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Pushing the Edge

Building speaking skills and self confidence with Flipgrid. Photo of mobile phone and writing pad
It’s a teaching approach – combined with FlipGrid – that’s lead to profound shifts in my student’s speaking skills, and their confidence in front of a camera. I’ll detail how we did it, key tips and learning moments along the way.  [click to continue…]

Text - Marriage, Equality and Teachers - Pride

After writing about marriage equality in my classroom, I received some beautiful responses on marriage, equality and teachers. Have a read and be inspired.

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Image of traffic lights with same-sex couples. Text says - Can we come to your wedding

In the battle for Marriage Equality, I reflect on moments in my classroom as a gay teacher. Most noticeably, a ‘can we come to your wedding?’ plea from my students. [click to continue…]

two iclose up images of eye and ear with the text - Being seen and heard as an English Language Learner

Did you ever think you would make a website to show your work? 

She shakes her head in disbelief – looking at her newly created online Learning Portfolio.

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Text - Take a chance you might surprise yourself. Backdrop row of doors with one door being a different colour

I don’t think teachers will wanna listen.

What if I lose my regular listeners because they hate sport or physical education?

How am I gonna get new listeners when no-one knows me for sport. 

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Image of soccer ball with the text - Having a voice and sense of belonging in a soccer club. Listen to Pushing The Edge dot org slash 38. Also image of Pushing The Edge icon.

It’s a soccer team made up almost entirely of new arrivals and refugees to Australia. So how do the young players construct their identity and sense of belonging? And what about the young women facing narrow and discriminatory views of femininity at the club? How do they resist?

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Image of rainbow flag with text Tackling Homophobia and Transphobia in sport.

Angie Greene comes from a talented sporting family. From her Pop, to her dad, to her two brothers, all have excelled in sport. Her two brothers’ sporting journeys couldn’t be more different though – because one is gay. 

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Image of lockers in sports club with text - Changing the culture in sports clubs. Listen to Ryan Storr - Pushing The Edge dot org slash 36

Sporting Club Cultures can be notoriously difficult to change. So how might we tackle the sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia that prevail – making them more inclusive and welcoming to their communities?

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Why Sports Clubs should build links to multicultural communities

Sports clubs live and die by participation – that’s what Sue McGill thinks – And too often clubs don’t represent the communities they’re part of. 

Here Sue shares tips and insights from The Huddle at North Melbourne Footy Club – which proudly serves the multicultural community it’s part of. 

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Making sport accessible for people with disabilities - with Sam De Leve

How do we go about making sport accessible for people with disabilities? We talk access, equipment, attitudes, and the power of language with Sam De Leve

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