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Called To Teach

  • Gospel-Inspired Teaching & Learning: Reframing Learning in Christian Schools by Dr Thelma Perso and Dr Graeme Cross

    28 MAY. 2024 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with https://ambapress.com.au/pages/dr-thelma-perso-and-dr-graeme-cross about https://ambapress.com.au/products/gospel-inspired-teaching-learning. They discuss why they decided to write a book on Gospel-Inspired Teaching & Learning, what is the framework surrounding Gospel-Inspired teaching, why Christian schools need to reframe their curriculum to adopt the Gospel-Inspired teaching and learning methodology, what the differences are with regular teaching curriculums vs the Gospel-Inspired curriculum, how teachers can best help students learn and thrive, why discipline in schools is important and what biblical discipline looks like, how is success measured with the Gospel-Inspired curriculum and the importance of Christian character in teachers. Plus so much more! Bio: https://www.scea.wa.edu.au/2022/10/27/dr-thelma-perso-celebrates-retirement-after-43-years-in-education/embarked on her journey in education as a mathematics teacher in government secondary schools in Western Australia. Over the years, she assumed various senior roles in four different government school systems, including the prestigious position of Executive Director of Curriculum for the State of Queensland. Her extensive background in education, her authorship of many books, combined with her doctoral accomplishment and role as the Chief Education Officer at Swan Christian Education Association, reflect her commitment to advancing Christian values in schools. https://au.linkedin.com/in/drgraemecross has had a distinguished career as a teacher and school principal in the public schooling sector. His journey also led him to the independent sector, serving as the Principal of a Christian school and eventually entering the tertiary sector, contributing to Edith Cowan University (ECU), Morling College, and holding the position of Academic Dean at Vose Seminary. Graeme is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Swan Christian Education Association.
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  • The Role of The Immune System and How Parents Can Help Strengthen Their Child’s Immune System with Dr Kurtis Budden

    29 ABR. 2024 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with scientist and researchers Dr Kurtis Budden about the immune system, it’s functionality, why God gave us  an immune system, how to keep it healthy and strong, whether a child’s immune system is different to an adults, what are some of Dr Budden’s early childhood memories of being raised in a Christian home, how Dr Budden became a Christian, why he decided to study science specifically in the area of immunology and lung health, and whether the immune system is different for each sex. Plus so much more! Guest Bio: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kurtis-budden is an early career researcher in thehttps://www.newcastle.edu.au/research/centre/card. He received his https://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/biomedical-sciences-and-pharmacy/research/phd-and-research-masters in 2020, for his work investigating the use of microbial metabolites to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Since then, his work has expanded to investigate the broader involvement of the lung and gastrointestinal microbiome in a range of chronic diseases, including asthma, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/copd/symptoms-causes/syc-20353679, lung cancer and healthy ageing. In particular, his work has focused on investigating the modification of the microbiome and host immune functions by targeted dietary interventions. This has included both fundamental (basic) research and clinical trials.Dr Budden is passionate about seeing medical research used to alleviate human suffering, particularly in under-served communities, and hopes that his research will be a part of that process. He is also enthusiastic about helping students and young researchers to develop to their full potential. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter (3yo) and son (<1).
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  • How To Build Positive Relationships with Teachers and Students with Christopher Hudson

    25 MAR. 2024 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with teacher and author Christopher Hudson about how to build positive relationships with teachers and students. They discuss why Christopher decided to transition from being a police officer to teacher, what do positive relationships sound and look like, what skills do teachers need to implement a positive classroom environment, what causes students to engage in off-task behaviours, what are some of the best behavioural management strategies that help to create a positive learning environment. Plus so much more! Bio: Christopher is a lecturer at Federation University, teaching units across the Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education) degrees. His doctorate, which will be conferred in 2024, focused on successful rural school leadership in Australia. As a school leader, Christopher specialised in creating and facilitating community-based personal development programs for young people who were at risk of disengaging from school. His ability to form strong school-community relationships resulted in many young people broadening their skill sets, developing positive relationships in the community, (re)engaging with mainstream education, and building positive conflict resolution skills. In 2023, Christopher received an ACEL New Voice in Educational Leadership Research Scholarship, which recognises emerging leaders in the field. He has published academic papers and book chapters in several areas of education: the intersection of sport pedagogy and social justice, professional learning communities, teachers’ use of data to inform practice, and rural school leadership. He is also the author of a forthcoming book, 'Leading positive classrooms - adopting an educative approach to behaviour management in schools'. Prior to entering education, Christopher worked as a Constable with Victoria Police, which is where he developed a passion for working with and alongside disadvantaged youth.Through his consultancy and lecturing work, Christopher aims to empower both teachers and students to maximise their potential for high-quality teaching and learning in schools.
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  • How To Keep Children Safe Online with Mark McCrindle | Remaining Relevant in The Language of Children

    26 FEB. 2024 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with social analyst and demographer https://mccrindle.com.au/ of 'McCrindle Research' about the future of innovation, how parents and teachers can remain relevant in knowing the language of children, how parents and teachers can keep kids safe online, has social media improved the educational landscape, what are some worrisome trends Mark is seeing on social media, can innovation have a lot of negatives or positives, why is Gen z so quick at learning technology compared with other generations and what can parents and teachers do to improve learning with AI. BIO: Mark is a social analyst and demographer whose passions lie in tracking social trends, communicating insights and generational analysis. In addition to being the author of five books, Mark coined the term for the latest generation, Generation Alpha (those born between 2010-2024). Since founding McCrindle in 2006, Mark has presented thousands of keynotes and workshops in all major industries including finance, technology, health, mining, energy and education for top global brands and organisations. Mark is an advisor to executive boards and committees across Australia. As a sought-after demographer, futurist and social commentator, he’s delivered over 100 keynotes in the last year alone.
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  • The War on Men: Why Society Hates Them And Why We Need Them with Dr. Owen Strachan

    30 ENE. 2024 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with Theology Professorhttps://gbtseminary.org/gbtseminary-faculty/owen-strachan/ about the current war on men, the reasons society hates them and why we need them now more than ever before. They also discuss what it means to be a man today, the biblical meaning behind masculinity, how parents are able to help raise Godly young men, how does a young boy become a man of value, how we can celebrate boys becoming men and addressing the cultural issues surrounding the toxic idea of toxic masculinity. Plus so much more! Bio: Dr. Owen Strachan is Provost and Research Professor of Theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary. Before coming to GBTS he served as Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Residency Ph.D Program at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Ph.D from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, his M.Div from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his AB from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He is married and the father of three children. Strachan has authored numerous books, including Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind, The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision (with Kevin Vanhoozer) and Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop it(2021). Strachan is the former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, the former director of The Center for Public Theology at MBTS and is the President of Reformanda Ministries.
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  • The Good Money Revolution - with Derrick Kinney

    19 DIC. 2023 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with Best Selling Author https://www.goodmoneyframework.com/about about the 'Good Money Revolution' and why money is not bad in fact it’s good and you deserve more of it. Key Insights covered in this episode: - Who came up with the currency of money - What money is and isn’t - How people should view money - Whether more money equals more happiness - Why Derrick sold his successful financial planning business - https://www.amazon.com.au/Good-Money-Revolution-Make-More/dp/151077291X - How young people are able to save more money - How people can save money during tough times - https://www.simpleteensuccess.com/and how to invest your money in wise things Plus, Much More! Tune in to this episode for a thought-provoking discussion that transcends traditional views on money.
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  • Creative Ways to Help Children with Complex Trauma with Psychologist Nathan Dearing

    28 NOV. 2023 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with Psychologist Nathan Dearing about how to work with children who have experienced complex trauma in a creative way. They discuss why Nathan is passionate about helping children overcome trauma, why he became a psychologist, how parents are able to determine whether their child has experienced trauma, whether there are any distinct differences between big trauma and little trauma, and whether there is a mental health crisis today. Plus so much more! Bio: https://familypsychologyclinic.com/nathan-dearing/ is a psychologist who is passionate about supporting children, teenagers and parents in ways that are creative, empowering and specific to the needs of the family. Nathan completed ahttps://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-psychological-science and completed a Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work in 2017 at the University of Melbourne. Nathan has many years of experience supporting children, teenagers and caregivers in navigating the psychological difficulties commonly faced in the younger years of life. Nathan has a particular interest in working with children and families who have experiencedhttps://blueknot.org.au/resources/understanding-trauma-and-abuse/what-is-complex-trauma/ and https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-an-attachment-disorder-4580038. He has completed extensive training in helping young people and families find healing through warm, engaging and evidence-based therapeutic approaches.Nathan is registered as a https://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/, the https://psychology.org.au/, https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/medicare, is a provider through the https://www.ndis.gov.au/ (NDIS) and is ahttps://www.circleofsecurityinternational.com/cosp-facilitator-training/. Nathan was born and raised in Newcastle, enjoys keeping active, good coffee and exploring new places alongside his wife and young family.
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  • The Importance and Value of A Counsellor At School with Maria Sarina

    30 OCT. 2023 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with Counsellor https://au.linkedin.com/in/maria-sarina-758918188 about the importance of having a https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/counselling/maria-alejandra-sarina-blacktown-nsw/795154. They discuss how Maria is able to bring God’s word into her counselling sessions, what are some of the main reasons primary aged children come and see her, why counsellors are vital in a school environment, whether counselling in school is different to counselling outside of school, and have the rates of stress and anxiety increased at school. Plus so much more! Guest Bio: Maria is the director and founder of https://friendship-centre.com/ and has over 13000 hours counselling experience. And the gift that you offer through the centre is free counselling sessions. She currently is an on campus Counsellor at Australian Christian College Marsden Park. Maria Sarina is part of the Australian Counselling Association College of Supervisors and is qualified to run both individual and group supervision sessions. She’s registered with ACA, ACCA, CCAA and American Counselors Association. She is also a qualified Supervisor for ACA.
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  • The Gender Revolution: A Biblical & Biological Look Into The Transgender Debate with Dr Patricia Weerakoon

    25 SEP. 2023 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with Dr Patricia Weerakoon about the transgender revolution taking place in our culture today. They discuss the biblical perspectives surrounding gender and biological sex, what is gender identity, how the transgender movement was created, what is the biblical view of transgender ideology, and how should Christians handle the gender identity subject. BIO: Patricia Weerakoon is a renowned medical doctor, counsellor sex therapist, speaker, writer and academic. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) A Master of Science (Biomedical Sciences: Reproductive Health) from the University of Hawaii, and a Master of Health and Personal Education from the University of New South Wales. She has also practised as a sex therapist in both her native Sri Lanka and her adopted home of Australia. Since her retirement from academia, she has written several non-fiction books, including Teen Sex by the Book (2013) and Talking Sex by the Book (2020). Her latest book is called The Gender Revolution A Biblical, Biological and Compassionate Response
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  • Are Computer Games Beneficial For A Child’s Learning

    28 AGO. 2023 · Today on ‘Called To Teach’ Tania speaks with Pastor Kiran Skariah aka https://www.instagram.com/pastorskar/ about the benefits of games for a child’s learning development. They discuss the pros and cons of computer games, how parents can get involved with what their child plays, whether the future of education includes games and much more. BIO: Reverend Kiran Skariah, also known as PastorSKAR online, is an ordained minister with a passion to see the next generation be all they can be. Based in Sydney Australia and having graduated from William Carey Christian School as School Captain in 2009, Kiran studied at Morling Theological College where he completed his Bachelor of Ministry and started working at his local Church as a Youth Pastor. Today this Ministry is run very similarly to a local Youth Group, but is open for all and digitised to meet the demographic. This includes interactive games with the community, regular prayer time, a weekly message, and all the laughs and craziness you could imagine - and lives are being impacted all over the world!! Today, PastorSKAR and his livestream have developed into a life changing ministry reaching tens of thousands of people around the world regularly and has seen the creation of SKAR Ministries, a registered Non-Profit Organisation that is overseen by a board of leaders across Australia and is making huge strides in the safety, continuity, accountability and sustainability of this amazing ministry.
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Called To Teach is a monthly educational podcast, where we bring together a variety of experts and thought leaders in the field to provide valuable insights and engaging discussions on...

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Called To Teach is a monthly educational podcast, where we bring together a variety of experts and thought leaders in the field to provide valuable insights and engaging discussions on the latest developments in education. Whether you're a teacher, a parent, or simply interested in the topic, our podcast is sure to inform, inspire, and challenge you. Join us and be part of the conversation!
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