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Bringing Wellbeing to Life

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 31-03-2020 - Show 30 - Rowan Taigel - Turning Wellbeing onto Its Head( 0:30:5)       
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Show 30 - Rowan Taigel - Turning Wellbeing onto Its Head - How can we make learning engaging and meaningful for students? This was the challenge Rowan Taigel took on when she turned the curriculum, and the traditional approach to NCEA, upside down - focusing first on the problems students wanted to solve, then the skills they needed to do that, and engaging them to find their own solutions. Rowan explains to Denise why building relationships and students learning about their strengths and values were at the heart of this programme’s success. Listen as Rowan describes how students, parents, and teachers appreciated this approach where students got to drive their own learning, with one student describing the course as “the reason I come to school”. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/31/2020 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 24-03-2020 - S2 - Show 29 - Jillian Coppley-Darwish - Thriving Communities( 0:28:54)       
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Show 29 - Jillian Coppley-Darwish - Thriving Communities - How can we build thriving learning communities by focusing on what’s strong and not what’s wrong? Denise talks to Jillian Coppley-Darwish, about Thriving Learning Communities – a programme that works by helping educators to focus on ‘what’s strong not what’s wrong’ in their students. Listen as Jillian explains how Thriving Learning Communities helps build self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship-building and responsible decision-making. Jillian talked to us from Cinncinnati Ohio during a huge storm outside so apologies for occasional sounds of thunder and alarms. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/24/2020 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 17-03-2020S2 - Show 28 - How can we look through our cultural lens and see our common humanity? - Tayyab Rashid( 0:29:39)       
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S2 - Show 28 - Tayyab Rashid - Tayyab explains to Denise how his experience of living in other cultures has taught him to notice variation within each culture. He encourages us to notice that variation rather than stereotyping, and to always pay attention to our shared humanity. After working with people from many and varied cultures he believes there is good in all of us. Listen as Tayyab explains how open-mindedness, respect and curiosity can help us learn about other cultures, and why faith, resilience and flexibility are strengths he is proud of in his fellow Muslims. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/17/2020 6:00:26 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 10-03-2020 - Leading Change for Wellbeing - Chris Jansen( 0:35:57)       
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Leading Change for Wellbeing - How can we remind people that they are part of a collective and that a collective can solve anything? In this podcast Denise talks with Dr Chris Jansen about leading change. In contrast to old models of the heroic leader dashing in to save us all, Chris emphasises the need for everyone to be involved in finding the solutions to solve the problems we face. Listen to Chris’ experience of supporting change in education and why he believes that if we can come together and respect and learn from each other, we can solve any problem. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/10/2020 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 03-03-2020 - S2 - Show 26 - Wellbeing learning for students and parents - Dr Ase Fagerlund( 0:33:43)       
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S2 - Show 26 - Wellbeing learning for students and parents with Dr Ase Fagerlund - How can we help parents – as well as children - to learn about wellbeing? In this interview, Dr Ase Fagerlund shares the story of a multi-year, multi-school project she has led in Finland. As well as working with schools to support teaching of wellbeing to students, Ase also worked with groups of parents to help them find engagement, meaning, hope and flow. Listen to Ase share her insights from these projects (and find out how a Swedish scientist living in Finland came to speak Te Reo Māori!) Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/3/2020 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 25-02-2020 - Show 25 - Coaching for Whole-school Wellbeing - Professor Christian van Niewerburgh( 0:45:25)       
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Show 25 - Coaching for Whole-school Wellbeing - with Professor Christian van Niewerburgh - Can coaching be about whole-system change as well as individual support? In this interview with Denise Quinlan, Christian van Niewerburgh explains why coaching is not an indulgence – at its heart, coaching is about being able to support the wellbeing of others. Christian values the range of ways coaching can support wellbeing in education: teachers offering wellbeing coaching to each other, students coaching their peers, and coaching being used to develop and strengthen teacher professional practice. When a school is doing all of this work, the school social climate also improves. Listen to Christian explain why coaching skills are vital life skills for educators and students alike. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 2/25/2020 11:40:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 18-02-2020 - Show 24 - Teaching Health - Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and Kat Wells( 0:34:3)       
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Show 24 - Teaching Health - an Essential Part of Whole-school Wellbeing - with Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and Kat Wells - How can we use the Health Curriculum in schools to teach students about individual and collective wellbeing? Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and HPE leader Kat Wells talk to Denise about Mental Health Education and Hauora - their HPE curriculum resource for NZ schools. They explain how important HPE is for building wellbeing literacy and why ‘educative’ rather than ‘interventionist approaches’ are essential in schools. They are advocates for more curriculum time for this area and more PD to build teachers’ expertise in mental health and wellbeing. Listen to find out why Katie and Kat believe that whole-school wellbeing must include curriculum time for mental health and wellbeing education. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 2/18/2020 11:37:54 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 11-02-2020 - S2 - Show 23 - Wellbeing in Education - with Prof Lea Waters( 0:45:21)       
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Show 23 - Wellbeing in Education - How can we help schools coordinate and evaluate the work they are doing on wellbeing? In this interview, Lea Waters explains how her work has culminated in a model that helps school do just that. She outlines the progress she has seen in wellbeing in education and stresses the importance of taking a big picture view of our wellbeing work – what we’re doing and how it’s working. Listen to this interview to learn more about the SEARCH model of wellbeing and how you can use it in your school or organisation. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 2/11/2020 3:04:00 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 28-01-2020 - Show 21 - How Coaching can Support Wellbeing( 0:31:17)       
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How Coaching can Support Wellbeing - Why should we value and endorse a coaching culture in schools? In this interview, Clive and Denise discuss the overlap of organizational coaching and positive psychology. A growing body of research demonstrates that coaching conversations can support performance and wellbeing. Clive believes that giving people are opportunity to consider a preferred future is a power tool for behaviour change. School leaders will be interested to hear how individual tailored coaching programs can help people identify improvement strategies and move forward. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 1/28/2020 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 21-01-2020 - S2 - Show 20 - Indigenous wellbeing model( 0:30:25)       
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S2 - Show 20 - Indigenous wellbeing model - How can we support wellbeing for Māori students and staff? In this episode Wiremu shares his school experiences both as a Māori student and as a school counsellor. He describes a sense of not belonging – that this wasn’t meant for him even though he is tangata whenua, a person of this land. To help young people overcome this alienation and to develop a strong sense of connection to Māori cultural identity, he has developed a model of wellbeing which he calls Te Whare Mauri Ora. Listen to Wiremu describe how this model, based on Te Whare Tapa Whā and incorporating positive psychology practices, is being used to help Māori and Pakeha youth. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 1/21/2020 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 14-01-2020 - S2 - Show 19 - Strengths Based Resilience( 0:33:5)       
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S2 - Show 19 - Strengths Based Resilience - Dr Tayyab Rashid, developer of the Strengths-Based Resilience program for school and university students, and author of the Positive Psychotherapy Clinical Handbook talks to Denise about implementing wellbeing work in schools. He emphasises the importance of schools adapting programmes to their context – of adapting and interpreting the work for their students. His respect for the teachers and students that work with his programmes means that he always encourages people to try out elements of the programme, and to keep using them if they find them helpful. Listen to why Tayyab believes loneliness is one of our most pernicious problems, and why connection to self in nature will help. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 1/14/2020 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 26-11-2019 - Show 12 - How do we battle boredom in the classroom?( 0:34:12)       
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Show 12 - How do we battle boredom in the classroom? - Research has shown one in four Danish students were very bored often or most of the time in school. Mette Ledertoug and Nanna Paarup are challenging this status quo, asking: ‘How can we expect to create lifelong learners if we turn so many students off learning in school?’ Listen to how wellbeing frameworks (including the PERMA model) can build curiosity and engagement for teachers and students. Metta and Nanne explain how the question ‘Why are you at school?’ can instill a greater sense of meaning and purpose. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 11/26/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 17-09-2019 - Series 2 - Show 02 - The First Three Years of a Wellbeing Agenda – with Sonya Papps( 0:25:10)       
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The First Three Years of a Wellbeing Agenda – with Sonya Papps - How do schools actually get started and build buy in? In this podcast, Denise and Sonya discuss implementing a Wellbeing Agenda at Taipei European School to address student wellbeing concerns and enhance school culture. Working with UK-based executive coach Clive Leach, the school designed a three-year plan to address Whole-School Wellbeing. Sonya shares how this plan is unfolding in her school. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 9/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 10-09-2019 - Series 2 - Show 01 - The Educator’s Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing - Lucy and Denise( 0:27:20)       
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In this season of Bringing Wellbeing to Life Dr Denise Quinlan looks at what schools are doing to support wellbeing for students and staff, with interviews from experts from around the world. Today Denise gives the interviewing chair to colleague Adrienne Buckingham, educator and wellbeing facilitator with the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience. Adrienne asks Denise and Lucy Hone about the lessons learned from writing their book The Educator’s Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing - a book that brings together and celebrates the work being done to support wellbeing in schools in Aotearoa/NZ and across the globe. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 9/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 12-09-2018 - Show 15 - Band4Hope - a public wellbeing initiative - Lockie McWilliam( 0:20:6)       
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Show 15 - Band4Hope - a public wellbeing initiative - Denise talks to Locky McWilliam, founder of Band4Hope, a large-scale public wellbeing initiative. Designed to increase kindness, hope and our sense of shared humanity. It is based on the African concept of Ubuntu - our shared humanity. Learn why Locky wants us to wear and share hope. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 9/12/2018 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 05-09-2018 - Show 14 - Resilience: why it matters and how to build it - Lucy Hone( 0:25:9)       
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Show 14 - Resilience: why it matters and how to build it - Resilience – our ability to cope with challenge and bounce back from adversity is useful throughout our lives. Denise talks to Lucy Hone about resilience after loss and resilience strategies, Learn the 4 ways we use resilience and strategies to build resilience in adults or children. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 9/5/2018 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 29-08-2018 - Show 13 - Managing anxiety - Emma Woodward( 0:25:59)       
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Show 13 - Managing anxiety - Is there ‘shark music’ on your internal radio? If so, you might want some strategies for anxiety. Denise talks to Emma Woodward about managing anxiety in young people and their parents. It’s about having a plan you ‘practice when it’s easy, so it’s easy when it’s hard. Learn how to calm your emotional brain so that your thinking brain can get back in the driving seat. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 8/29/2018 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 22-08-2018 - Show 12 - Building resilience to perform at your best - John Quinn( 0:27:1)       
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Show 12 - Building resilience to perform at your best - Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 8/22/2018 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 15-08-2018 - Show 11 - Social and emotional skills to navigate the world - Sue Roffey( 0:29:29)       
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Show 11 - Social and emotional skills to navigate the world - We all need social and emotional skills to navigate the world. We can teach them in schools. Denise taks to Dr Sue Roffey about why social and emotional learning matters in schools, and why relationships are at the heart of successful behaviour change for young people. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 8/15/2018 10:30:00 AM