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Pushing the Edge

Making sport more welcoming for migrants

Language barriers, dress codes, racism and sexism. We’re exploring how to make sport more welcoming for migrants with the Western Bulldogs’ Michelle Hage.

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Unlock Student Life Stories

Student life stories have always been important to me as a teacher. This year though students have taken them to another level. Here’s that powerful moment and the teaching strategies I used to get there.

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We didn't know but we should have - bullying in school

Homophobic bullying is rampant in most schools leading to suicide and a range of other tragic outcomes. How might we make our schools safe for all – and – what would leadership of a Safe School sound like?

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My students compel me to act - to take action

With a new president and a rise in hate-related crimes, I found myself wondering why I’m compelled to take action for social justice

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Step up. Amplify the voices of others.

Feel too scared to speak up? Maybe you don’t have the words. Regardless – we need you.  
Here’s how you can help

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Standing Together - for Love

How in the space of twelve years have we moved from opposition to overwhelming support for marriage equality? Community – that’s how.

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Mental Health and Activism 02

This week is Mental Health Week in Australia. Inspired by the many educators who have courageously shared the challenges they’ve faced on the mental health front, I offer one more tale – my own. 

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Our love matters. Legalise same-sex marriage

For years, we’ve sought marriage equality in Australia. It’s been a hate-filled time especially with the push for a plebiscite. Here’s how you can help make a difference.

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Standing Up for Justice 06

Are you an upstander or bystander in matters of social justice? A series of encounters with a vicious, racist sticker in my community has me thinking.

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Getting beyond worksheets and spelling tests 02

Within the adult English Language Teaching classroom one thing is sure – there’ll always be a call for traditional ‘stand at the board’ teaching, worksheets & spelling tests. So how do you resist and make teaching more real-world and authentic?

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