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In this podcast series, Dr Suzy Green, CEO of The Positivity Institute, interviews Australian pioneers and leaders in Positive Education. Interviewees share their experiences, key learnings and recommendations for those already implementing or considering implementing Positive Education in their schools.

Latest Episodes

Interview with Dr William DeJean - Unleash Learning

Dr. William DeJean is the founder of *Unleash Learning* (www.unleash- learning.com), an evidence-based teaching and learning system that makes learning stick for everyone. William, who holds a Doctorate in Education, brings many lenses to the schools he works with. He has taught at universities in the United States and Australia, he is an internationally recognised researcher, he consults across a range of schools, networks and regions throughout Australia and the US, and he is a sought-after keynote speaker, including appearances at TEDx Canberra, Happiness and It’s Causes and the Young Minds Conference. William’s is the author of the book Unleash Learning and the host of Unleash Learning TV. His latest book, Make Learning Stick For Everyone, is out now! In this episode, William and Suzy chat about: * What brought William to Positive Education * Why 'making learning stick' is so important for wellbeing * Why we need a diversity literacy in education * William's greatest learnings in creating flourishing students, schools and communities. Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

34 min1 d ago
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Interview with Dr William DeJean - Unleash Learning

Interview with Daniela Falecki - Teacher Wellbeing

Daniela Falecki, is the founder of *Teacher Wellbeing* , known as the “keep-it-real” teacher. Specialising in Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology with more than 20 years’ experience in government and independent schools in Australia. You can find out more about Daniela's work here - https://www.teacher-wellbeing.com.au/. Suzy and Daniela chat about: * Daniela’s experience working with teachers through her business * The importance of wellbeing literary and reflective skills for teachers * The importance of promoting staff wellbeing * Daniela's 'Road-Map' to navigating wellbeing Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

31 min1 w ago
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Interview with Daniela Falecki - Teacher Wellbeing

Interview with Clive Leach - Organisational Coach

Clive Leach is an Organisational Coach and proudgraduate of the Master of Organisational Coaching Program at the ** University of Sydney Coaching Psychology Unit where he graduated in 2008. Cliveworks extensively within the corporate, public and education sectors as an organisational coach as well as designing and facilitating highly rated workshop programs in focusing on well-being, resilience, mental toughness, coaching skills and Positive Education. Since 2009 Clive’s education-based work has included interventions for leading international schools, high schools, special schools and universities inAustralia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, the US and the UK.He has also participated as an advisor and coach in a ground-breaking schools/youth coaching research study The Helmsman Project conducted through the University of Sydney. In recognition of his work in schools, since 2016 Clive has been a Global Representative for theInternational Positive Education Network (IPEN). Find out more about Clive's work here - http://www.cliveleach.com/. In this episode, Suzy and Clive chat about: * Clive's work in international schools * How the pandemic has highlighted the need for mental toughness training in schools globally * Why evidence-based coaching is important for Positive Education Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

33 min2 w ago
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Interview with Clive Leach - Organisational Coach

Interview with Dana Kerford - URSTRONG

Dana Kerford is a Teacher, Friendship Expert, and the Founder of URSTRONG, a social- emotional wellbeing program for kids. URSTRONG’s ground-breaking approach in empowering kids with friendship skills, led to Dana’s participation in an exclusive conference on gender equality at the White House in 2016. She has presented at education conferences across North America, Australia, & Asia and was a key contributor to SnapChat’s Global Friendship Report. You can find out more about Dana's work here -https://urstrong.com/ In this episode, Suzy and Dana chat about: * How URSTRONG aligns with Positive Education * The importance of teaching relationship skills to kids and teachers in schools * Developing a 'friendship strategy' in school Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

34 min3 w ago
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Interview with Dana Kerford - URSTRONG

Interview with Dan Haesler - Cut Through Coaching & Consulting

Dan Haesler is a coach who works with elite athletes & teams as well as corporate leaders & educators. His work centres on happier, healthier and higher performance. Dan is an international keynote speaker and regularly presents alongside industry leaders on topics of leadership, mindset, motivation and peak performance. Before moving to Australia, he was also once identified, on national TV, as the UK’s worst housemate. You can find out more about Dan's work here - https://cutthroughhq.com/. In this episode, Suzy and Dan chat about: * How Dan, who was a PE Teacher, got into Positive Education * Dan's current work in school settings * Greatest learnings and barriers to creating flourishing staff, students and whole school communities Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

28 minNOV 6
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Interview with Dan Haesler - Cut Through Coaching & Consulting

Interview with Dr Peggy Kern - Centre of Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education

Dr Peggy Kernis an associate professor at the Centre for Positive Psychology within the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education.Her research focuses on understanding, measuring, and supporting wellbeing across the lifespan. She works with schools and workplaces to examine strategies for supporting wellbeing, and bridging gaps between research and practice.She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has published 3 books focused on wellbeing and school belonging. You can find out more about Peggy’s work at www.peggykern.org ( http://www.peggykern.org/ ). In this episode, Suzy and Peggy chat about: * How Positive Education can help create a love of learning for life * Peggy's latest book titled 'The Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education' * Peggy's latest research in the fields of Positive Psychology and Positive Education * Systems-Informed Positive Psychology * Hesitations that schools may have when deciding whether to implement Positive Education Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

32 minOCT 30
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Interview with Dr Peggy Kern - Centre of Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education

Interview with Ms Anne Johnstone - Ravenswood School for Girls

Anne Johnstone is the Principal of Ravenswood School for Girls and Deputy Chair and a founding board member of PESA (Positive Education Schools Association). She has significant experience in leadership roles in schools, and as a teacher. Anne is also an Executive Member of the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. In 2004, Anne was the recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship to conduct research in the United Kingdom on how to foster student resilience. She is also a winner of the Teachers' Guild of New South Wales Award for Excellence in the Early Years of Teaching.

31 min2019 OCT 23
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Interview with Ms Anne Johnstone - Ravenswood School for Girls

Interview with Ms Jenni Cook - Mount Barker High School

Jenni Cook is Deputy Principal at Mount Barker High School, an inner regional co-educational school in the Adelaide Hills. The main foci of her role are student services, wellbeing and student voice. Mount Barker High School first became involved in Positive Education in 2012 and 2013 when they worked with Professor Martin Seligman as the Department for Education's focus school with the Adelaide Thinker in Residence Program. In 2015 the school became the Department's Specialist School for Positive Education Teacher Training.

30 min2019 OCT 15
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Interview with Ms Jenni Cook - Mount Barker High School

Interview with Dr Madonna Ahern - Mt St Michaels College

Dr Madonna Ahern is currently Deputy Principal in a large Catholic Girls' College in Brisbane. She is co-developer of the Positive Education Program (Pos-Ed) including Life Coaching at Mt St Michaels College. She wants to see female adolescents emerge with their own suite of evidence-based resilience skills and to this end is passionate about assisting them in this area. Madonna has a Doctor of Education (QUT) in the area of positive psychology (2017).

35 min2019 OCT 9
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Interview with Dr Madonna Ahern - Mt St Michaels College

Interview with Mr Brendon Fogarty - The Outdoor Education Group

Brendon Fogarty is the National Head of Curriculum for the Outdoor Education Group. Brendon is determined that outdoor education and adventure learning is paramount to the education of all students. That all students may have an opportunity to experience the world through exploration, reflection and experiential learning activities; in adventure camps, wilderness environments, or community settings, their lives can be positively changed.

34 min2019 OCT 1
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Interview with Mr Brendon Fogarty - The Outdoor Education Group

Latest Episodes

Interview with Dr William DeJean - Unleash Learning

Dr. William DeJean is the founder of *Unleash Learning* (www.unleash- learning.com), an evidence-based teaching and learning system that makes learning stick for everyone. William, who holds a Doctorate in Education, brings many lenses to the schools he works with. He has taught at universities in the United States and Australia, he is an internationally recognised researcher, he consults across a range of schools, networks and regions throughout Australia and the US, and he is a sought-after keynote speaker, including appearances at TEDx Canberra, Happiness and It’s Causes and the Young Minds Conference. William’s is the author of the book Unleash Learning and the host of Unleash Learning TV. His latest book, Make Learning Stick For Everyone, is out now! In this episode, William and Suzy chat about: * What brought William to Positive Education * Why 'making learning stick' is so important for wellbeing * Why we need a diversity literacy in education * William's greatest learnings in creating flourishing students, schools and communities. Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

34 min1 d ago
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Interview with Dr William DeJean - Unleash Learning

Interview with Daniela Falecki - Teacher Wellbeing

Daniela Falecki, is the founder of *Teacher Wellbeing* , known as the “keep-it-real” teacher. Specialising in Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology with more than 20 years’ experience in government and independent schools in Australia. You can find out more about Daniela's work here - https://www.teacher-wellbeing.com.au/. Suzy and Daniela chat about: * Daniela’s experience working with teachers through her business * The importance of wellbeing literary and reflective skills for teachers * The importance of promoting staff wellbeing * Daniela's 'Road-Map' to navigating wellbeing Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

31 min1 w ago
Comments
Interview with Daniela Falecki - Teacher Wellbeing

Interview with Clive Leach - Organisational Coach

Clive Leach is an Organisational Coach and proudgraduate of the Master of Organisational Coaching Program at the ** University of Sydney Coaching Psychology Unit where he graduated in 2008. Cliveworks extensively within the corporate, public and education sectors as an organisational coach as well as designing and facilitating highly rated workshop programs in focusing on well-being, resilience, mental toughness, coaching skills and Positive Education. Since 2009 Clive’s education-based work has included interventions for leading international schools, high schools, special schools and universities inAustralia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, the US and the UK.He has also participated as an advisor and coach in a ground-breaking schools/youth coaching research study The Helmsman Project conducted through the University of Sydney. In recognition of his work in schools, since 2016 Clive has been a Global Representative for theInternational Positive Education Network (IPEN). Find out more about Clive's work here - http://www.cliveleach.com/. In this episode, Suzy and Clive chat about: * Clive's work in international schools * How the pandemic has highlighted the need for mental toughness training in schools globally * Why evidence-based coaching is important for Positive Education Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

33 min2 w ago
Comments
Interview with Clive Leach - Organisational Coach

Interview with Dana Kerford - URSTRONG

Dana Kerford is a Teacher, Friendship Expert, and the Founder of URSTRONG, a social- emotional wellbeing program for kids. URSTRONG’s ground-breaking approach in empowering kids with friendship skills, led to Dana’s participation in an exclusive conference on gender equality at the White House in 2016. She has presented at education conferences across North America, Australia, & Asia and was a key contributor to SnapChat’s Global Friendship Report. You can find out more about Dana's work here -https://urstrong.com/ In this episode, Suzy and Dana chat about: * How URSTRONG aligns with Positive Education * The importance of teaching relationship skills to kids and teachers in schools * Developing a 'friendship strategy' in school Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

34 min3 w ago
Comments
Interview with Dana Kerford - URSTRONG

Interview with Dan Haesler - Cut Through Coaching & Consulting

Dan Haesler is a coach who works with elite athletes & teams as well as corporate leaders & educators. His work centres on happier, healthier and higher performance. Dan is an international keynote speaker and regularly presents alongside industry leaders on topics of leadership, mindset, motivation and peak performance. Before moving to Australia, he was also once identified, on national TV, as the UK’s worst housemate. You can find out more about Dan's work here - https://cutthroughhq.com/. In this episode, Suzy and Dan chat about: * How Dan, who was a PE Teacher, got into Positive Education * Dan's current work in school settings * Greatest learnings and barriers to creating flourishing staff, students and whole school communities Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

28 minNOV 6
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Interview with Dan Haesler - Cut Through Coaching & Consulting

Interview with Dr Peggy Kern - Centre of Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education

Dr Peggy Kernis an associate professor at the Centre for Positive Psychology within the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education.Her research focuses on understanding, measuring, and supporting wellbeing across the lifespan. She works with schools and workplaces to examine strategies for supporting wellbeing, and bridging gaps between research and practice.She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has published 3 books focused on wellbeing and school belonging. You can find out more about Peggy’s work at www.peggykern.org ( http://www.peggykern.org/ ). In this episode, Suzy and Peggy chat about: * How Positive Education can help create a love of learning for life * Peggy's latest book titled 'The Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education' * Peggy's latest research in the fields of Positive Psychology and Positive Education * Systems-Informed Positive Psychology * Hesitations that schools may have when deciding whether to implement Positive Education Interested in implementing Positive Education? Learn more about The Positivity Institute's services here - https://www.thepositivityinstitute.com.au/school/.

32 minOCT 30
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Interview with Dr Peggy Kern - Centre of Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education

Interview with Ms Anne Johnstone - Ravenswood School for Girls

Anne Johnstone is the Principal of Ravenswood School for Girls and Deputy Chair and a founding board member of PESA (Positive Education Schools Association). She has significant experience in leadership roles in schools, and as a teacher. Anne is also an Executive Member of the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. In 2004, Anne was the recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship to conduct research in the United Kingdom on how to foster student resilience. She is also a winner of the Teachers' Guild of New South Wales Award for Excellence in the Early Years of Teaching.

31 min2019 OCT 23
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Interview with Ms Anne Johnstone - Ravenswood School for Girls

Interview with Ms Jenni Cook - Mount Barker High School

Jenni Cook is Deputy Principal at Mount Barker High School, an inner regional co-educational school in the Adelaide Hills. The main foci of her role are student services, wellbeing and student voice. Mount Barker High School first became involved in Positive Education in 2012 and 2013 when they worked with Professor Martin Seligman as the Department for Education's focus school with the Adelaide Thinker in Residence Program. In 2015 the school became the Department's Specialist School for Positive Education Teacher Training.

30 min2019 OCT 15
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Interview with Ms Jenni Cook - Mount Barker High School

Interview with Dr Madonna Ahern - Mt St Michaels College

Dr Madonna Ahern is currently Deputy Principal in a large Catholic Girls' College in Brisbane. She is co-developer of the Positive Education Program (Pos-Ed) including Life Coaching at Mt St Michaels College. She wants to see female adolescents emerge with their own suite of evidence-based resilience skills and to this end is passionate about assisting them in this area. Madonna has a Doctor of Education (QUT) in the area of positive psychology (2017).

35 min2019 OCT 9
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Interview with Dr Madonna Ahern - Mt St Michaels College

Interview with Mr Brendon Fogarty - The Outdoor Education Group

Brendon Fogarty is the National Head of Curriculum for the Outdoor Education Group. Brendon is determined that outdoor education and adventure learning is paramount to the education of all students. That all students may have an opportunity to experience the world through exploration, reflection and experiential learning activities; in adventure camps, wilderness environments, or community settings, their lives can be positively changed.

34 min2019 OCT 1
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Interview with Mr Brendon Fogarty - The Outdoor Education Group
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