative Practices to heal trauma and relationships - far beyond a check-box exercise.

    Margaret was a pioneer of Restorative Practices and played an important role in introducing it into schools, first in Australia and New Zealand in the 90’s, and later in the UK. She has since trained conference facilitators and schools in education, ...

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    In this episode, I'm joined by Francean McCall, director of Functional Education.

    After a career in Hydrology and Coastal engineering, Francean decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a teacher. After qualifying, she taught science at a public college before transitioning into the Steiner Waldorf system. When her life took an unexpected turn, Francean needed to find ways to continue her passion for teaching - outside o...

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    In this episode, I’m joined by Julie S Hasson, author, educator, story collector and speaker. Julie speaks about how we remember our teachers, the importance of building strong relationships with students and how to care for our own safety as teachers.

    Dr Julie Schmidt Hasson is a professor in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University. She is a former teacher and school principal. Julie’s research on the impact ...

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    In this episode, I'm joined by my friend and colleague, Jarryd Bendall. Jarryd speaks about teachable moments, the systemic challenges for teachers and creative the possibilities for education.

    Jarryd is a primary teacher and education writer with a dark and mysterious history in stand up comedy. He loves poetry, writing and illustrating children's picture books and wearing cowboy boots on a daily basis. 

    Your homework: Thin...

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    In this episode, I'm joined by Kylie Lewis, founder of Of Kin. Kylie speaks about why vulnerability is needed in schools.

    Kylie is a leadership developer and climate reality leader specialising in building brave leaders and courage cultures. She is a certified facilitator of Dr Brené Brown’s work on courage, vulnerability, shame and resilience (The Daring Way™, Rising Strong™ & Dare To Lead™), a Conversational Intelligence p...

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    Janine, host of the Teacher Healer podcast, responds to a letter from a listener.

    Janine shares some stories from her school years as a student and as a teacher. She delves into how young people behave, how adults respond to them, school lunches and how judgement and rudeness are driven by unconsciousness.

    Your homework: Observe your reactions and judgements. What happened? What were your thoughts and feelings? How did you react or b...

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    September 4, 2021 16 min

    Learn about the Teacher Healer podcast and host, Janine Meadley.

    In this episode, I talk about why our world and education system needs healing. I go back through history to explore how Australia has inherited some habits that need healing and muse on the purpose of compulsory school education.

    Your homework: Think about what’s going well in education and what the ingredients for real success might be. Why would you continue to send ...

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