Research Project: ‘Stories of Whole School Wellbeing: Exploring narratives of experience’

I recently completed a research project as part of the Masters of Teaching degree at Deakin University's School of Education. Here is the abstract: Researchers talk about whole school approaches to student wellbeing in a variety of ways, yet little work has been done to understand how different stories of wellbeing impact school wellbeing staff.… Continue reading Research Project: ‘Stories of Whole School Wellbeing: Exploring narratives of experience’

Thriving in our world of ambiguity

If you’ve been following the unfolding of global events in the news over the past few months then, like me, feelings of agitation and loss have probably been showing up a little more frequently in your life. There’s little doubt that we are all living in a complex and hyper-connected world. With live streams of… Continue reading Thriving in our world of ambiguity

An ecosystem of understanding

Author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s popular TED Talk on ‘the danger of the single story’ is a wonderful reminder to always remain open to diverse perspectives and to practice different ways of seeing and feeling. Most of us take for granted that subjectivity is a constant feature of our complex and interconnected world. But how can… Continue reading An ecosystem of understanding

The generative power of teaching

I recently came across this excellent read by Courtney Martin on the reductive seduction of other people’s problems. In it, she provides a provocation that at the heart of many failed attempts of ‘doing good’ is the reductive perception that other people’s problems are easily solvable. She urges those interested in pursuing a career that… Continue reading The generative power of teaching