The Positive Education Podcast With Ash Manuel

Ash Manuel

In this podcast you’ll hear stories, information and actionable ideas from positive education and wellbeing experts, school wellbeing coordinators, teachers and sports coaches. The purpose of the podcast is that you takeaway ideas that you can execute in your classroom, across your school, at your sports club and in your organisation, plus tips and tricks that you can apply in your own life. read less
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Episode #20 With Kevin Hill - Life at a Tiny Rural School With 7 Students
20-03-2023
Episode #20 With Kevin Hill - Life at a Tiny Rural School With 7 Students
This chat with Kevin is super interesting. Kevin is principal of Everton primary school in rural Victoria, a school with 7 students. Everton is a town of approximately 200 people and is located 272km north east of Melbourne. The closest town being Wangaratta. I wanted to talk to Kevin about what life is like at a tiny rural school. I think you'll find it fascinating.  In this episode with Kevin we dive into: - The positives and challenges about being principal of a tiny school- The impact COVID had on a tiny Victorian rural community / school, when COVID wasn't an issue in Everton- Implementing wellbeing into a school with 7 students and a variety of ages- The important role a school plays in a small community- The challenges of being a principal at a tiny school you may not have thought ofPlus much more... More About KevinKevin is part of a busy, active family. His wife Kerry is an accountant and CEO of all family portfolios; daughter Emma is completing VCE studies (and driving!), Archer 16 yr old talented soccer player and fishing and camping expert, and youngest Patrick has just started secondary school, plays representative soccer and has caught more fish than his brother this year. His sons' drive and engagement for soccer and the outdoors has led to him lacing up the boots for the Over 35s, and spending time both on and in the Ovens river. Rural communities have always played a formative part of Kevin's growth and attitude, having played various sports at nearby townships to his home at Wangaratta including Tarra, Violet Town, Whorouly, Everton and wider districts. The warm welcoming nature of the clubs that put a major focus on arvo tea, and having a laugh with team mates and the opposition, was a major draw card. A tennis coaching side hustle led to teaching degree at CSU during his late 20's and has worked at many schools around the Wangaratta area in a variety of roles, having worked the last 5 years at Everton Primary School, a boutique small school, as a teaching Principal. Kevin also enjoys participating in programs that have a wider influence such as being an active member of his Ovens Learning Cluster, leading a Community of Practice that focuses on Trauma Informed Practice in schools and is currently the Treasurer for the Country Education Partnership. You can reach Kevin here:https://evertonps.vic.edu.au/
Episode #15 With Madhavi Nawana Parker – Why Teacher Wellbeing Must Be #1
08-08-2022
Episode #15 With Madhavi Nawana Parker – Why Teacher Wellbeing Must Be #1
Madhavi is Director of Positive Minds Australia, is a widely Published Author and co author of resilience, confidence and social-emotional intelligence books and programs implemented across Australia and Overseas. Madhavi’s published work includes, ‘The Confident Minds Curriculum,’ ‘The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox,’ and ‘What’s the Buzz? A social emotional literacy program.’In this episode with Madhavi, we dive into:– why teacher wellbeing must be a priority– strategies, activities and tips for teacher and student wellbeing– the impact of COVID and student wellbeing– the common mental health / wellbeing issues she’s seeing in our young peoplePlus a heap moreMore About MadhaviMadhavi’s expertise is often sought by various Parenting and Education magazines and she is a regular Podcast and Radio guest, advising on Parenting, Education and Mental Health and Wellbeing. Madhavi combines her compassionate knowledge and commitment to her field with studies in Psychology, Counselling and over two decades of professional work in schools and organisations with young people and families, to lead Positive Minds Australia in their commitment to improved wellbeing, resilience, confidence and thriving for all. Madhavi provides a broad range of Professional Development opportunities in Corporate and Education settings on topics including Wellbeing, Mindset and Stress Management. Madhavi provides counselling and social emotional skills training for young people and adults at her Unley (Adelaide, South Australia) rooms.You can contact Madhavi and follow her here:Facebook: facebook.com/positivemindsaustraliaLinkedin: Madhavi Nawana ParkerWebsite: positivemindsaustralia.com.au